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I use the Microsoft Natural series of keyboards on all my computers, and frequently switch between Windows and OS X. I have it mapped so the keys are in the same places as the Mac keyboard (meaning Ctrl == control, Win == option, Alt == command) since that's the OS I use most often.[/size]
This workflow lets me use the Win+key combo to perform the most common system functions I use regularly:

  • Win + L: Lock screen
  • Win + U: Shut Down
  • Win + R: Restart
  • Shift + Alt + F4: Quit all
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Application Monitor

The same keys work on the Mac keyboard, just with different names on the keys:

  • ⌥ + L: Lock screen
  • ⌥ + U: Shut Down
  • ⌥ + R: Restart
  • ⇧ + ⌘ + F4: Quit all
  • ˄ + ⇧ + ⎋ (␛): Application Monitor

You can download it at https://github.com/morganestes/alfred-windows-hotkey.

Edited by morganestes
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