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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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Secret Windows keyboard shortcuts?

So, my keyboard has a function key that opens Settings in Windows 10. With AutoHotKey, I discovered that the keyboard shortcut used is Win+F21. Here's the key history: VK SC Type Up/Dn Elapsed ...
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Setting Windows 10 shortcuts to my DeathAdder2013 mouse's side key

The shortcuts to change the active virtual desktop in Windows 10 are Ctrl+Win+Left and Ctrl+Win+Right I would like to bind this to my DeathAdder2013 mouse's side key. Razer Synapse did not work, ...
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Prevent Ctrl+Alt+S from trying to open HP System Information

On my HP laptop, pressing Ctrl+Alt+S in any program opens HP System Information, as well as doing the appropriate function in the active program. I use this combination a fair bit, so it's very ...
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How can I avoid conflicts in zsh keybindings?

I'd like to bind a function to CtrlgCtrlb in zsh. gb-widget() { echo "geebee" } zle -N gb-widget bindkey '^G^B' gb-widget This doesn't work with CtrlgCtrlb, but it works fine with other ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Shift shortcuts not working on Linux Mint 19

I migrated from Mint 17.3 MATE to Mint 19 MATE and my Ctrl+Alt+Shift keyboard shortcuts stopped working. Moreover, if I try to enter a Ctrl+Alt+Shift shortcut in mate-keybinding-properties, the Alt ...
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Defining applications for VK_LAUNCH_APP1, VK_LAUNCH_APP2 keys

Predefined Accelerator Keys are listed here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/windows/predefined-accelerator-keys Of those VK_LAUNCH_APP1, VK_LAUNCH_APP2, maybe also VK_LAUNCH_MAIL and ...
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MS Excel: How to use format painter with just the keyboard?

If you want to paste a format, you can copy and use the keyboard shortcut to paste special (Ctrl + Alt + V). MS Excel also has a useful format painter tool. You can select it using a keyboard shortcut ...
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VirtualBox: avoid processing some keystrokes

I am running Linux (Mint) in a VirtualBox VM, inside a Windows 10 host. I would like some keystrokes to be ignored by VirtualBox. Specifically, I would like this to work: Switching Virtual Desktops ...
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What is causing my meta key to get stuck to “down” in Arch Linux (KDE)?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 710 15-ISK, running Aptergos Linux, which to my understanding is Arch Linux in a wrapper. I chose the KDE environment. There is some strange keyboard event series that causes the ...
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How to set a hotkey for minimizing a window that's snapped to the side

On Windows 10, without snapping a window left or right, Windows key + Down minimizes a window. How do I create a hotkey that will minimize a window when the window is snapped? Clarifications: I ...
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How to send Ctrl-Ins, Shift-Ins, Shift-Del, Shift-Home, Shift-End to server using PuTTY/KiTTY

The question is raised because I cannot make sense out of combination of KiTTY + Midnight Commander's mcedit with non-persistent selection blocks. I don't want to use persistent blocks and other keys ...
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I'm trying to use my laptop keyboard for macros when and only when I have a secondary keyboard attacted

I'm trying to improve my productivity when I'm at my desk setup, and I'm too new to Linux to know what I'm doing here. OS is Ubuntu 18.04.1, and I'd love to provide any other info. It would be great ...
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Insert the current date and time (DATETIME-function) with a single shortcut into a cell in LibreOffice Calc

I know there is the CTRL + ; shortcut to insert the current date and CTRL + SHIFT + ; to insert the current time. However I have two issues with that: 1) I would like to have one shurtcut for both ...
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Disable ALT Functionality after an Application starts using AutoHotKey

I was looking for a way to disable the alt functionality that prepares a mnemonic-capable menu to be used with the keyboard, waiting for a letter to be pressed but, apparently, this isn't possible by ...
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In MS Word, how to move a word or selection to the right or left

I know how to select a word or phrase with CTRL+⇧ Shift+→ Right Arrow or character wise with ⇧ Shift+→ Right Arrow. My question is: How do I move a selection within the text, within the paragraph, to ...
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How to automate button clicking sequence in Eclipse to Stop Tomcat, Re-Build and Deploy

The following, is my work-flow: Please See Reference Image Here. I write code. I stop the Tomcat server by pressing button #2. I re-build/compile the project by pressing button #3. I start the ...
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Change keyboard shortcuts in Win10

So I came across this post when trying to change my hotkeys for changing the keyboard layouts. For some reason Microsoft decided that only the left alt+left shift is possible for changing layouts. Is ...
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Windows individual language shortcuts do not reliably work

Update: The problem is rather different than it seemed when this problem was first posed. The particular languages which work seem to depend on the mood of my computer with no particular rhyme or ...
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Create a cmd shortcut which opens URL with lot of query string

Well I have created cmd shortcut to open multiple URL in chrome START https://mywebsite.com/something/morething/abc.html Above one works fine, but this does not when url is longer and having ...
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Japanese input for mac deleting text with shift

I have my macbook's keyboard setup such that it types Japanese using a latin layout, converts automatically to hiragana / katakana / kanji without shift pressed, and converts to just katakana with ...
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How do I hide/unhide the taskbar using a keyboard shortcut manually in Windows 7?

I want to use a keyboard shortcut (if possible one which I can choose myself) to manually hide/show the Windows taskbar in Windows 7. I prefer a manual way to set up the shortcut. If this is not ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Within Context Menus (Windows 10)

So I just created a file on my desktop with a new extension, and this is what its context menu looks like: I can bring up the context menu with the menu key on my keyboard, and I can actually select ...
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Remote Desktop: how to switch between monitors?

How can I switch between monitors on a remote connection? Typical scenario: imagine yourself in a conference room with one single big display. Therefrom, you remote into your two-monitor rig, and ...
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Are there keyboard shortcuts for accessing results from Firefox's Awesome Bar?

I usually hit CTRL-L to focus on the awesome bar and then type * foo to get to my bookmark called "foo". It invariably comes up as the second result or maybe third. Is there a quick shortcut to pick ...
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Keyboard shortcut to copy from below in Excel (opposite of Ctrl+D)

Is there a way to copy a value from below a cell range to the cell range above it? Something opposite of Ctrl+D. Say I have a value in A10 and I want to copy the value in A10 to the cells from A5:A9. ...
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Why am I unable to use Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown to switch between tabs in Excel Power Pivot (2016)?

When I open the Power Pivot window, I cannot use the Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown shortcuts to switch between tabs. If I switch to another window (Alt+Tab) and then switch back to Power Pivot window, I ...
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Break and Pause key substitutes on HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (2017)

I'd like to be able to press a Break and/or Pause key on a HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (2017) laptop. I'm running Windows 10. They keys aren't present on this laptop, so I'm trying to find a key ...
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Make Ctrl+Backspace delete previous word in Windows Explorer

I love how in text editors and internet browsers the Ctrl+Backspace hotkey will delete the previous word typed. It is a feature I use a lot. However, I keep accidentally trying to use it in Windows ...
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Need to send keystrokes into a Citrix window

Client just got a new system. They're connecting to a program through Citrix. I don't know the exact details but basically the call center connects to a VDI, and then opens the application. The ...
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How to disable CTRL+LALT shortcut for typing national characters [duplicate]

Some languages use combination RALT+LETTER to get national and special characters, ex: RALT+U may result in €, depending on language settings. The same effect can be achieved by pressing LCTRL+LALT+...
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It's possible to add a Key to a layout of the keyboard?

I want to add a key to a layout. I have an en-US keyboard layout, and I want to add this letter "ñ" and this one "Ñ" to the N key. It's possible to add this key by pressing ALT+N (ñ) and ALT+SHIFT+N (...
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Better Excel shortcut for current time

Is there a way I can set an easier shortcut for the current time in Excel? I know about "ctrl+shift+;" but I need something that can be used with one hand. Ideally if I could set up and F key to add ...
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Linux-like ^A (ctrl-a) in Cygwin

I've installed the latest Cygwin on Win10. Out of habit on *nix, I find myself hitting ^A to go to the beginning of the current line, but the default (hopefully modifiable) behaviour is that it ...
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How to change some key mapping on keyboard [duplicate]

I'm on italian keyboard, accessing ` and ~ is so frustrating (I have to enter alt 96 and alt 126), but I have also a useless § key (shift + ù). What I'd like to do is to "add a layer" to \ key so ...
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Windows 10 disable specific input language from switching shortcut

On Windows 10 I frequently use [Win Key] + Space to switch between input languages which is great. I have 3 input languages installed, so hitting that combination each time switches between each one. ...
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Firefox GCLI (internal command line) won't open

I’m used to pressing Ctrl+F2 to open the graphical command-line interpreter in Firefox. This is useful for taking screenshots of webpages and for restarting the browser when I’ve opened a ridiculous ...
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Is there a way to map caps lock to switch keyboard layout on MS-Windows 10?

pretty much the title. I searched a bit, but all I could find is the standard settings. I come from Linux, where this thing is built in, but I expect there is some tool I can use to achieve this.
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Cycling through open windows in a desktop in windows 10 without thumbnailing

Is there any way in windows 10 to define a keyboard shortcut that would allow the user to cycle through open windows in a given virtual desktop, while keeping the windows in their original sizes? So ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch to specific app in OS X

In Windows, I can switch to an open app, or an app that has a shortcut pinned to the taskbar, using the shortcut Win+{num}, where num is the index of the app in the taskbar. For example, if I've ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open PowerShell from the Desktop

I know there is a keyboard shortcut to run PowerShell from the File Explorer as explained here: Open Powershell as Administrator at Current File Explorer Directory Keyboard Shortcut (Windows 10) But ...
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set “change input source” shortcut from terminal

I would like to have the defaults terminal command to set the keyboard shortcuts for selecting the next or previous input sources for the keyboard. They can be changed graphically via system ...
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Disable Alt+` keyboard Shortcut in Linux

I want to use Alt+` key for my editor Now when I press Alt+` it will show the current tab of the active window.
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Bash vi mode: simulating Enter in binding

I have a function fh() in my .bashrc. I want to bind Ctrl-F in vi-insert-mode to run this function. I have tried bind '"\C-F":"fh\n"' This types fh into my terminal and tries to autocomplete the ...
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Chrome: Navigate to the folder with keyboard while bookmarking

I have a three- or four-level nested folder structure to organize my chrome bookmarks. When I click "bookmark", it is somewhat painful to navigate to the appropriate folder with mouse clicks. (The ...
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Windows 10 default photo viewer doesn't go through pictures using arrow keys

It used to do it without any problems before, but today it seems like arrow keys no longer work normally for scrolling through pictures in the same folder. The weird thing is, they DO work, but ...
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How to turn off/on laptop screen only with a specific keyboard shortcut on Windows 7

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x220t tablet laptop, and to extend battery life I want to turn it's LCD on and off manually with a keyboard shortcut when I desire. Surfing on the internet I came across many ...
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Defining custom keyboard shortcuts for umlauts

On Windows, I used to have an AutoHotkey script for creating umlauts on my American keyboard. It looked like this: !a:: send ä return !o:: send ö return !u:: send ü return !+a:: send Ä return !+...
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Windows 7: Create keyboard shortcut that launches “repair network connection”?

I want a virtual panic button for network disconnects and problems so I can press a key combination at any time and have the computer autodetect network problems or reset the adapter. I found this on ...
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Is there not a single alt key code combination for adding accents to Spanish characters?

So I need to write occasionally in Spanish. I was using a Spanish keyboard and this had a specific accent key which when pressed appeared to do nothing. However if you followed that key stroke by ...
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Strange behavior of MS Excel

While answering Keyboard shortcut to delete a word at a time in a cell, I found that a shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + Backspace is working for me to delete one word left to cursor position. However, when I ...