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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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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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Ctrl+T to open new tab not working [closed]

I am currently unable to open a new tab in a web browser using the Ctrl+T hotkey; doing so hides the taskbar instead. I first noticed the issue shortly after upgrading to Firefox 101 on Windows 11, ...
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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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iTerm2 - How to set "Pin hotkey window" in json profile

I am using iTerm2's dynamic profile and versioning a profile.json to set my preferencies automatically. I am configuring hotkey configs in profile.json and tried all the possibilities to set "Pin ...
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What does "Windows logo key + z" do in Windows 10?

of course the first thing I did was to check out official statement from Microsoft : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-dcc61a57-8ff0-cffe-9796-cb9706c75eec#...
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How do I assign "Switch to Virtual Desktop 1 (2/3/4)" to F1 (F2/F3/F4) in Windows 11?

My fastest way of working is not to have 4 monitors (swiveling or rotating the head takes at least half a second) but to have fixed Virtual Desktops for specific tasks. So I know "Webbrowser: 3rd ...
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How to show the underlines for "navigation key (hotkey)" in Context Menu when right click?

problem For some reason, Google Chrome (or any other software in general) doesnt show the underlines for "navigation key (hotkey)" when you right click. As the graph shows: Right click menu -...
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Safari cmd+arrow down does not work on certain websites

Cmd + 'arrow down' is a 'End of page' shortcut in Safari. But on some websites (namely, https://news.ycombinator.com) it does not work. Cmd + 'arrow up' works, but 'arrow down' does not. Works fine in ...
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Use Command key only to launch Spotlight?

I've recently switched to MacOS because my employer decided to give me a shiny new MacBook Pro 14 inch (2021), with which in general I'm quite happy. However, one thing keeps bugging me. I'm a ...
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How can I emulate a popup hint on KDE

When working with a computer, the mouse is often unnecessary. But there are actions that I don't know how to perform using only the keyboard. Specifically now I need to emulate a popup tooltip in the ...
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Hot key to set window size in macOS

OS: macOS Monterey 12.2.1 Is it possible to create a hot key so that it would be possible to set the size of the active window (web browser, application, etc.) in predefined pixels? For example, I ...
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How can you type characters from U+0100 and up with Numpad?

It appears that the Alt + Num shortcuts end at U+00ff (decimal 0255); typing Alt + 0255 yields ÿ which indeed is at U+ff. I have failed in finding out what the system for the hotkeys in excess of ...
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VLC Media Player: edit short jump forward based on total video time, not current position

I am looking to use VLC Media Player in a very specific way. I know I can edit jump sizes for very short jump, short jump, etc. Instead, I would like short jump to reflect the total video time, not ...
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How can I map the "Print Screen" button to start a "crosshair" screenshot via Skitch app on Mac?

CmdShift5 is supposedly the shortcut / hotkey to start a crosshair screenshot, but: A) That hotkey doesn't work very well. (What I want to replicate is the type of crosshair screenshot I can take by ...
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Windows 11 disable WinKey Shortcuts

In Windows 10 you could disable specific Windows key hotkeys by adding the DisabledHotkeys registry key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer but this doesn't work ...
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Run a batch file when folder is opened with a hotkey?

I have been wanting to run a custom batch file, when a folder is opened with a hotkey from File Explorer Question: Can you run a custom action in File Explorer, when opening a folder with hotkeys?
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Use WIN+[Hotkey] that is registered by Windows, elsewhere

I would like to assign the key combination Win+A to a third party program. In Windows 10, this hotkey is assigned to the Notification Center. The third party program throws an error when I want to use ...
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LibreOffice Writer "toggle character style" command?

Summary Does LibreOffice have a function to toggle character styles, switching back between a character style and a default style? I want to have a way to toggle inline code formatting ON/OFF via a ...
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Screen Hotkey for LInux (system-wide AceJump)

I'm in need of a Screen Hotkey application for Linux. It is like AceJump but for the window that is currently in focus. This functionality is available in Windows but I cannot find a suitable ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop Keys of the Num Pad in Right not working, Model NO. VPCEB45FG

Premise: I got my Mother Board changed today. The whole Inbuilt Keyboard cab be seen as made with two fragments - QWERTY Part on Left hand-side + Num Pad on Right Handside. Previously: When NUM Lock ...
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hp keyboard rt7h10 hotkeys not working

i recently bought an hp rt7h10 keyboard, and i cant find the driver for it. Since the search, internet, email, media controls are not working, i was wondering -could someone please give me a driver ...
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Autohotkey disable key until script is finished

I'd like to create an autohotkey script, but I have problem with one key. Usually when I run this hotkey I'm holding a shift. Is there a way to disable the "RShift" key for period of running ...
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Do I have to put `SetTitleMatchMode` on top of the script?

Sample script: #NoEnv #Warn #SingleInstance Force #IfWinActive Foo ahk_exe foo.exe !A::Send Foo SetTitleMatchMode Regex #IfWinActive Bar$ ahk_exe bar.exe !A::Send Bar When running it, it ...
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HP laptop, how to switch between function keys and hotkeys WITHOUT rebooting and editing BIOS setting?

Does anyone know of any way of switching fn key behaviour on my HP laptop (Win 10) WITHOUT having to change the setting in the BIOS? (There are no other keys on my keyboard with any reference to "...
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How to resolve a hotkey conflict?

I bound Alt+Space to an action, for example: !Space::Send, Foo Now how to trigger the original Alt+Space's action (as shown in the image below) through code?
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Windows 10 search issue

It seems kinda like bug, let me explain. I occasionally use search feature and don't like search bar, so I got used to Win+S hotkey combination. Normally, it would open Search box like small window on ...
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How to write an AHK script that uses a shortcut to close PowerShell?

I've known that Alt+Space C could close PowerShell, but Alt+Space is already in use for me, I want to bind Alt+F4 to Alt+Space C, how to achieve that in AHK?
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edit the Hotkey in VLC for AB Loop

I need to edit or change the AB Loop command in VLC . I know the hidden command is "SHIFT+l" but it is not listed in HOTKEY editor for AB Loop, only LOOP/ALL/REPEAT is editable "l" ...
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How to bind an action if no dialog is open?

In VLC media player, I want to bind k to Space (Pause/Play) if no dialog (e.g. the preferences dialog) is open, how to achieve that?
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How to get the hotkey definition if a shortcut is pressed?

For example, if I press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+C in this order, how I do get the corresponding hotkey definition? I expect something like the following: ; pseudo code *::MsgBox %A_ThisHotkey% was pressed
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Alt Tab Between Monitors

I'm using Windows 10 on my PC with 3 monitors. Is there a way to press Win Tab (pulls up task view) and pull an app that is on another monitor onto my current monitor? Task view only shows the windows ...
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How do I stop HP from opening system information? [duplicate]

I use PyCharm, and the shortcut for settings is ctrl + alt + S. Unfortunately, it also seems like this is the shortcut for HP's system information page, and it launches every time I use the shortcut. ...
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Vokoscreen NG hotkeys do not work on Windows 10

Installed VokoscreenNG 3.0.9 on both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. The hotkeys (like Ctrl+Shift+F10 to start recording) work on Ubuntu, but not on Windows. A web search did not turn up any clues. ...
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How to edit preferences when in fullscreen mode?

In VLC media player, I tried pressing Ctrl+P to open up the preferences dialog when in fullscreen mode, but has no effect. The same goes for opening the codec information via Ctrl+J. Does anyone know ...
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Win-V and Win-dot hotkeys no longer working

Sometime in the last few weeks, without any change on my side the hotkeys for the emoji panel and the clipboard history have stopped working. I've made sure both features are enabled and sticky keys ...
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hotkeys in Windows 10

Is it possible to create a hotkey or batch file script (Sorry unsure if I am using the correct language for what I want) where in Windows Terminal hit F1 to run this below in Windows Terminal: alias ...
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Autohotkey: closing vlc media player

I want to setup a hotkey for closing vlc or windows media player using autohotkey. I came across this page in the guide- https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/WinClose.htm But it doesn't seem to ...
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How to unbind Alt + ` (Backtick) on Windows 10?

In Dota 2, there's something called Smart Double Tap, making Alt + Hotkey to work as if I've double tapped the Hotkey, and I have the Hotkey set as backtick `. But it seems like it's conflicting with ...
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how to change windows media player hotkeys

is there anyway to change windows media player 12 hotkeys? there was a "wmpk" plugin for previous version which right now doesn't work. and my searches didn't lead me anywhere. of course any ...
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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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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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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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