More Coming as we learn them.
Key(s) or Misc
If more than one key, press & hold the first, then press the next key.
|Reader View||Firefox browser, perhaps others||Click here for details.|
|Win Logo +P
||Add a second monitor (shortcut)
||Press the Windows logo key +P on your keyboard.
Select Extend from a few choices.
|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.|
|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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