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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Disabling the Win+C hotkey for the Charms Bar in Win 8

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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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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2 actions in my python script

I'm trying to create a hotkey that clears history in firefox. My script opens the dialog window but how can I send an enter key to the window? If I run: ...
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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 change Windows-Q hotkey to Windows-Space in Windows 8.1?

I'm looking for a way, preferably native, to change the Windows-Q hotkey to Windows-Space in Windows 8.1 (standard, not Pro, although knowing if it is possible in Pro would be nice, too). If this is ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...