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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How to use keyboard menu navigation in Google Docs to uppercase a selection

I opened the pictured menu by pressing Alt+O, then S, then 1. From there: If I press U, it underlines my selected text, despite the submenu being open. If I click UPPERCASE, it uppercases it instead....
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How to change between tabs in the Google Script Editor with the keyboard?

I did it once by accident, so I know the speed key exists. I've tried: CTRL+PgDn CTRL+SHIFT+PgDn CTRL+RIGHT Does anyone know?
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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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How do I create a custom keyboard shortcut in Google Docs to implement custom formatting? [duplicate]

When I take notes for CS classes, I find myself constantly changing the font choice and weight to differentiate lines of code from regular notes. For example: To improve productivity, I would like to ...
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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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Gmail no longer opens messages with the Enter key

I have custom keyboard shortcuts enabled under Gmail's settings. Today I was fiddling around with them, and now I cannot open a message using the Enter key. I can still do it with my custom keyboard ...
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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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Google Sheets moving to a new column if cell not blank

I have to scan barcodes of inventory for techs to install I wanted to find a way to skip to the next column after I scan a certain number of meters for example: John needs 90 units his name is on A1 I ...
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How to change cell range without deleting it?

In a function, let's say the SUM function, I have a range H25:H37 I want to change this range to H23:H40 using the mouse. The only way I could find is to delete the initial value, then I can drag the ...
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Youtube player shortcut or extension to change to next higher or lower video resolution

I watch general videos on youtube at 720p and programming/ tutorial videos at 1080p I have searched a lot and its almost certain there is no keyboard shortcut to jump to the next higher/ lower video ...
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How can I allow results from a Google Sheets 'filter' action to be mutable?

Brief: The results of a filter are not mutable. I cannot directly add/edit rows to the cells in and around a filter result due to a #REF Error: not expanded because it would overwrite data error. ...
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YouTube keyboard shortcut to like or dislike (thumbs-up or thumbs-down)?

I use YouTube keyboard shortcuts f, j, k, l, m, and 1–0. Is there a similar key to toggle the like and dislike buttons (thumbs-up or thumbs-down buttons)?
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How to get the SUM total value to appear in cell vs the formula?

So I have created a spreadsheet to add cells =SUM(B2:B20) ... When I hit enter the sum value should be in the cell I created the formula but instead, I have just the formula after hitting enter. How ...
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How can I pretty-print a formula in Google Sheets?

Without proper line breaks and indentation, even moderately complex formulas are visually not well navigable in Google Sheets. How can I pretty-print them? I know I can create a line break with Ctrl +...
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Date and time keyboard shortcut for Google Docs document (not sheets)

I am trying to find out if I can set up a keyboard shortcut to print/type in the current date and time in a Google Docs document (not sheets). Anyone? The best I could find is an Add-on Text Factory ...
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How do I filter really tiny columns in Google Sheets?

Sometimes in my filter views, whenever I have really small columns, the triangle icon to filter them does not show up at all. I'm able to temporarily resolve this by expanding the column, but it's ...
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How do I automatically enter sequential numbers without using the mouse in Google Sheets?

I would like to create a series of number in Google Sheets, without dragging with the mouse. When using the Shortcut Cmd+R (Fill Right) it just copies the value of the first cell. Initial State: ...
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Toggle “Plain Text Mode” when writing in email with Gmail, with a shortcut

We can toggle "Plain Text Mode" when writing in email with Gmail by clicking on the 3 little dots (bottom right), and select the menu item. Can we configure a keyboard shortcut for this? I haven't ...
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Google Docs thinks that I am using an Apple keyboard even though I'm not (non-Chrome browser)

I'm using the Gnome Web browser on Linux which happens to be my favorite browser. I'm having an issue with all Google Docs applications where it assumes I'm using an Apple keyboard when I'm not. This ...
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Google Docs Ctrl + Shift + L not working

So CtrlShiftL does nothing in Google Docs, where CtrlShiftR and CtrlShiftE work. I tried this on the same google doc but on my Chromebook, and it works. My laptop is Windows 10, so I figured something ...
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Insert Today's Date in Google Sheets on Norwegian Keyboard

Ctrl+; should be the US way to insert today's date, but this doesn't work on my Norwegian keyboard. Is there somewhere I can look up what it should be?
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How can I navigate inside a spreadsheet cell immediately after typing text?

This seems like it's a blindingly simple question with an obvious answer yet I cannot figure out how to do it nor find solutions online. If I type some text into a Google Sheets spreadsheet cell and ...
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Shortcut to put focus at end of value in cell

Is there a way to do this without using a mouse? I'm in Google Sheets, with the focus on a specific cell, which already has content in it. I want the focus to move to the very end of the value in the ...
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Google Sheets issue with literal constants in functions [duplicate]

When attempting to use any literal strings in formulas I get a Formula parse error and #ERROR! in the column with the formula. For example: =IF(D43=“x”,MULTIPLY(E42,2)). I’ve been told that ...
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How to undo strikethrough on Google documents

How do I undo strikethrough on a whole page with table layout? I have tried Command key + Shift + X and it does not work.
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Gmail shortcut keys overridden by DevTools shortcut keys

I can't get Gmail shortcut keys to perform the Gmail actions because (I think) the DevTools actions for that shortcut are performed instead. For instance, to mark an email as read is Ctrl+Shift+I, but ...
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Prevent YouTube seeking video upon tab-switch shortcut?

To reproduce bug: On macOS Chrome or Firefox (but not Safari); View a video (playing or paused) on YouTube; Press command-number to switch tabs (eg command1 for tab 1, command2 for tab 2, etc); ...
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GitHub markdown shortcut to treat text as code?

While writing an issue in a GitHub repository, how can I: Select a piece of text And press something so that it is treated as code? For example, here in Stack Exchange I can select a piece of text ...
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Why are the forward/back keyboard shortcuts in Google Calendar reversed?

I recently started using Google Calendar a lot more, and one of the first things I did was look for keyboard shortcuts to speed up my planning. I found this: I'm wondering whether there's some ...
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How do I archive an email without needing to select it first?

I'm using Gmail shortcuts. When navigating my inbox list I can easily move up/down using: Newer conversation k Older conversation j This shows a blue highlight near the message I'm ...
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Spotify Web player - previous and next shortcuts

I use keyboard shortcuts for all of my media players, but Spotify's web player (open.spotify.com) seems to be pretty limited in the keyboard shortcuts it provides. I know that Ctrl + left/right ...
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Create keystroke to a script [duplicate]

In Google "documents" (not Spreadsheets), I've a script to insert Date. How do I create a keystroke to activate the script?