Re: hotkeys in IE add-on

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Wed, 28 Feb 2007 08:44:44 -0500
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On Feb 28, 3:06 pm, "Igor Tandetnik" <> wrote:

"kombat" <> wrote in message

i want to support shortcut-keys, is this possible, if so how ? and
can they be active even when the sidebar/toolbar are hidden ?

You can install a keyboard hook - see SetWindowsHookEx. You would
probably need a BHO, to make sure your code is loaded and running
even when all UI is hidden.

wouldn't this be a global hook ?

SetWindowsHookEx gives you an option of installing a global hook, a
process-wide hook, or a hook for a specific thread. I don't see why you
would want the first option.

what about WM_SETHOTKEY ?

What about it?

You might be thinking about RegisterHotKey. Note that such a hot key is
system-wide. If, say, you have two browser instances, only one of them
can successfully register a hotkey. Besides, the hotkey would go to you
even when some other application, not the browser, is active. Is this
what you want?
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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