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

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How to map a custom MS Word keyboard shortcut to a button and add it to the quick access toolbar on the ribbon?

I have several custom keyboard shortcuts for styles that I want to map to buttons on the Word ribbon. For example, my custom keyboard shortcut for a Heading 4 is Ctrl-Alt-4. I managed to find and ...
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Shortcut file not always starting when shortcut key is pressed

At my company we have small workstations ~13 inch with touchscreen. The operating system is: Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 The workstations have 5 buttons on ...
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Is there a shortcut key for file browser? (Equiv. of Win+E)

In windows you can press the Win+E to get the Windows Explorer window to open up any time. Is there an equivalent global hot-key to get the file explorer to show up in Ubuntu Karmic?
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Chrome search in page when Ctrl+F shortcut is hijacked

When a website hijacks the Ctrl+F combination (like Slack does), how can I activate Chrome's search-in-page function? Is there a mouse equivalent to Ctrl+F? I've seen ways to disable the site's ...
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Changing the keymapping to the Left Windows Key to open a program

I've been looking around online and can't seem to find a solid answer on this. I would like to change the way my left windows acts. I really dislike the way Windows 8 has the menu structure. I like ...
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Can I prevent Windows 10 from grabbing Win+L in VirtualBox?

My VirtualBox client system (specifically, its window manager, i3) has Win+L as a common shortcut, but I can't use it because Windows grabs it and interprets it, instalocking the system. However, at ...
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What is the ` key on a Mac French (Canada) keyboard?

I was a bit annoyed that Cmd-Tab, in Mac OS, cycled between applications, not windows, on Macs, and I was looking for a way to do this with windows instead. For example, if I have 2 Finder windows and ...
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Run Command Prompt as Administrator by Default on Windows 10

So after the recent upgrade to Windows 10, the good ol' AppCompatFlags method no longer works. Which is something like this - Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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Win-Key + Arrow does not snap windows on Win10

I am having the issue that Win+<> does not snap the windows to the side of my monitor, this is similar to ...
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Most universal sequence of keyboard presses to start an editor

I have a very compact Arduino with integrated USB connector, the CJMCU Beetle that can emulate a virtual USB keyboard. I would like to configure it to send keystrokes to any computer it is ...
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Can't change brightness using keyboard shortcut on my laptop

I have HP Probook 4540s, the problem is that I cannot increase the brightness of the screen through the keyboard shortcuts (fn+f2 and fn+f3) even if I have all recent drivers on my laptop. What should ...
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iTerm2: Clear scrollback buffers for *all* sessions

In iTerm2 (I am using Build 2.1.4 as of this writing), how can I clear scrollback buffers for all sessions. I know that cmd+K will clear current session. Using the same key combination does not work ...
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How do I find a rogue keyboard shortcut?

Sometimes, I highlight text in an MS Word document and wish to add a comment about it to send to a co-author. Following this official documentation about keyboard shortcuts, I then press ALT+CTRL+M ...
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Changing “Input Mode” on Windows 7 Japanese IME via keyboard shortcut (hiragana, katakana, alphanumeric; half/full width)

I frequently type Japanese (and a few other languages) using an English keyboard using stock Windows 7 Starter with its standard Japanese Input Method Editor (IME). Japanese keyboards have two or ...
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How to focus view(Navigator or Explorer) by keyboard in Eclipse

I'm in edit space of Eclipse (in some java class) So, how to focus(to switch) view(Navigator or Explorer) by keyboard?
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How to change shortcut key for switching between virtual desktops in windows 10?

In linux I use a shortcut to switch between 4 workspaces: win+1/2/3/4. I would like to have something like this in Windows 10.
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Adobe Acrobat XI Pro: any option to invoke OCR tool with a keyboard hotkey (shortuct) only without mouse

As surprising as it may sound, I could not find any option to run from keyboard a command to start OCR (Optical character recognition) operation for the current document. Many (actually the most) in ...
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How can I do Ctrl-Z and bg in one keypress to make process continue in background?

I follow this pattern of suspending the task and then letting it to continue too often with the Ctrl-Z bg sequence. I was wondering is there any way to compress that to single keypress? My shell is ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to enter Reader View in Firefox?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to entering Reader View in Firefox? I visited Firefox support page at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly but it ...
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Adobe Reader - What is the shortcut to rotate clockwise?

Win 7 64 bit Adobe Reader XI with shortcuts enabled (see Options Menu - General) German keyboard! (and of course a localized OS and so forth) Official shortcut list by Adobe: ...
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Windows 10: Change shortcut to close active window

my new laptop has the Function keys deactivated by default, meaning that pressing the keys F1 to F12 (F#) I can control volume, brightness, etc. directly and so, if I need to use a F# I have to also ...
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Emulate Windows key on Windows 10 touch keyboard

I have a new tablet PC with Windows 10 which doesn't have a physical keyboard. This is OK for most applications, the on-screen keyboard works fine for most uses. However, one of the primary ...
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Where is the Apps key on a standard Microsoft keyboard?

ConEmu has a shortcut for renaming the current tab. It's Apps+R. I have never seen an Apps key on any keyboard. Where is it?
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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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Shortcut to shutdown or restart Windows 10 in less than three keystrokes

On Windows XP we had Win , U + U On Windows 7 we had Win , Right cursor + Enter I never had Windows 8, so I am not sure what the shortcut is/was. There is Alt+F4 and then Enter, but this only ...
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Shortcut for Direction Keys — To keep hands on QWERTY end of the keyboard

I use a lot of Excel and finally got myself used to the ThinkPad pointer whereby I no longer need to take my hands off the keyboard for scrolling. But now I need to take my right hand off the ...
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fix for unhiding column in Excel has stopped working

I have just moved to Windows 10 and Excel 2016 (from Excel 2000) and found that CTRL-SHIFT-0 no longer works to unhide columns, because it's been hijacked by a language setting (for hotkeys for ...
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Fit column width to text shortcut?

I know that I can double-click a column header with my mouse, but is there a keyboard shortcut to fit a column to the text width?
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How to configure shift + left click to be 'copy link' in Firefox

I want to copy some links into clipboard manager; the standard right click -> copy link is not convenient.
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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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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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Using laptop keyboard as wireless bluetooth keyboard

Example 1 : More like synergy software. But synergy works using internet. I was thinking of bluetooth route. Example 2 : This has been implemented in android Android App But in android, there is ...
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Windows 10 shortcuts - onenote vs cortana

I'm happy with my windows 10. It looks just like windows 7, but nicer. There's just this little thing... I like OneNote snipping tool. At the press of Windows-S it lets you pick a region on the ...
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Arrow Keys not working, can't access other OS in bootloader

My Laptop down and right arrow Keys are not working, I checked by loading system setup that it's a hardware issue. Is there, if any, alternative to arrow keys so that I can select the other operating ...
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Mac OS: How do I change my hide Command (CMD + H) to CMD+Shift+H?

I am just trying to change the shortcut for the global window hide command. Default: CMD+H Desired: CMD+Shift+H I already tried to change it under keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts, but it ...
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Pinyin input and keyboard layout shortcuts

I have a few keyboard layouts in my Windows 10 Enterprise. I have assigned some of them direct shortcuts, for example Left Alt + Shift + 1 switches to Russian and Left Alt + Shift + 3 switches to ...
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Shortcut in Word or Excel for Special Paste?

If I want to paste without any formatting, I have to go to the "Paste" button on the ribbon and click "Paste Special" and then "unformatted text". Is there a shortcut like Ctrl+V that'll ...
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How to type accent marks / symbols on Win7, using Mac-style key combos?

I like the way I can type upside-down question marks, accents, etc, using "option + [character]" on a mac. On Windows, of course, you have to hold alt and then type in random strings of numbers. Is ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select address bar in Total Commander

What's the keyboard shortcut to focus/select the address bar in Total Commander (or Double Commander, Norton Commander e.g., any of its clones)? In browsers it's usually ctrl+L If it doesn't exist, ...
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Windows 7 keyboard shortcut Windows Key + D doesn't work

For some unknown reason, the shortcut Win+D stopped working. All the others still work, like Win+E to open up the Explorer, Win+M to minimize all the windows and so on. Any ideas why this happens ...
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Is there any shortcut to insert a math equation for Powerpoint 2016 Mac?

I'm looking for a shortcut to insert a math equation for Powerpoint 2016 Mac version. I had been using PowerPoint 2010 windows, which I could "insert a math equation" using the customized ribbon. ...
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How to use keyboard shortcuts to access MS Office 2013 QAT (Quick Access Toolbar) shortcuts using an Azerty keyboard?

In MS Office 2010, keyboard shortcuts for the Quick Access Toolbar were immediate, even with a Azerty keyboard : ALT + [&] key (1 in CAPS) --> means ALT+1 --> first icon in the QAT In MS Office ...
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auto-fill a formula referring to table columns without mouse (keyboard only)

I'm working with formulas summarizing table columns (e.g. SUM(Table1[Column1]) and I would like to fill the formula to the right using only the keyboard. When I autofill my range by mouse drag, it ...
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stty example to change key binding for “Ctrl-z”

I am using cua-mode in emacs, but that overwrites the "Ctrl-Z", which links with suspend job in linux. So, I am thinking of changing the "Ctrl-Z" key binding in linux, and I learned that "Stty" can ...
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How to change Mozilla Firefox quit shortcut?

I'm using Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu(version - 39.0) I want to change the quit short-cut which is currently Ctrl+Q.. To some other keys, because sometime while closing tabs with Ctrl+W., I ...
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Navigate among word headings with keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to navigate between headings of the same type in word with keyboard? This would be equivalent to ctrl+arrow in emacs. In outline or draft view. Can't find anything like it in help ...
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Keyboard shortcut for double clicking (highlighting a word) in Windows?

Does anyone know of a tool or keyboard shortcut for double clicking and highlighting a word in Windows? I'm getting clicker's finger with a particular task and looking for keyboard alternatives for ...
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vimperator: Using external editor (e.g., vim) to edit Stack Overflow text

Utilities like vimperator allow editing content of HTML form fields in an external editor. With vimperator there is shortcut Ctrl+I which, when in an edit box, opens the text in an external editor. ...
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On a Mac, how do I use the 'special' keyboard keys on a non-Apple keyboard?

On a Mac, there are special keys to adjust the brightness, show Mission Control, go to the previous/next song, and adjust the volume. In the System Preferences, there is the ability to set the ...