This feature allows you to control VirtualShield using keyboard shortcuts when it is running in the background. For example, you can use HotKeys to quickly connect/disconnect the VPN without opening the app first.
If you frequently connect to the VPN or if you are visually impaired, using Global HotKeys can help increase productivity and speed up this process.
Keyboard shortcuts can also be used to quickly adjust your settings, change your VPN location, and perform other various tasks.
By default, this option is enabled. You can also disable this option if it interferes with other apps, or if you would prefer to use the app without shortcuts.
How to enable or disable Global HotKeys on your Windows computer:
Open VirtualShield and log in to your account, if you are not logged in already.
For more help logging in and connecting, see our support article.
Click the Settings link near the corner of the app to open the Settings panel.
Select the App Settings tab to customize your App Settings.
You can also right-click the shield icon next to your clock, and navigate to App Settings from the popup menu.
Toggle the Global HotKeys option on or off, then click the back arrow to return to the Home screen.
Linux (Coming soon)
Our new Linux app is not yet available, but it will be coming soon to both Debian and Arch based platforms. Don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be more than happy to notify you via email when the new Linux app is available for download.
In the meanwhile, you can install our Legacy Linux application instead. That will allow you to stay protected until the new version of our Linux app becomes available.
The Legacy Linux application is only compatible with Debian-based systems at this time.
Does it make a difference if I disable this option?
No, disabling Global HotKeys is entirely optional. It is not required in order to be protected. Disabling this option is entirely up to you.
Why can't I see this option on my device?
We'll be adding this option to more devices very soon, including macOS, Linux, and more. Contact us for more detailed information.