A few days ago I was playing around with using shortcut keys. You know, these: enter image description here

Accidently I set the shortcut to AltGr+ç which prints '{'. Now as a developer, you can imagine I need this key-combination quite a lot.

The problem is, that after changing the shortkey, deleting the shortcut, ... the key combination is still active. And everytime I press this combination in my Visual Studio, it just removes focus from the main window.

Is there a way to get a list of active shortcut keys and edit them?


I somehow managed to get my Windows 7 in the same state when testing this. I had a shortcut with a None shortcut key and my previously assigned hotkey Ctrl+Alt+6 still opened the shortcut.

With NirSoft RegScanner I determined that keys at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{CEBFF5CD-ACE2-4F4F-9178-9926F41749EA}\Count get modified when a new shortcut key is assigned.

I poked around the keys and I remember deleting HRZR_PGYFRFFVBA because it contained the path to my shortcut.

Finally I logged off and logged in again, and my shortcut keys were back to normal. I'm not sure but I assume that simply restarting/relogging should fix this, without needing to delete any registry keys.

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  • I'll try this. I usually hibernate my laptop as it takes way too long for it to completely boot everytime. – Peter Dec 2 '13 at 12:04

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