How can I use the Windows key as global hotkey for Greenshot?
There are some special keys that are handled differently by Windows and therefore cannot be inserted into the hotkey configuration panel (Settings > Hotkeys) directly. E.g. this is the case with the Windows or Pause keys. However, you can still use them with Greenshot - you just have to edit Greenshot's configuration file manually in order to do so:
- Exit Greenshot (important, otherwise your manual changes might be overwritten).
- Locate and open Greenshot's configuration file.
- Find the hotkey settings within the file, they are called
LastregionHotkey(Capture last region) and
IEHotkey(Capture Internet Explorer) and can usually be found at the beginning of the file.
- Change the hotkeys as desired, e.g. if you want to use Windows + P to invoke region capture, change the
RegionHotkeyentry as follows:
RegionHotkey=Win + P
- Start Greenshot.