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

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When using a Windows Key shortcut, Start Menu always opens, even though a shortcut was used for something else, why?

Whenever I use a windows key shortcut, for example Win + R for run, win + PrtSc, or Win + , for aero peek (For desktop), the windows start menu will open. In Windows 8 this did not happen to me, I ...
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Disabling shift-Windows key in Windows 7

Windows 7 set those Windows+Shift keys for moving windows to the other screens: (Win)+Shift+→ (Right Arrow) or (Win)+Shift+← (Left Arrow) moves the window to the other side of the dual ...
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What is the shortcut to access the menubar in Mac OS X?

In Windows, I can access the menubar using the Alt key. How can I achieve the same effect in Mac OS X? Specifically I am using Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard).
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slow windows desktop keyboard shortcuts

I've got a couple of shortcuts on my desktop and on some of them I've configured the "Shortcut key" to a keyboard combination. For example I have a shortcut pointing to d:\documents\todo.txt and I've ...
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Strange keyboard settings on Lenovo X1 Carbon

My colleague and I we both got the same Lenovo X1 Carbon, installed Windows 7 from the same ISO image and used the Lenovo System Update tool in order to obtain all required drivers and tools for our ...
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Alt + Shift to change language no longer working after upgrade to Windows 10

Just updated to Windows 10. The expected change language shortcut stopped working. In the settings it shows that "Alt + Shift" is supposed to work, just like before the upgrade, but it does not. The ...
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Cannot create Ctrl+Alt+Shift+@ shortcut key combination

I used to have the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+' to start my scanner from the desktop (after having used the same in GIMP for years), but for some reason it is gone and I cannot recreate it. ...
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Ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys on my laptop—an Acer Aspire 7736ZG laptop running Windows 7— have stopped working; both the left and right sets of keys. I have searched for solutions to this problem but ...
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Ctrl-V not working in Word 2013

I am running Word 2013 on a Windows 7 (this is a work computer) and I can use Ctrl-C and Ctrl-X, but Ctrl-V just produces a slight 'ding' sound and does not paste. I have to use the right click menu. ...
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Is it possible to recall bookmarked pages in a PDF with hotkeys?

Say I'm reading a 400 page PDF, but flipping back and forth between certain section frequently. What I'd like to be able to do is bookmark a page to a specific shortcut, sort of like the quick ...
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Remap CMD+H shortcut in OSX

Is it possible to remap the "Hide Window" shortcut in OSX? I know about the possibility to remap just about any shortcut in the System Preferences that are either built in or just available in a ...
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Disable USB's including mouse and keyboard, enable with key combo

I have a specific scenario where I have a computer displaying cameras on screen but the operators keep plugging USB's and keyboard/mouse into it. I am aware that I can disable the USB storage ...
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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 ...
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Win-Key + Arrow keyboard shortcuts no longer working

I spent the night tweaking my computer running windows 7. I got a little performance gains but unfortunately, the Win-key keyboard shortcuts no longer work. How do you fix them? What service ...
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Vim: map shift-K to open help on current word in a new tab

In conjunction with http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3131393/remapping-help-in-vim-to-open-in-a-new-tab , I'm looking to also make the shift-K shortcut that opens help in a new tab. I first tried ...
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How to disable Ctrl + Shift + UP Arrow shortcut on Windows 10

How should I disable Ctrl + Shift + UP Arrow shortcut on Windows 10? Its opening Microsoft Edge which is searching for results for my clipboard content from Bing.
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Cycle Windows in Outlook

Is there a keyboard shortcut for cycling through just Outlook 2010 windows on Windows 7? Some equivalent to Command-` for Firefox on OS X. I didn't see it on the official keyboard shortcut list: ...
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Hotkeys to switch screen focus - Synergy

I'm having trouble setting up keyboard shortcuts in Synergy on an iMac and a Macbook Pro, both running Yosemite and version 1.4.18. I'm using my iMac as the server and my Macbook Pro as the client. I ...
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How to exit the Chromium search bar without using the mouse?

On Linux Mint 17.2 I have chromium-browser installed. The shortcut C-l (Control + lowercase L) causes the address/search bar to be highlighted. I would like to know if there's a shortcut or technique ...
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Shortcut in Word or Excel for Special Paste?

If I want to paste without any formatting, I have to go to the "Paste" button on the ribbon and click "Paste Special" and then "unformatted text". Is there a shortcut like Ctrl+V that'll ...
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Run Command Prompt as Administrator by Default on Windows 10

So after the recent upgrade to Windows 10, the good ol' AppCompatFlags method no longer works. Which is something like this - Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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How to create custom shortcuts in Excel 2016 for mac

I recently updated to Excel 2016 from Excel 2011 for mac, and I'm missing a very important feature which saved me a lot of time: custom keyboard shortcuts, i.e. being able to create new shortcuts for ...
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How to toggle Scroll Lock in Excel 2010 without a Scroll Lock key in the keyboard

I have a notebook with no Scroll Lock key (or any shortcut using the 'Fn' key). Somehow Excel 2010 got the Scroll Lock on. I see it left down in the status bar and now I can't navigate through cells ...
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How do I disable the fn key?

All I want to know is how to disable the fn key, and nothing else. I currently am running an auto hotkey script to set my f1 and f2 keys to change my volume, since that's how it is on my other ...
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Windows 10 shortcuts - onenote vs cortana

I'm happy with my windows 10. It looks just like windows 7, but nicer. There's just this little thing... I like OneNote snipping tool. At the press of Windows-S it lets you pick a region on the ...
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Ubuntu Super+Esc key remap

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3, guake + guake-indicator as terminal emulator. And I want to remap guake to Super+Esc (or Super+`) keys, but every time after reboot, indicator says that it can't map ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Swap Mouse Buttons

I use my mouse with both hands and like to switch back and forth for comfort reasons. However, this is made difficult by needing to go through about a zillion layers of menus to swap the buttons each ...
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Firefox / Chrome - is there a plugin to click links with keyboard only? [closed]

I don't like having to switch from keyboard to mouse when I want to click a link on a page - I'm using a shortcut to bring up browser, Ctrl-L to print a search query, arrow keys to navigate to a ...
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How to prepare clipboard in ubuntu before it will be pasted to anywhere [closed]

I want to have some keyboard shortcut, which will be work seems like Ctrl+V shortcut, but before pasting some program will run and prepare clipbord. Is it possible in ubuntu? Can anyone help me?
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Chrome: Remap Cmd+Click to Ctrl+Click for “open link in new window”

I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts, and recently I've found that pressing Cmd with the thumb is becoming quite painful. I've remapped Capslock to Ctrl, and are now switching to using Ctrl (capslock ...
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Ctrl key not working

I just installed Windows 10 on my Samsung NP940X3G laptop. When using the shortcut key to switch between virtual desktops I am finding the left ctrl key does not work for the ctrl+win+right ...
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Is there a way to view or set custom Microsoft Word shortcuts for Mac OS when working in Windows?

I'm using a Microsoft Word 2010 (Windows version) to make some templates that contain custom shortcuts for styles, macros, etc. The templates will also be used by coworkers using Word 2011 on OS X. ...
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Fedora 22 - Can't Access GNOME Lock Screen

I recently installed Fedora 22 and I'm using GNOME v3.16.2. I am new to Fedora, but moderately experienced with Linux. I cannot figure out how to lock my screen with a keyboard shortcut. I have ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Invert selection”

Is there a dedicated windows keyboard shortcut for the "Invert Selection" command?
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Access Menu Items in OS/X In single Keystroke like in Linux or Windows

Is there any way to do this in Mac? Using deadkeys on a custom keyboard layout, or a preference (I doubt that one .. but just in case..). What takes one keystroke in Windows/Linux -> to access say ...
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Chrome no longer focus address bar after opening a new tab

Previously when I opened a new tab using Ctrl+T shortcut, Chrome would automatically focus on the address bar. Therefore I could start typing and when I pressed enter it would search on Google. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to hide/show Explorer navigation

Does Windows Explorer in Windows 7 have a keyboard shortcut that hides or shows the navigation pane? It's pretty annoying each time to click Organize|Layout|Navigation pane...
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Opening a text file at a certain line (shortcut)

I would like to define a shortcut key which opens a particular text file at a particular line. My preferred editor is Notepad++, but suggestions involving other editors are welcome. How to open ...
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In Mac OS, what is the keyboard shortcut to switch between windows of the same application?

I often use the Cmd+Tab shortcut to switch between different applications (for example: Xcode and Google Chrome), but is there a shortcut to switch between different windows of the same application ...
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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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Why does Ctrl + V not paste in Bash (Linux shell)?

When I copy something to the clipboard and press Ctrl + V in Bash, nothing happens; However, right clicking and selecting Paste does the job. Why? Is there any reasonable issue (I'm sure there is) ...
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How to configure custom keyboard shortcuts in ElementaryOS Freya?

How do you actually set what the keys do??? http://blog.elementary.io/post/119612714681/custom-keyboard-shortcuts-are-here When I go to this screen I: press the + button enter the name of the ...
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“Show desktop” keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X

I am using a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.5. Is there a similar function to "show desktop" (shortcut is WindowsD) on a Mac?  It should hide all applications and show a clean desktop.
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Windows Key Shortcut does not work the same with Taskbar Auto-Hide

This may be oddly specific but here goes... When I have the Windows taskbar anchored to the view and I press Win + 1 (or whatever number), it brings an application to the front view. I have Chrome ...
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Windows 10 Explorer View Mode Shortcuts Not working, Any solutions?

I upgraded My Windows 8 Single Language to Windows 10 Single Language [English (India)]. The Explorer shortcuts to change icon view styles aren't working ever since. Ctrl + Shift + 1 Extra Large ...
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cmd + shift + anything shortcuts stopped working

I use xcode and other apps frequently. Suddenly 3 days ago, some of the shortcuts on my macbook pro stopped working namely the cmd+shift+O , cmd+shift+R, cmd+shift+W when the cmd and shift are on the ...
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Linux OS-level key chord

On my keyboard a few keys like Enter, Esc, and Ctl are difficult to press and I would like to avoid using my pinky for such high frequency keys. Is there a program I can run that intercepts all ...
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Create a new global keyboard shortcut for services on OSX Mountain Lion

I want to add a new global keyboard shortcut for services for OS X Mountain Lion. I had a look at Global keyboard shortcut to eject external hard drive on Mac OSX Lion? but there is no icon for Adding ...
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Enter to open a file in Finder

I find the Cmd + O shortcut to open a file in Finder unintuitive. Does anyone know how to change it? I'd like to set it so that enter opens a file instead of going into rename mode.
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Hot key for specific letter

Is there an easy way to make a new "global" hot key for a letter. I know that there are different ways of making hot keys for actions, but I have not found out how to make one for a given letter. ...