How can I find out which keyboard shortcuts I have got set up?

  1. Posts : 371
    Window 10

    How can I find out which keyboard shortcuts I have got set up?


    About a year ago I set up a keyboard shortcut to open a folder. I now want to change the shortcut, but I can't remember where I set up the keyboard shortcut (Control+Alt+Z)!

    Fwiw, I'm thinking that I right-clicked on a shortcut to my folder and set up a "Shortcut key". Either that or I used a .BAT file??Either way, the trouble is that I can't now find where I set it up.

    How can I find out where it is?
    Does Windows have somewhere in the Registry listing shortcut keys?


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  2. Posts : 5,478

    If it is Ctrl + Alt + Something it is probably a shortcut.

    You can use this Shortcut Key Explorer to find it.
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  3. Posts : 35,412
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    For hotkeys assigned to start menu shortcuts you could use this donationware program: it found a hotkey I had assigned to a start menu shortcut.

    How can I find out which keyboard shortcuts I have got set up?-1.jpg

    It is specified for Win 10.
    RJL Software - Software - Utility - Shortcut Key Explorer

    I think it scans all shortcuts in selected folders rather than any shortcut anywhere on your disk, so will be limited in that respect.
    Also note that hotkeys can be registered by other means.

    Which leaves the question as to how you achieve a universal scan...

    The topic is of course more complex: further reading:
    Show registered keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys)
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  4. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10

    Guys, thanks for the tip about Shortcut Key Explorer. Plan to dig in later today or tomorrow. As for a general scan on same Nir Sofer would be the guy to ask about one ... goes off to to check ... and as you'd guess, the tool HotKeysList shows ALLL registered hotkey for Windows. It's also free, so you'll probably want to give that a try, too.

    As you'd guess it's pretty comprehensive. Here's a representative screenshot:
    How can I find out which keyboard shortcuts I have got set up?-hotkeyslist.jpg
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  5. Posts : 35,412
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    HotKeysList - View registered hot keys on Windows
    If anyone has a utility, it's probably Nirsofer..!

    However there seems no more info available than in your screenshot... function, location...
    Also its listing seems a very peculiar and limited selection..
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  6. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10

    You're right, Dalchina. But at least, it tells us what else to go looking for. It's not a complete solution, but it could be helpful.
    Thanks for pointing these lacunae out: I hadn't really dug in just yet, as I'm supposed to be working on something else!
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