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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Mac OSX: Scroll half a page

I am no longer using the trackpad on my macbook and using a separate wired apple keyboard instead. I miss the scrolling functionality on my trackpad, I'm having to make do with the keyboard (the mouse ...
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Firefox keyboard shortcuts don't work when a form field is focused

When using Firefox in Linpus Linux (on an Acer One netbook) some hot keys don't work. Ctrl + w Alt + d However Ctrl + Tab Does still work. Edit: The version installed is 3.6.
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Display Hotkey associated with menuitem

I don't use keyboard shortcuts a lot and would like to improve that. Is there a way to display (like an On Screen Display) a shortcut I could have pressed when selecting a menu item / context menu ...
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Apple shortcuts in Ubuntu

I switch between a Mac and Ubuntu often. On my Ubuntu box, I use an Apple Aluminum keyboard. I'm interested in Apple's "command" key: ⌘.   (I'm not concerned about the hardware control keys.) ...
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How can I release the keyboard focus from a fullscreen citrix receiver?

When citrix receiver is fullscreen, Alt-Tab and any other hotkeys are forwarded to the server instead of being interpreted on the client. One can use the mouse to access the citrix menu top middle on ...
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Why can't I switch between workbooks in Excel 2010 using ALT-TAB?

When using Windows 7 and Excel 2010, I found that I was suddenly no longer able to switch between workbooks using the keyboard accelerator ALT-TAB, although I could use ALT-TAB to switch between ...
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How do I reassign win x in windows 8 to open chrome?

and for that matter how do I reassign any win+ combo? (I am using a small software called winhotkey but it can only assign free letters with the win button - and Windows 8 has almost all the letters ...
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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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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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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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How to unbind global hotkey in X11 (X Window System / xorg)?

I have an application (quicktile) that uses Xlib to install a global hotkey via key grabbing (XGrabKey). However some keys are already bound by some other application: WARNING: Failed to bind key. ...
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Mapping a Microsoft Keyboard specific key under Linux, when xev doesn't see this key

I have a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 1000. Between the SpaceAlt Gr and MenuCtrl keys, I have a key with 3 application windows drawn on it, and which displays a 3D overlay of all open windows and cycle ...
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Vim noremap still causes old mappings to be active

This is my .vimrc set mouse=a set ttymouse=xterm2 set number set smartindent set tabstop=4 set shiftwidth=4 set expandtab inoremap { {}<Left> inoremap {<CR> {<CR>}<Esc>O ...
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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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Ctrl+d does not reapeat when held down

I'm using mac osx. I used Ukele to remap Ctrl+D to delete. It deletes character at the cursor. But does not repeat when I held the keys as it does when I held the delete key. How do I do that?
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Full Keyboard Navigation PDF Reader With Highlight Function on Windows

After being addicted to VIM, I feel I hate to move my hand out the keyboard to reach the mouse. I'm currently using Acrobat, sometimes I want to highlight some text. I have to select the highlight ...
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disabled screen orientation hotkeys not released

The Intel graphics driver on my Lenovo laptop uses ctrl+alt+arrow keys to change the screen orientation. I was able to disable it from the tray icon menu easily enough (and made sure the registry ...
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Extra keyboard for hotkeys - Linux

I found how to have different layouts on 2 different connected keyboards here, but I want to re-map the keys on a second keyboard for web development. Preferably, I'd have keys that would type out ...
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Certain mac system hotkeys don't work on PC keyboard.

I am using a Mac mini with a typical PC usb keyboard (not a Mac keyboard). I am on OSX 10.9.3. According to this apple support web page, Cmd+F1 should toggle 'mirror displays', but it doesn't work. I ...
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Slow hotkey response in GNOME 3.12

I run Arch, and I recently grabbed the 3.12 upgrade for GNOME. I've had F12 bound to terminator for a while, since I often have to summon new terminals. Ever since the upgrade, using a hotkey for a ...
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ASUS hotkeys keys no longer work after upgrade to Windows 8.1

My ASUS VivoBook S500C came with Windows 8 pre-installed, and the hotkeys worked fine, such as volume controls, brightness, etc. However, after an upgrade to Windows 8.1, I can't seem to get it ...
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Remove a Global Hotkey

This question is very similar to Delete Global Hotkey however requires a different solution. I know which application created the global hotkey. This application does not have any settings which ...
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Windows Key + X shortcut stopped working in Windows 8 64-bit laptop?

Okay so I got a new laptop, it's a week old, it is an Asus X501A-XX277H that came with windows 8 installed. At first the shortcut WinKey + X worked but now it does not while all the other shortcuts ...
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in automator how can I make a hotkey to insert string

What I want to do seems simple, but all the automator docs cover different functionalities. I have a number of strings that I have to input repeatedly throughout the day and I want to make hotkeys to ...
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How to check bound hotkeys in the system?

An application must have bound itself to the key combination of the "}" character on my machine, and I cannot write this character anymore. Is there an application to check the hot key bindings in the ...
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Synergy 1.4.5 Require hotkey to switch screen

I've moved today from synergy 1.3.8 to 1.4.5 because of issue #36, but I'm missing a feature, on version 1.3.8 I could set it up so that it would not switch screen unless Ctrl key was pressed. Using ...
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Custom hotkey in Launchy

I would like to use Insert (without modifiers) as the hotkey for Launchy in Ubuntu 10.04. How can I accomplish that? (A more general question is: how do I add whatever hotkey I want to Launchy?) (A ...
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Disable hotkeys / autocorrect in windows 7

i am sure this must be covered somewhere (I looked, but honestly could not find): is there a simple way to disable CTRL+ALT hotkeys in Windows 7? currently - when i type CTRL+ALT+C it auto-inserts ©, ...
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Disable some Win+X hotkeys for Explorer from RegEdit under Windows 8.1

How to disable some of Win+X keys that are registered to Explorer so that they could be used by other software (e.g. disabling Win+I and Win+P and then mapping these keys from within Search Everything ...
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What is the alt+~ hotkey on the bash terminal?

I was switching between windows today (alt+`) and had my finger on shift as well it seems - this popped up in my terminal, avahi user mysql ...
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hotkey to switch focus to the list of sites in google chrome bookmark manager

Bookmark Manager can be opened with Ctrl+Shift+O hotkey The focus is automatically set in search window, which is good, because I can immediately type any search keyword to try to find a particular ...
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Google Chrome/Windows 8 hotkey changes for next tab

How do I setup a key to go to next tab in Google Chrome using Windows 8? As in, to change to instead of using CTRL+Tab or CTRL+Page Down, to a single key, like F6 for example?
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My single-key hotkey in VS doesn't work; “Waiting for additional keypress”

I set the File.Close command in Visual Studio 2008 to Ctrl+W, but when I press this key it simply says “(Ctrl+W) was pressed. Waiting for second key of chord.” in the status bar. If I press it again, ...
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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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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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red hat: how to move items from one monitor to the other

I am using red-hat 5 with two screens. I wanted to know if there is some keyboard shortcut for moving items between the monitors just as the or Fn+space in windows. I found this answer, it may works ...
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Global Hotkey for Winamp on MAC

How to turn ON the hotkey in Winamp on a MAC system? I tried following the instructions. ie. go to system preferences -> Keyboards -> Shortcuts -> Apps Shortcuts and added Winamp, but it ...
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My Ctrl+Shift+T doesn't work. Maybe AHK's fault?

I started using AutoHotKey today. Now I found that I can't use Ctrl+Shift+T on chrome anymore. I don't know why. Is there any possibility that's my AHK's fault? BTW, the Ctrl + T is still working. I ...
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iTerm2 system-wide hotkey sometimes fails to fire

Periodically the system-wide hotkey I have assigned to iTerm2 fails to switch to that full-screen view. I'm running iTerm2 on OS X Mavericks, and both are up to date. I do most of my browsing in ...
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Windows 8.1 Restoring Lost Windows+Right/Left,etc. Hotkeys

Does anyone know how to restore the lost hotkeys that were removed in Windows 8.1. Starting in Windows 7, there were some really handy hotkeys like Win+Right to dock the currently active window to ...
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How to use F1 key to launch Terminal?

I recently installed debian 7.5. In ubuntu I configured my F1 key to launch gnome-terminal with no problems In system settings and keyboard shortcuts. Now in my debian I try to do the same but the ...
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Some keys seem dead - Works in Safe Mode

Recently, some key(-combinations) have stopped working on my WinXP Pro SP3 computer. Ctrl-E and PgUp and PgDn seem dead on the numpad, but all other keys and combinations work as they should. Ctrl-E ...
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Windows 8 - Windows + Tab not working - doesnt cycle windows

I'm trying to figure out how to cycle through my desktop windows in Windows 8 (desktop mode windows). I think windows 7 had a really nice effect where the windows become 3D at an angle as you cycle. ...
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Keyboard hotkey to restore VirtualBox window?

Not sure why, but in my latest custom VM the bar with the - □ ❌ is permanently hidden… All I configured was for it to appear in the top center (like VMware), I didn't configure it to disappear :\ ...
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How can I set hotkey for “Dash home” -> “search” input field in Ubuntu?

I want to launch "Dash home" -> "search" input field by customized key binding in Ubuntu 12.04. I installed xbindkeys, xbindkeys-config and xvkbd by following this instruction. ...
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Hotkey to select content of the current cell

is there a hot-key or a sequence of hot-keys to select the content of a table-cell in MS-word? the cursor is within that cell. All I found is Tab for next cells content and Shift+Tab for previous ...
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Why does my Excel macro fail when run from a hotkey and work when run from the macros ribbon?

I am really confused by what is going on with a macro I created to parse out space delimited files. The macro runs successfully as long as I select the macros ribbon and the macro from the dialog ...
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Reverse scroll direction with modifier key in OSX

My Apple Might Mouse scroll button no longer scrolls up (natural scroll direction). I still use this to scroll down. When in a browser window I can scroll back up using SHIFT+SPACE. Is there a way ...
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Where can I find a comprehensive list of Fedora17 hotkeys?

I'm very new to Linux and just downloaded F17 onto my box. I'm used to running Win7 and having tons of desktop hotkeys and shortcuts. I know that some of these quick tricks must exist in the Fedora ...
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Change the behaviour of the up and down arrows in PowerShell

I'm interested in porting zsh-history-substring-search to PowerShell. However, I'm unsure if it is possible to change the behaviour of the up and down arrows. Is it?