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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Mimic Macs CTRL + ARROW behavior on Windows 10

I would like to mimic the behavior of Mac's ctrl + <arrow key> on Windows 10. Particularly for the left/right arrow keys. To describe the behavior briefly for anyone who doesn't know. Say in Mac ...
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Setting a keyboard shortcut in Windows 10 which opens a particular program in the foreground without launching the same program again

I would like to have a shortcut that I set which does the following in the Windows 10: The shortcut launches the particular program that I set for that shortcut if the program is not launched ...
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Remap shortcuts per application on Fedora

I'm trying to remap shortcuts on Fedora 32 on a per-application basis. For example, I would like "Super+C" to be mapped to "Ctrl+Shift+C", but only in the terminal. I've seen a lot about writing xkb ...
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what to do if keyboard doesn't have a straight fn key lock?

I have an external keyboard for my laptop. fn key used to work perfectly fine but I think I pressed a combination that enabled fn key lock. keyboard doesn't have a button for the key lock. the thing I ...
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Unable to initiate REISUB sequence on E490 Thinkpad

The E490 Lenovo Thinkpad has no SysRq key. I have found similar posts describing other ways to initiate SysRq button. So far, I have tried these suggested combinations (all while holding left Alt key):...
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Duplicated global keyboard shortcut for CTRL + SHIFT + M on Chrome / Edge?

When I press ctrl+shift+m, with the Developer Tools panel focused, I toggle on/off Device Mode. But when the Developer Tools panel is closed, the panel for Change User Profile is displayed. Is there ...
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How can I change a Google Chrome flag with a keyboard shortcut?

How can I change a Google Chrome flag (chrome://flags/) with a keyboard shortcut? For example, I'd like to map a keyboard shortcut to set chrome://flags/ #enable-force-dark to enabled. I use Google ...
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Gnome Keyboard shortcut for Cut/Copy/Paste commands?

I do want to create a global command for Cut/Copy/Paste commands using the AddNewShortcut (+ button) from the bottom of the "Keyboard Shortcuts" of the Settings app of the Gnome shell, and I can't ...
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Paste Without Formatting won't work safari

I am able to use the "Paste Without Formatting" option in every browser except Safari. In Safari, neither the keyboard shortcut (Shift + Cmd + V) or menu>paste without formatting works. When I right-...
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What does ctrl+. (period) do in Microsoft Word?

I particularly like the keyboard shortcuts used by OneNote (and a load of other applications), but specifically the ability to use ctrl + . (control + period) to create a bulleted list. So I created ...
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How to force gsettings change layout to work in Mint

Linux Mint 19.2 Tina, Cinnamon I have a problem when I'm switching layout with Alt + Shift in some applications. Using alt+shift not only changes the language, but also loses focus from the app text ...
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Changing OS X keyboard shortcuts to match Windows for copy/paste AND switching between open apps

I want to modify my Mac OS X keyboard such that command+tab continues to be the way to switch between open applications, but also such that control+c is the keyboard shortcut to copy. Is there a way ...
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How create a Desktop and change between Desktops through shortcut keys in macOS?

I am using macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) I am able to create and move between Desktops through the F3 key and I can use the trackpad to move between the Desktops But in Windows 10 I am able to do the ...
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switch from portrait to landscape using keystroke combination?

I work with Windows 10 and 2 monitors. I am looking for a tool with which I can quickly change/switch the position (portrait / landscape) per monitor, using a keystroke combination. Does anyone know ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for google chrome's focus mode?

I want to be able to focus on the content of website without the distractions from the address bar, bookmarks, extensions, etc.,
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Shift + F10 not functioning the same as the right click context menu key on the keyboard (At least on the Task Bar)

When I press Win + T to access the taskbar and then I press Shift + F10 to get the right click context menu, it gives me this Unwanted context menu shown above whereas what I expect if I press the ...
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How do you free key combinations which are not visible in the keyboard shortcut menu, under Fedora with GNOME?

Context I would like to fully remap actions sent from my keyboard, especially to homogenize shortcuts between my desktop (GNOME), my terminal (GNOME-Terminal), my terminal multiplexer (Byobu/tmux), ...
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Shortcut for opening a particular file/app in a folder and closing the folder automatically immediately after that (Windows 10)

Let's say I have a particular Word file in a folder Downloads. I would like to go to the folder Downloads and open that particular Word file. However I will not use the Downloads folder any more and I ...
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F4 on file explorer

Does anyone know the logic of what links show up in the list on file explorer when F4 is pressed? It seems like not all recently visited locations appear?
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Changing between three languages and more in windows 10 conviniently

I'm using Windows 10 and I find myself confused every time I change between languages that have similar letters. Back then, when I had only two languages installed, switching languages via 'alt + ...
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Can't select text using keyboard in Visual Studio Code

For some reason, I can't select text using the keyboard in Visual Studio Code (version 1.45.1 on macOS 10.15.4). If I press Shift+right, the cursor moves right, but the text isn't selected. If I: ...
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Capturing special key [Browser_home] to avoid standard behaviour / Win10

Good morning, or afternoon I try to capture a key from a external keyboard that drive me crazy, everytime I "touch" (really sensitive) it opens me a blanc browser window, I think on the last session ...
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Add keyboard shortcuts to Windows+X menu

I added Windows Terminal, as well its administrator version, to my ⊞ Win+X menu using Win+X Menu Editor after following this and this How can I add a keyboard shortcut, similarly to that I can open ...
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Keyboard shortcut and right-click-menu item to ZIP all selected files/folders (with or without password)

I'd like to be able to ZIP all selected files/folders in one keyboard shortcut. How to enable this feature in Windows 7? Currently these are the options: Right-click > 7-Zip > Add to temp.zip Right-...
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Manually run macro in powerpoint presenter view

TLDR: Can't run macros from powerpoint presenter view. If you're not interested in the background, just skip right to "What is not working". I've painstakingly created some macros that I want to run ...
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VSCode keyboard binding to only close window, but close app if last window

For VSCode on Mac, I want the cmdq shortcut to both: Close one window at a time (the default behaviour is to close all of them and quit the app) Quit the app if last window closed (rewiring cmd+q ...
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Windows global shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+n hijacked by Microsoft Outlook

Running Windows 10: Similar to Windows global shortcut hijacked by Opera but the CTRL+SHIFT+N keybinding is globally bound to open up, or activate and then raise, the Microsoft Outlook window. This ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to edit comment attribute in windows 10?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to edit comment or any property of a file in windows 10. For example :- We have "F2" key for rename.
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Windows key + Enter to swap between keyboards

Prior to the big last windows update (1909) my keyboard seetings looked like this and I could easilly swap between options with Win + space Now it appears like this and the keyboard shortcut changed ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right on KDE?

I need Ctrl+Alt+ (Left/Right) to be bound to IntelliJ IDEA but something is preventing the combination to reach IDEA. I searched everywhere but I only found information about Gnome and Ubuntu, I'm ...
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Shortcut to wrap statement with Console.WriteLine

Given a statement on a single line (line 42) like: Add(1, 2); that I want to transform to Console.WriteLine(Add(1, 2)); my current workflow is to press Ctrl-G 42 Enter Shift-End LeftArrow Ctrl-X c ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to show the Mini Toolbar (formatting popup) in Word?

When we select text in Word, a small popup toolbar (called Mini Toolbar) appears. It also shows up when you right-click on the text, along the regular context menu. When I select text with (Ctrl-)...
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Accessibility: Bind meta+mousewheel to run dconf for desktop zoom

I have been working my way through setting up accessibility on Ubuntu 20.04 which uses the latest GNOME 3. Unfortunately, I did not get any response on AskUbuntu, hence I am asking here - under new ...
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VLC mediaplayer : Fast forward/backward are not working with the shortcut keys

I use the 3.0.10 latest VLC Media player. I am not able to skip forward or backward using the shortcut keys(Alt+Right or Alt+Left). If I try the shortcut keys, this make the video to start from the ...
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Why on windows 10 language change SHIFT+ALT and also ALT+SHIFT , how can I change it to only ALT+SHIFT?

The question is that I want to use only ALT+SHIFT, because, for example, in Word, if you press SHIFT+ALT you will open another feature, which will allow you to press the button instead of using a ...
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How can I set default keyboard-layout for individual applications?

How can I set default keyboard-layout for individual applications? Example: For Chrome: Russian For Visual Studio Code: English I know Windows has an auto option for this, but often it doesn't work ...
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How do I disable Microsoft Word cascade when I press enter (how to stop the text from moving)?

When I use Microsoft Word and when I am writing a document with many pages, pressing enter makes all of the remaining text onward push down in the document. I don't want the text on subsequent pages ...
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Word (2010 to 365) Keyboard Shortcuts for Headings 4-9?

We recently upgraded from Office 2010 to MS Office Professional Plus. Most of the keyboard shortcuts in Word 2010 never worked as expected, and the same is true for 2019. I.e., by typing Ctrl + Alt + ...
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How can I disable the keyboard shortcuts in Zoom on Microsoft Windows?

How can I disable the keyboard shortcuts in Zoom on Microsoft Windows? For example the keyboard shortcut for muting/unmuting the microphone is SPACE: I would like to disable it.
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macOS: How to bring a specific program forward with a keyboard shortcut?

How can I bring a specific window or program forward (and "active) with a single keyboard shortcut? I wrote an AHK script to do this on Windows: I would hotkey a window to Win+1 for example, and then ...
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Typing brackets on windows keyboard with macOS [duplicate]

I am using a Ducky One 2 external keyboard (german layout) connected via USB to a MacBook Pro. I noticed the braces are not working as expected. For example the standard key combination for curly ...
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Keyboard shortcut for enabling margins' gridlines in Word 2013?

Weird lines appeared in my .docx documents, when I open them in Word 2013: I know what those are and how to get rid of them. Here I am asking, how did I get them in the first place? Because I am ...
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How to let sudoedit source ~/.bashrc file

I have Vim shortcuts which requires me to edit the ~/.bashrc file to stop some terminal shortcuts like <C-S> - which freezes the whole terminal - so I can use them in Vim. when I open a Vim file ...
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Creating Hotkeys/Key Combination to change screen orientation on Windows 10 Pro

I know that the Intel Graphics Control Room allows the user to change the screen orientation with CRTL + ALT + Arrow Key`. Is there any way to create such a hot key on Windows 10 pro? The program ...
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Having a keyboard language not appear when switching using keyboard shortcut

I'm using Windows 10 and have two languages (English, Hebrew) which I use all the time, so I'm using the Alt+Shift keyboard shortcut to switch between one and the other. I lately started studying ...
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Windows 10: Shift+Tab not working

On a Windows 10 box, I found that I can't send Shift+Tab to (at least some) applications, such as Notepad++. I am using that machine remotely via a VNC session (Remmina client under Xubuntu, the ...
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What is the opposite command to `CTRL + L` in a browser? [duplicate]

In most browsers (like Chrome, which I use) CTRL + L will take you to the address bar. Is there a shortcut for going back to where you were before clicking CTRL + L? Example. I am writing a message. ...
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Sending sysrq through the picocom or TigerVNC

I have some VM on qemu, which occasionally freezes. Thus I need some way to send sysrq to my VM. I use both TigerVNC and picocom, but the appropriate hotkeys (e.g. Alt + PrtScr + B) don't work. ...
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Selecting random folders using Keyboard only

What I wish to do while selecting. Clicking by pressing Ctrl Trying to do it with keyboard. Using the Shift and arrow keys Using Ctrl to skip a folder and pressing Shift to select the required one....
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How to enable a hotkey in Windows 10 to launch the LastPass Desktop app (like on macOS)?

I use the LastPass password manager on both Mac and Windows. The Mac version has a default keyboard shortcut/hotkey to open the app and enable you to search for the password you need (COMMAND-SHIFT-L ...

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