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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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 one....
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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.
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AHK keymapping and Joysticks

I've been trying to make a AHK script work with my Logitech F310 gamepad. There is 11 buttons on the controller total, however it doesn't recognise the 11th button being an actual button, even Windows ...
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Foxit PhantomPDF: Search for next comment?

Does a method exist in Foxit Reader which allows the user to search forward or backward to the next page which has comments posted? I'm referring to the yellow popup bubbles.
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Powerpoint 2010: Hotkey - Indent Nested List

I am using the Microsoft Office 2010 version of Powerpoint. How do I shift the indentation of a nested list to the left or to the right, while typing?
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Hotkey for “This PC”

When I press Win+E in Windows 7 the explorer opens in the view which is called "This PC" in Windows 10. In Windows 10 instead the "Quick access" view is opened. Is there a possibility to access the "...
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Ease of access window auto arrange and 2nd monitor

I have two monitors; I frequently shift open windows between them. I love that Windows 8.1 has built in hotkey functionality to do this (Windows key + left or right arrow), but I hate the auto arrange/...
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Mate screenshot area works in terminal, but not in hotkey

When I type mate-screenshot -a into my terminal, I'm given crosshairs and everything is dandy. However, my declared keyboard shortcut with command mate-screenshot -a just takes a screenshot of the ...
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Moving foobar2000 to another drive (+ cant listen to previous music, + global hotkeys not working all the time)

I have foobar2000 as well as ALL of my music on I: drive. Now if I would simply copy all my music along with foobar to my C: drive, my music wouldnt be played as foobar2000 would read it I:\something\...
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Notepad++ to enter new line and not get indented hotkey?

Auto-indent in Notepad++ sometimes turns out to be very annoying - e.g. when we work with text/note file. Very often do I want to enter a new line and the cursor is NOT indented i.e. at the beginning ...
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Hotkey for Trash (Recycle) for Windows

Keyboard shortcut Win+E is opening Explorer (My Computer) on Windows. Is there a way to run Trash (Recycle) with a shortcut like Win+E, excepting utilities?
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How to disable new to Windows 10 WinKey hotkeys?

I found that adding this line HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer NoWinKeys REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1) to registry removes only old combinations, win+e or win+d,...
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Is there a hotkey that would turn the screen black?

When I was typing on windows7 (Dell OptiPlex 9020, desktop) all the suddenly the screen went black as if I accidentally stumbled on a hotkey-combination that would have that effect. I verified that it ...
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GNU-Screen super-key as escape

The super-key (windows key, et al) isn't representable using ascii or terminal escape sequences, so I doubt a tty-oriented utility like screen would support it, but does it? Can I use the super-key ...
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disable win hotkeys in windows 10

how can you disable the windows hotkeys (win+S, win+D etc.) in windows 10? the methods from windows 8, which involved changing values in the registry, didn't work for me. i'd like to be able to select ...
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Are there hotkeys to cycle left and right through the list of candidates in the Windows 7 Pinyin Chinese IME?

I'm using the standard Simplified Chinese Pinyin IME (Input Method Editor) on Windows 7.1 You type in Pinyin (standard Romanization of Chinese) and a small window shows you a selection of candidate ...
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Is there a hotkey to navigate messages in an email thread in Outlook 2010?

In Outlook message threads, there are links in the courner that let you jump to different messages in the thread (First, Previous, Next, Last). Is there a hotkey to use these links without clicking on ...
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Firefox: find and select element

In Firefox, is it possible to find a button on a page based on text, then select/click that element e.g., CTRL+F, "Post", Post button is select now click another hot key to click the Post Button.
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Windows 10 notification center hotkey

Is there any hotkey for show/hide Notification center (and may be for other actions with notifications) in Windows 10?
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Scroll by moving the mouse to the edges of the screen

Is there a way to scroll by moving the mouse to the edges of the screen? For example trigger a scroll down when I move the mouse to bottom of the screen when the browser is focused? This is ...
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Is it possible to assign a hotkey to rename a title in foobar2000?

I am trying to map the F2 key in the normal playlist view to the following action: Open the properties of the selected track, move to the title field and enable editing. Right now I am doing this by ...
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Disable hotkeys / autocorrect in windows 7

i am sure this must be covered somewhere (I looked, but honestly could not find): is there a simple way to disable CTRL+ALT hotkeys in Windows 7? currently - when i type CTRL+ALT+C it auto-inserts ©, ...
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Intellij ctrl+alt+arrow hotkeys not working

I can't make IntelliJ 14.1.4 act on the ctrl+alt+arrow hotkeys on Windows 7. I already disabled the Intel hotkeys and don't know any further.
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Firefox right-click “Search with …” on key shortcut

When I right-click on the highlighted text in Firefox, it shows an option "Search "text" with Google". Is it possible to set this option on key shortcut?
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Disable some Win+X hotkeys for Explorer from RegEdit under Windows 8.1

How to disable some of Win+X keys that are registered to Explorer so that they could be used by other software (e.g. disabling Win+I and Win+P and then mapping these keys from within Search Everything ...
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Windows 8.1 hotkeys got screwed

After an upgrade which happened in last couple of weeks my Windows 8.1 got strange behavior in regards to user-input. All hotkeys like Win + D, Win + R, Win + Q and so on, result in opening Metro ...
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How to achieve expanded abbreviations on Mac OS X?

On Windows, AutoHotKey enables you to write short scripts to recognize keystrokes and then expand them if they match a shortened abbreviation. For example, if I type 4111 and hit space I can expand ...