Does anyone know...(Scroll Lock)

  • Frostbyt3
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What in the frickin hell the Scroll Lock does.

I ask EVERYONE I know...my computer teachers, school teachers, everyone...

and NO ONE can ever answer it...

I know the forums are full of Xperts and was wondering and betting that SOMONE has to know SOMTHING about the scroll lock...

:P

let me know! :D
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Post 3+ Months Ago

http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mscrolllock.html

//damn im taking after ATNO/TW *worried look*
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lol. never touched it before...
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I have used it for two functions in my life

one is to stop a lot of scrolling text in DOS (can't remember if it works in *nix) and with maphack for diablo 2, it lets your see past where you are supposed to.

but with linix I just use the | more thing. (it's been a while)
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Calendae wrote:
http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mscrolllock.html

//damn im taking after ATNO/TW *worried look*


*lol

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/Scroll_Lock_key.html
http://www.fact-index.com/s/sc/scroll_lock.html
http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/s/scrolock.htm

//much more here:

http://www.google.com/search?q=scroll+l ... 8&oe=utf-8
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mystery solved? lol

I totally forgot abt scroll lock. what a great post!
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When do we bow down to Anto for his Ultimate knowledge?!
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Now!!

*bows*
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hey!!!! i posted before him!!! thats it... forget little old Cae over here in the cornor... he means nothing what-so-ever... :(
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Calendae wrote:
hey!!!! i posted before him!!! thats it... forget little old Cae over here in the cornor... he means nothing what-so-ever... :(


*smiles -- absolutely --you found that one quite nicely! *bows to Calendae
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If Atno wasn't on vacation, I bet he would have beat you all to it
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I just normally use the most excellent knowledge base I know of -- Google.

I guess the one knack I have for finding things fairly easily is the ability to choose relevant keywords. That combined with understanding the advanced search techniques makes a world of difference in the results.
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*pout*
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yeah, I am pretty good with google most of the time. If I really want to know something, I ask google, and I get an answer. You would be suprised that you can practically type in your complete question and find an answer....that amazes me
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yeah google is a huge help on homework
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Did anyone actually read that link?

hehe :lol:


Quote:

In command-line environments such as DOS, the pipe symbol can add functionality to a DOS command. The way I most frequently use it is when doing a directory listing (DIR) on a large directory with hundreds of files. Say I type “DIR” at the command prompt like so:

C:\Una\Lesbian Porn>DIR

. . . then the 22,000 files in that directory scroll past so fast I can't see their names. However, if I apply the pipe function at the command prompt like this:

C:\Una\Lesbian Porn>DIR | more

. . . then the display will show me one screen of files at a time, with a "More" at the bottom. To display the next screen of files, I hit any key to continue, until all of the files in the directory have been listed (or I break, by pressing Ctrl-C). What's happening is that the pipe symbol causes the output of the DIR command to be "piped" to the "More" (paging) command. You get pretty much the same result by using the "/p" modifier, such as "DIR /p," to display directory information a page at a time.

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hmmm, seems to like the old lesbian porn
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no i didnt, sorry if i offended anyone...

i read exactly this much:
Quote:
Dear Straight Dope:

Why does my computer keyboard have this "Scroll Lock" key that seems to serve no purpose whatsoever? In 15 years I don't remember ever pushing that button. I'm almost scared to touch it --Insanegrey, Lawrence, KS

Guest contributor Una Persson replies:

Although your mother told you that there are many things to avoid touching (like downed electric lines, scorpions, and the "naughty place"), don't be afraid to touch the Scroll Lock key. Nothing bad will happen – in fact, probably nothing at all will happen. Once upon a time, however, something did.

The Scroll Lock key has appeared on the keyboards of IBM personal computers since the original 83-key PC/XT and the 84-key AT layouts, and remains on the 101-key and greater "enhanced" keyboards currently in use. The Scroll Lock key wasn't on the original Macintosh keyboards but appears on the Mac's "enhanced" keyboard.

The main intent of the Scroll Lock key was to allow scrolling of screen text up, down and presumably sideways using the arrow keys in the days before large displays and graphical scroll bars.
and then posted the link...

:S, sry, i will be more carefull in the future...
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heh, no, no offense... actually, I found it quite amusing! Obviously, the writer of that page was being tongue-in-cheek, and not literal. If it 8was* literal, it was still pretty funny =]
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