Help Needed discovering location of custom hot key (no shortcut found)


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64
       #1

    Help Needed discovering location of custom hot key (no shortcut found)


    Greetings,

    I've had the hot key combo CTRL+ALT+O in use since I was running XP on this PC.
    It used to launch Outlook Express.

    I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro 64 quite a while back and re assigned that hot key to launch Windows Live Mail 2011
    which is wlmail.exe in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail.

    Of course we can't assign a "Short Cut Key" to a *.exe. > It needs to be done on a Short Cut.

    There is the default short cut found in the start menu but there in nothing for "Short Cut Key" listed in the "none" box.

    I've done a thorough search for a short cut to wlmail.exe but can't fine one.

    I've inspected Task Scheduler and the only ones in there are ones I've created for other programs to bypass security popups.

    I've searched REGEDIT for CTRL+ALT+O and no results > > > but <<< maybe I've not defined the search correctly there?

    So ...
    I need to discover a way of tracking down where the hot key combo CTRL+ALT+O
    is actually registered in Windows so I can kill it and assign it to launch Mozilla Thunderbird.

    Any thought are welcome.

    Thank you!
    Steve
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 6,086
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #2

    I've had the hot key combo CTRL+ALT+O in use since I was running XP on this PC.
    It used to launch Outlook Express.
    What or how did you assign this keyboard combination shortcut?

    In regedit it'll probably be some binary number or other non human readable value...

    If you still have Windows Live (crap) installed, uninstall it. I'd use Revouninstaller. That Live (crap) is now defunct.


    I've done a thorough search for a short cut to wlmail.exe but can't fine one.

    I have a felling once Live is gone your ability to use the same shortcut key will be restored. However, if you want to see every single location where a file like wlmail.exe and its shortcut may be, then use Everything.exe.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks F22
    I got the portable of both on a USB stick.
    I couldn't figure out how to work "Everything" - no big deal - but Revo did the trick.

    The CTRL+ALT+O is now freed and then re assigned to Mozilla Thunderbird.

    Thanks for your help.

    Steve
      My Computer


 

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