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fn modifier ignored for F-key keyboard shortcuts in Mavericks

I've tested this on two machines running Mavericks (10.9.4), with and without an external keyboard, and in all cases the behavior is as described below. Under System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Delete previous word in Excel

In almost any other application, Ctrl+Backspace deletes the previous word when editing text. In Excel 2013, it jumps the view to the active cell. Is there an alternate shortcut for "delete previous ...
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Create shortcut on Desktop via Group Policy, but replace present shortcut

We are running 2008R2 on our PDC. We had a group policy to add the Help Desk Portal shortcut to everyone's desktop via the User config. Do to a split in coverage, we now need 2 different versions. ...
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Create a folder shortcut excluding a sub folder

I have a folder for my work stuff, and I'd like to have a copy of it on the cloud. I'm using Barracuda Copy service,which creates a folder on my computer that is auto synced. I'd like to have a ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift+U in RHEL?

When working with Eclipse some shortcuts are not working as under Windows. Most prominently, Ctrl+Shift+U (which lists all references to the variable under the cursor within the same file, very ...
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Is there a setting to alter the time duration before “resetting” a keyboard entry for selecting a file

I like to use the keyboard to navigate files in Windows explorer (speed!). I used to use XP quite a bit, but now in Win 7 there's something annoyingly different: Let's say I'm in a folder with files ...
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Make a shortcut that doesn't do anything [duplicate]

I need to make a shortcut (.Lnk) that doesn't do anything when clicked. Is there a way to make such a shortcut?
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Speeding up explorer.exe global shortcuts [duplicate]

I'm running Cygwin on windows with cmder as a terminal for zsh. The way I got it to be a bit similar to what my linux setup has is I placed a shotcut (.lnk) on my desktop with a keyboard shortcut ...
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How do I “persuade” programs open an actual .lnk file in Windows 7?

A .lnk file in Windows is an actual file intended to be a shortcut to another file. However, I really do want to view the contents on the .lnk file itself. I'm finding it literally impossible to do ...
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How to create desktop (or task bar) shortcut to eclipse IDE on Debian LXDE, OpenBox?

Using Debian (Wheezy) with LXDE/OpenBox. I know how to add shortcut items(panel applets) to panel at the bottom - as shortcut to some application. But, with Eclipse IDE its different, because Eclipse ...
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How can I set up a shortcut key for changing selected text to a preferred font in Libreoffice?

How can I set up a shortcut key for changing selected text to a preferred font in Libreoffice? Preferred font in my case is Segoe Print I have come this far: Tools → Customise → Keyboard selected ...
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Wacky window icon when using environment variable in Windows shortcut(.lnk)

I'd like to use environment variable in my .lnk file so that my .lnk file and their associated icons can be portable across different Windows machines. It almost works but there is an uncomfortable ...
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Windows global shortcut hijacked by Opera

I have Chrome 37 installed as my main browser. Recently I needed to test a design in a new, Chromium based Opera version 21.0.1432.67. This later one hijacked my global shortcuts somehow, so if I ...
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Keyboard Shortcut Error

I Have not had any updates/changes to computer and now all of the sudden my Alt+f4, Ctrl+Alt+Del, and Alt+Tab keyboard shortcuts are no longer working. The individual keys seem to be working like for ...
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How to create a shortcut to run a command and then exit?

I was looking for something like this: .bat or .exe file to run "ipconfig /renew" ONCE and then exit. Im planning on making this an autorun cause windows wont identify the network on its own unless ...
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Multi step shortcuts in LibreOffice Writer

There are some programs out (for example, Sublime Text) that allow multi step keyboard shortcuts, that is for example you can first click one key combination CTRL+K and then another another key ...
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How to quickly switch to n.10+ windows in tmux

Tmux by default comes with the following keybinding to quickly switch between windows numbered 0 to 9: C-b + 0-9 With a couple of dozen different project folders, a few ssh sessions and other ...
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is there a way to tell lxde desktop to “execute” script when double clicking on it?

i'm using lxde desktop, Fedora 20, and i symlinked a shell script to desktop to set resolution and dpi when i use vnc. but everytime i click on the script, it ask me to execute or open it, how to ...
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Does windows 7 have a 'force-quit' shortcut key combination?

Sometimes applications like to override the close button on the window pane, so ALT-F4 and the like don't work. I want to know if there is a quick way to hard shut-down the active application without ...
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Switch to desktop with logo button - Win 8.1

For example: I'm running a program in fullscreen or I'm in Metro mode, and I want to switch back to the desktop. I know the shortcut Logo+D, but that minimizes all the windows when switching to ...
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Equivalent of Windows Search Deskbar Shortcuts in Windows 7

On my previous Windows XP laptop, I made extensive use of the "Windows Search Deskbar" and specifically the shortcuts you could define in an ini file. Essentially, you could associate a ...
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vim remap key mapped by a plugin

In vim, I have a key mapping conflict. The :map command gives me: n <C-N> * :<C-U>YRReplace '1', p<CR> ov <C-N> * :NERDTreeToggle<CR> How can I clear the ...
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Adding my email address to Context Menu in Vista

I use my email address as login ID on all websites that I have an account. Is there a way that I can have my email address appear as a choice in the Windows Vista Context Menu (the menu that appears ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut for the SQLite Manager firefox plugin?

I frequently use the SQLite Manager plugin of Firefox for playing around with a light weight database file I've. The problem with this is, whenever I have to open the SQLite Manager, I need to first ...
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How to restore Start menu shortcuts in Windows 8.1

Now I can't even get to the Desktop in 8.1 without pressing +D. I also can't get to the Store, OneDrive, or Camera. How can I restore these shortcuts? If you need more details about how they were ...
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Cannot follow Shortcuts in CIFS-mounted windows shares

I have a windows share: \\MYSERVER\SHARE\ MyFolder MyShortcut\ SubFolder1 Subfolder2 Using a windows box, I ...
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Open specific folder/path in Explorer with run dialog

I want to set up a way to open some path with the run diaglog (Windows + R). Let's say I type in repo and windows would open a explorer in C:\foo\bar\svn. Is there a better way than creating a ...
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Why does Internet Explorer shortcut(desktop shortcut) launch 3 processes?

One of our legacy application is tied to IE. We created a desktop shortcut for it on user's workstation. Now when this shortcut launches the app, we see 3 windows processes launched instead of 2!!! ...
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Custom command in Total Commander

I have productivity issue with short-cut-buttons on my toolbar in Total Commander: I do know how to add short-cut, which open directory in active tab (cd c:\MyDirectory), I do know how to add ...
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How do these “smart” shortcuts work?

I'm using Windows 7 and I find these types of shortcuts that just show the app name and no path to the executable annoying. I don't know how they are called, but I guess you could call them "smart ...
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Gnome 2.28 using the Super key alone as a keyboard shortcut

I'm running Redhat Linux 6.5 with Gnome 2.28.2 desktop. I'm trying to create a shortcut to open a terminal by pressing just the super key (i.e. the windows key or mod4) not a combination of the super ...
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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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Windows - Keyboard shortcut for paging right

Is there a way to page your window to the right via a keyboard shortcut? I know you can horizontal scroll with many mice, but I don't want to leave the keyboard. I'm working in notepad++ and ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to jump to a page number in the firefox pdf viewer?

I'd like to know the keyboard shortcut to select the page navigation field in the firefox pdf viewer, so I can jump to a desired page. I'm using Firefox 27.0.1 on Ubuntu.
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Ctrl+[ not working in Excel 2013

The keyboard shortcut Ctrl+[ (trace precedents) is not working on my new laptop. I am using Excel 2013. Can anyone explain how to set it to work?
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Switch to certain Browser/Document Mode for certain Bookmark

Is there any way to tell Internet Explorer 11 to use a certain Document/Browser mode for a certain Bookmark/URL? Alternatively, is it possible to make a shortcut that points to the website like so: ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut to a program, including its icon in Cinnamon

I read a few articles about how to create a desktop shortcut in Cinnamon, but none has answered my question completely. I know I can create a launcher and then set a path to run, but that leaves me ...
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Windows 8.1 Explorer in Taskbar with starting Folder

I want to have an icon in Windows 8.1 Taskbar that opens Windows Explorer in a specific folder and does not create a second icon when I click the first. I tried several approaches to do this: Pin ...
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Creating a shortcut to connect to a Bluetooth PAN in Win8

I have paired my cell phone with my computer via bluetooth. Whenever I want to use its network connection (over a Bluetooth PAN), I need to click on the Bluetooth Icon, select "Join a Personal Area ...
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I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?

After renaming my user folder (e.g. from c:\Users\somethingelse to c:\Users\trusktr) and now my task bar shortcuts (among other things) are gone. I've looked in ...
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What's the logic behind the “W” in Control+W to close a Tab in IE?

I like to make connections so I can remember keyboard shortcuts. I get Ctrl+T to open a new tab - but what's the logic behind Ctrl+W to close one?
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Shortcut to look up a word from a document on a specific website

On my MacOsX 10.7 (Lion), I would like to be able to select a word in a document, program or webpage and use it as an input for the search-fonction on a specific website. I know this function is ...
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How can I use Mac-style shortcuts in Windows? [duplicate]

Is there a way which I can use mac-style shortcuts in Windows? My personal computer is a Macbook, but my work computer is a Windows PC. Using keyboard shortcuts is a nightmare... Like the copy ...
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How to create a shortcut in the launcher with specific enironment variable?

I want to start emacs with LANG environment variable set to en_US.UTF-8, and I don't want to affect other programs. In terminal, it could be realized using LANG=en_US.UTF-8 emacs. Then I created a ...
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What's the shortcut to open the “Insert Function” dialog?

I'm typing a function in a cell in Excel and I want to choose the arguments by hand. What's the shortcut to bring up the dialog menu entitled "Function Arguments" that appears when I click the "fx" ...
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How to create shortcut that opens Outlook PAB file (Personal Address Book)

I would like to place a shortcut on my desktop that points to my .PAB file and opens it. There is no file association for .PAB files. I tried to open with outlook.exe but that gives me an error about ...
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MS WORD How to disable Ctrl+PageDown/up going to next search result

Usualy, after performing a search in MS Word, the shortcuts Ctrl +Page up / down goes to the phrase that was searched previously. There is a way to disable it by clicking the round button under the ...
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Unmodifiable windows shortcut link : how to alter them?

Edited the question: When I launched and pinned SQL Data Compare to the quick launch bar, I noticed I could not run this program as an other user, using the Shift+Right click modification. A closer ...
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How to move target a Windows shortcut points at and allow existing shortcut work?

I would like to do the following: Create a shortcut to a folder (say mLink.lnk --> C:\tmp) This will be emailed to users Move and/or rename the folder (C:\tmp --> C:\tmp2) Setup intermediate step ...
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How to run IE from cmd adding custom letters to address predefined in shortcut

Question may be little bit complicated but let me explain. First I wanted to open certain webpage using "run" dialog and a shortcut. I have managed that using windows link pointing to IE and looking ...