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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Trying to change alt + Tab hot key to a mouse macro and having trouble

Im trying to add my Mouse 4 button to the task changing hotkey for windows but having trouble finding how to do so. Ended up using Auto Hot Key XButton1 & XButton2::AltTab return.
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How to assign a hot key to a recorded macro in iMacros plugin of Firefox?

I have recorded a macro using iMacros plugin in Firefox. Does anyone know how can I assign a hotkey for it to use instead of clicking the play button? I am using Windows 10.
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Print screen shot combination not working

I'm using windows 10. I want to know how to fix print screen + windows key to save current screen. Until yesterday, I was using PrtScr + windows key hotkey combination to save current screen to ...
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How do I change a specific hotkey?

Bacially, theres this hot key to change windows which is ctrl+windows+left. I want to change it to the F1 key. I cannot find any way to change it.
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Super (Windows) key presses are not registered

I have a notebook computer with full sized keyboard, however, the super (windows) key is not producing any output, e.g. when I try to bind it to some action, the mapping program is not seeing the ...
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Can't get Midnight Commander to accept hotkey changes

I am using Linux Mint 20.1, Midnight Commander version 4.8.26. The only mc keymaps on my system that I can find are: ~/.config/mc/mc.keymap (there is no /etc/mc/ directory). I've made the change to mc....
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ConEmu: Shift+Enter used to work differently running from Far Manager

I used to hit Shift+Enter in Far Manager (under ConEmu) on the batch file and this batch file started in new attached to ConEmu console window. This changed quite some time ago - now it starts in new ...
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Youtube-style controls for video & audio in Chrome

When playing a 'plain' audio or video file in Chrome, such as when directly accessing a .mp3 or .mp4 file on your local storage, the default Chrome player is very bare-bones - a play/pause button, ...
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How to disable a software from accessing a specific key stroke?

I need to have a software called AA.exe opened in background. But, every time I press down (left) ctrl, AA will execute an action, lets say AA mutes the computer's sound, or AA freezes the screen. How ...
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Issues with Albert hotkeys

Albert on some systems may have problems like this: Setting a hotkey gets refused A particular hotkey is not allowed Hotkey issues on niche system XYZ Can't set single modifier hotkeys The set hotkey ...
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windowkey + print screen not working on windows 10

I'm using windows 10. When I try to take screen shot with windows key + PrtScr key, nothing happens. PrtScr key copies screen to a clipboard. Shift + windows key + s also works. I want to know why ...
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Blocking specific keys while a function is running with AutoHotkey

So I made this script with AHK and it works but what I want it to also do, is to make it so while the function is running, it wouldn't be able to be triggered again. So I want to either deactivate the ...
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How to bring windows back up, after opening a new window on the desktop in Win10?

Question:: How to bring windows back up, after opening a new window on the desktop in Win10? Situation:: Lets say you have 3 windows of applications A, B, C currently opened on your screen, and welly ...
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Global Hotkey Alt+S is killing me on Windows 7

Somehow Alt+S started lunching Snipping Tool on Windows 7. I can't find a way to disable it. Can someone help me please?
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Is there a way to have voice assist with direct keyboard commands?

I’m not looking for a dictation app, unless it also has this feature. Essentially, I could say something like Ctrl + C and it would copy. A similar question was asked before, but unfortunately the ...
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Control+V is now Control+Shift+V

One day my paste, control+v turned into control+shift+v. This only applies to chrome, and I tried removing extensions. Is there a way to change it back?
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What is the hotkey combo for the Action Star Linxcel US-146A KVM Switch

This is a (very) old 4 port USB/VGA KVM switch that I do not have the manual for. I was able to use search engines to look up some details about it. A picture can be seen on this page or here in ...
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Windows 10 configure application precedence for capturing key strokes

I am running windows 10, and from time to time need to remote login to a mac. And I have since encountered some key stroke capturing issues. So I have the wox launcher bond to Win + Space. And if I ...
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Shortcut to open a new window in word

With increasing screen sizes and widths, and with figures in papers often at the far end, it becomes increasingly useful to open two instances of a word file side-by-side. Is there a shortcut to ...
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VLC - How to assign multiple hotkeys to the same action?

Here're my current hotkeys: Action Hotkey Short backward jump(10s) J Play / Pause K Short forward jump(10s) L Given this config, I'm losing Space for pausing/playing, so the question is, how to ...
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Debian, XFCE: What's breaking my hotkeys?

I'm running XFCE4 on Debian. For some time I used Synapse launcher, configured with a "Super+Space" hotkey. Every once in a while, the hotkey would fail to open the launcher. Quitting and ...
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Is it possible to set keyboard shortcuts for a video streaming website like Youtube?

Youtube already offers a list of keyboard shortcuts. What if I want to set a different shortcut, for example, ctrl+shift+p for Pause/Play? Can I use a Javascript library like Mousetrap for the purpose?...
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Identifying, Locating and Amending or Removing Keyboard Shortcuts and Hotkeys in Windows 10

Hotkey Help - Shortcut Sorrows! I use a pro-level digital audio workstation (DAW) environment called "Cubase" by Steinberg. This has multiple shortcut keys pre-defined as well as the ...
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How to make PrtSc and Insert keys on Lenovo act normal?

My Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IML shares its PrtSc and Insert keys with phone keys, which trigger a "Skype for Business 2016" overlay when pressed (despite that not even being installed). I've ...
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Change tab switch hotkey on ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 with KDE. When using my laptops built in keyboard I can change tabs in all environments (terminal, browser, etc) with the hot key ctrl + fn + direction key where fn is a key between ctrl ...
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Remapping mouse buttons to single-button hotkeys not usable on the keyboard

I have a Roccat Kone AIMO and I want to remap the buttons to buttons that are not on my keyboard, like the F13-F24 keys. I could theoretically do this via the "assign a hotkey" function in ...
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Setting Autoscroll to a hotkey in Firefox

Is it possible to set Autoscroll to a key other than Middle click? For example, When you press Middle click, autoscroll activates; but what if you pressed G or Ctrl + T, and then it activates? Is ...
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How do I stop Snip & Sketch from hijacking the 'Windows + Shift + S keybind?

Recently, I tried uninstalling snip & sketch because I wanted to switch to ShareX. I was used to using the windows + shift + s keybind, but I realized I couldn't stop snip & sketch from using ...
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How can I map a key on Windows to a key combination (like Ctrl + PrtScr) [duplicate]

Basically I want the ability to temporarily rebind my "m" key to "Ctrl + PrtScr"
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Sending one hotkey to multiple applications

I am using OBS Studio to record a Google Meet meeting on Windows. Now, I have an audio input source which records sounds from my microphone. However, I don't want it to record when I am muted in the ...
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Hotkeys not working in the editor? Sharex

As a post-capture task, I hope that I can edit the image and then use ctrl+shift+c to quickly copy it because there's a tooltip saying that ctrl+shift+c copies the image, but my experience is that ...
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Custom [keypress] + [click] action on Win10

I want to do perform the following a file I am clicking on to a static directory [keypress] + [click] = moves target to "./directory" How would I set this up! Thanks! [Python, R, C]
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Why does Windows reset my UEFI settings with every update?

Every time there's a Windows update, my UEFI settings reset to the default. Most of these are fine (timing and boot work well on the defaults), but the one that really irks me is the "hotkey"...
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How to create a shortcut to end a specific task?

I am trying to achieve the following: when I press a combination of keys, let's say Ctrl+f4, I would like to end the application called "Matlab". I have downloaded AutoKey and tried the ...
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Can Chrome open shortcuts in the same instance/tab?

I have a bookmark that executes javascript code, and I want to make a shortcut to it so that I can assign a hotkey to it, but when I do that, chrome launches a new tab with the bookmark/javascript ...
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Both Ctrl keys are not working on my laptop

I have a Lenovo ideapad 700 and both of my ctrl keys are not working. Up to this point, I have tried for possible solutions. It can not be that both of my ctrl keys are broken. I have checked updating,...
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Interpret keyboard shortcut in VMWare, not in Windows

I have a VMWare setup with Windows 10 as host, and Archlinux as guest. In my VM, I use keyboard shortcuts all the time, specifically Win+l. Whenever I do this, however, Windows logs me out, since this ...
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Disable the “z z-prime” key on Acer ConceptD N17C2

The Acer laptop ConceptD (N17C2) has a Z-Zprime key (which shares the F1 key, next to escape.) Since the hotkeys are enabled by default (which I want to keep) you must use Fn-F1 to activate the F1 ...
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How can I use Caps as a “function” key to activate arbitrary combinations on other keys?

For context I am trying to replicate my hardware-programmable 60% keyboard experience in software for my laptop. I am using colemak (setxkbap us -variant colemak) on Arch Linux with i3wm and no ...
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Left set of keys don't work when pressed together

I recently bought a brand new HP keyboard, the left set of keys (Ctrl, Shift) pressed with any other key (all at a time) doesn't really seem to work, while they work just fine when pressed seperately....
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Opening web browser activates “Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Win” hotkey (Windows 10 PC)

I have an issue that I know is related to hot keys, but have no idea why it's happening. Here is a brief summary: The issue started last week when suddenly whenever I opened Microsoft Edge (which I ...
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Use my extra mouse buttons as a letter

How can I set my extra mouse buttons to act as a letter? I have tried many softwares but none of them have an option to set mouse keys to alphabets. I have Windows 10 X Mouse, Mouse Manager and many ...
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ASUS transformer keyboard went crazy

My GF owns win 10 ASUS transformer T200 (detachable keyboard dock). After 2 years of using it started to randomly running narrator mode and it was pretty annoynig. This feature was turned off so i ...
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Dedicated hotkey for chrome?

I am using Mac OS. I am wondering if there is a way to set a hotkey to always bring the Chrome application to the front? Thanks!
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Disable global ASUS GameVisual Hotkeys on ASUS TUF Gaming A15

I have an ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV with preinstalled ASUS Services, most notably the App Armoury Crate. This App includes the GameVisual feature for changing display settings to predetermined ...
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Switch to active cmd window for typing

I've tried searching high and low for an answer by amending my title and reading questions before submission to no avail. I'm learning bash shell through Ubuntu LTS via windows cmd terminal using ...
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Mac equivalent of Windows + Period

On Windows, pressing Windows + Period opens a menu that allows you to type Emoji, a few multicharacter emoticons, and characters from a list of symbols that's similar to the list used by MS Word. Is ...
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How can I allocate Shift+CapsLock instead of left tilda+Alt for toggling romaji input and direct input on Japanese IME on Windows 10?

When I have to toggle Japanese IME input mode from romaji input to direct input, I would have to use left tilda+Alt key combination. I would rather like to use Shift+CapsLock as it is more convenient ...
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How to disable mplayer keyboard controls?

I'd like to be able to start mplayer (fullscreen) and disable all its keyboard controls. I want to keep the video playing until the end with no interaction. I tried switches that looked relevant, but ...
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Is there a program or a way to create hotkey shortcuts for buttons on a website on Chrome?

For example, on a stock trading website, it is often crucial to execute your orders quickly. There are often a lot of buttons like "buy limit" and "sell limit" on websites such as ...

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