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

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Custom one-key keyboard shortcuts in Outlook 2010 or 2013?

I'm a gmail junkie, and one of my favorite features is the keyboard shortcut "a" inside an email to archive the message. I can't remember if that was the default or if I set it to such a quick little ...
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Ubuntu: Keyboard language switching by Ctrl+Space

Don't ask me why but I want to switch between keyboard languages (I'm using US/UA) by pressing left control + space. I don't see this key combination in the appropriate settings, unfortunately. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to jump between tabs on OS X Terminal

In OS X Terminal.app, if you open new windows, you can easily switch between them with Cmd-1, Cmd-2, Cmd-3, etc. You can also cycle between tabs, using Cmd-Shift-{ and Cmd-Shift-}. (or Cmd-Shift-Left ...
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How can I quickly access the Microsoft Word zoom setting on a Mac?

I get a lot of Word documents to work on, and the first thing I always do is access the zoom setting (View-> Zoom) and change the zoom to "Page Width". There's no keyboard shortcut for the zoom ...
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xcode shortcut for autocompletion of filename / filepath

Is there a function in xcode for filename / filepath autocompletion? I am looking for something like the c-x c-f shortcut in vim. Like this:
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Ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys on my laptop have stopped working, both the left and right ones. I have searched for solutions to this problem but I cannot find anything that works. What can the ...
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AutoHotkey - Organizing hotkeys so as to use Several hotkeys optimally

My question is how to structure key combinations in the script below most effectively using AutoHotkey. Having searched for exactly how to do this for hours I figured I should post here so others ...
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How can I migrate all keyboard shortcuts from one mac to another?

I have a lot of custom keyboard shortcuts and will be migration Macs. I tested Migration Assistant and it did not seem to get these. I read somewhere that they are stored in the individual ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to jump straight to Apps?

I was looking for such shortcut but so far I could not find it... Does anyone know if it actually exists at all, or does not? At the moment, my typical "path" to it is: Win then click on the ↓ at the ...
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How do I set up a hotkey or shortcut to rotate my screen in Windows?

I've recently acquired a set of monitor arms that allow for free rotation of my monitors. I'd like to be able to quickly switch from one orientation to another on the fly, without having to go through ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for Exposé on Mac OS X ?

I am trying to find/change shortcut for expose'. Other docs refer to an option in Keyboard Shortcuts to change "Expose and spaces". Where are these on os x 10.8.4? As can be seen in screenshot they ...
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How to customize Paste Value Excel Short Cut

I was reading in this other post about how to set up a macro to past values in Excel. I understand how to create he macro but I would like to set the keyboard shortcut to Ctrl d but excel pops up an ...
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Keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V and Ctrl-Z not working in Word 2010 on Windows 7

It seems like the shortcuts I've been using for years in previous versions of Word are not working anymore. For example Ctrl-Z, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V are not working (there is Alt-Backspace, etc) and I have ...
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RDP from Windows 8 to older Windows

My problem is simple. From my computer (Windows 8 Entreprise N), i want to manage some servers (Windows 2003 and Windows 2008). I use Windows+R and Windows+E everytime. Since i change my computer to ...
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Keyboard shortcut for getting into the content pane on a Windows Explorer

I need to know if there is a keyboard shortcut for getting into the content pane on a Windows Explorer. I already know the keyboard shortcut for getting into the address bar (Alt + D). Also, I know ...
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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut to exit out of the scope of a flash application on a web browser?

On youtube, for example, if you pause a youtube video, keyboard commands like ctrl+t or ctrl+w don't work. Is there a keyboard shortcut that will return the focus to the web browser and not the flash ...
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Outlook 2007 keyboard shortcut to move message to a different folder

Is there a way to setup a shortcut in Outlook 2007 to move messages to a given folder? There is a similar question here but it appears the accepted answer doesn't work in Outlook 2007.
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Map “fn” + “home” to screen brightness using AutoHotKey?

Could someone please show me what script code I would need to map my laptop "fn" key + "home" to lower the screen brightness (and subsequently "fn" + end to increase). I know I can reach the screen ...
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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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Is there a keyboard short-cut to switch IIS manager between Feature and Content view?

Is there a keyboard short-cut to switch IIS manager between Feature and Content view? I prefer to keep the hands on the keyboard, rather than grab the mouse!
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Change key mapping to allow keyboard chording (Mac)

I'm looking to find a way of mapping multiple simultaneous keypresses to one action. As an example something similar to hitting ctrl-option- at the same time but instead using just normal letters ...
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Can not turn on wireless card using on board keyboard. How can I override the function keys using an external usb keyboard?

I have a Medion E5211 laptop, with Windows Vista Home Edition. The only way to turn on the wireless card is by pressing Fun+F1 key. There is no external switch. I checked that the keys are not ...
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How do I map <cmd>-<shift>-f to run Ack plugin in Vim?

I'm new to vim and I'm trying to map a key combo for running the Ack plugin found here: https://github.com/mileszs/ack.vim I want to map cmd-shift-f to run the Ack command :Ack. I've added the ...
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Windows 7 - Faster applications/windows switcher, e.g., by typing application's name? [closed]

I sometimes have many running applications and switching between them with Alt+Tab becomes very tedious. I would like to be able to switch between tasks/windows more quickly. The perfect solution for ...
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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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Change Keyboard Shortcuts in Linux

The Dvorak keyboard option on Fedora 20 XFCE does not have an option to switch the ctrl+C, V, X, etc shortcuts to where they are in QUERTY (which are very convenient locations). So I would like to ...
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My f8 key is an lcd screen and I want a tactile button to step into a program. Is there any way to change it to another key?

My f8 key on my new laptop is an lcd screen and I want a tactile button to step into a program in a VBA build eviroment. Is there any way to change it to another key? FYI, I'm writing macros for ...
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fn modifier ignored for F-key keyboard shortcuts in Mavericks

I've tested this on two machines running Mavericks (10.9.4), with and without an external keyboard, and in all cases the behavior is as described below. Under System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Disable mouse interactions in Command-Tab UI on Mac?

Pressing Command + Tab in OSX brings up the "alt-tab" or window switcher UI. After pressing Command + Tab, if you continue to hold Command key the window stays on the screen. You can also move your ...
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How to control master volume in Windows 7?

Some keyboards have volume controls on them that can be pressed anytime to control the master volume. My keyboard does not have that. Is there a way that I can create a key macro that will work like ...
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How to add custom keyboard shortcut for a nested menu item?

This has been bugging me for a couple years now. So in Mac OS X you can assign your own Keyboard Shortcuts (in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts) by typing in the exact name of the ...
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How to open a new window from dock if it's already running in OSX

I'm new to OSX and the thing I miss from Windows 7 is the ability to open a new window if you hold the Shift key and press on the Applications icon within the task bar. Similarly, OSX does have a ...
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how do i disable all windows 7 shortcuts?

No matter what program I'm in, word, the internet, outlook, etc., I'm getting popup windows (print, new window, etc.) or edits just by hitting a key. I'm fairly certain I'm not hitting control or ...
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Strange behavior with keyboard shortcuts on MS Access Form

This is an odd one. On a MS Access 2007 form, I am getting intermittent copy/paste keyboard shortcut problems. I will select text, hit Ctrl+C, and my text is replaced with a letter "c". I then try to ...
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Chrome : Return to original page location if CTRL+F doesn't find the query

While using Google Chrome, if you search (CTRL+F) for a text on the current webpage, it starts matching the text as you type and based on where the string is located on the page, it scrolls the match ...
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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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How to disable CTRL+RSHIFT/CTRL+LSHIFT shortkeys?

I cannot find a solution to disable it. (the shortcut changes the text input reading direction to left->right or right->left. Now i can make it happen only in Notepad, but I've got it working on ...
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How can I construct a vim mapping to perform Ctrl-N, but as if iskeyword included '-'?

In Vim, when I'm programming, I often want Ctrl-N to behave as if - were part of a keyword; in other words, have it included in iskeyword. However, I'd like to create a new keymapping for this and ...
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Change keyboard shortcuts with terminal

I have Kubuntu and I would like to use bash/terminal to change keyboard shortcuts. And help is appreciated!
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How can I disable Ctrl+Shift+W on Chrome for Windows 7

Note: I tried searching first for a duplicate but didn't find any, so apologies if my search failed. I just accidentally pressed the combination again and lost some work. I like using CTRL+W for ...
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Easy way to swap characters in command line with emacs key bindings?

If I'm in vi, and I see that I've transposed two characters, it is easily fixed by putting the cursor over the first and typing x followed by p in command mode. Is there a similar trick that works at ...
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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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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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How to add custom keyboard shortcuts in Debian 7

Have a reasonably recent download of Debian 7. Trying unsuccessfully to set keybindings, specifically <Super>+t type stuff for terminal etc like I have in OpenBox elsewhere. Default Gnome ...
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How to copy FAR file manager's output

Hi guys, how do I copy FAR-Manager's console output? For example when I use ping command I want to copy it's output text, but not image. Oh, and I would like to do so with keyboard! :)
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minimize some windows, but not all, via keyboard shortcut

My office is open to a room in my house that has a lot of traffic through it, and in a lot of cases, passerbys will try to look into my office and at what I am working on. Sometimes I will be working ...
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How to disable Utility Manager (Windows Key + U)

How do I disable the Windows + U hotkey in Windows XP? Alternatively, how do I stop the utility manager from being active? The two are related. The utilty manager is currently providing a potential ...
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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 ...
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Is there keyboard shortcut to move input focus to the Google Search box?

I'm searching on Google a lot. I find it very annoying to move my mouse to the search box and click once so that I can input another search term. I did Googled some time, but no one seems to be ...