AutoHot Key ctrl not working
Posted on 2015-02-11
Hi, I have just run across something very peculiar. For the last three months I have been using Autohot Keys to write scripts to use as shortcuts. Here is an example;
;This is to open Microsoft Outlook
Run, C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\Outlook.exe
Here, the inverted v (represents the ctrl key which is one of the modifiers allowed by AHK. Holding down the ctrl key while pressing the "e" key opens Outlook so that I can see my emails,
I when in to add a script today and pressed the ctrl key and NOTHING happened. No symbol of any kind so I could not complete my script. My notebook (Envy 15 t) is only a week old so I can't figure out if the ctrl key just quit working or if there might be something else going on. All of the scripts that I have written use the ctrl key as a modifier and they all work perfect so I don't understand why it will no longer work.
Let me say that everything was created on another Windows 7 laptop and transferred to this one so I don't know if that has something to do with it or not. In the event I can not get this key to work, is there another way to write the ctrl command other than hitting the ctrl key? If so, could you please give me an example. Thanks