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Edge and keyboard shortcuts... what's wrong?

Question: Edge and keyboard shortcuts... what's wrong?

In general the upgrade path to Windows 10, starting from a W7 machine that went to W8 and then to W8.1 wasn't very smooth, but in the end, I have a fresh installation of Windows 10 on my box (for the record, I had to resize the system partition but the message to do so was cryptic and I had to download a third-party repartitioning tool, I wasn't given the chance to preserve my apps because setup decided to change my default language and then informed me that I can't preserve my apps due to the different language settings and, finally, even though the installer assured me that there were no compatibility problems with my machine, my scanner is apparently incompatible).
Anyway, this thread is about Edge: Keyboard shortcuts don't work on it. CTRL+T, CTRL+W, CTRL+F... nothing works. Everything works in IE, but the oh so hyped Edge ignores them.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas?

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Answer: Edge and keyboard shortcuts... what's wrong?

WTF ? on my setup all hotkeys working.

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Edge, Microsoft's new browser, might be a rough diamond and you can make the most of it with a list of shortcuts we have compiled.

Keyboard shortcuts remain an essential tool for any computer user looking to improve their productivity, something not available on tablets or smartphones.

While the growing popularity of touchscreen computers means that some shortcuts are redundant, many will still prefer to use them because, well, they feel more natural and are usually a faster way of getting things done.

If you think we have missed some shortcuts, let us know in the comments.


 

Answer:58 keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Edge you must try

Thanks for the tip. I really appreciate it.
 

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machine: Dell XPS15 2014 with Windows 8.1
Windows 8 seems to have keyboard shortcuts that conflict with some software shortcuts.
I found this out when, using MS-Word, I hit the Ctrl + F1 shortcut, which toggles the ribbon, up to Windows 7.
Thanks to Windows 8, what this shortcut does is display a graphical representation of how bright the screen is.
Today, working with Adobe Indesign, I tried to use a shortcut specific to that software that allows one to create multiple instances of the same graphic - Alt + drag + right arrow key. What I got instead was my screen getting rotated 90 degrees.
This is a VERY serious issue, as clearly one can expect a raft of such Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts to interfere with professional workflow - just how many are there?
Can someone please confirm whether or not Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts can be disabled, and if yes, how.
Many thanks
Guy Cruls

Answer:W8 keyboard shortcuts override software keyboard shortcuts

hello ,its been discussed before , check tutorial in this thread .good luck .
windows key shortcuts, disable?

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I'm looking for a way to create click-able Icons/shortcuts for various keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+..., etc.).
[My mouse is very acessable, but my keyboard is not. I know about various on-screen keyboards; but I would prefer clickable Icons that I could put in my quick launch toolbar, for example.]

Is this possible to do within XP, or with some program I can install?

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Answer:Create Icons/shortcuts for keyboard shortcuts?

maybe THIS is for you.
 

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.
EG:

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

OTHER NOTES:
In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
The keyboard driver is dated 2006 so tried to update the driver but s... Read more

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Hi, I inadvertently pressed something on my ThinkPad keyboard and it's now not typing what I expect to see. The language is set in the control panel to English UK and this hasn't been affected. However most of the letter keys are now acting as keyboard shortcuts. In Word 2010 this is what happens: 4 = ?e = ?r = registered symbolt = trademark symboly = puts cursor to beginning of linei = opens File menuo = puts document in outline viewa = às = triggers split screend = enters a bookmarkf = enters a footnotel = starts a numbered listc = copyright symbolv = opens paste special dialog box I've obviously trigger some keyboard shortcut to change the settings but have no idea how. Need to reset this asap as it's my work laptop - IT team not able to help as I'm not on the company network and can't log on as my password can't be typed in accurately... Any help appreciated. Thanks.













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Answer:X230 keyboard settings problem - entering keyboard shortcuts

Make sure function key is not set as locked, if so find button saying fn lock hold it down and press fn button that should disable function lock and keys with functions shall act as normal letter keys again

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As I wrote in the title, my Shift and Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts. However, the Shift key still works when capitalizing letters.

I've been dealing with this problem off/on for the past two weeks and haven't been able to figure it out. I've gone into Ease of Access features and turned on/off all of the available options (Mouse Keys, Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys, Filter Keys). I've pressed Shift for 8 seconds, and pressed it 5 times, and still haven't been able to correct it.

Thank you in advance for any help offered.

Possibly helpful additional information:
I've got a Spanish/Latin American keyboard layout installed in addition to the US English keyboard layout. I toggle back and forth with Left Alt + Shift (which is how I noticed my Shift key stopped working).
I play a game whose controls rely on a lot of Shift key pressing and holding.

Answer:Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts

When was the last time you used a can of air cleaner on the keyboard? If it isn't from contact wear often keyboards tend to get loaded up with dust and debris!

One example of that is having any snacks onhand around a pc where little bits get passed along from your fingers onto and under the keys themselves. Keyboards are known to get loaded up fast with any foods present!

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I imported 25 items from IE 11 for my Favorites Bar. 17 is the max number that appears on the horizontal display of the Favorites Bar and 8 appear on the drop down portion below the 'V'. I found that I can drag and move ONLY the ones on the horizontal line to rearrange them, but that does not work on the ones on the drop down. I need to exchange four or five that appear on the drop down with others on the horizontal list to place them where I can easily access those which I use most often. Dragging or clicking doesn't work to move them from one location to the other. How can I rearrange them to the location I prefer?

Answer:Edge - Favorites Bar - How to move shortcuts?

Click on the Hub - the three horizontal lines near the right edge of the title bar. Then click on Favorites Bar and the list of all sites on the Favorites bar will appear in order. You can drag and drop them in the list.

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I'm trying to create some shortcuts to my browsers on my new Windows 10 64bit PC, but I'm stuck on a couple issues:

- How can I create a private browsing shortcut for Opera? It's easy to do this for Firefox and Chrome - but I can't figure out how to do it for Opera.

- Is there still no way to create a desktop shortcut for the Microsoft Edge browser? I can't find any info on how to do this. And does Edge have a private browsing mode?

- Also, I'm trying to see if there's some add-on or some way I'm unaware of to shorten the url bar at the top of Opera and Firefox. In Chrome, I can just grab the right edge and move it over to the left to make more room for the extension icons. I have quite a few and in Opera and Firefox the url bar takes up a ton of the horizontal space, giving me little room for the addon icons.

Answer:Creating shortcuts for Edge and Opera

Hi:

I do not use Edge, but perhaps try the suggestions here to create a shortcut:

Microsoft Edge Shortcut - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

MM

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I imported 25 items from IE 11 for my Favorites Bar. 17 is the max number that appears on the horizontal display of the Favorites Bar and 8 appear on the drop down portion below the 'V'. I found that I can drag and move ONLY the ones on the horizontal line to rearrange them, but that does not work on the ones on the drop down. I need to exchange four or five that appear on the drop down with others on the horizontal list to place them where I can easily access those which I use most often. Dragging or clicking doesn't work to move them from one location to the other. How can I rearrange them to the location I prefer?

Answer:Edge - Favorites Bar - How to move shortcuts?

Click on the Hub - the three horizontal lines near the right edge of the title bar. Then click on Favorites Bar and the list of all sites on the Favorites bar will appear in order. You can drag and drop them in the list.

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I think I may have to re-install Windows 10, but do not want to lose all the shortcuts to my Favourites, along with the directory structure. Where are these files located, in order that I may back-up ?

Answer:Edge - Location of Favourites shortcuts

Hi,
Go to C:/Users /User name/Favourites.
HTH.

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I'm trying to create some shortcuts to my browsers on my new Windows 10 64bit PC, but I'm stuck on a couple issues:

- How can I create a private browsing shortcut for Opera? It's easy to do this for Firefox and Chrome - but I can't figure out how to do it for Opera.

- Is there still no way to create a desktop shortcut for the Microsoft Edge browser? I can't find any info on how to do this. And does Edge have a private browsing mode?

- Also, I'm trying to see if there's some add-on or some way I'm unaware of to shorten the url bar at the top of Opera and Firefox. In Chrome, I can just grab the right edge and move it over to the left to make more room for the extension icons. I have quite a few and in Opera and Firefox the url bar takes up a ton of the horizontal space, giving me little room for the addon icons.

Answer:Creating shortcuts for Edge and Opera

Hi:

I do not use Edge, but perhaps try the suggestions here to create a shortcut:

Microsoft Edge Shortcut - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

MM

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I think I may have to re-install Windows 10, but do not want to lose all the shortcuts to my Favourites, along with the directory structure. Where are these files located, in order that I may back-up ?

Answer:Edge - Location of Favourites shortcuts

Hi,
Go to C:/Users /User name/Favourites.
HTH.

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Hello!

I am wondering why the "no icon" icon appear on every shortcut i create:

It's like it lays itselfs over the icon itself, tried changing icon too, didn't work either :/
Every shortcut has this, and everything works fine when i try to start it.

This doesn't appear on other users though, which is weird.

Anyway, please help!

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Hello, Opera is my default browser. Recently my desktop shortcuts will not open.
If I double click on BBC Home News for example I am taken to file:///C:/Users/Romeo/Desktop/BBC%20News%20-%20Home.URL. ( Not Home - BBC News.
I just get a white page with a typewritten message which says -
[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
IDList=
HotKey=0
IconFile=C:\Users\Romeo\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\np0rt41x.default\shortcutCache\6s6g03 BdA9Caax2YNU7ZOw==.ico
IconIndex=0 Any ideas/suggestions welcome thanks.

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I had to do a full system reinstall and I have called Dell Gold Technical Support for an answer, they could not help, as to why when I save a Shortcut to the desktop from a Website I get the Icon picture of the Browser I am using instead of the Websites own icon. This feature worked fine before the reinstall.
I am using Windows XP Pro on a laptop that is in a docking station.
I have searched help, etc. and cannot figure out why I end up with the Internet Explorer Icon Picture (or the SBC Yahoo Icon Picture) for say MapQuest and other websites, instead of the Websites Icon picture.
What setting do I change in Windows? Thanks for any answers.
 

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Hello, Opera is my default browser. Recently my desktop shortcuts will not open.
If I double click on BBC Home News for example I am taken to file:///C:/Users/Romeo/Desktop/BBC%20News%20-%20Home.URL. ( Not Home - BBC News.
I just get a white page with a typewritten message which says -
[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
IDList=
HotKey=0
IconFile=C:\Users\Romeo\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\np0rt41x.default\shortcutCache\6s6g03 BdA9Caax2YNU7ZOw==.ico
IconIndex=0 Any ideas/suggestions welcome thanks.

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Hi, I have a question for you guys. Is keyboard from Lenovo Edge E530 the same one as is in Edge E540? Will it fit properly and work properly on E540?













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Answer:Is keyboard in Edge E530 as same as in Edge E540?

from memory they are different, and not cross compatible.

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I have a dual monitor setup with Monitor 2 being the main display. It has my start bar and everything loads up to it by default but after I shut down the computer and start it back up all my shortcuts moved over to Monitor 1. This is a small inconvenience but I would like them to load on Monitor 2 by default.

Note: Each time the computer has been shut off it's been because I've gotten a black screen and the computer becomes unresponsive while I can still hear videos and games running so I held the power button to force shut down.

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Hello, I have installed Intellipoint 7.0 and the shortcuts display the wrong icons.

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing Intellipoint, and deleting the IconCache.db to no avail. If you right-click and select properties the change icon button is disabled. I would normally just create new shortcuts, but all of the shortcuts point to the same target (the Intellipoint directory in the Program Files folder). Could someone tell me how to correct this or explain how these strange shortcuts work?

Answer:Intellipoint Shortcuts Display Wrong Icons

Same problem:
IntelliPoint IPx64_1033_7.10.344.0 and IntelliType ITPx64_1033_7.00.260.0.
Tried uninstalling > boot > reinstalling, thought there might be something with my ACDSee so changed plugin settings in ACDSee for ICO - no change.
Adobe Reader icon was corrupt as well, but after upgrading version problem seem to have disappeared.
Only other corrupt icon I seem to find in Start Menu is the Microsoft Office Groove 2007 - tried to fix it with the Detect and Repair features of office - no change.

Any ideas how to address this?!

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Hi all
I'm new to the forum and looking for some help with a strange problem I am having with my windows 8.

I have an ASUS laptop running 8.0 which I am running with a second screen (dell monitor) connected via VGA. I have it set so the external monitor is the primary screen and the laptop is the secondary screen. It is set for a taskbar on each display, with the primary taskbar containing the shortcuts on the monitor, so when I click them they open there. It's been working fine for months.

So I switched it on today and my taskbar shortcuts have jumped to the taskbar on the second (laptop) screen, however my external display is still set as the primary and still has my desktop icons, trashcan etc but a blank taskbar (like the one that used to be on the secondary display)! When I click the shortcuts which are now on the taskbar of the laptop screen they open on the monitor. (ie the wrong screen) I disconnected the monitor, turned off the extended desktop and set it to just use the laptop screen. All my desktop icons moved to the laptop screen but the taskbar shortcuts vanished and I was left with a blank taskbar. If I plug the monitor in again and extend the desktop they reappear, but on the wrong screen. Even if I reboot without the external screen connected I get no shortcuts until I plug in the monitor and set it to extend the desktop. I have checked all the taskbar settings and they are all correct.

It's driving me nuts, can anyone please help?!
Thanks

Answer:Taskbar shortcuts appearing on wrong screen

More details... Although the taskbar shortcuts have moved to the second screen, the clock, tray etc is still where it used to be. It seems just the shortcuts are affected!

Thanks

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I have a dual monitor setup with Monitor 2 being the main display. It has my start bar and everything loads up to it by default but after I shut down the computer and start it back up all my shortcuts moved over to Monitor 1. This is a small inconvenience but I would like them to load on Monitor 2 by default.

Note: Each time the computer has been shut off it's been because I've gotten a black screen and the computer becomes unresponsive while I can still hear videos and games running so I held the power button to force shut down.

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Hello, new to the forum.

First of all, I want to apologize in advance if this has been asked and possibly solved earlier, I tried performing a search but couldn't find anything. If there already is a solution to my problem on the forum, I would be grateful if someone can provide a link.

So basically, my problem is that start menu and desktop shortcuts for all programs I install point to the wrong locations.
This problem started happening after I recently reinstalled Windows, and as always, modified the registry to change the default "Program files" to the D:\ partition (My C:\ partition is reserved for Windows only)

I have made that change on earlier Windows installations, without any issues, but this time, shortcuts for all programs I install point to: D:\Program Files(x86)\, when in reality, most of these programs are 64 bit, and are located in the D:\Program Files\ directory.
The problem seems to only apply to 64 bit applications. If I install a 32 bit program, it will install in the x86 folder, and the shortcut will work properly.
I would greatly appreciate if anyone can come up with a solution to this problem as it is really annoying, because it basically renders all my start menu and desktop shortcuts useless.

Thank you in advance for any replies.

Answer:Program shortcuts point to wrong folder locations

Maybe im missing something here but
I thought that you could not put 32bit progs in a 64bit folder and vice versa.
From what youve said, it sounds like you configured that folder as 32bit, but named it 64bit.

Roy

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Hi,
Today I was asked to help in a problem with shortcuts in Windows 7 which pointed to the wrong non-existing location. The issue refers too all shortcuts connected with the Program Files folder.

As I didn't know what is the issue the first idea was to create a completely new profile (i.e. user account) to check if the problem arises there as well.
Fortunately the new profile/account was correct, all links were fine. It meant the problem was connected only with the first profile. That's why I decided to recreate the IconCache.db file by removing it and restarting the machine. Unfortunately it didn't help.

The system itself is a Polish edition of Windows 7 and because it works on 64-bit platform there are 2 folders for applications:
a) (for 32-bit apps) "c:\Program Files"
b) (for 64-bit apps) "c:\Pliki program?w (x64)"
Almost all programs are installed in b) but all corrupted links pointed to "c:\Program Files (x64)" instead of "c:\Pliki program?w (x64)". Somehow the links contained the English name ("c:\Program Files (x64)") instead of Polish one ("c:\Pliki program?w (x64)"). This was the reason they didn't work.

Do you have any idea what could happen and how to fix it ?

Thank you for help,
rafi

Answer:All shortcuts point to the wrong Program Files folder

Where are the faulty shortcuts located? On desktop or in startmenu ... or?

normal is:
C:\program files =>for 64bits
C:\Program Files (x86) =>for 32 bits

open command prompt

Code:
set
Do you see this in the list?
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
ProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)
ProgramW6432=C:\Program Files
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c:\Program Files (x64) is very abnormal.... are you sure?

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Here's what happened: -

1. I installed a program called "Acoustica CD Label Maker" and a shortcut with the same name appeared in the "A" section of the start menu, as expected.

2. I renamed the shortcut to "CD Label Maker" and it moved to the "C" section, again, as expected.

3. I renamed the shortcut back to "Acoustica CD Label Maker", but it remains in the "C" section.

I've tried rebuilding the index via Indexing Options. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the program, but the shortcut always appears under "C", even though its name begins with the letter A.

I've had this happen with a bunch of programs now. For instance, if I rename "Adobe Photoshop" to just "Photoshop", it remains in the "A" section of the start menu.

Any idea how I can fix this so that shortcuts appear under the correct letters? Thanks.

Answer:Start menu shortcuts appearing in wrong place after renaming them

Hi, you might find manipulating shortcuts in
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
will help

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I am trying to help a friend who is TOTALLY non computer saavy. I have been helping him for a long time, but this time something got into his system that is horrible.

This system is running XP. About 2 weeks ago, all of his desktop icons vanished, so he had a blank desktop. When he went under Start>Programs, there was nothing there either. so I look and EVERYTHING in C:\Documents and Settings>NAME>Documents was hidden. AVG found a trojan, and system was cleaned using MalwareBytes, AdAware, and SpyBot S&D. I unhid everything and his desktop icons came back as did most of the Programs entries. But the start menu now is stuck with the 98 look and not the XP look (like the little user pic and all). But, icons and shortcuts worked. Then 2 days ago he calls again saying nothing works.

Now, the icons are there, but when you try to open a program the "Open With" dialogue comes up. This is true of desktop icons, Start Menu stortcuts, and even .EXE files selected in Windows Explorer. The only way to open a program and to right-click, and choose "Run As". It pops up a dialogue box with the current user selects and gives option to chosoe another user (there is non) and the program will open. So, I got the .EXE and the link repairs from the Doug Knox site and attempted to repair the associations. No effect. I have run CCleaner with no registry errors found. Have run AVG, Spybot S&D and Maleware Bytes in safemode and removed everything. I am not sure... Read more

Answer:Solved: Desktop icons, shortcuts, .EXE files open wrong

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Microsoft Edge browser became really buggy all of a sudden. I've done a clean Windows install soon after that (WIn10 build 1607), but the problem is still there. I have tried resetting the browser only, but no success. GPU drivers are up to date (R9 380). It only happens in Edge, all other browsers are fine. When I made a new local account, there were no problems.

Video upload (AK1G) - vidme

This kind of a twitch happens every now and then and I have to restart the browser so I can use it normally. It happens in all kinds of situations, while browsing, being open in the background or being completely idle. The apps which are running simultaneously become unresponsive until I minimize/ maximize/ switch between them.

Is there a way to fix this without making a new account?

Answer:What is wrong with my Edge?

in a nutshell it's a microsoft browser, that is what is wrong with it.

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so i logged onto pc just now and edge browser's configuration has been reset..all my saved bookmarks are gone. have to recreate them. unless during the night it received an anonymous upgrade.. i want to physically strangle this program.

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Edge will not stay open. Screen comes on but closes in 2 seconds.

Answer:what is wrong with microsoft edge?

Edge is still a work in progress. It is much better in TP since there is AdBlock available for it but even with this, MS has work to go yet.

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so i logged onto pc just now and edge browser's configuration has been reset..all my saved bookmarks are gone. have to recreate them. unless during the night it received an anonymous upgrade.. i want to physically strangle this program.

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Question: Keyboard shortcuts

Is there a keyboard shortcut for Sleep?

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts

Any help?click here

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Hello, I have been searching for over an hour of something that will allow me to personalize my keyboard shortcuts like instead of copy being ctrl+c I can change it to two letters together like zx or -+ etc. What is the best way to do this. Thank you

Answer:add keyboard shortcuts

Try using this - AutoHotkey - Free Mouse and Keyboard Macro Program with Hotkeys and AutoText


Quote:




AutoHotkey is a free, open-source utility for Windows. With it, you can:
Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder.
Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey.
Expand abbreviations as you type them. For example, typing "btw" can automatically produce "by the way".

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Recently transitioned from a Macbook Pro to the y40. Does anyone know the keyboard shortcut to switch from a full-screen application (i.e. while gaming) to the desktop, without simply exiting the game?

Answer:y40 keyboard shortcuts

hi GrClark,
 
If you have only one application running, pressing Alt+Tab should automatically minimize the full screen application that's currently running and will automatically switch to the desktop. Otherwise, you will need to hold the Alt key then continuously press the Tab key until you get the desktop icon.
 
 - Sample image
 
More shortcuts are discussed in these articles:
35 Keyboard Shortcuts That Increase Your Productivity in Windows 8.1
Hidden Secret Features and Useful Hotkeys in Windows 8 and Later
 
 
Regards

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Question: Keyboard Shortcuts

I am using Windows XP. I understand that you can assign a keyboard shortcut to open a program by right clicking the icon, selecting the shortcut tab and then entering the shortcut key you wish to open the program. Is there a way to assign a shortcut key not to a program, but to a file or document instead? If so, how can it be done?
 

Answer:Keyboard Shortcuts

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k well whenever im typing on the key board, and i type an f for example. the search window opens. or if i hit e, my computer opens. i figured it was just something turned on to automatically do that but im not sure. if its something i can turn off could some one let me know how? thanks

Answer:keyboard shortcuts?

I think your windows key on the keyboard is pressd coz these shortcuts works with windows key.... for eg.. WinKey + D to show desktop!

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Hello,

I've recently migrated from Windows XP Pro to Win 7 Ent and now I see that it's not possible to assign a shortcut to some Win + Key combinations, namely

Win + C
Win + Up arrow
Win + Down arrow
Win + Space

I've found a way to disable all the Win + ... shortcuts as described here: Disable Win+X Shortcut Keys on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

But I'd still like to use standard Win + D and Win + E, so disabling all is not a good option for me. Does any one know a more suitable solution?

Answer:Win + ... keyboard shortcuts

  
Quote: Originally Posted by valera


Hello,

I've recently migrated from Windows XP Pro to Win 7 Ent and now I see that it's not possible to assign a shortcut to some Win + Key combinations, namely

Win + C
Win + Up arrow
Win + Down arrow
Win + Space

I've found a way to disable all the Win + ... shortcuts as described here: Disable Win+X Shortcut Keys on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

But I'd still like to use standard Win + D and Win + E, so disabling all is not a good option for me. Does any one know a more suitable solution?


Well, no, either you disable all <WINDOWS>+<KEY> combinations, or keep all of them.

Is there any particular reason why you need to re-assign <WINDOWS>+<C>, <WINDOWS>+<UP>, <WINDOWS>+<DOWN>, <WINDOWS>+<DOWN> and <WINDOWS>+<SPACE>?

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Question: Keyboard shortcuts

I've given a used Thinkpad R40 to my sister, who is elderly and is having trouble (as many younger people also do!) with the touchpad mouse function. I'd like to give her some keyboard shortcuts to:-open the start menu-select a program-close a window (not having to guide the mouse pointer up to the X)-turn off the computer. Does anyone out there know shortcuts for these functions? Thanks in advance,

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts

-open the start menu  [Ctrl+Esc]-select a program [Arrow keys to highlight start menu items and then Enter to run them.]-close a window (not having to guide the mouse pointer up to the X) [Alt+F4]-turn off the computer. [Select it from the start menu or press Alt+F4 at a blank desktop.]Here's a general guide to windows keyboard shortcuts.Here's a guide to the special keyboard functions on the R40.





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I logged on to my pc this morning to find that several keyboard shortcuts have suddenly come into being without my asking them to! two examples are that shift+p now opens windows media player, which is incredibly annoying when you're trying to type. another is that tab now no longer cycles through fields, but brings up a little window of open programs. it may just be coincidence, but this pc did an automatic install of updates last night. how can i clear these shortcuts that i don't want????

as an update, i have just noticed two files on my desktop titled desktop.ini

the first contains this:
[.ShellClassInfo]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21799

the second contains this:
[.ShellClassInfo]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183
[LocalizedFileNames]
Windows Media [email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\unregmp2.exe,-4

i presume these either have something to do with the cause of my problem, or are another symptom of it??
 

Answer:Keyboard Shortcuts - PLEASE HELP!!

try system restore?
 

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Hey everyone, I'm new to these keyboards with special buttons to open web browsers and play music and such. I just got a new computer, and I feel really stupid asking for help with this, but I can't figure out how to get these buttons to work and how to configure them! Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:HP keyboard shortcuts

I don;t think you could configure them as you wish.
In my school right now, the hp's keyboard are also a multimedia keyboard (lot of buttons above) and i can sort of configure it in the control panel...
 

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I've been trying to find a way to enter things like my e-mail address, name, home address, phone number etc. by using a shortcut. Is it possible to program a combination of two keys to input this information when filling out forms. For example: pressing the 'a' and 'd' key to input my address into a space provided. I hope I'm making sense here. Thanks, this is my first time here.

Answer:keyboard shortcuts

To the best of my knowledge, the application itself would have to support this (unless you got a programmable keyboard

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Is it possible to set a key, say an F key to insert a row of text into a box when filling in my details, name, address etc with pre loaded details.This owuld save a lot of time each day?

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts

I use Firefox ... in which Autofill, on my Google Toolbar, does just what you want.

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How do i maximize & restore a window with the keyboard? (win98)
 

Answer:keyboard shortcuts

Hold ALT and click TAB to switch between windows, useful for games.

Regards,
-BB.
 

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Hello,
So this is the issue, when I press R it goes to Run, M Minimizes. Basically I don't know what happened but I don't need to press the windows key + R to go to Run.

I want this to stop. I am doing work on my PC using word and when I use the letter R M L it does the windows shortcut.

I have changed the keyboard, and checked sticky keys

Thanks

Answer:Keyboard Shortcuts

The Windows key stuck?

zzz2496

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My work just upgraded to Windows 10. Now, in Internet Explorer whenever I go to a site like Pandora where I have to log in, when I type the first letter of my email "e" it shortcuts to the "Edit" in the Menu Toolbar and will
not let me type in the username/log in field. Same when I try to type "f" it shortcuts to "File" in the menu bar. I called our IT department, they have never seen it do that. How do I disable this feature? Any help is appreciated! I thought
it might be sticky keys, but it is not that. I don't know what else to check.

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I've been having this problem latley where when I hit ****+2 other keys it makes my keys all different...Like if I do that and then try and type..Something like "Hey, Whats up?" would be "hg.; Hwags mi:". You get the idea? It gets agrivating because then I have to get out of my game and get back in...I don't remember wich keys I hit cuz im never paying attention when it happens...Anyone undertsand what im talking about?

Answer:Keyboard Shortcuts?

no. http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting.php

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How do you turn off the numeric key strokes on the keyboard. When I type u,k,o etc I see numbers not letters. I am running Win 7 on an IBM T42 laptop no windows key.
 

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1. Please look at the attachment. I don't know what you call this long box on a web page, with small boxes to select each page you want. Is there a keyboard method to navigate to the different pages here, without using the mouse?

2. In IE or Firefox when a number of tabs are open, how can I switch between pages using the keyboard?

3. If I close one tab accidentally, can I recover it?

Thank you,

Answer:I need to know 2 keyboard shortcuts

Hi have you tried using the tab key then enter key to select the page you want. i tested it here on this forum i can tab to the page box then hit enter to select it.

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A friend of mine recently bought a new computer with Windows XP and a microsoft keyboard. There are buttons on the keybord like: my documents; my pictures; undo; copy; print, etc. These button won't work when pushed.

Can someone direct us to some instructions for enabling these buttons, or how to get them to work.

thanks

Answer:how to set keyboard shortcuts

Do you have a cd came with your keyboard ? Those features would be enabled with the necessary software. Also check the manual for the keyboard. If you dont have any mighty MS hardware team sure would have something on their website.

regards.

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Hello Ladies & Gentlemen,

I've been reading tutorials on keyboard navigation, as I'd like to learn to navigate Windows 10 without a mouse, and while I've mastered a few commands I'd like to know how to de-select highlighted text after CTRL-A has been pressed. I've pressed ESC and also tried the CTRL-Z undo command but it doesn't work. I know I can simply click on my mouse and all highlighted text will be un-highlighted, but I want to learn how to operate without a mouse.

Any ideas?

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts

Read this one yet? Brink is comprehensive, as ever

Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

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Hi everyone.
when I double click a word on most of the applications the word being marked, unless it's a link. I'm looking for a keyboard key which can eliminate the link behavior and allow me to select it.
or a key shortcut which auto select the text that the mouse cursor standing on event if it's a link.


thanks!

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I logged on to my pc this morning to find that several keyboard shortcuts have suddenly come into being without my asking them to! two examples are that shift+p now opens windows media player, which is incredibly annoying when you're trying to type. another is that tab now no longer cycles through fields, but brings up a little window of open programs. it may just be coincidence, but this pc did an automatic install of updates last night. how can i clear these shortcuts that i don't want????

as an update, i have just noticed two files on my desktop titled desktop.ini

the first contains this:
[.ShellClassInfo]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21799

the second contains this:
[.ShellClassInfo]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769
IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183
[LocalizedFileNames]
Windows Media [email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\unregmp2.exe,-4

i presume these either have something to do with the cause of my problem, or are another symptom of it??

Answer:Keyboard Shortcuts - PLEASE HELP

Hi Rooster,
Sounds like you got sticky keys turned on . To check this try:
Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Ease Of Use > Ease of Use Center. Then click on the blue link called "Make the keyboard easier to use" and look and see if you got those check boxes enabled.
Raj

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Does anyone have any idea why keyboard shortcuts would stop working in Internet Explorer 6? For some reason I can't use the Control/Enter shortcut when entering an address. Is there something that needs to be turned on or off?
Thanks for your time
 

Answer:Keyboard Shortcuts

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Hello!

I use Firefox with Emacs-Keys. This means, CTRL+W does not close the TAB when I type something and ALT+n switches to tab n. Here in this forum ALT+2 toggles the print view, which is annoying. Could you please move this shortcut?

Thanks,
C-Otto
 

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts

alt-3 is the print version
alt-2 is view new posts
alt-1 is home...
alt-4 is search
alt-5 is search the FAQ

just thought id throw that out there
 

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Ok, so I'm running Vista basic on a netbook, and I am having a keyboard shortcut problem. When I press ctrl + a nothing happens, but the other ones like ctrl + c or ctrl + v etc. still work. Any ideas?

Answer:keyboard shortcuts

Hi -

Are all Windows Updates in including Vista SP2?

www.update.microsoft.com

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I am using the keyboard that came with my computer and it has 4 shortcut keys. When I press one it brings me to a site which tells me how to assign them. It tells me to go into my control panel, click on the keyboard icon, then go to the "buttons" tab. Problem is, there is no buttons tab...

Can anybody help me?

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts...

you need to install the keyboard driver , then youll be able to do it

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does anyone know the reasoning behind choosing 'ctrl+V' for the command to 'paste'? Why 'V'????
 

Answer:keyboard shortcuts

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Ok this is my set up: I've got two keyboards hooked up to my computer; they both function as normal keyboards, I just had a wired usb one set up because my batteries on my wireless keyboard ran out. So I just got this idea right now, influenced by the Optimus Keyboard.

So the idea is to create the secondary keyboard into all shortcut keys. Is that possible? I know it's probably not possible without proper drivers/ softwares and such. But have you ever heard of that? I mean, it seems like it'd look awesome: eye candy wise, ya kno?

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts

that does sound pretty awsome, I have no idea how you would go about doing that, but if you do, let me know

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Can anyone tell me how to open the file menu from the keyboard? Thanks!

Answer:Keyboard Shortcuts?

Hello Kewlcowboy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's Alt+F

Shortcut Keys for Windows 7

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I'm having a thick moment.
My XP machine has suddenly started opening Media Player when ever I hit shift + P. I haven't set this to be so and I can't remember how to do it or remove the shortcut.
 

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts

may get the answer at ... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301583



 

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my freind's optical mouse froze the other day and, eventually, he got it going by shutting down everything right back to the mains. It raised the question "How can I move my cursor using the keyboard. I have tried using the Helproom to find out but, whereas there appears to be thousands of keyboard shortcuts I couldn't find one which advised how to use the keyboard to move the cursor. Any ideas? Thank you

Answer:keyboard shortcuts

Good question and one that deserves a better answer than this. It is possible to select items in any screen using just the tab, windows key, Alt key and arrow keys. It takes some learning and the best option is to get the mouse working by doing what your friend did - reboot!To help you do this remember Alt+F4 key shuts the active window. Use the tab key and enter key when prompted to save work to select Yes/No/Cancel. Use the Windows key to select the start button and then arrow keys to navigate to shut down. (In XP Windows Key + U + U does it)

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I've lost all keyboard shortcuts - how can I restore them?

Answer:Keyboard Shortcuts

What keyboard shortcuts are you referring to? The basic one that come in Win 10 or others that are specific to your computer?

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Is there a keyboard shortcut for the 'save work'command in windows XL

Answer:keyboard shortcuts

click here

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Is there a way to find out which program is stopping me from setting a keyboard shortcut. I need to set the "a" key to give me the "a" with the accent '. (spanish letter a). I use the right alt key + the vowels to get the letter. The e,i,o,u shortcuts work, but I can't get the a to work.
I found the following statement on the microsoft site:

A keyboard shortcut does not work if it conflicts with a keyboard combination that is used in the program that is currently active.
 

Answer:keyboard shortcuts

Alt+a opens Add to favorites for me when IE is open, so maybe that's your stopgap!
 

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Hi,
This is probably not thr right forum to ask this.....but....how do I disable keyboard shortcuts ?
I have a problem whereby I mistype and press Ctrl plus A or Z.....then if I hit any key, I delete all the text I have typed...it drives me mad !
Can anyone help ?

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts

hi i found this http://www.hwdot.com/how-to-display-...r-performance/

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If you press Ctrl and enter ie6 will add "www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of the text typed in the Address bar. Is it possible to change the .com bit to .co.uk?

Answer:IE6 keyboard shortcuts

Hi, I dont bother typing in www., etc. Most search engines ignore them anyway. cheers, Bill

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Hi folks!

Is there a way to access the Device Settings in the Mouse Properties via keyboard shortcuts? I can get to the Mouse Properties via Windows start button key > arrow navigate to control panel > arrow navigate to mouse icon > press enter. But I can't get to the Device Settings tab!

Fn + F9 doesn't work, by the way!

Any ideas!?

Thanks
bbbluz

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts

Thought I'd let you know that I figured it out.

Solution is to press Windows button on keyboard. When the start menu pops up, use your arrow keys to navigate to the Control Panel. Press Enter key. When the Control Panel pops up, navigate using your arrow keys to the Mouse icon. Press Enter again. Now ,when Mouse Properties window pops up, use your Tab key to navigate to the tabs at the top of the window, then the arrow keys to navigate through the tabs to the Device Settings tab. The tabs should open as you navigate through them. Once there use the Tab key to navigate to the enable button. Press Enter.

Thanks for being here!

bbbluz

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Question: Keyboard Shortcuts

1. Why Tab key is not alwayes causing the cursor to jump between the options or tabs in the active window? is their other way?
2. MouseKey is not alwayes working. for example double click you have to press (+) in numeric keypad.

I use XP.

Thank you
 

Answer:Keyboard Shortcuts

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Can anyone recommend an inexpressive programmable keyboard I can add, to help with the Photoshop keyboard shortcuts ? My left hand isn’t too good at some of the 2 or 3 key combinations.
~20 extra programmable keys would be a great help.
 

Answer:PS Keyboard Shortcuts

I have a brand new (been sittin in the box for a few years) Gateway keyboard.

I don't know if anyone remembers them but I know it's progamable.

Paid $50.00

I'm going to see what I can get for it at this years garage sale.

Cowboy
 

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I'm posting on behalf of a friends daughter.This problem arose when after her grandfather had been using her pc, which may or may not be coincidental. It would seem that they've accidentally turned on some special keyboard shortcuts, for instance, She'll be in Word and press D,and it goes back to the desktop. It's all single letters. She doesn't need to press CTRL, Alt or anything. They've tried plugging in another keyboard and I've searched through the accessibility options to see if they've turned anything on by accident but can't find anything that would do this.I'm sure I must be missing something simple here. Anyone got any suggestions?Thanks

Answer:keyboard shortcuts?

Hi, only a guess, but you could go to Start>Control Panel>Keyboard and see if it gives the option to Restore Defaults (mine does - but not all have this option).

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I have setup Google as my default search engine in Edge.

If I open a new tab, and see "Where to next?" I have a problem that if I enter a search that has a "." it will fail.

i.e. Search for

"how to boot from NVMe m.2 SSD"

I get an error saying:
Hmm, we can't reach this page.

Try this
?Make sure you?ve got the right web address: http://how%20to%20boot%20from%20nvme%20m.2%20ssd
?Refresh the page
?Search for what you want

If I take out "." it works.
"how to boot from NVMe m2 SSD"

Has anybody seen this?

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I have setup Google as my default search engine in Edge.

If I open a new tab, and see "Where to next?" I have a problem that if I enter a search that has a "." it will fail.

i.e. Search for

"how to boot from NVMe m.2 SSD"

I get an error saying:
Hmm, we can't reach this page.

Try this
?Make sure you?ve got the right web address: http://how%20to%20boot%20from%20nvme%20m.2%20ssd
?Refresh the page
?Search for what you want

If I take out "." it works.
"how to boot from NVMe m2 SSD"

Has anybody seen this?

Answer:Microsoft Edge: Search bug or have I set wrong

Hi, it depends- if you mean an exact search using " " to exactly specify the search string as here:

Then you get no results. (That's DuckDuckGo in Firefox). Don't know why you get such an obscure message with Edge.

Whereas see this:

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Hello, I'm working with a company who make communication device for people with speech impairments. Windows 8 is used as the operating system and, among many others, the built-in camera app is becoming popular. The easiest way for most of our clients to
use any program is with keyboard shortcuts so I've been given the task of figuring them out. I've figured out SPACE takes a picture, left/right scrolls through the pictures and +/- zooms. Does anyone know if there is documentation of others?

Answer:camera app keyboard shortcuts

SPACE takes a picture


Won't that depend on what button has keyboard focus?  E.g. you can tab to any button and then press Space to action it.  Standard windows UI.
Robert Aldwinckle
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Hi all!

I'm running Word 2003 on Win XP Pro (Tablet Edition) and my keyboard shortcuts keep resetting every time I restart Word. It's set by default to "Save changes in Normal". If I close a document but leave Word open, the changes remain. However, if I restart Word, the changes vanish.

Exactly the same thing happens for margins and fonts! I'll set a new default, but the changes will be gone the next time I open Word.

Could it be a problem with the Normal template...? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

spoon.

Answer:Keyboard shortcuts keep resetting!

If this does not happen with documents you have created and saved, it could very well be a problem with Normal. dot. Remove the current file and let Office reset it.
Regards,
John

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Actually, all I want to do is disable the Windows+M shortcut. I'm assuming that's the one that keeps minimizing all of my windows. Is there a list somewhere that I can check on/off the ones I want? Thanks for any ideas!
 

Answer:Disabling Keyboard Shortcuts

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Hi!

I have some shortcuts on my keyboard like, mute, volume down and up. But none of them work.
I have tried with another keyboard and i have scanned with Avast, Malware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware but nothing.

Can you help me?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Keyboard Shortcuts not working?

Generally if a keyboard has special keys, you need to install software to get those keys to work.
What is the brand and model of the keyboard?
 

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Hi, i purchased the DELL1537 laptop 3 months ago. About 3 weeks ago my keyboard started acting weird. When I type the P key i get a printer screen, W closes my browser, when i move my mouse to the left it shrinks my page, right makes it enlarge. F, tries to find a file and so on. Keys with no shortcut simply get an error beep. The thing is it doesn't always happen and i can never tell when it's going to "turn". I have to literally reboot to get rid of it and usually i lose what i've been working on. This also only fixes the problem for about 10 minutes, sometimes less.I'll be working just fine and then suddenly this starts happening. My friend is very computer savvy and thought it might be a virus, he ran a million checks and detected no virus or issue. the laptop is fully protected. A phone call to dell yielded nothing fruitful and although i purchased full insurance they will not "look into it" without me shelling out even more money. They even wanted to reset my computer to factory which i was not prepared to do. I read a similar posting, yet a little different. The only feed back was that Dell has a known problem with their keyboards? is this for laptops too or just desktops? Their issue was with windows XP, my laptop is currently running on vista. I'm not very computer litterate and could use any help you can provide.
THANKS!
 

Answer:unwanted keyboard shortcuts

check that the Ctrl button is not being pressed. I think the Ctrl button has been damaged which is remained pressed constantly.
 

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Its as though I must be holding down the function key. When I press the 'v' key my camera turns on, and other functions are automatically activated when I'm simply trying to type. Any suggestions?

Answer:keyboard is stuck on shortcuts

Cleaning Laptop/Notebook Keyboardhttp://mobileoffice.about.com/od/us...http://lifehacker.com/software/life...

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I can't get any of my normal keyboard "shortcuts" to work in Windows 10. I can't pause/play with space bar anymore, my volume buttons don't work, so far the only things I used before that still work are copy, cut, paste, and undo. Anyone know how I can fix this???

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Keyboard has just today started bringing up shortcuts on a key stroke - eg M- minimises. I am able to type this but cannot type in G Mail. and cannot type into other web based programmes. Any suggestion, please?

Answer:Keyboard on ideapad U 310 only does shortcuts.

hi hughbie,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
The shortcut M to minimize a windows is a shortcut with a Windows key (Windows key +M)
 
Make sure that the Windows key is not stuck.
    If the problem happeneds try pressing R if it will bring up the Run Box.
This will let you verify if the Windows key is stuck or something.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 





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I still find myself mashing the backspace button to return to the previous page in Chrome, it's annoying that they removed that shortcut. Still, the browser clearly knows what I'm trying to do and prompts me to press Alt + Left Arrow instead. I decided to look up the other keyboard shortcuts, and thought I'd share some of the more useful ones here. Some I knew already, some are new to me but look like I'll be using them a lot!

Alt + left arrow = view previous page in browsing history
Alt + right arrow = view next page in browsing history

Ctrl + T = open new tab
Ctrl + Shift + T = reopen previously closed tab

Ctrl + L or Alt + D or F6 = move cursor to address bar

Ctrl + 1-8 = move to a specific tab
Ctrl + 9 = move to last tab

Ctrl + Shift + V = Paste without formatting (not on the list, but I use it all the time)
Here's a full list:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/157179?hl=en-GB
 

Answer:Chrome keyboard shortcuts

Get it back with this extentsion.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...ci?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog


I use quite a few shortcuts, Ctrl + Shift + T mostly when I close the wrong tab by accident! haha
 

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Wanted to compile a list of the BEST Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts. Care to share yours? :)

Answer:Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft have a nice and complete list: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...oard-shortcuts
Win-E,D and R are my most used combinations. Oh, and Win-Break.

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Hi all

i have a mac system, with mac key board , installed windows 7 ult.. 
i have windows shortcut keys listed, but it will not work on MAC, searched a lot for solution, from friend reference i have posted here, please help 

Answer:windows shortcuts on Mac keyboard

Hi pro-fes

Welcome to Technet forums

here is the list of shortcut functions for windows on different mac keyboard
Windows Keyboard Shortcut               Apple External Keyboard                    Built-In Mac Keyboard

Ctrl+Alt+Delete                                     Ctrl+Option+Fwd Delete                          Ctrl+Option+Delete
Alt                                                        Option                                                    Option
Backspace                                             Delete                                                   Delete
Delete                                                   Fwd Delete                                             Fn+Delete
Enter                                                     Return                                                   Return
Enter                                                     Enter on numeric keypad                         Enter
Insert                                                    Help                                                       Fn+Enter
Num                                                      Lock   ?... Read more

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I created an application keyboard shortcut and it worked one time then failed the second time I tried to use it. I've tried creating other shortcuts but none of them will work either. I have logged out and back in, restarted, shutdown and booted again. I am still unable to create a working shortcut. I've tried several key combinations thinking there may be a conflict.

Has anyone had the same problem and found a solution?

Answer:Application keyboard shortcuts

If you are talking about shortcut key for a file shortcut, you are not the only one with problems like that.

How to run a script using a simple keyboard shortcut
Hidden Desktop Shortcuts' Hotkey not working
Check those threads out, may be something will help.

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Hi everyone,

I am curious to know if there is a keyboard shortcut like ALT + TAB that cycles through the windows of the active application only, similar to what Mas OS has with COMMAND + `.
I found a guide on this site, but it does not include that shortcut. It has ALT + ESCAPE which happens to cycle through all windows rather than just the active window. (Shortcut Keys for Windows 7[2]=Shortcuts).

That aside windows 7 is looking pretty good, since Apple decided my dual 2.0Ghz G5 is too old and not intel enough to run Snow Leopard I'm 99% sure I'm switching to a Win7 machine early next year. Anyway, that was unrelated, just had to rant about Apples contempt for its customers.

Thanks.

Answer:A Keyboard / Shortcuts issue

Hi itsn8o, welcome to the forums.

You can press CTRL+TAB and it will will tab-switch between the open windows within the given application.

Hope this helps




Jeff

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I spilled a glass of Pepsi over my laptop - a Compaq nx9110 - by accident a few weeks ago. Cleaned it up and apparently everything works again - all the keys work fine individually - except for shortcut combinations. I've got Windows XP sp1 and Ubuntu 5.10 on dual boot on the laptop. The shortcut problem only initially affected XP, then affected Ubuntu as well. CTRL+A is the only shortcut that works - CTRL+Z, CTRL+S, CTRL+V, CTRL+C, CTRL+enter (quick .com in Firefox), etc. do nothing. ALT is fine. Shift is fine. CTRL isn't, for some reason.

What are the chances it's a hardware problem, considering how every key still works on its own (and with left/right in the case of the two CTRL keys)? It's damned annoying, but I can't really afford to buy a new keyboard for it, and the hassle of finding a seller with this kb model in stock is hair-wrenchingly difficult. I just backed up my files and reformatted everything an hour ago (now finishing up reinstalling my drivers in Windows) to see if it might just be a software glitch, but the problem hasn't gone away.

Every single tech I've asked so far was stumped - no idea where the problem could be - the only suggestion I've had is to try plugging in another keyboard to see if it works, but the laptop doesn't have a PS/2 port, I don't have a USB keyboard, and I can't afford to splash out on one just now.

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Answer:Keyboard shortcuts don't work

Update: I figured out how to get the control characters to work - I have to tap CTRL *then* hit the letter, like CTRL --> Z instead of CTRL + Z.

Still, I'd love to know why it's suddenly become timed and won't work together.

Anyone know how to lift the keyboard out of the Compaq nx9110 model laptop? I can't find ANYTHING on Google or in the manual. I'd like to give the membrane a clean but I can't because I can't see any way to get the keyboard out.
 

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Many people prefer to use Windows with keyboard shortcuts (and who dose no€™t use Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V regularly) Windows 8 includes some new keyboard shortcuts for the new Metro UI. These can be very useful while you a€™re evaluating the new Operating system.
Where they come in very useful is when you a€™re using Metro with a mouse Currently, swipes such as showing the charms on screen by swiping in from the far right of the screen do not work with a mouse This can make performing a task as simple as shutting down the computer complex. Here then are the, currently accurate, keyboard shortcuts for the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Win + Spacebar : Switch the input language and keyboard layout

Win + C : Open the Charms

Win + D : Show the desktop

Win + E : open Windows Explorer

Win + F : Open the Search panel

Win + H : Open the Share charm

Win + I : Open the Settings charm

Win + K : Open the Connect charm

Win + L : Lock the computer

Win + O : Lock the screen rotation

Win + Q : Open the search pane

Win + R : Open run

Win + V : Cycle through toasts

Win + W : Opens the Settings search panel

Win + Y : Peek at the desktop

Win + Z : open the app bar

Win + Shift + V : Reverse cycle through toasts

Win + Enter : Launch the narrator

Win + PgUp : Move tiles to the left

Win + PgDn : Move tiles to the right

Win + Shift + . : Move the split to the left

Win + . : Move the split to the right
 

Answer:Windows 8 Keyboard shortcuts

useful, if i still had OS8.

But thanks anyways, DUUUDE.
 

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Hello all! I have been experiencing a problem and I can only conclude it is keyboard shortcuts that are causing the problem. Which is...

I often type on the following message board: www.libertynewsforum.com
While I type here, which is often, I will here a buzz and the start menu will pop up and sometimes I here a buzz and right in the middle of my post, it starts navigating away from that site to one that is bookmarked!!!

I can only assume that I get to typing so fast I am hitting some combination of keys or the wrong ones. Two time now the site was accidentally added to my restricted sites list. I know that I am accidentally placing it there because it appears there well after I have successfully used the site after using Spybot or Spywareblaster.

Any ideas as to my guess is the problem? If so, can I disable keyboard shortcuts? Is there one that adds a current site to the IE restricted site list?

Thanks!

PS - This only happens in IE. Not Firefox. I use XP Home.
 

Answer:Disabling Keyboard Shortcuts?

Questions regarding your problem.

1. Would you consider the events to be isolated?

2. Would you consider the events persistent and occurs with regularity?
 

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Some really good ones here, and some welcome additions, like minimize now has a shortcut! yay!

Favourites are Win+Arrow keys and Win+space is great too.







General
Win+Up Maximize
Win+Down Restore / Minimize
Win+Left Snap to left (pressing again will jump over to the next monitor)
Win+Right Snap to right
Win+Shift+Left Jump to monitor on the left
Win+Shift+Right Jump to monior on the right

Win+Home Minimize / Restore all other windows

Win+T Focus the first taskbar entry
(pressing again will cycle through them, you can can arrow around)

Win+Space Peek at the desktop
Win+G Bring gadgets to the top of the z-order

Win+P External display options
Win+X Mobility Center (same as Vista, but handy)

Win + # key Launches a new instance of the application in the Nth slot on the taskbar.
Example: Win+1 launches first pinned app, Win+2 launches second, etc.

Explorer
Alt+P Toggle the preview pane

Taskbar modifiers
Shift+Click on icon Open a new instance
Middle-click on icon Open a new instance
Ctrl+Shift+Click on icon Open a new instance with Admin privileges
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Answer:Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

I'm with you there, the Win+Space and Win+Arrows are really handy! I wish I had multi-monitors to take advantage of some of the others, as I can imagine it makes things much easier when you can work on 2 screens at once.
 

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