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Can I turn a USB keypad into a shortcut machine for complicated tasks?

Let's say I want to highlight a piece of text and hit a button and have it place the text in quotes (or within code) and tweet it, is that possible? I'm on the newer OSXs. Curious about using either a cheap USB numeric keypad or a cheap USB controller like the Korg NanoKEY2 Slim Line. Is this possible?
posted by history is a weapon on Jul 16, 2014 - 2 answers

Looking for solutions to TWO annoying Macbook Pro problems

1. Is there a way to lock the bookmark bar in Safari? I keep accidentally deleting bookmarks by dragging them into the screen and then they disappear into a puff of air. It's annoying because sometimes I don't notice I have done it and then when I go into Safari the next time I find my bookmark is gone. 2. Is there a shortcut to close all your program and shut down at the same time? I always have to Command +Q each program before I shut down which is annoying. Thanks! Any other unknown secrets or shortcuts for Mac also appreciated!
posted by grak88 on Feb 20, 2014 - 13 answers

Assigning a keyboard shortcut to a macro in Access 2007

Is there a simple way to assign a keyboard shortcut to a macro in Access 2007? I understand that macros behave differently in Access than they do in Excel (which I'm more familiar with). I have written a sub called "ImportAll" in Module1. I'd like it to run when I push Ctrl+I. How would I go about achieving this?
posted by Proginoskes on May 10, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I customize my wireless mouse buttons to paste a couple of preset phrases?

How can I set a mouse button on my wireless Logitech mouse to play a series of keystrokes when pressed? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Aug 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Reassign Mouse Button (program) Function

How can I assign a command to a mouse button so that a .jpg will open in MSPaint? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Aug 4, 2012 - 9 answers

delete shortcut problem

Deleting desktop shortcut deletes the file. What gives? [more inside]
posted by luvmywife on Jun 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Shortcut to view list of worksheets in Excel?

I have reason to believe that in Microsoft Excel 2002 (PC) there is a shortcut that makes a menu pop up at the bottom of the worksheet (where the tabs are), that contains a list of all of the sheets in the current workbook, that you can use to go from sheet to sheet. What is the shortcut? [more inside]
posted by periscope on Sep 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Shortcut needed for cursor

Is there a shortcut that moves your cursor into a box on a web page? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Apr 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Global keyboard shortcuts in OS X

How can I make sure that the global keyboard shortcuts I want to use on a Mac are not already taken? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Mar 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Kindle: How can I skip through pages quickly?

Kindle: How can I skip through pages quickly? It's driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jan 28, 2011 - 18 answers

MSWord shortcut madness! Cmd+V won't paste.

Why is cmd+V bringing up the insert hyperlink dialogue, rather than pasting in Word? [more inside]
posted by liss on Nov 15, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I speed up changing before and after the gym.

I'm frustrated by the amount of time it takes me to change before and after the gym. What are your best gym prep shortcuts? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Nov 11, 2010 - 30 answers

Die mouse, die!

Web browser with universal keyboard shortcut for back/forward a page? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Excel Short cut Question

Excelfilter: This may be a long shot, but..... Is there a quick way of formatting a table to group like records under a single heading? [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Jul 29, 2010 - 14 answers

I don't mind doing windows, as long as there aren't too many

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open a pre-existing folder in Windows XP in its own new window? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Jul 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Adding commands to the command line

How do I create a shortcut to a command prompt window that will start a programme, with specific variables within the command prompt window? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Apr 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Help creating a keyboard layout shortcut.

Mac users: Can somebody please tell me how to set up a keyboard shortcut or script that allows me to toggle between U.S. keyboard and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) keyboard layouts? I switch these on and off a LOT when I'm using my iMac and Macbook, but am tired of constantly going up to the little flag dropdown menu in the Finder (which I have to do repeatedly as I switch from program to program, since the drop-down window change doesn't seem to apply globally, but rather only within the current program you have up top). I know there's an easier way, I just haven't gotten around to figuring it out or setting it up. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Can you save remote desktop connections to log in to different user accounts?

Is it possible (in Windows Vista Ultimate) to save remote desktop connections to the same computer but for different users? i.e. have icons in my quick launch menu which log me in with a click to user1 or user2? [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Jun 30, 2009 - 7 answers

How to replace the broken period key with a shortcut

I've lost two keys, one of which is the period button. So far, for four months, I've simply been copying that are lying around, and pasting them into web browsers, word documents etc etc. The thought just struck me; is there a global shortcut for entering a period? Like, say, ctrl+opt+command+p ? And if not, can someone tell me how to do it in Firefox, excel, and word? Thanks!
posted by omnigut on Mar 9, 2009 - 31 answers

Double the trouble - in Windows XP

Double the Windows problems - creating a shortcut to CMD at a specific folder, and what's up with Desktop horizontal selecting? [more inside]
posted by curagea on Sep 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Give me that old time Photoshop key command

How do I switch windows in Photoshop CS3/Mac? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Aug 18, 2008 - 6 answers

How To Place Shortcut in root of Burn CD

How do you create a shortcut in the root of a burn CD to point to a file inside a folder in that same cd? [more inside]
posted by cmherskovic on Jul 28, 2008 - 9 answers

My Windows Won't Switch alt-tab is

alt - tab no longer an option [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Jun 22, 2008 - 7 answers

My desktop is a mess. Help!

Help me stop cluttering up my (OS X) desktop. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 7, 2008 - 23 answers

What is this mysterious process that hijacked my shortcut?

What is this mysterious process that hijacked my shortcut? I was using Photoshop CS2 and entered the shortcut key for "Save for Web" (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S) and instead of getting the Save for Web dialog, a very minimalist login box appeared. Intrigued, I brought up the Task manager, right-clicked on the "Login" entry in the list, and selected "Go To Process." The process turned out to be C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\vidifker.exe. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Jun 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Ctrl+V..? No... Shift+Ctrl+V...? No.... Argh!

Is there a shortcut in Photoshop CS2/CS3 that pastes something into your current layer? Something so simple is driving me crazy! [more inside]
posted by Bakuun on May 14, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I paste the number five with a keyboard shortcut?

The number five suddendly won't work on my laptop, can I program a key combination to paste it whenever I need it? [more inside]
posted by BobsterLobster on Mar 10, 2008 - 12 answers

How can I temporarily disable the alt+tab shortcut when I'm playing games in Windows XP?

How can I temporarily disable the alt+tab shortcut when I'm playing games in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by good in a vacuum on Mar 5, 2008 - 2 answers

How to remap Windows XP keyboard shortcuts to standard Apple shortcuts

I'm used to the keyboard shortcuts on OS X, but I have to use a Windows PC at work. What are some ways that I can remap the keys on XP to get as close to Apple's as possible? [more inside]
posted by Frankieist on Feb 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Bookending Highlighted Text Keyboard Shortcut

I need to highlight a word, hit a combination of keys which will add text I specify before and after the highlighted word. I'm running Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Oct 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me Read AskMeFi in Google Reader

Is there a keyboard shortcut that opens a Google reader item in a new firefox tab without shifting the focus (with os x, if that matters)? The list of Google Reader shortcuts is here, and none of them seem to be able to open up an item in a new tab or window without also shifting the focus away from the reader. If this doesn't come standard, does anyone know of a plugin or extension that would add this functionality? Googling turned up nothing. Thanks!
posted by davidstandaford on Aug 3, 2007 - 11 answers

I want to add keyboard shortcuts to Mac OS X apps.

I want there to be keyboard shortcuts for superscript and subscript in as many as possible of the applications I use (Mac OS X 10.4). How can I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on Aug 2, 2007 - 4 answers

"My computer" is gone. I want it back.

"My Computer" icon is gone. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Baud on Apr 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Help with Word Toolbars!

Is there anyway I can add a shortcut on the Microsoft Word toolbar which will format the selected text into a subscript or a superscript? [more inside]
posted by Maia on Jan 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Is there a keyboard shortcut for Google Toolbar in FF 2.0?

Is there a keyboard shortcut that moves the keyboard cursor to the Google Toolbar in Firefox 2.0? [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Nov 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Easy Spanish-language typing on a U.S.-type keyboard?

Easy Spanish-language typing with a U.S. computer keyboard? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Sep 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Switching Audio Outputs in OSX

Is there a way to quickly switch between audio outputs in OS X? I have speakers set up through a Griffin iMic, and I also have headphones that I plug into my iBook's headphone jack. Sometimes I like to be able to quickly switch from one to another. Currently I have to go to the sound preference pane choose from my options there. Obviously this isn't an enormous pain in the ass, but it would be nice if I could map it to a keystroke or something. I have Quicksilver and have fiddled with it a little, but if there is a way to make it do what I want, I can't figure it out.
posted by rossination on Feb 13, 2006 - 3 answers

Microsoft office keyboard shortcut problem?

Can you solve my frustrating microsoft office keyboard shortcut customization problem? [more inside]
posted by betterton on Jan 29, 2006 - 4 answers

staten island shortcut

what is the shortcut through staten island [more inside]
posted by alkupe on Apr 19, 2005 - 6 answers

Disabling caps lock?

How to require Caps Lock to be held down for a few seconds before activating? [more inside]
posted by BigPicnic on Mar 2, 2005 - 8 answers

How do I switch between different windows of the same program in OS X using keyboard

How do I switch between different windows of the same program in OS X using the keyboard? [more inside]
posted by chill on Feb 20, 2005 - 20 answers

Keyboard shorcut for toggling checkbox (firefox)

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Firefox that checks or unchecks (toggles) a checkbox? If there's no built-in shortcut, can I easily program one? Is there a shortcut in IE for this? I have Googled in vain.
posted by acridrabbit on Feb 17, 2005 - 13 answers

Mac keyboard shortcut to move programs to my second monitor?

I recently used this script to "hack" an extra monitor capability to my iBook. (Mentioned before here.) My question is that is there a keyboard shortcut or some other speedy way to move programs from my main monitor to the other? (Other than the obvious dragging, I mean.)
posted by hoskala on Sep 14, 2004 - 0 answers

Shortening URL auto-complete

I really like the common browser feature of auto completing a URL request as I'm typing it. But it drives me crazy that, when I'm trying to go to Amazon.com, it auto-completes with http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060557540/qid%3D1087167862/sr%3D2-1/ref%3Dsr%5F2%5F1/103-9997594-7563029, which is the most recent sub-page I've visited at amazon's site. Is there a browser out there that will always auto complete with a site's home page -- maybe when you use a keyboard shortcut or something?
posted by grumblebee on Jun 18, 2004 - 8 answers

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