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Disable MS KeyTips (Alt)?

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  • Started 1 year ago by maestrogn
  • Latest reply from Johncoltrane
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maestrogn
Posts: 2

I work in voice research and must use a lot of Unicode glyphs. Is there a way to turn off KeyTips (where Alt shows all the menu key shortcuts). I know the shortcuts I need, but I need the Alt key back to use in several different program and in order to directly enter Unicode characters via my keyboard.

I've searched all over the web and found nothing on this. Is there a way to get Alt back?

maestrogn

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

maestrogn hi. Any help ?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....-xp-vista/

Posted 1 year ago
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maestrogn
Posts: 2

Lighthouse:

I'll try it but I'm not that hopeful. I use KLM for my remapping and it cannot overcome MS's rampant paternalism concerning what it thinks I need from the Alt key ... it cannot remap it because it is apparently controlled at a higher level in Office. I'll post back when I try it.

Thanks for the help.

maestrogn

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Run it as Administrator.

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

You can use a program like AutoHotKey which will perform all its designated control key functions prior to any Microsoft choices.

Aren't Unicode characters just ALT + NNNN where NNNN is a number? On my computer, yes the menubar does pop up, but it does not interfere with typing in the NNNN part and getting the correct result.

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Johncoltrane
Posts: 4

The information given by Xhi is informative. I tried it really works. I used AutoHotkey.

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