Keyboard shortcuts are combinations and oft-struck keys that help you work faster, or do more with less typing.

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Emulate Windows key on Windows 10 touch keyboard

I have a new tablet PC with Windows 10 which doesn't have a physical keyboard. This is OK for most applications, the on-screen keyboard works fine for most uses. However, one of the primary ...
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Shortcut for Direction Keys — To keep hands on QWERTY end of the keyboard

I use a lot of Excel and finally got myself used to the ThinkPad pointer whereby I no longer need to take my hands off the keyboard for scrolling. But now I need to take my right hand off the ...
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Windows 10: Change shortcut to close active window

my new laptop has the Function keys deactivated by default, meaning that pressing the keys F1 to F12 (F#) I can control volume, brightness, etc. directly and so, if I need to use a F# I have to also ...
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fix for unhiding column in Excel has stopped working

I have just moved to Windows 10 and Excel 2016 (from Excel 2000) and found that CTRL-SHIFT-0 no longer works to unhide columns, because it's been hijacked by a language setting (for hotkeys for ...
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Arrow Keys not working, can't access other OS in bootloader

My Laptop down and right arrow Keys are not working, I checked by loading system setup that it's a hardware issue. Is there, if any, alternative to arrow keys so that I can select the other operating ...
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Mac OS: How do I change my hide Command (CMD + H) to CMD+Shift+H?

I am just trying to change the shortcut for the global window hide command. Default: CMD+H Desired: CMD+Shift+H I already tried to change it under keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts, but it ...
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Pinyin input and keyboard layout shortcuts

I have a few keyboard layouts in my Windows 10 Enterprise. I have assigned some of them direct shortcuts, for example Left Alt + Shift + 1 switches to Russian and Left Alt + Shift + 3 switches to ...
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How to type accent marks / symbols on Win7, using Mac-style key combos?

I like the way I can type upside-down question marks, accents, etc, using "option + [character]" on a mac. On Windows, of course, you have to hold alt and then type in random strings of numbers. Is ...
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auto-fill a formula referring to table columns without mouse (keyboard only)

I'm working with formulas summarizing table columns (e.g. SUM(Table1[Column1]) and I would like to fill the formula to the right using only the keyboard. When I autofill my range by mouse drag, it ...
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stty example to change key binding for “Ctrl-z”

I am using cua-mode in emacs, but that overwrites the "Ctrl-Z", which links with suspend job in linux. So, I am thinking of changing the "Ctrl-Z" key binding in linux, and I learned that "Stty" can ...
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vimperator: Using external editor (e.g., vim) to edit Stack Overflow text

Utilities like vimperator allow editing content of HTML form fields in an external editor. With vimperator there is shortcut Ctrl+I which, when in an edit box, opens the text in an external editor. ...
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Remap f keys for chromebook running linux

I installed arch Linux on my Chromebook and I'm using LXDE. I looked into re-mapping the search key/caps lock key to the super/windows key and was able to do that with "setxkbmap -option caps:super" ...
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How to map Ctrl+Insert to Copy in fedora 22?

I've recently upgraded from Fedora 20 to Fedora 22. (using fedup) after the upgrade Ctrl+Insert no longer function as Copy (as in Copy&Paste) Instead it prints "5~" how can i restore it's ...
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Navigate among word headings with keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to navigate between headings of the same type in word with keyboard? This would be equivalent to ctrl+arrow in emacs. In outline or draft view. Can't find anything like it in help ...
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Headings shortcut in Word?

I use headings a lot in my document and I like to use the navigation pane to quickly look through them. The "issue" is that the only way I know how to open the navigation pane is to hit ctrl+f and ...
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How to assign new key on keyboard

s,d and g keys do not work on my keyboard. I would like to assign these keys to key combinations of other keys. For example pressing x key two times pretends like s key. Is there any software or ...
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The start button is “not working” to launch metro

This is a very interesting problem. I cannot launch the metro interface with anything other than clicking on the windows logo. So, Ctrl + ESC or The Windows Key don't work to bring the metro ...
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How to use keyboard shortcuts to access MS Office 2013 QAT (Quick Access Toolbar) shortcuts using an Azerty keyboard?

In MS Office 2010, keyboard shortcuts for the Quick Access Toolbar were immediate, even with a Azerty keyboard : ALT + [&] key (1 in CAPS) --> means ALT+1 --> first icon in the QAT In MS Office ...
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Keyboard shortcut for build task not working in Visual Studio Code mac os x

I've got Visual Studio Code 0.10.6 installed on Mac OS X 10.10.5. If I do Shift+Cmd+B, it doesn't launch the Run Build Task. Nothing seems to happen. I've remapped the keyboard shortcut to ...
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How can I disable keyboard shortcut Control+Shift+S in Skype for Business (formerly called Lync)

I noticed this person had a similar issue and was able to resolve it with a regedit key to disable a specific shortcut - Disable control+enter when typing a message in Lync. Does anyone happen to ...
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How to set two different sizes for new chrome window (dual monitor setup)

I am using OSX with a dual-monitor set-up. I usually have applications open in the larger monitor (most often, Chrome is the suspect). Occasionally, I would like to open a window of the current ...
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Why does Left Ctrl trigger FocusOut in xev?

When I press Left Ctrl, my xev output shows this: FocusOut event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x5600001, mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyAncestor When I press Right Ctrl, there's no FocusOut ...
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Filetype shortcuts in vim

I added 4 following lines to my vimrc file to add shortcuts (to run current *.html buffer in browser and to run current *.js file in node): autocmd filetype html map <C-S-F10> :sav ...
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Linux add/remap shortcuts to match Mac

I have a Macbook Pro computer, and I installed Linux on it (Mint 17.3) to dual boot. Is there any way to add keyboard shortcuts to Linux which mimic Mac OS X? For example: cmd+tab to behave like ...
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Windows 10: only 1 keyboard language but keyboard layout keeps changing

How is it possible I have only one keyboard layuout but Windows 10 keeps changing my layout to US? I am not sure when it happens exactly but it does few times a day and makes me crazy. I have ...
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Command in batch file in Windows

I have the customer display Logic Control LD9000 and POS software, on customer display I want set normal display mode, so I send in CMD in Windows ECHO ^Q>COM1 The display changes display mode ...
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Creating shortcut for Firefox add-on options

I want to easily switch how Firefox works, using an Add-on feature either toggled on or off, based on which one of us is using a particular computer. Currently, to toggle that, we are having to do ...
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OS X “show desktop” [Control^] + [↓] shortcut does not work

OS X "show desktop" [Control^] + [↓] shortcut does not work, while any other shortcuts work fine including "mission control" [Control^] + [↑], switching desktops [Control^] + [←]or[→] I am using OS X ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch between monitor inputs - possible?

I have Asus 27" to which I connected a PC (through HDMI port) and a Mac (though Display port). Right now, to switch between computers, I have to physically press plastic buttons with my own fingers ...
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How to view and change the assignment of keyboard shortcuts to existing macros?

In Microsoft Excel 2010, I have a macro assigned to a keyboard shortcut. Strangely, it's not working properly. I want to double-check the keyboard binding. How can I view and/or change the ...
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Cant use “m” key after updating to Gnome 3.18

I just updated my arch linux to gnome shell 3.18, then I restarted and my "m" is gone, it does nothing when I press it. I've tried to use it and works when I search an app or I'm typing in the Alt+F2 ...
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Changing sublime key bindings to move to the beginning and end of line

I'm currently looking at this useful answer published on SO about modifying Sublime Text key bindings. I would like to check whether it's possible to assign those arrow keys: to move to the ...
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Single Monitor Screenshot on MultiMonitor setup

From windows 8 on wards there is an easy way to take screenshots Windows + PrtSC key and it automatically saves the screenshot in the pictures library. I have two monitors and using this shortcut ...
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Windows 10 - Alt code results in wrong character

I'm on a laptop running Windows 10. I try pressing Alt+2713 to give a "✓" character, but instead I get a "Ö" character. Any thoughts as to why this might be?
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Skype for Business - Disable “ESC” Keyboard Shortcut

Someone asked this question already but regarding CTRL+ENTER shortcut (OR Ctrl+Shift+Enter). (Post here) I wanted to follow up on there but i don't have enough reputation, so here goes: In Skype for ...
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Windows 10 Multiple Desktops - Equivalent Keyboard Shortcut of CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+LEFT/RIGHT in Ubuntu?

Recently had to switch from Ubuntu to Windows 10 for work. I see Windows finally added multiple desktops. CTRL + SUPER + LEFT/RIGHT switch desktops which is great. In Ubuntu CTRL + ALT + LEFT/ ...
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“Copy link location” Keyboard shortcut in Win10?

Went through some old shortcuts I found in Google like ctrl+F7 or F10 but these didn't work... ctrl+C while on the link with the mouse also didn't work. Any shortcut works for you in Win10?
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Media Keys are set up as a separate device

I have a slight problem of not being able to use the media keys(play, pause, mute, volume up/down, calculator, etc...). I did some probing and found that the keys output to a different input ...
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Lock/Unlock keyboard using a key combination?

Here's what I want to do: When I press a certain combination, say Ctrl+5, I want to lock my keyboard, and I want it to unlock when that combination is pressed again. Is there a way to do this?
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Windows 7 shortcut keys do not work?

I'm trying to use hotkeys on my shortcuts. Right click a shortcut file, click "properties" and set the hotkey to open the file to something like ctrl-shift-b. It won't work. Why? workaround ...
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Windows 8 hijacks Play/Pause media key

Looks like Windows 8 hijacks the ►❚❚ media key: when I press this key, it goes directly to the default system media player. For example, if I have WMP running, it handles the Play/Pause key even when ...
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Remap context menu key to a Fn key (for brightness control shortcut)

I recently upgraded from a Microsoft Type Cover 3 to a TC 4. It is definitely a vast improvement but I miss the right handed function key, as it previously allowed me to use the Fn+Backspace/Del ...
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Is there a shortcut to jump to the Top/Bottom of the current page in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

I know how to jump to the top or bottom of the document; To jump to the top of the document: HOME To jump to the bottom/end of the document: END Is there a shortcut to jump to the Top/Bottom of the ...
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Karabiner: Insert trailing characters? (or press keys after another key)

Is it possible for Karabiner to insert a trailing character, or to simulate a keypress after another key press has been invoked? The Karabiner script below will insert the back slash character \ when ...
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Keyboard shortcut to “Love” currently playing song in iTunes 12 on OSX

It seems as if apple has forgotten to build in a keyboard shortcut for "Loving" or "Hearting" the currently playing song in iTunes. This is unfortunate because often whilst I am working I would like ...
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How do I map Alt+Space in Linux with xmodmap?

I am trying to map Alt+Space to Escape in Puppy Linux. Specifically, this is for vim, but I could not get it to work there. So, I thought I better try to do it globally, but I have no idea what is the ...
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How to use a keyboard shortcut to raise application from system tray

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut to raise an application that is running in the system tray (keepassx). I have tried xdotool but it does not work. xdotool finds the windows that match the ...
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Is there a way to delegate host system keystrokes to VMware virtual machine?

I have my Windows system tuned up with AutoHotKey. There is no AutoHotKey for my VMware Virtual Linux machine, unfortunately. So, the virtual machine simply receives the raw input, bypassing ...
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Remote Desktop switch workspaces on host (Windows 10)

I have two machines, both windows 10, I'm remoted into one machine. On the local machine I have multiple workspaces and can switch between them using Ctrl + Win + left/right arrows, really snazzy. ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “parent directory” in Firefox or Chrome?

I have recently transitioned from various mouse gesture browser extensions to a desktop-based mouse gesture utility (Easystroke on Linux; the Windows equivalent would be StrokeIt - I think). The only ...