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Custom hotkeys always revert to default settings

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As far as I can tell, there's nothing specific that triggers this action, it seems to be totally random. Sometimes my custom hotkeys will work correctly for a week, other times they'll revert to the default settings within a day.

I've tried:
a) disabling the hotkeys I don't need & customizing the few I want

b) disabling all hotkeys, then created 3 custom hotkeys for my needs

c) deleting the registry keys for hotkeys that I've disabled...this doesn't work either, the default hotkeys are re-created in the registry as soon as displayFusion is started again.

No matter how I set them up, they will all eventually revert back to the default settings & disable my custom settings. It's happening so frequently that I've resorted to creating a reg key on my desktop to reset my custom's easier than manually redoing all the hotkey settings by hand constantly.

SPECS: XP home SP2 fully patched
Intel Core2 CPU 6600 @2.40GHz
ATI Radeon HD 3850 card

If it's of any use in diagnosing this problem, I've including the contents of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion below.

Any ideas Jon?...this is starting to get maddening.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Binary Fortress Software]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion]
"WallpaperLastUsedFolder"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\*****\\My Documents\\My Wallpaper\\FINAL JPG SCANS\\HORIZONTAL"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Binary Fortress Software\DisplayFusion\Wallpaper]
"Wallpaper_0_FileName"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\*****\\My Documents\\My Wallpaper\\FINAL JPG SCANS\\HORIZONTAL\\U-CT-1-0150a.jpg"
"Wallpaper_0_RotatePathsLastChange"="5/15/2008 5:30:50 PM"
"Wallpaper_1_FileName"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\*****\\My Documents\\My Wallpaper\\FINAL JPG SCANS\\VERTICAL\\U-CT-1-0134.jpg"
"Wallpaper_1_RotatePathsLastChange"="5/12/2008 2:16:10 AM"
May 15, 2008  • #1
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Here's are before & after screenshots of my hotkeys window...

My custom hotkeys:

The default hotkeys window that DisplayFusion will always revert to at random:
May 16, 2008  • #2
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I noticed that my custom hotkeys had disappeared after I upgraded recently. Haven't had time to put them back so don't know if they'll keep disappearing like you're experiencing.
May 16, 2008  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
When you revert from Pro to the Free version it will remove all of your custom hotkey settings. When you re-enter your Pro license key you will have to setup your hotkeys again. However, upgrading from 1 version to another should not affect your hotkey settings. Have you removed or changed your license key recently? How many times have your hotkeys been reset?

May 18, 2008  • #4
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Kevin F.
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Could it be that the file that DF uses to store the custom hotkeys is read-only? That would cause the issue, and the randomness provided by the rarity a user would restart DF.......
May 19, 2008  • #5
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I've had this problem almost since day 1. I haven't upgraded to another version. I bought my pro key & installed v2.1.1 right when it was released, probably 3 weeks ago. Prior to that, I was using the free version.

The pro key hasn't been removed or changed since it's initial install. I'd estimate the hotkeys have reverted to default settings ± 1 dozen times.
May 19, 2008  • #6
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John: Sorry for the late reply, but I was just wondering if you (or anyone else) is still having this issue? DisplayFusion v2.2 contains a number of bug fixes related to hotkey handling, I was just wondering if it would clear this up.
Nov 5, 2008  • #7
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