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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 ...
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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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Can I create a custom touch keyboard in windows 8

I am a graphic designer with a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet (specifically the Acer R7). I would like to use my digitizer pen in my Adobe programs while in tablet mode... however, I use shortcut keys quite ...
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Remote desktop does not pass Ctrl-Alt-Up (and Down)

Ctrl-Alt-Up (and Down) do not seem to be assigned to any Windows function, yet they are not passed correctly by Remote Desktop. Can this be fixed? Tested on Win8.
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How to launch a program with a command line argument from Search or from Start/Metro in Windows 8?

In Windows 7, I could launch a program like Notepad and pass it a command-line argument (the path and filename of a document to open) by typing: notepad c:\users\jon\myfile.txtEnter In Windows 8, ...
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Crazy keyboard mapping?

I'm having a problem with my keyboard (Gigabyte Force K7). This keyboard is AZERTY (because I'm French), and it has some shortcuts on the top. When I press the Google key, it opens a command prompt ...
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1answer
57 views

Remap key in Win 8.1 to a shortcut

I would like to remap a keyboard key in Win 8.1 to a shortcut...does anyone know how to do this? Specifically I would like to remap the key that has a picture of a file (located between the Alt and ...
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2answers
54 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 ...
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Some user enabled shortcut keys not working in Windows 8

I like to think of myself as a power user and therefore I setup short cut keys on the keyboard to minimize steps for opening applications. I have created a keyboard shortcut to a shortcut of a bat ...
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3answers
68 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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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 ...
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1answer
29 views

Windows 8.1 Search selection highlighting not working properly

I have a rather peculiar issue after doing a fresh win8.1 reinstall on my vaio sa3 notebook. Basically whats bothering me that if I use the windows search, i.e. +typing or +S, you expect the current ...
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260 views

Lenovo Y510p Windows 8.1 Suddenly mouse and keyboard go crazy

I just bought an Ideapad y510p and it came with windows 8.1 Everything works fine, but sometimes my mouse and keyboard stop working correctly. The mouse starts moving by itself, clicking as well. ...
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Is The hotkeys in office 2007&2013 don't work in windows 8.1 too? [duplicate]

This question has already asked in this page But not solved. Is it really a bug? What if we install office 2013 on windows 8.1?
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69 views

Language bar shortcuts disappear after locking the station

OK, the problem - I have multiple input languages, there is a language bar and so forth - everything works quite well. For convinience I've setup a language shortcuts and it was working OK in window 7 ...
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3answers
389 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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43 views

windows-8 keyboard-shortcuts for Charms is lost

I was able to use Windows+C as the (standard) shortcut for opening the Charms bar, but not any more now. I don't know what's wrong and I want to get that shortcut back. Please help. Thanks
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1answer
49 views

How to redefine Windows-S shortcut in Microsoft OneNote 2010

Microsoft OneNote 2010 has an option when pressing Windows -S activates taking screenshot. Now in Windows 8.1 they decided to break this functionality (as they always like to do). Is it possible to ...
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Shortcuts not focused by correct program under Windows 8

Since I uprgaded my computer and completely reinstalled Windows 8.1pro x64 I'm facing the problem that when having run a program associated with a certain shortcut in the background (i.e. in the tray) ...
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1answer
28 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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1answer
291 views

Windows 8: Add German umlauts to US keyboard layout (maybe using AutoHotKey)

I just realized that the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator does not work anymore under Windows 8. I used it successfully under Windows 7 to create a custom keyboard layout on top of a US layout, where ...
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1answer
544 views

Autohotkey + Windows 8.1 + WInKey shortcuts --> Causes the Start Screen to pop up

I have a AHK script with many shortcuts that I have been using for years now. Most of them are based on the winkey, for example: ; visual studio visualStudio = ahk_class ...
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1answer
72 views

Disable CTRL + ALT + [LETTER] to produce accented variations

After an unknown config change, CTRL + ALT + [LETTER] has started producing common accented versions of [LETTER]. I'm not a big fan of this arrangement, seeing as I've memorized all my favourite ALT + ...
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283 views

Alt Menu Shortcut Keys not working normally in Windows 8

Ever since I was given a Windows 8 Dell laptop at work, I've been unable to use the "Alt+underlined letter" shortcuts that I'm used to in order to open menus in windows applications. The only way to ...
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48 views

switch opened windows between two or more monitors?

Is there a shortcut to switch opened windows between two or more monitors? (i.e. Win 1 opened on Monitor 1 is now switched w/ Win 2 opened on Monitor 2 and vice-versa). I know: Alt+Tab: But does not ...
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2answers
447 views

How to reset the hotkeys and shortcuts in windows 8

Something went wrong in my windows 8, the windows button's stopped working and I can't live without Win+D, Win+E, Win+L..etc. Is there any way to reset this shortcuts?
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Secondary keyboard is not functioning as it should

I plugged USB keyboard and it doesn't function fully when I start working in Visual Studio. I can type and mostly everything works except F12.Click on top of Method or Class and press F12 it should ...
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1answer
237 views

Windows 8 password, ctrl-backspace

An acquaintance of mine just bought a new laptop today. On Windows 7, he has been used to using the character generated by Ctrl-Backspace(ASCII 127) in his password. In fact, his password was simply 3 ...
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1answer
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shortcut to switch between virtual machine and host operating system?

okay so I have windows 8 and am running Lubuntu as a VM using vmplayer. I have my laptop hooked up to an external monitor so I have the VM full screen on my laptop and windows 8 on the monitor. What I ...
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113 views

Windows 8: “minimise” shortcut

How can I minimise the active program on Windows 8, using a keyboard shortcut? Win+down isn't good: if the program is maximised, it un-maximises it before, and I don't want that if the selected ...
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1answer
200 views

Keyboard shortcuts to launch an application only works if the shortcut is on the desktop

I have a .bat file with the following command: cmd /c nircmd screensaver Nircmd is installed absolutely fine. This works perfectly. However, in order to start it with a keyboard shortcut, the ...
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Disable input language switching shortcut

I'm not sure what the issue is on my Windows computer but I can't seem to determine what triggers the input language switcher that I seem to accidentally press too often. I have three inputs set up: ...
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Shortcut keyboard shortcuts don't work

I have this set up: However, pressing Ctrl+Shift+Q doesn't do anything. I have tested other shortcuts that lead to other files and no keyboard shortcut works.
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454 views

Are there any other ways to adjust screen brightness other than the control panel or keyboard shortcut?

On my Lenovo y500, I'm unable to adjust the brightness using the control panel. Even when I try the keyboard shortcut to adjust brightness, I see the meter change, but the brightness remains the same: ...
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1answer
75 views

Shortcut for “Next” window in Windows 8(or 7 or XP)

I want to have a shortcut for next window in the open windows. And I do know about Alt+Tab and that's not what I want. Alt+Tab will cycle between 2 windows. Alt+Tab+Tab will cycle between 3 windows ...
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2answers
630 views

Most keyboard shortcuts don't work in Word 2010 on Windows 8

I can't use Ctrl+X, Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+S, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V in Word 2010 on Windows 8. Whenever I do, nothing happens. What do I do to fix this?
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1answer
781 views

Disable Windows + Space hotkey in Windows 8

Not a duplication of Disable [Windows]+[Space] hotkey in Windows 8 The question and answers in the link above talked about removing the input methods to stop switching of the methods. I differ ...
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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

How do I check all boxes in a Facebook Event Invite Friends Window? I learned to jump from box to box using the Tab key, and to check the boxes using the Space bar. I also learned that CTRL+A selects ...
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1answer
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temporarily disable hotkey during gaming

I just got window 8 with new laptop (sadly, and yuck this OS sucks, if it wasn't for gaming I would so switch to ubuntu). I've been systematically disabling and changing settings till I have almost ...
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1answer
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Deleting keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8

I need to delete or change at least a shortcut on Windows 8, Win+H for instance. When I press this combination, I get "Share" charm or whatever this thing is called. This is useless. I need this ...
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1answer
226 views

Permanently assign a value to a keyboard shortcut for pasting

There are some values I have to use repeatedly but are too complicated to remember so I have to keep looking them up. Is there a way to permanently assign a value to a keyboard shortcut for pasting? ...
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1answer
370 views

How can I remap the windows key + arrow key combination in windows 8?

For example, I'm looking for a way to remap the key combination windows key + left arrow to windows key + h I'd appreciate any suggestions or things to try.
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1answer
685 views

How can Win+S be disabled in Windows 8?

I have Windows 8.1 Preview but this applies also to Windows 8 - how can I disable Win+S shortcut (preferably remap it to another shortcut) but keep other Win+X shortcuts? Reason for that is that I'm ...
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0answers
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Disable Ctrl+Shift+0 on Windows 8

I use apps that have functions bound to Ctrl+Shift+0, but Windows captures the keyboard shortcut. I have gone into the Advanced Settings and disabled the key sequence (similar to the Vista steps), but ...
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1answer
1k views

AutoHotkey disable Alt+Tab, Winkey, Ctrl+Alt+Delete for kiosk mode

I am booting a Windows 8 PC into Chrome with "--kiosk" added to the path so I have kiosk mode enabled. Now I need to disable every key that would allow the user to exit the kiosk mode. So far I have ...
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1answer
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How can I set Win+R run dialog to always run as administrator in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have recently upgraded to Windows 8. I almost exclusively use Win+R and the run dialog to open any program, and as a developer need to open some programs as an administrator. In Windows 7, the run ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift keyboard layout switch in Windows 8?

This is similar to How to disable Ctrl+Shift keyboard layout switch (for the same input language) in Windows?, but regards Windows 8. Here, I can change the keyboard language with Win+Space which is ...
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1answer
1k views

F1 key won't open settings menu in Samsung series 7 chronos laptop

The key F1 used with Fn does not open the settings menu (F1 has the image of a small gear and wrench light-blue colored), however it opened it once when I first pressed it. I want to change my keys' ...
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1answer
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How to disable automatic keyboard layout change in Windows 8?

I have a laptop with a hungarian keyboard, but I usually use a finnish external keyboard. My problem is that very ofthen windows tries to be smart, and it changes that layout of the keyboard on it's ...
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3answers
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Unidentifiable alert to “cancel transfers”

About 3 months ago, I purchased a Dell XPS 13 running Windows 8. Ever since, whenever I try to shut down/restart my machine, I get an alert that looks like this: This doesn't happen each time but ...