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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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 ...
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Mapping a hotkey on VLC

I don't know if here is the right place to ask this question, so please refer me to the correct place in that case. I used to have a hotkey in VLC that makes the program minimize to the place with the ...
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AHK replaces Alt+Shift+LMB to Alt+Shift+Ctrl+LMB?

I'm newbie in AHK, but i could compose few scripts to one. This: ` !+LButton:: SendInput {MButton down}{RButton down} Loop { Sleep, 10 GetKeyState, state, LButton, P if state = U ...
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Block hotkeys in a specific program (Skype)

I am looking for a way to block hotkeys built-in a specific program – in my case it's Skype. See, Skype has some built-in hotkeys which are un-reassignable, i.e. rAlt + R that calls a contact. This ...
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How to change hotkey that switches keyboard layouts? [duplicate]

I use Windows 10. I use the hotkey Windows-Space to switch keyboard layouts (between QWERTY and Colemak). This is a built-in feature of Windows 10. The Windows-Space hotkey is inconvenient because I ...
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How to map CTRL+A, CTRL+E to function as Home, End system-wide?

Is there a way to map CTRL+A and CTRL+E to work system-wide as move to beginning of line, and move to end of line correspondingly? I.e. I would like these shortcuts to seamlessly work in any app, ...
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Using a hotkey to toggle a USB input device

I'm looking for a way to enable and disable an Xbox 360 controller which is connected via USB using a custom hotkey.
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What use does Windows key + Tab have on a pc?

I like researching new hotkeys, and I just saw the Windows Key + Tab hotkey. To me it seems like it is just a fancy looking alt-tab, that is less user friendly? Am I missing something here, or is ...
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How to create one hotkey for two main languages, another hotkey for not-often-used language in windows 8.1?

I'm using windows 8.1. I use 3 languages(English, Thai, Japanese). But I use English and Thai most of the time. I change the language by pressing Lalt+Rshift. The problem is I need to press two times ...
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Activate Monitor

I have a laptop with 2 monitors attached, which worked until I hit ctrl + alt + F1, which is apparently a graphics hotkey. It is a hotkey combination in the software I was using and has never had any ...
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Cmder quake hotkey not working

I updated Cmder to newer version, and now when I open cmder I get notification in tray, that WIN + ~ can't be registered as hotkey for re-sizing. Anyone knows how to fix this?
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Program to use hotkey to paste text from multiple clipboards

I program quite a bit and want to store code snippets so I can use a hotkey to paste them. I have found programs that will simulate typing stored text, but want the more instantaneous paste action. ...
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WinKey + R not always working in Windows 10

When I press WinKey+R to bring up the run-command, it started not working all the time. I don't recall if it's been there since I've installed Windows 10 or appeared after, but I would like it if I ...
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Find out what program is using a hotkey

I can't register a hotkey with a program because "other programs are using it" In this case "Print Screen" and "Ctrl + Print Screen" and every other combination of Shift, Alt, Ctrl, + print-screen. ...
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Remote VNC session as local x-session

So i seek for a way to make VNC as more comfortable as possible. I have Linux mint + kde on both home at work. When i use vncviewer and try to use most of hotkeys like ALT+TAB and others, of course ...
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Can I swap Alt+Tab for Alt+Esc in Windows 10?

I quite like that you can use Alt+Esc to cycle trough applications instantly, but I'm so used to typing Alt+Tab, is it possible to make it behave like Alt+Esc?
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Horizontal split hotkey not working in ConEmu

I've setup the vertical split hotkey to "Alt+Shift+H" in ConEmu (see screenshot below). However when I press this hotkey it's openining a new terminal in a new tab instead of splitting the current ...
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set mixer increment/decrement when using hotkeys

Running XFce4 under Debian/GNU linux i'm facing the following problem with my audio mixer: When I change the volume using the hotkeys, the volume is changed in too big steps. So I tried attaching a ...
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German Word 2010 with English UI and US English Keyboard – some hotkeys do not work

System In my office I am working at a computer with a German version of Windows 7 and a German Office 2010 suite. The Windows system language has been changed to English. The Office applications ...
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How to adjust line width with hotkey in powerpoint? (2010 or above)

How to adjust line width in powerpoint? My powerpoint version is 2010. I have known hotkeys such as control shift + arrows to adjust block widths and heights. However, I do not know how to adjust ...
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Excluding programms from play/pause… keys on keyboard (especially iTunes) under Windows 10

Is there a way to bind/unbind keys on the keyboard to/from specific programmes? Background: I usually listen music on Spotify, but when i attach my iPhone iTunes popps up for sync. Normally this ...
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Calculator Button on MS Sculpt Keyboard Launches Calculator in the Background

Using the Calculator Button on either the keyboard or numeric key pad launches the calculator app but does not give it focus or bring it to the foreground.
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Win+Esc Hotkey Closes Application

Win+Esc supposedly closes the Magnifier in Windows, but for me it closes the currently focused window/application, much like Alt+F4. Any ideas on what is causing this or how I can find out and change ...
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Is it possible to copy (retrieve) the names of a control of a specific window/application using Autohotkey?

I want to if it possible to copy (retrieve) the names of a control of a specific window or application using AutoHotkey? For example calculator is opened on my screen and now I want that: when I ...
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Fn key not properly working

I have a problem with my fn keys. If I use my volume hotkeys thru fn key, it works immediately even without releasing the volume hotkey. Now the problem is when I used the brightness, touchpad, and ...
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How do I run a Windows 10 metro app from a custom media key?

I have a generic media keyboard and I would like run a modern (Metro) Windows 10 application from a custom media key. How do I this without software for a specific keyboard brand?
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App launch and re-activate with the same hotkey?

I've been trying to find a way to do this for a while, and I suspect there's something about the way Linux desktops work that makes it impossible to implement, but I'll ask anyway. In Windows, I used ...
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Open “Go to Folder” keyboard shortcuts outside of Finder

Is there a shortcut key to launch "Go To Folder" when you're focused outside of Finder? I am using Yosemite.