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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Use trackball to scroll, zoom, etc

I've got a Logitech Marble Trackball (which is great, btw). By setting one of the extra buttons as a "middle" mouse button, when I click it, many apps (like browsers) will start "scrolling mode" so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hotkey (or similar) to quickly switch to a monospace font (“teletype”) in either LibreOffice or Microsoft Office

I find myself doing a lot of writing where I would have to change fonts for certain parts of the text. The obvious example is writing code documentation, where you'd have to reference code frequently, ...
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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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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 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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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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How to use a hotkey for right click and enable dragging on a Windows 8 touch screen

Hej all, Would it be possible to enable dragging when using a Windows 8 touch screen? Holding your finger on most touch screens will result in a right click, making dragging impossible. A hotkey ...