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A colleague has asked me to develop a program which he could launch thanks to a keyboard shortcut, do something quick and then close automatically (for instance: put a string of characters in the clipboard). I have made such a program thanks to AutoIt, created an .exe file, placed it safely somewhere on my computer, created a shortcut to that EXE, opened the properties and created a custom shortcut for it (for instance CTRL + ALT + <). On my computer, it does work, it launches the program, puts my string in my clipboard and then closes. I have tried the same manipulation on my colleague's PC and it does not work. No customized shortcuts work at all. I tried on Firefox shortcut, to put for instance CTRL + ALT + F , but it does not work neither (and that one works on my PC too).

So the question is: what kind of settings could make custom keyboard shortcuts not work on one PC and work on another. Does anyone know or have any idea?

thanks a lot.

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Did you tried running the actual script instead of the compiled EXE ? – Ankit Mishra Feb 21 '13 at 12:10
Which version of Windows? Where are the shortcuts located? Are they in the Start Menu, pinned to the Start Menu, pinned to the taskbar...? Try adding a shortcut to the EXE in one of these locations and set a keyboard shortcut for it. See if that works. – Karan Feb 21 '13 at 19:53
@Lamb I cannot run the script by itself without installing AutoIt on my colleague's computer and that is actually not my intention – Nicolas C. Feb 22 '13 at 15:23
@Karan Windows XP SP3. I tried first with the .Exe located in the "My Documents" folder, then created the shortcut at the same location => did not work. Tried on another software like firefox which is pinned in the "QUick Launch" toolbar => did not work. – Nicolas C. Feb 22 '13 at 15:25

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