When I start up, or change any hotkey configuration, I get 4 error popups saying "Failed to register hotkey#" for hotkeys 1 to 4. I tried to change the hotkeys but still got these popups.
Paste your config file here and I'll try the same setup on my machine.
What windows version are you on?
What OS are you using? The latest version, Winndows 7, seems to use VW's defaults causing this issue - see recent 'Virtuawin on Windows 7' thread (https://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=2955101&forum_id=257054) for more information on this topic.
I'm running Win XP (sp2). I also connect to this PC via Remote Desktop Connection, if that matters.
Hi there, I have similar problem on Windows Vista (Business ENG, SP2)
I use same configuration I used on XP before I've upgraded.
Now, when I log in into my profile on Vista and when VirtuaWin is loaded, I've receive following
VirtualWin Error: "Failed to register hotkey 12, check hotkeys."
When clicking OK button, then everything works fine. But clicking each time I log in this Error dialog window is little bit irritating. Is there anything I can prevent this error?
I've also tried to follow steps in FAQ http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/faq.php#14
but I wasn't able to solve it. In the table of numeric key value are not listed all possibilities.
My line in virtuawin.cfg looks:
hotkey12# 84 8 8 0
any hints are welcome. (I've got just idea to delete or comment this line and see if it helps)
it didn't help...or it helped, but I've receive strange behavior instead...
I believe your hotkey 12 is bound to "WIN+T" and evidently this is bound to something else (you could have created a hotkey for a desktop icon - try pressing it and seeing what happens). Simply remove or modify this hotkey to some other key combination.
Thank you very much for quick and perfect answer.
Yes, you're right:)
I used to have for "WIN: Toggle always show" assigned key combination WIN + T, which is that problematic hotkey #12
But at Windows Vista seems that this key combination is already reserved for .... (something totally useless :-( ) It does nothing except invoking TaskBar (I have autohide) and poping up the thumbnail of some already running application. Like if you hover over them by mouse.
yes. That exactly is design by M$ with other "blocking" shortcuts which I've been using comfortably using on XP for controlling VirtuaWin.
Windows logo key + T
Cycles through programs on the taskbar
And as I read, it seems to be worse in Win 7...
I'd welcome any hint how to customize reserved hotkeys by M$ in their new OS Win Vista/7
'cause most of it seems to be pretty unusable for me like WIN + U,T,M,G,..)
but anyway, thanks again. I've at least got rid of that error message:)
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