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Hotkey's with EliteBook 840 G3

Q: Hotkey's with EliteBook 840 G3

Hi, I got an problem with Hotkey sw to adjust brightness in Windows 7 64 bit.The volume (UP, DOWN), Keyboard light (ON, OFF) works but setting the brightness with FN+F5, F6 not. I installed the newest version "Version: Rev.A (9 May 2016) " from webpagehttp://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_165983_1 How can I get it work? Thanks for info.

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Hi everybody, After installing Windows 10,  the following Hotkeys do not work: f9 and f10 for the Brightness adjustment and fn+Esc. I can adjust it from the power options manually, but I would like to use the Hotkeys for that. Indeed, I have updated all drivers. Any solutions? Best,Sergey

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I cannot find a softpaq for HP ELitebook 8760w HotKey Support in Windows10. Does there exist one?

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Hi, i cant find the hotkey support driver in the official hp driver page.Where i can download it? Thank you!!  (ps. the hotkey doesnt work, and the wifi button neither. Keep orange light.)

A:Hotkey support for elitebook 8560w win7 64

Hello @hysteriia95,  Try this drivers: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-elitebook-8560w-mobile-workstation/507...  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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HiI've just updated my Elitebook 8570W operating system into windows 10, and i am trying to install the hotkey support driver, but at the of installation a box appears, it written inside that "The software is not supported on this system".Despite i installed the driver from HP website and i choose Windows 10 from the list.Anybody can help me please?

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I have an X1 Carbon 6th Gen and I have the most recent drivers for the hotkey integration: rev 5. As said in the title, my hotkeys don't work after every boot until  I go to 'services.msc' and restart the Lenovo Hotkey Client Loader. Afterwards, every hotkey works including after sleep and until the next boot. Could anyone help me diagnose the problem with the service? 'services.msc' displays the loader as running after every boot, meaning that the service itself has messed up somewhere. 

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I?ve Vista.
Each time I put on the computer I got a message saying: Hotkey App is not working. I close the window and the computer continues to works without problem but I would like to get rid of this
Thanks in advance

A:hotkey app

I read some replies provided to similar hotkey app not working popup and apparently I need to mention my laptop model.
It is Acer Aspire 9423WSMi
It appears that I should go to the Acer website and dowload a specific programme but I would like, if possible, to get more precise instructions
Thanks again

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Q: hotkey


I have a new E machine running xp home and a program called hotkey appears on the task bar.
it seem to be related to a Chicony key board .
No instructions or application advice comes with this driver, what is it's function, is it dangerous ??

Thanks, Gus


Gusso said:


I have a new E machine running xp home and a program called hotkey appears on the task bar.
it seem to be related to a Chicony key board .
No instructions or application advice comes with this driver, what is it's function, is it dangerous ??

Thanks, GusClick to expand...

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Uhm, i know hotkey.exe is required, but is there suppose to be six of them in my processes thing?



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Alright, about 2 years ago I disabled my hotkeys cuz my mom kept accidentally triggering them. Now I'm the only one that uses the hot keys and I need to know how to re-enable them, I disabled them in the registry and can't seem to re-enable them by reversing the process ( unless I am doing something wrong) Please help!

A:Hotkey fix please!!!

What OS and what do you mean by hot keys, are you refering to a specific keyboard with hot ekys?

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im new here
id like to ask if u know any hotkey maker for ragnarok online?
like pressing f3 then f4, then f5 in turns for 1 key?

why? for easy presing.. pls help me.. hope its free also.. tnx ill wait for reply

A:hotkey help

Here the website that has some hotkeys and codes

Basic hotkeys

More hotkeys

Battle mode

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I want to change on how the prt scr works.  How do I change that? Thanks.

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Does anyone know how to assign a shortcut key or hotkey in Vista? I would like to mute the sound of a hotkey or shortcut key.

A:Shortcut Key Or Hotkey

Depends on the software that you use for your keyboard. I believe the Microsoft Intellitype software and the Logitech Setpoint software has this capability.

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Everytime I press 'x' on my keyboard, a folder gets focused, if I have any opened. Which means I cannot write 'x'es, if I have any folders opened. This means that If I want to be able to normally write any text, I need to close all folders first.

The weird thing is, I have no idea how this happened, it simply started to be like this one day, I didn't do anything.

There is one possiblity though. I have a malfunctioning integrated keyboard on my laptop. From time to time, when I'm typing, it inserts a key I did not actually press. It can be any key located on the keyboard. For Instance, I'm writing a message in my Instant Messenger, and my keyboard presses 'enter' in the middle of a sentence, sending it unfinished. In other times, it presses 'esc', which is really annoying if I'm in the middle of a long message, since 'esc' closes the message window. This could be the reason, somehow.

I need to close all folders everytime I go playing a competitive video game, since pressing 'x' effectively minimizes the game and focuses a folder instead.

I am not even sure, if the problem is in the Operating system, or some keyboard driver, or something else...

Any idea how to get rid of this annoying thing? Thanks a lot.

A:How to get rid of a hotkey in Windows XP?

I'm sure you've already considered this, but replacing the keyboard might be the solution. On a desktop, no problem. On a laptop, a bit more expensive but as to difficulty, maybe 5 on a 10 scale or of course the "Geek Goofs" or whatever the big box or local store calls themselves.

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What is the purpose of the hotkey.exe file?

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This is a really strange bug. I can't figure out why it's not letting me specifically set the hotkey Alt+W for a command in the game. I can set Alt+Q and I can set W alone, but just this combination doesn't work. I'm so confused and I have no idea how to even begin to figure this out, so I came here.

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I want to use a hotkey on my keyboard for adjusting Window 7's volume control. I do NOT want to use a hotkey for specific programs, just for Window 7 volume control.

Can this be done w/o a 3rd party program?

A:Hotkey for volume?

Volume Mouse works great for me!
Give it a try.
NirSoft - freeware utilities: password recovery, system utilities, desktop utilities

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First of all what is Hotkey.exe and what is it used for? Sometimes when I am on the internet my internet will shut out by itself and says there was an error with hotkey.exe. I can't remeber what the full message said but didnt say much. Has anyone else experienced this problem? How do I fix it? I have a toshiba satellite by the way.

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I had to install a complete fresh Win 7 on my G50-30.I'm missing the hotkey driver (Fn Keys) . Anybody a link where to find it? Thanks a lot, Don


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A:G50-30 Hotkey driver Win 7

Hi Don-W540,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issues with hotkey in your Lenovo G50-30 laptop.
As you have mentioned that you hace freshly installed the windows 7 operating system, please update all the drivers and check if the function key combination(eg fn+f5). Also check in BIOS under configuration check  if the hot key feature is enabled, if it is disabled please enable and check for the issue. 
Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists!
Best regards,                                                          
Ashwin. S

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Hello I am new to your forums but would like help disabling the ctrl+shift+s hotkey, it is the one that when you are in the desktop mode it brings up the system info. What I have is the webshots program and I cannot regaster the ctrl+shift+s for that program, what that does is start the screensaver at my command but at this time it comes up with the system info. I would love any and all help with this matter.

Thank you for your help,

A:Disable one hotkey

Hello harry, welcome to the forums,

not sure if this will do what you require but does look possible

RandyRants: SharpKeys 2.1.1

hope it helps

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I am getting the following error on my computer with windows XP...is it important? Serious? Does anyone know how to fix it?

This shows up everytime I get ready to shut down/log off my computer

HOTKEY Error: Access violation at address 00433396. Read of address FF9F3CAO.

I haven't noticed that it affects anything so far, but since it keeps showing up, I was wondering if it was a serious problem or not.

A:What the heck is HOTKEY??

A keyboard shortcut (or accelerator key, shortcut key, hot key, key binding, keybinding, key combo, etc.) is a key or set of keys that performs a predefined function. These functions can often be done via some other, more indirect mechanism, such as using a menu, typing a longer command, and/or using a pointing device. By reducing such sequences to a few keystrokes, this can often save the user time, hence "shortcut".

Sometimes, the only way to invoke a function is via some special key combination. These cases are thus technically not "shortcuts", but the terminology and notation are the same. For example, laptops often include special key combinations which adjust the screen brightness.

For shortcuts which consist of keys "pressed together", one usually first holds down the modifier key(s), then quickly presses and releases the regular (non-modifier) key, and finally releases the modifier key(s). This distinction is important, as trying to press all the keys simultaniously will frequently either miss some of the modifier keys, or cause unwanted auto-repeat.

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have a look at photo.....can you tell me what it means?


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Please do not flame me for putting this in the wrong section. I could not find a section that matches my issue. For some reason, ALL my hotkeys do not work. Windows key+R does not work, windows key+c does not work, windows key+start typing does not work, etc. Please help!!

A:Hotkey Issues

depending on your machine, go to manufacture website and see if there is any utility package that you need to download.
Least you can do is share your make/model

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A few days ago, I discovered that every time I key Shift + x, the window/folder I am working on instantly closes. Very frustrating after typing for 15 minutes when I typed a capital x and the page was lost :-) I have no idea where it came from and I can't trace it to any known application. Any idea how to get rid of it and/or find its source? A complete scan with Avast didn't turn-up any problems.
Thanks for any assistance.

Mike G.

A:New unwanted hotkey

For you my friend
Windows HotKeys

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i've got zbook 15 running in the passed 2 years in windows 7 ent, it works really greateBut resently, my company got system upgrade to windows 10.The hot key  fn+f8 doesn't work for me, it should be act as mute.i've try the latest hotkey drive from the website, there is no improvement.

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Hi all,
I've used Winkey (Download WinKey 2.8 Free - WinKey starts your favorite applications, folders, and Web pages instantly. - Softpedia) over a number of versions of Windows. However it won't install in Windows 7. Can someone recommend a similar program?
I used it to open some websites that I go to often as well as some frequently use applications.
Thanks for any help.

A:Hotkey program?

I use Download Free Hotkeycontrol XP, Hotkeycontrol XP 7.0 Download.

I found this post because I was looking for other programs.

This does open file and folder locations and also websites. Actually it does quite a view things.

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My client is stuck in her ways and wants to use F12 for screen capture, but this opens the debug mode in IE 11. Is there a way to disable this hot key?


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I have Windows 10 Home version 1607 build 14393.321 on top of my Lenovo Z51-70 80K6 laptop. Fn+F7 hotkey is supposed to turn flight mode on or off, but it doesn't. All other Fn-keys work as expected.I don't know what to do to make Fn+F7 toggle flight mode. I can provide more information if you need it. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Hello mates, how do i change hotkeys in win 8.1?
For excample in my mahchine volume is fn+11,12.
Horrible to use, need two hands cos the distance.
I want to change it to lets say f3 and f4.
How do i do it?
And animal please dont close this thread or i get very angry!!

A:Change hotkey win 8.1

You're going to have to ask the manufacturer of your laptop, this isn't a Windows issue it is the hot key utility supplied by your laptop manufacturer.

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I have an Acer Aspire 9425, and whenever I put on Microsoft office 07 onto my computer it seems to make the bluetooth,WLAN hotkey's not work. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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hey all, I was wondering if tere was a good program out to setup hotkeys to open programs or if there was a way to setup hot keys without using a program.

A:Hotkey setups

i know nVidea has an option like that... do you have a nVidea card?

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Hello happy people! :D

I am using Windows 8 Pro and is updated regularly, last time was about ~20 hours ago.

I haven't noticed it before, but apparently, if I press Enter key (either the one above right shift or the one on the numeric keypad) when desktop is active, Windows opens File Explorer directly to Recycle Bin folder.

None of my friends are able to replicate this, but I want to make sure that this is a new feature.

Below is the step by step:Activate the desktop (e.g. by clicking it).
Press Enter key (either one)
New File Explorer Window launches directly to Recycle Bin
Pressing Enter key again when desktop is active will activate the File Explorer Window

I felt this is too good to be true, but it is really convenient to be able to launch directly to Recycle Bin.

My background running programs are:Google Drive

If anyone can replicate the result of the hotkey, please inform me.

A:Recycle Bin Hotkey

It has happened to others. They considered it a nuisance and changed settings to rectify.

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i keep noticing these in my task manager and they come in many numbers..when i shut them down using task manager they come back again..i tried using registry cleaner and they still stay on processes..i have pc tools spyware doctor with antivirus and it didn't pick these up..if these are harmful, how do i remove these processes??

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the error i get is this ... address violation at adress 00431617. Read adress at 00000132.
When I boot up it will pop up box on top of box and will not stop. I have spyware doctor on and it comes up and says it detects a malicious action and will promt me to stop it. That is the only way it will stop. My brother in law was on here and did something to my comp. He thinks he knows alot. Now I can not even use yahoo toolbar Which i miss greatly. I can download it but it wont work. Someone please help me. Thanks, Johnna

Here is my HJT log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:35:37 AM, on 7/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNetwk.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbel... Read more

A:error hotkey.....please help

I don't see any anti-virus software running.
Load AVG http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/ it's free. Run a full scan and post the AVG scan results and a new HJT log.

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Hello, I love the Internet Explorer HotKey CTRL + ENTER which automatically inserts www. and .com around a phrase in the address bar and loads it especially with all the dotcoms there are but I live in the United Kingdom and our main TLD is .co.uk and I would love to be able to dublicate the same action for that too possibly with ALT + ENTER as that has no noticable hotkey in place, how would I get my PC to use the new HotKey? I have Windows XP Home and Internet Explorer 6.0. Thanks for any replies!

A:Adding a Hotkey to IE

*some one please reply*

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As we all know, windows has many hotkeys such as "win+m" to minimize all the windows.
but I find it not easy to press, cause I usually move the mouse with my right hand, and put my left hand on the left area of the keyboard, but the key "m" is at the right side, I have the same problem when I want to use other hotkeys too.
Could anyone tell me the way to redesign the hotkeys in my windows xp?

A:How to set the hotkey of xp system?

I'm not sure but I think that there is not a way to change them.

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How many HiJackThis log helpers use it?


Just curious.

A:HiJackThis HotKey

Hi FinestRanger,

I have never used the stuff : I do it manually with my editor and my own 'googlelizor'. I will have a try : it seems interesting.
Thanks !

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Hey All,
Is it possible to set up hotkeys for volume control?If so,How?I would like to be able to adjust the volume "in game"without having to go back to Windows.No copmuter stores around,or I would buy a keyboard with media controls(I live in Alaska).I have a Creative SB Audigy 4 sound card,and am running XP Home.

A:volume hotkey

Try this site:

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Is there any way to make a hotkey for switching between the languages in Win7 language bar (to use ONLY Ctrl instead Alt+Shift or whatever)

A:Hotkey For Language Bar


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Hi guys!

Does anyone know if it's possible to change the hot key used to access the BIOS setup?

A:BIOS hotkey

Not sure why you would wanna change hot key!? Link gives loads of manufacturers' solutions....!

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About 2 weeks ago, I started having a problem with thue "Mute" key on my Microsoft Wireless keyboard. It randomly mutes / unmutes my system every few seconds making audio playback an excersize in futility. The keyboard is no longer under warranty, and it seems like a waste to buy an entirely new system because of one faulty hotkey. I have spent the past 3 hours trying to figure out how to disable or remap the key to nothing. I have tried various freeware sites and stuff, but no luck. I can't imagine that this should be as hard as I'm making it out to be, but does anyone know how I can disable this key? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Hotkey Problem

I appreciate the "work around" method of simply unassigning the key, but do you mind if I ask what you think the cause of the problem is ?

Coffee or soda stuck in the key ? Mechanically "wore out". An electronic fault in the switch or the wiring ?

Have you considered opening the keyboard up and investigating?

Also, could it be a corrupted driver ? Have you tried re-installing the driver to see if that fixes it ?

I can't help you with the reassignment, but I know you can do it. You should run a Google on "reassign" and "key".

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while I clean the keyboard I accidentally hit something and it appeared...please tell me what it's hot keys

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Hi, this my first post here,i looked for the problem i am having,but the age of posts
were quite awhike ago so i am going to post here.
What i have in the bottom bar is this (HOTKEY KEYBOARD)went into HIJACKTHIS and had a listing for
HOTKEY KEYBOARD,but was not about sure removing it it gave me the option to remove it.
Right now i am using another PC,I ran MALWAREBYTES,SPYBOT,HIJACKTHIS still have HOTKEY in bottem bar,thanks
I have another problem but will post later.



Seems to be a keyboard setting in XP, from what I see.


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I'm working on "ctrl+del"(which del the next word) windows hotkeys in browser. I tried on chrome and IE 11. It works perfectly on chrome but it doesn't work on IE. Does IE support windows hotkey or it simply doesn't support this key? Thanks
a lot

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Hello everybody! i just joined up and i am so glad that i did,here is my problem i have a Acer 9410 laptop when i start it up it loads ok to a certain point and then a hotkey app error comes up and says microsoft is trying to fix it and then it says it cant and you have to push the close button to finnish loading.Anybody have any ideas please let me know..thanks Kevin

A:acer hotkey app problem

Hi Kevin

The original 9410 series shipped with Windows XP -- did yours? Or did yours ship with Vista?

If you installed Vista as an upgrade, you'll need to grab the Vista versions of the Acer handy-dandy programs that control things like power management, hotkeys, special grid displays, system backup & recovery, etc. --- from the Acer website. Once you have the new versions in, you might also want to create a new system-image with the Acer eRecovery programs --- this can create a Vista Recovery Disk to make any future Recoveries an easy task.

Here's the download page for your Aspire 9410 --- you'll want most of the downloads with Vista mentioned --- http://www.acerpanam.com/flex/acerdr...TOKEN=34297672

Nice looking laptop - integrated webcam, full keyboard and ten-key, the works!

Best of luck
. . . Gary

P.S. ... Alas, I double-checked my link to the downloads: you'll have to select "Notebook", then "Aspire 9410" to see the list.

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please help me, i don't find driver for hp pavilion 15-ab252tx 's hotkey. I used Win 10-64 bit

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