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Where in registry MS has hotkey assignments

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I want to chage the app that the Microsoft Keyboard (or multimedia keyboards for that matter) launch when the 'Media' button is pressed; by default this button launches WMP

Anyone know where that key is? I've searched around and can't find anything that talks specifically about it.

TIA


Sean Shrum :: http://www.shrum.net

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tAKTelapis

if you install the software for the keyboard, it should have a spot to specify and customize each button.

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sshrum

But even without installing s/w...my MS keyboard already launches apps which means that Windows already has a registry keys that map these buttons

So where in the registry is Windows taking media button calls to launch apps?


Sean Shrum :: http://www.shrum.net

All my published AU3-based apps and utilities

'Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot'

 

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Siao

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\16\


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sshrum

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\16\

That's the stuff. Added a 'ShellExecute' key and pointed it to my app. Presto!

Thanks

FYI: The current entry in the \16\ area was 'Association' = '.cda'; I'm assuming that this tells Windows to launch whatever app is associated with .cda files. I left that alone and even with my addition, it ignores that association so 'ShellExecute' takes presidence.


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All my published AU3-based apps and utilities

'Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot'

 

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