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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How can I determine which process owns a hotkey in Windows?

Given a hotkey, how can I find which program owns it?
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Assign a shortcut to running a script in OS X

Does OS X provide an easy way to bind key combinations to commands which are typically run on the command line? For example, is there some way to assign ⌘ Cmd+L as a global shortcut to quickly lock ...
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What are the new shortcuts for Windows 8? [closed]

I loved the keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7 (i.e. Win + ← moves a window to the left side of the screen), but I'm not sure on what some of the new ones might be for Windows 8. What are all of ...
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How can I control the master volume in Windows 7?

Some keyboards have volume controls on them that can be pressed anytime to control the master volume. My keyboard does not have that. Is there a way that I can create a key macro that will work like ...
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How can I open a command prompt in current folder with a keyboard shortcut?

How can I open a command prompt in current folder with a keyboard shortcut in Windows 7? Is there any way to implement this? I think Autohotkey could do this, but don't know how.
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Switch between windows on Mac OS X?

On Windows when I do alt+tab I can switch between windows. If I have 5 firefox windows open then using alt+tab will switch between them. On my MacBook, cmd+tab switches between applications, not ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift keyboard layout switch (for the same input language) in Windows?

In Windows (XP at least), when there are two or more keyboard layouts for the same input language, pressing Ctrl+Shift switches the keyboard layout. Where can this be disabled or changed to another ...
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Possible to “snap” top/bottom instead of just left/right in Windows 7?

In Windows 7, I know you can do Windows + Left to put a window in the left half of the screen. Is there a feature that will do top and bottom?
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How to forbid keyboard shortcut stealing by websites in Firefox

Many websites, especially everything involving rich text editing (this site is guilty as well), steal keyboard shortcuts normally used to control Firefox and make them do something else instead. It is ...
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How to modify windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts?

As a Linux user, I'm a heavy workspace user. Windows 10 has that, but I would still like to switch between them the way I do in Linux, where I use ctrl+alt+right or left to switch between workspaces. ...
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Is there a keystroke that can lock the Mac OS X screensaver?

On Windows I can hit Windows + L to lock my desktop. On Leopard there doesn't seem to be this capability. While I can set the screensaver to come on very quickly, I would like to hit a key combo to ...
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Why does Ctrl + V not paste in Bash (Linux shell)?

When I copy something to the clipboard and press Ctrl + V in Bash, nothing happens; However, right clicking and selecting Paste does the job. Why? Is there any reasonable issue (I'm sure there is) ...
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Minimize all windows on the active monitor

I'm looking for a way to use a keyboard shortcut to minimize all the windows on the monitor that currently has my mouse on it. I found this page: http://vbcity.com/forums/t/163339.aspx but that ...
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Can I make Ctrl+Alt NOT act like AltGr on Windows?

Many applications like Google Docs use Ctrl+Alt shortcuts like Ctrl+Alt+2 for heading 2, Ctrl+Alt+m for comments etc. However, in case of international keyboards' layouts, Ctrl+Alt is mapped to AltGr, ...
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Starting application with custom keyboard shortcut

Mac OS 10.6 has a "Keyboard Shortcuts" preference pane in System Preferences. It lets you add new entries, but they don't seem to work. Is this the correct way to add hotkeys? For instance I would ...
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In Mac OS, what is the keyboard shortcut to switch between windows of the same application?

I often use the Cmd+Tab shortcut to switch between different applications (for example: Xcode and Google Chrome), but is there a shortcut to switch between different windows of the same application (...
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What keyboard shortcuts move, resize, and maximize windows under Mac OS X?

I just checked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_keyboard_shortcuts but the following "Window management" entries are blank for Mac OS X: Move the focused window Resize the focused window ...
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Keyboard shortcut to minimize Remote Desktop

Is there a way, using the keyboard, to switch from a maximized (full screen) Remote Desktop Connection back to the main computer? I have about 4 Remote Desktop connections that I am switching between ...
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Shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between same application's windows, like Cmd + ` in OS X

Is there a shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between windows in a given application only? I very much like this feature in OS X; what is its equivalent in Windows?
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Is there a shortcut for creating a new file?

I haven't seen any shortcut for creating "A New Text Document" or any file. Is there any?
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How to fill a large series (over 10,000 rows) in Microsoft Excel without dragging or selecting cells?

I have more than 10,000 rows of data I need to do some calculations on one column of the data. I have made the calculation in one cell and now need to fill the formula for the calculation and all the ...
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CTRL-Space always toggles Chinese IME (Windows 7)

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate (w/ SP1), and have multiple UI languages installed - mainly for screenshots etc. Among them are Chinese (traditional) and Chinese (Simplified), which insist on hooking ...
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How to disable the Option-Space key combination for non-breaking spaces?

How to disable the annoying Option-Space key combination for non-breaking spaces? This is very very annoying in Eclipse or the terminal as I often type the non-breaking space instead of a regular one....
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How can I move around the bash commandline efficiently?

So I use the up in my shell (Bash on OSX or Ubuntu, mostly) but some of the time I know that I want the stuff after the cursor's current location. Is there any way to have the line I'm on complete ...
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Tab + Enter no longer taking me to first Google search result in Chrome

As the title says; I used to be able to press Tab+Enter in Chrome to take me to the first search result. This now only works if I am not signed in to my Google account. When signed in, I can't do it. ...
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Windows 10: Change shortcut keys to switch between desktops [duplicate]

In Windows 10, the shortcut keys for switching virtual desktop are ctrl + win + right / left arrow. I'd like to simplify it, by changing it to ctrl + right or left arrow key only. How can I do this?
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How to access the system tray using the keyboard?

Is there a way I can access the system tray items using the keyboard in Windows XP?
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Equivalent of Win-L on Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a keystroke that can lock the Mac OS X screensaver? What is the equivalent of the shortcut Win + L on a Mac? Eg. the shortcut to lock the computer when you go away ...
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How to change office shortcuts?

My office is not in English, so to save the document the shortcut is Ctrl B. For me this should be bold, how can I change the mappings to the same as the English version? Is there a file I can ...
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How can I disable selected Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a way to disable certain Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts? Specifically, in this case, I want to disable Alt+Space and WinKey+Space.
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How do I get the list of defined shortcut keys in the Start menu?

How can I find out which keyboard shortcuts are defined inside the Start menu? And what shortcuts they are assigned to? Platform: Windows XP SP2 64 bit. Example: I open my main Visual Studio ...
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Launch an OS X app with a keyboard shortcut

I would like cmd+F3 to open an application. How do I do that? I tried adding a service, but services can't be bound to this combination for some reason.
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How do I remap multi-key sequences to individual keys?

I just bought an IBM Model M keyboard. While awesome, it lacks a windows key and multimedia keys. While there are many programs out there that can map one key to another, or one key to a key sequence, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to unhide or unminimize a window in OS X

I know how to Hide (Cmd+H) or Minimize (Cmd+M) a focused window in OS X, but I can't find a keyboard shortcut or even a menu item to restore, unhide, unminimize, or otherwise show a window that I've ...
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How to use keyboard to navigate google search results (now that instant search is dead) [duplicate]

As of today, Google Instant Search is dead. This is what it used to look like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANVT56wlmTo I never cared much for the instant display of results while I typed. ...
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Windows utility to render which key I am pressing on-screen [closed]

I'm giving training to a large group of people remotely and will be covering a number of application shortcut keys. I've seen MousePose's on-screen display of keystrokes; is there a similar product ...
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Enter to open a file in Finder

I find the Cmd + O shortcut to open a file in Finder unintuitive. Does anyone know how to change it? I'd like to set it so that enter opens a file instead of going into rename mode.
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How to change shortcut key for switching between virtual desktops in windows 10?

In linux I use a shortcut to switch between 4 workspaces: win+1/2/3/4. I would like to have something like this in Windows 10. UPDATE SOLUTION 2017, WINDOWS 10x64 Update your windows version to ...
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Mac-like alt-tab replacement for Windows 7? [closed]

Is there an alt-tab replacement for Windows 7 that works in the same manner as command-tab and command-tick (tilde) on OS X? Requirements: 1. Completely keyboard-shortcut-based, no mouse action ...
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Compose key on Windows

On Linux, the Compose key is a great way to enter many symbols. E.g. em-dash — by pressing Compose then - - - ö by pressing Compose then : o Euro € by pressing Compose then C = (The Compose key ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to “unselect” in Windows Explorer?

If I've got a file (or files) selected in Windows Explorer, the only way I've found to "unselect" them is click with the mouse on some empty space. I thought Esc would do this, but it doesn't. Also ...
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slow windows desktop keyboard shortcuts

I've got a couple of shortcuts on my desktop and on some of them I've configured the "Shortcut key" to a keyboard combination. For example I have a shortcut pointing to d:\documents\todo.txt and I've ...
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How do I prevent pages I visit from overriding selected Firefox shortcut keys?

In Firefox, how can I prevent pages from overriding Firefox built-in keyboard shortcuts through Javascript on a per-key basis? Preferably on a per-site basis, too? The most frustrating override is the ...
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Excel keyboard shortcut to copy/fill down for all cells with non-blank adjacent cells?

I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut that will duplicate the functionality available by double-clicking the "handle" in the bottom-right corner of a cell. Is there something that can do this, without ...
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How do you customize Excel 2010 keyboard shortcuts?

How do you customize Excel 2010 keyboard shortcuts? This article from microsoft.com provides instructions for "Microsoft Office 2010" but seems only apply to Word, not Excel. http://www.microsoft....
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Simulating the Windows key on an old keyboard

I'm using a very old keyboard that doesn't have a physical Windows key — it does have a 5/180° connector and an AT/XT switch on the back — but I don't want to completely miss out on the ...
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Why does CTRL-click not open some links in a new tab?

Sometimes while browsing, I'll ctrl-click a link to open it in a new tab. However, instead of opening in a new tab, it gets clicked and browsed to in the current tab as if I had clicked it normally ...
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Disable the Command-Backspace “Move to trash” keyboard shortcut

I use Preview to view PDF files (duh) and sometimes annotate them as well as search them profusely. I keep using the Command-Backspace combination to try to delete the current line I'm writing in the ...
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Are there any keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 developer preview's virtual desktops (“Task View”)?

I just installed Windows 10 developer preview but can't figure out how to cycle through the new virtual desktops with the keyboard. I'm looking for the following shortcuts if they exist: Switch to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to quickly jump to the URL address field in Firefox

In Firefox I very often want to quickly enter a new URL in the address field. Therefore it would be very nice to be able to quickly jump to the URL address field with a keyboard shortcut! Today I must ...

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