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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Autohotkey & VirtualBox no longer get global hotkeys - Chrome to blame?

Windows-7 system, up to date with patches. As of Monday, after a first-thing-in-the-morning update to VirtualBox, I found that none of my AutoHotKey scripts are working (I had scripts on Win-G, Win-...
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Hotkey to restore current File Explorer windows?

Is there a hotkey to restore all current File Explorer windows in Windows 10? For example if you are working between the File Explorer and other applications and need to minimize them repeatedly, ...
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How can I encrypt/decrypt an Autohotkey ( .ahk ) file on the fly?

I use autohotkey to put different password combinations into different apps or devices I access. I also have an RSA token for additional authentication. Using an .ahk file is not very safe security ...
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Is there a way to map FN to MenuKey without outside software?

My new Rosewill mech keyboard has an FN key instead of Menu Key (aka context key or apps key). Is there any way I can map that to the Menu Key without downloading outside software? Unfortunately can'...
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Auto Hotkey replacing keys

Never really used AutoHotkey, or done too much programming but I was hoping somebody could help me create a script to do the following; When CTRL+ALT+DEL is pressed > send CTRL+ALT+END instead.
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Use numlock as a hotkey to switch between windows in Windows 10

In Linux, I can change Numlock key as a hotkey to switch between windows and set numpad to enter numbers always. Is there a way to do this in Windows 10?
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Errant audio toggle key binding

I have no idea how I managed to do this. Since two days ago when I hit "Left Shift+D" (and other shift combinations) it toggles my master audio regardless as to the application. It is active from ...
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Is Win+TAB a downgraded ALT+TAB in Windows 10?

Prior to Windows 10, the Win+TAB had a desktop composition (Aero) effect which presented a 3D perspective of all opened windows (allowing to focus/choose one). In Windows 10, Win+TAB is very similar ...
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Windows 10 change display scaling via hotkey

Is there a way to change the display scaling of a particular monitor to a predefined value via a hotkey? I recently aquired a steam controller which lets me use my PC from a distance rather than ...
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XF86Close hotkey won't work

My problem is that I am trying to map the close key on my keyboard to compiz's close window key binding, and I can set the hotkey fine, but it doesn't work when I try to use. I am using a logitech ...
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How to set up a windows hotkey that either launches Chrome or brings it to the foreground if it's already running

I like to set up shortcuts in Windows with hotkeys to launch my favorite apps. Normally, those hotkeys will launch the app if it's not already running, and bring the window to the foreground if it is ...
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Hotkeys containing shift not working in AHK

I have AHK running in a virtual machine (windows 10) under VMWare Fusion on my mac, with a Danish keyboard. Hotkeys such as ½::$ !'::@ are working fine (for making typed keys match what's printed ...
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Certain keys don't work when holding Caps Lock

I am using Windows 10. Until yesterday, my keys were working fine. But today, I got on and every time I hold my Caps Lock key while pressing the number 1 and the letter C, it won't work! I factory ...
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How do I find out which programs have registered global hotkeys in Windows 10?

My media hotkeys (play, pause, next, etc.) have been stolen by an unknown process. How do I find a list of which global hotkeys are registered to which program in Windows 10? There are a few programs ...
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Map a key to start a program

I haven't seen this question, I would love to map the start button on my keyboard and desktop to open an application instead of the Windows start menu. I currently use XLaunchpad as my start menu and ...
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How to create a new text document (TXT) file by a Hotkey?

OS: Windows (Windows Explorer). I'm frequently using: RightClick → New → Text Document It lets you to name the file before opening and saving it. Is there a solution to run a script by a ...
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Why do I have to hit tab twice to Alt+Tab away from Microsoft Excel?

In other apps, when I hit Alt+Tab it switches to the previous app. Before I actually release the Alt key I can see a list of windows as well and the previous windows is selected. But in Excel 2010 (...
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Is it possible to utilize undefined virtual keys?

I've been looking at the virtual key assignments for windows, and was wondering if it is possible to map buttons to the values 0x07, 0x0E and 0x0F, which are listed as undefined on the windows ...
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Use a hotkey to switch to iTerm2 fullscreen

So usually I have a hotkey setup to open a dedicated hotkey profile. Recently I've been wanting to open a running iTerm window that has been put in full screen instead. But I can't seem to get it to ...
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Powerpoint 2010: Reapply last text color with keyboard / Default action with ribbon hotkeys

In Powerpoint 2010 one can click the text-color chooser to reapply the last color selected. However, when navigating to it with the ribbon hotkeys – in the German version [Alt], R, F, B – the color-...
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Windows: Creating global key mapping

I'd like to create a global key mapping in Windows 10 to emulate a dedicated "next song" button (my keboard only has a play/pause button). How do I do this? Incidentally, I'm surprised this is so ...
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FileZilla View / Edit Keyboard Shortcut (or hotkey) to open file in System Editor

Right now, I just want to open file from server in system default editor. I can right-click and View/Edit Context Menu and it works. That is just to truckin' slow because I'm a power level 9000 ...
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Alt-tab back to the host while using TeamViewer?

I've got a TeamViewer session open. I can alt-tab to it, but then all hotkeys are captured by the TeamViewer session. This is great, but I'd like to be able to 'escape' back to the host without using ...
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Is there any way of setting a hotkey with sequence of keys in linux, KDE, without non-standard apps?

I want to use a hotkey, like Meta+a then s to launch an application. I've found that it is doable using AutoHotKey, but I don't want to install any application in my system. I am using Qubes OS, and ...
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Windows 10 Global Shortcut [Solved]

Guys I have a problem that is grinding my gears for a couple of days. First of all I'm using Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14295.rs1_release.106318-1628. After updated to that version (I don't know ...
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Volume hot keys: How can I configure the number of volume-steps on Debian?

I have a good DAC and a strong amplifier. I use Debian and sometimes I just can't get the volume gain to be as I wish to using the hot keys. I've noticed that each time I hit them, the volume ...
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Sniff/Capture where windows hotkeys are coming from [duplicate]

There are some shortcut keys on my windows computer that must be coming from some program. I know that I've installed a couple of "productivity" programs, but for the life of me I can't figure out ...
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Window key+arrows periodically stop working

I use the Windows key+arrows to arrange my windows on my 3 monitors quite often. However, every so often, they simply stop working. The only way I have found to get them working again is to reboot ...
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Set up an “alternative open with” hotkey in Windows 10

I have Windows 10. If I have highlighted a file and press "Enter", the file will be opened using the default program that I have chosen to open it. I would like to be able to choose an alternative ...
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How to change hotkey of switch language in windows with outo hotkey script?

I want when press menu key of keyboard input language changed. Windows OS has not setting for do this.I can change language by ~LAlt & e::Send ^{Shift} script but this difficult I want do this ...
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How to open second instance of program with a hotkey?

I used to remember how to do this, use some sort of hotkey to open a second instance of a program that doesn't support it, for example windows media player 12. I have tried WIN+Shift+(number) to open ...
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Outlook: Creating a hotkey to open a search folder

I'm using Outlook Professional Plus 2010. I've created a search folder called "Ram's Inbox", but I need a quick way to open it with the keyboard. So far my best way is to type ctrl-y and then search ...
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Shortcut hotkey is not working after windows update

I am using a shortcut to mute my sound when I sleep and computer is working, because skype nofitications and so on are annoying during the night. Before I had a problem that shortcut was activated ...
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How do I send, through hotkey, a SIGINT (CTRL+c) to a process running inside tmux?

When I open tmux and start a long running process without output, how do I kill it with a hotkey Ctrl+c? On a normal zsh shell when I press Ctrl+c the process receives a INT signal and (hopefully) ...
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Google Chrome global media hotkeys do not work

When I setup global media keys through the Chrome Keyboard shortcut settings they do not work when Chrome is not the current active window. I have the same problem with many chrome extentions, I've ...
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replace Ctrl+S for saving with a single key or macro

In firefox I use Ctrl+S for saving pages, but is possibile to replace this combination with a single key (only Ctrl) or other combination pressing double times zero 00 ?
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Left ctrl+tab does not work but right ctrl+tab works

I am aware there are questions with similar names, but I think the problem is different. Such as the following: Question 1 Question 2 However, what I am experiencing is quite different. Let me ...
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HP RGS Remote desktop hotkeys

I am using HP RGS to connect from a Windows 7 device to a Red Hat Linux server blade. RSIGuard is installed on my Windows device and I have several hotkeys assigned to do various mousing activities (...
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What is hijacking my PrtScrn key?

I am on Windows 7 and for the last few days the PrtScrn key hasn't functioned correctly in any game made after about 2007, or in Steam. It is functioning on the desktop, however. Quick rundown of ...
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Windows 10, change hotkeys [duplicate]

Is there any way to change the hotkeys in Windows 10? I've assigned super+return in Sublime Text but in Windows 10 this combination executes the narrator. Thanks in advance
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How to switch focus from Citrix to other Windows applications using keyboard shortcut?

Using Alt+Tab one can switch between applications on Windows 7 64-bit. But once I switched to Citrix (Ver 12.3.0), the Alt+Tab is switching windows within Citrix. How can I switch back the focus to ...
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Linux doesn't detect Fn + F6 (toggle touchpad) combination on Lenovo V580 laptop

Though there is "toggle touchpad" secondary function on F6 button of my laptop currently this shortcut doesn't work. xbindkeys -mk command doesn't show any info when I press Fn + F6. I couldn't find ...
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Is it possible to use computer effectively without mouse?

Sorry if this question is a bit onff-topic here. I am just a newbie in using computer shortcut/hotkeys. I am wondering if you can use computer effectively fast without using the mouse. Are you mostly ...
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Is there a fast way to find and insert a symbol in PowerPoint 2013?

Is there a fast way to find and insert a symbol in PowerPoint 2013? When I have to insert a symbol, I click Symbol and then locate the desired symbol in the table. However, this takes me a lot of ...
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Border line in computer folder

I know this question is easy for you but I have a lot of problem with it. Hope you could help me out. As you can see in the picture below, what does the vertical line (in red box) is called? And how ...
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Debian console WinKey+*num* hotkey

When I press WinKey+123 in Debian Console, next typed letter repeats 123 times. For which needs this feaute exists?
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Can I stop the F7 key from launching the default email application in Windows 10?

Since I changed to Windows 10, every time I press F7 a new window of Outlook is launched. I tried to override this behavior in applications (Word, Excel, Visual Studio) but any of them seem to detect ...
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Language Hotkeys removed by itself in Windows 10

I have four keyboards and I have defined Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 and Ctrl+3 ... hot-keys for them. The problem is that either all of the hot-keys or the first one is removed regularly. For example every time ...
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Lock/Unlock keyboard using a key combination?

Here's what I want to do: When I press a certain combination, say Ctrl+5, I want to lock my keyboard, and I want it to unlock when that combination is pressed again. Is there a way to do this?
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How to make conemu windows key hotkeys work for mintty admin child windows?

I am using ConEmu on Windows 10v1511 and when I open a new mintty console with -new_console:a (as explained here) then certain hotkeys (win+q, win+1-9) stop behaving as normal - it appears to be ...