How to efficiently switch between several terminal windows using the keyboard?



about a 'KVM' switch.

One set of cables is connected from your K(eyboard) & V(ideo) & M(ouse) device to matching ports on the KVM box.

Another set of cables is connected to K(eyboard) & V(ideo) & M(ouse) from the first computer to the KVM box.

Another set of cables is connected to K(eyboard) & V(ideo) & M(ouse) from the second computer to the KVM box.

Anything you type on the keyboard, and any mouse-movements, are transmitted to the KVM, and the KVM "routes" those actions to either computer 'A' or to computer 'B'.

A "double-tap" on the 'Pause/Break' key on the keyboard changes the "routing" of the keyboard/mouse actions to the other computer, and switches the image on the screen.

So, from your one keyboard, you *CAN* control which computer is displayed on your one...

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You can optimize your Windows 8.1 PC to change different languages using keyboard shortcut. This tip is for the users who work with multiple languages on his PC and switch from one to another time and again.

Working in Windows 8.1 really brings some interesting things for you. While using text in Windows 8.1, sometimes you might feel to use two or three languages at a time. This situation pops up many times when you come across that you have to use different languages, but you don’t know how to put them into use. In fact, the most interesting part is that you can switch between the languages in your text. This article would show you the steps through which you can Switch between Languages in Windows 8.1 using Keyboard in a particular text. So follow the below steps –

How to Switch between Languages in Windows 8.1 using Keyboard

Open Control panel. Select Languages.

Click on Add a language option.

Now choose the other language that you want...
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If you are a multilingual person, you are likely to switch between multiple input languages in your work day. Luckily, there are several methods for doing this, some faster than others. In this tutorial I will cover all of them in detail, so that you can choose the method that works best for you.

How to Switch Between Input Languages via the Settings Charm

One way to switch between keyboard input languages involves the use of the Settings charm. If you don't know how to use the charms, read this guide: What are the Charms & How to Use them.

Click or tap on it. At the bottom you will find an option named Keyboard with a three letters code above it (the code for the active input language).

Click or tap on it and Windows displays the keyboard input language menu. Select the new language you wish to use from the list of available options.

If the language you want to use is not listed, it means it is not installed. To learn how to do this, read this...

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There are several ways to switch between open windows. Many users reach for the mouse, point to the Taskbar, and then click the button for the window they want to bring to the foreground. That's about the slowest, least convenient method.

If you're a fan of keyboard shortcuts, like I am, you probably use Alt-Tab to cycle between open windows. That's a better method, but Windows uses such tiny thumbnails, I often find myself squinting to see if the selected window is the one I'm after--and sometimes I actually end up with the wrong one.

Windows Vista and 7 users can also press Win-Tab to engage Flip View, a kind of Rolodex-style window selector. This should be the best option, as it uses much larger, easier-to-view thumbnails (a term that really doesn't apply here). But for whatever reason, I don't like it.

No, for my money, the fastest and most effective way to cycle between open windows is by tapping Alt-Esc. Doing so instantly switches you to the next open...

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Terminal is my bread and butter at work and I usually have more than two Terminal window up side by side and switch between them. Here are some trick I learnt:

To switch between the windows, use Command+` To jump to the first window, use Command+1. To jump to the second window, use Command+2 and so on If you have several tabs (new in Leopard), use Command+Shift+[ and Command+Shift+] to jump to the previous and next tab, respectively. Alternatively, you can always use the mouse to click on a window or tab to switch to it. I found out this cool tip which put the focus on the window by merely move the mouse cursor to it: from the terminal, issue the following command: defaults write FocusFollowsMouse -string YES and restart the terminal for the change to take effect. Thanks to CLIX (a fantastic collection of command-lines) for this tip.

Overall, I use the Command+ quite often, and rarely use the...

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The basic way to easily switch between applications, besides using the mouse to click on task bar icons, is the alt-tab key. However, that key is almost totally useless when there are more than 3 windows opened. On Windows 7, I was using Virtuawin to solve this. That allows to group windows into workspaces similar to desktops offered by Ubuntu. Virtuawin works on Windows 8, but it has more issues that makes its use annoying for me. First, it looses track of windows in focus and sometimes ordering on each desktop. Because of that, when switching to the desktop with, say, Emacs, to the one with Firefox, keyboard stops working from time to time, until I figure out that no window is in focus and press alt-tab. Pressing alt-tab conservatively after each desktop switch will not work around, because when the window is in focus, alt-tab switches to something else. Having one window per desktop doesn't work around as well, because Windows "cleverly" includes the desktop as one...

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If you need more than one program open at a time, you can quickly switch between those running applications in Windows XP. The keystroke of genius presented here enables you to quickly and efficiently cycle through programs you have running in Windows XP, making the quick switch between running applications just a couple of keystrokes away.

1Open two or more programs.

The last program that you open is the active program.

2Press and hold Alt+Tab.

This will open a small box, revealing all opened programs.

3Release the Tab key but keep Alt pressed down.

If you release the Alt key, just press and hold Alt+Tab again, and try this step again, remembering to keep that Alt key pressed down.

4Press Tab.

Each time you press Tab while keeping Alt pressed down, you cycle through the icons representing open programs.

5Release the Alt key.

Windows XP switches to whichever program is...

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Dear Scenari,

I am a bilingual student who uses Word and PowerPoint a lot for my project. My documents and presentations always contain text for both English and another language. With two languages in my document, I have to switch the keyboards very often while I edit the documents. Sometimes I forget to switch the keyboard to match the language I want and I have to retype. Is there a way you can suggest to solve this problem?

Bilingual student

Dear Bilingual student,

Glad that you ask! You are not the only one that has this kind of problem. Many bilingual users have this problem with their documents as well. But, you know what? Office 2010 has a feature that helps users switch keyboard automatically to match their language in the following applications: OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.

Here’s how it works! Turn on the “Automatically switch keyboard to match language of surrounding text”...

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On Android devices with more than one keyboard installed it should be easy to switch between different keyboards.

On most Android devices you'll see a tiny keyboard icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen whenever a keyboard is active. Just tap this to open your keyboard list:

On some devices this icon isn't present, in that case pull down the notification bar whenever a keyboard is active to access the input options.

Should you want to disable any of your keyboards (without completely removing them from your device), head to your 'Language & Input' menu*.

Tap 'Virtual keyboard' followed by '+ Manage keyboards'

Here you can turn keyboards on and off using the toggles.

*On Samsung Android 7.0 devices you'll find this within the 'General Management'...

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If you are like me, you often have a number of applications and files open at the same time. Since I usually want to switch back and forth among the open windows, I need something easier than hunting down each window so I can click on it. Windows 7 with Aero themes does provide thumbnails on the taskbar for easy clicking but often I want a keyboard shortcut. Here are three that work in a variety of systems.

Alt + Tab – (Task switcher) This old standby dating back to Windows 3.1 works in all current Windows versions from XP on up. However, there are some differences in its behavior between XP and Vista/7. For example, the order in which windows are displayed is different. See this MSDN reference for more details on this point. Also, in Vista/7 the exact behavior may vary depending on your hardware and software setup. See this discussion.

In Windows XP or non-Aero Vista/7, Alt+Tab provides a bar displaying icons for all open windows (and the desktop in Vista/7). Hold...

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If you use more than one language for text input, it is necessary to enable keyboard shortcuts in order to switch between the input methods easily and quickly. In Mac OS X, keyboard shortcuts to switch between different language input methods are disable by default. To enable them, open System Preferences and select the “Language & Text” option:

Select the “Input Sources” tab and click on the “Keyboard Shortcuts…” button on the right. This will bring you to the System Preferences menu for keyboard shortcut. Select the item “Keyboard & Text Input” on the left:

You can see that by default the options “Select the previous input source” and “Select next source in input menu” are not enabled. Click on the check boxes to enable these two options:

The system will display yellow triangle icon to warn you that the default shortcut key Command-Space and Option-Command-Space are in used. Command -Space is actually the default used by Spotlight thus...

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“Something’s wrong with your keyboard,” a friend borrowing my laptop would say. “When I type, all that comes out is gibberish!”

“Nothing’s wrong with my keyboard,” I would reply with a grin. “It’s the layout on your keyboard that’s wrong!”

What usually follows is a long lecture on how the Dvorak keyboard layout is better than QWERTY in every way.

My friends usually humor me — this has happened several times — but I’ll spare you the sermon and make it short. Out of the hundreds of reasons you should switch to Dr. Dvorak’s layout, here are seven:

1. QWERTY was designed for the typewriter, not the typist.

Christopher Sholes, who invented the typewriter, found that early prototypes of his invention had a mechanical flaw: When he struck neighboring keys in rapid succession, the typewriter jammed. He needed to replace the initial alphabetical layout with one that separated keys often struck successively. Thus the QWERTY layout was born. This did...

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I sometimes find the Java setup on my various Apple devices to be a mystery.

Recently, I was trying to get a Java applet to run in the same way on 2 iMacs and my MacBook Air. The applet is a simple vpn client from Juniper that lets me access a Citrix Desktop from any Mac that I can install the Citrix receiver client on so I can work on 'Company stuff' from a large screen iMac when I'm sat at home or from my MacBook when I'm on the road (it works fine over 3/4G).

The first thing is that you...

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By OJ Bucao, September 6, 2010

Introduction The Problem with Colemak Back to the Drawing Board Introducing the Workman Keyboard Layout Pros and Cons Key Usage Visualization Tests Using Popular Books


Being a programmer, I type a lot and I suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and tendonitis on my wrist. I’ve tried many different ways to help make it better. One way to do this is to switch to a different keyboard layout other than QWERTY. QWERTY was supposedly designed for typewriters to solve a very specific problem–to keep the types from jamming against each other. The most frequently used keys were placed apart from each other to prevent them from jamming. This results in a non-ergonomic layout. However, there are alternatives.

Dvorak and Colemak

The first alternative keyboard layout that came to mind is Dvorak. It was created in the 1930’s and promised to be vastly superior to QWERTY. I went ahead and tried it out...

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