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General Chat Thread, I didn't know you could do this! in General; Originally Posted by AngryTechnician While useful, I have to say I intensely dislike hidden menu items. It was by far ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    While useful, I have to say I intensely dislike hidden menu items. It was by far the most annoying part of my experiences with Macs.
    I sort of agree - I disliked the decision in earlier versions of MS Office to hide menu items which you didn't use and that's why I think the ribbon is better.

    The problem is, how many things can you put on a menu? If I right click on a folder in Explorer I get 10 choices (and about half of those have fly out menus with more choices)

    At some point, the menus get too big so by saying you have to press a modifier key to get the advanced options you can keep the menu simple.

    I don't think expecting people to know about shift clicking makes it particularly difficult - we're used to the fact that pressing shift while typing has a different effect so for a mouse click to do something different if we press shift seems logical and not difficult to find out.

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    I've just found out, by mashing my keyboard like an incompetent and hitting the wrong key combination - i.e. the same way I find everything out - that Ctrl + Shift + N opens up a little floating sticky note in Outlook 2003. Never knew that existed at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    I've just found out, by mashing my keyboard like an incompetent and hitting the wrong key combination - i.e. the same way I find everything out - that Ctrl + Shift + N opens up a little floating sticky note in Outlook 2003. Never knew that existed at all.
    cheers, works in Outlook 2007 too! now im one happy tech hehe no more post its round the screen

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    I found out last week that shooting a full c02bulb canister with a .22lr results in a satisfying if unexpected explosion. Video to follow.

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    Here's my list which I always print out and give to people:

    General keyboard shortcuts:
    CTRL+C (Copy)
    CTRL+X (Cut)
    CTRL+V (Paste)
    CTRL+Z (Undo)
    DELETE (Delete)
    SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
    CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
    CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
    F2 key (Rename the selected item)
    CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
    CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
    CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
    CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
    CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
    SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
    CTRL+A (Select all)
    F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
    ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
    ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
    ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
    ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
    CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
    ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
    ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
    F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
    F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
    ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
    CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
    ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
    Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
    F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
    RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
    LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
    F5 key (Update the active window)
    BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    ESC (Cancel the current task)
    SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
    CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

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    Whoops, I forgot the list came from here:

    Keyboard SCs
    Last edited by tech_guy; 27th April 2010 at 03:42 PM.

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    Haven't read the full thread but a couple that may not have been mentioned:

    1) We all know Alt+Tab does the flicking through open apps, but doing Alt+Shift+Tab does it backwards
    2) Our Win key is disabled here, so I use Ctrl+Esc to open the start bar up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    There's a shortcut for that as well - Windows Key + Pause
    Does that work with the properties of My Documents set to not show too? as that would be REALLY useful (but at a school that doesn't currently have a server deploying GPOs so can't test .. just wondered if anyone knew)

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Another reason not to own a Macbook Pro then
    Oh, I wouldn't say that, it looks pretty (plus I've just ordered one! lol) .. also, cover the webcam to make the beast light up like a Christmas tree .. lol .. I got bored sat playing with the school one "Light On .. Light Off .. Light On .. Light Off" .. in the end I got bored of doing it, so as it was light at the time, I took the words of Paddy "No Likey .. No Lighty" and then got on with some testing .. by testing I mean played NFS to see how well the MBP Graphics handled it .. lol ..
    Last edited by soveryapt; 27th April 2010 at 12:30 PM.

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    only read the first few pages, but i see no mention of ctrl+shift+esc to open task manager, much quicker than ctrl+alt+del

    p.s

    i also see no mention of alt+d, selects address bar in IE or Firefox
    Last edited by Flakes; 27th April 2010 at 01:28 PM.

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    Ctrl+Enter in IE and Firefox adds www. to the start and .com to the end of whatever you've typed in the address bar.

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    Ctrl+Shift+Enter does www. and .org

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flakes View Post
    only read the first few pages, but i see no mention of ctrl+shift+esc to open task manager, much quicker than ctrl+alt+del
    *Cough*
    Look at my post above?
    *Cough*
    Last edited by tech_guy; 27th April 2010 at 03:43 PM.

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    Smile

    ctrl + alt + down arrow

    ctrl + alt + up arrow

    Last edited by sonic1485; 27th April 2010 at 02:20 PM. Reason: wrong command

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    @sonic1485 - you should have just given one of those two commands, that would have been funnier! We've disabled that one here though...

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