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

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Is there a ctrl+tab equivalent on Mac OS X?

I want to cycle trough the windows of the currently active application on Mac OS X. Some applications respond to Ctrl + Tab but they all seem to do something else. I want to switch between the ...
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Google Chrome: Is there a keyboard shortcut to open a link in a new tab?

Is is possible to open a link in a new background tab in Google Chrome with a keyboard shortcut? (I know it's possible with Ctrl+click and middle click, and I know that Shift+Enter opens the link in ...
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See specific shortcut binding or sorted list of shortcuts defined in Notepad++

In Notepad++, I'd like to modify key bindings easily, rather than having to guess which bindings are not already being used. Paging through the Shortcut Mapper or even looking at the list of default ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for Keep Text Only in Outlook?

When I paste text into an email in Outlook, the following prompt hovers near the text: Based on the hint, instead of clicking on the button with the mouse, it looks like I should be able to press ...
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Selecting whole word using keyboard only

Suppose that I'm writing some text and the caret is in the middle of a word. I would like to be able to select that word without using my mouse. (Using the mouse, simply double-click on the word.) I ...
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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 toggle Scroll Lock in Excel 2010 without a Scroll Lock key in the keyboard

I have a notebook with no Scroll Lock key (or any shortcut using the 'Fn' key). Somehow Excel 2010 got the Scroll Lock on. I see it left down in the status bar and now I can't navigate through cells ...
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Can't set Word 2013 Header shortcut keys…tried everything

My Word 2013 has lost the Header style shortcut keys; Ctrl+Alt+1 for Header 1, Ctrl+Alt+2 for Header 2, and etc. I have tried everything mentioned here and else where from changing languages back and ...
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Keyboard shortcut to change case

Is there any keyboard shortcut to change case anywhere? By 'anywhere' I mean not in a particular program or software. We know Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V will work anywhere. Just like this, is there any keyboard ...
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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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How to copy-paste absolute cell references temporarely as relative references in Excel?

In Excel (2007), when cells that contain absolute references (for example: $A$3) are copied, the absolute reference remains the same. This is by design, and the reason of using absolute references. ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in non-English version of Microsoft Office

I have a big problem with the Portuguese version of MS Office 2007 and 2010. The standard shortcuts that any common application uses are changed. Some shortcuts that are not working: Ctrl+s (save), ...
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Windows 10: Change shortcut keys to switch between desktops

In Windows 10, the shortcut keys for switching virtual desktop are ctrl + win + right / left arrow. I'd like to simplify it, by changing it to ctrl + right or left arrow key only. How can I do this?
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Create shortcut key to insert new row using Excel 2010

Tried to create a macro in Excel to insert a row: Sub InsertRow() ' ' InsertRow Macro ' ' Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+I ' Selection.EntireRow.Insert End Sub However, this does not insert a ...
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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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Printscreen shortcut in Windows - Printscreen button no longer works

Is there any way of taking a screenshot without pressing the PrintScreen button since the button on my keyboard is broken?
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Keyboard shortcut for creating new file on Windows 7

Can someone please tell me how to create a new keyboard shortcut for creating a new text file? I have installed Autohotkey but I don't know how to specify script. I want to use Ctrl + Alt + N as ...
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How do I alter the behavior of ctrl+arrow in Windows 10?

In Linux, when I'm editing text, Ctrl+Left brings me to beginning of the current word. In Windows, the same shortcut brings me to the end of the previous word. This is trivial, but I realized I use ...
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Keyboard shortcut to minimize Remote Desktop

Is there a way, using the keyboard, to switch from a maximized (full screen) Remote Desktop Connection back to the main computer? I have about 4 Remote Desktop connections that I am switching between ...
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Creating Spotify keyboard shortcuts

I'm on Windows 10 64 bit, Using spotify desktop free version. Is there a way to create keyboard Spotify shortcuts to pause/play and skip tracks, while outside Spotify? I don't want to keep opening it. ...
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How to open folder without using mouse in Mac?

I'm recently switched to Mac from windows, I was quite pain but now adjusted to the Mac commands and shortcuts except one, that is whenever select folder and hit return/enter it executes the rename. ...
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MS Word goes into read-only mode when trying to save document

I just installed a clean copy of MS Word 2016 for Mac today. I opened and started writing a essay, but I can't save it. When I try to save, either with ⌘+S, ⌘+⇧+S, the save option under the file ...
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“Windows key + R” is no longer working

Windows+R is no longer working. It was working a while back, and it still works in the Windows 7 VM I'm running on the same machine. Windows+L does work, but some other shortcuts do not work. I ...
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Can't change language using Alt+Shift (but only when my language is set to Russian)

I have two languages on my Windows 8.1 computer: English and Russian. When I use Alt+Shift while the language is set to English, everything is working as it's supposed to; however, using this ...
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Assign Home and End to Fn + arrows

Is is possible to assign Home/End/PgUp/PgDown to combinations of Fn+arrow keys in Windows 8.1 (I have HP Elitebook 8540p if that matters)? Motivation: in particular I like keyboard of my current ...
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Notepad++ > Switch Tabs > Using side click of mouse scroll wheel

SHORT: How to switch between docs/tabs by side clicking mouse's scroll wheel? LONG: I updated Notepad++ to 6.8.3 and lost the abliity to switch tabs by clicking the mouse scroll wheel to the left ...
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Lotus Notes 8.5 and 9: On Workspace, menu not accessible with Alt+[char], but Alt followed by [char] works

I am frequent user of key shortcuts and I noticed, that menu shortcuts (for example Alt+F for File, Alt+V for View) do not work on Workspace page set as Home (I do not use Welcome page from ...
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Windows 10 Skype freezes when using keyboard layout shortcuts

I have Windows 10 installed on my machine. I am using the keyboard shortcuts for switching between keyboard languages(layouts). For instance, I use Ctrl+1 to switch to my primary language. If I press ...
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Shortcut keys in ScreenTips Word 2016 not shown even when checked

In Word 2016 you should see shortcut keys in ScreenTips, when you have the option turned on. Like this: Even though I have this option turned on, I never see the shortcuts. See here: What's the ...
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Firefox is capturing Ctrl + Shift + G from Eclipse

I use Eclipse and Firefox on Windows 7. Ctrl + Shift + G in Eclipse is supposed to do a search for references, but instead it does a Google search in Firefox. Why is this happening, and how can I ...
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Using Keyboard Shortcuts in a VirtualBox VM

I'm running a Windows 7 VM on a MacBook Pro running 10.10.5 Yosemite and VirtualBox My problem is being unable to run a Windows 7 program called Shortkeys which allows you to define keyboard ...
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How to restore all minimized windows in Windows 7

Does anyone know how to restore all minimized windows in Windows 7 to their original positions? I know I can right click the taskbar to cascade, stack, or display them side by side. I also know that ...
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CTRL+R in shell - if I go past the command I want, how do I get back to it?

I'm feverishly hitting CTRL+R to find some command I used awhile ago, when suddenly I get to it. By reflex, I continue hitting CTRL+R, passing it for something further back in the shell history. How ...
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How can I create a new folder within a nested folder hierarchy using Finder?

Here's a thing that's been annoying me for a long time: Using OS X 10.6, when you navigate through folders, expanding them to see their content, you sometimes want to create a new folder at the bottom ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut to Unhide a column in Excel 2010?

My SHIFT key doesn't appear to be broken, so this one's got me stumped: Looking online, I've been told the keyboard shortcuts for hiding and unhiding columns in Excel are CTRL + 0 and CTRL + SHIFT + ...
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Bind shift-tab to complete-backward in fish

I found myself using the auto-complete functionality of the fish-shell, where pressing tab twice or more cycles through the suggestions. But then I accidentaly pressed tab once to many, and I wanted ...
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How to change windows explorer view by keyboard?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch to a specific view in windows 7 explorer, e.g. "details", "list", "large icons" etc? Or do I have to use the mouse to change the view via dropdown menu "Change ...
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How can I set custom key bindings and key macros on Mac OS X?

I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard, from Leopard and I was using an awesome app called Spark that let you remap your keys, set scripts/macros and even had repeat functionality. However, this app ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Word for typing an arrow (symbol)?

You often see people using -> as an arrow, but I hate how it looks. I always use the → symbol. However, I always have to insert < symbol to use this, which is annoying. Is there anyway ...
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Alt Symbol Keys Not Working

I want to type special symbols on my Asus Vivobook S550CM notebook, but it simply doesn't work. I've tried using Number Lock, but it doesn't work. For example if I try it here in Chrome, the Alt key ...
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Possible to “snap” top/bottom instead of just left/right in Windows 7?

I know you can do Windows + Left to put a window in the left half of the screen. Is there a feature that will do top bottom?
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Switching efficiently between windows, not apps, in OS X

Previous questions have asked "how can I efficiently switch between windows, not applications, in OS X"? (Switching windows on OS X, Switch between windows on Mac OS X? and others). The most ...
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My 'fn' key on my American laptop does not appear to be working

I'm trying at the moment to press the @ key on my laptop and all I get is either the number 2 or " by either pressing just the 2 key or the shift/fn and 2 key. Neither the white or blue @ symbols are ...
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Logitech G930 Multimedia (G-key) functionality in Ubuntu Gnome

I have a Logitech G930 Headset with 3 Multimedia Keys(G-Keys), a surround sound/stereo switch, mute mic button, volume control scroller. Problem(s): Main 1. Google Chrome does not detect any key G ...
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Linux: How can the back/forward mouse buttons be configured to drag and resize windows?

My Logitech mouse has one extra button for going back, and another one for going forward. I figure I'd get more use out of them if I could instead use those two buttons to drag and resize windows, ...
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Shortcut hotkey is not working after windows update

I am using a shortcut to mute my sound when I sleep and computer is working, because skype nofitications and so on are annoying during the night. Before I had a problem that shortcut was activated ...
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How to Create Keyboard Macro to Adjust Sound Level Momentarily

Basically what I'm trying to do is figure out a way to somehow reduce the sound output level of my system to a certain level (say half volume) and bind that to a keyboard shortcut. Ideally, the volume ...
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Win-Key + Arrow keyboard shortcuts no longer working

I spent the night tweaking my computer running windows 7. I got a little performance gains but unfortunately, the Win-key keyboard shortcuts no longer work. How do you fix them? What service ...
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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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Break free of a fullscreen app on Mac OS X

How do you break free of a fullscreen app on Mac OS X? There are some, mostly games, that when they become unresponsive won't allow you to switch to another app with Command-Tab, and I know no ...