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Shortcut Keys (Win 8.1) don't work after restart

  1. #1

    Shortcut Keys (Win 8.1) don't work after restart

    Some shortcut keys work after restart and some do not. The items in the top list must be reassigned after each restart. The items in the bottom list still work after restart. Not much in existing forums about this. My keyboard seems to be fine, with the most updated drivers. Any other ideas?

    These shortcuts DO NOT work after restart
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + 1 = cmd
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + 2 = regedit
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + 3 = msconfig
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + 4 = msinfo32
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + f5 = a particular OneDrive folder
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + f = Firefox
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + g = folder of all program tasks: {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + l = latin language config window
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + h = a particular word document
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + m = Microsoft Xbox Music app
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + v= Microsoft Xbox Video app
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + k = camera app
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + end = Advanced Startup (BIOS) [UEFI]

    But these shortcuts DO work after restart

    • Ctrl + Alt + a = Microsoft Access
    • Ctrl + Alt + e = Microsoft Excel
    • Ctrl + Alt + n = Microsoft OneNote
    • Ctrl + Alt + o = Microsoft Outlook
    • Ctrl + Alt + p = Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Ctrl + Alt + u = Microsoft Publisher
    • Ctrl + Alt + w = Microsoft Word


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  2. #2

    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    these shortcut keys you listed do not work on my PC either.
    Where do you set these keys?
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  3. #3

    How to set shortcut keys

    You can set the shortcut keys by:
    1. right-clicking an application file and setting up a shortcut
    2. right-clicking the shortcut
    3. Select Properties
    4. Select Shortcut tab
    5. Select Shortcut key
    6. Type the desired key combination

    *if there is a conflict, the conflicting program or file will open instead. If no conflict, the combo will be assigned - and you're good.

    The problem I am having is that after restart the shortcuts I mentioned do not work, although they remain assigned.

    Thumbs up is appreciated
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  4. #4

    Still waiting for a solution
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  5. #5

    PASTED FROM Microsoft Forums:

    Thanks for your vote!
    Thahaseena M replied on



    Make sure you are logged in as an Administrator on your computer.
    If you are using a program that also has a keyboard shortcut using the same key combination as the shortcut you just created, then your shortcut may not work.
    You cannot use the Esc, Enter, Tab, Spacebar, PrtScn, Shift, or Backspace keys to create a keyboard shortcut.
    For further reference check the article mentioned below.
    Create keyboard shortcuts to open programs:
    Create keyboard shortcuts to open programs - Windows Help
    Keyboard shortcuts:
    Keyboard shortcuts - Windows Help

    Thank you and Regards.
    Thahaseena M
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer.
    Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.
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