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butcher
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New Jersey, USA
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 04-20-2003 15:41

I was just wondering what everybody's favorite keyboard shortcuts were. That would include windows/browsers/*nix shortcuts that you may find usefull. I know guys like Emperor prefer to use the keyboard as much a possible and I would like to know how they get around for most things without touching the mouse.

Because I do mostly coding in a text editor my list of most used would be:

  1. Ctrl + s: Save open file
  2. Alt + Tab: Cycle through open windows
  3. Ctrl + r: Reload the current browser window



I know these are probably known and used by everyone already and I have others that I use frequently but they are application (program) specific and I know that list would be never ending and not must use to everyone.

I was just wondering what anybody else cound add to the list that everybody else might not know about but would come in handy.

-Butcher-



[This message has been edited by Jestah (edited 04-20-2003).]

Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 04-20-2003 15:51

I use plenty shortcuts in Opera, but not so much in Windows.
I mostly use the CTRL + X/C/V and the ones you mentionned.
CTRL + ALT + SUPR is always handy (nto for rebooting, just for setting the priorities of applications under Win 2000)

Xdreamer.ch
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Switzerland
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 04-20-2003 15:53

[CTRL+R] --> refresh filelist in total commander
[SHIFT+F6] --> rename file in total commander

[ALT+enter] --> fullscreen
[F11] --> fullscreen in ie

and of corse: [CTRL+S]/[CTRL+A]/[CTRL+L] in photoshop

so got a few more but thats not really interesting...

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 04-20-2003 16:02


ctrl + z

Veneficuz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A graveyard of dreams
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 04-20-2003 16:07

I use Vim when coding so I use all the shortcuts there so I barely touch the mouse when doing that. When browsing I've started to learn the different shortcuts in Opera so I'm leaving the mouse alone for most of the time there as well.

I'm either using Litestep or Linux, so I also use a lot of different shortcuts there to navigate around. But most of them are configured by me so it wouldn't be that interesting for you to hear about that. The standard shortcuts that I use most for navigating in the OS are probably ALT+TAB for switching between programs. I'm also using a couple of virtual desktops so CTRL+ALT+<arrow key> is also very handy to have to move between them. To start a program I usually use the Run dialog (or xterm window in Linux) or a handy personally configured start-menu (part of the Litestep configuration) that pop-ups with the top element selected when I press the windows-key.




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Pugzly
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 127.0.0.1
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 04-20-2003 19:16

Windows+E = Explorer
Windows+R = Run
Windows+F = Find
Enter a domain name into IE & then hit CTRL+ENTER to automatically add the "http://www." and ".com" part. Try it by typing 'gurusnetwork' into IE.....

tj333
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Manitoba, Canada
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 04-20-2003 21:42

Ctrl-/x/c/v
Windows+e
windows+m to minimize all.
ctrl+s to save
ctrl+1/2 to compile and then run a program in textpad.


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mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 04-20-2003 22:03

ctrl-z

And when I press ctrl-shift-z my PS starts up.

Others are: windows-m, windows-e, and just about any PS shortcut.

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 04-20-2003 22:21

ctrl + alt + delete = life perserver.

ctrl + c = copy

ctrl + v = paste

need I say more?



The programmer's national anthem is 'AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH''

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DocOzone
Maniac (V) Lord Mad Scientist
Sovereign of all the lands Ozone and just beyond that little green line over there...

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Mar 1994

posted posted 04-20-2003 23:10

Hey! Nobody else uses Ctrl + F5 for a forced "clean" reload? It's the only way to force IE to get new CSS and JS files without needing to clean your cache. I use that like about 50 times a day easy!

<edit> first post in a while for me. I've been busy, and maybe depressed. Whatever. </edit>

Your pal, -doc-

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 04-21-2003 02:14

Because I'm having these f*c*ing RSI problems, I have almost abandoned the mouse and I'm using the keyboard for almost all my needs. The ones I like most are:
Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, Ctrl-X, already mentioned,
Alt-F4 to close windows
Ctrl-F4 to close internal windows
F4 and F6 for IE (try it)
Alt-Tab, Ctrl-Tab (to alternate between documents of the same app)
That nice windows key, to call the Start, taskbar, notification area and desktop icons (click it once and than TAB the number of needed times)
Also, I use a lot the other nice windows key, to the right of the Space bar, that corresponds to the secondary-button click (context popup menu)
Alt-Spacebar to call the control menu and minimize a window, for instance.
Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-Z to undo
Tab and Shift-Tab to cycle among items
And others...

BTW, I have set up StickyKeys, in WinXP, so I can press Ctrl and then 'C', not at the same time. Ctrl is retained until C is pressed.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 04-21-2003 02:20

ctrl+home/ctrl+end

f5
ctrl+f5

ctrl+o/ctrl+s/ctrl+alt+s

ctrl+z
ctrl+c/x/v

alt+tab
alt+f4
ctl+alt+delete

eh...the rest are PS specific...





[This message has been edited by DL-44 (edited 04-21-2003).]

norm
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 04-21-2003 02:46

How about a few handy Mac shortcuts?

I use cmd(apple)+PlusKey/MinusKey to toggle text size in browsers and other apps.

I'm always using cmd(apple)+shift+4 so I can select portions of my screen to take screen shots of.

Copy : cmd(apple)+c
Paste : cmd(apple)+v

and of course Print : cmd(apple)+p
I never actually print(because I'm one of those damn tree huggers), but once the print window pops up I can select "Save as PDF" which is VERY handy.

we can't forget Save : cmd(apple)+s
this is more of a compulsive/obsessive behavior pattern than a shortcut.

last of all, Force Quit : cmd(apple)+control+esc

maninacan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Seattle, WA, USA
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 04-21-2003 03:53

ctrl+z - duh
ctrl+x - duh
ctrl+c - duh
ctrl+v - duh
alt+tab - switch between programs
windows+m - minimize everything
f5 - refresh things
f4 - selects the address bar in ie

Steve
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Boston, MA, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 04-21-2003 04:09

Hi Doc!!

Cheer up - it's nearly spring!

(Did we get command/control-A -- select all? Oh oops - scooped by viol)

Well then - how about
command-E = "view source" in my Mac IE
command-N = "new window/document/whatever"
command-F = "find"

[This message has been edited by Steve (edited 04-21-2003).]

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 04-21-2003 04:11

I love combinations of the home/end keys, arrow keys, and ctrl and shift when editing text.

u-neek
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Berlin, Germany
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 04-21-2003 09:41

Mac:
ctrl + alt + cmd(apple) + 8 or
shift + minimize/maximize

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 04-21-2003 10:57

The Doc he lives!

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-21-2003 11:01
quote:
Cheer up - it's nearly spring!


Hasn't it been spring for a month now?


Steve
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Boston, MA, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 04-21-2003 13:59

"Hasn't it been spring for a month now?"
I'm doing my best to assume that was an innocent question and not an example of some twisted Texas humor.

Up here in the New England states we had snow as recently as two weekends ago. The daffodils and forsythia are *finally* out, but the past week had nights in the 30s so ...

Mother Nature scorns the calendar. I don't care when we changed the clocks, it *finally* feels like Spring!

DocOzone
Maniac (V) Lord Mad Scientist
Sovereign of all the lands Ozone and just beyond that little green line over there...

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Mar 1994

posted posted 04-21-2003 14:04

Yah, I think Spring arrives a mite bit earlier in Texas than it does in places like Sweden! =)

Q) What does the calendar know about things?
A) About as much as a clock. ie: Not much.

Your pal, -doc-

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 04-23-2003 08:11

<-left hand key arrow=back

Perfect Thunder
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milwaukee
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 04-23-2003 16:16

I'm going to elaborate on Slime's --

Shift + right/left -- select one character in that direction
Shift + up/down -- select one line in that direction
Shift + end -- select from cursor to end of line
Shift + home -- select from cursor to beginning of line

Ctrl+shift+right/left -- select entire word in that direction
Ctrl+shift+up/down -- select entire paragraph in that direction
Ctrl+shift+end -- select from cursor to end of document
Ctrl+shift+home -- select from cursor to beginning of document

Without hitting Shift, all these commands just move the cursor around.

My single biggest complaint about the Mac OS is that these keyboard commands don't work the same way, if at all, except in certain programs. I'm sure there's some program that adds the capability, but every time I hear about an "ideal" Mac OS setup, it's got so many third-party additions (FinderPop, DragThing, etc) that it starts to reflect poorly on the basic abilities of the OS.

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 04-23-2003 16:42

It's good to see you back round these parts Doc. We were beginning to wonder where you were. Oh and TP wanted to catch you for some reason, check you mail. =)

I'm with Slime on the key shortcuts though. Home/End + Shift to move around and select lines of text, then the ctrl-cut/copy/paste keys to move the text around.

I never realised how much that helped when coding things untill I started using mac's quite reguraly as the home/end keys work differently on a mac. Getting used to that was harder than getting used to using [apple]+z for undo as the apple key is in the [alt] key position on a mac and [cmd]+click for right-clicks on a single button mouse.

Switching between Mac's and PC's would be so much easier if they kept the key layouts the same or just mapped the shortcuts to the keys based on their position on the keyboard. After all, key shortcuts are so much more usefull bacause you don't have to look for them, you know them by their position on the keyboard.

Rauthrin
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: 2 Miles Below Insane
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 04-23-2003 17:21

ctrl+z
ctrl+c
ctrl+v
ctrl+a
ctrl+alt+delete
alt+tab
All the usual...


[This message has been edited by Rauthrin (edited 04-23-2003).]

reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 04-24-2003 00:07

xrtl + shift + esc = task manager.

lurve it.

other than that, i use lots of the previously mentioned ones, as well as a lot of combination or modifier and mouse - for example, holding down the crtl whilst clicking and dragging a file within a drive changes it from move to copy, holding down shift creates a shortcut, etc etc.



Lord_Fukutoku
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: West Texas
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 04-24-2003 00:18

I don't think I saw Alt + PrintScreen mentioned yet... There are others I use much more often, but they've all been mentioned above...

[edit: About the weather comment... At least in this part of Texas, spring was last month, and now we're getting into summer already... Today's low: 58F (~14C), high 92F (~33C) ... Ahh, can't wait until July and August

[This message has been edited by Lord_Fukutoku (edited 04-26-2003).]

bitdamaged
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 04-24-2003 00:23

edit: dammit pugz beat me to it.

By far my most favorite "secret" shortcut is the Windows+M to minimize all.

the other is if you type something like "yahoo" into IE and then hold ctrl+enter it will fill in the http:// and the .com



.:[ Never resist a perfect moment ]:.

[This message has been edited by bitdamaged (edited 04-24-2003).]

Xpirex
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 04-24-2003 08:34

ctrl + shift + alt + c activates the cheat code window in Sim city 4. ...I like the wierd shortcuts where you need about 5 fingers and a pencil to reach them.

...and I know a nice shortcut to the liquor store round the corner...

...shift my ass over the back fence + jump + run + don't let my mum see me + cash + sneak back in through the bathroom window...

...xpi...

"nuff said"

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 05-04-2003 02:10

Ah yea.
Emps.
This should be added to the FAQ somewhere.

And by the way, I really like using tab and shift+tab to go back and forth through options, plus a bunch of the others mentioned here.

Chesta
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-04-2003 04:43

Is there a difference between Windows-D and Windows-R? Everyone I believe has mentioned R as far as I can see, but if you're going to use shortcuts....why move your fingers that much further :-)



-Chesta

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 05-04-2003 05:35

windows+d is the hide/show desktop, whereas windows+r is the shortcut for the 'run' dialogue...

not sure the correlation ther chesta....

Chesta
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-05-2003 23:09

Okay, my mistake...must have been excessively tired as of posting. I was refferring to windows m...which appears to do the same thing. I was wondering why you'd use that over windows-d...which is one of my personal favorites.

But I still wasn't thinking correctly, because I now realize that it's just as easy to get windows m as windows d....

*sigh* Can I just take my comments back? :-) All I really was wondering if there was some secret difference between the two, because Windows-M was mentioned three or four times while Windows-D zero.

-Chesta
(thoroughly confused and embarrased)

iconoclast
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: SM Megamall
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 05-06-2003 00:41

Ctrl+Alt+Del's my favourite..my computer freezes all the time and needs restaring

"...I'd like to think that I'm normal"

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-06-2003 00:46

left, right, up, down keys.
and especially [enter]

Xenon
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Inside the Light Bulb
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 05-06-2003 01:43

ctrl+z

ctrl+x/c/v

alt+ctrl+del (My favorite shortcut to use when anything seems weird on my computer)

:-p

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 05-06-2003 04:24

If you have WinXP, click Start/Help and Support, then type "keyboard shortcuts"in the Search text box, start the search, then click "Full-text Search Matches" and choose the item "Windows keyboard shortcuts overview".
There they are.

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