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    Windows 7 shortcut (CTRL+ALT+Down) overrides application hotkey

    One of my applications uses CTRL+ALT+Down as a standard shortcut (which I frequently used on my old Vista system). Now in Windows 7 this shortcut is assigned to "Move window down" (ie. turn it on its head). How can I make sure that my application shortcut is used in the application? I wouldn't mind deactivating this upside-down Windows 7 shortcut altogether.
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    Chris

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    Hi,

    Welcome to the Lounge.

    Try using AutoHotKey for that. I haven't used it, but a bit of reading on this issue always ended with a reference to AutoHotKey.

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    Hmmm... I suspect that shortcut is not a Windows 7 native shortcut, but a shortcut supplied by your graphics card manufacturer. This means an easier solution would simply be disabling the shortcut keys in that app (can it be an Intel based graphics card? - I have one in my laptop and it does allow disabling the shortcuts).

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    I agree with ruirib. Ctrl Alt Down on my Windows 7 PC performs the same action as Down (move down one line).

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    Issue solved - Thanks!

    Thanks guys! It was the graphics card (and yes, it's an Intel :-). I disabled the Intel shortcuts, and have my own hotkey back. Issue solved.

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    I can't find a "Down" key on my keyboard. Or a key labelled "any"

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiousclive View Post
    I can't find a "Down" key on my keyboard. Or a key labelled "any"
    See the "down arrow".

    Joe

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    The Windows "any" key is just to the left of your ESC Key !
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