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Remote Desktop sending Windows key shortcuts to both local machine and to remote desktop

After connecting to a remote session via RDP, windows keyboard shortcuts appear to be sent to both the local machine and to the remote machine. As an example, pressing the Windows key opens up the ...
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Mac-style Option Key for Special Characters in Windows

One feature I like about OS X is that the "Option" key can be used to enter special characters while typing, making it easy to enter scientific symbols, accents, and so on. I know in Windows you can ...
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1answer
35 views

Shortcut to open a file with a different program

Is it possible to open a file in Windows 7 or later with a combination of a keyboard key and double click (say control+double click) with a diffferent program than the assosiated one? I wish to open ...
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41 views

Set a shortcut key for Windows 8.1 Start screen

I have currently set the behavior of Windows button to go automatically to "Apps view" instead of the original Start screen. But sometimes I want to go to the main Start screen (not the App view) ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to Edit files such as .reg, .bat, and so on?

I think the answer is no, but I have asked to be sure. For files such as .reg or .bat, one can right click on them and then choose Edit, which opens the file in notepad, rather than execute the file. ...
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Is it the OS or individual applications that interpret keyboard shortcuts?

I'm unfamiliar with how this all works, but here's my guess: When you strike some keys on your keyboard, the signals go through the USB wire, and is interpreted by a keyboard driver on your the OS ...
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1answer
36 views

custom shortcuts for launching programs in Mac

All, I've been a power" windows user since 20+ years and now I'll be using a Mac (Mavericks). I look forward to some of the innovations in the Mac and at the same time dread some things that I can't ...
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43 views

How to make alt-backspace delete words in Windows?

I am attempting to make the text editing experience in a Windows workstation I use alongside my OS X systems line up with the keybindings that Cocoa offers. To start, how would one change mappings so ...
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1answer
44 views

Bind physical “calculator” button on windows 7 to a different application [duplicate]

I have a physical "calculator" button on my (Microsoft) keyboard which launches the windows calculator. I'd like to bind it to launch SpeedCrunch instead. Can it be done? Thanks!
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856 views

How to cancel Ctrl+Tab navigation?

In Windows, if you hold down Alt, you can repeatedly press Tab to choose a different application to switch to. If you change your mind, while still holding Alt, you can press Esc and cancel the ...
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0answers
20 views

Synergy + Emacs C-<SPC> to set mark not working

Problem When I use C- (Ctrl+space) in Emacs, it fails to set the mark. The alternative keybinding, C-@ works, but requires an extra finger and mindfulness. Emacs doesn't have trouble recognizing the ...
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1answer
35 views

Windows 8 Keyboards stopped working

I have no idea what happened, but now none of my keyboards are working. I have an HP PS/2 keyboard that I use on my computer. A couple of minutes ago I stepped away from my computer and when I came ...
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1answer
30 views

Is there a way to save and replay a sequence of shortcut key on Windows?

I'm executing a repetitive series of shortcuts on Windows. Is there a way to save them and "replay" them automatically? This is supposed to work Windows-wide as I use multiple software on the ...
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1answer
40 views

Is there a way to set a system-wide keyboard shortcut to open a new chrome tab (and highlight the address bar) in Windows?

I have a lot of really useful custom search engines in Chrome, as well as extensions that use the chrome omnibox. I do the following operation many times a day to access those search engines: Bring ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Get hotkey to type a random number as if I typed it on a keyboard on Windows?

In many cases I need to not just generate a list of random integers (which is easy), but to type random integers into various software. For example, to skip a random number of lines (1 to 100) in ...
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1answer
44 views

How can I make Shift + End select text again?

Shift+End is supposed to select all the text from the current position to the end of the line. For some reason my computer stopped behaving that way yesterday. Now my cursor doesn't move when I ...
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0answers
31 views

How to make numbers show at bottom of screen when I press Windows key

Since Windows 7, pressing Win + Number launches the pinned program at the bottom (1 for the rightmost, to 0 for the leftmost) In office, and other windows programs, if I hold Alt (if I remember ...
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1answer
65 views

Disable Windows 8 CTRL+# keyboard shortcut

By default, in many web browsers holding down the control key and pressing a number will navigate to that tab (e.g. CTRL + 4 opens the fourth tab). However, in Windows 8.1, this keyboard shortcut is ...
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84 views

What is VLC subtitle position keyboard shortcut

What are the keyboard shortcuts to move subtitles in VLC up or down?
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2answers
109 views

Mouse right click for keyboard shortcut [duplicate]

I need when I click on Mouse Right-Click do the same effect like I clicked on keyboard Ctrl + shift + alt + D It will be temporarily event, I hope no restart or any complex settings.
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1answer
39 views

How to disable a special shortcut in Firefox?

I've got a keyboard with special media keys for the calculator, e-mail, homepage and suspend mode. I already changed the behaviour of the keys in the windows registry, but if a Firefox window is in ...
0
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1answer
66 views

How do you type the ligature “oe” character œ on a keyboard, without using ALT code?

I am running a PC on Windows 8.1. I have switched my keyboard's layout to FRA "French (Canada)" and have found most of the characters I've come across in my studies. However, the Internet has only ...
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2answers
78 views

How to focus WEB-browser with a hotkey in Windows?

In Windows desktop shortcut's properties one can assign a Hot Key to launch that shortcut. There are Three Possible Outcomes First time the hot-key launches that application, next time it brings ...
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1answer
42 views

How to enable windows accelerator key highlighting per registry script

Is it possible to enable windows accelerator key highlighting with a registry script? And if, how?
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0answers
46 views

Windows 7 keyboard shortcut to open while closing explorer window

I traverse windows explorer mostly through the keyboard and can open the current file by just pressing return. That leaves the windows explorer window open which leads to clutter. My current ...
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2answers
113 views

Different keyboard shortcut for Windows 8 start screen

By default, the Windows key will go to the start screen on Windows 8. But I'm using this program called Pokki that adds a classic Windows-like (pre-Win 8) start menu to Windows 8. And I've enabled the ...
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0answers
34 views

Windows - Keyboard shortcut for paging right

Is there a way to page your window to the right via a keyboard shortcut? I know you can horizontal scroll with many mice, but I don't want to leave the keyboard. I'm working in notepad++ and ...
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1answer
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How to restore old behaviour for CTRL+ALT+DEL on Windows 7? [duplicate]

At least on Windows XP that combination opened the Task Manager directly, without any delay. I want to see the Task Manager when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and not that useless window which I never use ...
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1answer
23 views

Keyboard shortcut to resize Navigator / Organize panel in Explorer

Is there a keyboard shortcut to resize the Navigator/ Organize panel in Windows Explorer?
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0answers
138 views

How do I fix Parallels on OS X disabling [CTRL][ARROW KEY] combinations in a Windows VM?

OS X has key commands set to CTRLUp, CTRLDown, CTRLLeft, and CTRLRight. Parallels can't seem to take control of these key commands when in a Windows application either in the desktop mode or in ...
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1answer
149 views

Google Desktop's Ctrl,Ctrl feature on windows?

One thing I like about Google Desktop is you can configure it so that when you press Ctrl,Ctrl, it will bring up a dialog that looks like this: The dialog will have focus and I can type in there, ...
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2answers
69 views

Map Ctrl-Shift-V to an action in vi

I want to be able to paste from the clipboard on gVim on Windows using Ctrl-Shift-V, just like in Terminator. However, if I put this on my .vimrc imap <C-S-V> "+gP The shortcut works ...
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3answers
142 views

how to change winkey + (left/right) keyboard-shortcut behavior

When you use the shortcut: winkey+left / winkey + right, the current window is attached to the side of your screen by 50% width. i would like to change this behavior, and attach it by 33.3% width ...
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0answers
41 views

Switch from dvorak to qwerty when modifier key is pressed [duplicate]

Since I spend most of my day at a computer, I've become interested in learning to type on Dvorak. However, there's one thing holding me back: shortcuts. Shortcuts are designed to work on QWERTY, and ...
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Use two keyboards; One for macros?

I'm wondering if it is possible to actually use another keyboard as a set of "macro keys"? I have searched a lot online for this, and nowhere can I see that it is possible. Do you know of something ...
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1answer
82 views

Ergonomic PC keyboard/mouse/stand solution for multi-OS MacBookPro with Home/End/PageUp/PageDn/Insert/Delete keys [closed]

I am stuck with MacBookPro as my main working laptop in the foreseeable future, and I run OS/X and also Windows and Linux on it at the same time, frequently switching between them. While this computer ...
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1answer
88 views

Are the shortcut keys in Sublime Text 2 the same on OS X and Windows, if you exchange Cmd with Ctrl?

I am using Sublime Text 2 on OS X, and I really like that editor. Now I need to explain the way Sublime Text 2 works to someone who is using Windows, and of course there's no Cmd key there. I guess ...
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0answers
22 views

Is there any Keymapper for chosen locale in Windows 7?

In my work I frequently need to switch languages Alt+Shift. But many special symbols like ?, : are on different keyboard keys. I want to re-map keys on alternate locales to English. Allways (ignore ...
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2answers
166 views

Is there any utility/method to change Windows key bindings to type rare chars to currently empty bindings?

I'm currently typing this post with my windows XP machine and (Spanish) keyboard, and I'd like to add some extra symbols to my text. I could open the "char map" windows utility, look for the desired ...
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1answer
29 views

Shortcut to move window to other display on Windows

On Ubuntu, one can create a keyboard shortcut to move windows between displays (when displays are extended). This seems possible on a Mac too. How can one do this on Windows?
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How can I add a hotkey to change screen rotation on Windows if the graphics driver does not supply one?

On some systems, there are Ctrl-Alt-Arrow key combinations to rotate the screen. But, this is dependent on the graphics card driver, for example, NVIDIA drivers supply this hotkey. Is there any way ...
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4answers
1k views

Keyboard shortcut won't work for shortcuts in USER/Links folder - Windows 8.1

I have been using keyboard shortcuts for some folders back in Windows 7. Lately I started using Windows 8, now using Windows 8.1. There seems to be an issue about keyboard shortcuts in ...
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0answers
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Ctrl, Alt, etc. not working until I press Esc on Windows 8 HP ProBook 6570b

Issues I am facing: Alt-tab works only when I press it twice Ctrl + X works only after I press Esc. Also I noticed while I was playing a game, if I press left key the control goes to the extreme ...
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0answers
45 views

List of lnks (shortcuts) with hotkeys

Based on a previous experience of trying to find where the shortcut containing a hotkey that inadvertently hijacked part of my keyboard was: Does anyone know if there's a registry group or config ...
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1answer
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How to disable Windows-S shortcut in Windows 8.1

I had some program responding on Windows -S keystroke in Windows 8. But currently, in Windows 8.1 "Search everywhere" window appears. How to disable this?
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0answers
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On Windows, how to set a keyboard-shortcut for focusing a process' window?

Scenario: I have open Firefox A and Firefox B and putty A and putty B. I'd like to be able to attach a custom global keyboard shortcut for focusing either of these windows. For example, set ...
0
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1answer
338 views

Use Right Ctrl + Right Alt combination in AutoHotKey

I am trying to create three key combinations in AutoHotKey. They are A) Right Alt replaced by Right Click B) Right Ctrl replaced by Left Click C) Right Ctrl + Right Alt replaced by Shift ...
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1answer
34 views

Map Win+M to an icon in Windows 8

I would like to have an icon performing the function of the (Win)+M keyboard shortcut. Is this possible? In other words, is it possible to change the "View desktop" icon so that it minimizes all ...
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0answers
99 views

What is the Windows equivalent of this Mac Excel shortcut?

I can't remember how I learned how to do this, but I'm 90% sure it's a built-in default shortcut for Mac Excel 2011. Make a selection in your spreadsheet. Hit option-tab to move that selection to the ...
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1answer
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Do excessive keyboard shortcuts in third-party apps slow down Windows?

I use a third party extension to Windows Explorer (in Windows 8.1) called QTTabBar. In this screenshot you can see how by default there is a huge number of custom keyboard shortcuts activated by it, ...