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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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Gmail keyboard shortcut activation while typing on the search box

I have keyboard shortcuts enabled for the standard Gmail web interface. I consider myself a search box power user and use it to search emails with long commands. However, both in Chrome and Firefox on ...
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How to tab to next field in Gmail without accepting smart compose

To send an email in Gmail, I use the tab key to switch focus to the 'send' button and then press enter. However, this conflicts with smart compose, which uses tab to accept the suggested text. I don't ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Google Docs for accepting the suggestion showed in the autocorreptor popup?

I want to use only keyboard so I wonder if there is a keyboard shortcut in Google Docs for accepting the suggestion showed in the autocorreptor popup.
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Gmail "indent" operates differently on Chrome and Edge

Pressing "indent" while composing a GMail message does different things on Chrome and Edge. I frequently select several paragraphs, and press CTRL-[ to indent. On Chrome all the paragraphs ...
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Select all mail of a label in Gmail [duplicate]

In Gmail, I can use *a to select all emails on the current page. However, if I want to select all emails on all pages of a label, I have to click the text in the red box. I wonder if there's any ...
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How to use the Delete button as a shortcut in Gmail?

I already have both regular and custom keyboard shortcuts enabled on my Gmail, but I'm unable to set a shortcut with the "Delete" button. I noticed the default configuration has a shortcut ...
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Changing Yahoo! keyboard shortcuts

I want to specifically change the "Delete" shortcut. I have the Chromebook and there is no Delete key, the Backspace won't delete the e-mails, and I don't feel pressing Shift + # Is there a ...
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Shortcut to clear formatting using a Mac Spanish keyboard?

I can't find the way to type the ⌘+\ combination a Mac's Spanish keyboard, because the \ is obtained using the option key, and ⌘+option+\ does not work either. Is there an alternative shortcut or ...
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Is there any way to disable YouTube's miniplayer mode?

Miniplayer is a YouTube mode that puts the current video in a "picture-in-picture" so you can continue watching the video while browsing other videos. I never want to use this mode. However, ...
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Can't write "?" in Google Docs due to keyboard shortcut conflict

I am using a MacBook where the question mark "?" is under the option+w keyboard shortcut. But while in google docs when I press option+w google docs opens the help menu and does not write ...
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Is there any hotkey to input A1 as $A$1 in Google spreadsheet?

For instance, I have a finance sheet. And I would calculate the currency rate via this function: GOOGLEFINANCE("AUDUSD") Then, I put the result in A1. And then, I need to convert some of my ...
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Is there a way to get OSX-style keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs on Linux?

To be explicit, what I actually want are Emacs-style shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+f moves the cursor forward a character or Alt+b moves it backward a word, or Ctrl+e moves to the end of a word, and hopefully ...
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A *faster* faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

The keyboard shortcut for strike-through in the Google Docs web UI is AltShift5 (yes that is a five), and the toolbar doesn't have a strike-through button. It's very awkward (I actually have to swivel ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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