Windows 10 supports many hotkeys by default (such as “Win+D” to show desktop, “Win+E” to launch Explorer, etc.), but sometimes these hotkeys can also cause inconvenience to us. For example, sometimes you want to set a hotkey for a certain program, but the system prompts a hotkey conflict. On the other hand, Windows 10 has registered some unnecessary hotkeys by default, such as “Win+S” and “Win+Q” to open search. So, how can you manage hotkeys better?
First of all, we need to know what hotkeys are registered to the system. To see them, you can use OpenArk64.exe (https://github.com/BlackINT3/OpenArk). After starting the program, switch to “Kernel → System Hotkeys” and click on “Enter Kernel Mode” in the lower right corner, all the currently registered hotkeys will be listed (Figure 1).
In this way, when we register a hotkey and the system prompts for a conflict, we can search for the hotkey by typing it directly in the “filter” below to find out which program has registered the conflicting hotkey. For example, if you type “Ctrl+Q”, you can see that the hotkey is currently registered by QQ, so follow the instructions to set the hotkey for QQ and cancel the registration (Figure 2).
For hotkeys with duplicate functions in the system, we can disable them by modifying the registry. For example, to disable the “Win+Q” hotkey, open the Registry Editor and expand [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer Advanced], then create a new string named “DisabledHotkeys” in the right pane, set its value to “Q”, so that after restarting the system, you can set ” Win+Q” can be set as a hotkey for other programs after restarting the system (Figure 3).
Of course, we can also add the hotkeys we need through the registry. For example, by default you can only use “Ctrl+`” or “Ctrl+Shift+Specified Key” to switch input methods, but if you need to use “Left Alt+Z If you need to use “Left Alt+Z” as the hotkey for QQ Pinyin input method. First, expand the registry [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlKeyboard Layouts], then expand the subsections under [Keyboard Layouts], and look for the value displayed in the right pane of Layout Text. For example, the value of QQ Pinyin is QQPY, and then remember the name of its corresponding sub-item, such as [Keyboard LayoutsE0200404] in the author’s computer.
Then go to https://share.weiyun.com/b7xXwW82下载1.reg文件 and open it using Notepad, where the code “04,04,20,E0″ corresponds to the above query for the QQ input method key value ” E0200404″ (you need to fill in the code in reverse order, as well as ALT and Z key code input, please refer to the comments shown in the picture for input). However, please note that the key value of the input method displayed on different computers may be different, so please modify it according to your actual situation after downloading. If you want to set other hotkeys such as “Ctrl+W”, please fill in the actual code in inverted form after following the instructions in the figure below, other key codes can be found at https://www.cr173.com/soft/1067101.html下载 The codes of other keys can be found in “Alternate KeyEvent”. After you finish modifying the 1.reg file and importing it into the registry, you can use “Left Alt+Z” to switch to QQ input method after restarting the system (Figure 4).