troubleshooting Question

Is there a Windows utility that can report which program(s) in memory, reserve which function keys?

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If I start Techsmith's Camtasia, it reserves the F9 and F10 keys for it's own use (pause & stop screen recording). If I then start Excel, F9 (calculate) no longer works. Is there a utility, preferably Microsoft, that can report which programs in memory are reserving which keys or key combinations? I have a work around for Excel, but what other programs won't work as advertised?

Alternatively, is there something I can search in the registry that would tattle on an offending program?
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