Stolen ALT-F12

Hello,

Some program have stolen my alt-F12, according to some software its "system debugger" whatever that is. I need Alt-F12 for my delphi IDE. Looks hard to change hotkeys in Delphi and even harder to identify and get back a hotkey. Any suggestions?
Paer ToernellAsked:
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Do you have Steam installed?


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MerijnBSr. Software EngineerCommented:
I have had this before, at the time I looked up what caused this, I don't remember the cause though.
I still have this registry change you can make, it will change the "system debugger hotkey" to the pause key, it helped me back then:

It seems my attached file isn't allowed, see here:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug]
"UserDebuggerHotKey"=dword:00000013

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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
not that simple to find out.
how:
seems you need to add a keyboard hook to find out which program catches the key
via the hook you can populate an internal list of which key goes to which app
resource:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/borland.public.delphi.winapi/9P2BWuc72SU/JDpizYqBtc4J

an app:
http://hkcmdr.anymania.com/

delphi used to have a tool to show the windows message: winsight. can't find it in the delphi install anymore
alternative:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa264396(v=vs.60).aspx
with that, you can find which app handles the key: (check the info about spy++)
https://superuser.com/questions/11308/how-can-i-determine-which-process-owns-a-hotkey-in-windows
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Paer ToernellAuthor Commented:
Thanx, i shut down processes until i found the culprit. It was Nvidia video driver.
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