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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How do I find out which programs have registered global hotkeys in Windows 10?

My media hotkeys (play, pause, next, etc.) have been stolen by an unknown process. How do I find a list of which global hotkeys are registered to which program in Windows 10? There are a few programs ...
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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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Powerpoint 2010: Reapply last text color with keyboard / Default action with ribbon hotkeys

In Powerpoint 2010 one can click the text-color chooser to reapply the last color selected. However, when navigating to it with the ribbon hotkeys – in the German version [Alt], R, F, B – the color-...
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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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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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Alt-tab back to the host while using TeamViewer?

I've got a TeamViewer session open. I can alt-tab to it, but then all hotkeys are captured by the TeamViewer session. This is great, but I'd like to be able to 'escape' back to the host without using ...
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Linux doesn't detect Fn + F6 (toggle touchpad) combination on Lenovo V580 laptop

Though there is "toggle touchpad" secondary function on F6 button of my laptop currently this shortcut doesn't work. xbindkeys -mk command doesn't show any info when I press Fn + F6. I couldn't find ...
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Find out what program is using a hotkey

I can't register a hotkey with a program because "other programs are using it" In this case "Print Screen" and "Ctrl + Print Screen" and every other combination of Shift, Alt, Ctrl, + print-screen. ...
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set mixer increment/decrement when using hotkeys

Running XFce4 under Debian/GNU linux i'm facing the following problem with my audio mixer: When I change the volume using the hotkeys, the volume is changed in too big steps. So I tried attaching a ...
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German Word 2010 with English UI and US English Keyboard – some hotkeys do not work

System In my office I am working at a computer with a German version of Windows 7 and a German Office 2010 suite. The Windows system language has been changed to English. The Office applications ...
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Ease of access window auto arrange and 2nd monitor

I have two monitors; I frequently shift open windows between them. I love that Windows 8.1 has built in hotkey functionality to do this (Windows key + left or right arrow), but I hate the auto arrange/...
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GNU-Screen super-key as escape

The super-key (windows key, et al) isn't representable using ascii or terminal escape sequences, so I doubt a tty-oriented utility like screen would support it, but does it? Can I use the super-key ...
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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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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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How to create a new text document (TXT) file by a Hotkey?

I'm frequently using: RightClick → New → Text Document It lets you to name the file before opening and saving it. Is there a solution to run a script by a Hotkey and get it? (No matter what ...
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Is it possible to utilize undefined virtual keys?

I've been looking at the virtual key assignments for windows, and was wondering if it is possible to map buttons to the values 0x07, 0x0E and 0x0F, which are listed as undefined on the windows ...
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Use a hotkey to switch to iTerm2 fullscreen

So usually I have a hotkey setup to open a dedicated hotkey profile. Recently I've been wanting to open a running iTerm window that has been put in full screen instead. But I can't seem to get it to ...
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Windows: Creating global key mapping

I'd like to create a global key mapping in Windows 10 to emulate a dedicated "next song" button (my keboard only has a play/pause button). How do I do this? Incidentally, I'm surprised this is so ...
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Is there any way of setting a hotkey with sequence of keys in linux, KDE, without non-standard apps?

I want to use a hotkey, like Meta+a then s to launch an application. I've found that it is doable using AutoHotKey, but I don't want to install any application in my system. I am using Qubes OS, and ...
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Windows 10 Global Shortcut [Solved]

Guys I have a problem that is grinding my gears for a couple of days. First of all I'm using Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14295.rs1_release.106318-1628. After updated to that version (I don't know ...
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Shortcut hotkey is not working after windows update

I am using a shortcut to mute my sound when I sleep and computer is working, because skype nofitications and so on are annoying during the night. Before I had a problem that shortcut was activated ...
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How do I send, through hotkey, a SIGINT (CTRL+c) to a process running inside tmux?

When I open tmux and start a long running process without output, how do I kill it with a hotkey Ctrl+c? On a normal zsh shell when I press Ctrl+c the process receives a INT signal and (hopefully) ...
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Google Chrome global media hotkeys do not work

When I setup global media keys through the Chrome Keyboard shortcut settings they do not work when Chrome is not the current active window. I have the same problem with many chrome extentions, I've ...
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replace Ctrl+S for saving with a single key or macro

In firefox I use Ctrl+S for saving pages, but is possibile to replace this combination with a single key (only Ctrl) or other combination pressing double times zero 00 ?
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HP RGS Remote desktop hotkeys

I am using HP RGS to connect from a Windows 7 device to a Red Hat Linux server blade. RSIGuard is installed on my Windows device and I have several hotkeys assigned to do various mousing activities (...
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What is hijacking my PrtScrn key?

I am on Windows 7 and for the last few days the PrtScrn key hasn't functioned correctly in any game made after about 2007, or in Steam. It is functioning on the desktop, however. Quick rundown of ...
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How to switch focus from Citrix to other Windows applications using keyboard shortcut?

Using Alt+Tab one can switch between applications on Windows 7 64-bit. But once I switched to Citrix (Ver 12.3.0), the Alt+Tab is switching windows within Citrix. How can I switch back the focus to ...
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Is there a fast way to find and insert a symbol in PowerPoint 2013?

Is there a fast way to find and insert a symbol in PowerPoint 2013? When I have to insert a symbol, I click Symbol and then locate the desired symbol in the table. However, this takes me a lot of ...
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Debian console WinKey+*num* hotkey

When I press WinKey+123 in Debian Console, next typed letter repeats 123 times. For which needs this feaute exists?
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Lock/Unlock keyboard using a key combination?

Here's what I want to do: When I press a certain combination, say Ctrl+5, I want to lock my keyboard, and I want it to unlock when that combination is pressed again. Is there a way to do this?
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How to make conemu windows key hotkeys work for mintty admin child windows?

I am using ConEmu on Windows 10v1511 and when I open a new mintty console with -new_console:a (as explained here) then certain hotkeys (win+q, win+1-9) stop behaving as normal - it appears to be ...
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Mapping a hotkey on VLC

I don't know if here is the right place to ask this question, so please refer me to the correct place in that case. I used to have a hotkey in VLC that makes the program minimize to the place with the ...
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Block hotkeys in a specific program (Skype)

I am looking for a way to block hotkeys built-in a specific program – in my case it's Skype. See, Skype has some built-in hotkeys which are un-reassignable, i.e. rAlt + R that calls a contact. This ...
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Cmder quake hotkey not working

I updated Cmder to newer version, and now when I open cmder I get notification in tray, that WIN + ~ can't be registered as hotkey for re-sizing. Anyone knows how to fix this?
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Program to use hotkey to paste text from multiple clipboards

I program quite a bit and want to store code snippets so I can use a hotkey to paste them. I have found programs that will simulate typing stored text, but want the more instantaneous paste action. ...
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WinKey + R not always working in Windows 10

When I press WinKey+R to bring up the run-command, it started not working all the time. I don't recall if it's been there since I've installed Windows 10 or appeared after, but I would like it if I ...
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Excluding programms from play/pause… keys on keyboard (especially iTunes) under Windows 10

Is there a way to bind/unbind keys on the keyboard to/from specific programmes? Background: I usually listen music on Spotify, but when i attach my iPhone iTunes popps up for sync. Normally this ...
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Win+Esc Hotkey Closes Application

Win+Esc supposedly closes the Magnifier in Windows, but for me it closes the currently focused window/application, much like Alt+F4. Any ideas on what is causing this or how I can find out and change ...
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App launch and re-activate with the same hotkey?

I've been trying to find a way to do this for a while, and I suspect there's something about the way Linux desktops work that makes it impossible to implement, but I'll ask anyway. In Windows, I used ...
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Is there a hotkey that would turn the screen black?

When I was typing on windows7 (Dell OptiPlex 9020, desktop) all the suddenly the screen went black as if I accidentally stumbled on a hotkey-combination that would have that effect. I verified that it ...