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bot
31-07-2011, 11:48 AM
Just discovered that RIGHT Alt-Home minimizes all windows except the active one ;)

nedkelly
31-07-2011, 01:32 PM
not working for me

The Error Guy
31-07-2011, 01:46 PM
In chrome that takes you to the home page (new tab for me)

jareemon
31-07-2011, 02:06 PM
the other day I discovered that when renaming multiple files, you can just press tab to rename the next file... so much less painful and time consuming

:pf1mobmini:

Bobh
31-07-2011, 02:07 PM
In chrome that takes you to the home page (new tab for me)

Does the same thing in IE9. Alt (left or right) + Home takes me to the home page.

johcar
31-07-2011, 11:18 PM
Just discovered that RIGHT Alt-Home minimizes all windows except the active one ;)

Win 7, I assume.

The XP machine I am using at the moment doesn't react to that keystroke combination....

pcuser42
01-08-2011, 09:34 AM
In Windows 7 that takes me to the home page in Firefox as well... the keyboard shortcut you're looking for is Windows+Home :p

sahilcc7
01-08-2011, 03:54 PM
Takes me home in firefox... as pcuser said its Win+Home... handy :D

Off Topic - pcuser42, the youtube link no longer works.

pcuser42
01-08-2011, 05:03 PM
Off Topic - pcuser42, the youtube link no longer works.

I know, I just haven't got around to fixing it :p

--Wolf--
01-08-2011, 07:47 PM
Uhh it opened two separate tabs with two different search engines open for me in FF. And I have a blank homepage...

bot
01-08-2011, 08:49 PM
In Windows 7 that takes me to the home page in Firefox as well... the keyboard shortcut you're looking for is Windows+Home :p

Thanks for pointing that out. My ThinkPad has it mapped to the Windows Key and I thought it would be the same on my external keyboard (which I happened to be using) :rolleyes: .

bot
03-08-2011, 12:45 AM
Right, fouund another one:

Ctrl-Backspace deletes letters up to the nearest character, therefore:

pcworld.co.nz/showthread

will become

pcworld.co.nz/

with ctrl-backspace.

It seems useful when deleting parts of a URL - it ignores underscores FYI

pcuser42
03-08-2011, 11:17 AM
Old. :p

gary67
03-08-2011, 11:20 AM
I find a sledgehammer useful when I have forgotten my key, makes a handy shortcut instead of having to wake SWMBO to let me in :lol::lol:

Cicero
03-08-2011, 11:50 AM
I am all for ones that we use every day, like, CTRL A for highlighting.