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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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. ...
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What happens to hotkeys when doing a clean stock windows 7 install?

I have a Samsung laptop and I want to do a clean stock Windows 7 install. I have a Windows 7 CD to install from. My laptop has some special hotkeys (fn + < f key >) that interact with the volume, ...
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How to reset the hotkeys and shortcuts in windows 8

Something went wrong in my windows 8, the windows button's stopped working and I can't live without Win+D, Win+E, Win+L..etc. Is there any way to reset this shortcuts?
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How do I use magic sysreq keys on a Mac?

I only recently found out about the magic system request keys. How do I use them from the keyboard on Macs with a Linux-based OS installed, or in other cases where the keyboard doesn't have a SysReq ...
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ASUS hotkeys keys no longer work after upgrade to Windows 8.1

My ASUS VivoBook S500C came with Windows 8 pre-installed, and the hotkeys worked fine, such as volume controls, brightness, etc. However, after an upgrade to Windows 8.1, I can't seem to get it ...
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Putty clearing sessions

My team is responsible for a small task using putty.exe but they handle many tasks a day. Basically we connect to host i-sentinel providing a username and password. Therefore, it is entered a ...
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Keyboard hotkey to restore VirtualBox window?

Not sure why, but in my latest custom VM the bar with the - □ ❌ is permanently hidden… All I configured was for it to appear in the top center (like VMware), I didn't configure it to disappear :\ ...
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VIM Hotkey Creation

I'm pretty new to VIM and linux in general. So doing this on my own is well beyond my skill level now. I'm familiar with vimrc file but that is it... Let's say I have one terminal open idling. ...
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How can I set hotkey for “Dash home” -> “search” input field in Ubuntu?

I want to launch "Dash home" -> "search" input field by customized key binding in Ubuntu 12.04. I installed xbindkeys, xbindkeys-config and xvkbd by following this instruction. ...
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Disable Ctrl+Q shortcut in Eclipse (prevent closing)

In Eclipse, Ctrl+Q shortcut forces application closure. There are no warning messages AND if going to Windows -> Preferences -> Keys, there is nothing bound to Ctrl+Q and even if I bind something, it ...
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Keyboard shortcut to make active window the window at the position of the cursor

In Windows, I want to enter a key command and have whatever window is currently beneath the cursor be made the active window. Is there a piece of software that makes this possible?
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Hotkey to select content of the current cell

is there a hot-key or a sequence of hot-keys to select the content of a table-cell in MS-word? the cursor is within that cell. All I found is Tab for next cells content and Shift+Tab for previous ...
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Disable Windows + Space hotkey in Windows 8

Not a duplication of Disable [Windows]+[Space] hotkey in Windows 8 The question and answers in the link above talked about removing the input methods to stop switching of the methods. I differ ...
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Disable taskbar hotkey?

On Windows 8 pressing "Windows + T" in any program moves keyboard focus to the taskbar. I want to assign a different function to this hotkey, but the default is overriding my custom one. How can I ...
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How to type French accents on an English keyboard by using “ALT”

My current laptop is an HP pavilion g6, windows 7 64 bit. I had many Pcs before, I used the English keyboard on all of them. If i want to type é for example, I would type ALT-130. On my current ...
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Hotkey to refresh monitor input

My two monitors are set to sleep after 20 minutes of inactivity. Occasionally when waking them, the monitors themselves wake up (I see the DVI input pop up on the screen and the power button turns ...
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Homebrew CLI Emacs inserting ¯ when I press M-<

When I try to navigate to the start of a buffer with M-<, Emacs instead inserts a weird character ¯. How should I correct Emacs or Terminal.app to fix this? $ specs emacs brew bash os Specs: ...
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“Windows key + R” is no longer working

Windows key + R is no longer working. It was working a while back. It still works in a win7 VM I have running on the same machine. Windows key + L does work but some other shortcuts do not work. I ...
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Is there a systemwide hotkey to highlight a single word in OS X?

I've recently been wondering whether there is a systemwide hotkey for highlighting a single word in OS X. Having used Microsoft Windows before I got used to CTRL+W in Visual Studio and am now missing ...
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How can I close/open several programs at once using one hotkey?

I have a lot of things runnning on my Thinkpad T530. Sometimes I'd like to maximise battery life by closing several programs at once. I'd like to be able to reopen them when needed (with or without an ...
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Paste using middle mouse button

Is there any application to paste the same text every time with middle button? I have seen tools to paste the clipboard text, But I am looking to paste the same text every time I click the middle ...
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Remove a Global Hotkey

This question is very similar to Delete Global Hotkey however requires a different solution. I know which application created the global hotkey. This application does not have any settings which ...
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Notepad++ hotkey to `mark all` search text

What is the shortcut to mark all the text in search box?
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Mouse's special buttons are compatible with the hotkeys? [duplicate]

Is there a way to map eg. F5 (for a browser refresh) to a button on my mouse (logitech g600)?
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Hotkey to toggle display settings on Mac OS X

for a presentation I have to use two different display settings. For Keynote I want to see the presenters view on my laptop and the beamer should just show the slides. In between there are livedemos ...
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Disable alt-menu in Windows 8

On the keyboard when you press the "Alt" in the active window there appears an alternate menu: Can you please tell me how to disable this feature without disable the key, because it is used to ...
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How do I permanently disable the spotlight key?

I'm attempting to disable my spotlight hotkey so that I can make my Alfred hotkey CMD+Space. If I disable "Spotlight menu keyboard shortcut" through system preferences, it seems to stay disabled ...
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Is it possible to Import/Export VLC key bindings?

I'd like to be able to import and export my "Hotkeys" preferences between different VLC installations. Specifically, I'm looking to use KMPlayer keybindings with VLC, and I'd like to not have to do ...
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xfrun4 alternative for Linux Mint Cinnamon

I just switched from Xubuntu to Linux mint cinnamon and am trying to find an application launcher to replace xfrun4. What are the options that exist these days? Ideally, it would be a text box with ...