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Author Topic: IDEA: List & print all hotkeys used by programs  (Read 2621 times)

vevola

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IDEA: List & print all hotkeys used by programs
« on: March 26, 2011, 10:34:46 AM »
I dunno if there's already something like this out there (I wasn't able to find anything), but I was looking for a simple program that would find and list all hotkeys used by programs (Windows, Office, Firefox, etc.) and be able to print them (not necessarily modify).

Anyone?  :-[

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Re: IDEA: List & print all hotkeys used by programs
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 10:49:44 AM »
If you mean system-wide hotkeys (key combinations that work regardless of what application is currently active), that's pretty much what my ActiveHotkeys does.

Caveat: Windows make it impossible to find out what program registered a particular hotkey. There just isn't a way to find this out. So ActiveHotkeys will tell you what system-wide hotkeys are registered, but not what apps they belong to.

(Oh, there's no way to print the list, sorry!)

However, if you want to know all the key combinations available within a particular application (e.g. Ctrl+N = New document in Word), than no, I don't think this can be done. There is no way to poll an application for all the key combinations it uses to trigger its functions.

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Re: IDEA: List & print all hotkeys used by programs
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 10:54:39 AM »
+1 for tranglos

@vevola
if you want to know all the key combinations available within a particular application

Some applications allow to set up your own hotkeys for all functions they offer, and if you're lucky you can even print that list.
In other cases you'd be studying the manual to get a list of hotkeys. If it's in the helpfile, then in most cases that's printable. :-\

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Re: IDEA: List & print all hotkeys used by programs
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 04:44:14 AM »
Hmmm...!

I guess the specific reason why I was looking for something like this was because with all these extensions and addons in Firefox, I was trying to figure out what hotkeys were used (not just by FF but also by the addons), for what, and which ones were not.

thanks for the info guys!