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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red hat: how to move items from one monitor to the other

I am using red-hat 5 with two screens. I wanted to know if there is some keyboard shortcut for moving items between the monitors just as the or Fn+space in windows. I found this answer, it may works ...
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How to unbind global hotkey in X11 (X Window System / xorg)?

I have an application (quicktile) that uses Xlib to install a global hotkey via key grabbing (XGrabKey). However some keys are already bound by some other application: WARNING: Failed to bind key. ...
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Ctrl+d does not reapeat when held down

I'm using mac osx. I used Ukele to remap Ctrl+D to delete. It deletes character at the cursor. But does not repeat when I held the keys as it does when I held the delete key. How do I do that?
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Global Hotkey for Winamp on MAC

How to turn ON the hotkey in Winamp on a MAC system? I tried following the instructions. ie. go to system preferences -> Keyboards -> Shortcuts -> Apps Shortcuts and added Winamp, but it ...
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Windows HotKey to go (focus)to the Desktop without minimizing all/any window(s)

I know the keys WinKey+D sends me to the Desktop in Windows. And Alt+Tab (since Vista) does the same as long as there is an Desktop icon on the Task Switcher. But these methods always minimize ...
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Alt+ 3 doesn't work after Wmpkeys (windows media player plug-in) installed

Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3 .... combos doesn't work after I installed wmpkeys which gives media player a global hotkey ability. If you guys could overcome this problem let me know please. Edit : This is ...
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What is hot key to toggle appearance/disappearance of audio volume display in T 60?

Somehow I pressed a key combination on my Lenovo T60, XP and the large volume indicator sprang into my view in the lower center of the screen and now remains there instead of hiding except when used. ...
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Hotkey (or similar) to quickly switch to a monospace font (“teletype”) in either LibreOffice or Microsoft Office

I find myself doing a lot of writing where I would have to change fonts for certain parts of the text. The obvious example is writing code documentation, where you'd have to reference code frequently, ...
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My Ctrl+Shift+T doesn't work. Maybe AHK's fault?

I started using AutoHotKey today. Now I found that I can't use Ctrl+Shift+T on chrome anymore. I don't know why. Is there any possibility that's my AHK's fault? BTW, the Ctrl + T is still working. I ...
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Full Keyboard Navigation PDF Reader With Highlight Function on Windows

After being addicted to VIM, I feel I hate to move my hand out the keyboard to reach the mouse. I'm currently using Acrobat, sometimes I want to highlight some text. I have to select the highlight ...
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Is there a hotkey to highlight a search bar (not the address bar) under Windows 7 OS?

Want to know whether there is a default hotkey for highlighting a web-page search bar, rather than the address bar. The dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ , for example. Thanks to ...
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disabled screen orientation hotkeys not released

The Intel graphics driver on my Lenovo laptop uses ctrl+alt+arrow keys to change the screen orientation. I was able to disable it from the tray icon menu easily enough (and made sure the registry ...
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Autohotkey Having Hotkeys & Hotstrings

How do I allow the Hotstrings to be triggered by remapped hotkeys so they work in Autohotkey? r::Send e ::ee::by the way So that when I press rr on the keyboard it prints "by the way". Currently ...
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iTerm2 system-wide hotkey sometimes fails to fire

Periodically the system-wide hotkey I have assigned to iTerm2 fails to switch to that full-screen view. I'm running iTerm2 on OS X Mavericks, and both are up to date. I do most of my browsing in ...
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Controlling Multiple Instances of VLC etc. by a “Unified” Hotkey Command

I wish to invite suggestions regarding if and how is the following achievable: controlling multiple instances of a media player (say VLC) by one "unified" hot-key command. eg. Pressing spacebar would ...
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CTRL+T hot key in Firefox missing suddenly

Okay, I am running FF 31 (just checked for updates, none) on Windows 8.1. Overnight, the CTRL+T hot key in Firefox to open a new tab had disappeared. I've installed nothing and run no updates to ...
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How can I bind keys for pasting different texts in Linux?

When I answer my numerous e-mails I usually choose from 5-6 sentences, and simply copy-paste them. It would be useful to bind them to hot keys, for example Ctrl+Shift+1, Ctrl+Shift+2, etc. Is there ...
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hot key indication in inno setup

i am new to inno setup and creating an installer using inno setup. in this , is there any possibility to indicate hot keys by some means like underlining it ? for example , while showing license ...
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Bind physical “calculator” button on windows 7 to a different application [duplicate]

I have a physical "calculator" button on my (Microsoft) keyboard which launches the windows calculator. I'd like to bind it to launch SpeedCrunch instead. Can it be done? Thanks!
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Flash eats focus and standard Firefox's hotkeys does not work. How to fix it? I press Ctrl+T but nothing happens

I want to use standard browser hotkeys even when focus is inside adobe flash. How I can get it? I want e.g. Ctrl+T, Ctrl+W, Ctrl+R, Ctrl+N, Ctrl+L, Ctrl+F6, F11 ... I need cross-platform solution, ...
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Map shift-esc to 'esc esc esc' on osx?

I would like to map 'shift-esc' to 'esc esc esc' on my macbook pro, but haven't find a way to do it. I have tried Better Touch Tool, it can remap a key combination to another, but not to a sequence ...
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Extra keyboard for hotkeys - Linux

I found how to have different layouts on 2 different connected keyboards here, but I want to re-map the keys on a second keyboard for web development. Preferably, I'd have keys that would type out ...
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Windows Explorer Folder Groups Toggle Collapse

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for "Expand All Groups / Collapse All Groups" in Windows 7 Explorer? In Explorer their is not a shortcut listed. Does one already exist that I haven't ...
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How to disable keyboard shortcuts info dialog in ubuntu when super key is pressed?

How to disable it please? It behaves buggy when using vmware workstation virtual machines. Randomly appearing on the screen or when minimizing vmware... It would be great if I could disable that ...
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How do I make hotkeys “Super key + 1 to 9” respond faster and in more proper way in ubuntu 14.04?

Very often, an unwanted behavior occurs, when I try to switch windows with Super+1 to 9. If I press Super first, and then a number, there is no problem. But I am fast and I press it at the same time. ...
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Windows: trigger an http request from keys

I'm a linux/mac user, don't know anything on windows. I need to trigger an http request when the combination alt+F8 is pressed. With Window 8.1. Only with free/open software. How can I do it?
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Get hotkey to type a random number as if I typed it on a keyboard on Windows?

In many cases I need to not just generate a list of random integers (which is easy), but to type random integers into various software. For example, to skip a random number of lines (1 to 100) in ...
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Windows 8.1 Restoring Lost Windows+Right/Left,etc. Hotkeys

Does anyone know how to restore the lost hotkeys that were removed in Windows 8.1. Starting in Windows 7, there were some really handy hotkeys like Win+Right to dock the currently active window to ...
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Spark hotkey types wrong text

I am using (and loving) Spark hotkey shortcut manager on Mac. I have a shortcut in the Text / Keyboard tab to type out "test-email@test.com" with 5ms interval assigned to Ctrl+5. Most times it works ...
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on AHK how can I combine ALT+E+B into one hot key

Im having trouble creating this hotkey In my program I use, I want to press Alt and e and B in order to do a command but I want to combine all that into one hotkey how would I do that?I just don't ...
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How to create a keyboard shortcut for Chrome's “Search Google For…” from context menu

In Google Chrome, I often use the feature where you can select text, right click on the selection and click "Search Google for '...'" it opens a new tab with a search for whatever was selected. Great ...
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How to use F1 key to launch Terminal?

I recently installed debian 7.5. In ubuntu I configured my F1 key to launch gnome-terminal with no problems In system settings and keyboard shortcuts. Now in my debian I try to do the same but the ...
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How to make CTRL+D binding NOT deselect the current word when Find/Replace is open in ST3?

I often highlight a word in ST3 and press CTRL+D to select all the next instances. However, if the Find/Replace pane is opened, and then I select a word and press CTRL+D, it selects the following ...
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How can I set up a shortcut key for changing selected text to a preferred font in Libreoffice?

How can I set up a shortcut key for changing selected text to a preferred font in Libreoffice? Preferred font in my case is Segoe Print I have come this far: Tools → Customise → Keyboard selected ...
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Hotkey to switch between multiple displays in Windows 8.1

I have a PC with a monitor. My PC is connected to my TV via HDMI. When I watch movies I use TV screen. For work and gaming I use my monitor. I have to open "Screen Resolution" window and select "Show ...
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Set up a Synergy hotkey to toggle all other hotkeys?

I'm currently using Synergy 1.5.0 for Windows to control four realtime audio/video machines. I'm sharing the mouse and a special color-coded keyboard that I made to run various shortcuts. The hotkeys ...
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Why don't the keyboard shortcuts (e.g. hotkeys like Ctrl-C) work in a SharePoint rich-text field?

I use SharePoint 2010 via Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP. I have a standard input mask for a task consisting of text fields, rich-text fields et al. In text fields, I can use keyboard shortcuts ...
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AutoHotkey - Organizing hotkeys so as to use Several hotkeys optimally

My question is how to structure key combinations in the script below most effectively using AutoHotkey. Having searched for exactly how to do this for hours I figured I should post here so others ...
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Certain mac system hotkeys don't work on PC keyboard.

I am using a Mac mini with a typical PC usb keyboard (not a Mac keyboard). I am on OSX 10.9.3. According to this apple support web page, Cmd+F1 should toggle 'mirror displays', but it doesn't work. I ...
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How can I disable the Ctrl+Alt+T hotkey owned by explorer.exe?

I am annoyed by the global hotkey Ctrl+Alt+T, which focuses on the taskbar. According to hkexplr.exe the hotkey belongs to explorer.exe. I tried the solution described in "Disable taskbar hotkey?" ...
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Unusual behavior of keyboard language switch

Lately I have faced with a problem in changing of the keyboard layout by hotkeys. First I have on my taskbar. Then I press Alt+Shift and get , but I still type in "EN" and additional icon gives menu: ...
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Is there a way to use three keyboard languages, having two of them being switchable with a keystroke and the third one to be enabled by a hotkey?

I use Windows 8.1 and I constantly need two keyboard layouts - QWERTY (en) and ЙЦУКЕН (ru), but I also use Microsoft IME (ja) from time to time. Having all three of them enabled is extremely ...
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How to focus WEB-browser with a hotkey in Windows?

In Windows desktop shortcut's properties one can assign a Hot Key to launch that shortcut. There are Three Possible Outcomes First time the hot-key launches that application, next time it brings ...
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How to underline hotkeys by default in Windows 8.1?

With Windows 8.1 Pro, how do I configure the system such that (menu, command button, etc.) hotkeys are displayed by default rather than only after explicitly pressing Alt?
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Chrome Metro mode move window hotkey

Is there a hotkey to position Chrome Metro mode windows to the left/right half of the screen? When using Chrome as a Windows 8-style app I can have multiple tabs and windows open inside the space ...
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Wifi is not working in hcl me laptop

I'm using a HCL ME notebook l 1044. previously i had Windows 8 32 bit installed, and the hotkeys for activating and deactivating wifi are working properly fn + F2. until I upgraded to Windows 8.1 ...
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VMWare - restart client X server

If a VM's X server is frozen, is there a way I can restart the X server (send right-alt+sysrq+k to the client) without the host intercepting the key combination/causing a restart of the host's X ...
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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: ...