Talk:Keyboard shortcut

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I think this article should mention something about chord shortcut keys, such as Ctrl+M, O or Ctrl+M, L in Visual Studio 2005, where a single keyboard shortcut is composed of two separate sets of keypresses.

-- 22:04, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

From an Anonymous edit comment: "Topic is good but seems a bit Windows POV"

If the different Unixes (especially the Unix GUIs - KDE and GNOME) got their act together and standarized their keyboard shortcuts, I'd put those in too. The only one that I've seen that works consistently is the shift+insert to paste.

--Raul654 11:14, 7 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Addendum: I'd also like to point out that for the windows shortcuts I listed, every one of them work in every version of windows, except for possibly the minimize-all shortcut for Windows 95. --Raul654 11:21, 7 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Just added Control+A and Control+P (which I always like to call the prostate shortcut...) Lee M 02:25, 9 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Hotkey programs for Windows[edit]

The best hotkey program for Windows I've found is HoeKey. It is designed for tech-heads though, something else may be better for easy but less powerful usage. ··gracefool | 03:27, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

== URL Link KeyXL is a non-functional keyboard and possibly a search engine spammer. Recommend deleting this link Egberts 17:13, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

== I note that hot key redirects to this page. Personally I think they are quite different, as a hot key seems to indicate a key combination that is not application dependant and often means that it does something not accessible via a menu (e.g. on old DOS systems Ctrl-Alt-Del was a 'hot key', but under XP it's a keyboard shortcut). Not sure this justifies a separate article, and don't have time to write it if so... Mjforbes666 (talk) 20:42, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Uses of the + key[edit]

When I added the Window shortcuts, I realised that it needed the + signs on it, and I haven't got time to add all the + signs in, so can you help over 1,000,000 people and add the + signs, It would really honor me to have this happen. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pparadza (talkcontribs) 19:30, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

a set has no order, but the key sequence is important[edit]

quote: "...a keyboard shortcut is a finite set of one or more keys". A "set" has no order. But the order does matter if you use a series of keys to invoke a shortcut. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:42, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

mnemonic definition on SUN glossary[edit]

That "mnemonic definition on SUN glossary" link does not seem to bring anymore where the author intended, am I right? I suggest to remove it, if I'm right.

--Insert nick (talk) 19:03, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Screwed-up Edit[edit]

I note in passing that an edit in July by anonymous user (their sole contribution, I think) has duplicated (with additions) two paragraphs in the Description section. I don't feel qualified to edit the error, but equally don't want to simply Undo, which would be a sledgehammer to crack an egg. Perhaps someone more qualified might feel disposed to fix the problem? AncientBrit (talk) 15:27, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Windows Hotkeys[edit]

The information in the top section of article regarding Windows hot-keys is incorrect in two ways:

  1. "latter represents a designated letter in a menu command or toolbar button that when pressed together with the Alt key, activates such command." The online documentation from Microsoft does not restrict hot-keys to menus and toolbars: [1]
  2. State of program responsible for handling keystrokes: Based on the reference above, hot-keys must be handled by a foreground process. The only exception would be system-wide hot-keys that are handled by the OS itself.

Since he general reader may not understand the intricacies of Windows message queuing, the article could simply state that handling of hot-keys is given highest priority within the foreground process.

--CONRECTOR2015 (talk) 19:56, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ "About Keyboard Input". Retrieved 17 February 2015. A hot key is a key combination that generates a WM_HOTKEY message, a message the system places at the top of a thread's message queue, bypassing any existing messages in the queue. Applications use hot keys to obtain high-priority keyboard input from the user.