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Where did my hot keys go?

Posted on 1997-09-08
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I used two hotkeys.  F10 started quicken and F11 started WordPerfect.  Then, while my computer was turning off the other night, it locked up which did a job on my registry.  My hot keys no longer worked.  Even worse, windows would not let me assign my old keys to the programs.  I had to pick new ones.  Then, tonight, my old keys work although only one of the programs shows or allows the old key.

How do I get both programs to recognize their old hot keys so that the other keys remain available for future use?  Can not find anything in Windows help about this.
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ckezema earned 200 total points
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try deleting the shortcut icons, recreating new ones and then applying the hotkeys by right clicking on the shortcut icon, choosing properties, shortcut, and then assigning the shortcut key....

I belive that all of the hotkey (or shortcut key) information is stored in the shortcut icon file...by deleting the icon, it unassigns the hotkey...

Hope this helps

Conan Kezema
ckezema@mbnet.mb.ca
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by:midw
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I found a shortcut buried in a folder which had the WordPerfect F11 command.  I did not find it last night but it does explain why F11 still worked.  That's fine now.  BUT I can not find any Quicken links that might be tying up F10 and stopping it from becoming available.  When I hit F10 nothing happens and so I know its not assigned to anything else.

Any further ideas?
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by:ckezema
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what happens when you try to put F10 into the quicken shortcut?  
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by:midw
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It will not let me do it.  When I try to input F10, nothing happens.
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by:ckezema
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check all of the shortcuts in your taskbar to see if any have been assigned that hot key....right click on the start button, choose open, double click on programs...and then check each one out....

let me know how it goes....

Conan
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