More Coming as we learn them.
Key(s) or Misc
If more than one key, press & hold the first, then press the next key.
|Win Logo +P
||Add a second monitor (shortcut)
||Press the Windows logo key +P on your keyboard. Select one of these options.Disconnect projector, Duplicate, Extend, Projector only.
|Email to text
||Use email to send text messages or SMS to a cell phone. thegeekstuff.com has details and many other carriers listed.|
|Shift + Enter||Web editors (Wordpress, Drupal, Dreamweaver, etc)||
Enter normally does a new paragraph which may appear as double or even triple spacing.
|F11||Some web browsers||Browser window expands to full-screen mode so more of a web page can be seen. Undo by pressing F11 key again.|
|Ctrl + Enter||Some web browsers||When a web address or URL ends in .com, type the domain name and then press Ctrl & Enter. Saves lots of typing. Example: type domainname followed by pressing Ctrl & Enter, instead of typing http://www. domainname.com .|
|Ctrl + the key with ~ (tilde)||Excel||If your spreadsheet has equations in it, this shows where they are and what they are. Can be printed for reference. Undo by pressing Ctrl tilde again.|
|B or W||Power Point||Fades the screen to Black or White. Useful when a presentation digresses temporarily or if only part of a presentation needs slides; also works for timed slides. Undo by pressing the B or W again.|
|Windows key + Up Arrow||Windows||Maximizes a window. Undo with Windows key and Down Arrow.|
Windows logo keys (near Alt keys) + D key
Windows logo keys
Results are quick access to Explorer, Run dialog box, Find files, or system properties dialog box.
| Right click highlighted
files and/or folders, then select
send to/mail recipient.
**Click here to see picture below.
**File names to text.
(or Alt + Shift)
Changes a vertical
block of text. Place cursor to upper left of area to be changed. Press
and hold Alt key (& Shift key if needed). Then move cursor along desired
block. Release the Alt key and do a deletion, uppercase letters (shift+F3 key), bold,
highlight, etc. This is most useful when parts of many rows need to be
Ctrl + Backspace
Deletes the word to
the left of the cursor.
|Highlight, then press Ctrl & drag mouse||Most Applications||Copies highlighted text to new location; within a document, or between two windows, or from a web site into the Google search box, etc.|
|Clean up html code||Dreamweaver||Use the Clean Up HTML or Word HTML command to automatically remove empty tags, combine nested font tags, and generally improve messy or unreadable HTML code.|
|Print several files at once.||Windows||Open folder. Hold Ctrl key while selecting files (can be variety of file extensions). From the menu bar, select file and print. The files do not need to be opened.|
| Right click highlighted files and/or folders, then select
send to/mail recipient.
**File names to text:
An email message opens with a list of file and/or folder names, and also puts the text in the subject line. One can copy
and paste these. Remember to delete the message without sending it. If
the files include images, you may have to answer a question about size
before the email message opens.
|Helpful websites||Changing to Mac from Windows||Switch 101: On Windows, I used to... Apple support
Ultimate Switcher Guide: Windows PC to Mac My First Mac
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