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BklynCannonball

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Yes I'm a dork. I found this new shortcut and I wanted to post it here. Add on if you wish.

Shortcut#1: When you're deleting, pressing ctrl + backspace deletes a word at a time instead of a letter at a time.
 

UberSkippy

a.k.a. FuckTheBullShit
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In WINDOWS only:

To minimize all open windows press the flying window (between ctrl and alt) + M

To open Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Crasher) press flying windows + E

To display the desktop (similar to minimizing all) press flying windows + D

To open a run prompt press flying windows + R

To rename a file highlight the file and press F2

There are quite a few more. But I gotta get to work.
 

BklynCannonball

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I use the flying window + D to minimize and optimize. It's easier. If you use the M, you can't reopen with a shortcut key but the D works both ways.
 

Broken

Member smoked too much weed!
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alt+F4 close focused window or shutdown if the desktop has focus
winkey+Pause/break = sys props
cntl+N for new
 

leehype

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My shut down shortcut involves a hammer :D
 

UberSkippy

a.k.a. FuckTheBullShit
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For web browsers (IE and Firefox at least)
alt + D highlights your address bar.
 

Billybob

Gimmie Pwnies
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in WTF.com pressing alt+s while in the quick reply menu will submit your reply.
Also, you could press alt+x to go to the adavanced editor.
 

ThomConspicuous

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UberSkippy said:
For web browsers (IE and Firefox at least)
alt + D highlights your address bar.
You can also obtain this with F6

I found Ctrl-W to be an especially handy shortcut for applications that like to open themselves in many instances. For example Excel, Acrobat...

It will close a single window, the one you are focused on. I like this because sometimes if I do Alt-F4 it will want to close everything in Excel/Acrobat, thus defeating the purpose of a shortcut when I have to select Cancel on all the other windows.
 

Jung

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On vBulletin forums (here) ALT + S submits and ALT + P previews.

In Firefox CTRL + T opens a new tab, CTRL + W closes a tab, CTRL + TAB switches between tabs CTRL + a number focuses a tab in order from left to right. Esc stops a page from loading. CTRL + K focuses the search bar.

CTRL + F finds in almost every application and in Windows Explorer.

SHIFT + DEL deletes things permanently in Windows; it skips the Recylce Bin.
For web browsers (IE and Firefox at least)
alt + D highlights your address bar.
CTRL + L does this in Firefox as well.


In Linux, CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE kills the X server.
 

jamesp

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winkey + L logs you off (so no one can see that you've been looking at porn)
 

Jung

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jamesp said:
winkey + L logs you off (so no one can see that you've been looking at porn)
It depends if you have fast user switching enabled or not; on mine it locks the computer. ;)