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

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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. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to send a window to background

Since the days of Windows XP (or possibly even earlier) we had Alt+Esc, the shortcut that used to bury the current window at the bottom of the Alt+Tab stack. I got used to it. Today I started using ...
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PyCharm - Keyboard shortcut for markdown preview tab

In PyCharm when I create a markdown file (*.md), I have two tabs at the bottom of the file pane/window: Text and Preview. Is there a way I can assign a keyboard shortcut to switch to the preview tab? ...
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Precisely resizing master pane in xmonad

In the default layout in xmonad, I know I can resize windows horizontally with mod-l and mod-h but these actions resize by too much. I want to make very small adjustments to window sizes. I played ...
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Always on Top shortcut key in linux mint

is there any quick way to set a window to 'always on top' mode in linux mint 'cinnamon'? In windows I created an autohotkey script but I do not know how to set such a command up in linux.
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No underlined letters when pressing ALT on ALT+CTRL+DEL menu in Windows 10

I just upgraded Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. On the menu that opens when you press Ctrl+Alt+Del, pressing the Alt key does not underline the letters that can be used as keyboard shortcuts. For ...
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How to map a macro to RAlt in Far Manager

I have a typography keyboard layout installed (Ilya Birman layout). Right Alt is used to enter special symbols such as € (RAlt+E) or ≈ (RAlt+A). But after installing it RAlt+F1..F10 no longer work ...
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How to paste unformatted text only in OneNote 2010?

Is there a keyboard shortcut in OneNote 2010 to paste text copied from a web page without the formatting? I know I can do CTRL-V, CTRL, T, but that's four key presses! Any shorter way?
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PC Keyboard with Mac: Alt-Tab + other basics?

I have a macbook pro and a keyboard meant for a PC. I want to remap some keys and, after googling around, found this: Simulate PC keyboard on Mac I just want a few basics: copy paste with ctrl-C + ...
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Screen selection settings, keyboardless

In Windows, you can access the screen selection menu using combination WIN+P, like the following (taken from Win 7 and provided only as an example) Now in Windows 10 I find myself in a situation ...
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Disabling 3D Vision game warning for good (CTRL+ALT+Ins), keyboardless

When 3D Vision starts, it will normally display a popup rectangle stating game compatibility. That popup can be closed by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Ins. Suppose I cannot physically access the keyboard when ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open links on the windows taskbar

Is there a way to select the "Links" part of the taskbar with a keyboard shortcut. I have a script there I want to run a lot and am getting tired of clicking the small buttons. (It is similar to the ...
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Toggling between Hangul and Latin alphabets in Korean IME (Win 8)

Picking up from this thread as none of the solutions listed there seem to be coming through for me. Any help greatly appreciated! Working in Windows 8 64-bit with three 'language/layout pairs' ...
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Global keyboard shortcut to eject external hard drive on Mac OSX Lion?

Is there a global keyboard shortcut to eject an external hard drive? If not, can I install one?
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How can I prevent Ctrl+Shift from changing the text direction?

In Windows 7 and 8, the following keyboard shortcuts exist when both left-to-right and right-to-left languages are installed: Ctrl+Right Shift sets the text direction to right-to-left. Ctrl+Left ...
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Tick/Untick check box/radio button/toggle button from the keyboard

I'm looking for a way to uncheck the selected check box/radio button/toggle button using the keyboard in Windows 7, preferably in XP and Vista as well. I know you can use the Space bar to toggle the ...
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Clear windows command prompt screen using keyboard shortcuts

Is there any way of clearing the command prompt screen in windows using keyboard shortcuts?
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“ctrl”+“F”—keyboard shortcut of “Find” option—is not working in Internet Explorer 8

In one of my PC if press crtl+F (find) in Internet Explorer then it’s not working (Find option does not come). But in chrome this option works. Actually IE also has option of crtl+F for search option. ...
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Windows 10 Start-Search not behaving well

I've made a habit of making a 'Search Helpers' folder and dropping it in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Search Helpers. I fill this folder with shortcut icons to make ...
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Control key acts as if it is stuck periodically

I have had this issue now with two computers and I cannot find anything that is causing it. I disabled sticky keys. I replaced the keyboard I replaced the operating system I replaced the entire ...
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Running a custom batch file on keyboard shortcut in current directory

I'm developing lot of small .esb services recently and I'm pretty tired of doing Shift+Right click to open cmdin current directory then typing mvn clean install. What is the easiest way to run simple ...
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How to change the default IME input method in Windows 8.1?

I would like to know if there is a way to change the default input method while writing in Japanese. I have several keyboard languages installed and change between them using the shortcut Windows + ...
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Keystroke to open a new window in Windows 7 Explorer?

I'm a bit late to the Windows 7 party, and having just installed it yesterday, I'm already sorely missing an XP feature. In explorer, I used to be able to click the toolbar Up button with Ctrl held ...
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How to emulate PrintScreen key in VirtualBox on a Mac host

I'm running VirtualBox on a Mac, using OS-X as the host and Windows 7 as the guest SO. I need to capture a screenshot in Win7 using PrintScreen or ALT+PrintScreen combination. How do I emulate ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut for OneNote page navigation?

Does anyone know what the keyboard shortcut is to switch between Microsoft OneNote pages?
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How can I determine which process owns a hotkey in Windows?

Given a hotkey, how to find which program owns it? Perhaps any win32 utility, like Spy++?
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How do I reset Shift+E behavior in Visual Studio?

I have somehow gotten Shift+E, (something) mapped as a keyboard shortcut in Visual Studio 2013. I did a clean install of Windows 10 a couple days ago and finished installing Visual Studio ...
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Unite windows to show them by Alt-Tab

I use several related windows for work, tilted at foreground as an entire complex workspace. Then I press Alt-Tab to switch to the browser, my workspace windows got lost: one appears while others are ...
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Firefox shortcut not working

In Ubuntu (14.04) I find that the Firefox shortcut for downloads Ctrl+J doesn't work. Pressing Ctrl+J always takes me to the Firefox default home page (the one with the big Firefox logo in the ...
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Chromium App Mode disable key controlled aids

I run chromium in app mode on a Linux tablet. This tablet has four buttons. All that the four buttons do is send signals as keys F1 to F4 on a normal keyboard. Therefore I get this keycode from the ...
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How to quickly change user profile in Google Chrome?

Is there any keyboard shortcut for changing it? Google couldn't solve my problem. I'm using too many different profiles for my blog and their social media profiles etc. Sometimes it's getting ...
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How to type French accents on an English keyboard by using “ALT”

My current laptop is an HP pavilion g6, windows 7 64 bit. I had many Pcs before, I used the English keyboard on all of them. If i want to type é for example, I would type ALT-130. On my current ...
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Ctrl+W s not splitting windows in Vim

I am trying to use Ctrl+w s to split a window in Vim. However it is not working in my case. I opened a file using vim filename. Then I pressed Ctrl+w s. But as soon as I press just Ctrl+w it clears ...
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IntelliJ IDEA doesn't recognize Super-key as part of shortcuts on Fedora 22 (Gnome 3.16)

Intellij IDEA doesn't recognize the Super_L/Meta-key as part of a shortcut or individually, while Super_R is strangely recognized as "Windows"-key. Both as part of existing shortcuts (no recognition, ...
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How can I quickly set focus to the search field using the keyboard only in Chrome?

Pressing ctrl+k in Firefox brings focus to the search field in the upper right corner. Is there a similar key combination in Chrome? If not, what is the best known approximation in terms of apps or ...
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Pentadactyl: how to disable menu bar toggle by <Alt>?

Using Pentadactyl, when I press the Alt key, it toggles the menu bar, and the --MENU-- mode. This is very embarrassing for me, as I use dwm window manager at the same time, where Alt is the most ...
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In PowerPoint, is there a keyboard shortcut for bulleted / numbered list?

OneNote has two useful keyboard shortcuts for bulleted and numbered lists, namely Ctrl+. and Ctrl+-. Is there something similar for PowerPoint where the work with lists is also very common? Haven't ...
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AutoHotKey - Custom shortcut to switch to next/previous desktop in Windows 10

I have written a small AutoHotKey script to switch virtual desktops in Windows 10. I wrote this code so that I could switch desktops with my own custom keyboard shortcut instead of using Windows 10's ...
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Windows+E opens “Quick Access” instead opening “Windows explorer” in WIndows 10

in Windows 7, 8 & 8.1 I used to use shortcut key combination of Win+E to open Windows Explorer. But in Windows 10, i see that Win+E opens Quick Access location by default. Is there anyway to set ...
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Alt+Shift (keyboard layout hotkey) has stopped working in Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10, I can no longer switch my keyboard layout with Alt+Shift. I have tried setting it in the "language bar" settings, but it appears to have no effect. On the other hand, ...
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Switch open applications between monitors?

Is there a quick keyboard shortcut to switch an application from one monitor to the next when using a 2-monitor setup?