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I was writing what I thought would be a simple BROWSER_HOME hotkey, but it's not working; I cannot understand why and I haven't found any clues on the forum.

I have a remote control that appears to the computer as a keyboard. Indeed, it has a BROWSER_HOME key and when pressed the computer opens a browser window as expected. I'm now trying to remap this key to BACKSPACE if I'm currently using Kodi, and leave it as it is otherwise:


; Remaps the remote control
If ($home_tools = "true") Then
    HotKeySet("{F4}", "hotkeyF4")
    HotKeySet("{F5}", "hotkeyF5")
    ;   HotKeySet("{F6}", "hotkeyF6")
    HotKeySet("{F7}", "hotkeyF7")
    HotKeySet("{BROWSER_HOME}", "hotkeyBROWSER_HOME")


Func hotkeyBROWSER_HOME()
    If WinActive("[CLASS:Kodi]") Then
        ;MsgBox(48, "BROWSER_HOME", "BROWSER_HOME")
        HotKeySet("{BROWSER_HOME}", "hotkeyBROWSER_HOME")
EndFunc   ;==>hotkeyBROWSER_HOME


Other hotkeys work as expected. So does the hotkey BROWSER_HOME if I'm running Kodi. However, if I'm not running Kodi, either the key BROWSER_HOME is not being sent, or Windows is ignoring it. I know I get into that section of code thanks to the MsgBox that I've commented out. Equally, I know I can successfully send other keys, like the commented out F1. Any idea as to what is going on? Thank you.

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I have noticed that if I have a scrip that simply does:


I get the MsgBox but the browser doesn't get opened. Which seems to suggest that the issue is not with HotKeySet, but rather than with my Windows 10 ignoring the Send("{BROWSER_HOME}"), whereas it acknowledges the same from the remote control.

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Seems to be a common problem.
At least for me the special buttons do not work either.
Windows 10 version 1903

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