A hotkey is a key combination that, when pressed by the user will lead to an immediate action (such as launching a program, closing a window, etc). NoTouch supports many different hotkeys that can be configured. You will find the Hotkey definitions on the client under "Input" -> "Keyboard" -> "Hotkeys", in NoTouch Center there is a "Hotkeys" tab.
Important predefined hotkeys
- Next (local) window. Alt+Ctrl+Tab. This is the equivalent to what Windows is doing on Alt+Tab.
- Increase speaker volume. Alt+KP_Add, meaning that if you press Alt and the + key on the numerical keypad, your speaker volume will go up (louder).
- Decrease speaker volume. Alt+KP_Subtract, meaning that if you press Alt and the - key on the numerical keypad, your speaker volume will go down (less loud).
- Increase microphone volume. Alt+KP_Multiply, meaning that if you press Alt and the * key on the numerical keypad, your microphone volume will go up (louder).
- Decrease microphone volume. Alt+KP_Divide, meaning that if you press Alt and the / key on the numerical keypad, your microphone volume will go down (less loud).
- Mixer. Alt+Ctrl+m
- Identify to NoTouch Center. Ctrl+Alt+i
- Eject removable media. Alt+F6
- Reload/Refresh removable drives. Alt+F5
- Show system information, hostname and IP address. Alt+Ctrl+s (also known as sysadmin's best friend)
- Show system log. Alt+Ctrl+g
- Show a connection overview. Alt+Ctrl+a
- Show local configuration application. Alt+Ctrl+c
- Show and connect to available WiFi networks. Alt+Ctrl+w
- Run Teamviewer (if Teamviewer is present in the OS image). Alt+Ctrl+t
- Switch multimonitor/display setup. Alt+Ctrl+d
- Take screenshot. Alt+Ctrl+p
Changing hotkey definitions
When dealing with hotkeys there are two caveats:
- Some connection modes, such as fullscreen RDP, may "eat" all hotkeys away - so they would not have any effect at all
- Do not define hotkeys that have effects in your VDI connections, such as the typical, well-known Windows hotkeys like Alt-F4 etc. This will confuse your users.
Disabling a hotkey
Simply blank out the value of the hotkey you want to disable. Make sure it is empty.
Valid key designators are Alt, Ctrl, Shift, F1-F9, a-z, 0-9, and the special keys Up, Down, Esc, Tab, and the keys on the numeric keypad KP_Add, KP_Subtract, KP_Divide, KP_Multiply, KP_Enter. You can combine keys with the + plus sign, so for example Alt+Ctrl+x would mean the user user has to press Alt, Ctrl and the x key simultaneously to trigger the action.
In NoTouch Center, on Group settings or on a client you will find the parameter subsection "Hotkeys", containing a list of predefined system actions that can be triggered by hotkeys. Among them are audio volume control, identify, run Control Center, switch to another (local) window, etc.
You can define hotkeys that will execute arbitrary Linux shell commands.
In NoTouch Center, there is one parameter for custom definitions. Use a syntax of comma separated key-value-pairs of the form KEYDEF=COMMAND, such as:
Connection start hotkey
Each connection can be assigned a hotkey that will launch it, when pressed by the user: Assign hotkeys to connections