Windows 10: Setting up hotkey / keyboard shortcut that works when screen is locked

Discus and support Setting up hotkey / keyboard shortcut that works when screen is locked in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I have a weird problem with my Windows 10 PC (v1909) - the PC is quite old, with a Gigabyte 770T-USB3 motherboard and Nvidia GTS 250 graphics... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by vijtheveg, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. vijtheveg Win User

    Setting up hotkey / keyboard shortcut that works when screen is locked


    Hi,

    I have a weird problem with my Windows 10 PC (v1909) - the PC is quite old, with a Gigabyte 770T-USB3 motherboard and Nvidia GTS 250 graphics card. It works really well except for one annoying problem. Whenever it comes out of sleep, the screen is always black - I have tried all kinds of solutions including ones listed here. I no longer believe that this problem can be fixed (this is being caused by some issue with the display driver and DWM crashing) - this is not the problem I am writing about.

    I found out that if I can change the screen resolution when the screen is blank, the screen comes back on again. I have created a scheduled task that automatically changes screen resolution when I sign in, so that if I enter the pin when the screen in blank and manage to successfully sign in, the scheduled task changes the screen resolution and the screen comes back on again. The issue is that it is really hard to sign in with the screen of Setting up hotkey / keyboard shortcut that works when screen is locked :)

    Is there some way I can trigger the shortcut to change the screen resolution from the lock screen using a hotkey? Any other way to change screen resolution automatically after coming out of sleep or any other solutions are also greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
    Vij

    P.S: Yes, I can buy a new graphics card, but I feel really bad throwing away something that works 99% of the time. Also, I am cheap Setting up hotkey / keyboard shortcut that works when screen is locked :)

    P.P.S: I am using NirCmd to change the screen resolution from the command line

    :)
     
    vijtheveg, Aug 30, 2020
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  2. NogtTL Win User

    Shortcuts/hotkeys for text suggestion

    I didn't found it official shortcut list, so I ask here.

    Are there are any shortcuts/hotkeys to

    • loop though text suggestions
    • insert the text suggestion
     
    NogtTL, Aug 30, 2020
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  3. 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:

    Setting up hotkey / keyboard shortcut that works when screen is locked [​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, Aug 30, 2020
    #3
  4. Arun B J Win User

    Setting up hotkey / keyboard shortcut that works when screen is locked

    Keyboard shortcut Alt key not working

    Hi,



    Before we proceed, I need more information to help you better.


    • Since when are you facing this issue?

    • Did you make any software or hardware changes on your computer prior to this issue?


    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: You may check if the ALT key is functioning correctly in on-screen keyboard. It will help us to verify if there is any issue with the keyboard.

    Follow the steps below to open On-screen Keyboard.


    • Windows + Q, type OSK (on-screen keyboard)

    • And check if it works
    Step 2: Run Hardware and device Troubleshooter.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your devices. Refer these steps:


    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.

    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    Keep us posted on this issue so that we can assist you better.
     
    Arun B J, Aug 30, 2020
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