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net ________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________ Keyboard tricksWe have become so addicted to the mouse that we do not realize ho w much it disrupts our work as we keep reaching out for it. And just how annoyin g does it become when your mouse is unresponsive, gets stuck or you trip it over as you try to quickly get a hold of it. The keyboard on the other hand is far more powerful than we realize. And don t we have our hands all over it anyways? There are a few cool keyboard tricks that ca n help you save time and make you more productive. Here is a short list for the most handy Windows XP and Firefox shortcuts. Some o f these may also work in other applications. Windows XP 1. [SHIFT] + [alt] + [PrntScrn] high contrast

A window will open, click OK or simply hit [Enter]. This will enlarge the font o n all open Windows and change colors to high contrast. For example the desktop w ill turn black, what was black text on white background will be reversed. Clicki ng the same key combination again reverts the changes. 2. [Ctrl] + [alt] + [up/down/left/right arrow] rotate screen

This won t work on every machine as it depends on your graphics card and video dri vers. However, if it does work, it will rotate your desktop. 3. [Ctrl] + select items from taskbar, right-click selected ndows mass control open wi

cool keyboard tricksYou need to hold the [Ctrl] key while selecting open windows from the taskbar. To open the menu seen on the left, right-click any of the sel ected items. With this trick you can simultaneously close a group of applications at once or show them side by side or stacked or in a cascade. This can save a ton of time wasted on rearranging windows. 4. [Alt] + [Tab] switch between running programs

A little window will launch showing all open programs. Click the [Tab] key to ju mp to the next application, release keys to open the selected one. 5. [SHIFT] + [Del] bypass Recycle Bin

Selecting a file and pressing the combination above will invoke a delete confirm ation dialog. Clicking Yes will delete the file without sending it to the Recycle Bin. 6. [Windows] + [D] show desktop or restore open windows

This is the keyboard shortcut to the respective quick launch taskbar icon. 7. [Windows] + [L] lock system

An easy way to quickly protect and lock your system. When you log back in, all p

rograms will still be running and windows will appear just the way you left them . 8. [Ctrl] + [Z] and [Ctrl] + [Y] undo and redo

I m sure you all know that you can undo changes using the [Ctrl] + [Z] shortcut. W ouldn t it be awesome to have this feature outside the computer? Anyways, you can undo an undo, i.e. redo what you did using the [Ctrl] + [Y] key combination. 9. [Windows] + [R], type cmd, hold [Ctrl] + [SHIFT] and hit Enter ompt as Administrator The command prompt will now be run as Administrator. 10. Create your own keyboard trick! cool keyboard tricksAre there folders or applications you need a lot? Why not cr eate your own keyboard shortcut to quickly access these tools? This will only work for shortcuts located on your desktop! First you need to create an actual desktop shortcut. Right-click on the applicat ion and select > Create Shortcut from the context menu. Make sure the shortcut s its on your desktop. Now right-click the shortcut and select > Properties. You s hould see a line that says Shortcut Key: . Click that line and then click a letter ony our keyboard, for example P. A shortcut will be created, in this example [C trl] + [alt] + [P]. And there you go, now you have your own personal shortcut ke y. Firefox 1. [Ctrl] + [1] to [9] jump to tab numbers 1 to 8 or last tab (9) run command pr

Rather than scrolling through all your open tabs, you can quickly navigate to a specific tab if you know its position. For example, clicking [Ctrl] + [4] will o pen to tab number 4 (from the left). With [Ctrl] + [9] you will jump to the very last tab, no matter how many you have open. 2. [Ctrl] + [Tab] or [Ctrl] + [SHIFT] + [Tab] Neat shortcut to move between tabs. 3. [/] or ['] Find As You Type Text or Link move up/right or down/left in tabs

Firefox has a neat search feature, which is Find As You Type. When you click the [/] key before starting to type your search, Firefox will only search in text. Likewise, clicking the ['] key will only find links. cool keyboard tricks 4. [Ctrl] + mouse wheel change font size

With the new generation high resolution screens we often find that text on websi tes is way too small to read properly. Here is a little trick that can quickly i ncrease the font size for better reading. While you hold down the control key, move your mousewheel to increase or decreas e the font size in Firefox. This will also work in other programs, for example W ord. This is also very useful for making a website fit your window size, rather than

to adapt the browser window. keyboard tricks 5. [Ctrl] + [F4] close tab

A quick, mouseless way to close a tab. 6. [alt] + [F4] close window

This will rapidly shut down Firefox. 7. [Ctrl] + [SHIFT] + [T] open closed tab/s

Did you accidentally close that tab? Re-open it using this key combination. 8. [Spacebar] or [SHIFT] + [Spacebar] scroll PageDown or PageUp

Give your mouse wheel a break and use the spacebar to move up and down a website . 9. [F7] caret browsing

Caret browsing allows you to select and copy text from web pages using the keybo ard. keyboard tricks 10. [F11] toggle full screen

Quickly change into full screen mode. ________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________