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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Starting application with custom keyboard shortcut

Mac OS 10.6 has a "Keyboard Shortcuts" preference pane in System Preferences. It lets you add new entries, but they don't seem to work. Is this the correct way to add hotkeys? For instance I would ...
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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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Kill window or application just like linux do

Is there any way to kill or force closed a particular hanging window or hanging application by selecting it with some hotkey? Similar to Ctrl+Alt+Esc and select window in Ubuntu? (I may be ...
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How can Win+P be disabled in Windows 7?

I have already disabled the Win-key hotkeys with NoWinKeys as well as the Win+Arrow keys in the DWM. However Win+P, the hotkey for the projector settings (which I don’t use anyway because I have a ...
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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 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 configure a hotkey/shortcut to activate a macro in Outlook 2007?

Is there a way to configure Outlook 2007 so by pressing a [CTRL]+[letter] combination, a macro is activated?
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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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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 do you disable hotkeys in Internet Explorer 9?

My school is trying to provide HTML5 video to students. The computers are locked down so that nothing can be done except Internet Explorer 9, and even Internet Explorer 9 is locked down with a proxy. ...
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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 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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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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Disable screen orientation hot keys in windows 8 (ctrl alt arrow) [duplicate]

I want to disable the screen orientation hot keys. I have tried looking in the NVIDIA control panel, but I have not found the option in there yet. Details: I am using an Asus Zenbook running ...
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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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Remap Caps Lock in Windows (escape *and* control) [duplicate]

There's plenty of utilities that remap keys, but I can't seem to find a very specific feature: I want to have caps lock act as the control modifier key when held down, but as escape when pressed on ...
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Xcode: multiple key bindings per function

In Xcode I'd like the ability to set up several key bindings for the same function. For example, I'd like the step over function to be mapped to both F6 and F16. I don't see a way to do this from ...
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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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Use trackball to scroll, zoom, etc

I've got a Logitech Marble Trackball (which is great, btw). By setting one of the extra buttons as a "middle" mouse button, when I click it, many apps (like browsers) will start "scrolling mode" so ...
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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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Ctrl+Alt registering as AltGr for US International Alternate, any way to disable? [duplicate]

I am using the US International Alternate keyboard layout on Windows. Google Docs has Ctrl+Alt+M to enter a comment, but with this keyboard layout that registers as AltGr+M, which produces µ. Is there ...
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Rebind Win+F hotkey in Windows 7

I want to remove the standard "Find" from +F and bind the key combination to my own program. Is there a way to perform this task without any hook applications, for example, changes made through ...
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Hotkey in Windows context menu

I've added (in registry) an 'Open in Notepad++' item to my context menu in Windows 8 (for some reason, it is not added during the instalation). I used the ampersand (&) to assign a hotkey, like ...
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How do I disable Windows + K shortcut key on Windows 8?

I don't want to disable any other shortcuts... just that one. I have muscle memory attached to it for using it with another app and I don't want to see the Devices charm ever again!
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How do you unbind specific windows explorer shortcuts

Windows Vista (more specifically, explorer) binds win+1, win+2, win+3, etc for its quick-launch bar. I want to use those key combinations for a different program. There is a registry key(s) to ...
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How to disable new to Windows 10 WinKey hotkeys?

I found that adding this line HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer NoWinKeys REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1) to registry removes only old combinations, win+e or win+d,...
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Create a hotkey /keyboard shortcut to close the Notepad++ Find Results window

I have always wished that Notepad++ had a keyboard shortcut for closing the Find Results pane / window that appears when I do one of the following: Find All in All Opened Documents Find All in ...
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Why setting hotkey for a Windows 7 shortcut doesn't work?

I try to set up one so as to open my application quickly but it doesn't work. What I did wrong? Please help!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disable Windows + Space hotkey in Windows 8

Not a duplication of Disable [Windows]+[Space] hotkey in Windows 8 The question and answers in the link above talked about removing the input methods to stop switching of the methods. I differ ...
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Hotkey to switch between windows in taskbar order in Windows 7

Is there a hotkey to cycle through open windows in the order that they appear on the taskbar. This should switch windows without additional keypresses. I know of win+T. This shortcut puts focus on ...
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Delete Global Hotkey [duplicate]

Is there any way I can delete a global hotkey? I don't want to override it, I want it just deleted, since it blocks the key combination's use in other applications. I don't have knowledge of what the ...
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Shortcuts to move windows across multiple screens in Gnome

I've two screens next each other and I'm running Gnome (Metacity 2.22). I use Xinerama to setup resolution and position for the screens. Using OpenSuse 11.1. I would like to use the keyboard to move ...
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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 taskbar hotkey?

On Windows 8 pressing "Windows + T" in any program moves keyboard focus to the taskbar. I want to assign a different function to this hotkey, but the default is overriding my custom one. How can I ...
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How do you send Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Windows in VMWare Player

I run VMWare player 2.5.0-118166 from Ubuntu 8.10 using Gnome 2.24.1. I can find no menu options to send the combination to the welcome screen. Ctrl+Alt is being picked up by VMWare Player and ...
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Window key+arrows hotkeys not working

I recently got a new laptop running windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. for a while I had no problems, but suddenly, and seemingly without warning, the window key+arrows shortcuts for maximizing and moving ...
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Windows 8 on ASUS notebook, Brightness Down does not work

Recently my brother installed Windows 8 on his ASUS notebook. He had problems with the FN keys, so he asked me to have a look at it. I've installed the ATK Package from ASUS found in this other ...
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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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Is there a way to unhook a global hotkey in windows?

I'm running Windows 7, and I installed an application that installed a global hot key (ctrl+shift+space) which conflicts with another application (Visual Studio) that uses that hotkey (though, not ...
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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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Vim Hotkeys For Specific File

Is it possible to set hotkey for specific file types in vim. For example, if I am editing a .java file, I'd like vim to run javac .java when I press 5. Is this possible?
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Is there hotkey for Show Desktop Icons function in Windows?

On my desktop there are a sea of icons and I realy like ability to hide them. I can do that if do right click on desktop and find arrange icons -> Show Desktop Icons I am also addicted to many types ...