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CTRL + SPACE hotkey fix


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JeanLuc
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Hello :)

Thanks to AutoHotKey, and the simplest script I made, I finally managed to get the Windows hotkey CTRL + SPACE to behave - i.e. do nothing - instead of sending me to the desktop when playing Batman Arkham Asylum each time I pressed Ctrl + Space.

Oh, and it also fixed CTRL + SPACE hiding whichever active foremost app / window I had on screen when I pressed Ctrl + Space...

This should also fix the "change to Chinese language" problem for some users.

Anyway, here is the script, to place in your Windows startup folder:

; IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT GETTING STARTED: Lines that start with a
; semicolon, such as this one, are comments.  They are not executed.

; This script is for the CTRL + SPACE hotkey, and it forces CTRL SPACE
; to not hide the current forefront application, nor switch to any other
; keyboard language, switch you out of a game (example: Batman Arkham
; Asylum) to the desktop, or anything else Windows forcefully decides to
; do "on your behalf" when you press CTRL + SPACE.

^space::return

; Place this script in your startup folder for it to work
; Example path for Windows 7:
; C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

; You need to have AutoHotKey installed, of course.

 

Hoping this will help others, as this annoyed me for months before I found a workable solution.

 

Cheers!
Jean-Luc