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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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 ...
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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 enable hotkey line commenting for assembly files in CLion?

I am using CLion to write assembly code. There is a useful hotkey Ctrl+/ to comment out a line but it only works with c code and not with assembly. How to enable it for assembly (*.s, *.asm) files?
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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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Task Manager not opening from Control+Alt+Delete (GPO set to disallowed)

I'm in the process of trying to lock down a computer and was having an issue with task manager not opening from the Windows Security screen. I had the Task Manager executable white-listed in the GPO ...
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What part of Windows Security does Control+Alt+Delete invoke?

This is with the computer logged in. I'm wondering what process is activated to display the GUI that has lock, switch user, task manager, etc. / what the location of it is And if it is more than ...
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Auto image search Cropped image region?

This maybe a niche request . There are rare occasions where I'd like to run image searches on part of a image. Not the whole . Ideally auto run image search upon release of a drag crop selection ...
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Windows Subsystem for Linux - Bash.exe keyboard hotkey

I would like to launch the Bash shell included with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) via a keyboard hotkey. I recently learned it is possible to assign a keyboard hotkey for an application by ...
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Hotkey to open specific app window (MS Teams)

Is there a way to set up a hotkey in windows 10 to un-minimize a specific app window? The app I want to do it (MS Teams) is already running in background. I did assign a shortcut key to it but for ...
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Turn wifi on using F keys

I was wondering can I change the function of a F-key on my Dell Inspiron 3576 laptop? For Example can I make the F7 key turns the wifi on/off? Thanks. Note: windows: 10.
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Windows 10 - What is CTRL+ALT+F1 and how to disable it?

I've an application who offers me the shortcut CTRL+ALT+F1. But Windows 10 opens the Task-Switcher instead. I found out, that this behaviour disappears when I kill the explorer-process, but I don't ...
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Windows 10 Shortcuts Not Working - Windows logo key + Ctrl + number

The following shortcut is not working: Windows logo key + Ctrl + number - Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the ...
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Hot keys Shift+Ctrl+End and Shift+Ctrl+Home stopped working

Hot key Shift+Ctrl+End or Shift+Ctrl+Home stopped working in any text editor such as Microsoft Word 2016, Notepad++ or Notepad. My OS is Windows 10. It was really useful that I can select text ...
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How can you assign a batch file to a special key on a keyboard?

I'm trying to use the special keys (play,pause,next,prev, internet) on my keyboard to open select batch files and im having trouble doing this with Windows or a 3rd party program I understand you can ...
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Fast way (hot key) to move a window from one screen to another (working on two screens) on Windows 10

Is there a fast way to move a window from one screen to another when I use an external screen on my laptop? A hot hey of some sort would be optimal. Thanks
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MacOS close session hotkey in terminal

Is there analog for ^a, ^d for close ssh session for example? I use iterm2 and zsh, and can't close screen or ssh session with hotkey: ctrl+d do nothing and cmd+d split my window.
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How do I accept an autocompletion suggestion using keyboard in Windows 10?

I've just tried Windows 10 and found an awesome new feature: it can be configured to guess the words you type on a physical keyboard, pop the alternatives up and let you chose one. Much like the way ...
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How can I determine which explorer shortcut (.lnk) is launched by a particular hotkey in windows?

I know explorer.exe is capturing my shortcut key (Ctrl-Alt-P) through the use of assigning that combination in a shortcut properties, but I have lost the shortcut itself. In the past I created the ...
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Google Chrome: Can I use customized action to open a link in a new tab?

By default,we used to trigger open link in new tab with ctrl+click. But I would like to change the action with alt+click.Is it possible? I have tested Chrome's AutoControl Configuration and Shortkeys ...
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Visual Studio Code shows “Command 'python.runtests' not found” when the R key is hit

I'm on MacOS and when I hit R key on Visual Studio Code, it doesn't work and it says: Command 'python.runtests' not found But R key it's working. How can I fix this?
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Is it possible to disable “Snap windows” when moving windows between monitors without disabling the Win+Right/Left Arrow hotkeys [duplicate]

If I toggle off "Snap windows" because I want to disable the window snapping that occurs when dragging windows between monitors, it also disables the Win+Right and Win+Left shortcuts for snapping to ...
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AHK: Temporarily turning off a remapped key

I am trying to do something in these lines: NumpadEnter:: Alt !a:: Hotkey, NumpadEnter, Off return !a Up:: Hotkey, NumpadEnter, On return Essentially, block a remapped ...
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How to change special characters hotkey?

Ctrl + Shift + 2 inserts a Zero Width Non-Joiner character (U+200C). I want to make my favorite Ctrl + Space combination do it instead. Is it possible to do that? I prefer not to use a third-party ...
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Win 10 pressing alt+ctrl+shift+win key installs MicrosoftOfficeHub packet to a system and launch it

How to disable this behavior? I tried to uninstall from "Add or remove program", after this office hub disappear from list of installed apps, but if I press buttons from the subj. It just come back ...
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Why is the Ctrl+Shift+Z hotkey opening the ExtraPuTTY Examples folder?

Whenever I press Control + Shift + Z (ctrl+shift+z) to redo in an application, Windows Explorer opens up with the ExtraPuTTY Examples folder: C:\Program Files\ExtraPuTTY\Bin\Examples I figured out ...
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Disable Windows 10 language popup

Is it possible to disable the popup list of input languages at the bottom right corner when having Alt+Shift pressed in Windows 10 version 1903? I do not want to disable the Alt+Shift hotkey (or Ctrl+...
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Spotify: Move to previous track without rewinding current one

In the Spotify desktop client, pressing the "previous track" button or the corresponding hotkey after the current track has been playing for 3 seconds or more rewinds the track instead of actually ...
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What does “Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F” key combination in Windows 10 Pro (Version 1903) do?

After the recent Windows update, this Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F hotkey combination is reserved by Windows, I have even checked in safe mode where no other programs are running. I cannot register this ...
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Hotkey to open Preferences in Firefox under Linux/Windows?

Is it possible to configure a hotkey/keyboard shortcut to open Preferences in Firefox Quantum under Linux/Windows? As one who needs to use the settings relatively often it'd be really handy. Under ...
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Only Ctrl+C combo not working globally on Windows 10 Home (64bit)

My Ctrl+C key-combo seems to have abruptly stopped working globally on all programmes. All other cut/paste/select-all/undo/redo/formatting combos are working. Using online keyboard testers, the ...
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Windows 10: put common apps in separate taskbar group

Is there a way to put commonly used apps in a separate group in the taskbar? I was looking into using the toolbar hack to group these apps. The end goal is to be able to switch to less frequently ...
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shift+space changes language in fedora (Gnome desktop)

Shift+space is nowhere defined to change language but it does! It's super annoying because shift+space normally should insert non-breaking space which is so frequently needed in Persian.
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How can I press “Insert” on a keyboard without that key? [closed]

I have lenovo flex. It does not have numpad. I am using ubuntu OS.
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auto save script for windows (Shift + Win + S) hotkey

Windows has an inbuilt hotkey (Win + Shift + S) which executes snipping tool in rectangular strip mode, any screen captured will be copied to the clipboard as an image. I am currently working on ...
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How can I fix the Window's emoji hotkey panel when it stops working?

On a fresh boot of windows 10, the windows emoji key panel works fine. (windowskey + .) However, after my computer has been running for some time it always stops working. I press the combo and ...
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How to change the ALT+TAB hotkey to something else?

For example I would like ALT+TAB to work for Numpad Page Down. I have tried with AutoHotkey, but still no luck. I was also trying with this code: ; set Left Windows Key for switching to previous ...
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In Powerpoint 2019, stop Ctrl+B from opening font dialog instead of toggling bold font

Edit: My bad, it was caused by Autohotkey, which remapped Ctrl+B to Ctrl+Shift+F to enable use of Ctrl+B for bold text on the German version of Office 2010. Using Powerpoint 2019, the hotkey Ctrl+B ...
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Is there a way I can put a hotkey to type alt codes faster?

I want to know if there's a way to type alt codes faster, like setting a hotkey. For example, replacing * with ”. I'm not that good with technology, and if this is the wrong website for this, please ...
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Changing alt/ctrl + shift keys functionality [duplicate]

I need to replace the Alt+Shift keys combination with CapsLock key, but I'm not sure how to do this. Also, for accessibility reasons I need to replace Ctrl+Shift with RShift key for example. All I ...
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How to run script on keypress?

I'm running Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi and I want to be able to run a shell script when I press a key on my keyboard. As far as I know AutoHotkey isn't available for Linux, otherwise I'd do it in AHK....
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How can I make a tilde in Nano on a MacBook in Arch Linux?

I have installed Arch Linux on a VM. And now I need to know how I can make a tilde in Nano. I know the Hotkey in MacOSX for it (~) but what Keys do I have to press in order the get a tilde? I use a ...
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How to change Win 10 right click context menu “Properties” hotkey?

When right clicking on files and folders, my context menu has "Properties" with underscored "o", which means it has conflicting hotkey with "Open"... Is there a way to change that (still using the UK ...
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How to customize Firefox hotkeys?

I have enjoyed using the Command/Ctrl+J hotkey to launch the Download manager in Firefox, on both macOS and Windows. Now that I am using Ubuntu more often, I noticed that Firefox unfortunately uses a ...

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