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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Windows 10 Start-Search not behaving well

I've made a habit of making a 'Search Helpers' folder and dropping it in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Search Helpers. I fill this folder with shortcut icons to make Start-...
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Sublime text keyboard shortcut binding not functioning

Following the instructions here, I've set up a new installation of SublimeText for use with R. I have no other SublimeText plug-ins installed. The keyboard shortcuts that are setup using the ...
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Google Search Engine Results Page Keyboard Navigation

I am aware of the answer provided here. If you browse an official discussion, the only answer that can be found is also to switch on Instant search. I have a few problems with this. The main one is ...
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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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Same keyboard shortcuts for Notepad++ as in Eclipse

As a regular Eclipse user I found it very useful to adapt keyboard shortcuts to match the Eclipse ones (Such as this one: How do I make Notepad++ delete lines like Eclipse does?) However, as manually ...
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Disable Option-Click download in Chrome

I frequently use Cmd+click in Chrome to open a link in a new window. But sometimes my finger slips and I accidentally press the Option key instead of Cmd, which is the shortcut for downloading the ...
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How to change Windows 10 “Best Match” recommendation

Windows 10 (and various Windows before it) includes a short cut for opening programs by pressing on the Windows Key then typing the program you want to open. This typically works very well, but I've ...
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Making always-on-top windows follow the same MRU order as other windows

Note: I'm using Windows 7 with the classical alt-tab style, ie the registry key AltTabSettings set to 1. I want to use MRU (most recently used) ordering of windows in the alt-tab list. However, ...
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Command-L “Clear to the previous mark” equivalent in iTerm2

In Mac OSX there is the command-L command to "clear to the previous mark" I was curious if there is a command equivalent to this in the iTerm2 terminal because I would like to switch over, but I use ...
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OSX shortcut for switching input language working erratically

I'm using the keyboard shortcut option+shift+command+L to select the next source in the input menu. When I'm doing language work I frequently have to switch between Arabic and English keyboard layouts/...
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Konsole page up/down keyboard shortcut

In CentOS 4.6, Shift+PgUp browses half-page up and Shift+ mouse wheel up is one-page up. Is there a keyboard shortcut to do a one-page up? How would I set Shift+PgUp to browse one-page up?
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What keyboard shortcuts would let me temporarily change the font size in a MobaXterm terminal?

I was excited to learn that you can hold down Ctrl and use the scroll wheel on the mouse to change the font size in MobaXterm. Later, I thought I found a key combination that did the same thing, but I ...
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How to focus addons icons in the toolbar in Firefox via keyboard?

To get to the addons on my Firefox's toolbar, I have to point and click on their icons to open their menus or dialog boxes I want to focus these various add-on's icons that are actually in the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to extend to 2nd monitor in vmplayer?

I am using Vmware player and my host OS is Windows 8 (guest OS is Lubuntu 14.04). I removed the top bar of my VMplayer because I found it annoying. I did this by going into C:\Users\{your_username}\...
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Intel HD Graphics - how to create a keyboard shortcut to switch profiles?

I have defined 2 different profiles in Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel. I would like to be able to switch between those profiles with an icon shortcut or keyboard shortcut. Does anybody know ...
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remap specific key combination in one application only (Mac OS X)

I have a Mac (specifically Snow Leopard), so I'm used to Cmd+* to do things. My mail, for bold, underline, and italics, uses Ctrl+b/u/i instead of Cmd+b/u/i. How can I remap these three key ...
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arrow keys not working in Java application when using xmodmap

I've defined my keyboard mapping using xmodmap and it works beautifully with my browser and the rest of my software except java applications. I tried switching the AWT_TOOLKIT to Mtoolkit instead but ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Super + M Shortcut

There is some crazy speculation on the super+M shortcut in Ubuntu. It does 2 things: 1. Either invert the whole screen 2. Open that small Envelope Menu containing mail & chat notifications now, ...
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True Copy/Paste shortcut remapping in X11

Can I use CMD-C and CMD-V to trigger the X11 clipboard functionality? I do not want to remap CMD to send CTRL. This is not just about ergonomics and muscle memory. Existing answers seem to ignore the ...
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Paste in Nano is not working

I used Ctrl+Shift+6 to select a block of text in Nano, then cut it with Ctrl+K.  This successfully removed the text from my buffer. But when I do Ctrl+U to paste what I had cut, nothing is pasted. ...
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How to paste in windows wsl without using mouse?

Recently I installed Ubuntu WSL in windows, but I can't paste text to the terminal using keyboard(like ctrl+v before). I can use right click to paste, but it's just inconvenient. Is there a way that I ...
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When did the “redo” keyboard shortcut change from Ctrl + Y to Ctrl + Shift + Z?

For the longest time in my childhood, Ctrl+Z was undo and Ctrl+Y was redo. I remember at some point, some pieces of software started doing Ctrl+ShiftZ for redo, and I found it very jarring at the ...
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-keyhook parameter is not working with VcXsrv on Windows 10

I am running Xfce in Full-Screen mode using Windows Subsystem for Linux and VcXsrv. I'd like to use Alt + Tab to alternate between open Xfce programs. However when I press Alt + Tab it triggers ...
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How do I mark email as read when put into Archive on Outlook?

I'm using macOS 10.12.1 with Outlook 15.28.1. Is there a setting or simple solution to mark emails as read when I archive them? For now, I know I'm able to: Mark as read with Cmd+t Move to Archive ...
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Change cmd + f behavior in macOS Sierra

When searching for text in macOS apps (Chrome, Sublime, etc.), cmd + f opens search/find (or whatever it's called) with the previous search filled in. Is there a way to change this behavior to make ...
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Powershell context menu shortcuts such as CTRL+M don't work

I often use the mark function in powershell. The context menu says that the short-cut is Ctrl+m. However, pressing Ctrl+m doesn't seem to work. It just inputs ^M. The strange thing is that Ctrl+c ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working when MSWord is open since Anniversary Upgrade

This turns out to be very hard to Google, for reasons that will become clear: I am using Windows 10. I have several keyboard shortcuts that open various programs. For example Ctrl-Alt-M opens a ...
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How to disable XFCE4 keyboard shortcuts in application?

I use Clion IDE when coding on my Arch Linux and I use XFCE4 DE. Some keyboard shortcuts conflicts with IDE shortcuts thus, making the window manager prefered. Is there a way to disable all keyboard ...
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Is it possible to remap the “Hide Window” shortcut in Mac OS X?

Is it possible to remap the “Hide Window” shortcut in Mac OS X? I know about the possibility to remap just about any shortcut in the System Preferences that are either built in or just available in a ...
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Edit address of autocomplete suggestions in Safari 8

When you start typing in Safari's "omnibar" you get suggestions based on search results and your bookmarks and history. I often find myself needing to change a small portion of the suggested url; say ...
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Shift+Scroll in Firefox goes through history

Most programs allow you to Shift+Scroll to scroll horizontally in a window. Google Chrome does this, my editors do this, most programs do this. Firefox is smart and uses Shift+Scroll to go through ...
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How to restore Eclipse shortcut keys from exported .CSV?

You can simply export your shortcuts settings in Eclipse going to Window > Preferences > General > Keys > button Export CSV... But how to restore shortcuts from this csv?
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Chrome: Submit form in new tab with keyboard

Google Chrome/Chromium allows you to submit a form in a new tab by middle-clicking the submit button. Is there a keyboard shortcut or extension that allows this by using the keyboard only? In Opera, ...
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Open new chrome window on monitor my mouse is currently in, OS X 10.9

I have two monitors. If I'm using Chrome on both monitors (two windows), and I close the window on monitor A, focus changes to monitor B. Then, when I open a new tab using Command+T, the window opens ...
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Remove a Global Hotkey

This question is very similar to Delete Global Hotkey however requires a different solution. I know which application created the global hotkey. This application does not have any settings which ...
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Create a keyboard shortcut that maps to the down/up arrows on the keyboard in Fedora

I would like to map Alt+N and Alt+P to the down arrow and up arrow, respectively. I want to do this because various popup dialogs in eclipse require the user to type the arrow keys and no shortcuts ...
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How do you set keyboard shortcuts in GNOME 3 using gsettings or libgnomekbd?

I want to write a GNOME Shell extension that sets some useful keyboard shortcuts when it loads, in particular those related to switching workspaces. I know how to set these easily from system settings,...
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OSX Second Keyboard

Adobe Lightroom and Ableton Live are two applications that really benefit from keyboard shortcuts. I got an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard with the intention of using it for dedicated shortcut keys for ...
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Sublime Text: Keyboard shortcut for close all other tabs?

If you right-click a tab name you have three options for closing: Close Close others Close tabs to the right If you go through the default shortcuts you'd see only the first is possible using the ...
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Select Non-Adjacent Files on MacOS Using Only the Keyboard

I'm a technology instructor for the visually impaired. On Windows, I'm able to select non-adjacent files using the keyboard by pressing control + up/down arrow keys to get to the next desired file ...
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Windows keyboard shortcuts won't work in Remote Desktop

I'm fairly familiar with Windows remote desktop. Normally, I have "Apply Windows key combinations:" set to "On the remote computer" so that Alt+Tab, Win, etc. are all passed to the machine I'm ...
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Why aren't some UAC prompts immediately keyboard-navigable by default?

Is there a way to force all Windows 10 UAC prompts to be immediately keyboard-navigable by default? When UAC prompts pop in Windows 10, my preference is to use the keyboard to choose (tab/shift-tab + ...
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Thunderbird keyboard shortcut to switch dictionary language

As a non-American I write emails in multiple languages. In the newest releases of Thunderbird the add-on Dictionary Switcher is no longer supported, so I would like to just add a shortcut for cycling ...
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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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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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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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How do I properly re-send a process to background after fg in Linux

In my remote terminal I have put in background the following running Linux process dd if=/dev/sda3 | gzip -1 - | pv | ssh user@.rsync.net dd of=image.gzin Ctrl+Z bg disown pid1 pid2 pid3 pid4 (4 ...
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Firefox: how to change exit shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+Q) for 57+?

I use Ctrl+Shift+Q for other purpose, so when I use it, the Firefox would close all things which is very annoying for me. I tried to change the short cuts, but Firefox suggests Saka Key at https:/...
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Is it possible to send the equivalent of an ALT+F4 to a windowed Remote Desktop Connection?

I'm already aware that you can send all the following, but how do I send an ALT F4? CTRL+ALT+END CTRL ALT DEL ALT+PAGE UP ALT TAB (more or less) ALT+PAGE DOWN ALT SHIFT TAB (more ...
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GNOME maximize window hidden shortcut

Upon configuring my keyboard shortcuts for my gnome desktop, I discovered, that I cannot get rid of a hidden shortcut for maximizing the focused window with Super+Up. I am using on GNOME Shell 3.24.2 ...

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