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« on: November 06, 2008, 06:47:53 AM »

I'd like to have some kind of utility that would tell me which hotkeys are currently assigned on my XP system, so I could avoid conflicts between different applications.  Thanks !
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 07:07:56 AM »

That makes two of us...but is it possible?
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008, 08:20:43 AM »

Here's a similar request. I'm also pretty sure there's other threads similar (something about "cheat sheets", I think).
So.. No, you're not th eonly one looking for such thing smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 12:55:38 PM »

I'd like to have some kind of utility that would tell me which hotkeys are currently assigned on my XP system, so I could avoid conflicts between different applications.  Thanks !

As far as I know, it is possible to check programmatically whether a particular hotkey is assigned only by trying to register it (and getting an error value in return, if the hotkey is already taken). This can be done. However, I don't think Windows will tell you which process has a hold on any particular hotkey.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 05:05:57 PM »

Would it be possible as a programmer to "try a given hotkey" and see which programs/ processes "respond" to it? Something like FileMon but more like KeyMon?
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 05:10:03 PM »

Would it be possible as a programmer to "try a given hotkey" and see which programs/ processes "respond" to it? Something like FileMon but more like KeyMon?

I don't think this is possible. When a program tries to register a hotkey, Windows may return an error code meaning that the hotkey is already in use. But AFAIK there is no API function to check which process has registered any given hotkey.

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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009, 01:56:57 PM »

What I mean is that when a key is pressed a processes memory usage might shoot up or a window open... maybe these could be watched by supremely talented programs...
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009, 02:04:04 PM »

What I mean is that when a key is pressed a processes memory usage might shoot up or a window open... maybe these could be watched by supremely talented programs...
Those heuristics would be too uncertain to go by...
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009, 02:33:53 PM »

What I mean is that when a key is pressed a processes memory usage might shoot up or a window open... maybe these could be watched by supremely talented programs...
Those heuristics would be too uncertain to go by...

I know, but if you have to know the answer you might be tempted to try watching a process viewer like prcview or process-tamer (I haven't tried this one) and GUESS an answer. So the computer could make a more educated guess (I'm guessing).
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2009, 02:36:17 PM »

MerleOne has gone quiet on this one. Have you found a solution? undecided
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2009, 01:35:35 AM »

Actually no.  I just try to disable as many hotkeys as possible when I install a new program !  And I understand from this thread that there is no easy/obvious solution !  Thanks !
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2009, 06:37:04 PM »

It's not a free download, but this sounds like exactly what you want.  I've never tried this particular app, but most of the PC Mag apps I have tried have been spot on.

Hot Key Detective 2
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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2009, 01:37:17 AM »

Thanks, will try to download an eval version !
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2009, 06:12:24 PM »

You can also look at these -
http://www.autoitscript.c...=47798&hl=file+dialog
http://www.qliner.com/hotkeys/
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009, 07:05:06 PM »

Thanks !
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2009, 01:04:05 PM »

I'm using Shortcut Key Explorer v1.01

http://www.rjlsoftware.co...are/utility/shortcutkeys/
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2009, 02:38:51 AM »

Thanks, this one is very interesting ! Even if it checks only Windows Desktop hotkeys apparently.  It found 2 I completely forgot about !
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2009, 10:39:07 AM »

I use Qliner (had some similair request here). It is in one word perfect! You really should check out the screenshot tool given with it!
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2009, 11:02:37 AM »

Thanks !  Will try.
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