@John-M, I have created nearly all my shortcuts for programs (under Windows, right?) with CTRL-ALT- or a combination with SHIFT.
If the programs are already started and minimized to the taskbar I recall them with WIN-, for example WIN-3.
Both works perfect here. PL4 doesn’t block that.
By way of explanation: The “tandem app” I’m referring to is actually Irfan, which I use to grab screen-shots - often to illustrate a post to this forum !
I usually use a “qualifier” (such as Alt or Ctrl) too, Ralf … However, in cases where I’m trying to capture the options in a PL menu list, I cannot use, say, Alt+F8 because “Alt” causes the PL menu to close … so, prior to PL v4 I was able to simply use F8, which worked fine.
Unfortunately, PL4 is now trapping ALL keystrokes upfront - and “swallowing” any that it does not need for itself.
Hi Alex. Yes - this screenshot was taken from PLv3 using hot-key = F9 … but this does not work with PLv4 … Instead, PLv4 “swallows” this single-key hot-key, and does not pass it on.
Note: I normally use an additional “qualifier” - such as Alt+F9 … but when taking a screenshot of menu options I need to drop the qualifier because it causes the menu to close (before the screenshot can be taken). This was all working fine with PLv3 … but now, not with PLv4.
@John-M, I try to follow you.
You told me, you use IrfanView. I do the same.
I start IrfanView with SHIFT-ALT-I, press “C” for screenshot. IrfanView tells me to use CTRL-F11 for copying the actual screenshot into the clipboard (or save it as file - depending on your settings). That works great here. I have never tried to do something in combination with ALT or a single F-key. This screenshot here is done with IrfanView this way. You can see the opened menu and the mouse pointer.
Alex/@alex: Thanks for your follow-up - but, you can ignore my issue.
Whilst it’s true that something has changed between PLv3 and PLv4 - in that PLv4 now blocks certain key combinations that PLv3 did not - this is no longer a problem for me, as Ralf points out that Ctrl-key works fine as a hot-key qualifier when using Irfan to capture menu options.