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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR N00BS (OR BORED PEOPLE) Answered

Do you want to tell the world cool tricks you can do on a computer? Enter this forum to find out how you can contribute!

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lifelong-newbie (author)2008-08-21

My absoulte fave to confuse people is to wait till there away from there machine and perform the trusty old Shift+Alt+PrtScr. Don't know what it does??? Try it now

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there are also the keys that flip the screen if you have intel graphics card

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Yerboogieman (author)110100101102009-02-21

Intel needs to quit making graphics cards, they all suck.

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11010010110 (author)Yerboogieman2009-02-21

when you want a card that is exactly enough to run smoothly the desktop 3d effects in linux and does not kill watts like incandescent lamp - intel is the way writing from pc with intel onboard card

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Login258 (author)lifelong-newbie2009-02-08

It worked for me, High Contrast Mode?

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lifelong-newbie (author)Login2582009-02-20

Yup, good times to do to someone elses pc, then just leave

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wezdog1 (author)lifelong-newbie2008-08-21

be sure to check my instructable!

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xACIDITYx (author)2008-08-21

My absolute favorite is Winkey+M. It minimizes all windows, so if you are playing a full screen game but want to check 'ibles or AIM real fast, you can just hit Win+M and come right back. This also helps with games with nag screens. I just winM them and then rightclick close.

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Login258 (author)xACIDITYx2009-02-08

I like it! I always used to use Alt+Tab to switch between pages

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wezdog1 (author)xACIDITYx2009-02-07

Or windows D it lets you see your desktop

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n8man (author)wezdog12009-02-07

or windows tab in vista (ctrl tab works differently but works too).

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Chicken2209 (author)2009-02-07

muahahaha, thats in my folder of 100 wallpapers

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11010010110 (author)2009-02-07

im linux user and dont know much windows tricks - sorry for providing mostly linux-only tricks internet explorer and konqueror (and probably all surfboards in all systems) : F6 to type into address bar all systems : many things can be done with the moue wheel without clicks. try it on dropdown boxes / tabs in surfboard / the speaker icon in the taskbar / the line size thing in paint / much more windows : hold shift to prevent automatic startp of inserted cdrom (alter 2 shifts to avoid the accessibility settings window) internet surfboards and other apps : select different amount of text by double / triple / quad click linux : alt ctrl F12 - in kde 4 (linux) switches off desktop effects (computer works faster) linux : right click on the maximize button of window sretches it in width only and keeps height. click with mouse wheel - the opposite linux : alt + drag point in the window (any point) to move window. use right button to resize linux : select text with mouse - copy (no other operation required) linux : mouse wheel click - paste all systems : tab in cmd autocompletes commands bios : alt ctrl esc - on certain types of phoenixbios bypasses the password bios : alt F12 / ctrl F12 - access to boot devices without password

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