I have checked my settings, and I have the Express Scribe set to system-wide hotkeys. However, they keyboard I have is brand new, and the F "function" keys that are used for the hotkeys have a dual usage. Volume up and down, rewind, play and pause, fast forward, search, among a few others are the secondary uses of some of these F keys.
When I am within the Express Scribe box and the window is activated, the hot keys work just fine, using the second function for the F key. (What I mean by this, for example, is F4 on my keyboard has a secondary use for play/pause. However, Express Scribe i