Windows – is notepad++ blocking the autohotkey shortcuts

autohotkeynotepadtroubleshootingwindows 7

I have a series of keyboard shortcuts defined in my autohotkey script. Currently, none of them work whenever notepad++ has focus.

The script is loaded as usual. The keyboard shortcuts (mostly stuff for moving windows around) work perfectly with any other window, they just don't do anything if the notepad++ window has focus. At the same time, all regular windows shortcuts work fine, even while notepad++ has focus. So it is a specific issue between notepad++ and autohotkey.

The shortcuts I've defined in my script don't conflict with any of notepad's standard keyboard shortcuts. Does anyone know what's happening?

Using Windows 7, notepad++ v5.8.1, autohotkey v1.0.48.03

Best Answer

  • For me, it was enough to restart Notepad++, so try that first.