Fastkeys does not work on Outlook

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Fastkeys does not work on Outlook

PostPosted by gviso » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:11 am

I am having trouble getting Fastkeys to work at all on my Outlook 2016 on one of the machines I use. It works OK on other machines with 2016 but not one. I've tried disabling some of the add ons but this did nothing. Are there any other reasons why this might not be working? Anything else I can do to troubleshoot?

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Re: Fastkeys does not work on Outlook

PostPosted by Tom » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:26 am

What exactly is not working? Text expanding or other modules?

If FastKeys is working on all but one computer you might check if it is not interfering with some other software.

You can also try setting a key delay - Preferences/Text Expander/Advanced - experiment with different values.

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Re: Fastkeys does not work on Outlook

PostPosted by daknot » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:21 pm

A friend of mine has reported right clicking issues within Outlook, but I haven't personally noticed this.

I have noticed some keyboard shortcuts do not work in Word however and I do not have a command set for them with Fast keys.
Such as using the Ctrl + 2 for double spacing a document.
Ctrl + 3 in fast keys by default is the dictionary look up.
Is there any reason you could see this interfering with Ctrl +2?

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Re: Fastkeys does not work on Outlook

PostPosted by Marko » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:08 pm

Ctrl-2 is a Pause shortcut in FastKeys. You can change it in Preferences/Shortcuts.

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Re: Fastkeys does not work on Outlook

PostPosted by burque505 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:59 pm

gviso wrote:I am having trouble getting Fastkeys to work at all on my Outlook 2016 on one of the machines I use. It works OK on other machines with 2016 but not one. I've tried disabling some of the add ons but this did nothing. Are there any other reasons why this might not be working? Anything else I can do to troubleshoot?


I run Win7 64-bit and MS Office 64-bit. I have trouble with many programs due to permissions, but setting FastKeys to run as administrator has cleared up 90% of the FastKeys-related ones. The issues I'm still having are likely related to my setup rather than FastKeys.

Is one of your machines running 64-bit Windows, 64-bit Office, or both?

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Re: Fastkeys does not work on Outlook

PostPosted by h3rb3rt » Tue May 23, 2017 9:20 pm

I have issues with text expansion on a Win7 64-bit machine... any solution?

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Re: Fastkeys does not work on Outlook

PostPosted by Marko » Tue May 23, 2017 10:42 pm

If I remember correctly in your case FastKeys stops working after the first trigger? If this is the case on one computer only then this must be related to your specific computer setup (security settings, conflicting applications etc.). Or is it just the case with Outlook?

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