How to undo a hotkey made with AutoHotkey

  1. phrab's Avatar
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    How to undo a hotkey made with AutoHotkey


    I downloaded & installed AutoHotKey Unicode 64-bit. I tried to use the basic tutorial & copied their beginner script:
    ^l::
    Send, My First Script
    return

    (I used small L in place of j).

    However, now I want to unassign that key & can't. Even if I delete the script, every time I press Ctrl=l, it writes My First Script. I can't find anywhere on the tutorial of how to change this back. How can I undo the key assignment?

    Thank you in advance!
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  2. Jacee's Avatar
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    Do you have a restore point before you made the script?
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  3. das10's Avatar
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    The AHK script you ran would still be running in the "System Tray" ( have a look in the hidden section of the tray for a green icon with the letter H). To terminate it you would need to Right click the icon and click exit. As you have already deleted the script, exiting it from the System tray should terminate it permanently.

    nb: Another way to terminate it is to go through task manager and exit the AutoHotkey.exe process.
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  4. phrab's Avatar
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    das10 said:
    The AHK script you ran would still be running in the "System Tray" ( have a look in the hidden section of the tray for a green icon with the letter H). To terminate it you would need to Right click the icon and click exit. As you have already deleted the script, exiting it from the System tray should terminate it permanently.

    nb: Another way to terminate it is to go through task manager and exit the AutoHotkey.exe process.
    Thank you! I should have realized that there was some way to end the script. Both suggestions worked perfectly.

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    Jacee said:
    Do you have a restore point before you made the script?
    I didn't make a restore point, but I found out how to stop the script. That's a good idea if I try anything that makes significant changes. Thank you.
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