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[Ethervane] ActiveHotkeys...

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:24 pm
by Onesimus Prime
[Mod note: official forum topic for Ethervane ActiveHotkeys database entry:]

Description: ActiveHotkeys shows a list of all active (registered) or inactive (available) global hotkeys in Windows. (Unfortunately, Windows does not allow for detecting which application has registered a particular shortcut, so that feaure is not included.)
Category: System - Keyboard/Mouse
Writes settings to: Application folder (when started with /localconfig switch) ... .msg162881

According to the author's post here, you can launch it with the "/localconfig" switch to write the app's .ini file in the application directory (portable use). Without this switch, I believe the .ini file is written to %AppData%\Ethervane\ActiveHotkeys\

Re: ActiveHotkeys...

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:43 pm
by webfork
Definitely a needed program. As I continue to do computer customization of one kind or another, knowing what shortcuts are taken up and even better what groups of shortcuts are available is a big help.

Re: ActiveHotkeys...

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:45 pm
by MiDoJo
I agree. This should be submitted :) I'd vote

Re: ActiveHotkeys.

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:28 am
by Midas
Old topic update: ActiveHotkeys ( was recently mentioned, so I think some info updating is in order... wrote:Ethervane ActiveHotkeys detects what global keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) are currently registered on the computer by various applications. This helps you determine which hotkeys are in use, and which are still available. All possible combinations of Alt, Ctrl, Shift and Win modifiers with regular typewriter keys are supported.
Please take note of the following warning: wrote:This application does not work correctly on 64-bit versions of Windows. Use it on 32-bit versions only.

Download latest Ethervane ActiveHotkeys portable release (currently v1.3.1b16, released 2012-02-15) from

Re: [Ethervane] ActiveHotkeys...

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:21 am
by Midas
Topic update: site and download links dead.

Portable download still available from the Web Archive at /web/*/