Desktop hotkey creation using SHORTCUT command

May 20, 2008
3,515
4
Elkridge, MD, USA
WinXP allows hotkeys for desktop shortcuts to include all three modifiers:
alt, control, and shift. The display mode of the SHORTCUT command reports
them correctly, but it cannot create them, nor does it report an error.
Please fix ASAP! I've recently switched from alt-ctrl to alt-ctrl-shft
hotkeys to avoid interference with a variety of programs, and also foreign
keyboards, the latter of which use the alt-control combination to generate
non-ASCII characters.
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Steve
 

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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WinXP allows hotkeys for desktop shortcuts to include all three modifiers:
alt, control, and shift. The display mode of the SHORTCUT command reports
them correctly, but it cannot create them, nor does it report an error.
Please fix ASAP! I've recently switched from alt-ctrl to alt-ctrl-shft
hotkeys to avoid interference with a variety of programs, and also foreign
keyboards, the latter of which use the alt-control combination to generate
non-ASCII characters.
--
Steve

SHORTCUT already allows Alt-, Ctrl-, and Shift- modifiers (though Windows will not accept some combinations).
 
May 20, 2008
3,515
4
Elkridge, MD, USA
rconn wrote:
| SHORTCUT already allows Alt-, Ctrl-, and Shift- modifiers (though
| Windows will not accept some combinations).

But not all three modifiers together! I was able to create my desired
shortcuts with the desired hotkeys using Windows Explorer, and both their
operation and their analysis by SHORTCUT is correct. However, the typical
command line below did not create a shortcut file (all on one line, of
course):

shortcut "F:\JPSOFT\K09\tcc.exe" "/@F:\JPSOFT\V09.INI" "F:\JPSOFT"
"Interpreter" "C:\Documents and Settings\ESF2\desktop\JP I09 acsA.lnk" 3
"F:\JPSOFT\K09\tcc.exe" 0 Alt-Ctrl-Shft-A

I used a secoundary, administrator account, with an empty desktop for the
test. Tried in with V10.0.76 and V11.0.22.
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Steve
 

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Fábián [mailto:]
> Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 8:13 PM
> To: rconn@jpsoft.com
> Subject: RE: [Support-t-1442] Re: Desktop hotkey creation using
> SHORTCUT command
>
> rconn wrote:
> | SHORTCUT already allows Alt-, Ctrl-, and Shift- modifiers (though
> | Windows will not accept some combinations).
>
> But not all three modifiers together! I was able to create my desired
> shortcuts with the desired hotkeys using Windows Explorer, and both
> their
> operation and their analysis by SHORTCUT is correct. However, the
> typical
> command line below did not create a shortcut file (all on one line, of
> course):
>
> shortcut "F:\JPSOFT\K09\tcc.exe" "/@F:\JPSOFT\V09.INI" "F:\JPSOFT"
> "Interpreter" "C:\Documents and Settings\ESF2\desktop\JP I09 acsA.lnk"
> 3
> "F:\JPSOFT\K09\tcc.exe" 0 Alt-Ctrl-Shft-A

You spelled "Shift-" wrong.

TCC just passes the requested hotkey to IShellLink::SetHotkey; it's up to
Windows whether it'll take the key.

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
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