Thursday, 24 November 2011

Computer Tips [ Part 1 - WorldStart's Ultimate Keyboard Shortcut Collection ] 11/24/2011

Computer Tips

ws Worldstart Computer Tips 11-24-2011

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We here at Worldstart figured "What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with shortcuts?" So, say hello to part one of our Thanksgiving Shortcut Special!

Have a wonderful holiday, everyone!

Quick Tips

Windows Media Player 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Hey all you Windows Media Player users out there – looking for some keyboard shortcuts? Well, load up WMP 11, open a video and follow along, because here’s a bevvy of them to try out!

Switch to full mode – CTRL+1
Switch to skin mode – CTRL+2
Switch to the first view in a media category – CTRL+7
Switch to the second view in a media category – CTRL+8
Switch to the third view in a media category – CTRL+9
Play the previous item – CTRL+B
Move the focus to the search box in the library – CTRL+E
Play the next item – CTRL+F
Turn shuffle on or off – CTRL+H
Eject CD or DVD (won’t work on PCs with two or more CD or DVD disc drives installed) – CTRL+J
Show or hide the Menu Bar (full mode only) – CTRL+M
Create a playlist – CTRL+N
Open a file – CTRL+O
Play or pause a file – CTRL+P
Stop playback – CTRL+S
Rewind video – CTRL+Shift+B
Turn subtitles on or off – CTRL+Shift+C
Fast-forward – CTRL+Shift+F
Play faster than normal speed – CTRL+Shift+G
Play at normal speed – CTRL+Shift+N
Play slower than normal speed – CTRL+Shift+S
Repeat the playlist – CTRL+T
Specify either a URL or path of a file – CTRL+U
Close or stop playing a file – CTRL+W


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Computers 101

Bryan L. Asks:

I see keyboard and shortcut keys for Windows all of the time, but I don’t see any for Internet Explorer. Do any Internet Explorer shortcut keys exist?

Yes, Bryan, they certainly do. Here you go:

F1 – Help.
F3 – Toggle on/off search panel.
F4 – Pull down address bar.
F5 – Refresh current page.
F6 -Move focus to address bar.
F11 – Toggle on/off full-screen mode
Alt + (Left Arrow) – Go back on history (same as Backspace).
Alt + (Right Arrow) – Go forward on history.
Ctrl + A – Select All.
Ctrl + C – Copy Selected.
Ctrl + E – Search panel.
Ctrl + F – Find (on page).
Ctrl + H – Toggle History panel.
Ctrl + I – Toggle Favorites panel.
Ctrl + L – Open a File.
Ctrl + N – Open New browser window.
Ctrl + P – Print current page.
Ctrl + R – Refresh. Same as F5.
Esc – Stop (while page is loading).
Ctrl + D – Add the current page to Favorites.
Double-click (on a word) – Select the word.
Triple-click (on a word) – Select entire line.
Wheel click – Activate the Smooth scrolling
Hold Ctrl + Scroll Wheel forward – Increase font size
Hold Ctrl + Scroll Wheel backward – Decrease font size
Click one point then hold down Shift and then click another – Create a selection from the two points

Have fun!

~Lori Cline

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MS Office

OpenOffice: It’s All About The Keys

Many people much prefer using key combinations over the mouse when completing their work.

Some just find that it takes way too much time to keep removing their hand from the keyboard to accomplish something with the mouse. Mostly I agree, it seems that 9 times out of 10 things move faster when I know the key combinations to work with.

At any rate, if this is you then you may be wondering how you can find the key combinations that are used in OpenOffice.

Probably to get a list quickly that can easily be printed you’ll want to go to the OpenOffice help.

openoffice help

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Tip of the Day

Windows Mail Shortcuts

It appears as though a healthy portion of Worldstart readers out there are using Windows Mail as their primary E-mail client. This is great, but I realized that I haven’t offered up a single tip on WM since I’ve been writing here!

Please accept my most sincere apologies in the form of some helpful keyboard shortcuts! ;)

Main window

CTRL+O or ENTER – Open selected message
CTRL+ENTER or CTRL+Q – Mark as read
TAB – Move between message list, Folders list, and Preview pane
CTRL+W – Go to a newsgroup
Left arrow or + – Expand newsgroup conversation

There's a ton more here!

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Today's Feature

Windows Key Shortcuts for Win 7

Just getting started with Windows 7? Well, here are 11 Windows key (pictured below) shortcuts that will start you off on the right foot with Microsoft’s latest operating system.


Let’s take a look!

Win + Up Arrow – Maximize

Win + Down Arrow – Minimize

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Amanda's Coolsite

Fun Food Chart

I thought that this food chart by Cressida Bell was awesome.  It was a submission into a food pyramid revision contest on and I found it really interesting that you could make so many different kinds of food from so very few ingredients. So, of course, I had to share it with all of you!

Okay, what you’re looking at is a food chart. On the left side of the image you’ll find a shopping list of the basics you’ll need to create these delicious dishes, and on the right side you’ll find a shopping list of extras that you can use to make these dishes more delightful to your palate.

At the bottom of the image you will find instructions on how to use the chart, how many people the recipes will feed, how long they take to cook and more.

In the center of the chart you have Onions, Tomatoes, and Beans with arrows radiating out of them to different recipes for dishes that start with that ingredient.

Onions – will start the following dishes:  Vegetable Soup, Risotto, Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Stew, and Coconut Chicken.

Tomatoes – will start the following dishes:   Tuna Provecale, Bolognese Sauce, Cauliflower Curry, Couscous, Mattar Paneer, and Piperade.

Beans – will start the following dishes:  Tarka Dall, Sausage & Lentil Pie, Chilli Con Carne, Minestrone, and Pork & Beans.

That’s a lot of variety starting from such basic ingredients. The other thing I love about this chart is it really encourages you to get in the kitchen and experiment with the ways that you can change up these classic world recipes and make them your own.

Check it out today!


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Mosquito Beach Stormy Rainbows

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Blue Hen Falls In Autumn

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Stormy Sunset At Sleeping Bear

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~ Steve



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