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Windows 7: Hidden Desktop Shortcuts' Hotkey not working

25 May 2011   #1
tryagainplss

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32bit
 
 
Hidden Desktop Shortcuts' Hotkey not working

Last night (about 23 hours ago) I made shortcuts of my most used programs to my desktop. I then designated hotkeys to each shortcut as well as making the shortcuts "Hidden".

Last night, the Hotkeys were working perfectly, but now as I turned on my computer the hotkeys don't seem to work anymore.

Any kind of help is very much appreciated


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25 May 2011   #2
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Making shortcuts hidden does not disable key combinations that you assign to them.

Please check whether key combinations are still assigned.
You can use this free program RJL Software - Software - Utility - Shortcut Key Explorer - Download
to check all of them in one place.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2011   #3
tryagainplss

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
Making shortcuts hidden does not disable key combinations that you assign to them.
Yes, I know

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
Please check whether key combinations are still assigned.
You can use this free program RJL Software - Software - Utility - Shortcut Key Explorer - Download
to check all of them in one place.
I did not fully understand what you just said but I'll try to check using that program





EDIT:

I just checked, and they are all still assigned.

If it helps, the hotkeys I used were:
Ctrl + F1
Ctrl + F2
Ctrl + F5
Ctrl + F8
Ctrl + F11
Ctrl + F12
Ctrl + Alt + S

and all of them won't work
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25 May 2011   #4
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

That is strange.

This article have some info on the issue (but in Vista).
It also suggests this fix.
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25 May 2011   #5
tryagainplss

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32bit
 
 

I got this reply from another forum.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dieux Soldat
Un-hide them and see if it works. I'm pretty sure if you just hid them, hot keys will still see them, once PC restarts and the hot key drivers are reloaded with the shortcuts still hidden, it won't find them.

Good luck,
Jason "Dieux Soldat" Xiao

EDIT:

I tried unhiding them and rebooting. But the hotkeys still don't work. And I've checked, they're still assigned
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25 May 2011   #6
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
I tried unhiding them and rebooting. But the hotkeys still don't work. And I've checked, they're still assigned
Have you tried Hidden Desktop Shortcuts' Hotkey not working ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2011   #7
tryagainplss

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
I tried unhiding them and rebooting. But the hotkeys still don't work. And I've checked, they're still assigned
Have you tried Hidden Desktop Shortcuts' Hotkey not working ?
yes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2011   #8
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Looks like the same problem as here
How to run a script using a simple keyboard shortcut

But this is not normal behaviour, may be cooperate with him to figure out what similarities are causing the problem.
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28 May 2011   #9
James Colbert

 
 

Where are the shortcuts located? I've been using hotkeys since win95. Win95 would only employ shortcuts that were placed in the start menu. I don't know if this still applies in Win7, but I've always used a folder called (surprise! ) Desktop Shortcuts placed in Start Menu\All Programs. In Win7, that would be:

C:\Users\_MY_USERNAME_\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

And, just to irritate everyone with further info, I keep a copy of the folder on a separate partition to make restoring them after a reinstall easy.

James
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30 May 2011   #10
tryagainplss

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Where are the shortcuts located? I've been using hotkeys since win95. Win95 would only employ shortcuts that were placed in the start menu. I don't know if this still applies in Win7, but I've always used a folder called (surprise! ) Desktop Shortcuts placed in Start Menu\All Programs. In Win7, that would be:

C:\Users\_MY_USERNAME_\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

And, just to irritate everyone with further info, I keep a copy of the folder on a separate partition to make restoring them after a reinstall easy.

James
I think your solution doesnt work for windows 7... But thank you for trying to help



Anyway, I just deleted the shortcuts and made new ones.

And what do you know? The hotkeys work again.....


EDIT:

I just restarted my computer.... the hotkeys don't work anymore >.<
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