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 set up Ubunutu keyboard on Macbook Pro 9.2

I've been unable to find instructions for how to get right clicking and hotkeys (e.g., find, copy, paste) working on Ubuntu Desktop with Macbook Pro 9.2. I've looked for them pretty thoroughly so I'm ...
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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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Change the behaviour of the up and down arrows in PowerShell

I'm interested in porting zsh-history-substring-search to PowerShell. However, I'm unsure if it is possible to change the behaviour of the up and down arrows. Is it?
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How can I release the keyboard focus from a fullscreen citrix receiver?

When citrix receiver is fullscreen, Alt-Tab and any other hotkeys are forwarded to the server instead of being interpreted on the client. One can use the mouse to access the citrix menu top middle on ...
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How to disable windows narrator? [duplicate]

I'm using text to speech software and have no need for windows narrator. Unfortunately the hotkeys for using this TTS software are very near the ones for starting windows narrator. WN has the nasty ...
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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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Reversing Fn key - Logitech Keyboard K290

My question is similar to this question but the situation here is in an external keyboard (Logitech Comfort Keyboard K290). Is there anyway I can revert the Fn key to behave as it is pressed all the ...
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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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gedit, keyboard shortcut to switch to bottom pane (command prompt)

Im on Ubuntu, and using gedit for some minor programming stuff, and was wondering if anyone knows a keyboard shortcut to switch between the text area and the bottom pane (bottom pane = shell / command ...
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Find-And-Replace Any Selected Text

Goal: Quick find-and-replace for active selected text in any application. Description: I want a utility to quickly perform a predetermined find-and-replace for the current selected text in the active ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Hotkey to Mute Mic on Mac OS X?

Is there a hotkey I can use or configure to mute the mic on a 13" MacBook Pro (MPB)? I would prefer an icon or notification to confirm that it is set (even if I need to toggle the option).
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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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Hotkey (or similar) to quickly switch to a monospace font (“teletype”) in either LibreOffice or Microsoft Office

I find myself doing a lot of writing where I would have to change fonts for certain parts of the text. The obvious example is writing code documentation, where you'd have to reference code frequently, ...
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What is the Excel hotkey to re-calculate all formula in sheet?

I have a sheet that contains many formulas. But they do not recalculate automatically when I change input. I'm looking for a hotkey, that can re-calculate the sheet. According to this page, F9 ...
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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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What's the best prefix/escape sequence for screen or tmux? [closed]

Screen goes with Ctrl+A.  tmux, as developed within screen, uses Ctrl+B.  Both are also keystrokes in other editors, shells, etc.  What do you suggest? which one conflicts least with other programs?
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What is the alt+~ hotkey on the bash terminal?

I was switching between windows today (alt+`) and had my finger on shift as well it seems - this popped up in my terminal, avahi user mysql ...
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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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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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hotkey to switch focus to the list of sites in google chrome bookmark manager

Bookmark Manager can be opened with Ctrl+Shift+O hotkey The focus is automatically set in search window, which is good, because I can immediately type any search keyword to try to find a particular ...
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Google Chrome/Windows 8 hotkey changes for next tab

How do I setup a key to go to next tab in Google Chrome using Windows 8? As in, to change to instead of using CTRL+Tab or CTRL+Page Down, to a single key, like F6 for example?
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How can I make a hotkey to play/pause music?

I used to have a laptop that had a function hotkey to play/pause music when you had a music player (iTunes, mediamonkey). I have a new laptop now, but it doesn't have that hotkey anymore. How can I ...
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Why can't I switch between workbooks in Excel 2010 using ALT-TAB?

When using Windows 7 and Excel 2010, I found that I was suddenly no longer able to switch between workbooks using the keyboard accelerator ALT-TAB, although I could use ALT-TAB to switch between ...
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My single-key hotkey in VS doesn't work; “Waiting for additional keypress”

I set the File.Close command in Visual Studio 2008 to Ctrl+W, but when I press this key it simply says “(Ctrl+W) was pressed. Waiting for second key of chord.” in the status bar. If I press it again, ...
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How do I reassign win x in windows 8 to open chrome?

and for that matter how do I reassign any win+ combo? (I am using a small software called winhotkey but it can only assign free letters with the win button - and Windows 8 has almost all the letters ...
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Disabling the Win+C hotkey for the Charms Bar in Win 8 [duplicate]

I am trying to turn off the hotkey for the Charms Bar (Win+C) in Windows 8. Is there a registry entry to do this or some other way? I want to be able to use that hotkey for something else. Any ideas? ...
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Map Shift+Esc to 'Esc Esc Esc' on osx?

I would like to map Shift+Esc to Esc Esc Esc on my MacBook Pro. I have tried Better Touch Tool. It can remap one key combination to another, but not to a sequence of keystrokes.
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How to allow applications to register PrintScreen hotkeys?

I use PicPick on a Windows 7 PC to quickly capture and edit screenshots. I've recently installed it on Windows 8.1, and the program is unable to bind the same hotkeys it uses on Windows 7. I've also ...
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How do I make a hotkey to activate a specific VMware Workstation VM?

I'm using the latest version of VMware Workstation (11.1.0) on Windows 7 x64 and I want to be able to do a keystroke of "Ctrl + 1" to go to VM #1, "Ctrl + 2" to go to VM #2, and "Ctrl + 3" to go to VM ...
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Ctrl+Shift+C/V does not work Debian 8 Jessie

I’ve just installed Debian 8 Jessie with Cinnamon 2.2 and launched gnome-terminal. But I can’t copy/paste text using keyboard: pressing ctrl+shift+C/V only causes language switch. What can I do to fix ...
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Remap Keyboard Keys Windows 7 on the fly

I am working on a software project where I run an Adobe air project in fullscreen on laptops. I would like to avoid keys and combinations that would bring any other things to the front. So I would ...
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How to untoggle Right-to-Left text in Notepad?

I hate to have to ask this but... I've seemed to accidentally hit a couple hot-keys and my Notepad is now showing text from Right-to-Left. What was a that hot-key combo and what can I do to reverse ...
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How to quickly enable and disable Aero in Windows 7?

I share my screen with colleagues a lot. During sharing, it's advisable to turn off Aero as it generates much more graphics to send over the wire and causes delays in screen sharing. Some screen ...
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RealVNC Viewer: How can I escape from the remote desktop screen by using keys?

I often use RealVNC Viewer to connect to remote VNC desktops served by RealVNC Server, Tight VNC Server, X11VNC... etc. When connected, all pressed hotkeys are passed to (captured by) the remote ...
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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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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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Hotkey to open filter drop down menu in merged cell in Excel 2010

I use Excel 2010 and use Alt+Down arrow to open filter drop down menus. Sometimes my header contains vertically merged cells (e.g. autofilters are in the second row and in some columns cells in rows ...
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How can I disable some hotkeys for Displaying? Such as ctrl+shift+keyDown

I want to use eclispse hotkey "ctrl+alt+down" to copy lines. But when I put the hotkey, my screen overturned. How can disable this hotkey in Windows7?
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How can I disable the Run Hotkey in Windows 8.1?

I want to use alt+R as a hotkey on a website, but everytime I press it, Run opens instead. Is there any way to disable this feature?
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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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How to disable the screen orientation hotkeys in Windows (XP)?

I'm using Eclipse in Windows XP. One of my favorite shortcuts is CTRL+ALT+DOWN (or CTRL+ALT+UP) to duplicate a line. I just found that on this machine (XP ThinkPad, with NVIDIA graphics driver), ...
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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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iTerm2 hotkey window activates non-hotkey windows

When I set iTerm2's hotkey mode on Mavericks, opening the hotkey window also brings any open non-hotkey terminal windows to the front. Is it possible to have iTerm bring focus only to the hotkey ...
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Disable (unbind) default Win+Arrows hotkeys to make them usable in other applications

On Windows 7 I'd like to unbind the default Win+Up/Down/Left/Right so that these can be bound directly* in other applications. How can this be done? These hotkeys can easily be disabled by: Going ...
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How to adjust the brightness of an LCD monitor using Compaq CQ62-win7 64bit

My display hotkeys are not working; I can't adjust the brightness of my monitor, but the sound keys are working. However, I can't see the apps. How can I adjust the brightness of my monitor without ...