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Steelseries Xai/Sensei users: Need help with Show Desktop keybind

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I just received my Sensei today and so far it's been great. I've been messing around with the settings in the SteelSteries Engine but I just cannot get a keybind on my mouse to show my desktop.

- I've tried making a macro with the windows key + d as the shortcut but the windows key doesn't register in the macro page.

- I've also tried the whole Show Desktop.scf command in notepad. It doesn't work because it's not an application and the engine only allows applications to be launched.

I was able to do it easily on the Logitech Setpoint seeing as Show Desktop was its own option as a keybind.

It it possible to somehow bind this or am I out of luck?
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Maybe try Autohotkey to add a new key combo for show desktop like Alt + F12 or something, then have the mouse use that. That's if the mouse can use modifiers like shift and alt.
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Originally Posted by Backfat;15167530 
Maybe try Autohotkey to add a new key combo for show desktop like Alt + F12 or something, then have the mouse use that. That's if the mouse can use modifiers like shift and alt.

Do you have any idea how to write a script for that? The scripting is too confusing for me frown.gif
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I tried the .scf script already, no luck.

But I was able to find the live chatroom and get help from someone there. Literally took them 30 seconds to write the script for me. I really appreciate your help Backfat, thanks <3.

This is the script if anyone is interested in using AutoHotKey. It's currently set to make Alt+F12 show the desktop which allows me to macro that string of keys my mouse. Just change the ! and the F12 for a different combination. I don't know the syntax for shift or ctrl but I'm sure you can easily find it on the AutoHotKey tutorial.

!F12::SendInput, #d
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Cool beans

I haven't messed with AHK scripting myself, but I will soon whenever I get my new Noppoo Choc mini. This is good info to know. If I had to guess I'd say the ! = alt, could be wrong.
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hey just curious, where did you get the Sensei from?
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Originally Posted by Backfat;15173940 
Cool beans smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

I haven't messed with AHK scripting myself, but I will soon whenever I get my new Noppoo Choc mini. This is good info to know. If I had to guess I'd say the ! = alt, could be wrong.

Yeah, ! = alt. If you ever need help writing a script, just visit their chatroom at http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ahk

Their community is really helpful and friendly, they'll be able to help you quickly.

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