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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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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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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Using a hotkey to toggle a USB input device

I'm looking for a way to enable and disable an Xbox 360 controller which is connected via USB using a custom hotkey.
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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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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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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 ...
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Mate screenshot area works in terminal, but not in hotkey

When I type mate-screenshot -a into my terminal, I'm given crosshairs and everything is dandy. However, my declared keyboard shortcut with command mate-screenshot -a just takes a screenshot of the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...