Extend selection keyboard shortcut not working

I'm using a pretty fresh (two-week-old) installation of Visual Studio Premium 2013 and ReSharper 8.2.1 with the default "Visual Studio" ReSharper overlay keyboard scheme, but Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow does nothing for me inside the editor. This is one of my favourite shortcuts :(

I've Reset VS keyboard scheme (to the default "Visual C# 2005" style), and then re-Applied ReSharper's "Visual Studio" scheme, to no avail. If I change ReSharper to use "ReSharper 2.x or IntelliJ IDEA" scheme, then Ctrl+W and Ctrl+Shift+W do work correctly, but I'm used to the other scheme and would prefer to get that working.

The correct shortcut is displayed in the ReSharper > Edit menu ("Extend Selection      Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow"), and the menu item itself correctly extends the selection when clicked.

Below are pastes of my VS About info and my R# About info ( still in evaluation until my manager gets my new hire license approved from higher up :) )

Does anyone have any ideas?

=== R# About ===

JetBrains ReSharper 8.2.1 Full Edition
Build 8.2.1000.4556 on 2014-05-19T17:12:38

Free evaluation 30 days left
Plugins: 1
#1. “NuGet support for ReSharper” v1.3.0.16602 by JetBrains
Visual Studio 12.0.30723.0.

Copyright © 2003–2014 JetBrains s.r.o. All rights reserved.

=== VS About ===

Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2013
Version 12.0.30723.00 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.50938

Installed Version: Premium

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Hello Mo,

  Could you please check the following:

  • Open Tools | Options | Environment | Keyboard;
  • Put the cursor to "Press shortcut keys" field;
  • Press e.g. "Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow".

  Will this shortcut be shown in this field?


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I forgot to mention in my OP that I had tried on both laptop and usb keyboard, but to no avail.
Thanks to your help, I found that indeed Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow was not being recognized and not showing up at all in that Visual Studio dialog, so it seems something else is intercepting the input.
Googling "hp laptop ctrl alt right arrow" led me to http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/Revolve-810-and-behavior-of-the-arrow-keys-with-Ctrl-Alt/td-p/2715725 which explains that it's the Intel HD Graphics drivers doing the interception. I was able to disable the Intel hotkeys from its tray icon.

Problem solved.

Thanks again :)

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I have been having the same problem for several weeks now. I just tried the Intel HD hot keys workaround, but it did not work.
I tried changing the hot key for extend selection and the new hot key worked, so the functionality is here.
However, I just can't seem to get the Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow (or any arrows actually) working in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 with R#R 8.2.2
Any suggestions?


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