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Screen Selection Snapshots with PC Keyboard on on Mac 10.6.8

I have an Amazon basics PC keyboard and am having difficulty take screen selections. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom on Oct 7, 2015 - 5 answers

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

How to remap a USB number pad on a mac?

Hello! I am an animator and would like to use a USB number pad for keyboard shortcuts for better ergonimcs while animating in Photoshop. Is there a way to remap the numbers on the USB number pad to keyboard shortcuts like Command+Z, etc? This nice post explains how to do it for PCs, but I haven't been able to find how to do it for MacBook Pros. Thank you!
posted by tessmartin on Jul 13, 2014 - 4 answers

Chrome on Windows: hotkey to open a specific bookmark while in Chrome

Is there a way to open a specific bookmark in Chrome using a hotkey (e.g., Alt-1)? I do not want to use a bookmark keyword or Windows shortcut's shortcut keys. I've found some extensions, more inside, but each has some sort of limitation. [more inside]
posted by n81acc on Oct 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Create keyboard shortcut to "highlight" selected text in Word 2011 (Mac)

I have successfully created a keyboard shortcut to insert a new comment using the Tools > Customize Keyboard menu in Word. (I assigned it to Cmd+7, which is unassigned.) I want to highlight selected text yellow using Cmd+9, which is also unassigned. The same process won't work, and I can't seem to record a macro to do this either. Any Word Wizards/Wizardesses able to help? Many huge thanks in advance.
posted by metarkest on Mar 19, 2013 - 1 answer

How can I map the keyboard shortcuts from Apple Mail onto Outlook 2011 for Mac?

How can I map the keyboard shortcuts from Apple Mail onto Outlook 2011 for Mac? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Feb 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Word won't type my square brackets and more!

Microsoft Word 2010 doesn't seem to recognize some of my keyboard inputs. Maybe due to the language my keyboard is set. Can't figure how to customize or otherwise tell it that a [set keyboard shortcut] is already equated to a [set character]. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Oct 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Control - Y keyboard shortcut has globally stopped working in windows 7.

Personal Tech Support Filter : Control - Y keyboard shortcut has globally stopped working in windows 7. [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Jun 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Any chance of my Mac/PC keyboard shortcuts coexisting peacefully?

Can I change the way my mac uses modifier keys to navigate through text? [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on May 17, 2011 - 5 answers

How to switch apps well on a Mac?

I just bought my first Mac (Leopard). It seems like Command + tab to switch applications is way less useful than Ctrl + tab was on my Windows--I don't really want to tab between things I've shut but not closed (or however you say it), and repeatedly four-finger swiping to view all open apps makes me have to look for which one I want every time, which is slow. Am I missing something?
posted by wpenman on Apr 25, 2011 - 34 answers

How do I stop Twitter from hijacking keyboard shortcuts in Firefox?

How do I stop Twitter from hijacking keyboard shortcuts in Firefox? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jan 28, 2011 - 3 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

Shortcuts and Memory

Does the number of desktop shortcuts effect a computers memory (Windows XP)? [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Dec 1, 2010 - 25 answers

In OS X, How do I disable the Cmd-F1 display mirroring keyboard shortcut?

In Mac OS X, how can I disable the Cmd-F1 keyboard shortcut? [more inside]
posted by kpmcguire on Sep 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Once you see my sweet moves you're gonna stay amazed, my fingers movin so fast I'll set the place ablaze

Teach me some great Mac keyboard shortcuts. Nothing is too obscure. [more inside]
posted by Herschel on May 20, 2010 - 63 answers

How can I open a specific already-opened tab in Chrome Mac?

How can I open a specific already-opened tab in Google Chrome for OS X using a keyboard shortcut? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on May 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Just switch to the next tab, don't close all 25!!

Is there a way to disable Firefox keyboard shortcuts? Ctrl+Q specifically... [more inside]
posted by Dysk on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Software for Unicode entry via keyboard shortcuts?

Are there any free windows programs for entering Unicode characters via customizable keyboard shortcuts? [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Apr 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Free text editor with custom shortcuts for inserting symbols?

Is Microsoft Word the only text editor that allows user-definable shortcuts for inserting symbols? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Jan 9, 2010 - 9 answers

I realize that there are no shortcuts in life, but...

When I use Grooveshark, I can no longer use Firefox's standard keyboard shortcuts. How can I fix this? Greasemonkey, maybe? [more inside]
posted by kjackelen05 on Nov 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Photoshop-Shortcut Filter: How to toggle between layers w/out touching the mouse

Photoshop-Shortcut Filter: How to toggle between layers w/out touching the mouse - basically, I'm looking for and alt-tab option for layers within Photoshop. [more inside]
posted by alrightokay on Jul 27, 2009 - 5 answers

How to suggest keyboard shortcuts in a web app?

Have you seen any clever ways that keyboard shortcuts have been exposed or suggested? [more inside]
posted by jacobjacobs on Jul 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Shortut, plz?

Is there an iTunes keyboard shortcut that allows you to set song ratings, or a way to set up such a shortcut on OSX? [more inside]
posted by bluloo on May 1, 2009 - 8 answers

The route to better transcription

Looking for your transcription hints and tips! [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Apr 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Continually break on through to the other side

Is there a list or map out there that shows all the city blocks one can cut through (as a pedestrian) in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by greenland on Mar 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Useful iTunes keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a way, within iTunes, to change playlists (or navigate back to the main library) and to place the cursor in the search box using just the keyboard? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Mar 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Dynamically automate my appointment calendar in IE with today's date in the link?

Help me create a short cut that opens an Internet Explorer webpage with part of the link set to change dynamically to today's date (i.e., http://boingboing.net/2009/01/27/ if I clicked on it yesterday, http://boingboing.net/2009/01/28/ if I clicked on it today). Can this be done? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Jan 28, 2009 - 10 answers

First They Came For The Keyboard Shortcuts, And I Did Not Speak Up, Because I Was Not a Shortcut

For some reason, my MacBook pro suddenly won't let me use standard shortcuts- i.e. cntrl-x for cut, ctrl-v for paste, etc.- on any program, including MS Word and web browsers. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Sep 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Getting multiple monitors to work using only keyboard

How do I turn off "extend my desktop to multiple monitors" in XP only using the keyboard? [more inside]
posted by fingo on May 23, 2008 - 5 answers

If I May Be So Bold

MacFilter: The keyboard shortcut in Mail to make bold text doesn't work properly. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Mar 27, 2008 - 7 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

HOWTO: keyboard shortcuts (not access keys) on websites?

Any idea how keyboard shortcuts on websites are implemented, a la Google Reader and ffffound.com? [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Jan 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Alt-something me! Give me keyboard shortcuts please!

Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut for a program that doesn't seem to have one? [more inside]
posted by mulkey on Dec 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Give me back my letters

What do I do to make my keyboard switch to shortcuts instead of letters and how do I undo that? [more inside]
posted by celine on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Automated image sharing?

So I enjoy sharing my screenshots using AllYouCanUpload. Basically I save a screenshot to my desktop using apple+shift+3, browse to AllYouCanUpload, upload the image, paste its URL into my chat dialog, and finally delete the source file. I was wondering, is there anyway I could automate this process in OSX? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Apr 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Escape from Autodesk's madness

AutocadFilter: I'd like to change two shortcuts that aren't possible via the "aliasedit" command. [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer on Mar 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Excel mindless list jumping

Stop Excel from jumping to end of column when double clicking on cell border [more inside]
posted by clarkie666 on Jan 29, 2007 - 10 answers

Mouse-free Windows?

How can I use Windows without touching a mouse? Will voice recognition software help? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Nov 9, 2006 - 17 answers

Making the Computer More Friendly for People with Lou Gehrig's Disease

I volunteer with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) patients, specifically with communication issues. I am working with a specific man who is extremely bright and engaged and I am trying to find some solutions to problems we have. He has a head tracking device to move the mouse and has no problems clicking, right-clicking, etc. But he does have problems with one issue right now: iTunes. I’m also looking for general suggestions to make life easier for him. [more inside]
posted by orsonet on Aug 18, 2006 - 10 answers

OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

Two OS X keyboard shortcuts are alluding me. I need assistance. [more inside]
posted by bwilms on Jan 23, 2006 - 11 answers

Can I use drop-down menus in Word for Mac?

Menu bar / keyboard control of Word for Mac - is it possible? [more inside]
posted by fearless_yakov on Jan 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts For Navigating Between Tabs (OS X)

The keyboard shortcuts for moving between open tabs in Firefox 1.5 on OS 10.4.3 don't work - any ideas on how to fix this, possibly using the Keyconfig extension? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Dec 14, 2005 - 7 answers

Dealing with Unexpected Phone Calls While Listening to Your Favorite Album

Is there a way to assign an F key to just pause and un-pause iTunes? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Aug 3, 2005 - 15 answers

How do I make my own keyboard shortcuts in Windows?

Windows-E. Windows-R, Windows-M, Windows-L, they're all great. But, how do I start creating my own shortcuts? [more inside]
posted by kuperman on Jun 29, 2005 - 14 answers

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