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Hotkey Explorer

Post by admin » 09 Jul 2014 18:48

I need a portable tool to show me which app has registered which system wide hotkeys. Any recommendations?

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Re: Hotkey Explorer

Post by Enternal » 09 Jul 2014 22:12

Unfortunately I don't think it's possible. I remember reading somewhere that Windows does not provide a way for you to know which program is taking which specific hotkey.
Long version: Windows does not make that information available. When an application registers a hotkey, Windows keeps track of the hotkey and the application internally. However, there is no way to ask Windows about that data. The only way to figure out which application a particular hotkey belongs to is to exit one application at a time and see which hotkeys become available after that application was closed.
http://www.tranglos.com/activehotkeys-f ... -a-hotkey/

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Re: Hotkey Explorer

Post by highend » 10 Jul 2014 00:00

http://hkcmdr.anymania.com/

But it isn't portable...
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Re: Hotkey Explorer

Post by admin » 10 Jul 2014 09:09

Thanks, but I think Enternal is right. This app is crap (see reviews: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Sys ... orer.shtml).

In my specific case I found the culprit by trying: Dropbox! It stole hotkeys from my screenshot app without asking. So, Dropbox is turning evil. Oh well...

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Re: Hotkey Explorer

Post by highend » 10 Jul 2014 09:48

Which app is crap? Hotkey Commander? It works (on my system) and showed exactly what you were asking for.
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Post by admin » 10 Jul 2014 10:18

No, I mean the freeware "Hotkey Explorer". Did not test it myself though.

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