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 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+R is no longer working. It was working a while back, and it still works in the Windows 7 VM I'm running on the same machine. Windows+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 ...
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Replacement for Google Desktop

Although Google Desktop was discontinued long ago, I kept the installer and was able to continue to use it. The functionality that I used the most was "hit Ctrl twice and bring up a Google search". ...
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Using Hot keys with vlc's dummy interface

I would like to be able to use the hotkeys for vlc via the dummy interface in command line. The documentation says it's possible, but I haven't found how to do it. Thanks a lot for yours answers!
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Why does my Excel macro fail when run from a hotkey and work when run from the macros ribbon?

I am really confused by what is going on with a macro I created to parse out space delimited files. The macro runs successfully as long as I select the macros ribbon and the macro from the dialog ...
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Mac keystroke problems with Synergy PC server

I'm running Synergy server 1.4.13 on Ubuntu (PC) and have a connected Mac client. It works well, except some keys like Home and End (defined as hotkeys in ~/.synergy.conf for the Mac client) do not ...
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Disable screen orientation hot keys in windows 8 (ctrl alt arrow) [duplicate]

I want to disable the screen orientation hot keys. I have tried looking in the NVIDIA control panel, but I have not found the option in there yet. Details: I am using an Asus Zenbook running ...
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Hotkey only in a specific window

I want configure the key ENTER so when I press it only in a program (Bluestack app player), the mouse move at a certain position and make click. This is because when I press ENTER, in WHATSAP, makes ...
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Some keyboard keys stopped working when control pressed

All of a sudden, some keyboard shortcuts seem to have stopped working in applications. The two I'm noticing it for are Ctrl+K and Ctrl+W. This is happening across multiple applications which should ...
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Reverse scroll direction with modifier key in OSX

My Apple Might Mouse scroll button no longer scrolls up (natural scroll direction). I still use this to scroll down. When in a browser window I can scroll back up using SHIFT+SPACE. Is there a way ...
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Cursor hotkeys for Mac

On Windows, I'm pretty quick with the cursor hotkeys. Like: Ctrl + Arrow Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Ctrl + Home / End Ctrl + Shift + Home / End to move around the input area without using a mouse. ...
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Remap Caps Lock in Windows (escape *and* control) [duplicate]

There's plenty of utilities that remap keys, but I can't seem to find a very specific feature: I want to have caps lock act as the control modifier key when held down, but as escape when pressed on ...
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Excessive brightness in Vaio VGN-FE31H with Windows 8

I have a Vaio VGN-FE31H with Windows 8 32bits. Right now, I don't have any option to ajust brightness and it's way too bright. I would like to know which driver I have to install to get the hotkeys ...
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Apple keyboard mapping on Ubuntu KDE

I want to configure the Apple keyboard mapping on dell precision notebook keyboard on Ubuntu KDE such that alt-> win, ctrl->alt, fn -> ctrl. That means i want to make the dell precision notebook ...
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Is there a way in both OS X and Windows 7 to create a keyboard shortcut to launch a new instance of Chrome + on a speficic page?

So far I have not been able to find anything for either operating system (that doesn't require extensions to the browser or third party apps) that allows me to launch Chrome to a specific page. I see ...
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Disable hardwired chrome hot key ctrl+w?

Using Chrome's Remote Desktop I would like to pass Ctrl+W to an application on the other PC but that actually closes my Chrome window. Any way of disabling shortcut keys in Chrome? I searched through ...
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Shortcut hotkeys occasionally not working

In Windows there's the option to assign a key combination in the properties of every shortcut (see screenshots). When these shortcuts are placed on the Desktop or in the Start menu, they act as global ...
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Re-binding the expose key on a macbook

The expose button on my macbook is absolutely useless to me as I use an application launcher. Is there some easy way to re-bind it to something more useful (like show desktop)? Or must I muck around ...
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Mapping a Microsoft Keyboard specific key under Linux, when xev doesn't see this key

I have a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1000. Between the SpaceAlt Gr and MenuCtrl keys, I have a key with 3 application windows drawn on it, and which displays a 3D overlay of all open windows and cycle ...
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Hotkey in Windows context menu

I've added (in registry) an 'Open in Notepad++' item to my context menu in Windows 8 (for some reason, it is not added during the instalation). I used the ampersand (&) to assign a hotkey, like ...