Windows 10: Alt-F4 change back to close window

Discus and support Alt-F4 change back to close window in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Idk what happened to alt-f4 that it changed to shut down/change user menu, but I want it back as close window. I dont want to use AHK just for 1... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by DTG1, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. DTG1 Win User

    Alt-F4 change back to close window


    Idk what happened to alt-f4 that it changed to shut down/change user menu, but I want it back as close window. I dont want to use AHK just for 1 hotkey, and afaik win10 does not have a way to change/edit windows hotkeys without editing the registry. So, what can i do to edit the F-keys to change or create shortcuts? (like changing alt-f4 back to close window)

    :)
     
  2. albert1 Win User

    Alt-F4 produces playlists

    Every time I use ALT-F4 for a current window it produces "Playlists" for music.

    Won't behave as before closing current window.

    How do I change back to normal ALT-F4 behavior?

    I did attempt to change things from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center but none of the settings have effected ALT-F4.
     
    albert1, Jul 14, 2020
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  3. Alt F4 does not close a window

    I just unpacked my brand new Microsoft surface pro today and find that I cannot close a window using alt F4. I find this very irritating... Brand new ms machine and the kbd driver doesn't work properly???
     
    EdwinBoender, Jul 14, 2020
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  4. MichelB62 Win User

    Alt-F4 change back to close window

    Alt-F4 to close Windows? --> Switch User

    I was used to turn off my computer by pressing Alt-F4 a few times. It would end with a window opening that had as default 'Shut down'. Not any more. Now I get 'Switch user' as default. And choosing 'Shut down' will not give me that wanted and expected
    choice the next time. I even used the regular way to shut down my computer, by clicking Start (followed by Power and Shut down) hoping it would revert back. How can I get my 'Shut down' back when I press Alt-F4?
     
    MichelB62, Jul 14, 2020
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