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Questions tagged [shortcuts]

A quick access method of getting to a program or document, typically an icon or picture representing the target

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Prevent avatar on Windows 10 Chrome taskbar shortcut

Chrome recently started showing my avatar on each Chrome instance on my Windows 10 taskbar. This avatar is not helpful and makes it difficult to see the rest of the icon. Can display of my Chrome ...
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Windows 10 Explorer Context Menu Pinned Shortcuts don't work after October update

I haven't found my issue googling. Im talking about the pinned shortcuts when you right-click on taskbar Windows Explorer. Custom or defaults (My Downloads, My Documents...) doesn't open.
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Is there a way to access the built-in excel form via a shortcut?

Is there a way to access the built-in excel form via a shortcut? Macros/VBA and addins are disabled. Users are running either Excel 2013 or Excel 2016. Search has yielded only custom toolbar ...
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Fast navigation in Midnight Commander Shell link mode

Is it possible to achieve the same behavior as on the local machine with Ctrl+O allowing navigating directly in shell, when connected to SSH server (Left / Right -> Shell link...)? Or is there any ...
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How to create a shortcut of data files that run through another program

I am trying to run a commandline-based emulator and I need to drag an .iso file onto the .exe so the .exe will run the .iso, or I have to open command prompt there and run it with commands. I think ...
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Desktop links replaced with shutdown

I have a very curious question. Periodically, the shortcut links on my desktop have their targets replaced to link to shutdown.exe, or more specifically.. %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00 ...
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Create shortcut to Windows 10 Start [duplicate]

How can I create file shortcut (.lnk) to Windows 10 Start? I mean the shortcut which opens that popup window which appears after click to START button on a keyboard.
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Create shortcut to Windows 10 Calendar

How can I create file shortcut (.lnk) to Windows 10 Calendar? I mean the popup window which opens after click to time in right corner of Windows 10 taskbar. (There is time and calendar of actual ...
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Open Chrome new tab from outside Chrome

How to open new blank Chrome tab (not window) from outside Chrome when Chrome is already running? I unsuccessfully tried: win + write "chrome". It opens new window with new blank tab windows taskbar ...
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Windows 10 desktop shortcut keys only work when a Windows folder is open

I've assigned shortcut keys to numerous application shortcuts (right click the shortcut > Properties > Shortcut tab > Shortcut key). I've been using these shortcut keys for years with no problems, but ...
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How can I make a certain keyboard shortcut?

How can I make a keyboard shortcut so if I press AA it will do Ă and if I do aa it will do ă for Windows 10?
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Shortcut on desktop for all users of a single computer using GPO

We have a particular machine that is joined to our domain, and no matter which user logs onto that machine, they all need to have access to a common shortcut (on the desktop). If any user logs onto a ...
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Cross-platform shortcut to executable file, both archived

I have a directory (which is later archived) in which a shortcut to an executable file (.exe), which itself is a few directories deeper. The first problem encountered is ".lnk" shortcuts require exact ...
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“Google Chrome is unresponsive. Relaunch now?” when Chrome is already open in a shortcut?

I have several Chrome shortcuts to webpages on my desktop (with the setting "Open as window" checked when I created them). One such webpage is Gmail, so that I can have a desktop shortcut that ...
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Single keyboard shortcuts for right click menu items

When I search this question, all I can get is "What is the keyboard shortcut for right click menu?" But I really wonder "What is the shortcuts for right click menu items", for example, sometimes you ...
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Making a program use a shortcut instead of a folder

I have a program that constantly generates some files in a folder that is inside its installation path and I can't change where it's created. I want to move this folder to my Dropbox and make the ...
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Why am I unable to use Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown to switch between tabs in Excel Power Pivot (2016)?

When I open the Power Pivot window, I cannot use the Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown shortcuts to switch between tabs. If I switch to another window (Alt+Tab) and then switch back to Power Pivot window, I ...
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Open multiple internet shortcut files at once?

Is there an easy way to open multiple internet shortcuts (.url files) at once? Whenever I try to open multiple links at once only the last one selected is opened. I've tried hitting enter, right-...
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All my opened windows and apps disappeared, then I did Ctrl+Shft+T and then a screen SLIDES from the left containing all my opened windows?

so i accidentally pressed a bunch of random keys. Then the screen showed all my stuff disappeared, just a desktop, so i opened my browser and did that above mentioned shortcut, which usually restores ...
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Redirect desktop folder to another folder in Windows

Most of us save many of our files directly to Desktop (i.e. users\[myUser]\Desktop). I use cloud storage like Dropbox and Google Drive and others. So for revision history, every time I need to ...
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Strange behavior of MS Excel finding origin of ctrl+shift+backspace keyboard shortcut

While answering Keyboard shortcut to delete a word at a time in a cell, I found that a shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + Backspace is working for me to delete one word left to cursor position. However, when I ...
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Desktop shortcuts instead of mapped drives via script

I was thrown into the AD support arena just over a year ago and with the help of outside support I have the mess I inherited under control. Now I need to move forward using AD for our company current ...
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Disable Shortcut in Windows

I use two keyboard layouts and want to be able to switch between them regularly. Ctrl+Shift switches between them, but in some applications I need to use both keys for other shortcuts (e.g. Google ...
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win 10: how to “snap out” a window with the keyboard

The (win + an arrow) shortcut on win 10 snapped the window to the right/left/top/bottom of the screen. Is there a shortcut to go back to, that is, making the snapped window displayed all over the ...
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Is it possible to make a desktop shortcut of a Microsoft Remote Desktop host (not classic mstsc)?

As a consecuence of the latest Windows Updates, we're migrating some classic mstsc connections to use Microsoft Remote Desktop application. We're doing this manually (adding host and credentials one ...
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Disable Windows logo key + Ctrl + S keyboard shortcut

can someone tell me how to disable Win+ctrl+S shortcut in Windows 10? My OS: OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OS Version: 10.0.17134 N/A Build 17134 This new ...
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weird shortcut command used by shortcut virus

for years i been dealing with types of shortcut viruses and there was always a question,how they do it? when my flash drive gets infected there is an shortcut which by clicking on it will allow me to ...
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How to make a Links shortcut available for all users in Windows

I want to create the Link in the favourites links section and it works for a specific user where it's located in in C:\Users\MyUser\Links how I can make it available for all users in the computer? I ...
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Desktop shorcuts open the same program?

I have a windows 7 computer and all of the desktop shortcuts look normal except for the fact they have a even smaller icon within them (see picture below): At first it didn't effect anything, now ...
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Create a desktop shortcut to the shortcut wizard

Is there anyone out there who knows how to create a desktop shortcut to the create shortcut wizard, rather than the more conventional RIGHT CLICK > NEW > SHORTCUT Help altikaka
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Edge taskbar pinned shortcut is not in a standard location

I'm on Windows 10. According to this answer the standard location for taskbar pinned shortcuts is %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar. I indeed can find all my ...
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How do I create a shortcut with Shortcut.exe from it's working directory?

I'm using Shortcut.exe to make a shortcut for a program in tandem with another batch script. I can easily make a shortcut with a pre-defined path to the program as well as it's shortcut path, but I ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Sort by Date Modified

Noob here I'm using autohot key to sorty by date modified whenever im in file explorer. Problem is that in some folders if the order of the columns is different my script doesn't work. Does anyone ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Search Indexing Fields (Filename only? Apparently not!)

So here's a question that I haven't been able to find the answer to anywhere: What field(s) does Windows 10 use to index files by whenever performing a start menu search? The obvious answer would be ...
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Is there a way to pin a Firefox URL as a separate item on the Windows 10 taskbar?

A client wants a link to his Gmail pinned to his Windows 10 taskbar. He does not want it to be a Pinned item on the Jump List for Firefox. Instead, he wants a separate pinned item all on its own for ...
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OneDrive folder shortcut in Dropbox automatically updated on new OS

(Context: Win 10 on all 3 systems) There's a folder I access almost daily, and I used to keep it in my Dropbox synced folder. A while back I was reorganizing and decided to move it to my OneDrive ...
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I need to write a program in CMD to “% HOMEDRIVE% \ Users \ Public \ Desktop \ shorcut.lnk”

I'm having trouble solving the installation. I'm creating Czech Mods Localization and I need to resolve the installation using the .BAT file. The trouble is that I want to publish my translations to ...
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launching a program with cpu affinity AND priority presets

I'm trying to create a shortcut for Traktor pro 2 which assigns the programs priority level and core assignments. In this case i'm trying to launch Traktor with realtime priority, set to function on ...
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Pin a keyboard shortcut to the Windows taskbar?

I've been using my Windows laptop a lot in tablet mode recently (for drawing) and am growing frustrated whenever I have to click through the tiny edit menu to click undo. Therefore, I'd like a ...
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Is there a way I can make a shortcut itself execute a program as Administrator

Backstory: I have an older Windows 10 PC that I use for some testing. It's always been clean of malware but it gets slower after it's been on for a while. Some of the programs I use on it take a ...
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Libre Office Writer: assign shortcut to bookmark

In this large file I have a few bookmarks which I go to quite a lot. I simply want to assign a shortcut (hotkey) to one of them. I couldn't see any way to "directly" assign a hotkey (e.g. Ctrl-Shift-...
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How to change hand tool shortcut in Photoshop

I have been wondering if I can change the key binding to trigger the hand tool (default: Space). I know how to change the shortcut to activate it (default H) but I don't want to change this. I want ...
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Microsoft Word 2016: math equation shortcut, hitting space bar changes nothing

I have an issue when writing shortcuts for equations in Word 2016. Say I want to write x². When I add a new equation and write x^2, then if I hit the space bar nothing happens. It doesn't ...
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Outlook's start menu shortcut gets instantaneously deleted

I've recently installed Office 365 on my Windows 10 laptop and whenever I search for Outlook in my start menu I can't seem find it. So I made a Quick Repair using the Office 365 repair tool, the ...
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centos 7, gnome, overwrite predefined hotkeys

I'm trying to assign custom command to a hotkey (Alt + `) that is already reserved for another predefined command(switch between window application) which is not even listed in hotkey window settings. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 keyboard shortcut Alt+F4 to get the suspend/shutdown/restart menu?

I would like to set a conditional keyboard shortcut (Alt+F4) which shows the suspend/shutdown/restart menu only if it is pressed when the desktop has the focus, otherwise just close the active window. ...
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How to open shortcut with url in particular chrome process?

I work in multi-monitor environment (Windows 8.1) and using one chrome process to view video at secondary monitor while other chrome processes on primary monitor for searching info and other stuff. I'...
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Shortcut for brackets “[ ]” on Mac OS

Hi all I would like to know if it's possible to add or change a keyboard shortcut to make brackets "[ ]". They are available by doing Alt + Shift + ( but I would like to change it or add one to just ...
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How to delete a desktop shortcut without deleting the actual programme - W10

I have a bunch of shortcuts on my desktop for various programmes I've installed on the computer. Some of them I can just drag to the trash no problem, but some of them when I drag them to the trash ...
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linux bash - can I create a shortcut (similar to windows) instead of a symbolic link?

so lets say I start here: /home/user1/$ I want to make a shortcut to /tmp/subdir1/subdir2/here Normally I would make a sym link: /home/user1/$ ln -s /tmp/subdir1/subdir2/here here Then I can do: ...