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Windows 7: CTRL+backspace started minimizing windows instead of deleting words

02 Aug 2012   #11

Windows 7 SP1 x64

Damn, now it's back again. I'll try to isolate the problem somehow, then report back with the results.

EDIT: Found it surprisingly quickly now that I know when it started and stopped. After checking msconfig, I know know It's GameCompanion for Fallout: New Vegas. Apparently it added itself to the Windows startup list, and since it runs in the background, it's unnoticeable. I have no idea why a tiny program made to allow games to run in a borderless window would add such idiotic shortcuts.

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19 Jul 2013   #12

Windows 7 x64 ultimate

Hello, I have the same issue. Any ideas?

Ctrl + backspace is closing windows
and ctrl + alt also says DEFAULT for me
no idea what that means

EDIT: nevermind it is the program called gamecompanion doing that to me
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19 Jul 2013   #13
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional

Hello Jigglywiggly,

I see that your problem is already solved, but for the next time when you have a problem and come to SevenForums, please create a new thread instead of responding to an old, dead, thread which is already marked as solved.

Good luck,
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15 May 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A bit of a late reply but I found this topic while searching the same problem and, sure enough, it's GameCompanion. Perhaps it's an offering of a newer version, but that program has the option of viewing and setting the hotkeys. I've gone through and wiped them all since I don't need them and all my problems are resolved.

This is a bit more of a direct solution since some people might want to keep it running in the background for its intended purpose.
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