Report win key not working in Macro Express 3.x Posted April 30, 2018 A clue to the answer is in acantor's answer. TextType <CONTROL><ESC> works like Control Key Down, ESC, Control Key Up. This can also be written like this: TextType <CTRLD><ESC><CTRLU> If you use <WIN> in a TestType command it affects the next keystroke. For example, use TextType <WIN>e to bring up File Explorer. This can also be written like this: TextType <WIND>e<WINU>. So, as garlicnonions & Stan said, to bring up the Start Menu To just press and release the Windows key: TextType: <WIND><WINU> All modifier keys work this way in Macro Express and Macro Express Pro. Any of these affect the next keystroke: <ALT>, <CTRL>, <SHIFT> and <WIN>.