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  1. #1
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    I was just thinking, "Wow, it would really take forever to do this without shortcuts!"

    Then I thought, hmmm... I bet there are tons more that could be used that are not commonly known.

    Here are the ones I use everyday.

    Please add to this list so we can all expand our shortcut vocab!

    Ctrl + F = Find on page
    Ctrl + V = Paste
    Ctrl + C = Copy
    Ctrl + R = Refresh page
    Ctrl + F5 = TRUE PAGE REFRESH (as in empty cache)

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    Ctrl + N = New Window
    {BACK} = Previous Page
    F11 = FullScreen On/Off
    Alt + F4 = Relief [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]


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    ABW Ambassador AWaR's Avatar
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    Ctrl + H = Replace (like find, but you can replace things) <IMG src=>
    Ctrl + Shift + [arrow key] = Select text 1 word at a time
    Shift + [arrow key] = Select text 1 letter at a time
    Backspace = Back 1 page at a time in IE
    Ctrl + b = Bold
    Ctrl + i = Italics
    Ctrl + u = underline
    Ctrl + z = undo
    Ctrl + x = cut
    Ctrl + a = select all
    Ctrl + s = save
    Ctrl + p = print

    [ 10-01-2001: Message edited by: the fish ]

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    Ctrl Alt Delete as in Microsoft

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    almost forgot the most important one ...

    {that oogly windows key} M : Shit, the boss is coming.
    (works best with a screencapture of an often used program as wallpaper [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Custom Logick

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    And if that fails, you still have the "RIPPING OFF THE POWER CORD"

    And if that fails, then GOD HELP YOU, probably your computer is possessed.

    More shortcuts to add later. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    [ 10-02-2001: Message edited by: AlexBet ]

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    Alright! That was one heck of a good start! Now come on people, dig deep! I know there are more that we are overlooking!

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    Shift + Tab = 'BackTabbing'

    No need to put http and com when entering the web-addy; just the name and then Ctrl+Return.


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    I dont know, if that also works with "bad" browsers.

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    Master of Design AlexBet's Avatar
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    Ok, Breeze, now don't get mad. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] Here are the shortcuts (not commonly known).

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>SHIFT+DELETE - Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.<LI>CTRL while dragging an item - Copy selected item.<LI>CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item - Create shortcut to selected item.<LI>F2 - Rename selected item.<LI>F3 - Search for a file or folder.<LI>F4 - Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer.<LI>F5 - Refresh the active window.<LI>F6 - Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.<LI>F10 - Activate the menu bar in the active program.<LI>CTRL+RIGHT ARROW - Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word. (same with all arrows)<LI>CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys - Highlight a block of text.<LI>CTRL+A - Select all.<LI>CTRL+O - Open an item.<LI>ALT+ENTER - View properties for the selected item.<LI>ALT+F4 - Close the active item, or quit the active program.<LI>ALT+TAB - Switch between open items.<LI>ALT+ESC - Cycle through items in the order they were opened.<LI>CTRL+ESC - Display the Start menu.[/list]

    I know there are more, but hey, I may be a Windows guy but don't know them all. Oh, one more....
    Windows button+E - Open My computer.

    [ 10-06-2001: Message edited by: AlexBet ]

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    Wow, so much to learn! I figure I better just take a couple shortcuts a day, otherwise you know what happens to the rate of retention.

    Check this one out,
    I just found it by accident!

    Ctrl + H open History!

    Anyone else?<IMG src=>

    [ 10-23-2001: Message edited by: breeze ]

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    up <IMG src=>

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    ABW Ambassador mousejockey's Avatar
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    Someone posted a good one a little while ago
    ...and I've already forgotten much for retention rates:
    it's to close annoying pop-ups!
    or was it f something?

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    alt-F4 will close a window.
    I think this is what you are after.
    works when window A opens Window B which opens Window C which opens Window A.
    Get 'em before they mutiply.

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    ABW Ambassador mousejockey's Avatar
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    that's the one Pete!
    I could have used it after I download TopSurf to see what the scumware was doing to our sites. It has a pop-up closer but sometimes it would go crazy and throw up a hundred windows at the! is that an adrenalin rush:0

    [ 12-08-2001: Message edited by: mousejockey ]

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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    Love the ALT +F4 trick for popups. I also use Shift+ hitting refrest button on browser to force a complete page reload. Now if only someone could tell me how to remove "FLash" as a plugin since all those sites and banners using this are DOA. They alos often lockup my system or mess up the video text screen display.

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    try going to add/remove programs, and unstall macromedia if it is there
    I have macromedia flash 4 & macromedia flash 5 installed.
    I don't know if these are the plugin to display them, or the flash authoring tools, as I have them also

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    Mike.. try this to remove flash

    shut down your IE browser

    open explorer & go to c:\windows\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH
    You should see one file in that directory called swflash.ocx.
    rename that file to swfleeeeeash.ocx or something other than what it was
    Open your browser & go to a page with flash on it.

    It worked on my computer.
    If the file is not in that directory, try searching for it.

    Now..I have fixed my flash lockup problem now, java is next... any ideas anyone.. every page with an applet my puter will grind to a halt for about 30 seconds (just as it did with flash)

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    ABW Ambassador AWaR's Avatar
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    You can also find the flash thingies in this folder "C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files"

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    I just got a newsletter from

    It's DevWebProNews. Anyway, here is a list and definition of all known file types. If you see one missing please post it here.

    ACE - ACE Archiver compression file.
    AIF - Audio Interchange File used with SGI and Macintosh applications.
    ANI - Animated cursors used in Microsoft Windows.
    API - Application Program Interface.
    ART - Clipart.
    ASC - ASCII text file.
    ASM - Assembler code.
    ASP - Microsoft Active Server Page.
    AVI - Audio/Video Interleaved used for Windows based movies.
    BAK - Backup Files.
    BAS - BASIC programming language sourcecode.
    BAT - MS-DOS batch file.
    BFC - Briefcase document used in Windows.
    BIN - Binary File.
    BIN - MacBinary-encoded files.
    BMP - Bitmap format.
    BUD - Backup Disk for Quicken by Intuit.
    BZ2 - Bzip2-compressed files.
    C - C source file.
    CAT - Security Catalog file.
    CBL - Cobol code.
    CBT - Computer Based Training.
    CDA - Compact Disc Audio Track.
    CDT - Corel Draw Template file.
    CFML - ColdFusion Markup Language.
    CGI - Common Gateway Interface. Web based programs and scripts.
    CHM - Compiled HTML Help files used by Windows.
    CLASS - Javascript Class file.
    CLP - Windows Clipboard file.
    CMD - Dos Command File.
    COM - Command File.
    CPL - Control panel item - The settings in Control Panels represent
    CPL files in the Windows\System folder.
    CPP - C++ programming language source code.
    CSS - Cascading Style Sheet. Creates a common style reference for a set of web pages.
    CSV - Comma Separated Values format.
    CMF - Corel Metafile.
    CUR - Cursor in Microsoft Windows.
    DAO - Registry Backup file for Windows registry.
    DAT - Data file.
    DD - Compressed Archive by Macintosh DiskDoubler.
    DEB - Debian packages.
    DEV - Device Driver.
    DIC - Dictionary file.
    DIR - Macromedia Director file.
    DLL - Dynamic Linked Library. Microsoft application file.
    DOC - Document format for Word Perfect and Microsoft Word.
    DOT - Microsoft Word Template.
    DRV - Device Driver.
    DS - TWAIN Data source file.
    DUN - Dial-up networking configuration file.
    DWG - Autocad drawing.
    DXF - Autocad drawing exchange format file.
    EMF - Enhanced Windows Metafile.
    EML - Microsoft Outlook e-mail file.
    EPS - Encapsulated PostScript supported by most graphics programs.
    EPS2 - Adobe PostScript Level II Encapsulated Postscript.
    EXE - DOS based executable file which is also known as a program.
    FFL - Microsoft Fast Find file.
    FFO - Microsoft Fast Find file.
    FLA - Macromedia Flash movie format.
    FNT - Font file.
    GIF - Graphics Interchange Format that supports animation. Created by CompuServe and used primarily for web use.
    GID - Windows global index. Contains the index information used by "Help" in Windows.
    GRP - Microsoft Program Manager Group.
    GZ - Unix compressed file.
    HEX - Macintosh binary hex(binhex) file.
    HLP - Standard help file.
    HT - HyperTerminal files.
    HQX - Macintosh binary hex(binhex) file.
    HTM - Hyper Text Markup. This markup language is used for web design.
    HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language. This markup language is used for web design.
    ICL - Icon Library File.
    ICM - Image Color Matching profile.
    ICO - Microsoft icon image.
    INF - Information file used in Windows.
    INI - Initialization file used in Windows.
    JAR - Java Archive. A compressed java file format.
    JPEG - Compression scheme supported by most graphics programs and used predominantly for web use.
    JPG - More common extension for JPEG described above.
    JS - JavaScript File - A text file containing JavaScript programming code.
    LAB - Microsoft Excel mailing labels.
    LGO - Windows 9x startup logo.
    LIT - eBooks in Microsoft Reader format.
    LNK - Windows 9x shortcut file.
    LOG - Application log file.
    LSP - Autocad(visual) lisp program.
    MAQ - Microsoft Access Query.
    MAR - Microsoft Access Report.
    MDB - Microsoft Access DataBase File.
    MDL - Rose model file. Opens with Visual Modeler or Rational Rose.
    MID - MIDI music file.
    MOD - Microsoft Windows 9.x kernel module.
    MOV - Quicktime movie.
    MP3 - MPEG Audio Layer 3.
    MPEG - Animation file format.
    MPP - Microsoft Project File.
    MSG - Microsoft Outlook message file.
    MSG - Fidonet messages.
    NCF - Netware command File.
    NLM - Netware loadable Module.
    O - Object file, used by linkers.
    OCX - ActiveX Control: A component of the Windows environment.
    OGG - Ogg Vorbis digitally encoded music file.
    OST - Microsoft Exchange/Outlook offline file.
    PAK - WAD file that contains information about levels, settings, maps, etc for Quake and Doom.
    PCL - Printer Control Language file. PCL is a Page Description Language developed by HP.
    PCT - Macintosh drawing format.
    PDF - Portable Document File by Adobe. Viewable in a web browser or
    with Adobe Acrobat.
    PDF - Printer Description File. Provides printer support for certain
    PDR - Port driver for windows 95. It is actually a virtual device driver (vxd).
    PHP - Web page that contains a PHP script.
    PHTML - Web page that contains a PHP script.
    PIF - Program Information File
    PIF - Vector graphics GDF file(IBM Mainframe)
    PIF - Macintosh Compressed archive
    PL - Perl source code file.
    PM - Perl Module.
    PM3 - PageMaker 3.0 document.
    PM4 - PageMaker 4.0 document.
    PM5 - PageMaker 5.0 document.
    PM6 - PageMaker 6.0 document.
    PNG - Portable Network Graphic file.
    POL - System Policy file for Windows NT.
    POT - Microsoft PowerPoint design template.
    PPD - PostScript Printer description file used in Macintosh and Windows operating systems to provide printer specific features to a driver.
    PPS - Microsoft PowerPoint slide show.
    PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint presentation(default extension).
    PRN - A print file created as the result of "printing to file".
    PS - PostScript file.
    PSD - Native Adobe Photoshop format.
    PSP - Paint Shop Pro image.
    PST - Personal Folder File for Microsoft Outlook.
    PUB - Microsoft Publisher document.
    PWL - Windows Password list file.
    QIF - Quicken Import file.
    RAM - RealAudio Metafile.
    RAR - RAR compressed archive created by Eugene Roshall.
    RAW - Raw File Format.
    RDO - Raster Document Object. Proprietary file type used on Xerox
    Digipath Scan and Makeready workstations.
    REG - Registry file that contains registry settings.
    RM - RealAudio video file.
    RPM - RedHat Package Manager.
    RSC - Standard resource file.
    RTF - Rich Text Format.
    SCR - Screen Saver file.
    SEA - Self-extracting archive for Macintosh Stuffit files.
    SGML - Standard Generalized Markup Language.
    SH - Unix shell script.
    SHTML - HTML file that supports Server Side Includes(SSI).
    SIT - Compressed Macintosh Stuffit files.
    SMD - SEGA mega drive ROM file.
    SVG - Adobe scalable vector graphics file.
    SWF - Shockwave Flash file by Macromedia.
    SWP - DOS swap file.
    SYS - Windows system file used for hardware configuration or drivers.
    TAR - Unix Tape Archive.
    TGA - Targa bitmap.
    TIFF - Tagged Image File Format. Universal graphics format supported
    by most graphics applications.
    TMP - Windows temporary file.
    TTF - True Type font.
    TXT - Text Format.
    UDF - Uniqueness Definition File. Used for Windows unattended installations.
    UUE - UU-encoded file.
    VBX - Microsoft Visual basic extension.
    VM - Virtual Memory file.
    VXD - Windows 9x virtual device driver.
    WAV - Waveform sound file.
    WMF - Windows Metafile (graphics format).
    WRI - Write Document: This is equivalent to RTF, Rich Text Format,
    that enables saving text with formatting information.
    WSZ - Winamp Skin.
    XCF - The GIMP's native image format.
    XIF - Wang imaging file. Wang Image Viewer comes with Windows 95/2000.
    XIF - Xerox Image file (same as TIFF).
    XIF - Image file eXtended by ScanSoft is similar to TIFF and is a Pagis application format.
    XLS - Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet.
    XLT - Microsoft Excel Template.
    XML - Extensible markup language.
    XSL - XML style sheet.
    ZIP - Compressed Zip archive.

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