How find what is preventing hotkey?


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How can I find out what is prevent a particular hotkey of mine from
working.

When I press 'CTRL ALT O' the associated application no longer
launches. Instead I get a flicker of the screen. If my cursor is in
a text entry box then a special character for O gets written when i
use that hotkey (O with an acute accent: ó).

I tried utility which check for Windows Hotkey assignments in all the
"hot" places such as desktop, start menus, etc. But it can't find
any other hotkey assigned using a shortcut with that combination of
keys.

(Hotkey Detective by PC Magazine. See
http://www.pcmag.com/print_article/0,1761,a=27764,00.asp)

No other application is open which uses that combination.

How can I track down what is picking up my 'CTRL ALT O' and prevent
it getting to launch my custom shortcut?
 
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| How can I find out what is prevent a particular hotkey of mine from
| working.
|
| When I press 'CTRL ALT O' the associated application no longer
| launches. Instead I get a flicker of the screen. If my cursor is in
| a text entry box then a special character for O gets written when i
| use that hotkey (O with an acute accent: ó).
|
| I tried utility which check for Windows Hotkey assignments in all the
| "hot" places such as desktop, start menus, etc. But it can't find
| any other hotkey assigned using a shortcut with that combination of
| keys.
|
| (Hotkey Detective by PC Magazine. See
| http://www.pcmag.com/print_article/0,1761,a=27764,00.asp)
|
| No other application is open which uses that combination.
|
| How can I track down what is picking up my 'CTRL ALT O' and prevent
| it getting to launch my custom shortcut?


Try using Left-Alt and Left-Ctrl keys.

CONCEPTS:
http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/03/29/101121.aspx
Why Ctrl+Alt shouldn't be used as a shortcut modifier
 
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Z

Zarbol Tsar

| How can I find out what is prevent a particular hotkey of mine
| from working.
|
| When I press 'CTRL ALT O' the associated application no longer
| launches. Instead I get a flicker of the screen. If my cursor
| is in a text entry box then a special character for O gets
| written when i use that hotkey (O with an acute accent: ó).
|
| I tried utility which check for Windows Hotkey assignments in
| all the "hot" places such as desktop, start menus, etc. But it
| can't find any other hotkey assigned using a shortcut with that
| combination of keys.
|
| (Hotkey Detective by PC Magazine. See
| http://www.pcmag.com/print_article/0,1761,a=27764,00.asp)
|
| No other application is open which uses that combination.
|
| How can I track down what is picking up my 'CTRL ALT O' and
| prevent it getting to launch my custom shortcut?


Try using Left-Alt and Left-Ctrl keys.

CONCEPTS:
http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2004/03/29/101121.aspx
Why Ctrl+Alt shouldn't be used as a shortcut modifier


Interesting link.
 

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