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ActiveHotkeys FAQ: Common keyboard shortcuts not recognized, not listed

ActiveHotkeys does not list common keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl+C (Copy), Ctrl+V (paste), Alt+F4 (Exit app) and many other similar combinations. This is because they are not system-wide hotkeys. Instead, each application uses them internally (or does not, at its discretion).

ActiveHotkeys detects only global hotkeys, which certain applications register in Windows for their own use. Typically they are used to activate an application when it is minimized or hidden, or to perform other actions without having to bring the application ...

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ActiveHotkeys FAQ: Detecting which application registered a hotkey

Short version: not possible at all, sorry!

Long version: Windows does not make that information available. When an application registers a hotkey, Windows keeps track of the hotkey and the application internally. However, there is no way to ask Windows about that data. The only way to figure out which application a particular hotkey belongs to is to exit one application at a time and see which hotkeys become available after that application was closed.

The only thing ActiveHotkeys could do here ...

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