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Hi All

Question, the Help file contains this:


They are only active when the GUI specified in the function is active

So, is it necessary to put 

GUISetAccelerators(0) ; Remove accelerator link

in the GUI?  Once the GUI is deleted, the Accelerators are gone...?

Enter like tab discussion contains this item.  Is it essential?

Edited by Skysnake


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Once you delete the GUI any Accelerator keys linked to that GUI are also deleted.

In the script to which you linked it was necessary to remove the accelerator key linkage while the script was running in order to send the native key to the GUI, so I used:


to do this and then promptly reset them once the native key had been sent. This is a similar situation to when you need to unbind a HotKey to use the native key within the called function.

I hope that is clear - please ask again if you have any questions.


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
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ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
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