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 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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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 ...
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Is there a way to map rightclick to a hotkey (ctrl+leftclick)?

I am using a thinkpad laptop and I do a lot of 3D modeling in a software where right-click is used a lot, almost as much as left-click but on my laptop's trackpad right-click is a bit harder to click ...
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What is the Windows hotkey to minimise a single, currently active, window?

I'm familiar with windows-d to show desktop but sometimes I just want to minimise two or three windows as they become active and not the whole lot. Running Vista if that makes a difference. Cheers.
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How do I disable the OneNote 2013 “Win+Shift+S” hotkey?

I use OneNote nearly every day and just upgraded to the (free!) 2013 version. This version registers both the Windows+S and Windows+Shift+S keyboard combinations. Unfortunately, this conflicts with a ...
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Dreamweaver - Is there a way to prevent [shift+return] from entering a new line in the code view?

Currently, I have projects that regularly require me to insert line breaks <br> into the code. I have been using [shift+return] then hitting [delete] to get rid of the line break that ...
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Access 2010 - Macro to set dropdowns to preset fields

I work with a form in Access daily in which I repeatedly have to type the same words into the same fields. I would like to automate this (those fields auto-fill to predetermined text when I press a ...
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Windows Key seems to be stuck (not physically) [duplicate]

Good morning everybody! I've seen similar threads but none solved my issue. My Asus EEEPC 1015PE has Windows 8.1 installed and it's going on and off on an issue that the Windows Key will be stuck. ...
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Is it possible to do keystroke broadcasting across a LAN on a Macintosh?

I have done the keystroke broadcasting in Windows like if I press any key in one PC the same key will be broadcast to another PC on the LAN. I wonder if there is anyway to use the same technique on a ...
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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 remap special keys on Asus laptop?

I have Asus M51Sn notebook, running Windows 7 (but also Linux, but this question is just about Windows). As you can see in the following image, it has five completely useless keys at the top of the ...
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Windows 7 up/left arrow keys commands

OK, I've attempted to find answers for this issue here and elsewhere and it is driving me insane. I'm on a corporate issue Lenovo w530 laptop [aka HUGEBRICK] running Windows 7. Somehow the up and ...
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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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Microsoft 365 hotkey to switch between styles

I would like to please find a hotkey/shortcut that will switch between styles in Word (I'm using 365 but have wanted to do this for several versions). So to clarify, under the home tab, there are the ...
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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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Hotkey to switch between Hangul and Latin input input modes with Windows 7 Korean IME?

I'm using Windows 7 Starter and whenever I travel to Korea I like to try to practice typing Korean. I have the Windows Input Method Editor (IME) installed and I know I can toggle the input mode ...
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Display hotkey presses Mac OS X

Is there a way to display hotkey presses as they happen on screen in large text in Mac OS X Yosemite? Or is there an app that can do this? I have tried “Sticky Keys.” They almost do this, but when ...
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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 conflictes at least with other programs?
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Vista: Alt + Shift + P opens Windows Media Player; how to delete this hotkey?

I just bought a new laptop, and am having to learn Vista. (My desktop has XP.) I was just trying to set some shortcut keys, and wanted to use Alt + Shift + P for Anywho.com, but to my surprise Alt ...
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Hotkey for IE11 tabs in metro / modern / touch mode

Is there a Hotkey for the tabs button in IE11 in metro / modern /touch mode? Having to slide out the menu and click it is somewhat burdensome and would love a shortcut. (I am aware of ctrl+# for ...
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How do you find if you have duplicated a hotkey in Notepad++?

In Notepad++ you can easily assign a HotKey to a majority of menu functions using Settings->Shortcut Mapper. In most programs that allow something similar, you are given a warning if you use a HotKey ...
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Change CTRL-X, -C, and -V hotkeys in Windows to different keys

I use my mouse left-handed, which makes the default Cut/Copy/Paste hotkeys in Windows really akward to use. Is there any way I can change these - say to something like Control-m, comma, and period? ...
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Make OSX listen to a specific sequence of keys, and execute [anything]

Here's the use case. I use aText, a text expander. It has a hotkey to show a list of saved text expansions. I want to remove the need for manually pressing this hotkey. Therefore I need my OS to look ...
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Disable Narrator shortcut key in windows 8

I've install Windows 8 on a BootCamp macbook air The problem is that the command key located differently from the winkey in a normal keyboard, therefor, I keep clicking Winkey+Enter which starts the ...
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Kinesis Advantage OS X media keys

I recently started using a Kinesis Advantage with my MacBook and one of the things I've really missed since switching from my Apple keyboard is having the functionality of the OS X media keys. I ...
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Aero-peek looses my focus

I like Aero-Peek more than Alt-Tab because new windows 7 semitransparent window is very distracting. I cannot understand which window I am switching to. I therefore try to learn Win+Tab instead of ...
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Disable Alt hotkey / Firefox Safe Mode

I like to use global hotkeys to launch my favorite apps: Control+Alt+G Google Chrome Control+Alt+T Terminal Control+Alt+E Emacs Using AutoHotKey, Quicksilver, or Ubuntu settings. I'd like to be ...
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How to quickly enable and adisable 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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Remap Caps Lock to AltGr/Alt+Ctrl on Windows?

Does anyone know how to remap Caps Lock to AltGr/Alt+Ctrl on Windows 7? Closest I've come to solve it is using SharkKeys, but if I try to map anything with AltGr it says SharpKey doesn't know about ...
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Chrome - stop shift+enter from creating a new chrome window from a password field

Is it possible to do this? My problem is some of my passwords end in an upper-case letter or a special character that requires the SHIFT key to be held down. When I finish typing and press ENTER, I ...
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Determine application consuming hotkey

I have run into a very strange problem. I have a mouse with programmable keys (Logitech G700s) and I wanted to set one of the keys to be Play/Pause. However this didn't work and the reason why it ...
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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 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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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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How to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl using AutoHotKey for Cygwin only?

If there is a way to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl using AutoHotKey for Cygwin only in Windows 7? I can do it with the following script for all programs: Capslock::Control But how can make the key ...
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mute a specific software using keyboard

I play csgo and I use Stereo MIX to broadcast Steam music player's sound to my game. but I wanna mute sounds that are going out from the game itself. the process is csgo.exe . How can I achieve this ...
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Hotkey for “paste shortcut” in windows 7 explorer

In folder view, we right click on a file and copy it and then somewhere else, we right click and say "paste shortcut" I could not find a hotkey combination for "paste shortcut". Google search for ...
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How do I create a hotkey to disable a certain network adapter in Windows 7?

I want to make a hotkey which I could use to disable a specific network adapter. Is that possible? If so, how would I configure that?
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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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Hotkey on Windows 8 to move program to different monitor

Is there a hotkey on windows 8 to move a program to a different monitor? My Primary screen does not always work so i cant see the program when it opens on that screen... solution?
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Alternative to setpoint that allows key configuration profiles for multiple mice?

I have 2 mice: Logitech MX Revolution and Razer DeathAdder. I use my mx revolution for browsing internet (I set up a lot of hotkeys on all my buttons to make browsing really convenient) and the ...
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Is there hotkey to bring up the network connections popup on Windows 7 and 8? [duplicate]

My question is clear with an image: Is there any hotkey to use instead of mouse clicking the network connection icon in the tray? Without the hotkey, I have to press Win+B, right arrow several ...
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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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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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How can I create a hotkey to play/pause Pandora on OS X?

I'm on OS X and want to have a hotkey (e.g. Cmd-Opt-P) to play/pause Pandora. I've used Butler to set one up for iTunes, but can't find a comparable solution for Pandora. I'm open to any solution ...
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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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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 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?