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What is the Windows hotkey to minimise a single, currently active window?

A small workaround is Alt + Esc – it doesn't minimize the active window but places it behind all other windows. The effect is similar however. I know it's not precisely what the question asker wanted,...
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Alt+F7 stopped working

Open NVidia GeForce Experience Settings -> General Disable Share totally (newer: In-Game Overlay). This will free the binding of Alt F7 among lots of others. If you do use Share feature you can use ...
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Disable Alt + Arrow display flip keyboard shortcut

For these using Intel Graphic, to disable global hotkeys: Right click on your Desktop and select:
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How to remove hotkey on Amazon Kindle PC that opens application

The hotkey is defined on the application shortcut. You can roughly follow the instructions in https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/create-keyboard-shortcuts-windows-10: Open the start menu Search for ...
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Windows 10 notification center hotkey

Win+A does the trick it seems for showing-hiding notification center. I just tried every single combination with Win key and came across this.
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Greenshot: The hotkey(s) "PrintScreen, Alt + PrintScreen, Ctrl + PrintScreen, ..." could not be registered

On a new PC, press printscreen and the first time OneDrive pops up and offers you to save screenshots. Select No and the key will be free for Greenshot.
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Hotkey for "This PC"

You can quickly and easily change it: Click View in the menu of File Explorer Click Options at the right side of the ribbon, then Change folder and search options (or simply click the icon above ...
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Language Hotkeys removed by itself in Windows 10

I finally found the solution and I am posting, in case someone else has the problem. 1- Define your hot-keys. 2- Search and find the "region" settings palette and go to administrative tab. Now go ...
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Is there a Windows 10 Hotkey or Shortcut for switching to a specific display?

The built-in DisplaySwitch.exe tool can emulate the + P capabilities. You can potentially create four desktop shortcuts so that you have one available for each option: For the PC screen only: %...
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Hotkey to Mute Mic on Mac OS X?

Here are instructions to save a script as a service in Automator and assign a hotkey to it in System Preferences. And here's the script to mute / unmute with a display notification (extended from ...
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How can I clear the current line of the Windows command prompt?

Aside from the two that Myyrddin covered - Esc and Ctrl+C - there are also two more shortcuts related to clearing the current input in CMD. Ctrl+Home will clear all characters in the input before the ...
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Why do I have to hit tab twice to Alt+Tab away from Microsoft Excel?

In Excel 2010 and below, Go to "Excel Options" → "Advanced" → "Display", Uncheck "Show all windows in the Taskbar", Click "OK" to close the Options ...
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How do I find out which programs have registered global hotkeys in Windows 10?

Hotkeys and multimedia keys may be overridden by hardware or drivers(unlikely), by a running program, or by system setting. These three are distinct, and need different ways to check and solve. ...
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How to create a new text document (TXT) file by a Hotkey?

You can actually use your keyboard to naviagte the right-click menu. Just right click and press W then T. If you want to customise a keyboard shortcut, you could use something like AutoHotKey. An ...
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What does "Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F" key combination in Windows 10 Pro (Version 1903) do?

This problem is reported on several support forums for products that use this key combination. According to all reports this is a problem introduced by the update to Windows 10 version 1903, when this ...
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Disable hardwired chrome hot key ctrl+w?

Only solution that worked for me was to rebind ctrl+w to some extension keyboard shortcut. go to chrome://extensions at bottom right look for keyboard extensions add ctrl+w as shortcut to any chrome ...
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What is the hotkey to show Chrome extensions?

Right-click in the Chrome address bar Select "Edit search engines..." from the menu Scroll down to the bottom of this new window where you'll find a row to add a new entry. Where you see: "Add a new ...
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Is there a Windows 10 Hotkey or Shortcut for switching to a specific display?

+ P toggles three modes: Local only Local + External (TV) -- duplicated Local + External (TV) -- extended My advise is to leave things set at #3 most of the time. In this mode, all of your screens ...
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On a Mac, what is the hotkey associated with the image of an arrow pointing right ⇥?

Top (Gray) image is Tab Bottom (Bold) image is Shift+Tab Mac Keyboard Shortcuts
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Hotkey to switch between multiple displays in Windows 8.1

In Windows 7/8/10 you can use Windows Key+P to switch between display options which will behave similarly to pressing Alt+Tab This can be first observed in Windows 7 Full list of shortcuts and hot ...
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Intellij ctrl+alt+arrow hotkeys not working

I disabled the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel Service from loading at startup, Restarted and now it works fine.
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What is the Windows hotkey to minimise a single, currently active window?

AutoHotKey script for Minimize: ;=============================================================================; ; WINDOWS KEY + Alt + Down -- Minimizies Active window ;===============================...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for Keep Text Only in Outlook?

Another option is Alt+H+V+T (i.e., keeping Alt pressed until after you press T).
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Find out what program is using a hotkey

Sorry I can't suggest an alternative to Hotkey Explorer for Windows 8 or 10. It's a godsend on Windows 7. I can only offer you the most primitive way of handling this problem. First, close all your ...
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What is the Windows hotkey to minimise a single, currently active window?

If what you want is an easy way to open and minimize a window you use often, just pin it to the task bar and move it to one of the first positions. Then you can use Windows+1, 2, 3 etc. to quickly ...
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How do I prevent pages I visit from overriding selected Firefox shortcut keys?

Since Firefox 58 it is possible to disable keyboard shortcuts override per web site. "Override Keyboard Shortcuts" and many other permissions are available in "Page Info -> Permissions" (under info ...
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Find out what program is using a hotkey

You can use the tool Spy++ that comes with Visual Studio: https://stackoverflow.com/a/43645062/62838. It will allow you to see what window and process are receiving the WM_HOTKEY window message. If ...
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Disable Alt + Arrow display flip keyboard shortcut

I had the exact same issue on an Acer notebook with an Intel graphics driver. Simply disabling the feature was not enough, since the keys are still captured and not passed to the system afterwards, ...
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Windows hotkey to change keyboard layout

On Windows 10 press Win + Space to cycle through the languages. You may need to press multiple times until you see the overlay.
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How to remove hotkey on Amazon Kindle PC that opens application

You also need to check to see if there is a Kindle shortcut on your desktop. If so, you will also need to remove the shortcut key from that shortcut using the same instructions here. I found that ...
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