Change the sticky key path executable?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by idsk, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. idsk

    idsk MDL Junior Member

    Aug 25, 2009
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    hello,
    i wanted to change the program launched from the sticky key feature
    when i press 5 times the shift key, i would like it to run the snipping tool

    i already tried to rename "snippingtool.exe" to "sethc.exe" but it doesnt seem to run when it's renamed

    is there any registry key to change the path of the stiky key shortcut?
     
  2. Stix

    Stix MDL Novice

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    #2 Stix, Feb 22, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    You can redirect sethc.exe to run the snipping tool by using the debugger trick in Windows, import the code below into your registry :

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\sethc.exe]
    @=""
    "Debugger"="C:\\Windows\\System32\\SnippingTool.exe"
    Tested on Win7 x64 :)
     
  3. idsk

    idsk MDL Junior Member

    Aug 25, 2009
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    prefect!
    thanks a lot it works great without even restarting windows
    i didnt know about that usefull registry key :D