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Orphaned Keyboard Shortcut - Please Fix

  • I am experiencing this too. Its about 3 days that this is happening.
    My current Opera version is Version:62.0.3331.43
    It takes over
    CTRL+SHIFT+1
    CTRL+SHIFT+3
    CTRL+SHIFT+8

    I am experiencing this in my code editor PSPad. When Opera is opened, i cannot use the bookmarks (nothing happens). When i close Opera, all works fine.

  • Immediately after updating to Opera 62.0.3331.72 (on Windows 10) this began to affect me as well. When attempting to use Ctrl-Shift-8 in gMail or gDocs to add bullets, nothing happens. I routinely use Chrome for those two pages, but even loading them in Opera itself does not work. As soon as Opera is closed, the shortcut works as expected.

    Has anyone at Opera reproduced this yet?

  • Bizzare issue: As title says, this shortcut input stops working when Opera is open. I've tried closing all tabs, so it's not a site problem. Closing opera is the only solution.

    I essentially need to have Opera open most of the day for employment reasons, and my software that I use the shortcut in as well. How do I solve this conflict?

    I've already checked Opera's shortcuts for this input and I didn't see it. I removed some other ones, but nothing changed. I also tried a keyboard checker program and confirmed this was not limited to software. THose 3 keys together are just not working when Opera is open.

    The bizarre part: CTRL+SHIFT+2, CTRL+SHIFT+4 - 0 all work. Only 1 and 3 seem to be affected.

  • Hello, I am having this issue as well. I am using Ctrl+Shift+1, Ctrl+Shift+2 and Ctrl+Shift+3 as a means to switch between languages in Windows 7 and Opera overrides those shortcuts as long as it is open (Ctrl+Shift+2 still working though). Tried deleting all shortcuts and disabling all extensions, nothing. It is somewhere inside the code as some user pointed out and it is definitely a bug and a very annoying one as it hampers my workflow. Hope developers fix it quickly, as it is really driving me nuts.

  • Still happens with 62.0.3331.99

  • Confirmed. This is still an issue for me as well.

  • Opera Developer 64.0.3388.0 has now reserved Ctrl+Shift+Home and Ctrl+Shift+End. Ctrl+Shift+1 and Ctrl+Shift+3 are working properly again in this Opera version. Again, like before, there isn't any functionality in Opera (that I am aware of) that is triggered by these key combinations.

    Opera Stable 62.0.3331.72 still reserves Ctrl+Shift+1 and Ctrl+Shift+3.

  • There is no good reason for Opera to be reserving any of these combinations outside of its own focus. What is the rationale for commandeering shortcuts which would have no value if you are not using the browser directly?

    I love this browser, but it is causing me so much aggravation while attempting to work I'm looking at alternatives to use if this doesn't get resolved quickly.

  • @op3000 said in Orphaned Keyboard Shortcut - Please Fix:

    Opera Developer 64.0.3388.0 has now reserved Ctrl+Shift+Home and Ctrl+Shift+End.

    Wow, well done. There is no way I will be able to use opera and loose possibility to select text to the beginning/end of file.... Looks like the switch to Opera didn't work out very well...

  • Here too, as of a few days Opera is stealing keys:
    Ctrl-shift-backspace
    Ctrl-shift-end
    Ctrl-shift-home
    Ctrl-shift-insert
    Ctrl-shift-page-down
    Ctrl-shift-page-up

    Very simple to verify:
    download Nirsoft - HotKeysList from https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/hot_keys_list.html
    launch HotKeysList with Opera not launched -> these keys don't appear in the global hotkeys list
    launch Opera -> the keys are added to the global active hotkeys (press the refresh button to see the active keys list change immediately)
    exit Opera -> the keys are removed from the global active hotkeys

    And I don't even know why it's even doing this (so that I can try disabling the behaviour). I suppose that it's something to do with mediakeys, but disabled "Hardware Media Key Handling" and "Experimental system keyboard lock" in opera flags but no change.

    These keys are used all the time in other programs, so if this doesn't go away quick, it seems that after some 20 years I'll finally stop using Opera, something that even all the removed functionalities that happened when they moved to the new chrome based builds hadn't been able made me move.

  • @leocg , do you have any way of getting an update on whether this is being fixed or not?

  • I am also using Opera to browse the web, but I do not usually use these function keys so I do not notice. And the test time is still wrong ..!

  • @leocg, please check and make sure the original bug report is still open and please also update the status if possible. Thank you.

  • Reported bug as DNAWIZ-68385 on Jul/30.

    Note: didn't notice there was already a bug report for this...

  • @carloscs said in Orphaned Keyboard Shortcut - Please Fix:

    Here too, as of a few days Opera is stealing keys:
    Ctrl-shift-backspace
    Ctrl-shift-end
    Ctrl-shift-home
    Ctrl-shift-insert
    Ctrl-shift-page-down
    Ctrl-shift-page-up

    Very simple to verify:
    download Nirsoft - HotKeysList from https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/hot_keys_list.html
    launch HotKeysList with Opera not launched -> these keys don't appear in the global hotkeys list
    launch Opera -> the keys are added to the global active hotkeys (press the refresh button to see the active keys list change immediately)
    exit Opera -> the keys are removed from the global active hotkeys

    And I don't even know why it's even doing this (so that I can try disabling the behaviour). I suppose that it's something to do with mediakeys, but disabled "Hardware Media Key Handling" and "Experimental system keyboard lock" in opera flags but no change.

    These keys are used all the time in other programs, so if this doesn't go away quick, it seems that after some 20 years I'll finally stop using Opera, something that even all the removed functionalities that happened when they moved to the new chrome based builds hadn't been able made me move.

    Thank you very much! Fixed the error, very stable use!


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  • Encountered this error together with Plastic SCM. Shortcut Ctrl+Shift+3 opens Branches which won't work when Opera is opened.

    Its really frustrating, because I use this shortcut with automation scripts (using AutoIt) and this bug breaks my workflow.

    Hope it will be fixed soon.

  • @stepm In your case, a workaround may be (re)starting Autoit after starting Opera. If Autoit register the global keys every time it starts (as does Opera) last to register wins (overwrites previous registration) and yo may have Ctrl-shift-3 back.

    I'm just wondering now why for some users Opera is globally stealing Ctrl-Shift-1/2/3/... and in my case it's Ctrl-Shift-Home/End/...

    If it's configurable (registry, ...) I could remap the keys to some I never use.

  • @alekcand3r said in Orphaned Keyboard Shortcut - Please Fix:

    @op3000 said in Orphaned Keyboard Shortcut - Please Fix:

    Opera Developer 64.0.3388.0 has now reserved Ctrl+Shift+Home and Ctrl+Shift+End.

    Wow, well done. There is no way I will be able to use opera and loose possibility to select text to the beginning/end of file.... Looks like the switch to Opera didn't work out very well...

    Should read better the replies in the forum. @stepm seems like if you upgrade to the last Opera version you change your medicine, You get Ctrl-Shift-3 back but loose some other keys.

  • @dsifuz said in Orphaned Keyboard Shortcut - Please Fix:

    @leocg , do you have any way of getting an update on whether this is being fixed or not?

    There are a few bugs on this. Consider DNAWIZ-66222 to be the active one and the others duplicates. The issue is being analyzed at the moment.

  • Anyone have any update on the status of this?

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