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 can I encrypt/decrypt an Autohotkey ( .ahk ) file on the fly?

I use autohotkey to put different password combinations into different apps or devices I access. I also have an RSA token for additional authentication. Using an .ahk file is not very safe security ...
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Why do I have to hit tab twice to Alt+Tab away from Microsoft Excel?

In other apps, when I hit Alt+Tab it switches to the previous app. Before I actually release the Alt key I can see a list of windows as well and the previous windows is selected. But in Excel 2010 (...
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Is there a way to map FN to MenuKey without outside software?

My new Rosewill mech keyboard has an FN key instead of Menu Key (aka context key or apps key). Is there any way I can map that to the Menu Key without downloading outside software? Unfortunately can'...
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Auto Hotkey replacing keys

Never really used AutoHotkey, or done too much programming but I was hoping somebody could help me create a script to do the following; When CTRL+ALT+DEL is pressed > send CTRL+ALT+END instead.
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Use numlock as a hotkey to switch between windows in Windows 10

In Linux, I can change Numlock key as a hotkey to switch between windows and set numpad to enter numbers always. Is there a way to do this in Windows 10?
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Is Win+TAB a downgraded ALT+TAB in Windows 10?

Prior to Windows 10, the Win+TAB had a desktop composition (Aero) effect which presented a 3D perspective of all opened windows (allowing to focus/choose one). In Windows 10, Win+TAB is very similar ...
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Errant audio toggle key binding

I have no idea how I managed to do this. Since two days ago when I hit "Left Shift+D" (and other shift combinations) it toggles my master audio regardless as to the application. It is active from ...
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Windows 7 Dell 1545 rotate screen and change wallpaper

I recently bought a second monitor and hooked it to my laptop. I like to put the monitor in portrait mode when coding and i can do this with igfx but i was wondering if there was a way to make a ...
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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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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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XF86Close hotkey won't work

My problem is that I am trying to map the close key on my keyboard to compiz's close window key binding, and I can set the hotkey fine, but it doesn't work when I try to use. I am using a logitech ...
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How to create a new text document (TXT) file by a Hotkey?

OS: Windows (Windows Explorer). I'm frequently using: RightClick → New → Text Document It lets you to name the file before opening and saving it. Is there a solution to run a script by a ...
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How do I find out which programs have registered global hotkeys in Windows 10?

My media hotkeys (play, pause, next, etc.) have been stolen by an unknown process. How do I find a list of which global hotkeys are registered to which program in Windows 10? There are a few programs ...
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Windows 10 change display scaling via hotkey

Is there a way to change the display scaling of a particular monitor to a predefined value via a hotkey? I recently aquired a steam controller which lets me use my PC from a distance rather than ...
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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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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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How to set up a windows hotkey that either launches Chrome or brings it to the foreground if it's already running

I like to set up shortcuts in Windows with hotkeys to launch my favorite apps. Normally, those hotkeys will launch the app if it's not already running, and bring the window to the foreground if it is ...
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Hotkeys containing shift not working in AHK

I have AHK running in a virtual machine (windows 10) under VMWare Fusion on my mac, with a Danish keyboard. Hotkeys such as ½::$ !'::@ are working fine (for making typed keys match what's printed ...
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Certain keys don't work when holding Caps Lock

I am using Windows 10. Until yesterday, my keys were working fine. But today, I got on and every time I hold my Caps Lock key while pressing the number 1 and the letter C, it won't work! I factory ...
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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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Map a key to start a program

I haven't seen this question, I would love to map the start button on my keyboard and desktop to open an application instead of the Windows start menu. I currently use XLaunchpad as my start menu and ...
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Replacement for Google Desktop [closed]

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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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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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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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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Shortcut to Windows 7 Screen resolution setting other than by right-click on the desktop

I regularly have to access the Windows 7 "Screen resolution" setting on a netbook with many full-screen windows open, often with bogged down CPUs. These are the usual necessary steps I have to ...
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Is it possible to utilize undefined virtual keys?

I've been looking at the virtual key assignments for windows, and was wondering if it is possible to map buttons to the values 0x07, 0x0E and 0x0F, which are listed as undefined on the windows ...
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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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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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Use a hotkey to switch to iTerm2 fullscreen

So usually I have a hotkey setup to open a dedicated hotkey profile. Recently I've been wanting to open a running iTerm window that has been put in full screen instead. But I can't seem to get it to ...
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Powerpoint 2010: Reapply last text color with keyboard / Default action with ribbon hotkeys

In Powerpoint 2010 one can click the text-color chooser to reapply the last color selected. However, when navigating to it with the ribbon hotkeys – in the German version [Alt], R, F, B – the color-...
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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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FileZilla View / Edit Keyboard Shortcut (or hotkey) to open file in System Editor

Right now, I just want to open file from server in system default editor. I can right-click and View/Edit Context Menu and it works. That is just to truckin' slow because I'm a power level 9000 ...
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How do I disable these strange contrast hotkeys?

When I press Alt+Shift and Ctrl+Alt my screen changes contrast/. Ctrl+Alt sets it to "Default" while Alt+Shift cycles between "Normal", "Light", "Contrast", "Bright", "Vivid", "Intense", "Dimmed", and ...
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Windows: Creating global key mapping

I'd like to create a global key mapping in Windows 10 to emulate a dedicated "next song" button (my keboard only has a play/pause button). How do I do this? Incidentally, I'm surprised this is so ...
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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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Alt-tab back to the host while using TeamViewer?

I've got a TeamViewer session open. I can alt-tab to it, but then all hotkeys are captured by the TeamViewer session. This is great, but I'd like to be able to 'escape' back to the host without using ...
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Sniff/Capture where windows hotkeys are coming from [duplicate]

There are some shortcut keys on my windows computer that must be coming from some program. I know that I've installed a couple of "productivity" programs, but for the life of me I can't figure out ...
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Is there any way of setting a hotkey with sequence of keys in linux, KDE, without non-standard apps?

I want to use a hotkey, like Meta+a then s to launch an application. I've found that it is doable using AutoHotKey, but I don't want to install any application in my system. I am using Qubes OS, and ...
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Windows 10 Global Shortcut [Solved]

Guys I have a problem that is grinding my gears for a couple of days. First of all I'm using Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14295.rs1_release.106318-1628. After updated to that version (I don't know ...
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Volume hot keys: How can I configure the number of volume-steps on Debian?

I have a good DAC and a strong amplifier. I use Debian and sometimes I just can't get the volume gain to be as I wish to using the hot keys. I've noticed that each time I hit them, the volume ...
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Window key+arrows periodically stop working

I use the Windows key+arrows to arrange my windows on my 3 monitors quite often. However, every so often, they simply stop working. The only way I have found to get them working again is to reboot ...
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Set up an “alternative open with” hotkey in Windows 10

I have Windows 10. If I have highlighted a file and press "Enter", the file will be opened using the default program that I have chosen to open it. I would like to be able to choose an alternative ...
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How to change hotkey of switch language in windows with outo hotkey script?

I want when press menu key of keyboard input language changed. Windows OS has not setting for do this.I can change language by ~LAlt & e::Send ^{Shift} script but this difficult I want do this ...
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How to open second instance of program with a hotkey?

I used to remember how to do this, use some sort of hotkey to open a second instance of a program that doesn't support it, for example windows media player 12. I have tried WIN+Shift+(number) to open ...
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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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Outlook: Creating a hotkey to open a search folder

I'm using Outlook Professional Plus 2010. I've created a search folder called "Ram's Inbox", but I need a quick way to open it with the keyboard. So far my best way is to type ctrl-y and then search ...
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How do I send, through hotkey, a SIGINT (CTRL+c) to a process running inside tmux?

When I open tmux and start a long running process without output, how do I kill it with a hotkey Ctrl+c? On a normal zsh shell when I press Ctrl+c the process receives a INT signal and (hopefully) ...
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Shortcut hotkey is not working after windows update

I am using a shortcut to mute my sound when I sleep and computer is working, because skype nofitications and so on are annoying during the night. Before I had a problem that shortcut was activated ...
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Mate screenshot area works in terminal, but not in hotkey

When I type mate-screenshot -a into my terminal, I'm given crosshairs and everything is dandy. However, my declared keyboard shortcut with command mate-screenshot -a just takes a screenshot of the ...