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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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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How to change or disable hotkey for VMware Player?

I'm running VMware for some older design apps that can run only on Windows XP.  One of those apps uses Ctrl+Alt and Ctrl+Alt+Shift shortcuts to perform various tasks. The issue is that VMware player ...
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How to disable or change the Windows+S hotkey in OneNote

I've been using some software for a while that uses Win+S and I've gotten used to it. I've just recently started using OneNote 2010 and I find that it's hijacked the Win+S hotkey for doing screen ...
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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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What's the least conflicting prefix/escape sequence for screen or tmux?

Screen goes with Ctrl+A. tmux on the other hand—as developed within screen—uses Ctrl+B. Both keystrokes, however, are also used in editors, shells, etc. Thus choosing either one degrades ...
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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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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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Language Hotkeys removed by itself in Windows 10

I have four keyboards and I have defined Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 and Ctrl+3 ... hot-keys for them. The problem is that either all of the hot-keys or the first one is removed regularly. For example every time ...
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TextWrangler: hotkeys to move line up/down

In Eclipse you can press ALT-(arrows) to move a line up or down. Has anyone discovered these hotkey features in TextWrangler?
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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 switch between multiple displays in Windows 8.1

I have a PC with a monitor. My PC is connected to my TV via HDMI. When I watch movies I use TV screen. For work and gaming I use my monitor. I have to open "Screen Resolution" window and select "Show ...
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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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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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Lock/Unlock keyboard using a key combination?

Here's what I want to do: When I press a certain combination, say Ctrl+5, I want to lock my keyboard, and I want it to unlock when that combination is pressed again. Is there a way to do this?
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Change default location for explorer openned via hotkey

My searching has only shown me how to change various shortcuts for explorer to open specific locations. While learning the command line options for explorer.exe is beneficial, I'm trying to change ...
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How to make conemu windows key hotkeys work for mintty admin child windows?

I am using ConEmu on Windows 10v1511 and when I open a new mintty console with -new_console:a (as explained here) then certain hotkeys (win+q, win+1-9) stop behaving as normal - it appears to be ...
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Mapping a hotkey on VLC

I don't know if here is the right place to ask this question, so please refer me to the correct place in that case. I used to have a hotkey in VLC that makes the program minimize to the place with the ...
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AHK replaces Alt+Shift+LMB to Alt+Shift+Ctrl+LMB?

I'm newbie in AHK, but i could compose few scripts to one. This: ` !+LButton:: SendInput {MButton down}{RButton down} Loop { Sleep, 10 GetKeyState, state, LButton, P if state = U ...
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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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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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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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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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Hotkey to switch input language in Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 and I'd like to define a custom hotkey to change between different input languages. I know that I can change them to Ctrl+Shift, Left Alt + Shift or the grave accent, but I don't ...
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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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Unset hotkey (keyboard shortcut) on Windows 7

Running Win7 Pro/64. Every time I accidentally hit AltGr + d (AltGr is the right Alt key), the "Fujitsu Display Manager" pops up, a utility that might be useful when it is called for but isn't when ...
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Creating hotkey or keyboard shortcut for pasting specific text phrase in Mac OSX

I have a text phrase (actually, several phases) that I use frequently in multiple applications. I'd like to create a keyboard shortcut or hotkey that will paste this text phrase wherever I have placed ...
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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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app to make shortcuts that will type words

is there some software for windows that will allow me to register a shortcut that will type a certain sentence for example the app runs and when I'm in word/skype/browser and I type Ctrl+Shift+G it ...
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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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Windows Remote Desktop breaks Alt + Tab in Fullscreen

I'm RDPing from Windows 7 to Windows XP. The client machine has two monitors. I want to have the RDP session full screened on Monitor 2, with the client machine's Windows 7 living on Monitor 1. I ...
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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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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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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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Delete whitespace left and right in Notepad++

In Notepad++, is there a hotkey to wipe all white space left and right of the cursor? I'd imagine it would be the same as "delete current word", but I can't find it. Ctrl + Del deletes to the end ...
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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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Hotkey for insert equation to word 2010

It's not so convenient to go to insert --> equation --> insert new equation everytime you want to create a new one. I guess there must be some hotkey to insert an inline equation at the current cursor ...
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Pressing ALT+ARROW_KEYS in Visual Studio editor writes single ASCII character

I am using VS2013 as my IDE and ever since the installation it acts very oddly when pressing ALT and any of the ARROW keys. I use ALT+LEFT and ALT+RIGHT to navigate backward/forward which works in ...
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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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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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Changing the Mod key in Awesome WM

I tried to change the mod key in awesome from the windows key to either Pause, Scroll Lock, and Escape. For all keys I tried to change the entry in the rc.lua configuration file; I tried to use ...
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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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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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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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Controlling Multiple Instances of VLC etc. by a “Unified” Hotkey Command

I wish to invite suggestions regarding if and how is the following achievable: controlling multiple instances of a media player (say VLC) by one "unified" hot-key command. eg. Pressing spacebar would ...
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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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How to create a keyboard shortcut for Chrome's “Search Google For…” from context menu

In Google Chrome, I often use the feature where you can select text, right click on the selection and click "Search Google for '...'" it opens a new tab with a search for whatever was selected. Great ...
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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 ...