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I want to assign the "Search button" on my logitech keyboard to the program "Find Files and Folders" in Windows98 and windows2000. Therefore I need the path to the .exe file of this program. Can somebody help me with this?
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by:motherboard
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you should be able to assign permissions to the keyboard from software provided with the hardware, thing is i know of in the past that logitech and XP/2000 don't always communicate well through setup process. If you are using XP then try these below...

You can try to install the software through the compatabillity mode by right clicking the setup file choose propeties and then compatabillity.

When you get to compatabillity check the small check box for "run this program in 2000 mode" and then setup the software. In the software there are propeties in for which you set paths for which button does what if it does'nt have a setting aleady installed...


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arcascomp earned 600 total points
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Can't remember the Logictec setup but as long as you can define keystroke combinations then setup the button to equal:

Windows Key + F

That'll get the search screen up.

Regards

Craig.
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by:leonardo
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To Motherboard:
I am running Windows98 and windows2000.

To arcascomp:
I don't understand your comment, but for your information the following:
What I want to find out is the path to the the "Files or Folders" program, which in Windows98 and Windows2000, you normally activate by clicking on "Start", "Find" and "Files or Folders". By knowing this path I can than fill it into the configuration program of the software of the keyboard in order to assign the "search button" of the keyboard to this program. For example the path to Notepad is: "c:\windows\notepad.exe".
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by:jflanglois
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What he means is that if you can define keystokes in iTouch (I believe you can), you just have to assign Windows+F to the search button on your keyboard. The windows button is the button between left CTRL and ALT.

I'm not sure of this but I believe Search is a Windows Shell Extension, so there is no .exe, because find files and folders does not appear in the process list (this is in Windows 98SE), which is why you would have to use Windows+F. I may be wrong though.

Regards
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by:jflanglois
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What he means is that if you can define keystokes in iTouch (I believe you can), you just have to assign Windows+F to the search button on your keyboard. The windows button is the button between left CTRL and ALT.

I'm not sure of this but I believe Search is a Windows Shell Extension, so there is no .exe, because find files and folders does not appear in the process list (this is in Windows 98SE), which is why you would have to use Windows+F. I may be wrong though.

Regards
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by:jflanglois
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Sorry, I should have used the term component, not extension. Just a detail. In any case, it's easier to do what arcascomp suggested.
Sorry for the double posting as well.
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by:leonardo
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I accept the comment of arcascomp as answer, with thanks to jflangois, who has clarifies things. Still I don't know how to define the keystrokes to the search key, but it does not matter. (I myself don't think it is possible, I went through the help file but could not found anything).The use of the "Windows+F" key alone is good enough for me and the search key I will assign to another search program. Thanks for the help.
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