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

26 Aug 2010   #1
Long Con

Windows 7 64-bit Professional
 
 
Am I the only one who has the Ctrl + Alt + C shortcut

I'm completely frustrated here. Am I the only one who has the Ctrl + Alt + C shortcut in my Windows 7? 'Cause... it's really messing with me. That's the Canvas Size shortcut in Photoshop, but now when I try to change Canvas Size, it CLOSES MY WINDOWS AND TRIES TO SHUT DOWN!

Why is there no documentation for this keyboard shortcut?

And most importantly, how can I disable it???


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26 Aug 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Long Con, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I do not have that one.

It sounds like you may have assigned the Ctrl + Alt + C shortcut to a Shutdown shortcut like the one below.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create
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26 Aug 2010   #3
Long Con

Windows 7 64-bit Professional
 
 

Well, I definitely did no such thing, but that's neither here nor there... how can I stop it from happening?

(And I'm sorry I double-posted this problem... when I realized I was in the Tutorials section here, I thought it was not the right place, so I found a thread and re-posted. )

Edit: I deleted the other post.
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26 Aug 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Long Con,

I'm not sure what to tell you since this is not a default shortcut in Windows 7. The only thing I can suggest to double check any shutdown type shortcuts that you have to see if one of them may have mistakenly had this keyboard shortcut assigned to it.
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26 Aug 2010   #5
Long Con

Windows 7 64-bit Professional
 
 

I don't know how to double-check my shortcuts - is there a master list of shortcuts within Windows 7?
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26 Aug 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Long Con,

You can right click on the shortcut, and click on Properties to check it like in the tutorial below to see if it has this shortcut key assigned to it. You would only need to check any shutdown shortcuts that you have since it shutdowns your computer when you use that keyboard shortcut.

Keyboard Shortcut - Vista Forums
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26 Aug 2010   #7
Long Con

Windows 7 64-bit Professional
 
 

But I don't have a Shutdown program or separate shutdown method installed. And when I right-click on the 'Shutdown' button in the Start Menu, I just get Taskbar and Start Menu Properties.
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26 Aug 2010   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Do you have a keyboard that have buttons or macros that you may have assigned the shutdown command to this keyboard shortcut?

I suppose for now, if you like as a test or until you can find the source of the keyboard shortcut, you could to create a new administrator account, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder.

This way you can see if the new user account will have this shortcut in it or not.

If not, and after everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account if you do not want the old user account anymore.
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26 Aug 2010   #9
Long Con

Windows 7 64-bit Professional
 
 

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!
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26 Aug 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Long Con,
Filling out your System Specs will help us help you.

This problem hasn't always been there on your computer.

What's the chance that you can remember what you installed and then afterwards the problem showed up?

I've a couple more ideas if these don't pan out, but the answers to these are essential to proceeding.

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HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR SYSTEM SPECS

In the line at the top of www.SevenForums.com you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.
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