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Bug: Custom Hotkeys reverting to the default ones

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PeterDackers
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I tried searching on this forum and found several topics on the matter, but they were all set to 'complete' so I was unable to reply to them.

Anyhow, regarding to the custom hot-keys: they are gone every time I reboot my computer. This has been going on for several weeks now.
In the beginning it was no big deal since I made a .REG file on which I double clicked and my custom hot-keys were back. But now it starts to get annoying.

I'm running Windows Vista x86 and I have UAC on. I don't believe it to be an administrator issue or anything, because all my settings are kept except the custom hot-keys. Any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated. :)

[sub]/Edit: grammar and typo's.[/sub]
Mar 27, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Do you know what version this started happening with? If you change the key combination for a default hotkey does it get reset as well, or just the custom hotkeys?
Mar 27, 2009  • #2
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PeterDackers
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I started noticing it from version 3.0.0. The older versions had this problem as well, but they sometimes lasted for a week. IE: A week worth of reboots and nothing happened but now it's after every reboot.

That's a good question, I never changed the standard keys cause I think they are setup nicely (and the fact I'm used to them :P). Will change a couple of default keys and report back if these get reset also.
Mar 27, 2009  • #3
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PeterDackers
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I changed 2 default hot-keys, namely: ctrl-win-q (move window to the centre of the screen) and ctrl-win-x (move the window to the other monitor). I changed them to ctrl-win-d and ctrl-win-c respectively and they were still active after one reboot. But when I logged in this morning they were also reset to the default values of q and x.

Any other thoughts or things you'd like me to try out? More than happy to help. :)
Mar 28, 2009  • #4
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Are you using any sort of software such as DeepFreeze that reverts your registry to previous versions overnight / during sleep?
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Mar 28, 2009  • #5
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PeterDackers
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Hey John, and no. Just a clean install, as a matter of fact I always stay away from any registry type of software. Only thing that comes close is CCleaner.
Mar 28, 2009  • #6
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You didn't by chance run CCleaner in between these instances, did you?
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Mar 30, 2009  • #7
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PeterDackers
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Hi John, sorry for the late reply, and no. I mainly run CCleaner once a week, just before I make an image of my hard disk.

I even tried a fresh install of Vista Home Premium, but to no avail. It still resets the custom hot-keys after a reboot.
Apr 1, 2009  • #8
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
OK, I'll set some hotkeys in Windows 7 and see if it is resetting after reboot here.
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Apr 2, 2009  • #9
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PeterDackers
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Thanks, curious as to what you'll find.
Apr 2, 2009  • #10
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Nothing so far. THey haven't reverted....

Which keys are you changing? I'll change those - since Win7 has built in app movement from monitor to monitor, I now stopped changing the DF keys.....
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Apr 3, 2009  • #11
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PeterDackers
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I like to make 2 new ones, namely:

* Move the window to the center and size it to 100% (ctrl-win-D)
* Move the window to the center and size it 75% horizontally and 85% vertically. (ctrl-win-C)

The 100% one is mainly for application which cannot be set to maximize and the 75%/85% one give you a little more screen space on a widescreen monitor than the build-in ctrl-win-S. :)

Thanks for trying this out!
Apr 3, 2009  • #12
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I created 2 of them, test1 and test 2. Let's see if this causes any problems.
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Apr 4, 2009  • #13
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PeterDackers
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Any change? Over here I had to use my custom.reg file twice already since DFP 'lost' the custom hot-keys.
Apr 6, 2009  • #14
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Well, I was going to post that they were still there -but they are most definitely *not* there.

As the app has not been updated, I think we call call this a a pseudo-bug (care to write the pseudo-code? :P)
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Apr 7, 2009  • #15
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PeterDackers
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I'm a little puzzled because doesn't pseudo mean 'fake'? (English is not my native language).

But at your PC DFP also resets your custom hot-keys? Not to sound harsh, but that's good to hear to be honest. :P
Apr 7, 2009  • #16
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I just want to make sure I understand the setup here, as I've been unable to reproduce this problem so far:

- Windows Vista or Windows 7 (but not XP)
- Running as a user account, with UAC enabled
- All DisplayFusion settings get saved correctly except for the HotKeys (correct?)

Do the HotKeys only get reset on reboots, or does it happen when you exit and then re-launch DisplayFusion as well?
Apr 7, 2009  • #17
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
John & Peter: I have sent you both a PM with a link to a test build, if you would like to give it a try. It is still marked as version 3.0.2, but it has some fixes in place to hopefully prevent the HotKeys from being reset. Thanks!
Apr 8, 2009  • #18
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You've got PM, Jon.

Peter - yes, pseudo means fake, or some reasonable facsimile thereof. I write a lot of pseudo-code in my Analysis of Algorithms class, so I was attempting to make a joke.

Since Jon has sent out test builds, I suppose this is in fact a rel bug - Kudos, Peter, for discovering it.
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Apr 8, 2009  • #19
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PeterDackers
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@John: Ah I see :P And no kudos for me alone, you also helped on this one :)

@Jon: You are correct.
Windows Vista (x86 Home P.) with UAC on over here. Everything gets saved except the hot-keys, indeed. :)

Never tried that to be honest, will exit and re-launch DFP to see if it also happens then.
Apr 8, 2009  • #20
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This issue has been fixed in version 3.0.3 which will be released in the next few days. Thanks!
Apr 8, 2009  • #21
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