When playing League of Legends with Winamp and TeamSpeak. LoL ignores my teamspeak keybindings (Ctrl+Alt+o/p), and thus teamspeak correctly reacts.

But my Winamp keybindings (Ctrl+Alt+v, Ctrl+Alt+arrowup and so on), are probably "eaten" by LoL and Winamp does not respond.

Does anyone know why this is happening or how to fix it?

  • Sorry but I can't quite understand what you are asking? Do you mean accepting?
    – Lyrion
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 9:13
  • well if i use the shortcut for Teamspeak it works. and for winamp it doesn't
    – Vogel612
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 9:18
  • Can't help you there because i just use my G15 keyboard to flip through songs. But I did make your question understandable
    – Lyrion
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 9:30
  • @Lyrion well even though it is technically not correct what you edited, i guess that is easier to understand, btw it accepts the keyboard-defined "windows-functions"
    – Vogel612
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 9:42
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    LoL does some weird things with the windows keyboard input, I have my caps-lock remapped to ctrl in my registry and I can still use caps-lock as caps-lock within LoL and not as ctrl :/.
    – Kevin
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 19:31

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Why do custom global hotkeys not work in Winamp when playing LoL?

I don't know. It didn't work for VLC either. I would suspect, that League of Legends is swallowing those keyboard commands and not letting other applications know about them (there is probably someone who can give a much more technical answer about keyboard hooks etc).

How do I fix this?

Well this I have an answer to! If you go to Options -> Preferences -> Global Hotkeys you will notice an "Enable default multimedia key support" (Winamp v5.623). Check this box. This will let Winamp "hear" any multimedia keys being pressed. Now while playing league of legends you can use the multimedia keys on your keyboard to change songs, volume etc.

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