Questions tagged [hotkeys]

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 can I get the name of the arguments a vscode command receives?

For instance, git.clone is the id of the vscode command that clones a project from a url. In the vscode official website, (https://code.visualstudio.com/api/references/commands) there are only some ...
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F2 key on my keyboard is getting triggered automatically. How to disable it?

I'm using Asus gl502vt laptop, since last two months I'm facing an issue with the f2 key. Its getting auto pressed randomly out of no where. I tried re installing the os/drivers but nothing helped. ...
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Adding Hotkey to script [Windows Task Scheduler]

I have written a script (.bat) to start a file via task scheduler at a specified time, but I need to immediately assign a hotkey (Ctrl + U) so that it displays correctly. the script runs: echo off ...
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are there any hotkeys to force-close any program in windows?

you know some programs dont close when it's frozen no matter what and sometimes not even the task manager works. Are there any hotkeys that literally force-closes any window? I searched it on google ...
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What could've stolen my Dexpot's system-wide(?) hotkeys

I'm using Windows 7 with Dexpot virtual window manager and DexGrid plugin and LOVE it! I had set ALT-CTRL-arrow to switch desktops (and ALT-CTRL-SHIFT-arrow to move active window and switch). This was ...
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Timestamp: Pressing F5 notepad gives time 1st then date. How do I do date 1st then time?

When I open notepad, I can press F5 to give me the time in the format I desire and then the date in the format I desire, where the formats I desire are based on windows settings. The only thing ...
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My multi-clipboard isn't working

I'm interested in having multiple clipboards that are accessable using 3 different hotkeys. (Ideally, (control+1), control+2, control+3 for copying, and alt+1, alt+2, and alt+3 for pasting. First ...
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How can I prevent my computer from hijacking the F10 Key?

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire 1080. When I try to debug a program in Visual Studio on this laptop, and attempt to use the F10 hotkey for the "Step Over" command, something else hijacks the ...
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Using Capslock in Hotkey combon without capslock effect in Ubuntu

Goal I want to use Shift+Capslock as a hotkey for switching keyboards without the capslock effect, but I want capslock to work normally if used alone. I am using Ubuntu Background I switch a lot ...
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Forward media keys from Remote Desktop to the client

I am working on a remote machine via Remote Desktop Client. Both host and client are Windows 10. I have a Headset with Play\Pause button, and I play some music in a media player on the client. The ...
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Customize Fn keys

Is it possible to customize fn keys without referring to third party programs (e. g: Autohotkey)? Laptop: Lenovo G40-80 OS: Windows 10 To clarify: I already know that it's possible with DELL ...
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Capturing special key [Browser_home] to avoid standard behaviour / Win10

Good morning, or afternoon I try to capture a key from a external keyboard that drive me crazy, everytime I "touch" (really sensitive) it opens me a blanc browser window, I think on the last session ...
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How to show/hide the drop down terminal of Cmder?

I had to reinstall Windows and forget how I originally configured Cmder. How can I assign a hotkey which will cause its Quake style terminal to drop down and roll & hide?
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Ctrl + left makes sound in Windows 10

Whenever I press the hotkey Ctrl + ⇠ it makes a beeping sound, and then another higher pitched beeping sound when I let go. This doesn't happen with Ctrl + ⇢ How can I make this not ...
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Creating Hotkeys/Key Combination to change screen orientation on Windows 10 Pro

I know that the Intel Graphics Control Room allows the user to change the screen orientation with CRTL + ALT + Arrow Key`. Is there any way to create such a hot key on Windows 10 pro? The program ...
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Prioritizing media keys for Spotify instead of Windows Media Player

I have issues with media keys on my keyboard and Spotify. Next track and previous track are actually working, but play/stop keys are not working. In particular, the play key starts Windows Media ...
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Hotkeys not working on ZAReason laptop in CentOS 8

I was rather excited to put a new SSD into my ZAReason laptop and install CentOS 8. After everything else is working great, I noticed that the hot buttons above my keyboard do not work other than ...
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Ctrl+T not working in firefox (Gentoo linux)

Just upgraded from 68.4.2 to 68.7.0 and Ctrl+T stopped working. Opening tab with "+" button works. Ctrl+Shift+T works. Ctrl+T works in chrome, and in EMACS, so it's not something about my WM so I ...
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Hotkey to change Mic volume on Mac OS X?

I'm wondering if there is a way – perhaps via Applescript – to assign a keyboard shortcut to raise the volume of the microphone by 10 e.g., and then the other way: another keyboard shortcut to lower ...
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Window snapping by hotkey with icewm?

Is it possible to assign the Meta+←/→ hotkeys for snapping windows to half the screen? Motivation Under Windows 7 and newer, pressing Meta+←/→ causes the active window to fill half of the screen. ...
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Windows keyboard shortcut for missing fn buttons?

My f6 and f12 buttons are missing, and I would like to create shortcuts for them (e.g ctrl+6 etc.) Is this possible? I tried looking into AutoHotKey, but couldn't find how to define the output as an ...
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Why Windows 10 has some “useless hotkeys” which opens some links in browser?

I'm currently on Windows 10 Pro 1909, and I noticed that pressing one of folowing hotkeys opens strange links in default browser: Ctrl+Win+Alt+Shift+O => https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=...
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hotkey for display settings on win 10

I have 3 screens with 2 computers which I use for personal stuff and work. I'm trying to avoid buying things like a KVM as my mouse and keyboard have already a built-in method for that. I am looking ...
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How can I switch off the Shift+Space hotkey?

Consider the following Excel spreadsheet: B2 should now say "Hello Brutus!", so I try to type ="Hello " & B1 & "!" And, of course, as always, I do not feel the necessity to release the ...
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Hotkey: Output microphone to headphone jack (Windows 10)

Does Windows software exist to create a hotkey which will enable/disable passing microphone input to audio output? A feature which automatically disables the feature if headphones are removed would ...
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VsCode: Hotkey to search settings?

I've seen people in videos hit some sort of hotkey, then a popup dialog shows where they can type in the name of different settings/shortcuts and hit enter. What's the hotkey to open that?
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Is there a shortcut to access the Windows Taskbar programs beyond the 10th one?

In Windows there is the hotkey Win + 1-0 to access the programs you have set in your taskbar, numbering from 1 up to the 10th one. Is there a shortcut to access the programs in your taskbar beyond the ...
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I'm having trouble unbinding windows key shortcuts

I am currently playing a game that requires that i press ESC+CTRL at the same time, but this opens a windows menu. If i unbind it by using something like ^Esc::return in AHK it stops me from pressing ...
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Launch a batch script as shell instead of explorer in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the default shell is explorer.exe, giving you the taskbar, desktop icons and start menu. Since Windows 10 v1909, and possibly v1903, Microsoft has decided to use the hyper key (CTRL-...
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How can I prevent some hotkeys from being redirected to the remote PC with VMWare Horizon Client?

I'm using VMWare Horizon Client to connect to several PCs at work. I like to have them fullscreen and I keep each connection on its own virtual desktop. I'd like to be able to use the CTRL+WIN+LEFT/...
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Disable Windows+Alt+D shortcut/hotkey displaying date and time popup/widget

I need this hotkey functionality for another app. How can I disable Win+Alt+D from popping up the date/time/calendar/agenda popout so that I can use this shortcut in another program? I have ...
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How to disable the emoji hotkey (Win+.) in Windows 10

I want to use the key combination Win + Period for a custom script (using AutoHotKey). That hotkey is currently brings up a window with emojis. How can I disable that? There are several posts that ...
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How to map CTRL + ALT + TAB to a macro activated from a customizable special key on the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000?

I am trying to create a, what I call, 'Task Switcher' macro, ideally using the useless for me 'Media Play/Pause' button on my 'Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000' keyboard. I have no need for the ...
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Is there a hotkey to set the *tab* (not the session) title in iTerm2?

Everything I find when people ask about setting tab titles is actually setting session titles, and I often have several (sometimes as many as 6) sessions in a single tab, and I don't feel like ...
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Ctrl+Backspace typing a rectangle instead of deleting word to left

I'm using the following script to fix my issue: #IfWinActive ahk_class CabinetWClass ; File Explorer ^Backspace:: #IfWinActive ahk_class Notepad ^Backspace:: Send ^+{Left}{Backspace} #IfWinActive ...
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Prevent Start Menu hotkey press from stealing focus?

I have assigned sevel ctrl+alt hotkeys to start menu items (as in the location "C:\Users\???\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu"). Some will launch a visible item such as a batch script, ...
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How do I stop web pages/scripts from intercepting some (or all) of my keystrokes or hotkeys (e.g. Ctrl+Z)? [duplicate]

Many websites (including this one) seem to think it's acceptable to assign their own custom functionality to system hotkey combinations. For example, this text box I'm typing in right now has custom "...
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What is this Windows (10) screen snipping application and how do I disable it?

It gets activated with this hotkey: CTRL + Alt + A. I want to disable it (or at least change the hotkey) since I need that same hotkey for Winsplit.
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How to disable Win+Ctrl+N hotkey that opens Narrator settings in Windows 10?

It's easy enough to disable the main Narrator hotkey Win+Ctrl+Enter (in the very settings mentioned in the title), but there's seems to be no solution to disable Win+Ctrl+N that launches the ...
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Fn+P hotkey conflict on HP Elitebook 830 G6?

I have this Elitebook 830 G5, which has an integrated numpad on JKLUIO, when Fn key is held. I Use the numpad a lot and this is a very important feature to me. However, HP made a change and made a ...
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HP Hotkey UWP Service: Fn is not working for brightness increasing/decreasing

I'm using HP Probook 440 G4 for last 3 months. And I couldn't increase/decrease brightness using Fn+F5/F6. Every time I tried, it said something like this. [Window name] HP Hotkey UWP Service Error: ...
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Can i enable Alt + Tab when a key is pressed

I need to have the ability to turn Alt + Tab on and off. Is there a way to do that via AHK. I know how to disable it but reverse that is not possible i think. I disable it user !Tab::Return
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Use hotkey to answer call in Skype for Business for Office 365

My office recently went from full DECT phones to a combination of DECT phones and headsets via Skype for Business. We were wondering if it is possible to answer our incoming Skype calls by using some ...
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Multiple clipboard hotkeys within OneNote

In OneNote, I can copy my pen's drawings and repaste it in. When repasted in, the stroke properties are maintained, so I can erase and edit whatever I need. This is very helpful when writing math ...
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How to map a key to go to desktop?

Before you say anything, I know I can use win+d to go to desktop. I would like to be able to just use the windows key instead of win+d because I'm trying to replace the start menu and taskbar with ...
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Is there way to intercept a keystroke and send a different combination of shortcuts to the active software?

I'm currently working with some editing software that requires a lot of different shortcuts to achieve what I often need. I've done a bit of research and tried some tools but I wasn't able to find a ...
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Linux. Issues with changing keyboard layout. Is there is a way to change keydown to keyup trigger?

I've faced the following problem on Linux: when I use alt+shift for changing keyboard layout it's prevented me when I'm working in emacs. I've tried to switch to super+space key combination but every ...
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How to combine three keys (navigate virtual desktop) as a hotkey with AutoHotkey?

To navigate between virtual desktops, the default shortcut key is: Ctrl+⊞ (Win)+← (left arrow). Now what I want is to auto navigate virtual desktop after a certain time, like every 10 minutes. How ...
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How does the “print screen” function work?

I've tried to research this myself but I haven't been able find an answer. I'm specifically interested in the sequences of functions that allow it to happen, if possible and relevent, with the files/...
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How to combine two keys as a hotkey with Autohotkey?

I want to combine Left windows key with printscreen, for on my mouse xbutton2. i can't get any further than Xbutton2::Lwin Many thanks !

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