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I connect to a computer running Windows Vista using TeamViewer 8 but the keyboard short cuts are really hit and miss. I've made sure "send key combinations" is checked but often times the key combinations to launch shortcuts don't do anything.

For example, I have a short cut created to launch a batch file that has the short cut key Ctrl +F12 but pressing Ctrl +F12 usually doesn't work. How can I fix this or what is a better approach? In Windows for a shortcut key to work does the active folder have to be the one that the shortcut is in or the target is in or something?

My ultimate goal is to be able to press a key and have a program start, regardless of what the current window/program is.

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