I'm new to pwsafe so this is probably a stupid question, but: I can't get the
hotkey to work. I have it set to ctrl-alt-p and nothing happens when I type
that sequence. Do you need to do something beyond just checking the box and
setting a value in the "hotkey" entry on the misc tab? This with 3.23 on
win7/pro/64. Thanks! /bernie\
Try toggle the setting (off/on/off or on/off/on) at:
Manage > Options > System
Hide System Tray icon (Hot Key MUST be active)
See if that rectifies the unresponsive Hot Key.
Works for me (3.24.1). I set the check box and 'Ctrl+Alt+P' - nothing else
I am not sure what you want form the Hot Key. It only restores PasswordSafe
after it has been minimized - either the window if the database is not locked
or a dialog for you to enter the passphrase if it was locked.
You do not need to set "Manage > Options > System" option " Hide System Tray
icon" for the Hot Key to work. It is the other way around - " Hide System Tray
icon" needs a Hot Key to be defined and set (i.e. the checkbox set) to work.
Options > Misc. > Hot Key
was set to "Shift + Alt + P"
(or is that a default, I do not recall).
In either case the Hot Key combination was unresponsive
(ESC minimized to tray, HotKey did not restore)
until I toggled the afore mentioned option.
Sorry about resurrecting this thread, but I ran into a hotkey problem on
Windows 7 x64. Checking the hotkey checkbox would not result in expected
behavior of application restore on using the hotkey combination.
What worked was to exit Password Safe, right click Password Safe shortcut and
select "Run as Administrator", recheck the hotkey checkbox, exit Password
Safe, and start Password Safe normally.
This resulted in the expected behavior of the hotkey combination restoring
My experience was a little different. I have a Windows 7 x64 login without Administrator privileges (a standard user account). In this environment, I found it necessary to modify the Password Safe shortcut to always run Password Safe as Administrator to make the Hot Key feature. The Hot Key feature worked only when (a) turned on, and (b) run as Administrator.
Obviously this is not a solution I actually use or recommend. Password Safe should not be run with elevated privileges.
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