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Hang the mouse !!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Jakamoko, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    ...aka What's your favourite keyboard shortcut ?

    Thought I'd start a Thread about this, as I'm all for ways to do things faster without having to take my hands away from the keyboard to use the mouse This can be both in the OS (yes Freddy - I'm catering from you too here - didn't just say Windows :tongue ), and also within the apps you use on your machine, eg Firefox, etc.

    To start, basics I use:

    In Windows:

    ctrl+C(opy), +V(paste), +X(cut) +P(rint)
    ctrl+B(old), +U(nderline), +I(talics)
    ctrl+Home - to start of line, +End - to end of line
    shift+Home - highlight from cursor to start of word
    shift+End - highlight from cursor to end of word

    Windows key (bring up start menu - cursor to choice)
    Windows key+L - lock PC

    Tab key - jump between fields/ options etc



    Firefox:

    ctrl+N (new tab), ctrl+"x" (go to tab number "x")


    So you get the idea - let's keep hands on to get rid of the rodent !! :biggrin (kidding)
     
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  2. Rostros22

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    So many! But the one I use most in everyday use is the windows key + E to open windows explorer.
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Ctrl + Alt + F1 to get to a console session and Ctrl + Alt + F7 to get back to X-Windows.
     
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Windows + d

    Returns to the desktop with all open windows in the task bar
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Here, already. I hung the mouse.

    [​IMG]

    I was hoping to find one on a gallows but no such luck. :evil
     
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  6. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    i only use a few but i suppose WIN+L, to quickly get off the pc,

    CTRL+C/V/Z/P , and WIN+D for getting rid of loads of different things to my sweet Carmen, erm....i mean desktop!
     
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  7. arisen

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    alt+tab for shifting through apps!!!
     
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  8. AJ

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    isn't new tab Ctrl+t and Ctrl+n a new FF window?
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    CTRL +S to save your work in Office etc.
    CTRL +P to bring up the print dialog box
    CTRL +F to bring up the find dialog box
     
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  10. _omni_

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    windows key + pause/break to bring up system properties
    ctrl + tab / ctrl + shift + tab to go back and forth through tabs (i.e. dialogue box)
    alt + enter to bring up a file's properties
    ctrl + r for run
    ctrl + e for windows explorer
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    i use my keyboard way more than my mouse [​IMG]
     
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  11. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Yup, my bad - thanks for the clarification, AJ :oops:
     
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  12. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    ALT and TAB for when the manager is skulking around the office checking on things. And ALT + F4 when I really can't be bothered to shut everything down properly.
     
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