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Using Win+V to paste scrubbed text?

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Don W
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I've been using PureText for years and am now transitioning to CBF. PureText uses Win+V to paste scrubbed text. When I try to assign Win+V as a hotkey in CBF I get an error message saying that key combination is already in use. I'm using Windows 10. I made sure that PureText isn't running. PureText still works with that key combo.

I've researched the internet and haven't found anything, other than the fact that Windows DOESN'T provide the ability to programmatically determine what process is using a particular hotkey (boooo).

Do you know if Win 10 introduced any restrictions on the use of Win+letter_key as hotkeys?

Thanks,
Don Washburn
Jul 12, 2016  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It could be that PureText is using keyboard hooks instead of global hotkeys. ClipboardFusion uses Global Hotkeys, and Windows has Win + V registered for itself, so it can't be using in ClipboardFusion, unfortunately. I use Ctrl + Shift + V now instead
Jul 12, 2016  • #2
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Don W
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Thanks, Keith! That answers my question.
Jul 12, 2016  • #3
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papadi
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I was looking for a solution to this and found this thread. I kept looking and found the actual solution.

You need to create a string registry key called DisabledHotkeys with value "V" (without the quotes) under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. Then you need to logoff and logon again. After that the shortcut will be available for use.

More here... https://superuser.com/questions/630112/disable-taskbar-hotkey/725556#725556
Jan 4, 2021  • #4
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