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I hate to have to ask this but... I've seemed to accidentally hit a couple hot-keys and my Notepad is now showing text from Right-to-Left. What was a that hot-key combo and what can I do to reverse it back to Left-to-Right?

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Right click anywhere in notepad and uncheck right-to-left reading

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This is correct. –  DavidChenware Aug 9 '11 at 19:13
    
Wow... I've never noticed that. Just for curiosity, do you know the hot-key equivelent? –  RLH Aug 9 '11 at 19:17
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@RLH It is apparently Right or Left Ctrl+Shift depending on which direction you want it, but it doesn't work for me –  Greg Aug 9 '11 at 19:30

Hotkey combo:

  • to write text from Right to Left, try Ctrl + Right Shift

  • to write text from Left to Right, try Ctrl + Left Shift

Or simply open Notepad again ;)

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Try the following shortcuts:

Ctrl+Alt+R

Ctrl+Alt+L

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Those do nothing for me –  Oliver Salzburg Oct 9 '12 at 15:13
    
These work in Notepad++ for changing LTR and RTL, maybe in other windows apps too? –  naxa Apr 26 '13 at 15:47
    
Works for me in Notepad++. None of the other answers worked... –  Meir Sep 2 '13 at 9:15
    
Hooray for standards! –  Ekevoo Jan 27 at 19:15

To toggle between right and left text :

  1. strike the "menu" key (beside the space bar) - so you can see many options, with shortcuts underlined, like "Lecture de droite à gauche" in French

  2. strike the "L" key - in french version of Notepad - or an other letter if you have english or other language version

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So you have translated accepted answer to keyboard? I think it should be a comment. –  gronostaj Aug 8 at 12:27
    
I have a french version of win7, who is released with a french version of Notepad. Shortly, in the french version of Notepad, strike successively "menu" key and "L" key to toggle between right and left text. You can easily find what is the second key to strike if you have an english version, isn't ? –  Brett.fr Aug 8 at 16:22
    
Yeah, I get what you mean, but it's basically the accepted answer with keypresses instead of clicks. Everyone who can use a keyboard efficiently would figure it out from the accepted answer. I don't think it's enough to post a separate answer. –  gronostaj Aug 8 at 16:58
    
Sorry if my response was obvious for all. –  Brett.fr Aug 8 at 20:24

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