Change/disable Windows XP keyboard shortcuts

How do you change the default settings for keyboard shortcuts? For example, in Outlook, ALT+O displays the Format menu, and I want to change it to display an accented O. I know I can assign a shortcut key from the Symbols menu, but it won't override the default. So how do I change or disable the default keyboard shortcut?
ghealeyAsked:
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acl-puzzCommented:
is thiis what your looking for?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310417

Try this free program:

http://www.autohotkey.com/

you could also look at this:  (go to step 15)

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows-XP-Keyboard-Shortcuts.html
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The issue is that Office (and many other programs) use the ALT key as a shortcut modifier. AFAIK you can't change that (in Office itself). AutoHotkey or AutoIt! (which bases on AutoHotkey) might help, as it is able to hook into the keyboard evaluation, and so filter the hotkeys.
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gimosubyCommented:
How about using ALT codes? Look here: http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codealt.html

Ò = Alt + 0210
Ó = Alt + 0211
Ô = Alt + 0212
etc...
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IroshaCommented:
what about this MS keyboard layout creator
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/goglobal/bb964665.aspx

 
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acl-puzzCommented:
the links i have provided works for making shortcuts

did you even try those links? there  is no feedback!!
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acl-puzzCommented:
@ghealey

will you able to give an proper feedback?
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ghealeyAuthor Commented:
I have no idea how to provide feedback on Experts Comments, so I'll try writing something in this Comment box. None of the suggestions worked. I tried them all. Perhaps Qlemo's comment was right: you can't do what I'm asking to do.
If I could figure out how to pull my question off your website, I would.
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acl-puzzCommented:
did u try autohotkey.com ?
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gimosubyCommented:
If you compile the script below with AutoIT (www.autoitscript.com) and run it in the background, it'll do exactly and perfectly what you want it to do. However in this case I'd recommend you get the hang of the alt codes I suggested earlier. That'll work on any computer and you won't have to run anything. There are many answers here that'll do the job so give credit where credit is due and nobody will bother you anymore.
HotKeySet("!o", "AccentedO")

While 1
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

Func AccentedO()
    send("ò")
EndFunc

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