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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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? [duplicate]

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 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. ...