Windows 10: Adding break character to ctrl+left-arrow/ctrl+right-arrow

Discus and support Adding break character to ctrl+left-arrow/ctrl+right-arrow in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I'm manually editing multiple filenames in Explorer on Windows 10. My filenames have sections in square brackets, and the occasional underscore, which... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by MaxiBunion57, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Adding break character to ctrl+left-arrow/ctrl+right-arrow


    I'm manually editing multiple filenames in Explorer on Windows 10. My filenames have sections in square brackets, and the occasional underscore, which I'm removing, e.g. "This File [yes this]_v10.docx" becomes "This File v10.docx". The names are not consistent, so it's not possible to write a script to automate this task.


    I use the <ctrl><right-arrow> and <ctrl><left-arrow> a lot in this task to move between words. Unfortunately, Windows Explorer does not recognise "[", "]" or "_" as distinct word-break characters. So in the example above, <ctrl><right-arrow> stops at "F", then "[", then skips the "y" and stops at "t", and then skips right to the end of the filename (in edit mode obviously). I hence land up using many more keystrokes than I feel is necessary to move individual characters left and right.


    Is there some way to customise what Windows Explorer recognise as distinct word-break characters and make it stop where I want it to?



    Thanks


    Menahem

    :)
     
    MaxiBunion57, Sep 12, 2019
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  2. jcm000 Win User

    (Solved) How to Restore 'Ctrl + Left Arrow' & 'Ctrl + Right Arrow' Function?

    Hi. I usually use 'Ctrl + Right Arrow' or ' Ctrl + Left Arrow' to quickly move ahead or back (word by word) in a sentence I am editing. Or, I use the combinations together with the Shift Key to quickly highlight words in a given sentence. The Ctrl + Arrow
    (and related) Ctrl + Arrow + Shift have stopped working on my system; i.e., nothing happens when I try to use the keys in combination ... but the keys function as expected individually.

    So far, I've restored my Windows settings to an earlier point in time to try and fix the issue, but the problem remains across all applications.

    Does anyone know of a fix to control this shortcut / hotkey issue?

    OS: Windows 10 Pro, x64
     
    jcm000, Sep 12, 2019
    #2
  3. Remap “Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow” to “Alt + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow”

    How can I, using AutoHotKey, remap the following:

    Windows+Ctrl+Left/Right arrow (which switches virtual desktops on windows 10)

    to

    Alt+Ctrl+Left/Right arrow

    or to

    Ctrl+Left/Right arrow

    Also:

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    user920161, Sep 12, 2019
    #3
  4. yogeshp1 Win User

    Adding break character to ctrl+left-arrow/ctrl+right-arrow

    Keyboard Issues, LEFT SHIFT + LEFT CTRL + L/R ARROW doesn't work on travelmate P645-S windows10

    Recently i am facing issues with my laptop. Key combinations doesn't work especially with SHIFT.

    List of combinations (Not working) :

    LEFT SHIFT + LEFT CTRL + LEFT ARROW

    LEFT SHIFT + LEFT CTRL + RIGHT ARROW

    LEFT SHIFT + LEFT CTRL + UP ARROW

    LEFT SHIFT + LEFT CTRL + DOWN ARROW

    RIGHT SHIFT + RIGHT CTRL + RIGHT ARROW

    List of combinations (Working) :

    RIGHT SHIFT + RIGHT CTRL + RIGHT ARROW

    CTRL + C, CTRL + V, CTRL + X

    Other than above 'working' combinations no other combination works with CTRL and SHIFT

    Please let me know why this issue is occurring!

    Is this a hardware issue/ software issue?

    i have updated keyboard drivers, also uninstalled and restarted laptop & let drivers install automatically.

    Also i have checked if laptop's keyboard is loose or anything... everything is fine on that side.

    P.S.

    Recently i have upgraded my 4+4 GB RAM to 4+8 GB RAM

    this RAM is DDR3 and may not be original Adding break character to ctrl+left-arrow/ctrl+right-arrow :p
     
    yogeshp1, Sep 12, 2019
    #4
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