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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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I need to hammer a few last nails on my typing productivity solving the problems that I am facing with keyd. Can you help me out?

So the problems with keyd that need to be address so that I can have my peak typing efficiency are: Enabling context menu key as right super when pressed and as normal context menu key when clicked. ...
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In keyd I am trying to implement this `menu = overload(rightmeta,menu)`. But It's not working

In keyd I am trying to implement this menu = overload(rightmeta,menu). But It's not working. I searched the output of keyd list-keys but couldn't find any key named super or leftsuper. But I did find ...
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Unexpected key presses logged on trigger of a touchpad gesture mapped to Function keys greater than 12

I'm trying to programmatically assign a key press (F24) to a four-finger tap gesture using the module pynput in Windows. I simply started recording for the shortcut and sent the (F24) key via the ...
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Is there a Windows hotkey for the "OK" menu button?

Hitting escape while in a menu typically closes the menu window. Is there a similar hotkey to close a menu as if I'd clicked "OK"? I made a macro to quickly turn on or off elements in a ...
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What hotkey is starting a screen recording and can I turn it off?

Every once and a while when I press Win+Shift+S to take a screenshot I will miss press keys and hit some specific other key combination. When this happens a yellow border will appear around all of my ...
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This single, double and hold AHK script is not working

I found this script from https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=51596 it works perfectly. I like that it is easy to understand and change your desired key easily. The thing is: It ...
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How to resolve conflicts between Alt codes and application hotkeys?

I was trying Alt code. From wikipedia, to enable it a user must set or create a string type (REG_SZ) value called EnableHexNumpad in the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Input Method, ...
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There is a hotkey intercepting the tilde key on my Windows PC. I can't figure out how to disable it

Problem I cannot press Shift+` on my PC to create the tilde character. This problem happens with both my physical keyboard and the on-screen keyboard. If I plug my physical keyboard into another ...
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Is there a key combination that mimics the Windows key?

I"m trying to assign a hotkey to a program (Snagit v2019) Snagit only gives me the choice so Control + Alt + Shift and a key for assigning as a hotkey. I want to choose Windows + Shift+ S But ...
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How to change default screenshot application on macOS?

I want to keep the default shortcuts for taking a screenshot (physical button on my keychron keyboard and shift + command + 4) but instead of using built in tool that lacks a lot of features and is ...
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How do I change my Tilde key to produce the n-dash when pressed? [duplicate]

How can I change a key on my keyboard so that it produces a different character than what it was designed to produce? I find the Tilde key (the little key with ∼ above the Tab key) useless and I would ...
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How to change macOS keyboard shortcuts so I don’t need to press the function key in combo with F4 to bring up launchpad?

On my old MacBook Air 2012, F4 brings up Launchpad without pressing the fn key. On MacBook Air M2, F4 brings up Spotlight, which I've already accustomed to bring up by using Command+Space. I had to ...
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How to disable Ctrl+T taskbar hide hotkey?

On Windows 11 I want to disable the Ctrl+T hotkey that hides/shows the taskbar so that it can be used to open new browser tabs instead. It seems to be a problem with PowerPoint; I am currently running ...
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SXHKD won't stop running script

So I'm having some difficulty with SXHKD - I run this with BSPWM for context. I recently wrote a script that's able to find all windows in the active monitor, then select the desired desktop from that ...
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Focus a window under the mouse and send a hotkey

When pressing "Ctrl + WheelUp/Down" with the pointer under Chrome I would like to focus the Chrome window once and then send the ^+tab hotkey as shown in my code: Ctrl & WheelUp:: ...
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Some of my keys are pressing other keys

Preety much i am having a problem were sometimes when i press on some keys they also press on other keys not even close to them, some of them even activate other functions. s makes turns the volume ...
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Easiest way to create a custom keystroke hotkey on a Mac?

I feel like I'm in a bit over my head here. All I want is to change it so that when I press a key on my mac (CapsLock) or perhaps F12, instead of doing what it was originally mapped to do, it inputs a ...
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Visual Studio Code shortcut to close html tag

Could you please help, is there any shortcut in Visual Studio Code to complete/close html tags? For example I edit a file: <div><p>Some text | <- cursor is here, I press a hotkey and ...
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How do I get the windows + print to save a screenshot again in Windows 11?

I have a computer with Windows 11 installed. I would like to use the Windows + Print Screen key combination to save a screenshot to the Pictures folder of the current user, just like I used to do in ...
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How to disable Alt+F4 shutdown in Windows 10?

There has to be a way to simply disable the default functionality of Alt + F4 (shutting down Windows or closing an application) using regedit, right? Without also potentially disabling the ability to ...
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Can't set a RCtrl HotKey Combination with Autohotkey?

I'm trying to map Ctrl + G to send RCtrl + LAlt hotkey, but it doesn't work. This is my code: ^g:: Send, {RCtrlDown}{Alt}{RCtrlUp} return I've also tried: Send, {RCtrlDown}{LAlt}{RCtrlUp} Send, {...
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How to remove/reset a key binding hook in windows 10

I am trying to install the keyboard assistant "Langover" (that converts typing in the wrong layouts, e.g. from cyrillic 'руддщ' = hello or vice versa 'ghbdtn' = привет. It is activated by a ...
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Win10 Print Screen Set Up - Lightshot

I just installed Win10 on my new laptop and whatever I do, I'm unable to get rid of Win10 Snipping Tool. I went through several tips on Google in regards to this. Disabled PrintScreen shortcut in ...
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Google IME - How To Remove "Direct Input" Mode

When typing normally in English, I'll have Google IME off, thus seeing "ENG" in the bottom right corner of the screen implying my typing will use the language my Windows machine is using (in ...
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Shift+1 is bound to Windows Explorer regardless of what program I am using

Shift+1 is permanently bound to C:\Windows\explorer.exe. Even when I try to play any video games, or use any other programs, the priority for this hotkey is assigned to explorer.exe. Meaning that I am ...
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Hotkey to pin current tab in your browser

Or any other way of doing this via keyboard. Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge OS'es: Ubuntu, Windows 10, Windows 11, OSX
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Ctrl+Alt+1 is not working in Word

According to the documentation the following should work in MS Word: Ctrl+Alt+1 should apply the Heading 1 style. In my case it acts as AltGr+1. Ctrl+Alt+2 should apply the Heading 2 style. In my ...
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can I change laptop bios menu hotkey?

I am trying to update the Toshiba Satellite c665 from windows 7 to 10 using bootable USB, but all my hotkey (f2,f12, ESC) is not working, so is there any way to change the hotkey or any method to ...
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Arch Linux: How to set a key or key binding to execute a command?

In Arch Linux, how do I set some key binding (let's say Alt + <) to execute a particular command? I know you could use Xmodmap to bind one key to another, but I want to be able to run a particular ...
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Disable F10 hotkey on Windows 10 (open Telegram)

If I press the key F10 on Windows 10, Telegram desktop app starts and takes focus. This happens everywhere. How can I disable this F10 shortcut? I've searched everywhere but I don't know how to ...
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Disabling three-key snipping tool hotkey via DisabledHotkeys registry value?

Windows 10 binds Win+Shift+S to the snipping tool. I want to use that keybind for another program. You can make a new registry key in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\...
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How do I disable or change ALT+Ctrl+K in windows?

I need to use ATL+CTRL+K. But it appears windows is using this hotkey for something, and I cant tell what it is used for. I used this tool to figure out what was using it: https://github.com/ITachiLab/...
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Overwrite Fn key functionality Windows11

I want to use the Fn hot keys implemented in Visual Studio (and other programs as well) but it seems that the Fn keys have different default options on my laptop that have higher priority than program ...
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need something that automatically press keys (e.g. 'Y' or 'Win+Ctrl+Y') when detect a file in a folder or a link

I'm trying to create a notifier that advise you when a new song is playing in Spotify (like the PS4/PS5 default one) using Rainmeter and JaxCore, (I'm on Windows 11). I've already set it up but I have ...
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Sometimes when I start a video in vlc player the space bar restarts the video instead of pausing/playing, how can I fix that?

As the title says, sometimes when I start a video in vlc player the space bar doesn't work as expected. I can watch 20 minutes of a program, and when I press the space bar to pause the video it ...
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MS Hyper-V Vbox-style 'Host Key' hotkey

Does Hyper-V have similar feature to the title Oracle VirtualBox HOST KEY (default: right Ctrl) that e.g. enables switching opened host windows via left Ctrl + Tab when being in full screen mode on ...
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Adding a hotkey to a button

I have a GUI in ahk where i have two edit boxes and some buttons. I have a label attached to the first button which takes the string from first edit box and enters it into the second after modifying ...
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Change Language Hotkeys reset for no reason (Windows 10)

Hey I'm using Windows 10. I created some hotkeys to change the keyboard layout to a specific language: Alt+Shift+1 changes the layout to language A, Alt+Shift+2 changes it to language B. The steps I ...
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Microsoft Word: Shortcut to add a sub bullet (Inside a table)

The way to add a sub bullet in Word with hotkey is hit TAB key. But I can't do that if bullets are inside a table.
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How to disable Win+W and Win+C hotkeys on Windows 11

I've tried setting HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\DisabledHotkeys = "W,C". I've also tried enabling Local Computer Policy\User Configuration\...
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My cat walked on my keybord (dell)

My cat walked on my keyboard and now the f keys are crazy, i mean, once they used to adjust brightness and sound volume, but now f3 is opening the search tab, f11 is fullscreen mode, f12 open dev ...
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PC, Multi-Monitor, AutoHotKey, Creating a Toggle hotkey that can switch from PC Screen to Extend

Would someone be able to write me a auto hotkey script so I can use Win+alt+a to toggle the project screen function from PC Screen Only to Extend. I have seen the auto hotkey scripts for an individual ...
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Is there a way to disable global Windows hotkeys?

Basically I set up some global hotkeys for my app such as WinKey+Home/End/-/+, and Function keys, but Windows steals the WinKey+Home/End/+ hotkeys and doesn't let me app to fire its own actions. I can ...
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How to add a trademark or copyright symbol without the number pad on a keyboard?

Earlier I had a laptop with a number pad. Therefore, I was able to insert the trademark symbol easily with Alt+0153 keys. However, my new HP Omen laptop does not have a number pad. When I type Alt+...
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Google Chrome hotkey "Ctrl+W" has changed

I have no idea how it got changed, but now when press Ctrl+W in Google Chrome it works as a hot key for "Scroll Up". And I want it back, so that Ctrl+W would close a tab. I have not found a ...
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How to add system-wide hotkeys which do not interfere with Firefox?

We have some operators which perform some tasks using Firefox. There is an external program which reads of the data they need to enter, and links it to certain hotkeys. (e.g. if they need to enter an ...
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Remove CTRL+F5 hotkey Debian

I have recently installed Debian-Bullseye into Virtual Box. Programming in VSCode there are typically two hotkeys that help the programming. F5 starts the Debugger, CTRL+F5 runs the project. ...
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How to disable hotkey Ctrl + W in Windows 11?

I am running a Windows 11 and I like to play some games. Those games have some hotkeys combinations that frustrate my game, for example, CTRL + W is used many times while in the game, and the result ...
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change printscreen hotkey from sketch to dropbox

When I press prtsc on my win 10 laptop it opens snip and sketch. Is there any way to change it and assign my prtsc button to dropbox? thanks in advance! I found this but I don't want to uninstall snip ...
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In Windows file explorer, how to quickly jump to file based on MORE THAN ONE letter?

In windows file explorer, if I hit a letter like "r", I'll immediately jump to a file/folder beginning with the letter "r", which is quick and super convenient. But is there a way ...
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