WINDOWS TRICKS & SHORTCUTS

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Oh, I get it - "Winky" must be an XP theme thing. I switched mine to Windows Classic as soon as I turned the machine on. *lol - getting a little old for change! I still call it the Start button.
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ATNO - I've never heard it called "Start Button" when referring to the
keyboard. As long as I can remember back on Win 3.1, it's been called
Windows Key or "Winkey."

Maybe just that we've just never heard the terms...interesting nonetheless. :)
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I guess it was how I was saying it in my mind. Winky as in wink-ee

Now I feel like a dunce. I was multi-tasking and was reading fast. Let's see what other excuses can I come up with. *duh :oops:
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:lol: funny

I actually thought you simply mistyped it! :P
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UNFLUX wrote:

I actually thought you simply mistyped it!


I wish...Yep, that was a blunder on my part...but even though I did remember after-the-fact the WinKey term...I actually have allways refered to it as "Start". But I hear you...I see where it comes from now after over half a day of reading!
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UNFLUX wrote:
that doesn't work too well -

I locked it, left the password field blank and it let me right back in. Also,
none of my passwords were valid when locking it with that method.


huh works fine for me...... much eaiser than 3 keys i think!
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heres one i didnt see listed here not 100% windows tip/trick as it is office or MS Word specifically.

ever get a document in word and it is all caps or all lower case or how about you type a whole sentence in word in caps by mistake andhave to delete the whole line and re type it all. well in word you can simply HIGHLIGHT the sentence or words, press shift + F3 and it will alternate from all caps to all lower case to caps on first letter of each word to caps on first letter of each sentence.

next time your in MS word try it out. it may work in other word processors like word pad etc too not sure never tried. if anyone knows let me know.
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wanna make your installed printer cannot be deleted ?
here's the trick: (Registry Editor)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Add a DWORD named "NoDeletePrinter" (without quotes of course),
and change the value to 1


Don't want allow user to add printer ?

Add a DWORD named "NoAddPrinter" (without quotes of course),
and change the value to 1
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i haven't seen this one.

i no in IE if u push the backspace button it will take u back a page
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'alt + tab' to toggle between open apps. no thought required. (:
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this one was posted a long time ago by bigwebmaster and i ddin't see it here. i was trying to figure out how to delete my account. my other one that i signed up as. its whatmistxfle if u want to delete it for me.

Nevermind, looks like I found it myself. Here is the answer:

Open up your favorite notepad editor and copy and paste the following into it:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

Now save that file to your desktop and call it Desktop.scf

Once that is done left click on the file you just created on your desktop and drag it over to your Quick Launch bar and release. You should now be able to goto your desktop again by pressing the Show Desktop link you just made.



it is to remake the show desktop button incase u delete it.
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right-click+F=refresh
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In IE you can press Ctrl+N to open a new browser windows.
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ok...ionno if anybody's posted these yet...but here goes:

F6 (IE) - highlight address bar

[Windows]+F1 - Windows help
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nebulae1985 wrote:
right-click+F=refresh


Weird when I do it I get a pop-up things to add this page as a favorite
(Win XP, IE 6.0)

and try to read the posts (I know there are a lot of them) before posting your shortcut as there seems to be a lot of repeats

My favortie shortcut is the "Media" button on my keyboard :P
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IH8Purple wrote:
nebulae1985 wrote:
right-click+F=refresh


Weird when I do it I get a pop-up things to add this page as a favorite
(Win XP, IE 6.0)


Right Click + F does bring up the Favorites Bookmark Dialog box in Win2K and XP

Right Click + R is the Refresh

If you want to keep your hands entirely on the keyboard, the sub-menu button (just to the left of the right Ctrl button) does the same thing as right click. I went for years not even realizing that button was there.

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press ctrl then roll the mouse idler wheel (sorry , I don't know how to call it ) . we could change the size of fonts in web!
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James wrote:
Just stumbled across this while using IE

If you hold Ctrl + Left Click a new window appears that shows the first page that was displayed by the browser window you're in.

I never knew that till 2 minutes ago.


umm, the way that works is if you hold control and click a link it opens your link in a new window(Note: if you have a pop-up blocker installed it may change that to allow pop-ups when ctrl+left-clicked)
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Tired of looking for files via Windows Explorer? Create a custom toolbar for it.

Right Click any blank spot on your desktop toolbar. Navigate to Toolbars|New Toolbar.

Navigate to your C: drive (or any other drive or folder you'd like).
Left Click it once to highlight it and click OK.

Your C: drive is now on your desktop toolbar. Click the double arrows >> to expand it and navigate through it like you do your start menu.
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http://camtech2000.net/Pages/Keyboarding.html
this guy has 2,900 keyboard shortcuts put into a program

it is designed for 95, 98, 98se, and ME, however most of they have converted over to XP
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I read on page 4 somone asked what the Sys RQ button is. It was a command called "system request" designed by IBM for use in there termnal services.
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To switch to the desktop, the other option is to press the Windows key and M at the same time.
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OR Win+D, that way you can press Win+D again to restore your apps.
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with winkey+M puts apps down, winkey+shift+M brings them back up, good if you have a tendancy to double key for whatever reason
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I went through all of these to make sure that no one else had posted it.
i don't know if it works with other versions of Windows.

1) start > shut down

2) select shut down from the menu

3) hold the shift key when pressing OK

the operating system will restart WITHOUT restarting the computer. there are more of these on http://www.annoyances.org

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I'm fairly certain it works with 98 and up (to the best of my knowledge) the_Maven...but not sure of any prior. I thought I posted that earlier, but perhaps not. I use that one quite a bit.
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Probable posted before but what the hey:

alt + f4 : closes the focused application, or goes to the shut down menu if none are focused ( all windows versions save 3.1)

(I usually hold these down if I am in a hurry to exit programs and shut down :D)

windows key + l : locks computer on most configs (XP)

windows key + r : goes to run prompt ( for netstat , net view , or any of the following commands ....)

Run dialog programs: ( 98 + afaik )
"winver" : displays Windows Release Version
"charmap" : displays Windows character Map for various fonts
"calc" : opens calculator program
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This one is priceless! It has driven me nuts for over a year. Those of you who have Windows NT or Windows 2000 machines probably already know that Microsoft exluded MSCONFIG from those two OS's. It makes it so difficult to elliminate garbage from startup. If you don't know where to find the program or it doesn't have an option to not run at startup it's almost impossible to elliminate. I was almost ready to ask the question here, but finally did a couple productive searches and found the solution.

Microsoft added this back in XP. You can work this one of two ways. If you have access to an XP machine you can copy msconfig.exe to your Win NT or Win2K machine in the System32 folder.

If you don't have access to an XP machine you can download the zip file from thetechguide.com - http://www.thetechguide.com/downloads.html (you'll see it at the bottom) here's the direct link to the zip file - http://downloads.thetechguide.com/msconfig.zip
Again, unzip the file and copy it to System32. It will execute in Start|Run like anything else in the System32 folder will.

(don't let the terms on the site "Ripped from WinXP" bother you. This is not a crack, it's a simple matter of copy and paste.)

It works like a charm! Enjoy!
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I don't know the proper name but to turn "text eating" (when you type your charater replaces the one infront of it) on and off press the Insert Button.
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Here's one I've been looking for for a long time:

http://lists.isb.sdnpk.org/pipermail/co ... 02358.html

Descibes how to close all open windows and applications quickly.

Works in Win2K as well, but on the right click you choose close, vs. close group.

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Have you ever been on a troubleshooting expedition and needed to shut
down all the running applications on a system before you could proceed?
More than likely, you probably accessed each window and manually shut down
the application.

If you've ever had to do this on a system that had multiple windows open
at the same time, you know how time-consuming it is to manually shut
down each application's window. Wouldn't it be great if you could quickly
shut down all running applications at the same time? Here's how to
implement this trick:

1. While pressing the [Ctrl] key, successively click each of the task
icons on the taskbar.

2. Right-click the last task icon, and choose Close Group.

When you select the Close Group command, Windows XP initiates a standard
exit procedure for each open application. If any application has unsaved
information in an open document, the application will prompt you to save
the document before it closes.
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