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

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Scroll up command history in Vim without using function key

I recently bought HHKB (Happy Hacking KeyBoard), and it doesn't have direction keys -- it's through Fn + ;'[/ to achieve direction key. Therefore, I'm trying to avoid using direction key as much as ...
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Pressing key on keyboard and clicking mouse

When I press any key on my keyboard and click my mouse it causes a delay and then mouse will act as if I haven't stopped clicking even though I have. Also when I press any key for too long, tab for ...
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Edit address of autocomplete suggestions in Safari 8

When you start typing in Safari's "omnibar" you get suggestions based on search results and your bookmarks and history. I often find myself needing to change a small portion of the suggested url; say ...
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Windows 8.1 start screen opens when using move window shortcut [duplicate]

I regularly use the short cut Win key + left arrow or right arrow to move windows around but recently when using this shortcut as well as performing the command it has begun opening the windows start ...
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How to make keyboard shortcut open windowed Calculator instead of modern one?

On my Asus laptop I can press Fn+Numpad Enter to open calculator. However on Windows 8.1 it opens the modern Calculators which covers entire screen. I prefer the old, windowed one which is still ...
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Global windows hotkey to click web page in chrome

So i have some music webapp opened in chrome tab. Like pandora, mixcloud etc.. I want to have a keyboard shortcut that toggle play/pause button. Ideally without bringing the browser window active.
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Chrome Recently Closed Tabs are Gone

I'm using Google Chrome for Windows 8.1 64 bit and what I do is I love to stack tabs. I always have 200-250 tabs in 4-5 different chrome. Thing is when I restart or close the browser I always had ...
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I'm trying to map Ctrl+Shift+v to klipper open at cursor but it's not working

I'm running kde and I have tried mapping Ctrl+shift+v (via system settings) to klipper's Open Klipper at Mouse Position but it's not working. To confuse matters more other Ctrl+shift combinations ...
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How to assign a shortcut key to the mouse?

I have got a mouse with two additional buttons on the sides. How can I assign shortcut keys to the mouse buttons? For example, using side left button as ctr+w in order to close down a tab in chrome. ...
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Windows desktop shortcuts with keyboard shortcut stopped working

I have a few shortcuts (.lnk) on the desktop, with in the properties dialog "Shorcut key:" values of "CTRL + ALT +" and a letter. For example "CTRL + ALT + N" to open a new e-mail. This worked great ...
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Keyboard shortcuts of intel driver are not working

Keyboard shortcuts of the Intel Graphics Driver are not working - NONE! In the dialog where you can define them by directly typing them, they are recognized properly. And of course the option is set ...
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Language Input Shortcuts Change or Reset Automatically

I'm using a Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 1. I've had this same problem using Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8 in the past, however I don't remember how I solved the issue. I setup my keyboard so that ...
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Google Search Engine Results Page Keyboard Navigation

I am aware of the answer provided here. If you browse an official discussion, the only answer that can be found is also to switch on Instant search. I have a few problems with this. The main one is ...
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Is it possible to use two keyboards independently with different layouts/mapping for each keyboard

I was wondering if it is possible to have two keyboards on one machine, each working independent of the other. I would like to assign different key mapping on each keyboard. Will try my best to ...
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Logout keyboard shortcut keys in Linux Mint?

I am trying to logout without using mouse. Are you aware of any key combination that will do the trick?
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What is the alt+~ hotkey on the bash terminal?

I was switching between windows today (alt+`) and had my finger on shift as well it seems - this popped up in my terminal, avahi user mysql ...
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Windows Keyboard Button Issue

Windows 8.1 Samsung ATVI Book 6 I am having an issue with my Win Key. Whenever it is pressed / held down it toggles on and off the Start Menu (Tiles). I noticed that messing around with the Filtering ...
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Restore from CTRL + X - weird bug

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but I don't know any other. Please point to the correct exchange if any. I wrote some text in notepad, I use windows 7, and by accident I ...
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Windows 8.1 hotkeys got screwed

After an upgrade which happened in last couple of weeks my Windows 8.1 got strange behavior in regards to user-input. All hotkeys like Win + D, Win + R, Win + Q and so on, result in opening Metro ...
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Tmux: binding Ctrl-`

I'd like to bind Ctrl-` in tmux to select-pane. I've tried: bind -n C-` select-pane -t :.+ Which gives me: unknown key C-` I've also tried: bind -n 'C-`' select-pane -t :.+ Which gives me the same ...
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How do I change shortcut key for search pane to something different in Windows?

The default shortcut key for Windows 8.1 search pane (Everything) is win+s. However, I use windows with mac, and it gets annoying when I get mixed up with cmd+spacebar. So I've been delving into web ...
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Alt + key not working

Since yesterday, my keyboard has been working differently. Here a few problems: The "windows key" + another key shortcuts works, but the desktop always switches to the start screen. "Alt" + key ...
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Sublime Text 3 vertical paste on large number of lines

This is a follow-up question for this answer. While working with vertical selection/pasting this answere works only for the destination pasting area should be selected with Command+Shift+L+for same ...
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Excel shortcut to set font size and bold

I have an Excel budget spreadsheet that as items (cells with numbers) are paid, I make the font bold and size 14. Is there a way to create a shortcut to do this with one keyboard move instead of ...
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Windows key not “waiting” for another key [duplicate]

So my Windows 8.1 recently updated, and I don't know if this is the cause of my problem, but it started after the update. The problem: when I press Windows key it doesn't wait for me to release it ...
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Windows logo key on keyboard not working with shortcuts in windows 8.1

So i'm studying for Windows 8.1 MCSA, and the book i'm reading list all these nifty little shortcuts for charms and what not. The problem is, none of the keyboard shortcuts seem to work, and I haven't ...
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Windows keyboard change doesn't work

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop, but suddenly my Alt Gr button doesn't want to work anymore... So now I need to use Ctrl+Alt to perform actions. I hate this because I'm a developer that writes a lot of ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to change specific program's volume in Windows

I was looking for a way to quickly change the volume to only one program, probably the active window, using a keyboard shortcut. I can do this manually with the Windows Volume Mixer, but I'm looked ...
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On some websites, why doesn't Ctrl + Click work, but right-click > Open in new tab, does?

Take for example the Metro newspaper. Ctrl + clicking other articles on the right side opens them in the same tab... grrrr! Yet right-clicking > Open in new tab, does work. It's frustrating - is ...
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Pressing tab once when focusing the Omnibar: what is focused next?

When selecting the Omnibar through any of the handful of keyboard shortcuts available (except for F6, which behaves differently), and then pressing Tab once, what element is put under focus? I've ...
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how to configure 'Right Click' or 'Option Key' to a keyboard key [duplicate]

My old laptop was having an Option Key which I was very confortable using. My new laptop doesn't have this key. Does anyone know if I can configure some other key to function like Option Key. ...
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Setting keyboard shortcut to maximize Acrobat window in Mac OS X

I set a keyboard shortcut to maximize windows using the System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts feature in OS X, specifically setting a 'App Shortcuts' under 'All Applications' to the item 'Zoom' ...
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Closing a task pane using the keyboard?

Is there any faster keyboard shortcut for closing a task pane in PowerPoint 2013 than Ctrl+Space, C? Any way to remap something to do it in one key press?
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Swapping / exchanging two selections in Webstorm

Is there a way of swapping two selections under multiple carets like in sublime-text in the Jetbrains' editors like Webstorm. The default shortcut in sublime text is CTRL+T for the transpose command. ...
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Shortcut to bring an app to front if the window title is not constant?

For example, applications like Files or Document Viewer in Ubuntu: If I want to focus a window like Sublime Text, then wmctrl -a "Sublime" is straightforward, but for Files, the title can be ...
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RDP Session Assigned Keyboard Shortcut to Open desktop Shortcut not working

I have an RDP Session that has application shorctuts on the desktop that have assigned Keyboard Shortcuts to initiate the opening of an application. For what ever reason these do not work when we ...
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MTPuTTY Alt+Tab weird behavior

I've been having an annoying issue with MTPuTTY on Windows 8.1 where when alt+tabbing out of the application, the first tap of alt+tab results in focus on MTPuTTY and not the next application like the ...
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Tmux linux keybindings like S-C-E not working

I am trying to create S-C-E shortcut in my ~/.tmux.conf I have succeeded with staff like: bind -n ^e split-window -h bind -n C-e split-window -h # But none of the following seems to work: bind ...
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Define “Table” keyboard shortcuts for Thunderbird Mail

I’d like to define either keyboard shortcuts or buttons (have tried using “Custom Buttons” extension) for the Table functions within Thunderbird Mail. I have only managed to get as far as Alt+OBS to ...
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Excel VBA: setting shortcut to Ctrl+Shift+5

I've made a bunch of shortcuts to format numbers, as follows. All of them work, except the Ctrl+Shift+5, Ctrl+Shift+6 and Ctrl+Shift+7 shortcuts. The problem seems to be with the shortcut keys, ...
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Is it possible to use two keys to access third level characters?

I use Linux Mint and Cinnamon at home and I have set the left Win key to act as a third level chooser for my keyboard, along with AltGr, using the keyboard settings within Cinnamon. At the office, ...
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How to quickly move focus from the “Find” navigation pane to the beginning of the first found item

How can I most easily go from finding some text in the Navigation Pane to having the focus back on the beginning of first found instance of that text in the document? I am going through long documents ...
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My single-key hotkey in VS doesn't work; “Waiting for additional keypress”

I set the File.Close command in Visual Studio 2008 to Ctrl+W, but when I press this key it simply says “(Ctrl+W) was pressed. Waiting for second key of chord.” in the status bar. If I press it again, ...
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Control synergy programmatically

I'm trying to toggle switchInDirection() from a window manager (dwm, written in c). As there seems to be no way to control synergy actions from the command line, I tried to fire appropriate key ...
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Win-F4 does not mute or unmute microphone during Lync converstation

I am using Lync 2010, and need to mute/unmute my microphone frequently during the conversation. Searching on the web, I found that the the global shortcut Win-F4 should do this, but it seems having no ...
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How to find and replace part of selected text in Sublime2 with only keyboard?

For example: Original: function[0] = abc0 Final: function[1] = abc1 I am using Mac OS X. Thanks.
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How to switch between input languages using non-standard shortcut on Windows?

How can I configure Windows to use keys on the right side of the keyboard to switch input languages? I'd prefer to use right Alt + Shift, or even better, both left and right pairs of Alt + Shift. I ...
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Prevent Google Search from focusing on search box on (almost) every key

The opposite question (Is there keyboard shortcut to move input focus to the Google Search box?) has the accepted answer that amounts to "... just begin typing again". How can you prevent this? I'd ...
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How to let Intel HD Graphics go of shortcut control?

Even if I deactivate shortcuts in Intel HD Graphics they are still blocked and can not be used in Eclipse. I can use them again, if I define a different shortcut in Intel HD Graphics. As I don not ...
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Quickly apply specified font using keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word

Is there a way I can create a keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word (more of like a Macro or something) so I can quickly select some text and apply a specific font? I am doing a lot of assignments ...