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Q: How do i activate keyboard shortcut

The tittle pretty much says it all - i want to activate a keyboard shotcut at windows startup. The keyboard shotcut should point to a file on my computer.

So far i've tried to make a shortcut to a file on my computer and then assign a key combination to it. The problem is that the key combination somehow doesen't work if i restart the computer, so i have to recreate the shortcut everytime i close the computer.

So i hope that you can help me activate a keyboard shortcut at windows startup

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Currently I have a desktop shortcut to PuttyCyg (a modified version of PuTTY) which I have configured Ctrl+Alt+C as a keyboard shortcut to launch the program. Trouble is, once there is one instance of the program open, when I enter Ctrl+Alt+C again, instead of opening another instance of the program, it brings the window of the currently open instance to the front. This is strange, because when I actually click on the shortcut multiple times, the default behavior is to open multiple instances of the program. How can I change it so that hitting the keyboard shortcut forces new instances to open? Do I have to resort to things like writing a VBScript?

A:Launch new instance of program through keyboard shortcut on desktop shortcut

Nobody? =)

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I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate for 32 bits, but Win+E doesn't open the windows explorer, somebody can explain help me to activate it?

A:How activate Win+E shortcut

Make and model of computer?

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Hey hey peeps,

I use dual monitors quite a bit, reasearching, photoshop, etc...

When i want to turn on the second monitor, i have to go into Nvidia's control panel to proceed with this.

Now Nvidia is a bit slow, then i have to click apply and then click yes to confirm.

My question, can i make a shortcut on the desktop to do all that for me.

Don't mind how, whether it be a notepad .sys file or a command under command prompt.

Thanks a bunch


A:Dual monitor - Activate shortcut

I know Ultramon can turn on and off a display very quickly but it is a paid program with a 30 day trial,
Realtime Soft UltraMon

Display Fusion should be able to do the same and they have a free version as well as a paid version,
DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar and Desktop Wallpaper*|*Binary Fortress Software

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i want to make a shortcut on my desktop to activate the screen saver and also locks the computer at the same time?????????

A:how to make a shortcut to lock computer and activate screen saver

For the screensaver, find the .scr file in C:\Windows\System32\ then create a shortcut to it with the -s flag. For example:
Target: C:\Windows\system32\[screensaver].scr -s

For locking the workstation, use:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation

Not sure you can do both in one, but I think you can set the screensaver to ask for a password afterwards, which has the same result.

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Hi. I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro and at the top, two of the keys increase/decrease the screen brightness (much like two of the keys at the top of a Mac do the same). Well, I discovered that if I press the key to decrease the screen brightness too quickly and bring it down all the way to the lowest brightness and keep clicking, it turns off the keyboard! As in, none of the keyboard keys will work anymore.
The only way I know of to fix it is to restart the keyboard. I'm wondering if there's a way to 1) disable the fact that it does this, and 2) find a way to turn the keyboard back on without restarting the computer, since it is, quite frankly, annoying when I have three word documents and about 10 browser tabs open. I can't figure out how to disable/stop this one key by using the keyboard settings/ toggling the hotkeys/etc.
Honestly, I'm not even sure if this is a Windows 8 issue or Toshiba issue. Has anyone else had this problem?

A:Keyboard shortcut locks up keyboard (Toshiba Satellite)

If under warranty, return this to the store ASAP for replacement/repair. There's not much we can recommend you do, hardware-wise, that you can do and not void the warranty.
I suspect the keyboard may be sticking,,, you can try another USB KB for troubleshooting though. Plug in the USB KB and see if that behavior is duplicated using that KB.
Let us know

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I would appreciate assistance on how to use tthe @ key on the keyboard of the Lenovo E10 mini laptop. The shift function does not activate it. I need to use onscreen keyboard in order to use @ key, which is a bit frustrating
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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The tittle pretty much says it all - i want to activate a keyboard shotcut at windows startup. The keyboard shotcut should point to a file on my computer.

So far i've tried to make a shortcut to a file on my computer and then assign a key combination to it. The problem is that the key combination somehow doesen't work if i restart the computer, so i have to recreate the shortcut everytime i close the computer.

So i hope that you can help me activate a keyboard shortcut at windows startup

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The default keyboard shortcuts on my laptop don't work, and I want to know how to actvate them. I discovered the problem when I learned I could use alt+5051 to type an em dash rather than the en dash that is shorter in appearance, and though that seems trivial the point is that the shortcut didn't work. The problem is apparent when I use notepad, word pad, and when typing in an online forum in Firefox browser. I can see how to turn on sticky keys, toggle keys and filter keys, but all I need to know is how to make functional both the shortcut for an em dash and the default keyboard shortcuts that were originally useable when I got my laptop. I'm a fairly experienced computer user.

I can't say for sure when the problem began. I looked online for a solution, but had no luck. Any help is very much appreciated.

Dinah K

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How to activate the top key on the usb keyboard to increase and decrease volume ex F7 vol- , F8 vol+ does not work

A:How to activate top Volume key on usb keyboard

Problem solve FN+ volume up and volume - work,I am proud of myself it's the geek in me.

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Hello forum!
I have this Acer Aspire 5715z notebook downgraded to XP with an italian keyboard layout on which there are three disabled keys; a sign key, a $ sign key (both right above the arrows) and the Acer Applications Launch key on the up right corner of the computer.

Normally these Acers are shipped with Vista but I don't know if they worked under it, the first thing I did when I got the computer was downgrading So anyway, there are a bunch of keys I need and these keyboards don't have so I was trying to remap the keyboard but Windows XP doesn't seem to recognise them (I downloaded a couple of programs like SharpKeys but none of them worked).
I think the problem might be that there are no reg values assigned to them but I am not sure of this.
Is there anybody who can help me out with this little nuisance please?
Thanks for the attention

A:How to activate unused keyboard keys

So until I had a response from you guys I decided to modify my right shift key to the tilde I needed modifying the registry but I encountered a very strange problem;
According to the scan codes the value for the tilde is 29 00 and that of the right shift is 36 00 so I added this string value: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 29 00 36 00 00 00 00 00
Now in theory everything should have been ok but instead of imposing the key to the tilde I ended up having this "\" which is 2B 00. Then I wrote 2B 00 instead of 29 00 and had this "".
What the name of everything?? Scan codes are supposed to be hardcoded right??
What is wrong with my Windows???

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Hi all,
I had a bad accident with spilling on my computer.  I have an Inspiron N7010.   Some of my keys still work but, unfortunately the switch to allow WiFi doesn't.  Is there any way to turn on WiFi without the keyboard?  I have hooked up a keyboard to my machine to use.  Also, does anyone know if the keyboard can actually be replaced or do I have to get a new computer!!!! 

A:Activate WiFi without keyboard switch

F2 to enter the bios. It can be a problem.
A new keyboard or an external keyboard will work.

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My problems are muti-faceted:

1. Anti-Malware Doctor is on my computer. I tried to get into safe mode, and I tried to download anti-virus programs, but "exe" files would not work.

2. My mouse works and my keyboard is disabled.

Any suggestions?


A:Keyboard Disabled, Cannot activate Safe Mode

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Windows Fast Ring most recent update yesterday on Lumia 435 mobile.
Now no keyboard,.
I need to get to About to activate reset this phone.

I used to type in About in Settings search. What other way is there to get to About, or another way to reset.
Do I need to revert back to Windows 8.1 then upgrade back to Windows 10.
Looking for the best way...if no other way to get to About.


Sorry was in a hurry for a resolve needing my phone up and running before morning.
Ok I found About in System and now my Lumia is resetting.
Resetting to what I don't know yet.

A:Lumia 435 no keyboard to get to About to activate reset phone

The reset went well with my keyboard back in working order on my Lumia 435
First thing...stop Insider Builds for 3 days.

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Been searching on laptop and online for hours now and just can't find out how to make this work.

Get advice like: go to control panel and select 'mouse and keyboard' but that isn't an option.

There is just nothing that helps me, yet all the reviews of the laptop seem to mention the backlit keyboard so it must exist.

I think I'm going mad...please help me.

A:Sony Vaio Fit 15E - can't activate keyboard backlight

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I somehow lost connection to the touchpad mouse. How can I activate it again by use of the keyboard (I don't have any external mouse)?

Asia ;o)

A:Satellite Pro M70 - How to activate touchpad mouse by use of keyboard?


You can enable or disable the touchpad with FN+F9.
Check this!!

But normally you could also find this information in your user manual.


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Hi, I reinstalled Windows 10 x64 (fully updated) and installed all drivers for it (manually downloaded since the auto scan does not work). The problem is that out of the box flipping the screen of my Lenovo Yoga 500 will activate the monitor keyboard but now no more.Which is the software/driver which activate this feature? Regards

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i run XP home edition. in the last few days,for some reason,the shortcut i use for completing website addresses-pressing ctrl/enter to add the 'www' and'com' has stopped working .i have not altered any settings or installed any new programmes.
any ideas?

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I'd like to assign a keystroke to one of my mouse buttons that will launch Windows Explorer.

The Windows key + E launches computer in Windows Explorer which would be fine. However, Logitech SetPoint Settings wont let me map the Windows key.

Another option was to create a shortcut of "computer" on the desktop and then right click>properties and make a custom keystroke assignment for that shortcut. Problem with that is, the shortcut has to be actually on the desktop for it to work. I don't want that either.

So, any suggestions would be awesome. I know I'm probably missing something simple. Thanks in advance.

A:Keyboard Shortcut?

Never mind. I solved it myself by looking at this tutorial.

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hi I'm using a new pc i cannot find how to do the shortcut for at .com it is a querty board its not using the same keys as on other pcs
appreciate any help

A:shortcut for at on keyboard

shift + 2 on my keyboard. Are you saying that key combo doesn't give you a @

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Does anyone know of a keyboard short cut to put the computer to 'work offline'. Just would like to stop having to open IE or OE to make that selection.
Thanks in advance if you are able to give us a hint.

A:keyboard shortcut

I'm not really sure this is what you're looking for, but maybe a soulution

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in IE 6 to open a link in a new browser window I could either right click the link and select open in new window OR hold the shift key while left clicking on the link...

In IE 7 I can right click on a link and select open in new tab. Is there a keyboard shortcut to do this?


A:Keyboard shortcut

Ctrl+click works for me


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I've gotten REALLY annoyed, because lately I've been accidently holding ctrl and scrolling with my mouse wheel.... I hate that shortcut! Is there any way to change the shortcuts?

Yellow dudes trying to save yellow dude friend (one yellow dude betrayed the others)... I'm bored...

A:I Need Keyboard Shortcut Help...

Hello and welcome to TSF

I have had a look around and I cant seem to find anything.

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On my desktop I can hold control and press enter and the browser (IE) automatically adds the 'www.' and the '.com. around what I write. My Laptop is not doing this... Not a huge problem but its really bugging me.. lo.

Thanks alotr guys, guys!

A:IE Keyboard Shortcut

What make of laptop is it??

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I am using a HP Mini 210-1076NR. does any one know of a keyboard shortcut to get to top of page???

A:need keyboard shortcut

hi robertof1964, and welcome to sevenforums,

has your machine got a 'Home' key?

it might be fn-left arrow - at least it is on my mini 311

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Is there any way in Windows 7 that I could set up a keyboard shortcut that would paste a short predefined text field at the point of the cursor?

A:How can I set up a keyboard shortcut.

Welcome LeeInMo. It's actually quite easy with AutoHotkey. You can write a simple script to paste a line of text when you press a key combo, such as Ctrl+D, etc. (just don't use keys that windows uses like Ctrl+c, tec. )


AutoHotkey Tutorial: Macro and Hotkey Creation

for instance, you can use a letter not used by windows that starts your sentence

Send I want to put this text here (Just an example, the bold area would be the text string you desire)


Send Leave the door open when you leave (Just an example, the bold area would be the text string you desire)

You can string several together if you have several lines of text you use often, you just have to remember what the hotkey combo is

Send Install the font
Send Life is a beach
Send Ship to customer
Send Modify as needed
Send Golfballs have dimples
Send Request more information
Send Always talk to your manager first
Send Useless information
Send Technicians must be present
Send Diagnose problems
Send Night time is dark
Send Black is slimming
Send Quietly slink away
Send Knead the dough
Send Just about anything
You get the idea The return creates a return for a space.

A Guy

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I have Windows 7 on my computer. Generally in order to shut down the computer you have to click Start and ?shut down?. Does anyone know of a KEYBOARD shortcut (i.e., where you would press a combination of keys) for shutting down the computer? Thank you very much. Murrar

A:keyboard shortcut

Hi Murrar,
Push and hold Alt and f4 at the same time in till a window pops up and you will have a few options

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Have searched for an answer to this seemingly simple question,but came up empty handed!Is there a keyboard shortcut for a middle click? My mouse only has two buttons and I can't master clicking them simultaneously (because of a dexterity issue).

A:Keyboard Shortcut

Check out this program. www.geocities.com/pronto4u/mouseemulator.html

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I use several keyboard shortcuts to start various programs, etc. I have one to access the A: drive - it is Ctrl + Alt + A.

When I try this shortcut now, I get the error message titled, Problem with Shortcut "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'A Drive.lnk' refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disc is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again".

This happens with any floppy disc I try & yet they allopen fine in My Computer or WIndows Explorer.

Anyone got any ideas to resolve this niggle?

Best wishes to you all.


A:Keyboard Shortcut

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1) Is there a W7 shortcut that will select a sentence or a full line?
2) Is there a GOOD keyboard shortcut quick reference sheet anyone has found?

I have done several searches on the two above, and I feel like those people in the commercial that run a search and start spouting off tangent information after tangent information...


A:Keyboard Shortcut(s)

In answer to your questions:

I think this might be what you're looking for, it's not the most elegant of shortcuts but it'll do the job:

Quote: Originally Posted by http://www.disability.uiuc.edu/infotechaccess/training/ms-word/win-sc-word7-selecting.html#selecting%20a%20word,%20sentence%20or%20paragraph

Three steps to select the word, sentence or paragraph the cursor is on

Be sure the cursor is within the word, sentence or paragraph you want to select.
Press F8 until the text you want to select is highlighted.
To deselect press ESCand then a cursor key.

Have a look at Keyboard shortcuts for a full list of Windows 7 Keybopard Shorcuts.


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I would like to add a keyboard shortcut for Command Prompt (CMD), for example if I to have it as [Win+C] or something similar.
Is this possible?

A:How to add a keyboard shortcut

You can navigate to "%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows System", right click the Command Prompt shortcut then assign a keyboard shortcut.

Shortcuts - Assign a Keyboard Shortcut to in Windows 8

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Click this imgur image above to understand what I am talking about

I made some shortcuts to things like web sites and files.

I hit the window key and microsoft onenote and files come up. I really want files to show up on top because that is where my cursor (not the right word?) starts. This forces me to have to scroll down to files and click on the right shortcut which almost defeats the purpose of having a shortcut that can be accessed rapidly with a shortcut

Let's say my shortcut is "electronics youtube channel"
Unfortunatley if the words electronics youtube channel are somewhere in oneote, onenote will appear on top like in the picture. Now I must scroll down or move my cursor to Files whereas if Files was on top, then the name of the shortcut "electronics youtube channel" woudl have been on the top, I could have just pushed enter

If electronics youtube channel words don't show up in onenote, there is no Microsoft Onenote in the picture so Files appears first on top and the shortcut is usually the first thing that I am on. Then I can simply push the enter button and go to the shortcut.

Basically here is the summary of the entire post:
- I want to just go to a website or a document without having to move my mouse or click on things on the desktop. I want to hit the windows button, type the name of the shortcut to that website or document, have it appear on the top of the start menu because I remember what I called the shorcut and I ... Read more

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How can I change the default a keyboard shortcut
The key combo I used in XP was win+alt+2
But...this combo in Win7 is used to "Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number"

Is there any way of changing this default key combo to do nothing so my HotKeys program can take over and do what I had it set to do in XP?

I have HotKeys set to play a set of keystrokes

A:Keyboard shortcut

What do you want this shortcut to do?

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Hi, I hope someone can help me, i'm running windows 8.1 32 bit. My question is,is it possible to allocate a couple of keys to set up a keyboard shortcut. eg on my iPhone and iPad i have set "zz" to automatically fill in my email address.

Is there a similar way of doing this on my laptop.

All ideas comments most welcome.

Regards Dominic

A:Keyboard Shortcut

All ideas comments most welcome.

Do you have---

a hot key utility---

or from properties---

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hey just a little curisoity...is it possible to create a 4 key keyboard shortcut?

the reason...i want to use my keyboard to shutdown my computer and dont accidentaly want to hit it....

BTW i already have a short cut on my desktop(gonna move that somewhere DEEP...
EDIT is there any way to make a two letter one like say i want to use ctrl + W + Z is there any way to do that?

A:4 key keyboard shortcut

There's a 3 key shortcut already. Note: do not keep each key pressed when you press the next one. Press one, release it..press the next, release it..etc..Windows Logo Key > U > UIf you notice when you hit the Windows Logo Key (and the Start Menu comes up), the u in "Turn off computer" is underlined. Pressing U does the action that has U underlined (like hitting Alt + some letter in any application). Hit U again, the u in "Turn off" is also underlined, so it performs that action (shutdown). Pressing R here instead of U would do a Restart.Note: The letters you have to hit to do this vary by version of Windows....the way you access "Power Button Actions" for Vista and Windows 7 are slightly different.

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could someone help me with the keyboard shortcuts to add a signature in outlook 2007?
i've googled but its getting too complex, thanks in adv.

A:signature keyboard shortcut

Hello Koolkat,

I believe that it's:

Alt - I - S


Alt - N - S

...then select the signature.

Hope this helps,

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is there any way to assign a shortcut to this action?
"expand/collapse to show local and remote sites"

thanx, fade

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Is There a Keyboard Shortcut to enable going to the next page of a website so I don't have to use the mouse. I don't mean using the right-click forward & back menu.......

Thanks bunches...

A:Is There a Keyboard Shortcut to enable.......

Here is a site that lists the internet explorer keybord commands.http://malektips.com/internet_explorer_6_keyboard_0005.htmlHope this helps!

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I can not use the . or del key on the numeric pad of the keyboard, everytime I try to use it to do calcalations etc it opens a web page in internet explorer, I also have this webpage as a shortcut on my desktop. I am running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600). Dell Dimension C521 with the Dell Keyboard supplied. Thanks for any help!

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Well , I'm a coder and I'm having problems typing and typing the same words over and over again ,
If I wish to know that any kind of Windows 7 Application , gadget , etc etc
can be installed on my computer to set Word Shortcuts ,
if anyone have know that kind of application .
Please reply
Thanks in advance

A:Keyboard Shortcut Typer ?

A Microsoft Sidewinder Keyboard is great for this type of stuff as I would know as I currently have it. There is also an X6 version of this keyboard but many reviews I have read said X4 was better.
However if you're not looking to buy a new keyboard a program such as Clavier+ should be fine.

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Hi,I used to have a keyboard shortcut to my screensaver but now It's not working.

I have tried and tried to make another one but have had no success.

I have done the google search for the answer but no help there.

I have a shortcut to one screensaver on my desktop and made a keyboard shortcut to it.

I have tried finding the screensaver folder in explorer but no luck there.

I have tried a multitude of searches on net and explorer,I have tried many keyboard shortcuts to the files I find to .scr but no luck.

Now I am asking here.

How to make a keyboard shortcut to the scrensaver .

A:Keyboard shortcut to screensaver

The .exe (or .scr) for it is on system32 folder. Make a shortcut to that when you find the specific one.

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Using Word97 when I Insert/Symbol/Press new shortcut key, I find the cursor is flashing in the shortcut key window but the window will not accept a shortcut key (I want to use Cntrl and asterisk which I have successfully used at work). The Categories box is greyed out. The words Assign, Remove and Reset All are greyed out.

Any thoughts why this is unavailable?


A:Keyboard shortcut for a symbol

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I feel or remember unclearly that while in internet explorer, or not as may be, one can get to the 'organise favorites' without using the mouse or third party program, thanks

I already know, alt +i, ctrl + d, etc., but this one I feel exists but can't think of it.

A:a keyboard hotkey shortcut for this pls


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I have started using keyboard shortcuts (when I can remember them) while I do specific things in 8.1. My question is this "Is there a shortcut that will go to the next page within a web page?" To clarify what I mean let's say I am searching within an auction site and it gives me multiple pages of results. I have to scroll all the way to the bottom and hit the ">" to get to the next page of results. This same thing applies when I do a web search and have to scroll to the bottom.

I have found ways to go forward in specific web pages but I want a shortcut key that will simulate hitting the ">" button in all pages. This may be way too much to ask for. I get really tired of having to scroll all the way to the bottom each time.

A:Off the wall ? about keyboard shortcut

I don't think there is a shortcut for what you are asking for since the Arrow key is in the middle of the web page and not a part of Windows. Here is a list of 50 shortcuts you may want to use: 50 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know

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A convenient shortcut has stopped working. Formerly pressing Shift + 1 sent the cursor to the right hand end of the line.
Shift + 7 sent the cursor to the left hand end of the line.
This has stopped working both in Word 2000 and in OE6.
Would appreciate advice.
And in general would appreciate being pointed to a source of keyboard shortcuts and instructions on how to install them.
Thank you.

A:Word2000 keyboard shortcut

Try this link. http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/

If I try Shift + 1 I get !
If I try Shift + 7 I get &
I use a NON US Keyboard....

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Is there a keyboard shortcut available that will force the currently selected window to jump to a certain position? And not Alt-Tab. I can select it fine, I want it to move physically.

A:Keyboard Shortcut required

See if there is anything in this MS KB to help - Keyboard shortcuts for Windows

Also - Keyboard shortcuts

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