I don’t know why I have this habit, but typically I write most of my queries in lowercase. All lowercase. Once I’m ready to publish them or have them reviewed, I’ll convert everything applicable (some parameters don’t need to be made uppercase) to uppercase.
CTRL+SHIFT+U converts your text selection to uppercase. CTRL+SHIFT+L converts your text selection to lowercase.
[Via] From Windows Explorer, in Details View, to auto-expand to the longest column just press CTRL+NumPadPlus.
This one is my new favorite.
Just enter one of the files (filename.msc) into the Run Program Dialog. Performance Monitor doesn’t require a .msc extension. The one I use the most is services.msc.
- Certificates – certmgr.msc
- Indexing Service – ciadv.msc
- Computer Management – compmgmt.msc
- Device Manager – devmgmt.msc
- Disk Defragmenter – dfrg.msc
- Disk Management – diskmgmt.msc
- Event Viewer – eventvwr.msc
- Shared Folders – fsmgmt.msc
- Group Policy – gpedit.msc
- Local Users and Groups – lusrmgr.msc
- Removable Storage – ntmsmgr.msc
- Removable Storage Operator Requests – ntmsoprq.msc
- Performance – perfmon.msc
- Resultant Set of Policy – rsop.msc
- Local Security Settings – secpol.msc
- Services – services.msc
- Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI) – wmimgmt.msc
- Component Services – comexp.msc
When you’re using Remote Desktop to administer another computer, you may occaisionally need to view running processes. First, you try CTRL+ALT+DEL. This brings up your local machine’s CTRL+ALT+DEL screen, but in order to bring up the remote computer’s CTRL+ALT+DEL screen you must press CTRL+ALT+END.
This one has been bugging me for a while.
If you’re using Remote Desktop from an MMC snap in your Alt-Tabs aren’t effective on the machine you’re remotely accessing.
Just use Alt+PageUp to scroll through your open programs from left to right and Alt+PageDown to scroll through your open programs from right to left.
Take an extra step out of going to Task Manager – typically you’d press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and then Go to Task Manager.
You can just press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to launch Windows Task Manager to monitor your system.
Windows users and GNOME users alike, if you want to delete a file and NOT have it go to your trash, just select the file and press Shift+Delete.
It’s that easy.
On Mac you can delete with Apple+Delete and you can empty your trashcan completely with Apple+Shift+Delete.
[tags]daily-shortcut, productivity, accesskeys, windows, gnome[/tags]
This one’s just for fun.
Press Windows+R and type “desk.cpl”, press enter. [click to enlarge]
The Display Properties Window will be launched. CTRL+SHIFT+Tab will take you to the “Settings” Tab.
Alt+S will take you to the Screen Resolution Control. [click to enlarge]
The left and right arrows will move the resolution slider. Then just press Alt+A (Apply) – some Cards will require you to confirm the new resolution at a Yes/No screen. You may have to press tab and enter. Enjoy!
[tags]daily-shortcut, productivity, accesskeys, windows[/tags]
In Windows, go to your Desktop properties. (Windows + R — desk.cpl) Then navigate to the “Appearance” tab (you can use CONTROL+TAB to do this…)
Press Alt+E to go to Effects.
Then press be sure to press Alt+H to make sure the “Hide underlined letters…” checkbox is NOT checked.
Now, in every menu you see you’ll be able to discover new keyboard shortcuts. Just press Alt+the underlined letter and start learning!
[tags]daily-shortcut, productivity, accesskeys, windows, mac[/tags]
Ever use an application that requires a drop down to be used?
Sometimes a submit button is nowhere to be found. You either have to lose ‘focus’ on the selection sometimes the app will just assume you want to go to the first selection in the dropdown.
A good example of this is the Disney site. Check out the dropdowns at the bottom. Press Shift+Tab about 8 times until you have selected a dropdown. In order to see the entire contents of the dropdown you have to click. Or… you can press Alt+Down to see the entire contents. This also works in Firefox’s search window (CTRL+K , Alt+DownArrow).
[tags]daily-shortcut, productivity, accesskeys, windows, firefox[/tags]