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Make shift key behave like on the iPhone

On the iPhone, after pressing the shift key, the next letter will be capitalised regardless of whether shift is held down or not. Is there a way to make the shift key on my mac behave similarly? I am ...
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How can shift page number all the way to the edge of the margin in Excel 2007?

I need to move page number from here to here Is that possible in Excel 2007? I'm not even sure what to search. To be clear, I know how create page numbers and how to position them in the basic sense....
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Unable to make capital "n" using the left "shift" and the capital "m" with the right "shift"

Yesterday I removed and put back after 5 minutes the battery of my ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580GD with win10 64bit. Laptop is 5 years old, never had a problem. After that, everything seems to work ...
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How is the Shift Lock light wired?

I have had a problem with my laptop keyboard for months now. In short, it starts and stops working with little or no warning, and when it works, it has some strange glitches. I assumed a faulty wire, ...
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Problems with the laptop's default keyboard if pressing the shift key doesn't work normally

The problem arose at a time when I was still using Windows 7. I'm not sure if the problem is really my Windows 7 setup. When I use my Toshiba laptop's default keyboard, from 2010 (it seems) and the ...
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strange behaviour when shift delete in windows explorer

I am getting some strange behaviour when trying to shift delete in file explorer. Usually, I get the normal behaviour. I press shift delete and it perm deletes the file. If it's big enough, or there ...
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Sharing Microsoft Teams Shift across organization

I created a shift for my team using Microsoft Corp Shift app on Teams. It works great within a people added to shift but how can I share it with everyone in my organization/team?
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Windows 7 Ctrl+Shift+Start/End/Page up/Page Down globally stops working after a while ... Putty?

I don't know how to narrow down this error. I need those key combinations. On Windows 7 with some editors like Notepad++. Only Chrome (+ Console), PSPad and Putty are in use. This issue is new since ...
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Make left-shift only capitalize certain keys, right-shift the rest

I use Arch Linux and xmodmap for customizing keys. I'm in the process of learning Touch Typing. Now for my typing behavior, I exclusively use left-shift for capitalization. I would like to integrate ...
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Certain capital letters do not "work"

ɪ have a strange issue. Certain capital letters do not work and produce letters which look like them but are small and do not "count" as letters in word processors. Exampleː n - ɴ, h - ʜ, i - ɪ, r - ...
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Disable Caps Lock when holding Shift on Mac?

On Windows devices, if Caps Lock is on and you hold Shift, Caps Lock is disabled (toggled off) until you let go. For example, on Windows you could turn caps lock on to write this: LOREM ipsum ...
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Shift key has unexpected behavior in the terminal

I'm running macOS Mojave, and I'm getting strange behavior from my Shift key. After I've typed in any text in the terminal, if I press and release the Shift key, it will add ;2D;10D to the end of ...
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Can Operating Systems handle shift, ctrl and alt key signals separate from the keyboard?

The basic problem is this: I have a mini keyboard I'm using for a Raspberry Pi project, and since there is only one shift, ctrl and alt key apiece, that means combinations on the left side of the ...
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How to set keyboard shortcut using Shift+(any latter) without interfere on default behaviour (type upper case latter)?

My system is Xubuntu 16.04.5 and I would like to ask if is possible to set keyboard shortcut using Shift+(any latter)? I tried and the shortcut works but now I can't type upper case latter ( in case ...
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Shift, fn, ctrl, alt, right and left touchpad isn't working

My notebook model is HP PROBOOK 640 G1 I Downloaded hp system image manager about a year ago. I extracted it and accidently opened thunderboltfirmware.exe after opening it it showed cmd-like window ...
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How can I add Shift+Right-Click SendTo items in Windows 7?

Unlike Windows XP, in Windows 7 appear more items in Send to menu when you press Shift before right click. You can easily add shortcuts to simple right click copying them to %AppData%\Microsoft\...
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Escape the input box while pressing Shift in Ubuntu

This disturbs me for a long time. Pressing shift may cause the caret to escape the input box. For instance, if I would like to rename the newly-created folder to underscore _, it frustrates me. ...
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On Windows, is there a way to map double-tapping the Shift key to make it behave as Capslock, like keyboards on mobile?

I've recently remapped the Capslock key to Esc and it's great, but I also miss its actual functionality at times. So I wondered if it would be possible to make the Shift key behave as it does for ...
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Shift key on keyboard works only sometimes

So my shift keys randomly stopped working one day, and now they go between working and not working. I have to press down hard for the key to work, usually and sometimes they don't. Often running my ...
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How to trigger NoOp for key combinations in AutoHotkey

I am trying to put conditions on my Shift keys so that I use the correct shift keys. I should not use LShift + a instead I should use RShift + a. So LShift + a should be a NOOP. Something like below ...
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How can I make it so that holding down Shift can capitalize a maximum of 1 letter?

My biggest personal problem with typing is that I tend to accidentally captilize the first two letters in a word when using Shift. For example, I'd type "GEorge" instead of "George". Then I have to ...
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Can I wake the Windows 10 screensaver using the shift key?

Admittedly, this is a pretty trivial problem... I'm in the habit of using the shift key to wake up a sleeping computer (either in suspend or just in screensaving mode). I do this because it is a key ...
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How to change the Keyboard Symbols and Numbers?

I am using Windows7 Pro and my Keyboard looks like below What I need is, I am pressing SHIFT + Symbl for Symbols like !@#$%^&* Is there any way to change the keyboard setting by only pressing ...
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What does Shift+Shutdown do in Windows 10?

I recently encountered the well-known Critical Error: Start Menu and Cortana aren't working message: Signing out and in again did not help. But I found a solution on a German website: In Windows, ...
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Disable shift key capitalisation

When I want to type a capital letter, I always use Caps Lock. I use shift for symbols like _. I find it much easier to use Caps Lock for capital letters since you just have to press it, and then your ...
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Is there a "Shift" version of Scroll Lock?

Caps Lock is to Shift as Scroll lock is to... If that wasn't clear, I want to press down on a key + an arrow key, and then depress everything afterwards and it should go back to how it was. Edit: ...
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Synergy: Shift keys not working on Raspberry Pi Client

Recently I installed Synergy on my desktop PC (running Windows 8.1) and my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) so the PC's keyboard and mouse is shared with the Raspberry Pi. The Windows PC is a Synergy ...
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Using Vimperator with Programmer Dvorak

In Programmer Dvorak layout keyboard (image), numbers are on top of the row, you have to press Shift to add a number. Do you have any ideas not to use Shift when on Hint mode of Vimperator? (Others ...
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SHIFT command does not work on %*

When using the SHIFT command to shift the script parameters one position down, I can see the values shift by echo-ing the %1 parameter: :: scr1.bat echo %* echo %1 shift echo %1 Then: > scr1.bat ...
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how to shift all parameters in a batch

The well-know shift command can be used to shift positional parameters in batch file, BUT it does not affect the special variable %*. The shift command has no effect on the %* batch parameter. Is ...
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Shift key disabled using Windows 8 running in Virtualbox, with multiple monitors

I have windows 8 installed in VirtualBox - running on linux. I also have multiple monitors. When I extend my display over both monitors, my shift key stops working. I can still access capital ...
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Open more than one instance WITHOUT Shift

I recently installed Windows 7 onto my computer and am completely frustrated with the start menu/task bar. My issue is that in Windows XP and Vista, I was able to click the icon on the task bar, and ...
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Disable Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcut, Shift + Numpad != Numlock

I have just started using Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop Environment, but I have come accross an annoying feature that I can't find out how to remove. When the num lock is off, the right numpad acts ...
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Shift not working with certain keys, even in "on-screen keyboard", caps lock works, safe mode works (Windows 7)

My son's laptop keyboard (Acer Aspire One running Windows 7) can no longer type E or R using shift-e and shift-r: pressing shift+e or shift+r simply does nothing. I can, however, toggle Caps Lock, ...
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Bottom paragraph shifts to next page in Word 2010/2013

I have a doc with 1-inch margins. MS Word 2010/2013. When I type a paragraph (e.g. 10 lines) in the bottom of a page (there is no room for all the 10 lines in the bottom), Word moves the whole ...
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XKB - remap arrow keys and preserve shift behaviour to select text

I realize arrow key remapping is an old problem, however I cannot seem to find a good solution that lets me select text with SHIFT + remapped keys as I would do with the vanilla arrow keys. For ...
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Whats wrong with my keyboard?

I have a new kind of weird problem with my laptops keyboard. To be precise with the shift key. Lately the both Shift-Keys doesn't just make the letters upper case, they also took role of the 2 and ...
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left shift "stuck " on Windows 7

I'm having a hard time with a "stuck" left shift key. my sister complained she is getting symbols instead of numbers using her netbook. after some time I fired up the on screen keyboard (winr+r>"osk")...
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Synergy 'Shift' key not working on the Mac

I have Synergy server on a Windows 7 box, and a Mac client connected to it. Most keys work fine, except for the Shift key on the right side. The left Shift key works just fine but not the one on the ...
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Shift key pops up a menu

A weird shift-key problem, for which all I found was sticky keys answers First of all, I have all the sticky keys and related, Disabled. Every windows that is currently in focus, if I press the left ...
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Shift Key Won't Capitalize Until I Leave it First

I just re-installed Windows on my Asus laptop and the Shift key is behaving a bit weirdly. When I press Shift and a letter like A, the letter doesn't appear. It only appears when I leave shift first. ...
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Typing numbers on a MacBook Pro with AZERTY keyboard with Caps Lock — possible?

I have a Belgian AZERTY keyboard on my MacBook Pro. Sadly, it appears to be impossible to use Caps Lock to type numbers — I still need to hold Shift for every number I want to type. Is it possible to ...
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How do I shift subtitle in OSX?

I download subtitles for a video, but it's text was not in sync with my video sound and needs to be shifted forward for some seconds. How can I do it easily in OSX 10.6.? I don't want suggestions for ...
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