1. Ludwin Feiten
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Tuesday, 11 January 2022 14:25 PM UTC

Hi and happy New Year!
I moved to PB21 and would like to take Keyboards Shortcuts I defined in IDE with me.
I look in the PB.INI and the usual places in the Registry but couldn't find them.
Before I start a laborious search I rather ask the community:

Does anyone know where PowerBuilder stores/keeps/hides the user defined Keyboard Shortcuts? 

TIA, Ludwin

Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Tuesday, 11 January 2022 22:23 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

Hi Everyone;

  Here is another tip ..  copy PB IDE clipboard items from PB2019 => PB2021

  1. Open REGEDIT utility
  2. Go to the PB 2019 Clip window location which is is stored: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Sybase\PowerBuilder\19.0\Clip
  3. Copy the above values to the corresponding registry of PB 2021: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Sybase\PowerBuilder\21.0\Clip

Regards .. Chris


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Ludwin Feiten Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Tuesday, 11 January 2022 20:02 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 2

Hi Mark!

Thank you for this valuable information!
I logged in and copied from Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Sybase\PowerBuilder\19.0\Shortcuts.
That worked great!

If I may add a feature to the list: Also copy the self defined Layouts laughing.

Best regards, Ludwin.


  1. Olan Knight
  2. Tuesday, 11 January 2022 20:16 PM UTC
Ludwin, can you please mark this issue as RESOLVED?

Thank You
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  1. Ludwin Feiten
  2. Tuesday, 11 January 2022 21:00 PM UTC
Thanks for reminding me. :-)
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  1. Mark Goldsmith
  2. Wednesday, 12 January 2022 00:35 AM UTC
You're welcome Ludwin and glad to hear that worked for you!
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Mark Goldsmith Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Tuesday, 11 January 2022 15:29 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 3

Hi Ludwin,

These can be found under your user SID in the registry (see pic below with my SID). They are stored under the 1037 entry in binary format and so they don't make sense when you look at the values.


They can also be found under Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Sybase\PowerBuilder\19.0\Shortcuts when you're logged in.

Just a caveat, I don't know whether the format has changed going from 2019R3-2703, which is what I'm running, to PB21 and so make sure you have a backup of the existing values before editing.

Would be a nice feature upon install, if the installer detects existing customized keyboard settings, ClipWindow entries etc., to ask whether to copy these to the new install.



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