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

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Windows Ctrl + V equivalent for Linux terminal

In windows I can paste the clipboard content using the key combination Ctrl + V However if I try to achieve the same in Linux terminal using the same Ctrl + V key combination, I get the output: ^V ...
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When renaming a file in Windows, CTRL + Backspace does not delete whole words

The Ctrl+Backspace shortcut for deleting whole words is a feature in most text editors and text inputs. Due to their usefulness, they have become a part of my everyday typing habits. However, in ...
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Is it faster for a programmer to use the numpad or the number keys across the top of the keyboard? [on hold]

I am often on the computer for 12 - 14 hours a day and have started to develop pain in my hands. I notice that I experience this much more when using my desktop (with a keyboard that has a numpad) as ...
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Claws-mail keyboard shortcut to load remote content

I am new to Claws Mail, I have just set it up on a Windows 7 machine; I have enabled the "Fancy" plugin, and found the "Setting/plugins/fancy/enable loading remote content" setting. I have also found ...
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SharePoint keyboard shortcuts not working

According to MS documentation, these are the keyboard shortcuts for SharePoint: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Keyboard-shortcuts-for-SharePoint-products-7dec847a-4f2a-47f6-9964-...
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Switch between DVORAK and QWERTY via command line in Windows 7/8.1

I am aware of the language bar and its shortcuts to switch between select input methods. But I was wondering if it was possible to do it from the command prompt or perhaps PowerShell, so that it can ...
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How can I enable media button support in Opera on OS X?

I'm used to controlling Google Play using the media buttons which are part of a Mac keyboard's function key row. Switching from Chrome to Opera, it looks like these buttons don't work out of the box; ...
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KDE on CentOS steals Alt-Shift from applications?

I'm using KDE on CentOS 7 on one machine and KDE on Kubuntu 16.04 on another. In both cases I've set Alt-Shift to switch keyboard layout. However, in Kubuntu Alt-Shift-XXX is still free: I can make ...
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Keyboard arrows move windows between screens in Windows 10

A few days ago I updated Windows 7 to Windows 10, but now the keyboard arrows have a strange behavior. The PC has 2 screens and when I press the keyborard arrows (up, down, left and right) the active ...
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Windows win-key plus number - any way to stop it “toggling” the app and minimising it if already launched?

I have a couple of shortcuts pinned to my taskbar. I can use the Windows-key plus "1" or "2" etc to launch these. When using this shortcut, the behaviour seems to be :- if the application is not ...
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How do I disable a shortcut file shortcut key that was already removed?

I set the "Shortcut key" in the Properties window of Windows' Snipping Tool to CTRL+SHIFT+4, but I have since installed ShareX and I tried to set the CTRL+SHIFT+4 to ShareX and I removed it from ...
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How do I select the search bar in Chrome after ALT-TAB switching from MS Word without using the mouse? [duplicate]

How do I select the search bar in Chrome after ALT-TAB switching from MS Word - without using the mouse? I'm translating and sometimes only need a quick bout of googling to ascertain if this or that ...
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“Ctrl + Alt + Down” hot key does not work

I have a well-known issue: The "Ctrl + Alt + Down" hot key in Eclipse does not work since my last graphics driver update. Previously, I could resolve this issue easily by changing/disabeling the "...
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Better to change Alt to Ctrl or Ctrl to Alt, using same keyboard for Mac & Windows [on hold]

So I just got myself a Windows 10 PC. I use the same keyboard/monitor to switch between them. I also have a Chromebook that I use. In OS X, the keyboard's Alt key is the Cmd key. So sometimes to ...
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Why is there a visual indicator at the top of the screen when using a Cmd-shortcut on OSX?

I've noticed that on OSX, when you press Cmd+Q, for instance, the File part will be highlighted for a fraction of a second, as do the other buttons when using a shortcut with Cmd. Is this a UI ...
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Make Win key + numpad numbers work

It's possible to use Win Key + a number to switch between pinned programs as described in this question I find that it would be more convenient to use the numpad numbers, but it does not work. (tried ...
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Fn key locked - why/how to prevent?

While using my HP EliteBook 850 with Windows 10, sometimes it appears that the Fn key status is inverted (pressed/unpressed) until i visit Keyboard Properties via All Tasks and test the repetition ...
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Switching Xfce workspaces with remote desktop

I use 5 workspaces with Xfce. I have two monitors. On one of the two screens of Workspace 1, I run Remmina for remote desktop to remote into a windows machine. Problem is, when I am working in ...
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Win 10 upgrade ctrl + backspace login

I have used this exact combination as my password on my both my computers running windows 7. I uppgraded one of them to windows 10 and it seems that the program wich u write the password in to on ...
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OS X - El Capitan - How To Remove unused services from “Services” context menu

I would like to remove entries from the Keyboard_Services_list (Sys Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services) because they are either obsolete or unused. Indeed some entries are zombie entries ...
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Displaying a window only while key is being held down in Openbox

I wish to display a window only while I keep a key pressed down and then hide it again when I release the key. Is this possible using Openbox? If so, how can I achieve it? Can I perhaps apply some ...
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How to create new JavaScript snippet for Sublime Text 3?

I want c to trigger console.log() The snippet I created has the correct syntax below and is in the correct folder paths according to these articles: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/sublime-code-snippets/...
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OSX control volume with keyboard

I'd like these keybindings: Cmd+PageUp = volumeUp Cmd+PageDown = volumeDown I followed these instructions: creating AppleScript worked fine, but it is impossible to set Cmd+PageUp shortcut in ...
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outlook 2010 open attachment shortcut

My company upgraded me from 2007 to 2010. I had a very easy way to open attachments in 2007 through keyboard use only. Context menu, h, o. This option is no longer available in 2010. Does anyone ...
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How to toggle between different windows in Pages (Mac)?

Normally I use Cmd ` (the key above the Tab key), it is perfect for most of applications and Finder, except Pages. If I have 2 documents editing at the same time and want to switch back and forth ...
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Windows 10 linux bash shell ctrl+space doesn't set mark in Emacs

In Windows 10 I installed Subsystem for Linux Bash. But I have a problem with shortcut in Emacs Ctrl+space doesn't set mark point. What i tried and didn't help: I tried to uncheck "enable Ctrl key ...
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Windows Keyboard Shortcut for switching multiple Screens

I have three monitors and due to the video card restrictions, I can only view two monitors at a time. Everytime I want to switch between the monitors, I would have to open the "Display settings", ...
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How can I bind a key shortcut that includes a tab

I would like to rebind next/previous tab shortcut in XFCE's Terminal from Ctrl+PgDn/PgUp to Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab. It doesn't seem to work either by editing accels.scm or changing the shortcut ...
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Mac OSX modifying keyboard shortcuts - different methods

There are 2 ways to make F2 button rename files in OSX in file ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict, insert this: "\UF705" = "rename:"; run this command: defaults write com.apple.finder ...
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In windows, why does the hotkey for “properties” on the context menu vary?

On the Windows OS, why is the hotkey for Properties on the right-click context menu for explorer sometimes r and sometimes o? I have experienced the variation on the pro versions of Windows 7 & ...
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How to change windows, ctrl and alt keys on a specific keyboard?

I have a MacBook with Windows on it for work. I used a program called KeyTweak to rebind the Alt, Ctrl and Windows keys so they'd work like they do in Mac OS. Whenever I plug in an external keyboard ...
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Can I map the Mac keys Command and Ctrl keys to the same key on a PC keyboard

I really want to use ctrl in order to ctrl-c and ctrl-v but i want to use ctrl-r also for reverse-search in the terminal By default, you do command-c and command-v for copy-paste, but you do ctrl-r ...
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How can I map “Shift + (A number)” to “(Another number)” using xmodmap?

I want to map my keys so that pressing Shift + 1 produces a 6, Shift + 2produces a 7, etc. to make it possible to type all numbers using only my left hand. When I try xmodmap -e "keycode 10 Shift_L = ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut for MS Word's AutoCorrect Options menu?

I'm looking for the keyboard shortcut to open the AutoCorrect Options menu (I'm using that name since it's what the tooltip shows) that's added when it makes corrections. When MS Word (I'm using ...
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Windows 10: How to disable menu bar toggle by pressing ALT?

Is there a way to do this on W10? When using any editing software like Photoshop, Illustrator or in this case PyxelEdit, I use ALT+scrollwheel to zoom in and out. Afterwards, the menu bar is ...
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Some [Alt] keyboard shortcuts stopped working

Some days ago I noticed that some keyboard shortcuts which include the Alt key don't work anymore. Some examples: Windows Explorer: Alt+↑ (one directory up) doesn't work, but Alt+← and Alt+→ (one ...
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How to show/hide the Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox using a sane key shortcut?

I want to show/hide the bookmark toolbar in Firefox. The only way to do this at the moment is via Alt + V + T + B. Now, that's a lot of buttons to press for something I'd like to do all the time. Is ...
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Change key to Move to Next Mail Pane Thunderbird

I'm using Thunderbird to manage mails, but as I increasingly try to rely on keyboard shortcuts rather than the mouse it is frustrating to have to reach for F6 for Move to Next Mail Pane function. How ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move columns in WORD table

To move lines in a WORD table up and down I use Shift + Alt + Up/Down. Is there a similar way to move columns in a table to the left or to the right? I've searched many advice sites but couldn't ...
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What is the alt code for Fullwidth Colon?

Can't seem to find it anywhere. Or is there another way to type this character (without copy pasting it all the time) ? - :
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Accessing comment context menu in Adobe Acrobat Reader

I have received a bunch of comments on a PDF document and I would like to efficiently navigate through them in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. I have activated the single-key accelerators which are helpful, ...
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How to make an executable file that is not installed show up when typing in Windows 10 start menu

I prefer the keyboard over the mouse. The normal way I launch an application is by pressing the windows key and start typing the name of the application until it shows up, then press enter. This is ...
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How to create shortcut in Total Commander to remove read only attribute

How can I create a keyboard shortcut for Total commander, which will remove read only or any other attribute from a file?
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Mac like “Keep Pressed” shortcuts for Windows

Pressing the Modifier key in mac holds it till the combination is completed. And if the modifier key is pressed twice, the key is held till it is pressed again. This feature is useful when operating ...
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Samsung Series 5 display brightness keys not working after Windows 10 upgrade

I have a Samsung NP530U3C-A0AUK that came with Windows 8. I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and since then, the screen brightness adjust function keys (fn+F2 and fn+F3) have stopped ...
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How to create shortcut for Control Tab with Autohotkey

What would be the script in Autohotkey in order to create a keyboard shortcut that presses Control plus Tab in order to move along tabs of a dialog?
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I want to set the FN key on my laptop to toggle

What I want to do, is to set the Fn key as a toggle (same as caps lock). I was thinking this should be possible through registry, but I do not have enough knowledge of it to fix this. (Could also be ...
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Windows: Alt + 236 doesn't produce the infinity symbol: what's wrong?

I'd like to be able to type different math symbols using alt + number keyboard. However, I'm having some problems. For instance, they (1,2) suggest that the infinity symbol should be produced by alt+...
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Keyboard issues - Enter , backspace , arrow keys , symbols etc

Sometimes i get this strange issue on my laptop: My enter/return button stops working. Backspace won't work - it only sends me back a page in the browser. Arrow keys changes the size and ...
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Windows 10 shortcuts hotkey not working

I've added hotkey on my shortcut in Windows10 : But it does not work. Could you please clarify why?