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  • Started 1 year ago by JerLoe
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JerLoe
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I have a desktop manager and have configured it to 2 desktops. The reason is the second one will be used as my screen saver. What I'm trying to do is when the screen saver is started, I want it to send a Alt+2 to go to the second screen then Alt+1 to return after waking from screen saver. So what I'm looking for is how to send Alt+1/Alt+2 in a script or batch file. Also, looking for an alternative way to accomplish this if it can not be done. If this can't be done, please explain why.

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vistamike
vistamike
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JerLoe, hi and welcome.

Could you tell us the Desktop Manager (3rd party?) and the Operating System you are using.

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JerLoe
Posts: 4

Using Dexpot and Windows 7

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vistamike
vistamike
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In windows 7 have never needed this option.

However there is this that might be worth looking at (untested my end because I don't need it)

http://www.actualtools.com/mul.....reensaver/

Edit; the prog you have appears to have bundled software

Mike

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JerLoe
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I'll give it a look-at. Even so, is there a way to send Alt+1, Alt+2,.... in scripts? I haven't been able to find anything on Google unless I'm not looking or wording my query right.

I didn't seem to get any unwanted 'bundled software' when I installed Dexpot. Unless it's hidden and still on my machine. Could you elaborate?

Jerry

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vistamike
vistamike
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Yep, I don't like additions with a download

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JerLoe
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Okay, thanks for the advice on Dexpot. Still, is there a way to send Alt+1, Alt+2,.... in scripts?

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