Hotkey for Hawkeye

Jun 17, 2013 at 3:41 PM
It seems that hawkeye establishes a global hotkey (Ctrl+Shift+R) while the application which spawned a previously-monitored application is open. This is actually kind of handy, but without a mechanism to turn it off, I can't use Control+Shift+R for other purposes. This is bothersome. Where is this hotkey declared and can it be made optional?
Jun 18, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Well, it is configurable:

next to ACorns.Hawkeye.exe, you should find a file names settings.xml; the hotkey is defined in this file.
Though, mind that,:
  • if no settings.xml file exists, or the hotkey setting is not there, the hotkey is hardcoded to be Control+Shift+R (this is the default).
  • if you want to deactivate completely the hotkey stuff, you should clear the content of the value attribute:
<hotKey value="" />
  • Once you are satisfied with your configuration file, copy it next to each and every ACorns.Hawkeye.exe (I forgot to provide one in the x64 subdirectories); otherwise, you may revert to the default behavior ("Control+Shift+R") in some configurations.
As a reminder, you'll find 4 distinct hawkeye executables (and hence four place where settings.xml should be copied):
  • <install dir>\Acorns.Hawkeye.125.N2\
  • <install dir>\Acorns.Hawkeye.125.N2\x64\
  • <install dir>\Acorns.Hawkeye.125.N4\
  • <install dir>\Acorns.Hawkeye.125.N4\x64\
This is not the most straightforward way to solve your issue, but nevertheless, should help.
Jun 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM
That will definitely help. Thanks!