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Switching virtual desktop using a command prompt or Visual Basic script. RRS feed

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  • I know it's possible to switch between virtual desktops using Ctrl + win + arrows or win + tab. However I'm looking for a way to do this using Visual Basic or the command prompt. first I thought of using the SendKey() command in visual basic, but you can't send the win key. Also using  Ctrl + Esc instead won't work because I can't use the Ctrl key again then.

    Is there a command or visual basic script to switch between desktops?

    Thanks in advance,

    Julian

    Sunday, November 6, 2016 1:21 PM

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    Sunday, November 6, 2016 10:16 PM
  • Hi Julian,

    Since this issue is aiming on Script. I would help you move this thread to Script forum. You would get more professional help from that forum.


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    Monday, November 7, 2016 6:17 AM
  • This cannot be done with VBcript.

    \_(ツ)_/

    • Marked as answer by Julian1620 Monday, November 7, 2016 3:30 PM
    Monday, November 7, 2016 7:43 AM
  • Could this be done with powershell? I don't know if I want to learn that scripting language.
    Monday, November 7, 2016 10:03 AM
  • Could this be done with powershell? I don't know if I want to learn that scripting language.

    No.  You might be able to do it with AutoIt.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Monday, November 7, 2016 10:21 AM
  • Is Autolt better then Auto Hot Key?
    Monday, November 7, 2016 11:44 AM
  • Sorry - this isn't a third-party software support forum. You can install those third-party applications and test them to see which of them better meets your needs.

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    Monday, November 7, 2016 3:28 PM
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  • I ended op using AHK and found a dirty trick to get what I wanted. Thanks for the help
    Monday, November 7, 2016 3:30 PM
  • How did you achieve this? All I want is a .cmd .exe or .lnk file that switches my desktop to left or right. Then integrating it to Rainmeter I would be able to do the desktop switch when moving the mouse to the right/left Side of the Display. This would be dope.
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:28 PM