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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Looking for a way to mute sidetone on a usb mic

Windows 10 pro, I want to be able to toggle mute for the microphone in [this image].1 This is the sidetone on an ATR2500-usb. When headphones are plugged into the jack on the mic you hear yourself ...
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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 c660 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 install new ...
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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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Remove shortcut cmd+d in Chrome?

It is so ** annoying to try to copy something on an editorial site using chrome using cmd+d. I think Chrome has a default hotkey that adds a bookmark when pressing cmd +d. How can I edit that?
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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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How to use alt left/right to forward-word on Linux/Windows?

alt/option + left/right can be used as forward-word or backward-word on Mac, and I was wondering if the same can be done on Linux and Windows. To be precise, I hope to achieve System-wide mapping or ...
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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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Underline hotkeys in Windows 10 on all keyboard languages

There are two languages on my computer, and the underlined hotkeys only work in one language. Is it possible to configure them so that they work in all languages? Built-in windows tools, or at least ...
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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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FN key state is reversed

So I just noticed that my FN key state is actually reversed. The key itself has a small illuminated dot which shows whether it's ON or OFF. Before that it worked like it's supposed to: ON when lit. ...
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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 Keyboard Digits Have Been Hijacked by Windows Explorer as Hotkeys

I recently had to resurrect a backup installation of Win 7 Home premium. It was/is a vanilla installation and everything pretty much works fine except for the main keyboard digits. Plain (unshifted), ...
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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 ...
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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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Use backtick as additional modifier key in Linux

When I used Windows i did it with AHK: ` & j::Down ` & k::Up ` & h::Left ` & l::Right ` & y::Home ` & u::PgDn ` & i::PgUp ` & o::End etc How I can implement same in ...
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Map 1 key to make it run multiple keys

I have found a few links, and they said to use auto hotkey for this, but its not working for the combination I want, what should the script be, so that when I type X it should run Control+Windows+...
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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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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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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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