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[Wednesday 11th April 2007 at 9:33 pm]
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Apparently, to make Alt+D, Alt+E, Alt+O and Alt+V act as local hotkeys for certain 'links', DriveImage 2002 needs to install a global hotkey hook.

Thus concludes a good half hour spent fruitlessly searching for a non-existant bit of malware.

Thanks, PowerQuest.
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[User Picture]From: olego
Thursday 12th April 2007 at 4:50 am (UTC)
I actually recently stumbled on this too: RegisterHotKey is a poorly-named function, and MSDN doesn't say mention alternatives in the documentation.

The whole Accelerator business is really tricky, because you have to modify your message loop to LoadAccelerators and TranslateAccelerator before trying to DispatchMessage. There is no other way, but there really should be. It actually took me 2 tries to load accelerators properly before I got them to work. In contrast, RegisterHotKeys is a 2-line modification that just works.

I think that their WinAPI programmer should be reprimanded, but it should be understood that WinAPI is a monster. MFC is also a monster, even though it tries not to be one.
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