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25 views

Is it possible to disable a (apparently native) specific Windows Hotkey? aka Customizing a hotkey already defined in Windows

As a convention for myself, I use Alt+Shift as a hotkey prefix for my normal user programs. For example, I configure the hotkey for the internet navigator (Opera in my case) as Alt+Shift+N. This ...
0
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2answers
34 views

How can I navigate inside an application with just my keyboard? (Windows 7)

I am a keyboard man. I dislike having to take my hand away from the keyboard to use the mouse, it really slows down my working pace. I can easily navigate through folder icons, folders, web pages and ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Keyboard Shortcuts sometimes not working

We have Windows 7 and a Windows Server 2012 on the server side. We login via RDP Client. Sometimes the @ character the } character is working only after pressing it 3 to 4 times. And sometimes it ...
0
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1answer
21 views

How to override windows + s shortcut function?

Somehow I've managed to turn off the instant inserting into onenote. Currently it only copies the clipped picture onto the clipboard. But I would like to insert it instantly into paint, like it worked ...
3
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1answer
31 views

Why does Windows Explorer highlight only second entry?

Why does Windows Explorer highlight the second but never the first entry if I use the keyboard for navigation? Example: let's look at a folder that contains the following entries a1 a2 a3 b1 b2 ...
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1answer
25 views

Speeding up explorer.exe global shortcuts [duplicate]

I'm running Cygwin on windows with cmder as a terminal for zsh. The way I got it to be a bit similar to what my linux setup has is I placed a shotcut (.lnk) on my desktop with a keyboard shortcut ...
3
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1answer
51 views

Switch order of monitors via command line / shortcut in Windows 7 [duplicate]

My current desktop setup is [2][3][1] where 3 is the main display and 1 is disabled. I would like to be able to toggle between that setup and [3][2][1] where 3 is still the main display and 1 ...
1
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1answer
50 views

Hold a key to temporarily switch keyboard layout?

I am using two different keyboard layouts on my keyboard. I can switch between them easily by using Alt+Shift shortcut. My question is whether it is possible in Windows 7 to hold some key to change ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Win key (keyboard button) not working

I recently updated my Windows 7 x64. Before the updates, everything was working correctly, no issues. After updating, my keyboard's Windows key is not working and neither are its shortcuts. I ...
13
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7answers
2k views

Want to restart Windows 7 with shortcut keys

How do I restart Windows 7 using just three keys on the keyboard (for a blind person)? This was possible in Windows XP (Win key, u, and then Enter). This doesn't work in Windows 7.
6
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1answer
617 views

Change the behavior of Ctrl-Alt-Del / set a custom command on Ctrl-Alt-Del

I'm looking for a way on Windows 7 (without using third party software) to set a custom execution command on Ctrl + Alt + Del and - obviously - disable the menu that opens when pressing those 3 keys. ...
3
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0answers
500 views

Changing “Input Mode” on Windows 7 Japanese IME via keyboard shortcut (hiragana, katakana, alphanumeric; half/full width)

I frequently type Japanese (and a few other languages) using an English keyboard using stock Windows 7 Starter with its standard Japanese Input Method Editor (IME). Japanese keyboards have two or ...
2
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2answers
44 views

Which is the key that is used to check a checkbox from keyboard?

I have a Windows 7 PC. Mouse in it is not working now, so the only thing I got to operate is the keyboard. But I got a problem now. I tried to install a software and when I reached the Licence ...
0
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2answers
61 views

How to remap a single specific Key to a Windows Shorcut?

My keyboard does not have a "Sleep" Key to put my PC to sleep, so I created a Windows Shorcut to put my PC to sleep. Now I want to map a single specific Key to that Shortcut, but all Windows ...
0
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1answer
18 views

AltGr on wireless keyboard connected to Dell 3350 laptop gives wrong result

I have tried several wireless keyboards connected to my Dell 3350 laptop and ALtGR always opens a new explorer window! Extremly irritating everytime I try to print @, £ etc. Can anyone help me solve ...
1
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1answer
56 views

Win Explorer shortcut to expand folder in navigation pane

Is there a shortcut ( or a setting ) to expand the navigation pane folders to the currently open folder in the right pane ? I seem to recall Win2K and maybe XP era explorer did that automatically, but ...
1
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1answer
33 views

Windows Logo + Arrow Key Extension

A great keyboard shortcut in Windows is "Windows Logo + (Left/Right) Arrow" which makes a window take up the entire left/right half of the screen. Is there any native way to configure windows with ...
0
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1answer
87 views

Alt + Tab (switch windows) and Alt + Shift (switch languanges) stopped working

A couple of days ago, some keyboard hot keys, such as Alt + Tab (switch windows) and Alt + Shift (to switch keyboard input languages) stopped working. Some notes/considerations: - If I change ...
0
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0answers
39 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 ...
0
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1answer
61 views

Custom keyboard shortcut for changing keyboard layout [duplicate]

I typically work on Linux machines which have a fairly handy way of changing the keyboard layout with Shift+Caps Lock. On Windows, though it's possible to change the layout with keystrokes, it doesn't ...
1
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1answer
61 views

Any shortcut for switching between Remote Desktop and local desktop? [duplicate]

Normally in windows we use "ALT+TAB" to switch between windows. So is there any shortcut for switching between my desktop and remote desktop. I need it desperately.
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1answer
33 views

Start command from run dialogue with elevated privilages keyboard shortcut [duplicate]

In windows 7 you can start applications as admin by searching in the start menu and then pressing Ctrl+Shift+Enter. Is a similar shortcut available for the Run Window (Win+R)?
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0answers
25 views

win7 magnifier keyboard shortcuts deactivation

I'd like to get rid of win7 magnifier keyboard shortcuts but use magnifier. I tried to find an option in magnifier's options for deactivating keyboard shortcuts to no avail.
0
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1answer
35 views

How to fast switch co concrete application window (in Windows 7 and KDE)

I am wondering if there is a built-in support for fast switching between application windows in Windows 7 and KDE based on the application name or if there is software which can does this. What I ...
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votes
1answer
64 views

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 ...
1
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0answers
95 views

Windows won't ctrl+c and ctrl+v

Recently i've encountered this problem with CTRL C and V unable to copy or paste anything anywhere tried many different applications and still no luck. Able to do so with mouse where right click copy ...
1
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1answer
159 views

What Windows shortcuts should be blocked on a kiosk-mode PC

Assume a normal Windows 7 PC and a custom application running in kiosk mode. It's not possible to quit the application without a password. Now I want to block all Windows 7 key combinations which ...
0
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1answer
713 views

Print Screen on Windows 7 with Apple keyboard

I am trying to identify the Print Screen functionality with an Apple keyboard (A1243, 109 keys) on Windows 7. I do not want to use the on-screen keyboard as suggested (and chosen as the accepted ...
0
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2answers
81 views

Button or Shortcut in for Windows Explorer to quickly hide/show the navigation pane [duplicate]

For Windows 7/8/2008/2012 and above... How can i create a button or shortcut in for Windows Explorer to quickly hide or show the navigation pane... With the Preview Pane we can use the keyboard ...
0
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1answer
210 views

Why does pressing all arrow keys on Windows 7 make a beeping sound?

Atleast, on my and a few of my friends' PCs, when I press and hold all the arrow keys together on Windows 7 and the System sounds are on in the mixer, a beep sound starts playing until I release the ...
0
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1answer
48 views

How do I disable a keyboard shortcut?

Somehow I have managed to create some sort of keyboard shortcut so that when I press the left Shift key capital I and hit space, it defaults to Is. How can I disable this function?
2
votes
3answers
103 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
185 views

How to map right Alt to Context-Menu key

I'm running Windows 8.1 through Parallels Desktop 8 on a MacBook Pro with Mavericks. Windows keyboards have a key that simulates a mouse right click at the place where the caret for typing is. Since ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Soft to quick search in the running apps

Need some soft to get a quick search in the list of the running apps on Windows (7,8). Scenario: press some shortcut get a list of running apps (a-la ALT+TAB) but with a text box start typing ...
0
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1answer
74 views

How to selectively disable some of the Windows shortcuts? (Especially when it involves non-letter key.)

I want to disable two shortcuts specifically. F1 and WIN+= This page describes how to disable some WIN+X keys if X is letter. But it does not work if I just enter "=" in the registry key ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

How to disable window hot keys

I am facing a problem with my new keyboard. With this keyboard if i press 'D' key then it show desktop.if i press 'R' key it shows run command. I think this is due to Hot Keys.I am using Window 7. ...
2
votes
0answers
141 views

How/Is there a way to fix broken TASK links on Windows 7 for Google Chrome?

I right-click on Google Chrome pinned to my taskbar and see this: And then I select either New window or New incognito window and see this: Is there a way to fix these links? If so, how? If ...
0
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0answers
69 views

How can I make TightVNC not send Control-ESC to the remote machine?

This question is similar to TightVNC cannot exit full screen in Windows7 but it's not a duplicate. I reinstalled Windows 7 from scratch, and before I did I was be able to open a full-screen TightVNC ...
0
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0answers
19 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 ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Windows 7/ Gateway Audio Shortcut malfunction

I am using Windows 7 on Gateway laptop (NV55C). For some reason, the up and left arrow keys have started working as shortcuts to Volume On/Off. So pressing the up arrow key not just moves the cursor ...
0
votes
2answers
344 views

How to turn on Bluetooth without Fn + F2?

I would like to know if there is a way to turn my laptop's bluetooth adapter on, without the Fn + F2 keyboard shortcut? The reason is, for some reason, it does not work properly. Sometimes I have to ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Windows 7: Shortcut Key remains after shortcut deleted

A few days ago I was playing around with using shortcut keys. You know, these: Accidently I set the shortcut to AltGr+ç which prints '{'. Now as a developer, you can imagine I need this ...
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votes
1answer
74 views

Is there any program that can let me assign something to specific keys? [closed]

I want to be able to assign text (like copy paste) to each of my numpad keys (like i put in a word for numpad 1, another word for numpad 2, etc and when i click those numpad buttons, the word i need ...
11
votes
3answers
517 views

How to make Ctrl+Alt+Del switch directly to Task Manager? [duplicate]

I have been using Windows 7 for a long time, but I wish I could find a way to use Ctrl + Alt + Del to switch directly to the Task Manager. I think there's some way to do it in the Control Panel, but ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Using Autohotkey to interchange Alt and Cmd keys on Apple keyboard

I'm doing it right now. Everything works, except one little annoyance: when I press "Win+L" combo to lock PC, the "Win" key remains pressed until I hit it again. The same situation after I enter the ...
1
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0answers
112 views

Re-usable key binding in windows 7

I suspect this has previously been asked somewhere, but I cannot find it. Anyway, I have set up a key-binding so Ctrl-Alt-T opens Putty in Windows7. so far so good. However, this is only a single ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

How do you add non-IE browsing to Windows 7's Run history?

Back when I used Internet Explorer, Microsoft kindly logged the browsing history for me (until index.dat filled up, that is). Anyway, since my days of using IE by default, I have missed the ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

Change the Windows key to Caps Lock in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I often use the Windows key in order to switch between workspaces. However, the Windows key is located in a rather uncomfortable position finger-wise, so I would like to change it to the Caps Lock key ...
0
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2answers
64 views

What is the fastest way to type an en dash in Windows 7?

Simple question: What's the quickest way to get an en dash (–, Unicode U+2013 EN DASH) in Windows? Note that this question is for all programs, not just Microsoft Word. Even better if it can be ...
1
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0answers
115 views

Turn off ALT + numeric keypad ASCII symbol insertion?

Call me old fashioned but I like to use the cursor keys on the numeric keypad with Num Lock turned off. (There was a time many years ago when standard keyboards only had this...) This is fine most of ...