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waima20
26-02-2008, 12:54 PM
Can someone explain "fast fix 1" to me in March magazine.
The article states to start.........press window-r to open the run box?? where do you find windows-r to press it....??

Speedy Gonzales
26-02-2008, 12:58 PM
The key that looks like this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Winkeylaptop.jpg)

Between ctrl and alt. On the keyboard. This key may also be on the other side, beside alt and Ctrl

Press that and r.

If that key isnt there, you'll have to buy a keyboard, with one on it.

wainuitech
26-02-2008, 12:58 PM
Welcome to Press f1

Windows key, On Most keyboards its the Left Hand side second key in on A Standard keyboard - Maybe third on A Laptop then the r key.

Right between the E and T

Edited --- 4 minute answer from two people - not bad :lol:

bevy121
26-02-2008, 01:06 PM
Or if you still can't find it - click start/run :p

beama
26-02-2008, 07:24 PM
Or if you still can't find it - click start/run :p

or
CTRL + ESC then R :)

Deathwish
26-02-2008, 10:08 PM
or
CTRL + ESC then R :)

I always wondered if there was any easy way to get things done when keyboards available don't have the Windows key (and no mouse available ofcourse). I have learn't something new tonight, thanks :thumbs:

lakewoodlady
27-02-2008, 09:59 AM
Looks like a flag.

waima20
02-03-2008, 10:58 AM
Wow....thanks guys, certainaly learnt something. Often looked at that key and wondered what it was there for.

bellbird
02-03-2008, 11:32 AM
After two years I've just (very accidently) found that the wheel on my HP mouse has a function when clicked down. I'm like a kid with a new toy today.

sal
02-03-2008, 12:26 PM
After two years I've just (very accidently) found that the wheel on my HP mouse has a function when clicked down. I'm like a kid with a new toy today.
Very handy too if you use Firefox or Opera. Middle-click links to open them in new tabs (in the background to check later once they're loaded) and middle-click tabs to close them. I use it quite a bit with winroll (http://www.palma.com.au/winroll/) as well, changing window opacitys and minimizing to tray, etc.

beeswax34
02-03-2008, 12:46 PM
What sal said is an absolute lifesaver. Not having to right click to open links in a new tab or clicking on the tiny X to close tabs saves so much time.