My problem is this: I've always managed to map WIN+V to foobar2000's "Next song" keyboard shortcut.

For some reason, on this new machine, I can't. I've done this before on Vista, so the only thing I can think of is that some other application is holding onto this shortcut key.

When I try to assign the shortcut key in foobar2000, nothing registers. When I press it outside of foobar2000, nothing occurs either.

I'm at a loss as to how to proceed. Are there any apps to see what hooks are being requested by what application? Or is there a better way of diagnosing this?


Windows Hotkey Explorer Free will do what you want. It's a free hotkey utility that lists all hotkeys registered by Windows applications. You can run it just by clicking the exe without installing.

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  • Note: Run this when you can walk away from the computer for a little while. It seems to detect all the hotkeys on your system by actually pressing all the hotkeys for you, then watching their effects. Look for a Magnifying Glass overlay if everything looks twice as big by the time it's done. – Ed Brannin Oct 7 '11 at 17:38

Try Hotkey Commander - "Ultimate Hotkey Managing and Overriding Utility" (their description). There's a 15-day trial version, and a less-featured free version.

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