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Author Topic: Disable Win+V in Windows 8  (Read 1929 times)

phitsc

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Disable Win+V in Windows 8
« on: January 17, 2013, 04:06:33 AM »
I've been using Win+V to activate Paste in ClipX. Unfortunately, with Windows 8 Win+V is used for something else (by Windows itself). But since it's something I don't need, I'd rather disable the functionality for Windows and keep using it for ClipX. Anyone knows if this is possible and how to do it?
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 05:10:45 AM by phitsc »

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Re: Disable Win+V in Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 04:46:45 AM »
Google isn't your friend on this one - I couldn't find any way to change Win 8 default keyboard shortcuts.

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Re: Disable Win+V in Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 12:13:20 PM »
Use AutoHotkey or AutoIt.

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Re: Disable Win+V in Windows 8
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 12:28:46 PM »
Use AutoHotkey or AutoIt.
That has worked for me in the past to get control of Win+whatever shortcuts.

While I understand that Win+SingleLetter are reserved for Microsoft, it would still be nice of them if they had a place where you could enable/disable those built-in hotkeys at will.
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Re: Disable Win+V in Windows 8
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 02:41:17 PM »
It's especially annoying since with Windows 8 they now use so many of the Win+SingleLetters, and for stuff which I really don't care about. The fact that applications like Visual Studio and applications with similar complexity have basically used up the whole alphabet for shortcut keys further complicate the matter :(

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Re: Disable Win+V in Windows 8
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 04:42:19 PM »
It seems the problem may also have been caused by the third-party software authors, rather than just by Windows 8:

Quote from: PureText
What is new in version 3.0

    Fixed issue that prevented many Hot-Keys from working on Windows 8.  You can once again use WINDOWS+V and many other Hot-Key combinations.
http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/

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Re: Disable Win+V in Windows 8
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 01:58:31 AM »
That's an interesting piece of information. Thanks for sharing Curt.

Sounds like Win+... shortcuts can be "overwritten" by an application then. Maybe an API that has changed with Windows 8.

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Re: Disable Win+V in Windows 8
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 10:18:15 AM »
Sounds like Win+... shortcuts can be "overwritten" by an application then. Maybe an API that has changed with Windows 8.
I don't think there's any changes - it's just that Win8 added more Win+X shortcut keys.

AutoHotKey (and probably AutoIt?) is able to override the shortcuts that Windows (explorer.exe, I assume?) set up. Dunno the technique behind, perhaps global keyboard hook - I seem to recall that a hotkey override wasn't effective when focus was on a program launched with administrative privileges, that would at least support the keyboard hook theory.
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