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Identify which process has claimed a key combination

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thedavegray
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Hello,
I'm trying to map Win+Left and Win+Right in DF. Looking down the list I cannot see these keys are already mapped and indeed DF will not let me save them as they are already claimed. So How to do I free up this comination (from Win10 I assume) and give it to DF?

Thanks
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17 days ago (modified 16 days ago)  • #1
Alan Wade's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Win + left arrow or right arrow will move the active window left or right.
Unless your screenshot is confidential why protect it? You would get more help if we could see none confidential screenshots.
16 days ago (modified 16 days ago)  • #2
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thedavegray
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Sorry, I didn't realise it was proteced by default.
16 days ago (modified 16 days ago)  • #3
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You can turn off keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 but it will disable ALL windows shortcuts. If you want to go ahead with that here is two methods depending on your version of Windows 10.
https://www.isumsoft.com/it/disable-win-keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-10/

You might want to wait until one of the devs post an answer, they may know of a diiferent way.
16 days ago  • #4
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Disregard my last post here is a way to free up the two key combinations you want.
Download and install AutoHotKey from here: https://www.autohotkey.com/

Once its installed close the open window unless you want to read the tutorial etc.
Right click on your desktop and select New then AutoScriptKey
A script file will be created and you can at this point change the name of it if you want but make sure you dont overwrite the extension.
Right click on the script and select Edit Script.
In the window that opens add this on a new line to free the shortcuts.

#Right::
#Left::

Close the script and save the change.
Now right click on the script and select Run Script
The Winkey + Right and Left Arrow combination has now been disabled.
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16 days ago  • #5
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thedavegray
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Quote:
Disregard my last post here is a way to free up the two key combinations you want.
Download and install AutoHotKey from here: https://www.autohotkey.com/

Once its installed close the open window unless you want to read the tutorial etc.
Right click on your desktop and select New then AutoScriptKey
A script file will be created and you can at this point change the name of it if you want but make sure you dont overwrite the extension.
Right click on the script and select Edit Script.
In the window that opens add this on a new line to free the shortcuts.

#Right::
#Left::

Close the script and save the change.
Now right click on the script and select Run Script
The Winkey + Right and Left Arrow combination has now been disabled.


Hi,
Thanks for that very detailed response. I used autohotkey years ago but completely forgot about it. This seems like a good solution.

Cheers
15 days ago  • #6
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Hope it works for you.
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