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Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

Keyboard shortcuts let you perform various site functions. Use this tag for questions related to keyboard shortcuts, such as how to enable and get started with them, or specific use cases of them.

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Class .keyboard-selected remains after selection ends

With keyboard shortcuts enabled, to reproduce: Go to any question (including this one). Press e to enter the edit mode. Cancel the edit. Select anything else with your mouse or keyboard The ....
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If someone is tabbing around the site, offer to turn on keyboard shortcuts

Turning on keyboard shortcuts... isn't the simplest thing to do. You have to either previously know about them, or happen to stumble upon them buried deep in your settings. This isn't really helpful ...
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Allow me to use the standard keyboard shortcuts for closing a question in the review queues

It's almost impossible to review Close Votes from the review queues without a mouse. For accessibility purposes, it would be much better if the same keyboard shortcuts that you'd use from the ...
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Add a keyboard shortcut for ask a question

SE has a fairly good keyboard shortcut system. It's served me fairly well during this period of me not being able to left-click anything. You can navigate to /questions, /users, meta, the tour... etc. ...
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Why can't ESC key close the comment box [duplicate]

Isn't there a way to close the comment box if you decide to not comment again. Maybe pressing the Esc key or a cancel button.
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work with a Russian keyboard layout

For example, with a Russian layout we can open only the Help window with Shift + ?. Even for this we have to use a different button on the keyboard (the ? on 7 button). But the rest of the shortcuts ...
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Enable keyboard shortcuts in review queues

I'm using the keyboard shortcuts quite often to vote posts up or down, and flagging or close-voting them. In the review queues, especially the First Posts and Late Answers, where these kind of ...
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Stack Exchange's keyboard shortcuts are not accessible to visually impaired users

By keyboard shortcuts I mean these: Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site. We can switch them on in our preferences. When screen reader or keyboard accessibility issues ...
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New global preferences: keyboard shortcuts and sticky topbar

Following a global preference for unpinning the left navigation sidebar, as of now, the preferences for enabling keyboard shortcuts and disabling the fixed topbar are network-wide* as well. If you ...
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Ctrl+G (image shortcut) does not work in the Opera browser

I understand Opera is a less popular browser than Chrome and Firefox, but I noticed that using Ctrl+G" to insert an image in posts does not work. Instead of the JavaScript trigger, the modal is ...
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Can't exit from comment mode using keyboard shortcuts

While browsing through the questions in a mouse and pointer free environment, if someone accidentally clicks on C instead of the intended V, they go to the comment mode on post itself. Intuitively, ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working with a Bluetooth keyboard on the iOS app

When using a Bluetooth keyboard to edit posts on the iOS app, some formatting shortcuts are working as expected (for example, if I type i from the Bluetooth keyboard, it will change to ‘emphasized ...
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Up and Down arrow keys stop working after dismissing a popup dialog with keyboard

Start typing a post Bring up a pop-up dialog via a toolbar button (e.g. "Hyperlink") Type/copypaste whatever you want and dismiss it with <Enter> => In the textarea contol, Up and Down arrow ...
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The keyboard shortcuts still link to /faq, not /tour

I've just remembered a way to get to the /tour page of a site, even if I have enough rep to review, easily! Just press G and then press F. This works because of the keyboard shortcuts1: Now, pressing ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work properly for destroying accounts

While destroying a throw-away account used by a spammer on Ask Different, I noticed that the keyboard shortcuts are almost working: M -> M -> 4 brings you to the following menu. According to the ...
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Have the edit keyboard shortcut be equivalent to clicking on the edit link

If there's a pending edit on a post, and I have editing privileges, clicking on the edit(1) link will open up the review panel. But pressing e will do nothing. It would be nice to have the review ...
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Keyboard shortcuts start working only after the page finish loading

I recently discovered keyboard shortcuts and have been using them extensively since then. Unfortunately, I find that they don't work reliably for precisely the scenario where they would be ...
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Make Ctrl+Enter a shortcut for running a Stack Snippet

It would be nice if pressing Ctrl + Enter when editing a Stack Snippet would run it.
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Mobile search made impossible with keyboard shortcuts enabled

I have keyboard shortcuts enabled in my profile. They are great, so I can't imagine answering questions and navigating on SE without them now. However, I don't expect them to be active when using ...
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Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K in comments conflicts with latest Firefox version

Sadly the keyboard shortcut CtrlK and CtrlQ do not work in comments: Formatting Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments Typing ` is a pain on German keyboards. But since the latest Firefox version 47.0.1 (...
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Stack Exchange keyboard bindings trumping mine [duplicate]

I'm using the Firemacs extension in Firefox to give me Emacs keybindings. This works in most cases, but not on Stack Exchange. Your editor is defining its own bindings, and not checking for ...
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I would like to be able to use the default functionality for Ctrl + h

On OSX, in 90% of use-cases, Ctrl + h is the same as hitting the backspace button (with the added efficiency of not needing to move my hand off of home-row). I've grown so accustom to using it, that ...
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How is the below question highlighted with a background shade?

When I was navigating to a question and entering comments, I incorrectly pressed some key near the Enter key and the question I was commenting in gets highlighted. When I inspect element the ...
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Text substitutions not working [closed]

It's common that I post an answer that includes keyboard shortcuts. So if I type <kbd>K</kbd><kbd>E</kbd><kbd>Y</kbd><kbd>S</kbd> it shows up in the ...
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Present a confirmation dialog before casting a spam flag using keyboard shortcuts

For the second time this year, I've accidentally flagged a non-answer as rude/abusive. 2 is very close to 3, at least on my keyboard. Muscle memory kicked in, and I hit enter right after ...
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Can't stop writing. Allow me to Escape textboxes

I'm using keyboard shortcuts on sites where I'm interested in moderating and general janitorial duties. For that I regularly use combinations like m + c + [num] + [num]. In and of itself this is not ...
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Reply for a chat message using keyboard only

Chat has a pretty well @nickname autocomplete system, however, it is not possible to select a parent message without mouse: Wouldn't it be great if a parent message for a particular user could be ...
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Unable to up-arrow edit beyond deleted message

It used to be like this which wasn't too bad, but now if I up-arrow, I can go as far as a deleted message, but not further. Even if I post a message after the deleted message, I can go to that, but ...
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Image uploader is not usable with the keyboard

How can I upload an image with the keyboard? There's a keyboard shortcut Ctrl+G, but it brings up a pop-up that's decidedly keyboard-hostile. Most key presses keep being sent to the editor widget: ...
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Is there a shortcut for selecting the suggested user when tagging in a comment? [duplicate]

What's the shortcut to select the current suggested user when tagging hir in a comment?
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Allow users to enable keyboard shortcuts across all network sites at once [duplicate]

I've just got into keyboard shortcuts, and I found it a bit annoying that for every network site I use (Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault, etc.) I have to go to http://<site>.com/users/...
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Quote formatting with Ctrl+Q puts the > in annoying places [duplicate]

If I paste in a quote and press Ctrl + Q it will apply quote formatting like so: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore ...
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“Command + L” when creating question overrides browser hotkey [duplicate]

When the focus is within the text box when writing a new question, and the user presses Command + L the Insert Hyperlink box comes up. This overrides the functionality of chrome, which is to switch ...
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Buttons/keyboard shortcuts for subscripts/superscripts

Sometimes certain posts, especially in scientific forums, use a lot of subscripted/superscripted characters which need not be rendered in TeX. In such cases it is a pain to keep typing (or even ...
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What is the black box around a post when using the comment keyboard shortcut (c)?

So when you use the comment shortcut C, you get the comment box appearing. However, you will get a weird black box. Here's a picture of before: And afterwards: And after reloading, it ...
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Introduce Ctrl + Arrow to reply to messages in chat [duplicate]

Currently, Ctrl + ↑ / ↓ has the same effect as ↑ / ↓, it edits messages. It would be nice, if Ctrl + ↑ / ↓ could be changed to quick-respond to other messages instead. This avoids having to switch ...
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Keyboard shortcut to edit breaks when there is an edit pending

I press e to edit. As you can see there is an edit (1) pending: I can't use e to open the dialogue. Why? Can I be able to please?
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Unreachable areas in the new navigation using the keyboard

Using only your keyboard to navigate around Stack Overflow (and here on MSE), it is not possible to change the "filter" dropdown using your keyboard. It jumps directly from the bounty indicator to the ...
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Double assigned shortcut key when using firefox

In Firefox, I can press Ctrl+L to jump to the URL box. When I am in the edit post box on Stack Exchange sites, Ctrl+L creates a link in the edit box, instead of jumping to the URL box. I don't want ...
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Focus on the 'Confirm' button after pasting into the picture pop-up

I often find my self wanting to copy an image (not the url, but the image) and 'paste' it into an answer. Here's what I mean by copy: To do this I love to use the stackexchange keyboard shortcuts. ...
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Submenus of Shortcuts are not displayed on Meta Stack Exchange

I have the problem that the Go to..-Menü is not shown when I hit G on Meta Stack Exchange. On Stack Overflow all is fine. Also "order questions by.." (O) is not working. It seems that all Shortcuts ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work for migration path list

This used to work, but I can't select a migration path anymore with the number keys. Usually, you could press 1 through 5 and 6 to select the custom field.
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How can I disable the Cmd-G 'Add Image' shortcut in the editor? [duplicate]

Much to my chagrin, I've discovered that the question/answer editor view implements a keyboard shortcut of Cmd-G (on OS X, can't speak to other platforms) for adding images to posts. I'm sure this is ...
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Add “go to… Review” as a keyboard shortcut

I recently found out about keyboard shortcuts, they're truly awesome! One place I often visit, but has no shortcut yet, is the review menu. I'd suggest adding this by pressing g (go to...) + r (...
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Keyboard shortcuts for chat

Yes, I know there's a script for that. But I think it's useful enough to be inserted into the live chat for everyone. The following keyboard shortcuts are incredibly useful: CTRLUp and CTRLDown - ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for review queues

Could we have keyboard shortcuts for reviewing? Something to the effect of: a - Approve/Looks OK e - Edit r - Reject/Recommend Deletion s - Skip Each of the queues do have their own options, so that ...
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Can't navigate to other “tabs” with keyboard shortcuts from tag info tab

After seeing the annoucement, Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site, I just had to enable keyboard shortcuts. I ran into the following problem, which is not one of those ...
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Keyboard navigation on badges page is broken

The keyboard navigation using the keyboard-shortcuts is broken on the badges page. When using Key U to select the first badge, it always selects the 2. section from left in the footer. See screenshot ...
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Negative Reputation breaks keyboard shortcut menu in Profile

When having a negative reputation change, The negative reputation is added to the menu item to navigate to reputation and breaks the menu of the shortcut menu in Profile. Having a positive reputation ...
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New keyboard shortcut integration problems?

With the keyboard shortcuts user script having graduated, I see some problems I have not seen before. When loading a fresh page (question, or tag list) some of the time keyboard shorts start to ...