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Is ther a way to achieve `Shift + Home` functionality on a keyboard with Home/End keys “merged” in the numpad? (without turning it off)

I recently bought a laptop without noticing the Home/End keys are "merged" with the numbers 7/1 on the numpad, respectively. I know this seems a bit nit picky of me, but as a coder you can never have ...
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Keyboard shortcut in Excel 2016 to go to copied cell

I'm looking for a handy shortcut to be able to move the active cell cursor from the currently selected cell to a previously copied cell or copied range using the keyboard in a similar way like using ...
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In Sublime Text, how can I jump and select to the next empty line between paragraphs?

In Sublime Text, what's the best way to jump between / over paragraphs? For example, if my cursor is on the empty line after bar's end statement, how do I jump to the empty line between foo and bar? ...
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Navigate folders in explorer navigation pane with arrow keys

One upon a time, if you put your focus in the navigation pane and navigated the folders with your arrow keys, it would update the folder contents view on the right. It was very useful for visually ...
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Navigate to pinned application with number > 10 in windows

I can navigate to the first ten pinned applications in application bar with keyboard: Win1 Win2 ... Win0 It is a very convinient way to instant navigation. However, I have a set of more than 10 ...
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How to disable navigation keys in Vim?

I want to disable the usual keys to navigate on a text editor that is the Up, Down, Left, and Right buttons in Vim text editor. It would enforce the vim-style HJKL keys to be used for the same ...
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checkbox highlighting in chrome

I like navigating forms in web browsers with the keyboard, but chrome is making this very difficult. Normally when you hit tab to select the next form item, a dotted rectangle or something like that ...
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Give focus to Navigation Panel in Foxit Reader with keyboard shortcut

Is there a way to give focus to the navigation side panel in Foxit (Reader 7.2.8 / Windows 8) using keyboard shortcuts only? I navigate my desktop almost exclusively with the keyboard and reference ...
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How to fix private.xml from Karabiner app for Mac OS X to enable Vim-like navigation in the Preview.app?

Background information: I would like to use h, j, k, l navigation in the Preview.app. A few months ago I found a solution here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/188301/127306. Thanks to the ...
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Adobe Reader breaks ALT+TAB when opening new file

When there is already one instance of Adobe Reader open with, say, a.pdf, and you launch another file (b.pdf) from, say, your browser, for a brief moment a.pdf is displayed while b.pdf is being ...
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Cycling through files by filename in Midnight Commander

Sorry if I should have posted this as a feature request to mc developers somewhere. This is such a common and useful functionality I assumed it ought to be there, yet I can't find it. What I want is ...
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How enable ctrl + arrow up in windows xp?

In windows 7 I can go to next (upper) folder level in explorer just press ctrl+arrow up. Is there a way to set this shortkey in windows xp?
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Openoffice or Libreoffice Writer navigation hotkey to jump to next heading

It seems like such a basic thing that there must be a way to set a keyboard shortcut for this but I can't find the option anywhere. I went to Tools > Customize > Keyboard and then under Functions in ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut to open the “new menu” (PanelUI) in Firefox 29?

I am referring to this button: (called variously as "new menu" or PanelUI, thanks ciastek!) Is this basically a mouse-only button and menu, or is there some secret way of using it with the keyboard?
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Switching to the File-In-Use dialog with the keyboard?

In Windows Vista and up, when you try to move, delete, or rename a file that is locked, Explorer will display a File In Use dialog that lets you Retry or Cancel. The problem is that this dialog is ...
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How do I switch on the backlight on the WASD Code Keyboard?

I just got a http://codekeyboards.com/ keyboard but can't work out how to switch the backlighting on. Ideas?
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Type to navigate and open anything on screen by using keyboard ? Similar to shortcatapp.com

Is there a way to let me type and navigate to anywhere on the screen ? It's definitely faster than searching for the text on the screen. On Mac, I knew there's such app: http://shortcatapp.com/ . Any ...
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How to undo accidental “mark” overwrite (instead of jumping) in Vim?

I pressed me instead of 'e and the mark "e" got overwritten with the current position, instead of jumping to it. How do I undo it?
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Accidentally set off mode that ignores keyboard input except to toggle actions, windows

Every once in a while I seem to accidentally chord something that puts Windows 7 into "be a total PITA" keyboard mode. It seems to be some kind of special keyboard navigation or command mode, where ...
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How to un-traverse a cross-reference in Microsoft Word on a Macintosh?

In Microsoft Word 2011 on Macintosh, you can insert cross-references within your document to hyperlink from one location to another within the document. Once a cross-reference is created, you can ...
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How to prevent keystroke grabbing/hijacking by websites in Firefox? [duplicate]

Some web sites (an increasing number of them these days, it seems) hijack various key combinations to perform actions within and defined by the web site itself. There's the specific example of / in ...
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Is it possible to use Windows 8 with a keyboard that lacks a start key?

I have found an old AT-era keyboard that lacks the Windows 95 “start” and “app” keys. It has a great click mechanism and that is the reason I would like to use it. The problem is to operate Windows 8 ...
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Reposition mouse to window in focus? (ie. after cmd + tab)

I've got 2 external monitors connected my Macbook Pro Retina, totalling 3 screens. I often switch between windows and need the mouse to click something. I'd love a way to say center the mouse ...
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caret navigation (getting a text cursor) in Google Chrome?

I use Google Chrome on OSX. Is there a way, within the browser, to get a text cursor that will allow me to navigate through text, selecting and copying text using only the keyboard? I've looked at ...
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How to expand dropdowns in IE?

In most Windows applications, you can use F4 to expand a currently focused dropdown. How do I do that in IE? F4 focuses on the address bar.
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Change Properties accelerator in windows 8 context menu

In windows 7, when you right click a file and press r it opens the file's properties window. With my new windows 8 (en-GB) install, the keyboard accelerator has changed to o. This is inconvenient for ...
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Add Firefox “/” and “'” keyboard shortcuts to Chrome?

I very recently switched to Chrome, and it generally works fine, but my last problem with it is lack of / and ' shortcuts. For those that don't know: / is more or less like ctrl-f ' is like /, but ...
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Navigate between text boxes in PowerPoint 2010

I want to navigate between text boxes (for example, title and body, or between more body boxes) within a slide in PowerPoint 2010 using the keyboard, but I can't figure out how to do that. According ...
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Win+1,2,3, etc. equivalent for Mac OS X

My Question: Is there an equivalent keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to the windows one where you type Win+1 and it will launch the first application in your taskbar (see the first shortcut mentioned in ...
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irssi keybinding: backward_word/forward_word

I'm currently experimenting with irssi as my irc client of choice and I'm getting along pretty well. BUT there is one thing I still need to get done. Somehow it isn't possible for me to use the usual ...
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How to use redhatlinux without mouse?

Scenario: I like to use the Red Hat Linux without the the usage of mouse ,usually we use some shortcut keys to use in Windows and Mac operating systems! What i require? How can i use the Red Hat ...
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Force caret / focus somewhere in the current viewport while browsing the page

Note: this is strictly Firefox question, as I have way too many addons to switch. However, if you know if I can do it in the other browser, your posts are welcome as well. I am trying to switch to ...
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How to Auto-Select Only Window in Expose (OSX Lion)

Exposé doesn't automatically set focus on any window when called. Can this be changed? Background: Normally a Windows/Cygwin user, but I've migrated to Lion because it's desktop + multi-touch works ...
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OS X Lion, use tab key to cycle through UI elements [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you use a Mac without a mouse? OK, at first I thought this was how all Macs were. But I recently have gotten my hands on another Mac, a Mac mini to be more precise, so ...
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How to define custom keys in a keyboard - Windows

I am using a laptop having Windows Vista. It lacks a numpad. But I want a numpad, without having an external keyboard, for some reason. I have a Fn key for special functions like screen brightness, ...
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OS X Finder: Arrow keys navigation in icons view

Is there a way to enable a “wrap around” arrow keys navigation in Mac Finder? Right now, I found that if I have highlighted the first or the last item in a row, I cannot use the left/right arrow key ...
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Multiple keyboard shortcuts for the same command in OS X?

I am used to doing Ctrl-Shift-Tab to cycle through tabs. I do slowly pick up the niceness about using Cmd-Shift-[ or ] to do the same on the Mac. I have currently set TextMate to take Ctrl-Shift-...
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Is there any shortcut or add-on for Firefox that would allow going back to previous view position (within the current page)?

I'm kind of missing this feature which I use all the time in Visual Studio when browsing through the code, inside my browser (it's Ctrl+-). So how is such feature supposed to work in a browser? The ...
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How to configure putty key bindings to work with cmd.exe correctly?

If putty is connected to a ssh server running on windows and cmd.exe is used as shell, the cursor keys do not work correctly. Typically you could recall old commands with cursor up/down but inside ...
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Is there a way to access the file in a “Open file dialog window” without using the mouse?

Is there a way to access the file in a "Open file dialog window" without using the mouse and/or without typing the entire filename? I was thinking of [Tab] but it doesn't work. Right now "down arrow" ...
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Why can I no longer use the PAGE-DOWN key in Firefox after upgrade on Windows 7?

I used to be able to navigate downward in web pages in Firefox on Windows 7. I just installed Firefox 4 and can no longer do this. I tried going back to version 3.6 but the problem has been carried ...
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Is there a way to use the numeric keypad in DOSBox?

Searching around Google and the DOSBox Wiki there doesn't seem to be a way to use the numeric keypad as a numeric keypad, instead it seems to behave like the arrow keys. Looking at the dosbox.config ...
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OneNote 2010 page down in long printouts makes reading difficult

When you print a multi-page document into OneNote, the pages are inserted one after another into a long column. This makes reading the text extremely difficult. Page down key would jump one screenful ...
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Flash overrides Firefox keyboard shortcuts — how to turn that off?

I often cycle through my Firefox tabs using Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab. But whenever it reaches a tab that is running a Flash (or similar) plugin, Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab won't work anymore, ...
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Control mouse with keyboard in Ubuntu

I'm looking for a program that I can use to control the mouse from the keyboard. I think a video can explain it much better than I could, so please check out Mouser from lifehacker.com: http://...
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vim navigation by linebreaks with wrap on

How can I navigate by line breaks rather than by hard breaks when wrap is turned on, so that when I go down a line I actually go down the line I see rather than the source line in the file? This would ...
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Compose new mail with Thunderbird 3 in Ubuntu 9.10 via a keyboard shortcut

Is there a way to set up a keyboard shortcut such that, after I hit it, a new mail window for Thunderbird opens up on the current viewport? Under XP I did this by using the OS's built-in mailto: URL ...
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How do you turn on the underlined characters in menus for keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7

In Windows XP, there is an option (maybe in display effects? I don't remember at the moment) to hide underlines in menus. This allows you to see the underlined characters in the application menus all ...
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Firefox: non-Vimperator way to do mouseless browsing?

Is it possible to do efficient browsing with Firefox using only the keyboard (like in Opera)? By efficient I mean something faster than using TAB - this takes far too long. The arrow keys should be ...
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Make Cmd+1..9 to switch tabs in Safari?

Is there a way to make Cmd+1 switch to the first tab, Cmd+2 to switch to the second and so on..? I'd much rather not use SIMBL..