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Windows 7: Am I the only one who has the Ctrl + Alt + C shortcut

26 Aug 2010   #11
Long Con

Windows 7 64-bit Professional

The problem might have been here since I got this computer (a new work one) a couple of months ago. I don't have to use the Canvas Size command in Photoshop very often, which is how I discovered the Ctrl-Alt-C issue.

Anyways, I filled out the spec. thank you for your help!

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26 Aug 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


I assume I am asking too much if you have a system image that you made using Windows 7 Backup and Restore which we would be able to use to put the machine back to the state it was in when you received the computer.

So make a system restore point and then see how far back your system restore points go. Maybe you can find an old one which you can restore back to. If the old one isn't old enough, then you can restore to the one you just made.

Now let we see what we have in the way of tutorials on creating and using restore points.
Here's the link to create a restore point:
System Restore Point - Create

Here's the link to use a previous restore point:
System Restore
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29 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Not Alone!

If it makes you feel any better, you are not alone. Perhaps it will help someone figure out the solution because I haven't found one.

I have a user running XP 64 bit who started having this issue in the last few weeks after 3 years of never having this happen and using the shortcut at least weekly.

Obviously windows is intercepting the command as one of it's own so I expect an answer to appear on the MS website in, say, 6 months from now.

Since it started a few weeks ago with my user, I'm going to look through the updates and start uninstalling them until I find the culprit. Something must have updated recently in XP.

When I find the offender, I'll post it back here. I'm not sure how it will help you, perhaps there was a 7 update that was done when the computer was setup that you could uninstall. I know I run most of the updates before I hand a system over to a user so perhaps there is something you can uninstall.
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29 Aug 2010   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Long Con View Post
Nope, just the most basic Dell keyboard there is. The most funky button is... PrintScreen! LOL

I'll try that new account idea though, thank you!
Hello Long Con,

Just checking in with you.

Was the keyboard shortcut in the new account as well?
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29 Aug 2010   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

When I use that combination in Notepad or some other text editor, or in deed here, I get the following symbol, ç, namely a letter C with a cedilla underneath as per the French word garçon for boy.
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31 Aug 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
It's in an update

Long Con,

It looks like it's in the updates. I had my user go back to a restore point from a month ago and the problem is gone again. He's updated all his other programs again but not windows and he's still ok.
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31 Aug 2010   #17

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

and now if he installs one MS update and tests. Then the next update and tests and so on and so forth?
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31 Aug 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm not interested in recreating the issue at this time until I find out more about it.

We are in the midst of catalog production, I'll have to update Windows again when we are done with this project and try to isolate it.
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02 Sep 2010   #19

windows 7 ultimate 32 bits
i've got the same issue!

I discovered it when I tryed to use Pixie shortcut (ctrl+alt+c). I' now trying to find out why.
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02 Sep 2010   #20

windows 7 ultimate 32 bits

...And I found why: Winsplit revolutions . (WinSplit Revolution) . A greate software to manage windows on a big screen or multiple ones. But it comes with this annoying shortcut. As you can see on the help page:;

Ctrl+Alt+c: This function instantaneously close all windows opened on the taskbar, by sending a WM_CLOSE message to the windows.

Btw, shortcuts can be changed.

Maybe it is not related to your issue. Still, I hope I'll help somebody :-)

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