Friday, 25 November 2011

Computer Tips [ Part 2 - Even More Of WorldStart's Ultimate Keyboard Shortcut Collection ] 11/25/2011

Computer Tips

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

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!

Quick Tips

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Help

We all know that accessing the Windows Help viewer is as easy as clicking on a blank area of the desktop and hitting F1, right? Well, if you didn’t, then now you do! Here are some helpful keyboard shortcuts to make you help experience a lot smoother! Give ‘em a try!


F10 – Shows the Options menu

F3 – Snap to the Search box

ALT+C – Shows the Table of Contents

ALT+N – Shows the Connection Settings menu

ALT+LEFT ARROW – View previously viewed topic

ALT+RIGHT ARROW – Move forward to the next topic

ALT+A – Show the customer support page

ALT+HOME – Show the Help and Support home page

CTRL+F – Search the current topic

CTRL+P – Print a topic

HOME – Go to the beginning of a topic

END – Go to the end of a topic



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Computers 101

Nick from Westerville, OH asks:

Is there a list anywhere of all the keyboard shortcuts for Gmail?

Nick, thanks for the question. And, guess what? You asked this question just at the right time. Google just recently came out with the newest list of Gmail shortcuts. Gmail wants you to enable the keyboard shortcuts options before you can use them, though, and the following will show you how to do just that.

First, open up your Gmail. Look at your screen. At the very top right corner of your screen (below the toolbars, etc.), you will see your name and then a right afterwards. (I would have said that it was a flower or something like that but decided to show the picture due to the fact that it isn’t the technical term, and we wouldn’t want to mess with that. I digress.) Left click on the and a menu will drop down. You will see that there are two sets of Settings: Mail settings (which is at the very top of the drop-down menu), and Account settings. Left-click on Mail settings.

Gmail shortcut screenshot #1

After you click on Mail settings, at the top (under the Gmail search bar), you will see Settings, and under that, you will see twelve clickable links that are displayed horizontally across the page. The first link is General, the second one is Labels, the third one is Accounts and Imports, and so on. Left-click on General. Look down the list to the third choice, which is (surprisingly enough) keyboard shortcuts. Click on the button next to Keyboard shortcuts on.

Gmail shortcuts screenshot #2

Now we just have to save our changes. Go all the way to the bottom center of your page and you will see two dialog boxes: Save Changes and Cancel. Left-click on Save Changes.

Now that you’re good to go, maybe some (or all) of the keyboard shortcuts below will be nice to use.

Per Google: The Complete List of Gmail keyboard shortcuts.

Compose Allows you to compose a new message. + c allows you to compose a message in a new window.
Search Puts your cursor in the search box.
Move to newer conversation Opens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation. You can hit to expand a conversation.
Move to older conversation Opens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation. You can hit to expand a conversation.
Next message Moves your cursor to the next message. You can hit to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
Previous message Moves your cursor to the previous message. You can hit to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
o or
Open Opens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in ‘Conversation View.’
Return to conversation list Refreshes your page and returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.
Archive Archive your conversation from any view.
Mute Archives the conversation and all future messages skip the Inbox unless directly sent or cc’d directly to you.
Select conversation Automatically checks and selects a conversation so that you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to that conversation.
Star a message or conversation Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a message or conversation a special status.
Mark as important Helps Gmail learn what’s important to you by marking misclassified messages. (Specific to Priority Inbox)
Mark as unimportant Helps Gmail learn what’s not important to you by marking misclassified messages. (Specific to Priority Inbox)
Report spam Marks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.
Reply Replies to the message sender. + r allows you to reply to a message in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
Reply all Replies to all message recipients. +a allows you to reply to all message recipients in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
Forward Forwards a message. + f allows you to forward a message in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)
Escape from input field Removes the cursor from your current input field.
+ s
Saves the current text as a draft when composing a message. Hold the key while pressing s and make sure that your cursor is in one of the text fields, such as the To, From, CC, BCC or the Subject field when using this shortcut.
Delete Moves the conversation to Trash.
Label Opens the Labels menu to label a conversation.
Move to Moves the conversation from the inbox to a different label, Spam or Trash.
+ i
Mark as read Marks your message as ‘read’ and skip to the next message.
+ u
Mark as unread Marks your message as ‘unread’ so you can go back to it later.
Archive and previous Removes the current view's label from your conversation and moves to the previous one.
Archive and next Removes the current view’s label from your conversation and moves to the next one.
Undo Undoes your previous action, if possible (works for actions with an ‘undo’ link).
+ n
Update current conversation Updates your current conversation when there are new messages.
Move cursor to chat search Moves your cursor directly to the chat search box.
Remove from Current View* Automatically removes the message or conversation from your current view.
From ‘Inbox,’ ‘y’ means Archive
From ‘Starred,’ ‘y’ means Unstar
From ‘Trash,’ ‘y’ means Move to inbox
From any label, ‘y’ means Remove the label
* ‘y’ has no effect if you’re in ‘Spam,’ ‘Sent,’ or ‘All Mail.’
Show more actions Displays the ‘More Actions’ drop-down menu.
Opens options in Chat + moves from edit field in your chat window to select the ‘Video and more’ menu
Next, press to select the emoticon menu
Press to open the selected menu
Show keyboard shortcuts help Displays the keyboard shortcuts help menu within any page you’re on. (Note: Typing ? will display the help menu even if you don’t have keyboard shortcuts enabled)
Move up a contact Moves your cursor up in your contact list
Move down a contact Moves your cursor down in your contact list
o or
Open Opens the contact with the cursor next to it.
Return to contact list view Refreshes your page and returns you to the contact list.
Remove from Current Group Removes selected contacts from the group currently being displayed.
Select contact Checks and selects a contact so that you can change group membership or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to the contact.
Escape from input field Removes the cursor from the current input
Delete Deletes a contact permanently
Group membership Opens the groups button to group contacts
Undo Reverses your previous action, if possible (works for actions with an ‘undo’ link)
Show more actions Opens the “More actions” drop-down menu.
Combo-keys – Use the following combinations of keys to navigate through Gmail.
Shortcut Key
Definition Action
Send message After composing your message, use this combination to send it automatically. (Supported in Internet Explorer and Firefox, on Windows.)
y then o
Archive and next Archives your conversation and moves to the next one.
g then a
Go to ‘All Mail’ Takes you to ‘All Mail,’ the storage site for all mail you’ve ever sent or received (and have not deleted).
g then s
Go to ‘Starred’ Takes you to all conversations you have starred.
g then c
Go to ‘Contacts’ Takes you to your Contacts list.
g then d
Go to ‘Drafts’ Takes you to all drafts you have saved.
g then l
Go to ‘Label’ Takes you to the search box with the “label:” operator filled in for you.
g then i
Go to ‘Inbox’ Returns you to the inbox.
g then t
Go to ‘Sent Mail’ Takes you to all mail you’ve sent.
* then a
Select all Selects all mail.
* then n
Select none Deselects all mail.
* then r
Select read Selects all mail you’ve read.
* then u
Select unread Selects all unread mail.
* then s
Select starred Selects all starred mail.
* then t
Select unstarred Selects all unstarred mail

Have fun!

~Lori Cline

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MS Office

Quick Key Options For Navigating An Already Selected MS Excel Rang

Have a large range selected in MS Excel?

Need to move the selected cell, within the highlight, to another location to check data or functions?

I know you’re not considering the idea of simply clicking somewhere else, taking a look at your data and then reselecting the range all over again, are you?

Let’s hope there’s a better way!

You can see for yourself right here!

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Tip of the Day

Windows 7 Taskbar Icons Shortcuts

If you have been using Windows 7 for a while, then you probably already know that the updated taskbar allows you to “pin” programs so you can launch them quickly with a single click.

Not only can we launch the programs with a single click, we can also open these programs using shortcut keys which are enabled by default in Windows 7.

Based on the relative position from the Windows start button (the ORB at the left extreme of the taskbar), using a combination of “Windows + Number” will open the corresponding program.

Check 'em out here!

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Today's Feature

Windows Key Shortcuts for Win 7 Part 2

Here I am with more wonderful Windows 7 win key shortcuts! If you missed the first part, click here and check ‘em out. If you’re just hungry for more, then here they are!


Win + Pause – Displays the System Control Panel applet.

Win + E – Opens Windows Explorer with Computer selected.

Win + F – Opens a Search window for finding files or folders.

Get the rest by clicking here!

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Amanda's Coolsite

15 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Today I’m bringing you Better Homes and Gardens’ 15 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter slideshow.  Every year I have a really hard time figuring out what exactly to do to get our house ready for winter. Where do I start? What do we need to buy? What do we still have left over from last year? Where did we put the left over stuff from last year? Those questions run rampant through my mind at this time of year (although the weather is behaving weird this year in Ohio – we still have flowers in bloom!), so it is really nice to find some guidance.

I really liked this slideshow from Better Homes and Gardens, so I thought I would share it with you just in case you find yourself in the same quandary I usually find myself in when it comes to winterizing.

Navigation is easy; just click the arrows on either side of the image to navigate back and forth through the tips.

You’ll find tips on making your windows airtight, insulating your pipes to keep them from freezing, and even how to insulate the plugs in your house! You’ll also find reminders about chores you should do before winter hits in full force like cleaning your gutters, washing your windows and inspecting them for cracks or damaged caulk, and even putting up your storm windows.

This site is a great list of what you need to do to get ready for winter, so check it out today!


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~ Steve



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