General Chat Thread, Are the days of "Scroll Lock" numbered? in General; I don't think I've EVER used Scroll Lock.
I've heard it's still used in Excel sometimes but otherwise, is there ...
25th November 2008, 11:51 AM #1
Are the days of "Scroll Lock" numbered?
I don't think I've EVER used Scroll Lock.
I've heard it's still used in Excel sometimes but otherwise, is there much use for it anymore?
EDIT: Just had a look [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scroll_lock"]here[/ame] and found very few uses for it.
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25th November 2008, 11:54 AM #2
How random! 'I've never used scroll lock before but I'm going to create a post asking if its days are numbered'
For what it's worth, I've never used it either!
25th November 2008, 11:57 AM #3
LOL... I was thinking how random it was myself.
Originally Posted by Elky
I accidentally hit it instead of Print Screen and thought, "I've never used that key for ANY purpose. What a waste of key and LED.......... I should post this on various online forums"
25th November 2008, 12:01 PM #4
Use it all the time when swapping between machines on my KVM switch.
25th November 2008, 12:02 PM #5
Or there is the SysRq key - never used that either
I like this: [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_request]System request - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
Especially where it says:
"System request (often abbreviated SysRq or Sys Req) is a key on keyboards for PCs that has no standard use"
25th November 2008, 12:02 PM #6
Speaking of useless keys, what's the key above tab and below escape on the left hand side for?
25th November 2008, 12:05 PM #7
Originally Posted by Michael
Thought that was used as a Pipe symbol - has a lot of use on *nix systems etc -- but then i realised thats down the bottom left...
Don't know what the little sideways L or backward apostrophe's for though: ¬`
25th November 2008, 12:05 PM #8
For ` ¬ ¦
Originally Posted by Michael
25th November 2008, 12:14 PM #9
Maths and Physics notation, apparently
25th November 2008, 12:20 PM #10
It's called backtick, commonly used as a field specifier in sql and escape sequence in many shell systems.
SELECT `id`, `name` FROM user WHERE `name`='Fred';
for a in `ln *.txt`; do cat $a; done
Last edited by powdarrmonkey; 25th November 2008 at 12:23 PM.
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25th November 2008, 12:20 PM #11
The ` is used as an additional type of quote mark in MySQL - generally used when referring to table names IIRC.
25th November 2008, 12:44 PM #12
You learn something new everyday
25th November 2008, 12:51 PM #13
it's also used for accessing the console in most made for PC games (like half life)
25th November 2008, 12:53 PM #14
I use the Scroll Luck button on a repairs bench setup. It's the quickest way round the KVM.
25th November 2008, 01:10 PM #15
- Rep Power
Pause|Break is just as useless these days, isn't it?
Then again, a keyboard without those three at the top would just look wrong.
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