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Discussion in 'Computers' started by vandadroid, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. vandadroid

    Thread Starter

    So, yep :) Whatever desktop OS you're on, what hot keys do you use on daily basis? :)

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  2. pbf98

    pbf98 Android Expert

    cut, copy, paste!!! and it kills me to watch people not use them especially if they don't know about right clicking.

    I am a programmer and I use those three every single day multiple times in a day.

    An additional one would be windows key + L which is lock saves time not having to click to lock your desktop.
  3. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Ctrl c and v as above in windows.

    Ctrl alt right or left to rotate my desktop cube on ubuntu
  4. javasirc

    javasirc Well-Known Member

    Copy and Paste (Ctrl c, Ctrl v) are my main ones.

    When i am programming or typing a document of some sort, i use Home and End to go to start/end of lines. I also use arrow keys often instead of using mouse pointer. Holding shift while using arrow keys select text. Holding Ctrl while using arrow keys (or home/end) selects by word instead of character.

    Ctrl + arrow, Home, or End
    Ctrl + Shift + arrow, Home, or End
    Both do wonders in terms of navigating through text. It took a little while to get used to it but i use it all the time now. It sure beats fiddling with the mouse.

    Windows key + # to focus a program on my taskbar. Windows key + Tab to switch to next program.

    Alt + Space bar followed by 'c' to close a window.

    I have Ctrl + Space set through Auto Hot Key to 'keep window on top' for when im using notepad on top of FireFox or watching a video in a small screen while browsing the web.

    Tab to go to next item and Shift + Tab to go back an item.

    Ive also got FireFox set up with Auto Hot Key so i can use 'wasd' to navigate through tabs and close them.

    I love using hotkeys, they save a lot of time and make tasks most people do with the mouse faster and simpler.
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  5. 350X

    350X Android Expert

    Ctrl + Porn

    Id use my Tab key more often but it never works, I just get Pepsi.
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Left-Alt + Shift. Toggles between keyboard languages, e.g. English, Chinese and Mongolian.

    Ctrl + A, select all.
    Ctrl + C, copy.
    Ctrl + V, paste.
  7. pbf98

    pbf98 Android Expert

    i also use alt + tab / windows key + tab quite a bit

    and idk how i forgot ctrl+ shift + arrow/home/end and ctrl + a

    something else that comes in handy to me ctrl + left click
  8. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Windows key + L. Great for keeping people out of your business instantly.
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  9. vandadroid

    Thread Starter

    I also use Windows key + M --> that one minimizes all the windows!
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  10. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Android Expert

    Windows/Alt + Tab.

    Alt/Ctrl + (Tab) + F4

    Ctrl + A / C / X / V

    Ctrl + Backspace

    Ctrl + T

    Ctrl + Shift + N hehehe
  11. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Obviously this is "Christmas shopping" mode. Right fellas? :D
  12. javasirc

    javasirc Well-Known Member

    One issue i have is browsing the web, primarily forums such as this one, with hotkeys by themself. I hate using my Touchpad, and my laptop overheated before, so it is very spotty on the left half. It half way dont work.

    I was wondering if any of you are able to select and open links with hotkeys alone. I can switch tabs, open/close tabs, scroll tabs etc. The problem is selecting a link. Using Tab is not viable because there are so many items. I can use Ctrl+f and type a word from the thread, it highlights the word in the thread name, then close the Find item, then press Enter and it will load the tab. But i am looking for a more user-friendly method. Preferably with using the arrow keys. Is there a third-party application that will enable me to do this?

    Im kind of looking for a way similar to browsing on google.com. I can use arrow keys to navigate the search results, use Menu key, Enter to open, etc. Id like to do it this way on other sites as well.

    Edit: After further research i found out, in FireFox (which i use), i can use the ' key to search by link only. I also discovered that Opera has Shift + Arrow keys to navigate by link in table (Ctrl for all links), which works excellent.
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