A hotkey is a keyboard key or a set of keys that, when pressed simultaneously, cause the operating system or a program to execute a specific and pre-configured action.

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Hotkey volume change for specific application. Windows 7

I want to have a hotkey to change the sound of a specific application, like chrome for example, but leave other apps on the same sound level. Basically i want this http://i.imgur.com/HWZ5sEY.png in a ...
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Slow hotkey response in GNOME 3.12

I run Arch, and I recently grabbed the 3.12 upgrade for GNOME. I've had F12 bound to terminator for a while, since I often have to summon new terminals. Ever since the upgrade, using a hotkey for a ...
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I am running Windows 8.1 on a Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus and, I think, hotkeys (or similar) will activate on it's own.

Often the keyboard will develop a mind of it's own, ie; when I type 's' the charms menu will pop out with the search window open. There are many examples. I need to know a: how to turn this off, b: ...
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Unmap Ctrl (shift) tab hotkey to switch tabs in MTPuTTY

In MTPuTTY, Control+Tab and Control-Shift-Tab are the default hotkeys for changing terminal tabs. However, there doesn't seem to be any way to unmap these hotkeys from the "Hot keys" menu. Is it ...
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Pentadactyl focus on video element hotkey (YouTube)

For YouTube I want a hotkey to focus back to video element. Leaving the video element is usually ESC. this is by defining either a custom element to bind the hotkey to or set it to last previous ...
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Why does ASUS G73sw hotkeys open program

I have windows 8.1 installed on my ASUS G73sw, when it had windows 7 I could press the buttons in the top left corner to adjust the screen colors and overclock the cpu. After I installed windows ...
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Alt + Tab (switch windows) and Alt + Shift (switch languanges) stopped working

A couple of days ago, some keyboard hot keys, such as Alt + Tab (switch windows) and Alt + Shift (to switch keyboard input languages) stopped working. Some notes/considerations: - If I change ...
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Run .exe file automatically on booting (or better alternative)

My problem: by default the Fn + F10/F11/F12 hotkeys on my ASUS laptop don't work by default. After a lot of Googling I found a video with a solution: I have to navigate to C:\Program Files ...
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Dreamweaver - Is there a way to prevent [shift+return] from entering a new line in the code view?

Currently, I have projects that regularly require me to insert line breaks <br> into the code. I have been using [shift+return] then hitting [delete] to get rid of the line break that ...
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awesome wm: set a hotkey to open mutt

I'm using awesome 3.4 on debian jessie. I'd like to add the hotkey combo mod + m to open mutt. I had thought that awful.key({ modkey, }, "m", function () awful.util.spawn_with_shell("mutt") ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE change of Hotkeys

I recently had to replace the keyboard on a Packard Bell EasyNote TE Windows 8 laptop. However, due to cost restrictions and avilability, I was unable to source an exact replacement. The keyboard I ...
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Disable Windows Hotkeys [duplicate]

how could I disable the Windows hotkeys? I need the button to work for a virtual machine, but the windows hotkeys are overriding my vm input and locking my actual computer and such.
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Text expansion tools for linux?

I am looking for a tool that can auto-close brackets and quotes in a terminal. For example, when I type echo " It should automatically expand into echo "" and put the cursor in the middle. This ...
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Synergy: switch screen if only specified key is hold and mouse moved to the edge

I've seen similar questions, but I've seen no answers. I want Synergy to switch screen if only I press some key (say, Shift), and move mouse to the edge. Without pressed key, Synergy should not ...
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What is is the bitmask for these SysRq commands?

I for the life of me still can't wrap my mind around bitmasks. I am sure they are very simple, I just haven't found something that makes how they work click in my brain yet. What would be the bitmask ...
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Is there a way to execute global hotkey using the command line?

OS: OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks Is it possible to execute any global hotkeys from the command line? For example, if I wanted to copy and paste, is there a command to let me type the exact hotkey and ...
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Finding out with process binds a hotkey

Somehow I have set a hotkey that start DoubleCommander whenever I press AltGr+s. Unfortunately I forgot which program is responsible for that behavior and therefore how to change it back. How do I ...
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LaTeXiT in Evernote

I was following this thread because I'm a college student studying physics, and taking notes in LaTeX format is really important for me, when I saw that I could use LaTeX in EN (Evernote) by just ...
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What are the hotkeys to restart or shutdown Windows 8?

After running System Mechanic 12 registry maintenance, the computer froze on the info screen. I tried to turn off the computer using the power button. This is a laptop, so disconnecting the power ...
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Create a hotkey /keyboard shortcut to close the Notepad++ Find Results window

I have always wished that Notepad++ had a keyboard shortcut for closing the Find Results pane / window that appears when I do one of the following: Find All in All Opened Documents Find All in ...
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How to assign a MS Word macro to a hotkey? [duplicate]

I've created a macro in MS Word 2007, but to run it, it seems I have to open Developer > Macros > Run each time. Surely there is a way to run this over and over with a hotkey, but how?
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Some keys seem dead - Works in Safe Mode

Recently, some key(-combinations) have stopped working on my WinXP Pro SP3 computer. Ctrl-E and PgUp and PgDn seem dead on the numpad, but all other keys and combinations work as they should. Ctrl-E ...
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Curly braces in Autohotkey “Send” command conflicting with hotkey braces

It's pretty hard to explain without showing the code first, so here goes: This is the code: #l:: { SoundGet, mutestate, , MUTE if mutestate = Off Send {Volume_Mute} Sleep 200 ...
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Is it possible to enable / disable auto refresh with Hotkey in Firefox

I need to have a AutoRefresh tool in firefox which I use in my enviornmrnt. Now my requirement is to need a hotkey to enable and disable that AutoRefresh on that particular tab. For ...
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Win 8.1 update- preupdate everything working fine, afterwards brightness hotkeys fail

The description says it all. I had up-to-date drivers for my display (Radeon 7700 series) before the OS update and now there seems to be some incompatibility with Win 8.1. I tried reverting back to ...
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Separate keys for separate “on-top” programs?

I've got a small application that runs in the corner of my screen. Can I keep it on top of my other applications without it interfering with them? And can I make it so that certain keys remain ...
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How to disable the hotkey to send a composing message in Outlook 2012?

I often accidentally send incomplete emails by hitting Alt+S. I want to turn this hotkey off when I'm using Outlook 2012. How can I do this?
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List of lnks (shortcuts) with hotkeys

Based on a previous experience of trying to find where the shortcut containing a hotkey that inadvertently hijacked part of my keyboard was: Does anyone know if there's a registry group or config ...
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App to apply color to text across apps in OS X

I am looking for a way to hotkey a change in color of highlighted text across a broad range of applications on OS X 10.9. This could be: a small app that acts on selected text (something like ...
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auto hotkey script to convert backward to forward slashes

Though I'm Windows based, I do my web development work in a customized console that mimics much of Unix particularities. One of these is that it uses forward slashes for paths, instead of backwards. ...
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How do I disable Windows + K shortcut key on Windows 8?

I don't want to disable any other shortcuts... just that one. I have muscle memory attached to it for using it with another app and I don't want to see the Devices charm ever again!
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Ubuntu's 'drag window to side of screen expand' in a hotkey

In ubuntu(using version 12.04), when you drag a window to the left or right side of your screen the window gets auto-maximized in height and is half of the screen on the left or right side ...
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Brightness hotkeys not working on linux mint 15 (HP mini 210-4000)

I have linuxmint 15 Mate running on my netbook(HP mini 210-4000). All hotkeys are working fine except the brightness ones. Slider do pops up on pressing the keys but brightness doesn't change at all. ...
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What other tool is using my hotkey?

I use Greenshot for screenshots, and it's been nagging about some other software tool using the same hotkey. I started receiving this warning message about two days ago. It shows up each time I reboot ...
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How to find what is bound to a keyboard shortcut in windwos 7?

In Eclipse I use Crtl+Shift+F to autoformat code. After I installed SQL Developer (Oracle) I found that the windows shortcut it created also bound that Crtl+Shift+F to it. It took me awhile to find ...
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How do I customize the hotkeys on my Dell Latitude?

My Latitude E6530 has a "Calc" hotkey which launches calc.exe by default. I have no need for this application; how can I change it?
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Close Find Bar without focus with Esc in Firefox

Right now there are two ways to close the Find Bar in Firefox: click the "x" button or set the focus to the Find Bar text input and press Esc. I'm looking for a way to close Find Bar with Esc key when ...
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Where/how does Firefox store hotkey settings?

For instance, shortcuts like ctrl+shift+w for "close window", and so on.
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Windows 8 - Windows + Tab not working - doesnt cycle windows

I'm trying to figure out how to cycle through my desktop windows in Windows 8 (desktop mode windows). I think windows 7 had a really nice effect where the windows become 3D at an angle as you cycle. ...
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What happens to hotkeys when doing a clean stock windows 7 install?

I have a Samsung laptop and I want to do a clean stock Windows 7 install. I have a Windows 7 CD to install from. My laptop has some special hotkeys (fn + < f key >) that interact with the volume, ...
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How to reset the hotkeys and shortcuts in windows 8

Something went wrong in my windows 8, the windows button's stopped working and I can't live without Win+D, Win+E, Win+L..etc. Is there any way to reset this shortcuts?
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How do I use magic sysreq keys on a Mac?

I only recently found out about the magic system request keys. How do I use them from the keyboard on Macs with a Linux-based OS installed, or in other cases where the keyboard doesn't have a SysReq ...
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ASUS hotkeys keys no longer work after upgrade to Windows 8.1

My ASUS VivoBook S500C came with Windows 8 pre-installed, and the hotkeys worked fine, such as volume controls, brightness, etc. However, after an upgrade to Windows 8.1, I can't seem to get it ...
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Putty clearing sessions

My team is responsible for a small task using putty.exe but they handle many tasks a day. Basically we connect to host i-sentinel providing a username and password. Therefore, it is entered a ...
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Keyboard hotkey to restore VirtualBox window?

Not sure why, but in my latest custom VM the bar with the - □ ❌ is permanently hidden… All I configured was for it to appear in the top center (like VMware), I didn't configure it to disappear :\ ...
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hotkey for outlook 2010 change default reply message

Issue: This is more of an annoyance than anything else, but I cannot get my email defaults to stay in place. Whenever I respond to an email, it takes on the formatting of the sender, not the default ...
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VIM Hotkey Creation

I'm pretty new to VIM and linux in general. So doing this on my own is well beyond my skill level now. I'm familiar with vimrc file but that is it... Let's say I have one terminal open idling. ...
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How can I set hotkey for “Dash home” -> “search” input field in Ubuntu?

I want to launch "Dash home" -> "search" input field by customized key binding in Ubuntu 12.04. I installed xbindkeys, xbindkeys-config and xvkbd by following this instruction. ...
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Disable Ctrl+Q shortcut in Eclipse (prevent closing)

In Eclipse, Ctrl+Q shortcut forces application closure. There are no warning messages AND if going to Windows -> Preferences -> Keys, there is nothing bound to Ctrl+Q and even if I bind something, it ...
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Keyboard shortcut to make active window the window at the position of the cursor

In Windows, I want to enter a key command and have whatever window is currently beneath the cursor be made the active window. Is there a piece of software that makes this possible?