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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Delete Global Hotkey

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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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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Program for setting global hotkeys on Windows 7?

On WinXP, I used to use qliner hotkeys for starting programs with global hotkeys (for example Win+I for web browser). But qliner hotkeys crashes on Win7 x64, so I need to find another program for ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Setting Global Hotkeys for VLC on Windows

Is there a way for setting global hotkeys on VLC working on Windows XP? I looked through the internet and found out that this feature has already been implemented. But I couldn't find exactly how to ...
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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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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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How to make (if it's possible) “`” character on windows without ALT + 96?

I'm using an Italian keyboard so notice that I don't have that char on the keyboard by default. However, I'm programming and I need that char quite often. I know only the alt + 96 technique but it's ...
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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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How to quickly enable\disable Aero in Windows 7?

I share my screen a lot with colleagues. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Passing through certain M-<key> command to OS in Emacs

Is there a way to pass a certain M-key combination to the OS? I'm using OSX and I'd like to have the "Move focus to next window in application" key which I use to work also in Emacs, currently it just ...
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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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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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Hotkeys guide for Firefox 4?

Is there a guide to keyboard shortcuts for Firefox 4? I am wondering if most Firefox functions, like bookmarking and switching between tabs, can be controlled from the keyboard. Thanks.
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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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International Dvorak keyboard doesn't trigger hot-keys

I'm using the Engilsh-Dvorak keyboard-layout; My second keyboard language is Hebrew, which has nothing to do with Dvorak but the hot keys (e.g if I'm writing a document in Hebrew and want to make some ...
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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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What do you use for linux keyboard macros? [closed]

I've tried IronAHK and xbindkeys. Xbindkeys was ok I guess and ironAHK didn't compile. Just wondering if there's better. Maybe something to where I could set emacs-like bindings when certain programs ...
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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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Get numeric position indicator on icons in taskbar? [duplicate]

You can open/switch to applications on the taskbar using SUPER+. A great feature, but hard to use due to the fact you have to count the icons.. Is there a way to show the positions on these icons? ...
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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 create hotkey for doubleclick?

When working I often need to select an entire word by put the cursor on that word (variable for e.g.) and it can be mabe via doubleckick. But I'm interested how can I make a hotkey for this (not to ...
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How to prevent iTunes from launching on media key press

Recently, I made the switch to Songbird, and it's all gone well except for one thing: global music hotkeys. I installed an addon (Apple Keyboard Media Key Support) that enabled me to use the iTunes ...
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Windows 7 (64-bit) remove global hotkey created by unknown application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding which process owns a hotkey in Windows As the titles says an unknown application that I've installed have registered a global hot-key for Alt+2 , or as this is a ...
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Is it possible to remap the music transport keys in OS X to a different music player app?

I prefer to use banshee to listen to music on OS X rather than iTunes. The fn keys from F7, F8 & F9 have music transport icons (rev, play-pause, skip) and by default map to iTunes. So if I'm ...
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My Ctrl and D keys work, but Ctrl+D fails

My D and Ctrl keys work perfectly fine individually, but the combination Ctrl+D doesn't respond in any program. My only theory about the problem is that a program running in the background is ...