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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Create Mac shortcut with a modifier key and a mouse button

I would like to be able to use the "Mission Control > Move left/right a space" commands by hitting Ctrl + the back/forward buttons on my mouse (it's not a Magic Mouse). The default keyboard shortcut ...
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Why don't external monitors have keyboard brightness controls?

I'm about to replace my Apple Cinema Display, which was fantastic for several reasons, but one of them was that you could adjust the brightness with the keyboard instead of an on-screen display. Even ...
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How to switch to next/other “set” of focusable window controls in Chrome (desktop)?

Note: Please excuse any incorrect technical vernacular. I have a workstation with keyboard-only access (no mouse), which I thought wouldn't bother me that much; I had to operate a Windows 98 setup ...
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programmatically (maybe gsettings or dconf) change shortcut for main Cinnamon menu?

I am using Cinnamon with Debian 10 stable. Opening the Keyboard GUI settings app allows me to assign keyboard shortcuts for things like Show desktop and Cycle through open windows. I noticed that I ...
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Is there any way to add a custom shortcut in Windows?

I'm trying to implement a feature by which the user can directly copy a piece of text into a specific file. (mini-clipboard type) The first thing I researched about was of creating a universal ...
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How to find user-modified registry keys or keyboard mappings on Windows 10?

I'm back on Windows (with a Surface Book 2) after many years as a software developer working on Macs or Linux. I somehow changed some keyboard mappings a few months ago, but I can't remember how I did ...
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Stop AHK from messing with dead keys

I use a spanish keyboard layout, so normally I press ´ (nothing appears on the screen), then a, to make na á. That's the normal behaviour, and one that I'm willing to keep. When I ran a AHK script, ...
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How to uncheck “safeboot” from System Configuration when only using keyboard

As stated in my previous question , I am using Windows 8.1. I do not use my laptop’s screen cause it is broken, so I use a monitor instead. So what happened was, I ran to “msconfig”, and went to the ...
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Mechanical Keyboard Issue. Buttons are being pressed as i connect it to pc

I have this Gamdias Hermes M1 keyboard. It suddenly showed some auto pressing errors for a day. I used their updater and hera software to reset the settings to default but it did not work. It felt ...
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Gnome shortcut to focus a particular screen

I am coming from i3 background, so I like to use my keyboard a lot. I recently switched to gnome and I miss one functionality. For now I place my windows on separate workspaces and displays (got 3 of ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut in Explorer (Win10)

In Windows 10 I have context menu item with which I can search selected file with the Everything app. The command of it is: "C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe" -name-part "%1" so it is ...
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There is no Keyboard Layout Options in Linux Mint

After updating the packages in Linux Mint 19.3 I lost the keyboard settings . Linux Language switching shortcut didn't work anymore. I went to system settings to define new shortcuts but NO options ...
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How can I execute a Windows Store software with a command line?

Related: directly execute windows store app (has no answers. ) Hello, I am asking with the idea to change my keyboard shortcut for Media: How can I run another app when pressing the calculator key ...
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Create “Add to filename.rar” shortcut on Windows10 using AHK

I have a really simple problem which I haven't been able to find the right simple answer to. I'm working with a lot of folders. I want to improve my work speed. After selecting a folder that I need ...
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Where is the Numlock key on this ridiculous keyboard?

I am using Windows 8 (or 8.1) and I need the NumLock key so I can enter Alt codes. But the problem is that there isn't even a NumLock key, even though I looked at the keyboard. This is a Samsung ...
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OSX Keyboard Shortcut(s) stop working

Running macOS Catalina 10.15.2 on a 2019 Macbook. I use a USB keyboard. If my Macbook has been running a while, I notice that my keyboard shortcut for screen inversion, CTRL+SUPER+ALT+8, stops ...
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LibreOffice Writer: How to rapidly set some text to SMALL CAPS?

In LibreOffice Writer, whenever I need to transform some text to SMALL CAPS, I go through these steps: Select the excerpt that I need in Small Caps; Right-click on it and choose Character > ...
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Is there way to intercept a keystroke and send a different combination of shortcuts to the active software?

I'm currently working with some editing software that requires a lot of different shortcuts to achieve what I often need. I've done a bit of research and tried some tools but I wasn't able to find a ...
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Unable to login to account on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm writing this from my Windows 10 dual boot option but everything explained was done in Ubuntu 18.04 with a Mac OS Mojave theme installed and customized login background, there is only one Ubuntu ...
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Can I type backslash with UK extended keyboard (virtual) layout and US physical hardware

I have a US physical keyboard layout, with Windows keyboard set to UK extended keys. Is there a way to type backslash, despite the lack of the usual UK physical backslash button? On How can I type a ...
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What is the difference between pressing Alt+Tab and Ctrl+Alt+Tab?

When I press Alt+Tab, then I get a window to switch between windows. With Ctrl+Alt+Tab, I get the same result. What is the difference between them?
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Start application with recent document only using the keyboard

I usually use keyboard navigation, if possible. For some weeks, I have problems with selecting an application with a particular recent document from the startmenu, and I ask you for the best way to ...
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Nvidia Driver is capturing a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N)

I've Nvidia NVS (Quadro) 4200M display driver (along with Intel HD Graphics3000) in my Dell Latitude e6420 laptop. The Nvidia driver version is 22.21.13.8628 (in Nvidia Control Panel the driver ...
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Alt+` (tilde or back tick) switch windows like alt-tab in Windows 10

Peculiar that when I press Alt+tilde (tilde key just above tab key. If I type that key here, the text format is changed), I'm shown a small menu like old Alt+Tab, but it only goes one step to the ...
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Windows switch app focus through typed command (start menu, run, etc.) (like mac spotlight)

Is there a setting for start menu to achieve this or another known override? I want to switch the focus to an app window rather than opening a new window when I type the app name into the start menu. ...
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X keyboard extension (XKB) LockGroup function does not work on Ubuntu 18.04.3

I am trying to set up Group2 for my keyboard but cannot figure out what went wrong with below setup. It seems LockGroup does not switch to the next group. I tried LatchGroup and it works correctly. I ...
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Disable github focus search bar shortcut

As is described in Github - keyboard shortcuts, s is a shortcut for focusing the search bar. Is it possible to disable that feature?
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Change chrome search engine with keyboard shortcut or programmatically

Is there a way to change the chrome search engine using a keyboard shortcut? E.g. I'm using duckduckgo, and I want to switch to google search for a time, so I would press a shortcut, use google for a ...
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How can I disable bookmarking in chrome on a mac?

When using chrome on a Mac, command+D creates a bookmark. Winkey+D in windows minimizes all windows. These are, unfortunately, the same keys. Since I swap daily between Mac and Windows, I keep ...
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Where is the setting to allow me to automatically switch to a window with windows key + number?

I'm using Windows 10 on a new work laptop. From experience with my personal Windows 10 computer, I'm used to the keyboard shortcut (Windows key+N) taking me to the Nth application on the taskbar, ...
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Ctrl-Shift-N pulls up taskbar menu instead of creating new folder

For the longest time, I used ctrl-shift-n to create new folders on my desktop and in the file explorer. At some point the behaviour of Windows10 changed such that rather than creating a new folder in ...
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Outlook for Mac - Keyboard shortcut to categorise an email?

I've just moved from windows where I could assign a keyboard shortcut to my categories (Ctrl+2, etc). I'm trying to create a custom keyboard shortcut for this via System preferences -> keyboard ->...
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Is there a hotkey to change which physical screen is left/right when extending desktop to two screens?

When docking a screen to a computer, Windows "guesses" which screen is left, which screen is right. You need to move the mouse to the correct side to get to the other screen. We all know about Win + ...
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Make Right Alt + Shift change languages in Windows 10

I am - unfortunately - using Windows 10. I need to use two keyboard layouts: English-with-US-Keyboard, and Hebrew-with-Hebrew-Standard-Keyboard. I have them configured, and Left Alt + Shift switches ...
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Keyboard layout switch in fedora 31

Hi I've just installed Fedora Generic 31 Generic (x86-64) on my PC, I can't switch keyboard language with shortcuts and even can't find any setting for this. Is the any way to create shortcut for this?...
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What keyboard shortcuts take me to the desktop if I have no Windows key?

My work has provided me with a smaller keyboard with no numpad due to musculoskeletal problems. I have one at home so I didn't think this would be an issue, however the new one has no Windows key, ...
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Word 16 for Mac (MacBook Air): Shift+alt/option+Up/Down Arrow Suddenly stopped Working

I use the shift+alt/option+arrow keys to move paragraphs up and down as well as to promote/demote headings. These are the most frequent commands I use--and they have stopped working. I have checked ...
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Incompatible keys on computer keyboard? [duplicate]

I was wondering why tere are some incompatible keys combinations on the keyboard. While combinations of 8 keys are possible, some 3 keys ones are not. For examples : • W + X → impossible to ...
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Dual monitor - bring app window from monior 1 to 2 keeping focus on 2

An app window can be moved from monitor 1 to 2 by pressing: Windows+SHIFT+→ But, how can I bring an app window from monitor 1 to 2 while keeping the mouse in 2 and with another app running in full ...
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Google Chrome People menu shortcuts stopped working on MAC

I previously set MAC shortcuts for my different Google accounts in Chrome. This worked fine for a few months, and now it suddenly stopped working. Anyone has idea why? Thanks. MAC OS 10.14.6 (18G1012) ...
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How do I map middle mouse button to fn+print scrn?

I want to map my middle mouse button to fn + print scrn . Is there an easy way? How do I do that? Also, how can I reset it back if I want to.
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Remap “Get Help” fn (F1 key) to open specific app

The fn "?" (icon on the F1 key) on my laptop is useless to me, and I keep accidentally pressing it. So I want to remap it, not just disable it like here: https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/disable-f1-...
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How to assign key combination WinBtn + Arrows for End, Home, PgUp, PgDown on Kubuntu 19.10

I've bought new laptop Asus ZenBook UX433F and on it combinations Fn+Arrows (which was equialent Home, End, PgUp, PgDown on my previous laptop) assigned to non comfortable for work keys. So I tried to ...
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How to restore profile focus in Chrome 79 when switching with ⌘/Ctrl+shift+M?

As stated in How to quickly change user profile in Google Chrome?: "On Chrome 78 this keyboard shortcut opens the profile menu and focuses your previous used profile" On Chrome 79 that focus ...
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Windows Key shortcuts - can't find documentation

I use a Dell XPS 15 with Windows 10 Home, and use Win+... shortcuts all the time. When I hold down the Win key, a helper screen is displayed: I have tried holding down the Win key on other Windows ...
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In Excel, is there a shortcut to hide a wide range of columns without mouse-dragging?

I have a spreadsheet I frequently use , where I always want to hide the D:CE columns . And since that's over 40 columns, I was wondering if there was a keyboard shortcut or command to hide this more ...
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Ctrl-Shift language switching breaks all other key combinations, starting from Ctrl-Shift in KDE

If I set Ctrl-Shift to switch languages in KDE, I loose ability to press any combinations strarting from it like Ctrl-Shif-F. Why? Can we normally configure this combination without violating any ...
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What is the shortcut key to jump to the Windows Search search box in Explorer in Windows 10?

Is there a shortcut key to jump to the windows search box in Windows 10 when running Explorer.exe?
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Delete button (del button) is broken in Firefox when sites are blocked from overriding keyboard shortcuts (i.e., permissions.default.shortcuts = 2)

The default value for permissions.default.shortcuts is 0, which allows webpages to override Firefox's normal response to keyboard shortcuts. For example, Ctrl-R will normally reload the page, but if ...
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Switch to Desktop N with multiple displays

I'd like to be able to move between spaces on MacOS Mojave on one display, switch to another display, and then move between spaces there, all using the keyboard (no mouse!). I've tried using MacOS's ...

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