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Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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Can't use ctrl+shift+u in RStudio

I can enter Unicode codes just fine in every other application I use but if I try it inside RStudio, it shows the underlined 'u' but then ignores it and treats whatever follows as plain text. I've ...
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Select full word in iTerm2 using alt + shift + arrow behavior similar to vscode and other editors

Followed this answer Select full word in iTerm2 using alt + shift + arrow and its functional, I would prefer it to behave like vscode, atom, and sublime if possible. Desired Behavior: Actual ...
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CentOS 7 - Keyboard Settings won't apply, to allow the locking of a user session

I'm currently unable to cause the computer to lock as per using the Windows+L key combination on a Windows system. Going to Applications > System Tools > Devices > Keyboard shows the keyboard ...
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Ctrl+Shift+Right arrow pins the Excel window to the right-hand side of the screen

I am running Windows10 and for some reason, I cannot use the Ctrl+Shift+Right arrow to select all data. Arrow down works fine, but the right arrow simply pins the Excel window to the right-hand side ...
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How to use the keyboard shortcut in anki to enter a LaTeX equation?

Anki's dialog for entering cards has a shortcut to enter a LaTeX equation. In the menu (far right of the menu bar) it's labelled Ctrl T, E. What does that mean? What keys do I have to press in what ...
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How do I prevent Windows 10 from showing recent files when I press 'Win + Tab'?

I'm using Windows 10 and whenever I press 'Win + Tab' to switch between desktops, I see a list of my recent files. How do I turn that off?
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Rebind media control buttons in linux

A extension i want to use cant read from media control buttons. I want to set it up like: MediaPlayPause -> CTRL+SHIFT+9. How would i go about doing this? on xev i get: KeymapNotify event, serial 26,...
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Detect WIN+PRINTSCREEN but not PRINTSCREEN

I have: Screeshoter freeware that detects PRINTSCREEN and does a screenshot Autohotkey that calls WindowsSnippingTool with WIN+PRINTSCREEN: #PrintScreen:: Run, "C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-...
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Excel 2016 keyboard shortcuts (crtl+c, v, z) super slow, not with right-click commands

I have been working on Win7+Excel 2016 for 3 years now, and I consider myself and advanced user (for the core spreadsheet functions). Just recently, I have started experiencing a very annoying 3 ...
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Visual Studio: set focus to text editor

Is there a shortcut to set the focus easily to the editor where my code is? I don‘t want to cycle through anything or hide something else, I want a direct shortcut to jump with the focus to the editor....
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VS ccode: how to customized an extension keyboard shortcut?

Example: I have installed the extension open file in app. By default, it runs application by pressing ctrl+shift+o. But I want to use another shortcut (eg: shift+f5). What is the recommended way to ...
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Tabs Outliner's “Alternative Restore” (only set with Alt-Space key) does not work with Linux Alt-Key

Tabs Outliner's "Alternative Restore" (Alt-Space only with hotkey) does not work with Linux. Sadly there is not a way to not use the keyboard. The only option the tooltip/popup/help gives is to use "...
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How do I bring multiple screen locking dialog box back to the screen in an awful and old win32 application on Windows 7?

When I use the win32 program in question the screen locks as it would with a shadow box on most modern applications, except without the shadow box and often with two over lapping dialogs that don't ...
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I can't set (left)Alt+c as shortcut for an app in Xubuntu 16.04

My system is Xubuntu 16.04 and I can't define an app shortcut using (Left) Alt+c, I don't why. I have set super key as compose key. On keyboard settings window I have several shortcuts using (Left) ...
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how to check if a keybinding is os level keybinding or application keybinding?

eg: In macOS, Command + shift + 5, screenshot utility is system level keybinding so it takes precedence over any application keybinding which conflicts with this In macOS, Control + Shift + f, ...
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This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer when using keyboard shortcut or adding time/date display [migrated]

I am an administrator on a server, but it was initially set up by someone else. When I try opening windows explorer with the shortcut windows + e I get this annoying error message This operation ...
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Keyboard shortcut to replace all gedit text editor on Window

I'm using the gedit text editor on Windows 7. I often have to replace a particular piece of text. When I bring up the pop-up window to replace using the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl + H" , it shows the ...
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How do I fix the tab rotation in Chrome?

I use a Japanese keyboard and the universal way to change tabs in any application on Mac is CMD + SHIFT + [ or ] depending on the direction. After Chrome's recent update, I noticed that this doesn't ...
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Use Apple Keyboard shortcuts on Windows

I have a PC and a Mac and I often switch between both of them. I am quite used to the Apple Keyboard (AZERTY French) shortcuts such as CMD + C/CMD + V for copy / paste Shift + Option + 5 / ° for ...
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How to add a keyboard shortcut to Firefox Quantum using the CTRL key

How do I add an keyboard shortcut to Firefox 57+ (Quantum) using the CTRL-Key? I use Windows 7, and wish to alter the key bindings to add a function not found at Mozilla's list. I tried the add ons ...
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Shortcut to resize and move a window to the upper-left corner / upper-right corner / bottom-left corner / bottom-right corner

Doing WINLEFT ARROW on application A and WINRIGHT ARROW on application B is a very cool and useful feature on Windows 7 to split the screen into 2 applications. Now that I use it everyday, I would ...
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How to find a file and its path in some nested subdirectory from a Windows command prompt?

I tried this in CMD : DIR /S DIRECTORY | FIND /I "FILENAME" ; but this only shows whether the file is found or not ; the output does not contain the Path. One way is to use EXPLORER , but I ...
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Set up a shortcut to a folder with spaces and hyphens

Hi: I am a Mac OS X user and my work offers us Microsoft OneDrive. The problem is the path name for folders stored on the OneDrive has spaces and hyphens. Like this: ~/OneDrive - My University ...
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How can I modify/disable Chrome's Emacs keybindings?

Because I am constantly switching between macOS, Linux, and Windows, I have standardized on ctrl-c for copy and ctrl-v for paste. Overriding it in macOS using System Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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What are the Byobu keybindings for “Super/Command”, “Home/End”, “PageUp/PageDown” and other keys?

I have read through the byobu sites and edited my /usr/share/byobu/keybindings/f-keys.tmux I wish to emulate iTerm2 on Mac by using CMD-D to split panes horizontally. What is the key-code for CMD in ...
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What are the Native Names for IntelliJ IDEA actions?

How to find out the native/technical names for actions? Example: In the VCS menu and also on the toolbar there is "Commit". But the native name is CheckinProject. I discovered that by mapping "...
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Workaround for changing hotkeys in Firefox Quantum

Currently there is "supported way" to change the keyboard shortcuts for FF 57+. Some further information at this reddit.com post. The issue has been entered into the the Mozilla bug report and there ...
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Any keyboard shortcut to navigate to the most recent worksheet in Microsoft Excel 2010

I'm working with a workbook which has got 11 worksheets. I have frequently switch between worksheets. Mostly I work between different pairs of worksheets. If I use the mouse, sometimes I have to ...
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How do I customize the keyboard shortcut that cycles through Firefox search suggestions?

When searching for something in the Firefox browser, I want to customize the keybindings to cycle through the pop up suggestions (see picture for reference). In Chrome, I use Control-n for down, and ...
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MobaXTerm: how to confirm using keyboard?

In MobaXTerm there are some dialogs, e.g. "do you want to close the following tabs", to be confirmed with the "yes" or the "no" button. How can I press these buttons with the keyboard? Neither Tab nor ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts for NON-UNIQUE menu items in Mac Outlook

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to "Create a task" from a message. I do NOT want to "Flag" it, flagged messages do not show up on Microsoft Todo (which I use as my task manager), but "tasks" do. ...
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Change Fn keyboard shortcuts

Just Changed my laptop to Hp Probook with a keyboard that unfortunately doesn’t have a “Shortcut Menu Key” as my previous laptop(s)… and that is driving me crazy Right now I had to shift+f10 to ...
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How to change iterm theme with keyboard shortcut?

I want to switch the theme with a keyboard shortcut but I can only find information on switching the colour schemes. I looked in the custom key mappings and the view tab on the menu bar but I couldn't ...
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How can I set keys for PgUp, PgDn, Home, End, and Delete on linux?

I have Solus installed on a MacBook Air (2008). The keyboard lacks PgUp, PgDn,Home, End, and Delete keys, so I want to assign the commands for those to KbdBrightnessUp, KbdBrightnessDown, alt+...
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i3: How to use media keys that show up on separate input device?

I've installed the i3 window manager alongside GNOME desktop on Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04. I'm having trouble getting my media keys working with a Logitech G610 keyboard. I have the following in my ~/....
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In thunderbird, what are the key shortcuts to move up and down in the folder panel?

In Mozilla Thunderbird, B and F can be used to move up and down, respectively, in the thread pane. What are their counterparts for moving up and down in the folder pane?
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Can I use Excel keybindings in Libreoffice Calc?

LibreOffice Calc has its own set of keybindings, which is different to those in Excel. Is there a "compatibility mode", or some way to match Excel's keybindings? I know I can change the bindings one ...
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How to alter program's hotkeys? (Whatsapp)

I am searching for a general solution to this question. For any given program that runs on windows 10, how I can disable or alter the hotkeys that it uses? Some programs don't let the user to change ...
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How to insert current date and time in Notepadqq (with a custom keyboard shortcut)?

Title says it all. (I appreciate that there may be more than one way of doing this and assume that it is be possible to do this in Notepadqq in the first place) Related / see also: https://...
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How do I turn filter keys on and off quicker?

I am using the keyboard repeat and pick up rate boost that goes through filter keys here: Increase keyboard repeat rate beyond control panel limits in Windows 10 However now I have to use Filter Keys ...
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Can hide Terminator but can't show it again?

I've written a short script to start vcxsrv then run bash -c -l "DISPLAY=:0 terminator" and after a moment the terminal launches, however when I toggle the hide_window hotkey in terminator (I've ...
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How do I disable my keyboard's sleep button?

I have a couple Fn shortcuts on my F1-F12 keys. F12 is the calculator, F11 puts my PC to sleep. The amounts I confuse those keys by accidents are astronomical. How can I disable my suspend/sleep key ...
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Use the “show text suggestions as I type” feature without using the mouse

I just discovered the "Show text suggestions as I type" feature in Windows 10. I enabled it in the Settings application (via Devices\Typing, Hardware, Show text suggestions as I type). I like the ...
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Binding key combination to other key

I am using i3wm on Arch and I want use Win as my mod key. This does not work, because it seems that intern that the key combination Win+Shift gives the key SunPros - keycode 138 (keysym 0x1005ff70, ...
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OSX menu titles for Shortcut

I use Japanese input method "Kotoeri" on High Sierra. And I want to set some shortcut for "Edit Text Substitutions...". Then I went to System Preferences...->Keyboard->Shortcuts, and press + button on ...
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Windows 10 desktop shortcut keys only work when a Windows folder is open

I've assigned shortcut keys to numerous application shortcuts (right click the shortcut > Properties > Shortcut tab > Shortcut key). I've been using these shortcut keys for years with no problems, but ...
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Showing join/part messages in weechat when they have been filtered

I'm using weechat with smart filter to hide join and part messages, but sometimes I would like to be able to disable the filter temporarily to see them, e.g., when I'm confused about these events. ...
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How do I copy a whole line in Notepad++ without selecting it before with a shortcut? [duplicate]

I would expect pressing Ctrl+C without having selected anything to copy the whole line where the cursor is. Unfortunately this is not the case. Is there a way to change this behaviour? Of course I ...
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Alt+Tab Prevents Return to Microsoft Office / Office Hangs

This is a weird one. I've searched and haven't found symptoms quite like this. I'm using Windows 10 Pro (version 1803, OS Build 17134.254) with the latest updates, along with Office Professional Plus ...
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Logitech K520 keyboard

For some reason the UK pound symbol has disappeared from the function and the @ symbol is only available when I use shift 2? Any ideas how to reset the keyboard? Trevor