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 to remap media keys on laptop,without external programs?

As on most laptops, my laptop has "special" keys, or media keys, as they are sometimes called. On Linux, I can easily read keycodes with things like xev, put other functions back to it. Either with ...
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Use trackball to scroll, zoom, etc

I've got a Logitech Marble Trackball (which is great, btw). By setting one of the extra buttons as a "middle" mouse button, when I click it, many apps (like browsers) will start "scrolling mode" so ...
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How can I get OS/X-like switch windows of same program bound to hotkey with linux GUIs?

On OS/X, Command-~ switches between windows associated with the program with current focus. This is very handy when toggling through a set of browser windows or editor windows, for example. A couple ...
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Can you re-purpose built-in laptop keyboard as a hotkey launcher?

I have a MacBook Pro - but I don't use the keyboard, I use a (more ergonomic) plugin keyboard. I have an x-keys (programmable keypad). I'm thinking of getting another one, but it just struck me as ...
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Make media button on keyboard open Winamp instead of WMP

For the longest time the Media button on my keyboard used to launch Winamp. I don't remember having to do anything to set that up. But suddenly now the button launches stupid Windows Media Player when ...
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How do I prevent pages I visit from overriding selected Firefox shortcut keys?

In Firefox, how can I prevent pages from overriding Firefox built-in keyboard shortcuts through Javascript on a per-key basis? Preferably on a per-site basis, too? The most frustrating override is the ...
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Firefox shortcuts are overriding all other windows' keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Firefox is capturing Ctrl + Shift + g from Eclipse For example, if I am in Eclipse, and I hit Ctrl+Shift+G, Eclipse will not pick up the shortcut and Firefox will ...
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Mute hotkey for Office Communicator 2007 R2

Is there a hotkey combination for muting and unmuting your microphone in an MOC 2007 R2 conference?
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Where is my hot-keyed shortcut?

I made a shortcut hotkey, so ctrl+1 opened a certain file. I have since deleted the original file, but I have forgotten where I put the shortcut. Is there any way of finding out where it is? The fact ...
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Xcode: multiple key bindings per function

In Xcode I'd like the ability to set up several key bindings for the same function. For example, I'd like the step over function to be mapped to both F6 and F16. I don't see a way to do this from ...
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How to disable the shape toggle hotkey in Windows Chinese Input method?

In any version of Windows I have used so far (Xp, Vista, 7, 8) and all versions of the MSPY IME (RTM versions and the 2010 version) There is this annoying bug that you cannot change or disable the ...
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Hotkey to toggle internet / network communication

I'm looking for a way to quickly toggle my wireless internet connection on and off (to prevent interference with a VOIP device on the network). Newer laptops have a dedicated button for this purpose, ...
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Microsoft Office: Hotkey for applying frequently used fonts?

When writing technical documents/reports, it is often a good practice to use different fonts for certain concepts, e.g. to use Consolas for the names of datatypes (in the context of software ...
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How to add a special key to .Xmodmap?

I have a SteelSeries 7g keyboard. You can see in the following picture that the "standard" windows key is replaced by the "Steelseries logo key". I'm using Awesome Window Manager. I would like to ...
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Creating Hotkeys in Firefox for bookmarks (bookmarklets)

I would like to set up shortcuts (hotkeys) for several Firefox bookmarks (they're actually bookmarklets). One example is the pinboard.in bookmarklet. Does anyone know how to do this?
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In Windows 7, what is the System Path to the Mute system file?

I need the direct path to the system file, not a way to make a shortcut or hotkey. The reason I need this, is because I am using S-Bar on my MSI laptop, and I can designate one of my custom laptop ...
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How to efficiently type in a pair of XML tags in Emacs?

How to efficiently type in a pair of XML tags such as <tag></tag> in Emacs? I am hoping some sort of auto-complete behavior.
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Are there ASCII characters that have the same keyboard input for both PC and Mac?

I'm finding that using ASCII characters between windows and OSX is very cumbersome because it seems all the PC codes use the keypad, and the Mac doesn't. Are there any characters, at all, that I can ...
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To refresh something on my new laptop I need to do a Fn + F5, instead of just F5. How to revert this behaviour to just F5?

I guess this must have something to do with a "new" convention my new HP Pavilion has. When I press F5 the computer interprets it as what my old Tx2000 would do with Fn + F5, and when I do a Fn + F5, ...
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Clicking on a selected link without using the mouse, using Firefox

Let's say I made have some link selected in my browser (for instance, if I do a CTRL + F and type "Questions", selecting the Questions tab on the top of this page). I'd like to know if there's any ...
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Disable Alt + Arrow display flip keyboard shortcut

Whenever I click Alt + Arrow up/Arrow down my screen will do an unwanted flip. I'd like to disable this shortcut behaviour. I've already looked at Super User question How to stop my laptop's ...
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How to type guillemets in Emacs?

How to type guillemets (book title mark in Chinese) in Emacs (efficiently)?
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Synergy 1.4.5 Require hotkey to switch screen

I've moved today from synergy 1.3.8 to 1.4.5 because of issue #36, but I'm missing a feature, on version 1.3.8 I could set it up so that it would not switch screen unless Ctrl key was pressed. Using ...
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Path Finder execute .app

As title says, is there a hotkey to execute a .app package from within Path Finder? If you double-click/tap on a .app, Path Finder navigates into its package content. Is this maybe a setting that can ...
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Is it possible to find out which software/parameters are opened pressing some hotkey?

I have some hotkey that I press when I do some actions (to open Software, and so on). Is it possible to monitor these actions? Just to see which file and parameters are called pressing this key...
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How do I change the default changing language hotkey 'ctrl-space' in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ctrl-Space always toggles IME (Win 7) Whenever I press 'ctrl-space' it will switch to Chinese input, I want to change this behaviour to prevent the confliction with ...
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Custom Windows hotkey to refresh browser window

I work in a double screen environment where I write code on one screen and preview the results in the other (containing Firefox, Chrome etc.). It would be great if I could somehow make the browser ...
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Open a specific Evernote note with hotkey

On my Mac, I'm currently using Keyboard Maestro to open up a text file in TextMate when I press a hotkey. I use this file as a sort of scrap pad. I paste junk in there for later. But I'd like to ...
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How to disable screen orientation hot keys

I'd like to disable ctrl+alt+arrow keys changing the screen orientation. I've seen here that this is a function of the Intel graphics driver. So I followed the directions and disabled hotkeys in the ...
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Disable single Firefox Hot Key

I would like to disable the hot key: Ctrl + Shift + W in Firefox, which currently closes all tabs. Since the recent version came out with the feature to group tabs, I have been using Ctrl + Shift + E ...
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gnome 3 sound volume applet + hotkeys

I have installed today gnome 3 (debian wheezy). when I use hotkeys to change sound volume ugly applet window appears my computer slows down while this applet renders. 1 frame per second. geforce ...
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Is it possible to bind a key combination to a bookmark in Firefox?

Is it possible to bind a windows key combination to currently open application? instructs how to toggle the keyboard, so I started there, but I couldn't figure how to trigger a bookmark. I have a ...
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Assign custom hotkey on any Google chrome extension?

Is it possible to assign custom (own) hotkey on any Google chrome extension? Looking for in-box or 3-rd party solution.
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How do you disable hotkeys in Internet Explorer 9?

My school is trying to provide HTML5 video to students. The computers are locked down so that nothing can be done except Internet Explorer 9, and even Internet Explorer 9 is locked down with a proxy. ...
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KDE: Assigning hotkeys to switch to specific running programs

I have some programs always running, such as my main terminal, browser and so on. Is there a way to assign a hotkey that lets me switch to a specific running program? Using Kubuntu (11.10).
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How to disable Mac hotkeys in Windows 7?

I've installed Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro and want to turn off the Mac hotkeys. I don't like them, especially F1-F12, and want to turn them off but can't find this option anywhere!
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How can I reproduce the Windows 7 hotkeys in Windows Server?

How can I reproduce the Windows 7 hot keys in Windows Server? Specifically I want these two. Windows logo key +Left Arrow Maximize the window to the left side of the screen. Windows logo key ...
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How do I change my gnome Ubuntu key-binding work as emacs?

, Hello, everyone How can I change editing key-binding in Gnome on Ubuntu, and make it work like Emacs? Eg. When I'm chat with my friend, and I want to use Ctrl-a Ctrl-k to move my cursor go to the ...
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Is there any program which will allow me to control volume with mouse buttons?

My favorite mouse just died after some four years of hard work and one feature I miss is volume control using mouse buttons. It's driver had that option, but my current mouse's doesn't, so is there ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for Keep Text Only in Outlook?

When I paste text into an email in Outlook, the following prompt hovers near the text: Based on the hint, instead of clicking on the button with the mouse, it looks like I should be able to press ...
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Reset ctrl + alt + T to operate Evernote Tags instead of Windows 7 tools?

I use evernote, which uses the hotkey ctrl + alt + t to open a specific window to tag notes. At some point in time, Windows 7 stole that combination to open a system dialog "Tools for the active ...
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Ctrl+W s not splitting windows in Vim

I am trying to use Ctrl+w s to split a window in Vim. However it is not working in my case. I opened a file using vim filename. Then I pressed Ctrl+w s. But as soon as I press just Ctrl+w it clears ...
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There exist a hotkey to “Go to the end of the word” in Windows?

There exist a hotkey to "Go to the end of the word" in Windows? or can be this created trough Autohotkey? I know that are editors where this hotkey exist like Notepad++, VIM, etc. but what i need is ...
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Global hotkey to show/hide a specific app in OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launch an OS X app with a keyboard shortcut Is it possible to define a global hotkey to show/hide a specific app in OS X? For example, I want to be able to show/hide ...
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Display Hotkey associated with menuitem

I don't use keyboard shortcuts a lot and would like to improve that. Is there a way to display (like an On Screen Display) a shortcut I could have pressed when selecting a menu item / context menu ...
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Mouse like scrolling with keyboard in Firefox?

As a followup to this question, I've trying the ways to move through a webpage with the keyboard in Firefox 6. However, there seems to be no way to do smooth, fine scale scrolling with the keyboard. ...
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Keyboard keys combination emulator

Is there any program who can emulate certain keystrokes and "transforms into other"? For example, if I press Shift + K, I want the computer to interpret it as Alt + A (just an example).
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What do you use for linux keyboard macros? [closed]

I've tried IronAHK and xbindkeys. Xbindkeys was ok I guess and ironAHK didn't compile. Just wondering if there's better. Maybe something to where I could set emacs-like bindings when certain programs ...
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Unexpected media key behavior on new Acer Aspire

I'm having weird issues with the media keys (play/pause, previous, next, etc.) on a new Acer Aspire laptop. This is the first Acer I've owned and also my first Windows 7 computer, so I'm not sure ...
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Drag + hotkey to move windows to other viewports/workspaces with Compiz

I normally have Compiz disabled on my Ubuntu box. However, I decided to enable it so that I could get Windows 7's "Aero Snap" functionality. (Instructions on how to get Aero Snap with Compiz are ...