Windows 10: Keyboard Shortcuts/Hotkeys aren't working!

Discus and support Keyboard Shortcuts/Hotkeys aren't working! in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi, I recently just got a refurbished laptop from an auction. The keyboard shortcuts (ex: ctrl + c) don't work, anything I've read online is not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by CooperCA, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. CooperCA Win User

    Keyboard Shortcuts/Hotkeys aren't working!


    Hi, I recently just got a refurbished laptop from an auction. The keyboard shortcuts (ex: ctrl + c) don't work, anything I've read online is not working. It's a windows 10, but some of the settings and layout is a bit different. I don't know much, as I just got it today. Can anyone help or know what settings I need to mess with to fix this?

    :)
     
    CooperCA, Oct 15, 2019
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  2. YoMan Win User

    Windows snapping keyboard shortcut hotkeys not working


    Hi,

    So suddenly today while rearranging windows, snapping stopped working.

    I'm unable to snap windows using the Win + Left/Right/Up/Down. Moving the windows with the mouse still works, but not with the keyboard hotkeys. As you can imagine this is incredibly inconvenient as I snap windows with the keyboard all day.

    If the window is selected the old alt+space hotkey still works, but that only allows me to max/min windows not move them around the screen.

    This is what my current multitasking settings are set to:

    Keyboard Shortcuts/Hotkeys aren't working! [​IMG]


    I tried switching virtual desktops, but it persists across all desktops.

    Of course I've tried restarting the computer, twice to no avail.
    I'm also tried running the latest update, but alas that too hadn't changed anything.

    Other keyboard shortcuts involving the windows key continue to work, ie I can open explorer with win+e, open run with win+r minimize all windows with win+d, win+[number] still opens the corresponding taskbar program, etc.

    I've also tried using a different keyboard, I usually use an external keyboard but I tried using the built in keyboard as well as the virtual keyboard, neither yielded a different result.

    I've already tried/looked at the following:
    keyboard shortcuts with the windows key snap assist - Windows 10 Forums
    Windows 7 UI aero snap features
    Aero Snap - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
    YoMan, Oct 15, 2019
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  3. phrab Win User
    Some keyboard shortcuts not working


    I have a new Windows 10 desktop machine & like to use keyboard shortcuts to launch programs & folders. Some of them work & some don't. Some work some of the time.

    I saw some old threads on this, & tried some of their suggestions, like disabling Services/Superfetch & some background apps. When I tried this, it worked at first. I had no delay on a shortcut that previously didn't work. However, after rebooting, the hotkey didn't work any more.

    Any ideas on how I can fix this?
    Thank you in advance,
     
    phrab, Oct 15, 2019
    #3
  4. Keyboard Shortcuts/Hotkeys aren't working!

    1,2,3 hotkeys

    Hi,





    Hotkeys are keyboard shortcuts that you can use as an alternative to what you typically do with a mouse. You may perform these steps to assign a hotkey to an application, and to a folder and file:

    Assign a hotkey to an application:

    • Open Start Menu.
    • Find the application, right-click on it > More > Open File Location.
    • Right-click on the application > Properties.
    • On the Shortcut tab, enter the keys you want to use in the Shortcut key box. Windows will add "Ctrl + Alt", however if you'll choose to use a function key or a numeric key, "Ctrl + Alt will not be added.
    • Click OK.

    Assign a hotkey to a folder or file:

    • Create a file or folder shortcut.
    • Right-click the shortcut file > Properties.
    • On the Shortcut tab, enter the keys you want to use in the Shortcut key box. Windows will add "Ctrl + Alt", however if you'll choose to use a function key or a numeric key, "Ctrl + Alt will not be added.
    • Click OK.

    To know more about keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10, click
    here
    .



    Feel free to post back should you need further assistance.

    **If you think this was useful, do not hesitate to "mark it as an answer" to help those who are facing the same problem.**
     
    Rachelle Gra, Oct 15, 2019
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