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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 to connect to OpenVPN GUI with AutoHotKey

I've been using the OpenVPN GUI with an .ovpn file (I use the one provided by free VPN SigaVPN) for about a year, and although I'm generally pleased with both OpenVPN and SigaVPN, it's getting tiring ...
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How to add hotkeys to Windows 10 system setting toggles?

There are certain system settings that I toggle regularly, such as enabling and disabling HDR or night light. Is it possible to add hotkeys for these or at least somehow toggle them without the ...
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Automatically assign keyboard hotkey to application at startup?

Background My laptop keyboard is busted, so I use a USB keyboard. This keyboard has no designated calculator hotkey (such as Fn + Num Del on my laptop keyboard), so I like to assign my own (Ctrl + ...
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How can I modify hotkeys for google sheets (or perhaps any site)?

I'm looking for a means to disable and/or remap a few hotkeys from Google sheets. In particular, Meta+Enter for new lines has got me messed up bad. I never knew how widely used this key combo is, ...
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Change the specific function of the fn hotkeys on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro

I recently got a new laptop, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro. Although I like it very much, the fn multimedia keys don't include a play/pause, next track and previous track function. Now I want to change ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Arrow shortcut doesn't work

I have my screen in a manner that it is very easy to rotate, which is very practical to read. I used to use this hotkey combination in the past, but it seems that it is not working anymore. I know I ...
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is there a way to use a Bash/Powershell script to send hotkey commands to terminal

I have been working on a project and have gotten it to the point where I need to be able to send hot key macros to the terminal in order to invoke or stop a process. I have been using python up until ...
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Is there a way to set a hotkey for pressing on certain parts of the screen?

I know this isn't something too useful for everyone but i want to hook up a hotkey for parts of the screen when I play a phone vision of LOL(League Of Legends) so that I don't need to individually ...
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VoiceMeeter: Volume button long presses not captured

I am using VoiceMeeter banana to output sounds on my PC to the speakers of a HDMI-connected monitor and a set of speakers connected to the soundcard via headphone jack simultaneously. As can be seen, ...
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F1 key action in HP probook

Can someone please explain what this F1 hotkey does? On pressing fn+F1, I get a blank (dark) screen for 1 second and then it goes back to normal (displays what was there before). It doesn't seem to ...
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How to use the keyboard shortcut in anki to enter a LaTeX equation?

Anki's dialog for entering cards has a shortcut to enter a LaTeX equation. In the menu (far right of the menu bar) it's labelled Ctrl T, E. What does that mean? What keys do I have to press in what ...
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Rebind media control buttons in linux

A extension i want to use cant read from media control buttons. I want to set it up like: MediaPlayPause -> CTRL+SHIFT+9. How would i go about doing this? on xev i get: KeymapNotify event, serial 26,...
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3-key-combination not working

I'm having this weird issue with my laptop. I can not use some of the 3 key combinations for some reason. I can use some off them, for instance, CTRL+Shift+T to re open closed tabs in chrome, but at ...
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How to add a keyboard shortcut to Firefox Quantum using the CTRL key

How do I add an keyboard shortcut to Firefox 57+ (Quantum) using the CTRL-Key? I use Windows 7, and wish to alter the key bindings to add a function not found at Mozilla's list. I tried the add ons ...
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Super+O and Super+Shift+O don't work in Ubuntu 18.04 and PhpStorm

I am using PhpStorm on Ubuntu 18.04. I would like to use Super+O and Super+Shift+O shortcuts but I can't make PhpStorm register them, it behaves as though these keystrokes don't exist. Does Ubuntu ...
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ConEmu - win key hotkeys intercepted by Windows — Windows Bash

Win 10. None of the 'Win + ...' hotkeys are working for me in ConEmu. Windows intercepts them all. E.g., Start ConEmu running Bash for Windows Make sure ConEmu has focus press Win + w Windows opens ...
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How to alter program's hotkeys? (Whatsapp)

I am searching for a general solution to this question. For any given program that runs on windows 10, how I can disable or alter the hotkeys that it uses? Some programs don't let the user to change ...
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Can hide Terminator but can't show it again?

I've written a short script to start vcxsrv then run bash -c -l "DISPLAY=:0 terminator" and after a moment the terminal launches, however when I toggle the hide_window hotkey in terminator (I've ...
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How can I disable or change the hotkey for Firefox Containers, so that another extension can use Ctrl+Period instead?

I installed the 1Password extension for Firefox on Windows a few weeks ago. This extension uses CTRL+. hotkey to open. More recently, I installed the Multi-Account Containers extension. It turns out ...
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What is this function button for?

F11 with the propeller icon: I think I accidentally pressed it while holding the Fn key. I wonder what it has done..
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Open windows 10 emoji dialog with Win+X hotkey turned off

I want to insert emoji while typing in Windows 10. Unfortunately I have globally disabled Windows+X hotkeys using Group Policy. So I cannot use Win+; or Win+. anymore. How do I use it then? I am open ...
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Change key to exit tab in Mobaxterm

Is there any way to change the function of keys when session is terminated? The following options are the default: Session stopped - Press <return> to exit tab - Press R to restart session ...
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Assign a hotkey to a “view” size in File Explorer

I (almost) always like looking at my (projects) folders in the size Large Icons and sometimes List. I'm always switching between those two and hardly ever anything else. However, every folder that I ...
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Hello folks, I'm looking for a program that by using a hotkey and pressing double-click will open a file with the desired application [closed]

Now let me explain, Let's say I have a media file (.mov) and I want to open it with Winamp. I would press a series of modifiers Plus the left Mouse button and it will open it with the program ...
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Keyboard shortcut to expand a grouped taskbar button

When one points cursor to a grouped taskbar button, it gets expanded displaying previews of the grouped windows. Is there any keyboard hotkey that can do the same for the active window? The purpose is ...
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Defining applications for VK_LAUNCH_APP1, VK_LAUNCH_APP2 keys

Predefined Accelerator Keys are listed here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/windows/predefined-accelerator-keys Of those VK_LAUNCH_APP1, VK_LAUNCH_APP2, maybe also VK_LAUNCH_MAIL and ...
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How to set a hotkey for minimizing a window that's snapped to the side

On Windows 10, without snapping a window left or right, Windows key + Down minimizes a window. How do I create a hotkey that will minimize a window when the window is snapped? Clarifications: I ...
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Is there a hotkey to go back from the search results view on Google calendar? [closed]

After doing a search in Google Calendar, is there a keyboard hotkey that is equivalent to clicking this back key (circled above)?
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Volume buttons on Asus Windows laptop produce unexpected actions

I have Asus laptop with Windows 10 installed. On the left side of it these are volume buttons, but after some time they suddenly started to work differently. Now Hitting one of them makes a ...
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How do I hide/unhide the taskbar using a keyboard shortcut manually in Windows 7?

I want to use a keyboard shortcut (if possible one which I can choose myself) to manually hide/show the Windows taskbar in Windows 7. I prefer a manual way to set up the shortcut. If this is not ...
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Break and Pause key substitutes on HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (2017)

I'd like to be able to press a Break and/or Pause key on a HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (2017) laptop. I'm running Windows 10. They keys aren't present on this laptop, so I'm trying to find a key ...
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Creating DefaultKeyBinding.dict for German umlauts

To type German umlauts on a US keyboard, I followed the advice in this answer and set up a file DefaultKeyBinding.dict at ~/Library/KeyBindings/ with the following content. { "~a" = (insertText:, ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad T420s hotkey driver is missing on Windows 10

I'm using an old Lenovo ThinkPad T420s. I installed a fresh Windows 10 OS on my device. Previously I was using Windows 7. All the drivers worked perfectly on Windows 7. After installing Windows 10, I'...
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Ctrl + Win + Num not working on Windows 10

Ctrl + Win + Num suddenly stopped working for me one day.. My Windows version is Edition Windows 10 Home Version 1803 Installed on 6/10/2018 OS build 17134.112 I am on a Dell laptop. I have ...
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Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 favorite keys don't work

This is a problem that emerged a few months ago and couldn't find a solution for, the favorite keys do not work anymore in their normal use. By normal use, I mean pressing the key to open the program ...
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Language hotkeys get removed on reboot in Windows 10

I have more than 2 languages, so I find it comfortable to work when the hotkeys are specified in the following way: English - Ctrl+1 German - Ctrl+2 Swedish - Ctrl+3 On Windows reboot the settings ...
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How can I give AHK priority for device input?

I'm using AHK to remap some keys.  For instance, I have Alt+K remapped to ↓ (down).  This usually works fine. But in a few programs, specifically TexStudio, it appears that AHK doesn't have ...
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How can I disable Alt+Space native hotkey in Windows 10?

Windows 10 has Alt+Space as a default hotkey for opening the menu bar of a windows with the choices of Minimizing/Maximizing it. I'm using Kdenlive and Kdenlive wants to use Alt+Space as a hotkey ...
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windows 10: disable specific hotkeys

I know there are a ton of questions like this, but I'm having a slightly more specific problem... I want to disable a couple specific windows 10 hotkeys (specifically, any hotkeys that are modified ...
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Remapping virtual desktops using hotkeys [duplicate]

i like when i use ubuntu 17 and mac os having different programs at different virtual desktops. Anyone can help me do a script in "hotkeys" that put : F1 key = First virtual desktop F2 key = 2nd ...
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How to toggle visibility of a window in ubuntu with hotkey?

I like the toggle visibility feature of iTerm2 a lot. I am wondering if there are ways to achieve the same feature for ubuntu windows? (Set a hotkey for an application. Press the hotkey when the ...
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How to remove hotkey on Amazon Kindle PC that opens application

As of today, Ctrl + Alt + k began to randomly open the Kindle application on my Windows computer. This hotkey used to open my keepass application. Is there any way to disable this hotkey? This ...
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HotKey Specific Phrase in Phrase Express

I have a phrase in Phrase Express which inputs a phrase followed by few keypress simulations Example {#CTRL -chars a}Area A{#ENTER}{#ESC} Above is the code that I have right now. What this does is ...
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Set hotkeys using AutoHotkey to control Music

I have a new pc with Windows 10 and three hotkey keys (f2, f9 and f10) are not used. On my old pc I had 3 keys dedicated to music: one paused/play, and the other two were to go to the next or previous ...
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chrome: how to know what a hotkey is linked to?

I'm running the same script (tampermonkey userscript) on 2 different computers/chrome (both on windows 10). The script is supposed to do something when I press alt+W. It works as expected on the ...
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Printer queue quick launch

Can I open printer queue from keyboard? Or maybe programmatically (PS/CMD) so that I can access it from console quickly? I saw this question but placing queue on the desktop seems inelegant solution ...
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How can I disable Quick Find hotkey in Firefox 59?

I have the "search for text when you start typing" option disabled in Firefox Developer Edition, but pressing the / key still opens the quick find pane rather than just passing the keypress to the ...
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How to find js related to keyboard bindings in Firefox's developer tools?

I'm trying to remove/add/edit hotkeys for a site (for example, arrow keys to navigate between pages of a photo album) and I don't know how to view the related code via developer tools in Firefox. How ...
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How to reprogram the Dell TrackStick buttons?

I don't use the TrackStick on my new Dell Laptop. I would love to reprogram the 3 buttons to use for other purposes. Is there anyway to do that?
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centos 7, gnome, overwrite predefined hotkeys

I'm trying to assign custom command to a hotkey (Alt + `) that is already reserved for another predefined command(switch between window application) which is not even listed in hotkey window settings. ...