it seems that Office has decided to hi-jack the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+WIN+D.

That might not seem like a problem, but I have assigned that keyboard shortcut in AutoHotKey and have been using it for years.

It started opening the Office Hub, and after I uninstalled that, it now opens the Office Hub web page instead.

So, how do I remove/disable this keyboard shortcut?

There are no Office processes running, and I can't find any .lnk files that might have a shortcut assigned in properties.

Any ideas?

I am using the latest Windows Insider Preview (18932) and latest Office with all updates installed.

  • With me this shortcut open up the OneDrive folder. – harrymc Jul 7 at 16:08
  • I have noticed that there is the similar thread from you in TechNet forum. I will continue to pay attention to this issue there. – Herb Gu Jul 8 at 9:29

If you know which program/task "snatches" the keyboard shortcut you should check if the task has higher permissions. For example if it runs with admin rights while AHK is running with regular user rights. In this case you should give AHK admin privileges as well which should solve your problem.

Since no office task is running a different task might be responsible for "shatching" the shortcut, there are a few suggestion here on the site that will help you to find the responsible task.

  • Thanks Albin, I will take a look at the suggestions. AHK is running with admin privileges already, so sadly that didn't help... I also haven't been able to figure out exactly what it is that grabs the shortcut. I thought it was the OfficeHub app, but after uninstalling it, the shortcut is still snatched, but now takes me to the OfficeHub website instead. – Lars Panzerbjrn Jul 8 at 9:46
  • @LarsPanzerbjrn I haven't used AHK in a while, but it might also be as easy as telling AHK to capture the shortcut before any other task. I'm not really sure how the capture is implemented, especially if there is a conflict, I would try to look for this kind of option within AHK first. – Albin Jul 8 at 22:27

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