Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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How to paste a comma separated string over multiple cells in Google Sheets?

Say I have a string of: l,f,x,a,s,f I would want to paste this every comma-separated value over 6 adjacent cells. How would I do it?
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A faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

I use a document on Google Docs as a simple to do list. I hate it that I have to access the Strikethrough command via a menu. Is there a hidden keystroke to toggle Strikethrough or perhaps a way ...
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Shortcut to insert new row in Google Spreadsheets?

Is there a way to do this without using the menu? I have seen references to ctrl + space and ctrl + +, but this no longer works (zooms in and out in Google Chrome)
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Keyboard shortcut to access the first link in a Google search page?

What is the keyboard shortcut to access the first result in a Google search page? Any "hacks" would be fine, as long as it does not require the mouse.
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Hot keys to switch between tabs?

Does anyone know if there´s a shortcut to switch between tabs in Google Spreadsheets? If you use CTRL+PgUp / CTRL+PgDown like in Excel you switch between Chrome or Firefox's tabs instead.
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Is there any way to create a timestamp in a Google Spreadsheet?

I use PSPad as a text editor, which allows you to press Alt + D to insert a timestamp, e.g.: 2010-07-17 23:45:44 Is there a way to do this in a Google Spreadsheet?
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Fill value in multiple cells in Google Sheets

In MS Excel, after selecting a range of cells it is possible to enter a value and press CTRL+ENTER to have that value set in all selected cells. Is there a keystroke in Google Spreadsheets that would ...
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Is there a YouTube keyboard shortcut for the previous and next video in a playlist?

I have a YouTube playlist and would like to know whether there are keyboard shortcuts to move to a previous video or advance to a next video. This will be helpful instead of moving to click the bottom ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for 'Mark as read' in Gmail?

In the new Yahoo! mail I can select multiple checkboxes against my email subjects and press k to perform the action Mark as read. Is there a similar alternative in Gmail?
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How can I disable the CMD + ENTER Gmail "send email" shortcut?

On a Mac, hitting Cmd+Enter will send the current message (on Windows it is Ctrl+Enter). I’m constantly hitting this accidentally and sending emails before I’m done with them. Usually, it’s because I’...
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How can I change the font in Google Docs just with keyboards shortcuts?

Question I have Google Docs open in the Google Chrome browser on a Mac. Now I select a piece of text and want to change it's font just with keyboard shortcuts -- without using the mouse. Example ...
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YouTube keyboard shortcuts?

I just found out if you type j when watching a YouTube video, it lapses back about 10-20 seconds, depending on the video, I think. What are the keyboard shortcuts when using YouTube?
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Keyboard shortcut to merge cells in Google Sheets

Is there a keyboard shortcut to merge cells in Google Sheets? I've looked and can't find it. F4 doesn't repeat merging cells either. I'm on OSX, Apple keyboard. Anyone been able to do this with a ...
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Shortcut key for moving cards up or down in Trello

Is there a keyboard shortcut that moves Trello cards up or down in list order? I want to prioritize cards without dragging and dropping.
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In copy/paste, Google Docs says "These actions are unavailable via the Edit menu, but you can still use Ctrl C" etc?

When selecting copy/paste from the right-click menu, why does Google Docs pop up a dialog to say: Copying and Pasting in Google Docs with the message: These actions are unavailable via the Edit ...
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Shortcut key to open YouTube videos in full screen mode

What keyboard shortcut will open up full screen mode while playing YouTube videos? Viewing on a Windows 7 machine.
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How can I label conversations in Gmail using only the keyboard?

I don't like using the mouse. It's slower than knowing keyboard shortcuts really well and using them. I want to label conversations in my Gmail inbox using only the keyboard. Couldn't find anything ...
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How do I switch between Gmail tabs using keyboard shortcuts?

Now that Gmail has rolled out tab groupings of my email, I have two (or more) additional places to clear of new messages. Unfortunately, in their tour of the feature, they didn't seem to mention any ...
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Disable keyboard shortcuts on GitHub?

I'm especially interested in disabling "T" button.
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Gmail keyboard shortcut to "expand all"?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to "Expand all" emails in a conversation after having navigated via j or k? Typing Enter after j or k doesn't do much.
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Does the web-based Evernote app have keyboard shortcuts?

If it does? What are they? The most important shortcuts for me are: search & new
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Shortcut key for monospaced character format in Confluence

I know the {{...}} markup but it's rather cumbersome. Is there a shortcut key to set the selected text to monospace in Confluence or is it possible to set up one somehow?
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Shortcut key to edit cell in Google Sheets

I'm on a Macbook Pro, working quite a lot in Google Sheets. I've deactivated the F-keys (so it's not an option to use F2). I can't find a shortcut for editing a cell with text in it. If it's an empty ...
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Keyboard shortcut to sign out of Gmail

Is there a keyboard shortcut that will sign me out of Gmail?
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How do I disable keyboard shortcuts in Trello?

Is there a way to turn off keyboard shortcuts in Trello? They break my regular navigation keys.
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Keyboard shortcut to change Right-to-left status in Gmail

Is there a keyboard shortcut (or a Greasemonkey script that adds this keyboard shortcut), to make a certain paragraph right-to-left, or left-to-right in gmail? This question in the official gmail ...
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How do I cancel editing a cell, in Google Spreadsheets?

I sometimes double-click on a cell to see the formula or whatever, or I just accidentally start typing in the cell. How do I cancel the edits? Esc and Ctrl+Z don't work, so I typically hit Enter and ...
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Keyboard shortcut for jumping to Google Sheets formula bar

I couldn't find this shortcut in Sheets support. Basically I want a keyboard shortcut that makes me jump to the formula bar.
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How can I create custom keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs?

When studying biology and mechanisms, it's very useful to take notes with arrows that illustrate a stepwise process: A --> B --> C and up/down arrows to denote increase/decrease. This is very ...
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Shortcut key to delete single mail in a conversation in Gmail

When I send mail to all contacts in my list (that's a huge number), I get a lot of failure notices that fills my thread. But I don't want to delete my actual sent email and the one I forwarded which ...
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Gmail keyboard shortcut to jump to next page of older messages

I've been searching around the internet for the last hour, but mysteriously somehow, I've been unable to find the Gmail keyboard shortcuts to hop to the page of the next 50 older or newer messages (or ...
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Keyboard shortcut to close the ads on YouTube

I am wondering if there is any keyboard shortcut to close the ads (advertisement) on YouTube. For example, as the one as in the picture below.
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Paste format only in Google Spreadsheets with Chrome as the browser

I want a working keyboard shortcut for Google Spreadsheets, that lets me paste just the formatting. Google says the shortcut for copying just the formatting is Cmd+Alt+C, and pasting just the ...
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Is there a Trello keyboard shortcut to add a checklist?

Question Trello has numerous keyboard shortcuts. Is there a keyboard shortcut for the "Add checklist..." action on a card? Use case Create a new card: N Select the card: Arrow key Open the card: ...
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What is the hotkey for adding rows in Google Docs?

After 1/2 hour of googling to no avail, I am ready to ask this here: As the title says, what is the hotkey for adding/removing rows in an already existing table in Google Docs? It seems excessively ...
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Google Docs - Keyboard shortcut to correct a misspelled word?

In Google Docs, if a misspelled word is present in a document, a red underline is displayed under that word, as is typical in text-composition applications. When the caret (insertion point) is ...
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Is there a shortcut key for changing Google Sheets text color to the "last color"?

I often find myself changing text colors to the same color for five minutes at a time which is really unnecessarily mouse-intensive.
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Google Mail Keyboard Shortcut for delete on Mac

I use the Google Mail keyboard shortcuts a lot and I've just started working on a Mac. One shortcut I use a lot is delete, which Google Mail listens for the # key. However, when I press the ...
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YouTube shortcuts when focus is outside of the player

I use keyboard shortcuts for almost everything: moving between tabs, windows etc. YouTube has many shortcuts for play/pause, next, mute, etc. but those only apply when you have the focus on the video. ...
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How to create user-defined key bindings or shortcuts to run App Scripts in Google Docs

This question specifically applies to Google Documents, not Google Spreadsheets (but if the answer applies to both, all the better). Google Documents has built-in Keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs. ...
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Any plugin to control GMail message editor with keyboard?

I want to use GMail's various rich-text capabilities with the keyboard. For example, I want to type Ctrl + M to indent, Ctrl + Shift + M to dedent, and do all the other actions (like adding a link or ...
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Keyboard shortcut for indenting bulleted list in Gmail message editor with Mac

How to indent a bulleted list in Gmail message editor with Mac, Chrome & Finnish keyboard? Bulleted list can be toggled with Shift+⌘+8 -> Works OK. Gmail editor's button has tooltip with ...
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I can't seem to get the shortcut key (#) for deleting to work in Gmail on OSx

I am using Chrome on OS X with a UK keyboard and for some reason I cannot delete an email using #. Pretty much every other email shortcut I use works but not this. To get the hash key I am pressing ...
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Disable keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive

Usually I'm a fan of keyboard shortcuts. However, I'm also a fan of typing the first few letters of a file I'd like to find in a document list or a tree. Since this is automatic behavior for me, I ...
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Gmail keyboard shortcut to “select all conversations that match this search”?

You can use *a, but this only selects conversations on the current page. I'd like to select all conversations without using the mouse, IE to delete hundreds of emails from a specific sender.
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Gmail keyboard shortcut for bulleted/numbered lists

When I'm composing a message, I want to start a bulleted or numbered list with a keyboard shortcut instead of using the mouse. How can I do this? If there is no way to do these things, what's the ...
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Gmail attach file keyboard shortcut

I would like to know if there is any keyboard shortcut to attach a file when writing an email. Most of the shortcuts can be found here, but they do not include any for this task.
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How can I make multiple non-contiguous text selections in Google Docs?

Is there a keyboard shortcut or other method for Google Docs that is equivalent to Ctrl+click in MS Word which allows you to select several parts of the text that are not adjacent to each other? I ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to check for new mail in Gmail?

I frequently receive a notification from my 'phone and recognize the sound as a new email on the Gmail app and many times I'm at work, etc, so I switch to my open Gmail tab. Sometimes I even wait a ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open a drop-down list for cell values in Google Docs spreadsheets

I'm working in a Google Docs spreadsheet where I've set up validation lists for a column. When I tab into that column as I'm editing a row, the drop-down handle appears: In order to access values ...

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