Non-Quicken Ctrl key combinations no longer work after Quicken Win 32.10

I have a great product called Auto Hotkey that allows me to specify a key combination to do things like multiply by my tax rate when entering a transaction in Quicken. For example, Ctrl-8 generates *1.08375, enter, tab. But all non-Quicken shortcuts have stopped working after installing the March 2021 Quicken for Windows update. I had this happen years ago and fixed it but don’t remember how. Can anyone help?

If you don't use Auto Hotkey, I highly recommend it.

Answers

  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Have you restarted Quicken since the patch update?
    When Quicken starts from the installer the permissions are different, and another program can't get access to Quicken's control or send keystrokes.  If Quicken is started normally it should allow other programs run by the same user to do these things.
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  • Dl260
    Dl260 Member
    Here's the solution - I believe I had Quicken set to use Windows standard for Keyboard Mappings but the update apparently set it to use Quicken standard (this is in Preferences -> Setup). I changed it back to Windows (and restarted Quicken to make the change take effect) and it passes through my keyboard combinations to Auto Hotkey again.

    As I said, Auto Hotkey will make your life a lot easier when entering data in Quicken or for entering common things in E-mail, etc.

    Here's a sample script:

    ; Auto HotKey Setting Script

    #SingleInstance force ; if file is executed again, replaces currently loaded file automatically

    ; ^xx = Ctrl + xx
    ; !xx = Alt + xx

    ^8::Send *1.08375{Enter}{Tab} ; Tax Rate for Quicken

    !F::run C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe ; Open Firefox in a New Window

    ^A::Send {Enter}{Enter}Thanks.{Enter}{Enter}Dan ; email closing
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    I'm glad you figured it out.
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