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

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Sublime Text - keyboard shortcut binding not functioning

Following the instructions here, I've set up a new installation of SublimeText for use with R. I have no other SublimeText plug-ins installed. The keyboard shortcuts that are setup using the ...
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Windows 10 Start-Search not behaving well

I've made a habit of making a 'Search Helpers' folder and dropping it in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Search Helpers. I fill this folder with shortcut icons to make Start-...
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How to switch between VM guest and host in Windows 10 with single keyboard shortcut?

I'm looking for simple solution for switching between host and guest on Windows 10 (build 10240) with VirtualBox (5.x). Let's say I have two virtual desktops open, one containing VM guest window in ...
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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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How to change keyboard shortcut for menu with a dynamic name, such as “Move x Items Here”?

In Finder, the menu item to move files has a dynamic text. If one item has been copied, it says "Move Item Here", but for multiple files it says something like "Move <x> Items Here". In the ...
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How to prevent Alt+Shift from switching keyboard layout before keyup?

Motivation: In an appplication I'm using, Alt+Shift+R is taken up by -- well, never mind what, something app-specific. However, on my Linux system (Kubuntu 12.04 specifically), when I press Alt+Shift ...
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Konsole page up/down keyboard shortcut

In CentOS 4.6, Shift+PgUp browses half-page up and Shift+ mouse wheel up is one-page up. Is there a keyboard shortcut to do a one-page up? How would I set Shift+PgUp to browse one-page up?
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How do you set keyboard shortcuts in GNOME 3 using gsettings or libgnomekbd?

I want to write a GNOME Shell extension that sets some useful keyboard shortcuts when it loads, in particular those related to switching workspaces. I know how to set these easily from system settings,...
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Keyboard shortcut to move columns in WORD table

To move lines in a WORD table up and down I use Shift + Alt + Up/Down. Is there a similar way to move columns in a table to the left or to the right? I've searched many advice sites but couldn't ...
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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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Mac OSX remove Hide Window keyboard shortcut

When I press commandH, the current window is hidden. I'd like to disable this shortcut, because I'm using it in another application. I opened System Preferences -> Hardware -> Keyboard -> ...
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Cannot create Ctrl+Alt+Shift+@ shortcut key combination

I used to have the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+' to start my scanner from the desktop (after having used the same in GIMP for years), but for some reason it is gone and I cannot recreate it. ...
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How to unbind global hotkey in X11 (X Window System / xorg)?

I have an application (quicktile) that uses Xlib to install a global hotkey via key grabbing (XGrabKey). However some keys are already bound by some other application: WARNING: Failed to bind key. ...
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When using a Windows Key shortcut, Start Menu always opens, even though a shortcut was used for something else, why?

Whenever I use a windows key shortcut, for example Win + R for run, win + PrtSc, or Win + , for aero peek (For desktop), the windows start menu will open. In Windows 8 this did not happen to me, I ...
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How to restore Eclipse shortcut keys from exported .CSV?

You can simply export your shortcuts settings in Eclipse going to Window > Preferences > General > Keys > button Export CSV... But how to restore shortcuts from this csv?
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Disable input language switching shortcut

I'm not sure what the issue is on my Windows computer but I can't seem to determine what triggers the input language switcher that I seem to accidentally press too often. I have three inputs set up: ...
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Alt, Meta and other modifier keys

I want to get more combos in Emacs, so I tried to bind Alt, Super, Hyper via modmap to keys. I failed at it. So I tried to use xdotool. I started emacs -Q for clean experiment. Pressed C-hc and ...
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How do I see what OSX app is capturing my keyboard combo?

It seems since the Lion upgrade CMD-left/right arrow is being captured by something.. This is a keyboard shortcut in my IDE and I miss it dearly.. How do I figure out what is capturing that keyboard ...
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xmodmap has no effect

First post. Here it goes: I have Ubuntu 10.10, maverick. A few days ago I was trying to convert my 'command' key on my apple computer to a 'ctrl' key, and after searching online I ran into xmodmap. ...
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Clear Google Chrome Browsing Data keyboard shortcut without confirmation prompt

On Mac OS X 10.6, Cmd-Shift-Delete....wonderful. Except I have to wait for a new tab to open and click to confirm. Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear it with last used settings, no confirmation ...
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How to combine ALT shortcuts and pinned app tabs in Firefox 4?

I usually switch between tabs using the Alt shortcuts; for example, Alt + 2 switches to the second tab. With Firefox 4 this has become problematic as soon as tabs are pinned as application tabs. Alt + ...
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arrow keys not working in Java application when using xmodmap

I've defined my keyboard mapping using xmodmap and it works beautifully with my browser and the rest of my software except java applications. I tried switching the AWT_TOOLKIT to Mtoolkit instead but ...
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Keyboard arrows move windows between screens in Windows 10

A few days ago I updated Windows 7 to Windows 10, but now the keyboard arrows have a strange behavior. The PC has 2 screens and when I press the keyborard arrows (up, down, left and right) the active ...
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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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Remap keyboard with scancode map, “Ctrl” + “-” (numpad) to just “-” (numpad)

I have a kiosk where I have disabled Ctrl. But I want the user to be able to increase and decrease the size of the text in the web browser. (the menues are not visible) Is there a way to remap this? ...
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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 https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3isu82/...
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Keyboard shortcut to “Love” currently playing song in iTunes 12 on OSX

It seems as if apple has forgotten to build in a keyboard shortcut for "Loving" or "Hearting" the currently playing song in iTunes. This is unfortunate because often whilst I am working I would like ...
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Mac OS: Shortcut for restoring a minimized window?

I've managed to find or set shortcuts for "zoom" and "maximize" a window, but I can't find the way to restore a minized window, other than click the icon in the dock. Is there a way to set a shortcut ...
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Disable Win+Space keyboad-layout switch in Windows 10

When I have multiple keyboard layouts enabled, Windows 10 seems to switch between them randomly (similar to what's described here). I suspect I am accidentally pressing Win+Space, so I'd like to ...
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Find out what program is using a hotkey

I can't register a hotkey with a program because "other programs are using it" In this case "Print Screen" and "Ctrl + Print Screen" and every other combination of Shift, Alt, Ctrl, + print-screen. ...
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How do I use the shortcut CTRL+;?

Okay, I've been wondering this for very long, but I haven't bothered finding a solution, till now. Okay, my problem is that many applications have shortcuts like CTRL+; or similar. Using the semicolon....
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How can I switch between workspaces with 3 fingers touchpad in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am looking for a way to change between work spaces with my touch pad, I have found other questions like this, and I have tried this solution, but EasyStroke and Touchegg do not work. I have an ASUS ...
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Ctrl-V not working in Word 2013

I am running Word 2013 on a Windows 7 (this is a work computer) and I can use Ctrl-C and Ctrl-X, but Ctrl-V just produces a slight 'ding' sound and does not paste. I have to use the right click menu. ...
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Is it possible to remap the “Hide Window” shortcut in Mac OS X?

Is it possible to remap the “Hide Window” shortcut in Mac OS X? I know about the possibility to remap just about any shortcut in the System Preferences that are either built in or just available in a ...
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Is there a way to view or set custom Microsoft Word shortcuts for Mac OS when working in Windows?

I'm using a Microsoft Word 2010 (Windows version) to make some templates that contain custom shortcuts for styles, macros, etc. The templates will also be used by coworkers using Word 2011 on OS X. ...
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Precisely resizing master pane in xmonad

In the default layout in xmonad, I know I can resize windows horizontally with mod-l and mod-h but these actions resize by too much. I want to make very small adjustments to window sizes. I played ...
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Can I modify the Mac's default “next word” delineator to include an underscore?

For example, if I hold the option key and press the left arrow, the cursor jumps to the next space or special character. I use this a lot when naming files, for example, "description-date.ext". If I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to extend to 2nd monitor in vmplayer?

I am using Vmware player and my host OS is Windows 8 (guest OS is Lubuntu 14.04). I removed the top bar of my VMplayer because I found it annoying. I did this by going into C:\Users\{your_username}\...
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Windows 7 up/left arrow keys commands

OK, I've attempted to find answers for this issue here and elsewhere and it is driving me insane. I'm on a corporate issue Lenovo w530 laptop [aka HUGEBRICK] running Windows 7. Somehow the up and ...
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How to map space to control and unmap win from Hyper_L using xkb/setxkbmap

I am trying to make my space act as control by default (and as space when tapped by using xcape) and to make capslock act as the only hyper modifier. I have a working configuration for this in xmodmap,...
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How to enable windows-style cntrl+backspace in msysgit (git bash)?

I would like to configure my msysgit environment to use windows-style backspace shortcuts, i.e. cntrl+backspace deletes a word. I found this http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4094828/msysgit-bash-...
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Irfanview shortcut not working initially

Irfanview has a very useful (to me) random function mapped to Ctrl+M. I open an Irfanview session, open the miniatures tab, navigate to my folder of choice and double click on the image nearest to my ...
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How to change Chrome's search keyboard shortcut (Ctrl +F)

I would like to change Chrome's default page search keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + F) to something else (e.g Ctrl + M). How can I do this? There is a Shortcut Manager Chrome extension, but it doesn't ...
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Firefox Clearing Cache - Ctrl + F5 doesn't work randomly

Running Firefox 31, Windows 7: I was running into a bug on a website that I'm testing, where some things that did exist but do not anymore, were still showing up. I tried clearing the cache by ...
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minimize some windows, but not all, via keyboard shortcut

My office is open to a room in my house that has a lot of traffic through it, and in a lot of cases, passerbys will try to look into my office and at what I am working on. Sometimes I will be working ...
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Using vim / vimperator key bindings in Midori

I have recently been struggling to find a good lightweight browser with Vim keybindings that will run on Debian Linux (wheezy). Dwb crashes all the time, Luakit is very old, Chromium has memory ...
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MobaXterm : Use windows shortcuts in RDP sessions

I'm new to MobaXterm and I'd like to use Windows shortcuts in RDP sessions Win + R Alt + Tab Alt + F4 ... Is there any plugin or option to enable it ?
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How to prevent keyboard shortcuts that activate Chrome extensions from resetting?

I use Google Chrome's Keyboard shortcuts to activate extensions very often. Regrettably, the keyboard shortcuts I set disappear every now and then. I often need to reconfigure the shortcuts. I'm ...
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switch opened windows between two or more monitors?

Is there a shortcut to switch opened windows between two or more monitors? (i.e. Win 1 opened on Monitor 1 is now switched w/ Win 2 opened on Monitor 2 and vice-versa). I know: Alt+Tab: But does not ...
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Notepad++ keyboard shortcut assignment always not working

I like to set a lot of keyboard shortcut (you can call me a shortcut freak) thus I have been assigning quite a lot of shortcuts in the shortcut mapper. After assigning I found out that some shortcuts ...