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

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What are the benefits of keeping Caps Lock on after swapping with CTRL? [closed]

I have swapped CTRL and Caps Lock (as it is easier for emacs/bash to have homerow access to the CTRL key). Most places I have read don't mention whether they just turn off Caps Lock (don't remap to ...
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How to stop Alt+Shift+1 closing the current app?

Whenever I press Alt+Shift+1, it seems to close the currently focused application window. I don't want this behavior, especially since they are used for application-level hotkeys (Sublime Text 2/3). ...
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How to make Alt-F4 close every program/game, even those that ignore it?

I think you know the problem, if you want to close a program, especially a game with Alt+F4, nothing happens. Sure, I know every programmer can choose what will happen, if the user presses Alt+F4, ...
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How do I set $LESS invocation options in a lesskey file?

I'm trying to use less's lesskey-file support, as described in the manpage: KEY BINDINGS You may define your own less commands by using the program lesskey (1) to create a lesskey file. This ...
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Is there a way to customize keyboard shortcuts for Outlook 2013? [duplicate]

I've searched a fair deal, but the closest answer I found was for Word 2013, but the same steps don't work for Outlook. Is there a way to customize Outlook 2013's keyboard shortcuts?
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How to use AutoHotKey to make R-Control function as R-Win

I have a keyboard that doesn't have a R-Win key, but software that I use requires R-Win specifically for some keyboard shortcuts. I'm trying to remap the R-Ctrl key I never use to R-Win using ...
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How to change Control-Y behavior in Excel-VBA's IDE

Excel VBA's IDE register's a Control-y as "cut this line of code". By contrast, redo-ing is accomplished by Alt-e, R. Is there any way to change this behavior and make Control-y be the much more ...
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How do I remap Home Button key with Escape key on Apple keyboard?

I bought a bluetooth keyboard for $13, and it's pretty good except instead of the Esc key, there's a little square and it opens up Internet Explorer when it's pressed! I've tried 3 key remapping ...
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Give mouse/keyboard/terminal/ctrl-c priority and stop programs from freezing my linux system

Yes this is a broad question but I would argue quite a valid one. Sometimes programs and scripts take too long or use too much memory and really start to slow my system down. Fine. Sometimes the ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for the user's home directory or Program Files in windows explorer?

CommandShiftH in Finder will take me to my home (~/) directory, similarly CommandShiftA will take me to /Applications. Is there an equivalent for Explorer? I know in Powershell I can use cd ~, but ...
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How does one swap two panes in Tmux?

I have two panes in horizontal split. I'd like to have the pane currently on the right to be on the left in the window. I'm not talking about moving the focus (Ctrl+B o). How do I achieve this? 'left ...
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Automatic keyboard backlight

is it possible to turn on keyboard backlight automatically depending on hour? Now if I want to enable backlight on keyboard I need to press some keys combinations. It would be wonderfull to do that ...
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How to I map “Ctrl + g” to open NerdTree

I use vim at work, but we have an IT guy who installed a bunch of magical plugins for vim on my work laptop so that now when I try to open vim on my home laptop, I am completely lost because I don't ...
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Unknown screenshot program

I've run into some problems on my Windows 8.1 desktop: when I press AltGr+x (which should, on my keyboard layout, produce letter “ź”), some unknown to me screengrabing app starts. The thing is, I ...
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Open Google Search with Keyboard Shortcut (Windows 8)

Anyone know how to make a custom keyboard shortcut which will open Chrome (my default browser) at any time? I have set a shortcut to open chrome from the "Properties" dialog (by right-clicking the ...
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Chromium is recognising keys that I've disabled with XModMap

I have set up XModMap to remap some keys, specifically to remove "Page Up" from the PageUp key (& likewise for Page Down). I have reassigned Page Up/Down to another set of keys. This works. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to “click” text highlighted with Ctrl+F

I spend a lot of time hunting for specific links within massive pages of text with Ctrl+F, then opening those links. I would like to do this entirely with keyboard shortcuts. I have this figured out ...
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Ubuntu: How to set system wide keyboard shortcut independent of sessions?

How can I set a system wide shortcut in Ubuntu? That shortcut (for example, Meta+W) should work even if no user is logged in. If pressed, a command should be executed. I tried xbindkeys but it doesn't ...
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How do you find if you have duplicated a hotkey in Notepad++?

In Notepad++ you can easily assign a HotKey to a majority of menu functions using Settings->Shortcut Mapper. In most programs that allow something similar, you are given a warning if you use a HotKey ...
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How to keep cursor showing in Chrome (and other browsers) while the keyboard is being used?

I like to use keyboard shortcut on websites (either injecting customized or native like gmail's) and I've notice once I hit a key on my keyboard the cursor will disappear in Chrome (until I move the ...
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Key combination to increase text selection to the opposite side

Consider I have the following text: Among other things I like programming quite a lot I then select "like" with a mouse: Among other things I [like] programming quite a lot" ...and then I ...
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How to stop having to press enter in drop down menus? [closed]

I used a different PC the other day and noticed that for example in order to extract a file in Windows 7 using WinRAR I needed to only press right click+e, as opposed to right click+e+enter when ...
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How to reset a Windows application's “Shortcut key”?

Context In Windows, it's possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to an application via the "Properties" dialog's "Shortcut" tab. Image source. Problem I had a "Shortcut key" set for an ...
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Server Manager 2012 shortcut

What is the shortcut (after bringing up the windows Run box, Windows-R) for starting the Server Manager? To be clear I am referring to this dialog (on win 2012) This is the dialog that comes up ...
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How to emulate context menu key when there's none on keyboard?

Imagine a keyboard that lacks Win key. That's easy to emulate - you just press CtrlEsc. However, on the keyboard I have now, there's no "right mouse" key (or "context menu" key or whatever it might be ...
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Multi-Tab browsing in Foxit Reader

Is there any way I can change the shortcut for switching between tabs in Foxit Reader from "Ctrl + Tab" to anything else?
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How can I change default application that my keyboard shortcut affects?

I have a laptop running Windows 8.1. On the keyboard of this laptop, I have a couple special keys for play/pause, stop, forward, back (the 4 arrow keys when the Fn key is held down). When I try to use ...
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“Programming” certain keys in the keyboard

I've been looking for a while and found no solution. I'm using an Spanish keyboard in a MacBook Pro from 2011 (and using Mountain Lion, in case it's important). What I want to do is change the ...
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Shift + F10 does not work in Windows 8

I have a Dell laptop and it does not have the right click menu key. In the preceding link it is mentioned that either Shift + F10 or Ctrl + Shift + F10 works as right click menu key. The key ...
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How to enable fullscreen mode in Thunderbird on Linux?

How can I make Thunderbird go fullscreen in Linux? Specifically, I am using Mate at the moment. Previously, I used OS X which had a shortcut (cmd+shift+F) for entering and exiting fullscreen. When I ...
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Use QWERTZ keyboard as a QWERTY

I want to buy a laptop with Windows 8 with the German keyboard QWERTZ but i will only use it for English and Greek language. So, i will change the language from control panel to English and work like ...
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How to take a screenshot of a window and not the whole screen?

On a normal system, I'd go AltPrtScr for a screenshot of only the current frame. According to the internet, the correct procedure for Surface 3 is to go FnWinSpace but that only takes a snap of the ...
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Is there a way to skip down to the next change in value in Excel?

For my current daily use of Excel, I have a sheet where hundreds of consecutive rows have the same value for a particular column. I’d like a way to quickly skip down to the next different value. ctrl ...
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What's the Internet Explorer keyboard shortcut to select “Save as” from the “Do you want to open or save … from …?”-dialog?

Context This dialog has a dropdown next to the Save button where you can select Save as. Image source. Imagine that the keyboard focus was somewhere on the web page, not on Cancel as depicted in ...
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Global keyboard shortcut to eject external hard drive on Mac OSX Yosemite?

I tried the Automator approach as described in Global keyboard shortcut to eject external hard drive on Mac OSX Lion? - but on 10.10. this gives me no result. In Finder, there's only an error sound, ...
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Sublime Text 3 package key binding conflict with CTRL-d and CTRL-l

I see lots of questions about finding key binding conflicts in Sublime Text 3, but not how to fix them. I followed the guidance here to copy the package's default key binding file to the package's ...
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Make OSX listen to a specific sequence of keys, and execute [anything]

Here's the use case. I use aText, a text expander. It has a hotkey to show a list of saved text expansions. I want to remove the need for manually pressing this hotkey. Therefore I need my OS to look ...
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Disabling Windows 8.1 screen orientation key shortcuts

When pressing CTRL + ALT + up/down/left/right, everything on my screen rotates to 90 degrees, -90 or 180 (upside down). Can I disable these shortcuts so I can use them for something else?
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Keyboard shortcuts for Mailbox App for Mac

I am using Mailbox mail client for Mac, and I'd like to know what are all the available keyboard shortcuts. Some of them are similar to Gmail (like E or R). Where can I find a complete list of ...
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right-shift + right-ctrl locks ctrl key. All characters typed behave as though 'ctrl+' was inserted before the character

Currently using Windows 7 With two keyboard layouts: US Canadian Multilingual Standard. Behavior is seen in MS Word and Notepad++. Right-shift + Right-ctrl changes my language from 'US' to ...
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Esc and Fn keys are not working

I've got a Packard Bell TM98 laptop. I've recently installed Windows 8 and was updated to Windows 8.1. I am not sure but I think that Esc and Fn keys are not working from this moment. I've looked for ...
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Creating direct keyboard shortcuts OSX

I'm a user of many different keyboards, all inconveniently with entirely different alphabets (EN-Dvorak, RU, JA, ZH-Pinyin, KO). I already have the usual CMD-SPACE and ALT-CMD-SPACE combos, but even ...
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How can I dismiss all chrome notifications with a keyboard shortcut?

Does Chrome have a keyboard shortcut, or the ability to bind one that lets me dismiss notifications?
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xfce4-terminal Change shortcut for opening new tab

I recently am unable to open a new tab in xfce4 terminal by using the short cut Ctrl + Shift + t. It's strange because it used to work and now it only works when I use capital T, that is Ctrl + Shift ...
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Disable “Tab” button in Firefox

I'm using the latest official verison of Firefox. There's a problem that's very annoying to me. At some of the web sites which I visit on a daily basis, whenever I press the "tab" button ...
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Why does opening an RDP session delete shortcuts on my desktop?

Currently running Windows 7 Professional at work and I use RDP to do a number of things here. Every time I open an RDP session, I've got certain shortcuts that just disappear, yet others don't. The ...
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Hold a keyboard key to turn a left click into a right click

Ok, guys. I have a Logitech touch pad that I'm using with Windows. There are some games (Diablo 3 mostly) that heavily use the mouse's right and left clicks. It's not convenient for me to constantly ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for a Specific Emoji in Yosemite 💩💻

I just got a new KBC Poker II and am playing around with the programmable key mapping. I'd like to bind one of my keyboard keys to the poop emoji (💩) for maximum speed. Is there a quick keyboard ...
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How to resize Word shape object with keyboard?

I have some shapes that are very small. I can move these with the arrow keys, but resizing them does not seem to be possible (eg. with Shift-arrow or Ctrl-arrow). The Keyboard shortcuts for working ...
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Shortkeys on both sides are not working anymore

Suddenly my shortkeys on both sides have start working; shift, ctrl, alt and the fn keys has stopped working, while the Windows key between these keys are still working. What i have tried/checked; ...