Photoshop CC: When minimized, Alt+number hotkeys don't work in other applications

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When Photoshop is minimized onto taskbar, Alt+number hotkeys (alt+1, 2 etc, not talking about numpad by the way) dont work in other applications (3d apps, games, anything) until photoshop is unminimized. ive been noticing this for years on various windows and PS versions but never really investigated further.  anyone can confirm that it happens on their side too? if so, we could start narrowing it down.
reproduction:  you can probably quickly test it for example in vlc player where by default alt+numbers change zoom, then open photoshop, minimize it and try alt+numbers again in vlc
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Hey there.  I'm not seeing this.  You might want to check to see if there is another app interfering with your keyboard responses.

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David
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thanks for reply, did more testing, it seems to 100% trigger when i minimize photoshop by clicking its taskbar button instead of using the regular top-right corner minimize button.
windows 8.1 64bit (pinning disabled) but this used to happen even on win7.
if you have time please let me know whether even that doesnt reproduce the bug on your side
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I just tried that, but my ALT controls all work fine, including ALT+1 to save in WordPad.

Could you have another app running or terminated-but-resident that might be interfering?  This kind of problem is commonly caused by tablet drivers and screen capture apps.

Thanks,
David