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Author Topic: Hoy Key on XP  (Read 2588 times)

Yorkie

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Hoy Key on XP
« on: May 01, 2008, 04:16:13 PM »

At some point I've managed to allocate a hotkey on XP, trouble is I get a warning when the desktop appears that it can't be found. I just close the box and have no further problems, its not life threatning just annoying, does anyone know how to get rid of it. With W98 I would have poked about in the registry, but I'm not so confident about doing that with XP.

Another question, I know everything fights at once to get on the task bar and notice the icons often appear in a different order on boot up, is that the order they loaded, 'cos ZA always seems to be last, I believe there is a way to specify the order of loading, could someone point me in the right direction.

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Re: Hoy Key on XP
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 05:09:25 PM »

Hi, by default, XP already has shortcut keys.
http://monkeypsycho.com/2008/03/26/useful-windows-xp-shortcut-keys-for-the-non-it-savvy/

Do you know how yours was created, was it by a separate program?
Check your Startup Programs via msconfig and see if there is anything relevant.

To delay or set the order for Startup programs, try this free program.
http://www.snapfiles.com/opinions/Startup_Delayer/Startup_Delayer.html

Not used it myself so it comes with no recommendations.

exo
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Re: Hoy Key on XP
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 10:28:31 PM »

Thanks for your reply, had a look and found something I thought might be it and unticked it, sadly after a reboot it was not to be. Made a note of the error code this time and as always google is your friend in these situations, found a Toshiba Site (lappy is a Toshiba) and the soloution entails unticking a lot of things and then reticking them one by one with a reboot in between until the offender is found. Think I'll live with it unless I get really, really bored.
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Re: Hoy Key on XP
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 12:45:05 AM »

What are the actual key-strokes that you are pressing to activate the "hot-key".

Could it possibly be for your mouse, middle button or thumb-wheel ?
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