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    Now I use the numeric keypad a lot. A habit I got into when doing data entry during holiday work from Uni back in the 80s,

    It's a right PITA for me when Num Lock is switched off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman View Post
    My keyboards have many keys that I don't use. Firstly there are the windows keys - I don't even use these on my M$ machine. Secondly, the entire numeric keypad - I can key in numbers much faster using the numbers above the letters. Finally caps lock - can't see a need for it.

    Does anyone use an alternative layout such as Dvorak?
    There's nothing to say you do or don't have to use them, but they are very handy if you do. Take the Windows key:

    Win+d: show desktop
    +e: open explorer in tree view
    +break: open system properties
    +l: lock workstation
    +esc: in IE, restore an edited text box to its original state
    plus others I think, but I don't remember.

    The keypad is fast for figures, but consider hexadecimal numbers too: if you're a touch typist, all the hex letters are in reach of the left hand and all the numbers in reach of the right on the keypad. Very useful for mac addresses, guids etc.

    And with my programmer's hat on, caps is handy for constructing clear SQL statements.

    Being the keyboard junkie that I am, I rarely have to use the mouse, and with good reason - all that wasted time moving my hand to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpinjamez View Post
    Press Ctrl and this Key in excel to show formulas
    I KNEW I'd used it for something
    I'd blocked it out 'cos I HATE Excel

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
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    Win+d: show desktop
    +e: open explorer in tree view
    +break: open system properties
    +l: lock workstation
    +esc: in IE, restore an edited text box to its original state
    plus others I think, but I don't remember.
    There's Win+r which brings up the run command box and win+f which brings up the file search screen.

    I also use the PrtScr button quite a lot for taking screenshots for instruction manuals for the teachers. They do like instructions with lots of pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman View Post
    My keyboards have many keys that I don't use. Firstly there are the windows keys - I don't even use these on my M$ machine.
    I often use the Windows Key, I can press that to open the start menu and by the time it's open I've dragged my mouse back over from the second monitor. Often just use the cursor keys in the start menu too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asheppard View Post
    There's Win+r which brings up the run command box and win+f which brings up the file search screen.

    I also use the PrtScr button quite a lot for taking screenshots for instruction manuals for the teachers. They do like instructions with lots of pictures!
    Oh yes, I knew there were others. You'd think I would remember Win+R, I use it tens of times a day

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