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Windows 7: Zero (0) is linked to a shortcut!

18 Sep 2014   #1
Bahman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Zero (0) is linked to a shortcut!

Hi
If I hit "0" on the alphanumeric side of the keyboard (not a laptop), and even if I use on-screen keyboard I get this dialog window!
"Missing Shortcut"
"Windows is searching for program. To locate the file yourself, click Browse"
" Browse Cancel "

For some weird reason number "0" is linked to some file somewhere! Is a way to look in the register where shortcuts are stored?Or any other way to solve this?
Thanks for any helping answer.


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18 Sep 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Try running Malwarebytes Antimalware. You may have some prankware on your machine. Either that or look for a hotkey program in the system tray. It may have a bug.
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18 Sep 2014   #3
Bahman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi
Checked with Malwarebytes & MS Safety Scanner, no infection! The only program that has a hot key option is Catalyst and it's not active.
Thanks for your reply.
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18 Sep 2014   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Unfortunately in Windows there's no way to call a function that says "which program has this as a hotkey?" It would be a lot easier if there were. I write small hotkey programs using AutoHotkey and it's just process of elimination to see which program already has a key.

You could try to get around it using ahk.

Code:
SendMode Input
return

$0:: 
  Send,0
return
You can also ask for help on this ahk forum
View forum - Ask For Help ? AHKScript

You can post my snippet if it doesn't work and ask for help with it.
AHK is free.
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19 Sep 2014   #5
Bahman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks. Got this script at that forum:
EnvGet dir, USERPROFILE
FileSelectFolder dir, *%dir%, 0, Select the folder to search or click OK to search %dir%.
SetWorkingDir %dir%
SetFormat IntegerFast, H
fldr := ComObjCreate("Shell.Application").Namespace(A_WorkingDir)
Loop *.lnk,, 1
try
{
link := fldr.ParseName(A_LoopFileFullPath).GetLink()
if (hk := link.Hotkey) != 0
{
mod := ((hk&0x100) ?"Shift+":"") ((hk&0x200) ?"Ctrl+":"") ((hk&0x400) ?"Alt+":"")
hk := mod GetKeyName("vk" SubStr(hk & 0xFF, 3))
MsgBox % hk "`n" A_LoopFileLongPath
}
}

Found the missing link! And changed that to "None". Problem solved.
Best Regard
Bahman
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19 Sep 2014   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Great. Glad they fixed you up.
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19 Sep 2014   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Great help from MilesAhead.
Just curious. You found the link and changed it to none. What was it linked to?
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20 Sep 2014   #8
Bahman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To a leadtek video card that was removed and uninstalled and when in use was linked to F8 !!!!!!
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20 Sep 2014   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK. Thanks for the info.
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