32 Secret Combinations on Your Keyboard

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Krusty, Nov 10, 2018 at 6:12 PM.

  1. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    6,131
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    May or may not interest some.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGuFofNF1Pk
     
  2. __Nikopol

    __Nikopol Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Posts:
    408
    Location:
    Germany
    I tried ten of these, and now doctors and scientists hate me ...

    I can never remember any of these. win+f / +d / +r are so useful, but so ephemeral. :(
    I'm happy that win+f / +g and +h don't actually do anything on my pc, though. :D
    EDIT: wrong. win+h just starts a program that lingers in the background for no reason. :(
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2018 at 7:43 AM
  3. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    6,131
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    I like using my mouse, but about the only one of those I use is Win key + L to lock my machines, just as I lock the doors of my home before I leave.
     
  4. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Posts:
    3,224
    Location:
    Nebraska, USA
    How dare that YTer use "Bright" in the name, then claim these are "secret". :rolleyes:

    That was not very "bright as they've been published openly all over the place, including by Microsoft.

    See Keyboard shortcuts in Windows and Mac keyboard shortcuts. Nothing secret about them.

    I use some but mostly my mouse. I don't even lock my systems anymore because they go to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity and require a password when I wake them. If I still worked in a secure office, I would lock them as it was a work policy. But those days are gone, fortunately.
     
  5. Buddel

    Buddel Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2015
    Posts:
    805
    I only use the "secret combination" Win key + E to open Windows Explorer. Damn, now you all know this seeeeecret combination.:D
     
  6. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Posts:
    3,224
    Location:
    Nebraska, USA
  7. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Posts:
    10,002
    Location:
    Slovenia
    I use this one mostly also. In past I've used custom key combinations to launch applications, but now I use Launchy for that.
     
  8. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Posts:
    3,224
    Location:
    Nebraska, USA
    Many keyboards let you record macros too. I have one to enter my email address with the press of just one key.
     
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Posts:
    9,390
    I still use a lot of old dos combos. They work nicely.
    Mrk
     
  10. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Posts:
    3,224
    Location:
    Nebraska, USA
    I use Ctrl c, Ctrl v, Ctrl x and Ctrl z multiple times every day. I agree. They work nicely.
     
  11. longshots

    longshots Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2017
    Posts:
    61
    Location:
    Australia
    I also use Ctrl c + Ctrl v, especially in online forms that don't allow a mouse paste.
     
  12. __Nikopol

    __Nikopol Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Posts:
    408
    Location:
    Germany
    Oh yea, I got a question about this: Sometimes ctrl+c doesn't work and there's no indication, until I paste something I copied hours ago. Mouse works fine always everytime. Why is that?
     
  13. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Posts:
    2,829
    Same for me... I use lots of those combinations daily, especially when I work on laptops.

    Another handy sequence to shut down a system is
    (first) win key + D
    (second) alt + F4
    (third) enter

    You mean when you copy from html pages?
     
  14. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Posts:
    9,390
    I'm talking shift + ins, ctrl + ins and a few other obscurities. Hint: ctrl + del and shift + del, whither comest.
    Mrk
     
  15. __Nikopol

    __Nikopol Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Posts:
    408
    Location:
    Germany
    I guess it is only when I copy on web pages, yes.

    Oh, interesting! Very obscure indeed. Do they work differently than crtl+c and +v?
     
  16. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Posts:
    2,829
    They use javascript to disable the copy paste commands. Search the net for eg "javascript disable Ctrl+C".
    I find it more annoying when some sites and forums hijack the ctrl+F combination.

    If you want more
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_keyboard_shortcuts
    https://www.shortcuts-for-keyboard.org/
    https://shortcutkey.net
    https://shortcutworld.com/
     
  17. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Posts:
    10,002
    Location:
    Slovenia
    Same here. When copying from html I usually use Ctrl+Shift+V to paste without formating.
     
  18. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Posts:
    6,763
    I didn't know you could do that. I'll use that from now on. In the past I would open Notepad or even the Run dialogue box, paste the text and then copy it again to remove the formatting.
     
  19. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Posts:
    9,390
    Nikopol, I don't know about all the implementations of ctrl + c/v, so I can't answer that, but they sure come handy if you work in a terminal window where ctrl + c will often break the execution of whatever's running.
    Mrk
     
  20. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Posts:
    10,002
    Location:
    Slovenia
    I also didn't know about it until I saw it in Chrome:
    upload_2018-11-12_12-21-10.png
    It works in Firefox also. :thumb:
     
  21. Bill_Bright

    Bill_Bright Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Posts:
    3,224
    Location:
    Nebraska, USA
    Not obscure at all. They also have been around and widely published for a long long time. They too are listed in the link I provided above in post #4. And no, they work the same as Ctrl + c and +v.
     
  22. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Posts:
    6,763
    I'd never seen that in Chrome until now, as I always use shortcuts rather than using the menu.
     
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.