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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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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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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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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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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Find-And-Replace Any Selected Text

Goal: Quick find-and-replace for active selected text in any application. Description: I want a utility to quickly perform a predetermined find-and-replace for the current selected text in the active ...
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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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Hot key detection on Windows 7

Is there any method to detect hotkey binding on Windows 7? AltGr+N should display a } sign on my localized keyboard, but it doesn't display anything or do anything. This behaviour is application ...
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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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Windows Explorer Folder Groups Toggle Collapse

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for "Expand All Groups / Collapse All Groups" in Windows 7 Explorer? In Explorer their is not a shortcut listed. Does one already exist that I haven't ...
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How do I make hotkeys “Super key + 1 to 9” respond faster and in more proper way in ubuntu 14.04?

Very often, an unwanted behavior occurs, when I try to switch windows with Super+1 to 9. If I press Super first, and then a number, there is no problem. But I am fast and I press it at the same time. ...
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Windows: trigger an http request from keys

I'm a linux/mac user, don't know anything on windows. I need to trigger an http request when the combination alt+F8 is pressed. With Window 8.1. Only with free/open software. How can I do it?
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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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Spark hotkey types wrong text

I am using (and loving) Spark hotkey shortcut manager on Mac. I have a shortcut in the Text / Keyboard tab to type out "test-email@test.com" with 5ms interval assigned to Ctrl+5. Most times it works ...
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How to create a keyboard shortcut for Chrome's “Search Google For…” from context menu

In Google Chrome, I often use the feature where you can select text, right click on the selection and click "Search Google for '...'" it opens a new tab with a search for whatever was selected. Great ...
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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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How to make CTRL+D binding NOT deselect the current word when Find/Replace is open in ST3?

I often highlight a word in ST3 and press CTRL+D to select all the next instances. However, if the Find/Replace pane is opened, and then I select a word and press CTRL+D, it selects the following ...
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Set up a Synergy hotkey to toggle all other hotkeys?

I'm currently using Synergy 1.5.0 for Windows to control four realtime audio/video machines. I'm sharing the mouse and a special color-coded keyboard that I made to run various shortcuts. The hotkeys ...
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Chrome Metro mode move window hotkey

Is there a hotkey to position Chrome Metro mode windows to the left/right half of the screen? When using Chrome as a Windows 8-style app I can have multiple tabs and windows open inside the space ...
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VMWare - restart client X server

If a VM's X server is frozen, is there a way I can restart the X server (send right-alt+sysrq+k to the client) without the host intercepting the key combination/causing a restart of the host's X ...
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Unmap Ctrl (shift) tab hotkey to switch tabs in MTPuTTY

In MTPuTTY, Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab are the default hotkeys for changing terminal tabs. However, there doesn't seem to be any way to un-map these hotkeys from the Hot keys menu. Is it possible ...
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Pentadactyl focus on video element hotkey (YouTube)

For YouTube I want a hotkey to focus back to video element. Leaving the video element is usually ESC. this is by defining either a custom element to bind the hotkey to or set it to last previous ...
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Why does ASUS G73sw hotkeys open program

I have windows 8.1 installed on my ASUS G73sw, when it had windows 7 I could press the buttons in the top left corner to adjust the screen colors and overclock the cpu. After I installed windows ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE change of Hotkeys

I recently had to replace the keyboard on a Packard Bell EasyNote TE Windows 8 laptop. However, due to cost restrictions and avilability, I was unable to source an exact replacement. The keyboard I ...
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Synergy: switch screen if only specified key is hold and mouse moved to the edge

I've seen similar questions, but I've seen no answers. I want Synergy to switch screen if only I press some key (say, Shift), and move mouse to the edge. Without pressed key, Synergy should not ...
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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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Is it possible to enable / disable auto refresh with Hotkey in Firefox

I need to have a AutoRefresh tool in firefox which I use in my enviornmrnt. Now my requirement is to need a hotkey to enable and disable that AutoRefresh on that particular tab. For ...
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Win 8.1 update- preupdate everything working fine, afterwards brightness hotkeys fail

The description says it all. I had up-to-date drivers for my display (Radeon 7700 series) before the OS update and now there seems to be some incompatibility with Win 8.1. I tried reverting back to ...
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Separate keys for separate “on-top” programs?

I've got a small application that runs in the corner of my screen. Can I keep it on top of my other applications without it interfering with them? And can I make it so that certain keys remain ...
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List of lnks (shortcuts) with hotkeys

Based on a previous experience of trying to find where the shortcut containing a hotkey that inadvertently hijacked part of my keyboard was: Does anyone know if there's a registry group or config ...
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Ubuntu's 'drag window to side of screen expand' in a hotkey

In ubuntu(using version 12.04), when you drag a window to the left or right side of your screen the window gets auto-maximized in height and is half of the screen on the left or right side ...
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How to find what is bound to a keyboard shortcut in windwos 7?

In Eclipse I use Crtl+Shift+F to autoformat code. After I installed SQL Developer (Oracle) I found that the windows shortcut it created also bound that Crtl+Shift+F to it. It took me awhile to find ...
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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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hotkey for outlook 2010 change default reply message

Issue: This is more of an annoyance than anything else, but I cannot get my email defaults to stay in place. Whenever I respond to an email, it takes on the formatting of the sender, not the default ...
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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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windows 7 shortcut run on hotkey doesn't open a copy of application if it's already runnig

I want to open a new cygwin shell on hotkey, not to bring old one to the front. I set a hotkey to cygwin shell shortcut. But if cygwin shell is already opened, then when I press hotkey it brings it to ...
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Alt Gr + X stops selected window.What is this program and how can i stop it?

Pressing Alt Gr and X (hungarian keyboard, this combination should write a hashtag) acts as a windows wide hook, and start a program(no user interface or anything).The current window under the cursor ...
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Opening Chrome consoles makes it (brilliantly) disable every hotkey. How to avoid that?

Every time you open the Chrome Console with a hotkey, the browser automatically disables every other hotkey such as refresh until you click on the window. This is currently the only thing that makes ...
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Hotkey to bring up minimized Microsoft Outlook 2010

As we can minimize Outlook to system tray as showed here, I like it but it is quite inconvenient to bring it back on. I.e. I have to open the system tray double click on the icon to restore Outlook. ...
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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 ...