EWS: "Error binding to hotkeys" - how to determine what's using Alt+` ?

Blaq

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Trying to install EWS on Win10, I got the "Error binding to hotkeys" message. Nothing happens when I press Alt+` ; how can I determine which application has registered this hotkey?
 

Ex_Brit

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EWS: Easy Window Switcher if anyone is wondering.
 
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mqudsi

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What currently happens if you try using alt+` without EWS running?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Can you run this, wait for the scan to finish, then press "Copy" and paste the results here in a reply?

It'll generate a list of all running processes on your system. Maybe someone will spot something there.
 

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Blaq

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I didn't run your utility, but used PowerShell. Here's the process list:

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Path : 
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Business\TimeSnapper\TimeSnapper.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SureThing Shared\stllssvr.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\DSUpd.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\TOASTER.EXE
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\sftservice.EXE
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\97.4.467\QtWebEngineProcess.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Druide\Antidote 9\Application\Bin32\AgentAntidote.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Druide\Antidote 9\Application\Bin64\AgentAntidote.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\Evernote.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteSubprocess.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteTray.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Skitch\Skitch.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Flip Video\FlipShareServer\FlipShareServer.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Flip Video\FlipShare\FlipShareService.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Games\Steam\bin\cef\cef.win7x64\steamwebhelper.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Games\Steam\steam.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.35.452\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.35.452\GoogleCrashHandler64.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Solutions\HPSupportSolutionsFrameworkService.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\KeirNet\K9\K9.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Web Companion\Application\Lavasoft.WCAssistant.WinService.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Web Companion\Application\WebCompanion.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\MyLifeOrganized\MLO\mlo.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Notifier 1.1\MySQLNotifier.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NvNode\NVIDIA Web Helper.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex Media Server.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex Tuner Service.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex Update Service.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\PlexScriptHost.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Raptr Inc\PlaysTV\plays_service.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\OEM\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\TeamViewer.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\TeamViewer_Service.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\tv_w32.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\tv_x64.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_Application-specific\Windows Media Center\MillieSoft\TunerFreeMCE\TunerFreeMCEService.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_Business\RescueTime\RescueTime.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_File\Everything\Everything.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_File\FarStone TotalRecovery backup\Client\DCNTranProc.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_File\FarStone TotalRecovery backup\Client\Efb\FBPAgent.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_File\FarStone TotalRecovery backup\Client\cbp\DCSchdler.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_File\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_Internet\Affixa\AffixaTray.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_Internet\PuTTY\pageant.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_Internet\stunnel\bin\stunnel.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_System\Process Explorer\procexp64.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_Video\Hauppauge\DeviceCentral\HcwDCTrayTool.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_Video\Hauppauge\DeviceCentral\HcwDevCentralService.exe
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\_Video\Photodex\ProShow Gold\ScsiAccess.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements 13 Organizer\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\HP\HP Officejet Pro 8610\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\HP\HP Officejet Pro 8610\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\IIS\Microsoft Web Deploy\MsDepSvc.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\Macrium\Common\MacriumService.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\Macrium\Common\ReflectUI.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\MKCHelper.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\ipoint.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\itype.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\EXCEL.EXE
Path : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\WINWORD.EXE
Path : C:\Program Files\Monotype\SkyFonts\Monotype.SkyFonts.Service.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display.NvContainer\NVDisplay.Container.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA GeForce Experience\NVIDIA Share.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvContainer\nvcontainer.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\ShadowPlay\nvsphelper64.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\Norton Security\{98C25522-178D-4ADC-A99A-CD78DF987D16}\Engine\22.20.2.57\NortonSecurity.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\27078NielsLaute.HuetroforHue_7.5.3.0_x64__91se88q2mhfz2\Huetro.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\AppleInc.iTunes_12106.2.48003.0_x64__nzyj5cx40ttqa\AMDS64\AppleMobileDeviceProcess.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2020.19111.24110.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Microsoft.Photos.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.YourPhone_1.20041.91.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\YourPhone.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.YourPhone_1.20041.91.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\YourPhoneServer\YourPhoneServer.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.ZuneVideo_10.20022.11011.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Video.UI.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\_Libraries\Python27\lib\site-packages\win32\PythonService.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\_System\Ditto\Ditto.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\_System\Novawave\Novabench\NovabenchService.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\_System\RealityRipple Software\Mouse Manager\MouseManager.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\_UI\LastPass\lastapp_x64.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\_UI\VistaSwitcher\vswitch64.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\_UI\Volume Concierge 2\VolumeConcierge.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\_UI\WinCompose\wincompose.exe
Path : C:\Program Files\_UI\allSnap\allsnap64.exe
Path : C:\Users\Charles\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.306\Discord.exe
Path : C:\Users\Charles\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Path : C:\Users\Charles\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.35.452\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
Path : C:\Users\Charles\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.35.452\GoogleCrashHandler64.exe
Path : C:\Users\Charles\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe
Path : C:\Users\Charles\AppData\Local\NeoSmart Technologies\wincycle\wincycle.exe
Path : C:\Users\Charles\AppData\Local\Programs\Google\MusicManager\MusicManager.exe
Path : C:\Users\Charles\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\helper\helper.exe
Path : C:\Users\Charles\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
Path : C:\Users\Charles\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\updates\3.5.5_45628\utorrentie.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
Path : C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\SMSvcHost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\schtasks.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\System32\spoolsv.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\AUDIODG.EXE
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\ApplicationFrameHost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\DbxSvc.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\DllHost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\SettingSyncHost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\conhost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\dashost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\dwm.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\fontdrvhost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\sihost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskhostw.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
Path : C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
Path : C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe
Path : C:\Windows\SysWOW64\brss01a.exe
Path : C:\Windows\SysWOW64\brsvc01a.exe
Path : C:\Windows\System32\CompPkgSrv.exe
Path : C:\Windows\System32\RuntimeBroker.exe
Path : C:\Windows\System32\SecurityHealthSystray.exe
Path : C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exe
Path : C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
Path : C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe
Path : C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
Path : C:\Windows\System32\smartscreen.exe
Path : C:\Windows\SystemApps\InputApp_cw5n1h2txyewy\WindowsInternal.ComposableShell.Experiences.TextInput.InputApp.exe
Path : C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy\LockApp.exe
Path : C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe
Path : C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe
Path : c:\program files\macrium\common\reflectmonitor.exe
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Have you tried killing/exiting Vista Switcher before running EWS?
 
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