Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

A finite set of one or more keys that invoke a software or operating system operation when triggered by the user.

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Is there a way to change “Tab Key” Function in Google Sheets to that of “Enter/Return Key”. Like a way to change the Key Bindings Temporarily

If you Select two columns, and keep pressing tab key, it starts the selection of the cell from A1, Then moves to B1 & then to A2, Then to B2 and so on. I need to be able to use Enter key to ...
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How to get keyboard shortcuts working again in Google Docs?

I am on a Mac Big Sur. For whatever reason, keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs have stopped overwriting the built-in Safari keyboard shortcuts. For example, Cmd-I no longer makes things italic in the ...
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How to delete a built-in Google Docs keyboard shortcut

I'm a French minor, so I often use the ENG INTL keyboard to write in French. Unfortunately, the shortcut to write « » is the same as the Google Docs shortcut to change the zoom to "fit": ...
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Disable “Press `/` to jump to the search box” in Google

Recently I've been getting the message on the bottom left on Google whenever I press Ctrl + L to put focus the omnibar ("Press / to jump to the search box"). While the animation only ...
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Create a custom keyboard shortcut in stackedit.io?

As a user of the stackedit.io web app, can I create custom keyboard shortcuts for my own commonly used tasks? It seems like the Settings YAML would provide for that option, and there is a reference to ...
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Set Google Drive/Docs Keyboard Shortcuts to Windows (on Mac OS)

I'm forced to use a Mac computer for my job with a Windows Keyboard, and we use Google Drive Documents/Docs. Unfortunately Google Drive knows I'm using a Mac, so it sets the keyboard shortcuts to use ...
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Tabs duplicating for some reason

This is when explorer on google docs is open. I may just be incidentally doing some... forgot what their called. This also may be from some teacher, but can someone find out if this is from ...
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How do you click normally while holding a certain other button down?

While trying to disable the snap to grid thing I did get an answer on, but that's holding alt down while doing the thing, but on Chromebook it doesn't let me do a normal click thing and hold alt down ...
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Slack: How to set custom shortcodes for emojis (short_name shortcodes)

How do I set custom shortcodes for emojis that ship with Slack? First, shortcodes (defined as short_name in the source repo) are what a user types that translates into an emoji. For example, the ...
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Need a “keyboard shortcut” to change selected text's “text color” in Gmail replies

I use the Gmail web interface, in Firefox, for all my email needs. I frequently change the color of text that I quoted from the Sender in my Gmail replies. Example: Hi, You wrote, ". . . a;...
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Duplicate shortcuts

Example problem: I want to indent a line in a google docs document. I want to do this with a key combination Problem: The existing key combination also open book marks. Problem to solve: Eliminate the ...
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Gmail in Firefox: German keyboard shortcut for indenting a list

This question is about Gmail's keyboard shortcuts with a German keyboard layout. In Chrome, I can use Ctrl + ß/´ (the two keys next to Backspace) to reduce/increase the indent of a numbered or ...
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Keyboard shortcut for adding to Reading List in Chrome

Chrome added a Reading List feature in late 2020 as an alternative to bookmarking. If you click the star to bookmark, you'll see both "Add Bookmark" and "Add to Reading List". Is ...
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A keyboard shortcut to create a blank document from the docs.google.com/document/u/0 webpage

I have gone through the Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs page — didn't find what I was looking for there — and have added the AutoControl Shortcut Manager extension to Chrome. After a brief review ...
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Apply Gmail's Action keyboard shortcut without selecting

Suppose I am in an Inbox threadlist, which lists all of my emails. If I want to do mark an email A as read, then delete email B, I have to do: Move my cursor to email A. Select it: x. Mark as read: ...
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Keyboard shortcut to “Replace URL with its title” in Google Docs

If a URL is pasted and created into a link into a Google Docs an option is shown in a popup to replace the URL with the URL's title, either of a web page or another google document. How can this be ...
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Open “Recent” via Keyboard

Is there a way to open this "recent" dialog via a keyboard shortcut? I use the web version of slack.
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Google docs produces a pop up when copying and pasting nearly every time

When I copy and paste into google docs it almost always (3 times out of 4) produces the following box even when I use the keyboard shortcuts (on firefox). Is there any way to permanently tell it to ...
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Can Spotify information (song information - 'liked' or not) be escaped by the console logs rather than going through their web API?

I use a macOS program called AnyBar https://github.com/tonsky/AnyBar that displays different colored indicator dots based on what criteria you give it and I need to configure it. I currently use it to ...
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YouTube upvote/downvote video with keyboard

Is there a way to vote up and down for the current video with a key?
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Android (mobile) Keyboard Shortcuts Google Sheets

In Google Sheets on a PC it is possible to use Ctrl+Shift+: to insert the current time into a (time formatted) cell in Google Sheets. How can this be done when using a sheet on an android mobile phone ...
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Navigate Google search results with keyboard

It takes way too many tab presses to reach to the search results. Long back, Google had a nice keyboard navigation for search results (Google Instant). Why did Google turn the keyboard navigation off ...
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How to create multiple shortcuts of files from one folder?

Windows 10, mp4/mp3 files. As well related question: how to/can shortcut change there's 'open from' direction based on original file changing its direction?
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How to capture a Google Closure Tools event and set off with keyboard shortcut? [closed]

Gmail is run with the "Google closure Tool" and there are a couple of functions I would like to be able to manually set of myself, maybe with a keyboard shortcut. I cannot work out the order ...
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Are there YouTube keyboard shortcuts for moving forward and backward through a video's chapters?

There are many keyboard shortcuts available while watching a Youtube video. Are there shortcuts to move forward and backward through a video's chapters by using a keyboard?
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How to map the delete key to delete emails in the keyboard shortcuts section?

I use web interface of Gmail and I would like to delete a conversation by pressing the DEL key on my keyboard. By default the delete shortcut is #. I found the Keyboard Shortcuts section in Gmail ...
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Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut for changing the color of a cell in Google Sheets? [duplicate]

I often find myself manually changing cells in a Google sheet to be a particular color. Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut for changing the color of a cell?
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How can I open context menu for sheet in google sheets using only the keyboard

I know that there is a way to open the google sheets context menu via the keyboard, or there was one. However, I cannot seem to find it! For reference, this is what I am talking about (am I calling ...
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Slack keyboard shortcut to toggle active / away

I am looking for the keyboard shortcut in Slack macOS app to toggle active and away. I could not find it here, for example: Slack keyboard shortcuts: https://slack.com/help/articles/201374536-Slack-...
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Gmail blue bar (/current conversation indicator) not following clicks

Generally, the Gmail blue bar indicator or selector for keyboard shortcuts follows a click on the conversation's selection box. For some reason, it's stopped doing that in one of my accounts. This is ...
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How to get Google Sheets CTRL-D “Fill Down” to behave like Excel when single cell selected

If there is a value in cell A1, CTRL-D while a single cell A2 is selected behaves differently in Excel and Google Sheets: Excel: copies cell A1 to cell A2 Sheets: nothing The Excel behavior is ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch sheets in Google Sheets

Is there a keyboard shortcut for switching sheets in Google Sheets? If so, what is it?
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Increment Cell Hotkey

Is there a hotkey in google sheets to increment any cell +1 or -1? I've seen many guides on click-drag patterns, creating buttons to increment a specific cell, but sometimes if you're doing inventory,...
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Is there a shortcut to site:youtube.com (search for videos on Youtube directly from a search bar)?

I use different search engines and anytime I need to search specifically on google all I need to do is type !g Is there a shortcut for Youtube as well because typing site:youtube.com takes too much ...
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How to open a hyperlink in the same tab using a keyboard shortcut

How do you open a hyperlink in Google Sheets using only keyboard shortcuts? Google has Alt+Enter which opens the hyperlink, but in a new tab in Chrome. How can you open the hyperlink using only ...
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Keyboard shortcut: conflict between Google Docs subscript and Mac OS Preferences (command+comma)

I teach chemistry and (have to) use Google Drive on a Mac for work. I have run into a problem with creating subscripts. On a Mac, the shortcut ⌘+, is the shortcut for opening application preferences. ...
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How can I quickly change the color of text in a cell in Google Sheets?

How can I quickly, with either a single or double click, assign a color to the text in a cell in Google Sheets? In order to quickly determine the status of certain pieces of data in a spreadsheet I ...
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Can't switch off YouTube dark mode

I can't switch off YouTube dark mode; the image here explains it: Can someone help? Restarting the browser doesn't help. If I switch mode and restart it, it is dark again.
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Google Sheets on PC Copy/paste using “Paste Values” (Crtl+shift+V) appears to work but numbers are not treated as numbers in GRAPHS

When I copy numbers using either "Edit/Copy" or "Crtl+C" in Google Sheets on PC and then use "Edit/Paste/Special/Paste Values" or (Crtl+shift+V), the numbers are indeed pasted. They appear normal and ...
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How to format clipboard text as data row in Google Sheets?

I've noticed copying text with a link preserves the link when pasted in Google Sheets. I've also tried copying an inline list from an HTML page and noticed it gets copied as two rows. Is it possible ...
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Force Google Docs/Sheets to ALWAYS paste values only (merge formatting)

I do a LOT of copying from external sources and pasting into Google Docs/Sheets. Is this at all possible? I know the keyboard shortcut but can't seem to get used to it. Would save me so much time!
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How do I find my comments on YouTube

I posted a comment on a video and they created another part but I want to re-comment it on that video but quickly and it’s been like 1 month since I posted it is there a way to not have to scroll ...
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How can I change the font of selected text within a cell in Google Sheets using keyboard shortcuts?

I am attempting to change the font of selected text within a cell in Google Sheets using a keyboard shortcut. I have attempted the steps meant for google docs here: How can I change the font in ...
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How to hide the display of formula in Google Sheets?

How to hide the display of formula in a protected range of Google sheet? In Excel, I can do that, but in Google sheet not finding any function. Please help.
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Chrome and Hangouts both use CTRL+D for something different

I'm using CTRL+D to mute my hangouts, but that does bookmarking in Chrome. Any way to resolve this schism?
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Expand folders in Google Drive

In Google Drive's folder pane, how do you expand a folder together with all of its subfolders at the same time? In other words, I'm looking for the Google Dive equivalent of macOS's option + right ...
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How can I turn a list of comma separated values into an array?

If I have a formula: ={1,2,3,4,5} I get a 5 column set of numbers with 1 in the first, 2 in the next and so on. However, if I have a cell that contains the string 1,2,3,4,5 in cell E2 and I try ={...
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Automatically name current version when Google Sheets is opened

I'd like to automatically maintain the original version of a Google Sheets file whenever the file is opened. Manually, this would involve simply opening the file and selecting File/Version History/...
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Navigate menu with keyboard shortcuts

In the past when I opened a menu with a shortcut key (for example Alt + f) the menu itself would open. Now the shortcut keys are displayed but the menu is not opened, this makes it way harder to ...
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Select from current cell to end of row (a la SHIFT + END)

When I have a cell selected, how can I select from that cell to the end of its row? SHIFT + END works in most spreadsheet programs, but I can't get it to work in Google Sheets. I use Chrome on Linux.

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