Thursday, October 7, 2010

Simple Tips&Tricks

Browser hotkeys:
F1 - Help
F3 - Search page
F5 - Refresh!
F6 - goto URL bar
F11 - Toggle full screen 
Ctrl+T - Open new tab
Middle mouse clicking a link will open it in a new tab
Middle mouse clicking a tab will close it

Manage startup programs:
Click Start and type msconfig, then goto the startup tab. Here you can select which programs you want enabled to automatically boot upon startup.

Some useful Windows hotkeys:
Ctrl+Shift+Esc - Opens the Task Manager
(While your at it upgrade your Task Manager here to the coveted Process Explorer from Microsoft. Once open make sure to go Options > Replace Task Manager)
Alt + Printscreen - Copy screenshot of current active window to clipboard
Shift five times - Toggle StickyKeys on and off.
Shift while a CD is loading: Bypass AutoPlay.
Win + D - Toggle minimize all windows

Win + R - Open Run dialog
Win + E - Open Windows Explorer
Win + L: Log off Windows.


Arkanyn said...

thanks this should make my life easier

Al said...

lol, refresh is key ;) Good Luck!

Dake said...

Gotta keep it simple right ;)

Nie Mand said...

I need to improve my writing speed, too.

fat daddy said...

in win 7 click win and left arrow to snap to left side. click win and right arrow to snap right.