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

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Lenovo laptop Fn Ctrl swap

So I have set up Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Lenovo E540 and choose the BIOS option to swap the Fn and Ctrl keys. This works well but there are some quirks. It appears Lenovo has introduced some extra ...
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Unable to lock Windows PC by either closing laptop of shortcut

I am trying to lock my Dell XPS 15 by using Windows + L but this doesn't seem to do anything. It used to work and now it doesn't. I previously experienced this problem and had to recreate my user ...
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Mac-style Option Key for Special Characters in Windows

One feature I like about OS X is that the "Option" key can be used to enter special characters while typing, making it easy to enter scientific symbols, accents, and so on. I know in Windows you can ...
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Control+Tab does not work anywhere anymore (Control+Shift+Tab still works)

Running Windows 8.1 64bits. I have noticed since a couple of days ago that my Ctrl+Tab shortcut does not work anymore. Not on text editors, not on web browsers, not on property pages, nowhere. ...
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How to find out which command corrosponds to which command pallet list items in sublime text?

The git plugin for sublime text has many options populated in the command pallet but I want to assign keyboard shortcuts to some of them. How do I find out which commands to use for those commands? ...
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My Ctrl and Alt keys are swapped, how can I swap them back?

I'm working on a company PC that was used previously by someone else. I don't find that AutoHotKey is installed on this machine. The Ctrl and Alt keys are swapped - (when I press Ctrlit behaves like ...
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Shortcut to open a file with a different program

Is it possible to open a file in Windows 7 or later with a combination of a keyboard key and double click (say control+double click) with a diffferent program than the assosiated one? I wish to open ...
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How to remove focus from UI component that accepts text input?

Is there a shortcut that will remove focus of the windows pointer from a text editor ? This shortcut does not seem to be available ? Reason for this is that I'm using autohotkey and for some ...
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Notepad++: Change Keyboard shortcuts for Scintilla commands not working

Notepad++ 6.6.9 Windows 7 I've read this post but it didn't help for my problem. I tried to change the keyboard mapping to delete a line with Ctrl+D (like in Eclipse). I modified the Scintilla ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Across Multiple Mac Keyboards

I have a weird setup. I use a bluetooth keyboard 90% of the time, but as I don't have my trackpad/mouse, I still use my laptop's keyboard/trackpad 10% of the time. This often results in me having my ...
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How to change BASH “editing-mode vi” shortcuts?

I'm trying to change my bash vi mode keys to enter and exit insert mode, I would like to set these shortcuts: Ctrl-\ : Enter moviment mode Alt-\ : Enter insert mode how can I do that? I'm trying ...
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Shortcuts in the vim minibuffer

In Vim, there is line at the bottom of the screen where commands are typed. IE :q :w :help etc I call this the minibuffer, but this is probably the wrong term. My question is: When I am typing a ...
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Something has hijacked my CTRL+ALT+1 to 5 shortcuts

I am running Windows 8.1 and I can't use CTRL+ALT+1 to 5 in any programs that have these shortcuts defined. Mainly Word and Onenote. I have tried so many things to find out if a system wide shortcut ...
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Is this behavior of command+tab a 'feature' or a bug

I've seen online many people asking how to make Command+Tab work more like in Windows, such as this post. I guess I don't understand the rationale of why Apple would implement the functionality the ...
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Can we assign a keyboard shortcut to a particular window in Mac?

I have so many apps to work with, and each has som many windows. Is thre a way to assign key windows with a keyboard shortcut (not apps). So Window 1 of Excel with F1 for example. OR Is there a ...
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Shortening an URL and Sharing it on Twitter with a Keyboard Shortcut on Firefox/Chrome [closed]

Say I am on a given website, I would like to, with a keyboard shortcut, shorten the link (e.g. using BitLy or some other URL shortening service), and then have a small dialog window open where I can ...
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How do I disable the ctrl + space hotkey for switching keyboard layout?

I started using AwesomeWM, and use both Dvorak and Qwerty keyboard layouts. The default keybinding for switching keyboard layouts is CTRL+Space. That also happens to be the shortcut for code ...
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Set a shortcut key for Windows 8.1 Start screen

I have currently set the behavior of Windows button to go automatically to "Apps view" instead of the original Start screen. But sometimes I want to go to the main Start screen (not the App view) ...
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Volume controls on keyboard not working and have tried HID troubleshooting

Did you ever resolve the problem you were having using the keyboard to adjust your volume? I am having a similar issue. When I reset the HID the control will work just fine for about 30 seconds, but ...
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AltGr makes Ctrl stuck on Linux Mint running in Virtual Box under Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 and have installed VirtualBox 4.3.14 to run Linux Mint 17 Xfce in it. Pressing AltGr in the virtual Linux Mint makes it think that the Ctrl keys is pressed down until I hit Ctrl ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to Edit files such as .reg, .bat, and so on?

I think the answer is no, but I have asked to be sure. For files such as .reg or .bat, one can right click on them and then choose Edit, which opens the file in notepad, rather than execute the file. ...
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Speed - Powerpoint shortcuts

I was wondering whether someone can help me with the following issue. When trying to access keyboard shortcuts in powerpoint in stepwise fashion, (e.g. when I press Alt R to go to access review menu, ...
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Can I backup setting of shotcut keys on special characters in Ms-Office

I am using Ms-Office 2007 and created some shortcut keys for special characters as shown below screen-shot: Now My question is: Is there any way to backup this setting/configuration of shortcut ...
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Remapping “Web/Home”, “My Computer” and “Calculator” keys in Windows 8.1?

Previously, I had a keyboard that had extra keys for launching the default web browser, mail client, open "My Computer" in explorer, the calculator, etc. That keyboard was from 2003 and it now ...
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Set a keyboard shortcut for a Windows CMD command?

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro and would like to know if it's possible to have a keyboard shortcut to run taskkill /F /FI "STATUS eq NOT RESPONDING" using "CTRL + ALT + X" SIDE NOTE: I have currently ...
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How can I create user defined actions triggered by hotkeys on Mac Os?

I would like to know how can I create actions triggered by hotkeys in a way similar to what can be done with autohotkey on Windows but on Mac. I've read that applications like Karabiner or Keymando ...
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Can we set up a shortcut to run LaTex in LibreOfiice?

In using TexMaths in LibreOfiice we always have to click the button "LaTex" so as to display what we type. However, it is cumbersome to click and click the mouse. I have found no shortcut for ...
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Is it the OS or individual applications that interpret keyboard shortcuts?

I'm unfamiliar with how this all works, but here's my guess: When you strike some keys on your keyboard, the signals go through the USB wire, and is interpreted by a keyboard driver on your the OS ...
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Start Foobar2000 with the play key [duplicate]

Can the foobar2000 app be started using the play/pause key?
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Create custom Bluetooth 'connect to' shortcut

My initial situation is that I work at home on my MacBook but with an external display, a cable-keyboard and a MightyMouse (Bluetooth) and the notebook's lid is closed. Sometimes the mouse loses ...
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MS Word on Mac: labels

Im using MS Word on my Mac and cannot perfectly line up my text on my address labels. How do I move my text down just a wee bit? Is there a key stroke to do this on a Mac? Thanks, Nancy
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How To add a shortcut key to the terminal in LXDE?

Hi I am new to GNU/linux, I searched trought the web and saw that the most common shortcut to the terminal is CTRL + ALT + T, however this doesn't work for me. This make me came with two questions, ...
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Virtualbox Guest keyboard not inheriting Host keymap

I have a MAC OS/X host system running a Xubuntu as guest. In my MAC, in the shortcuts/key mappings, I chose to reverse the Command/CTRL keys (cause I use a PC keyboard and I'm used to it) The ...
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Changing a keyboard shortcut in Thunderbird

In Thunderbird I'd like the CTRL+R shortcut to do a REPLY TO ALL instead of just a REPLY. Is there a way to configure this that does not involve installing third-party extensions?
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Xfce keyboard layout switching for login screen

I have a laptop running Manjaro Linux with Xfce as its DE. I've set it up to have two keyboard layouts, and can switch between them fine when in the normal DE view. However, when my machine goes to ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for Chrome 37's save-password dialog

What keyboard shortcuts exist for Chrome 37's save-password dialog (or similar dialogs, like the one about translating a page)? So far I've noticed that if I hit Tab twice, the button to save the ...
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OSX shortcut for switching input language working erratically

I'm using the keyboard shortcut option+shift+command+L to select the next source in the input menu. When I'm doing language work I frequently have to switch between Arabic and English keyboard ...
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Windows + E slow open of explorer window

Recently I stumbled upon the following issue on Windows 7 x64. When I press Win+E, it takes 3 seconds for the window to appear. However, when I double-click on my computer icon, the Explorer window ...
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How to remove rarely used languages from language switch hot keys?

I type in the following 3 languages: Language A - 55% of the time Language B - 40% of the time Language C - 5% of the time The usual solution would be to have all three languages installed and use ...
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Xcode Left Shift not working when in combination (i.e. Cmd+Shift+O)

My Mac decided to make my life harder and challenge me to use only Right Shift. This is the behavior: Left Shift works fine on it's own (i.e. pressing Left Shift and A will pring A) When trying a ...
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Disable the Underline Keyboard and shortcut Option in windows 7 from Registry

I user Tweak me and ultimate windows tweaker and I have somehow managed to turn on the Underline Keyboard and shortcut Option now I find it impossible to turn it off. I Ease of Access the "Underline ...
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Ubuntu14.04 shortcut keys of external keyboard don't work

In Ubuntu 14.04 the keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl+C of my laptop's external keyboard do not work, but they can be used in Windows. How to make the keyboard shortcuts available in my Ubuntu? All ...
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Ctrl key not working in Bootcamp with Win 8.1 Professional

I have Windows 8 Pro Student installed via Bootcamp on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. For some reason, the Ctrl key isn't working as it should within windows. Commands such as Ctrl+F, Ctrl+O, Ctrl+P etc etc ...
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How to create custom shortcut for Forward delete on Mac? [duplicate]

I want to add or change shortcut of forward delete (fn + backspace) to custom shortcut on Mac os X. Has someone any idea how to do it? Thanks.
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Changed F19 for shortcut-grab a shot and need shots on desktop (they are going to clipboard)

I made F19 as a shortcut for one window shot /grab a shot and they quit going to my desktop. They are going to the clipboard. I want them back on my desktop.
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What fingers are supposed to be used to press function keys? [closed]

All fast typing tutorials on the internet (image search) care only about keys that are below function keys. No one tells you what fingers to use to press those function keys. Assuming you use all ten ...
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custom shortcuts for launching programs in Mac

All, I've been a power" windows user since 20+ years and now I'll be using a Mac (Mavericks). I look forward to some of the innovations in the Mac and at the same time dread some things that I can't ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Run Macro in Excel for Mac

Basically the title says it all. In the editor in Excel on Windows, all you have to do to run a macro is press F5. What is the keyboard shortcut to do this on a Mac?
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AutoHotkey, don't get the solution

I really need your help. I trying to program an AutoHotkey script but I not quite getting a working solution. My current AutoHotkey script is: #IfWinActive Guild Wars 2 shift & 1:: Send, 1 sleep ...
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Set keyboard shortcut as double tap of modifier key on Mac?

I was wondering if i could set a keyboard shortcut on Mac as a double tap of a modifier key. For example, the default shortcut of start dictation command is a double tap of the Fn (Function) key. Can ...