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Questions tagged [undo]

Undo is a command in many computer programs. It erases the last change done to the document reverting it to an older state. In some more advanced programs such as graphic processing, undo will negate the last command done to the file being edited.

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Context-sensitive undo?

I'm using Office 2016, Windows 10, and I was making some edits in Excel (although this could apply to any MS Office scenario, I think), but I wanted to undo formatting in the cell I was on, but that ...
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Word undo stack corruption (it behaves like a “redo stack”!)

Since a few days the undo stack (list of actions that can be redone) in every Word document behaves in a strange way. Just clicking the undo arrow is working correctly. Also the screen tip text which ...
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How to know what ctrl-z will do in windows explorer?

In earlier windows versions, I could open windows explorer and use the menu bar to mouse-over on "undo", and the status bar would show some information about which file(s) will be involved. I seem to ...
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Undo Microsoft Outlook Quick Steps

If you use Quick Steps in Microsoft Outlook, it does not appear to be undo-able. I am currently using MS Outlook 2016, but I've found this to be the case with every version of Outlook prior. My ...
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Undo “Mark All As Read” in Outlook

I was recently in Outlook in my Inbox, and did a search (default: Current Mailbox). Most results were things I'd sent, and so were marked unread. A bit later, I returned to the search results, but ...
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How can I undo an autofill in Google Chrome?

I used autofill to automatically complete a few fields in a form in Google Chrome. How can I undo the autofill?
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Undo a sort action in Notepad++ [closed]

Notepad++ (7.5.6) (32 bit) will sort all lines in a document using Ctrl-Z. If that is used accidentally, how do you undo the sort?
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How to undo a deleted outlook 2016 calendar event

Is there an easy way to undo deletion of outlook calendar event? I found https://support.office.com/en-us/article/recover-deleted-items-in-outlook-for-windows-49e81f3c-c8f4-4426-a0b9-c0fd751d48ce ...
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Failing to retrieve my Notepad data. Any trick/workaround?

I'm an active user of Notepad, even though it disappointed me a lot of times because of it lacks of recovery features. My current problem is: I jotted down some things (which I don't really remember ...
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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 software started doing Ctrl+ShiftZ for undo, and I found it very jarring at the time. I've gotten ...
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How to undo moving a message to an archive in Thunderbird?

In Thunderbird you can archive a message if you hit a. For example, in the Mail app on macOS there is an option to undo the last action including archiving. Is it possible to do the same in ...
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Google Chrome Bookmark Folders - Can you Undo 'Reorder By Title'?

In my Google Chrome v53, I have hundreds of bookmarks groped into around 20 folders. Folders were arranged as they were created over a period of time. Certain links that I access frequency were ...
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How to undo changes in command prompt?

let me start off my expressing that i do not know anything about computer coding, so a detailed answer to the solution im hoping for would be great! i followed these instructions not knowing what it ...
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Prevent accidental moving mails Thunderbird

Thunderbird moves mails and mail folders without request by drag and drop. This can happen by accident, if a user clicks on a mail folder and moves the mouse a little (using a bad mouse, or reading ...
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Undo keyboard shortcut debian 8 GNOME 3

I can be short about this, I'm used to that Ctrl-z clears my previous action, for example when typing. Now running Debian 8 With GNOME 3 it does not work, when I press Ctrl-z the "Enter a command" ...
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How to change Word 'undo' behavior to not be character-by-character?

If I type something in Microsoft Word 2016, then press Undo (ctrl+z), it 'undo's what I typed, one character at a time. This is not normal, and is quite frustrating. Normal behaviour is to undo the ...
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Find messages without a label in GMail/ undo Remove Label

I was organising messages in my GMail account, I had a few messages selected (whilst in a sub-folder) and I accidentally clicked Remove Label and now they are gone! Now I know they are still ...
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How to redo the undo of the creation of a folder in Windows 10?

I made a folder on my desktop to move files off my phone into it. Halfway through the process, I accidentally copy a file instead of moving it, so I press Ctrl+Z to undo it. The folder disappears. ...
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Undo all changes on all open files Sublime 3

anyone knows how to undo all changes done on all open files in Sublime 3? I changed all </li> tags on my xml to <br /> and <li> to • and clicked save all on file menu.. when undoing ...
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How to turn off write protection in win 7 using diskpart?

a while back i wanted to make my USB write-protected. So as suggested somewhere i used the CMD command attributes disk set readonly Now i want to revert back to full permissions. How to achieve this?
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Why does undo remove history in Solidworks?

I started using Solidworks recently. After drawing many things, pressing Ctrl+Z undoes changes one by one, but removes the history so that I can not redo after I exit from a sketch while undoing. ...
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Windows 7 Explorer - number of undoable actions (undo levels)?

Could it be M$ changed that number from 10 in previous Windows versions to 1 (ONE)? Create a new folder. Create 11 new documents of whatever type is handy in your context menu. Delete them one after ...
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How to redo an file which is lost due to “undo”

I have a file on which i was working on yesterday. After saving, I copied it to a pendrive. Then I went to the desktop and bymistakely pressed undo several times. After a few other-file arrangements, ...
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How to undo autocorrect in libreoffice calc

I would like to prevent libreoffice calc to make autocorrecion in some cases in some cell. For example, sometimes libreoffice decides that some text I enter is a hyperlink and it formats the cell as a ...
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Show hidden icons in icon tray through group policy

Had previously hidden the icon tray through group policy and would now like to add the volume control/sound icon back to the tray. I have disabled the "hide the notification area" and forced the ...
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CTRL+Z (Undo) history/log command? How to revert?

(Note: I'm using Windows 8.1 x64) So, after decades of using Windows I've just discovered the single most destructive command, and it's an everyday shortcut... The CTRL+Z... Yup, that's right. Here'...
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Can I recover a deleted file from .swp after auto-reloading?

This is related to, but not solved by the question “How can I recover the original file from a .swp file?”. I had two newly-created files a.txt and b.txt open in buffers. The active buffer was b.txt, ...
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Undo or Redo on specific lines only

I am working on a file and made some changes I'd like to undo. Is there anyway that I can undo changes that were made in the part of the file where my insertion point currently is? I do not want to ...
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Don't load undo file if it's too large in Vim 7.3+

I just copied a massive amount of text (on the order of millions of lines, I think) into a Vim register, opened a new file, pasted, and then proceeded to edit the new copy of the excerpt. Vim was ...
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Searching all versions of a file in the undo tree in VIM

EDIT: I have "manually migrated" this question here: https://vi.stackexchange.com/q/2220/1060 Is there an easier way to find a particular change in Vim's undo tree than just looking at random old ...
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Notepad++ Undo History wanted

I cannot seem to find a history in Notepad++ showing you all the actions you did. Sometimes you might not be sure anymore what the next Undo action would do. Does this feature really not exist or I ...
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Is it possible to undo a :bdelete in Vim?

I've gotten used to Ctrl-Shift-T in Firefox to undo the closing of a tab, is it possible to get similar functionality in Vim? Googling didn't point me towards anything useful for this.
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did cmd change in Windows 7, how to undo?

Windows 7 was not allowing me to add a new folder within folders. So I made the command prompt change using the icacls command below. This includes 'desktop', which included all the shortcut icons. ...
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Viewing Windows Explorer’s complete Undo history

Background Windows Explorer maintains a list of file operations so that you can undo them (10 operations up to XP and 32 from Vista). You can see the last operation without performing it by opening ...
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How can I get Excel's undo/redo functionality to work in a more traditional *per window* manner (and not for the entire instance of Excel)?

This has been driving me crazy lately. I'm not used to having having a program have a global undo/redo functionality (as in when I undo something, it will undo the last action in any currently open ...
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Instead of “mv filename.sql newfolder” I did “mv filename.sql /newfolder” and wiped out a bunch of files?

Like I said, I moved a bunch of sql files but instead of moving them to a directory I seem to have renamed them and put them all in the root directory as one file named "newfolder" Can I undo this or ...
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Cropping image accident in Photoshop CS5

I was trying to crop an image in a layered .psd file, and instead cropped out the entire rest of the layers and only have the one little image I was trying to crop. It won't let me revert. How do I ...
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Finder - undo close window for Mac OS X

I would like to know if there is any utility for Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) that can "undo" closing of Finder windows - much like tabs in a web browser have the "undo close tab" feature: My initial ...
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How can I recover from mistaken 'rm *'?

I just typed rm * in the wrong directory by mistake. I had the wrong terminal window highlighted. What are my options?
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linux - systemwide undo or go back in time

Is it possible to undo the entire computer's memory to five minutes in the past? For example, a text editor would be at a state of a 5 minutes ago as well as the web browser's state would also be at ...
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Undo in Eclipse broken/buggy?

I haven't been able to find anything on the internet mentioning Eclipse's Undo functionality being broken/rubbish, so maybe it's just me. However, I thought I'd ask here and see if anyone else has ...
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sublime text: Undoing an “undo followed by typing”?

Wondering if (perhaps via the console in Sublime?) it is possible to recover from a multi-line undo, followed by typing something (a paste, in my case)? IOW, I un"did" a bunch of stuff, meant to just ...
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Can I undo a OS upgrade on a Mac?

Can I undo a OS upgrade on a Mac? A couple of days ago, my iMac said software updates were available - did I want to install them. I opted to install them. Ever since then, the computer just randomly ...
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Undo deletion of target directory after finding out OS X can't merge directories

I am a developer on OSX. I like to believe I know a lot about computers, but now I feel a mix of sillyness, disbelief and rage. Also, please excuse the drama. ;) I was working on a web project when I ...
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Undo tar file extraction mess

I just untar'd an archive that produced a mess of files into my tidy directory. For example: user@comp:~/tidy$ tar xvf myarchive.tar file1 file2 dir1/ dir1/file1 dir1/subdir1/ dir1/subdir1/file1 dir2/...
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Search in Vim's undo history

I have a "weird" usage pattern in vim that I often use - or have to use, depending on how you view it. What normally happens is this: I enter some text, do some editing, then remove a bit of text ...
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System-Wide Undo Operations

Many, if not all applications have undo and redo operations available, but sometimes I want to undo or redo actions I have done outside a program that has affected it. For instance, say I have ...
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How to undo an accidental drag and drop

This happens to me in Windows Explorer: I mean to open a folder and manage to move the mouse and accidentally drag the whole folder ... somewhere. Usually I notice, but not always (in which case I ...
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How to UNDO in Bash?

I accidentially copied my whole home directory into one of my subdirectories, causing me to exceed my disk quota on a server. Or does anyone know how to undo a command in general?
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Undo saved file after close

I've lost a very important file, because when I'm working on it, and I decide to test something there, I've deleted a very important part in it, and then my PC shuts down, so now I have missing a very ...