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dash86no
November 14th, 2008, 04:42 AM
Afternoon everyone,

I've always been a fan of using keyboard shortcuts as a way of efficiently controlling a computer, but recently a mac using pal of mine impressed me so much with his mouse-less manipulation skills it prompted me to re-evaluate where I could be more knowledgeable in this area.

here's a list of shortcuts I now have in my armoury (about half of them recently acquired). please add to the list if you have any good ones I've missed. :

(Windows)

winkey-d for show desktop
winkey-r for run menu
winkey-e for file explorer
alt-space-m to minimize window
alt-space-x to maximize window


(Linux - should work ok on gnome and kde)

ctrl-alt-d for show desktop
alt-f9 for minimize window
alt-f10 for maximize window
alt-f2 for program launcher. combine with: xterm, konsole etc your favourite apps


(Firefox)

alt-d to go to address bar
ctrl-tab - to tab through tabs (left to right)
ctrl-shift-tab to tab through tabs (right to left)
ctrl-t to open a new tab
ctrl-w to close a single tab
f11 to full screen a web page (no address bar etc)
/ to quick search for a word. tip: I use this to navigate to links. press enter then to go to link
F5 to refresh page
alt-right (or left) to navigate back or forward pages
ctrl-d to bookmark a page
ctrl-b to bring up a side bar allowing you to search bookmarks
ctrl-h to bring up a side bar allowing you to search history

(any)

alt-f4 to close a window
ctrl c to copy text
ctrl v to paste text
ctrl x to cut text
(when in file browser or on desktop) press a-z keys to shortcut down to file names beginning with relevant letter.
alt combined a-z brings up a window menu item. For example alt-f brings up the file menu, alt-e brings up the edit menu. You can then tap a-z again to access a sub menu. Eg. alt-f, then "P" to print
ctrl-p to print



Also a great time saver a friend introduced me to a while back: yubnub.org.

You alter your keyword.url property in the about:config menu in ff to:

http://yubnub.org/parser/parse?command=

Then with that in place, you can search all your favorite sites using short commands in your url bar. eg:

az abook ---> will search for "abook" on amazon
wkp something ---> will search for "something" on wikipedia
gim cars ----> will search google images for cars

a few more commands: (g = google, px = proxify, define = online dictionary, alc = japanese <> english dictionary, yt = you tube. )


Anyway, those are my time saving tips of the day. Please post if you have any good ones.

talsemgeest
November 14th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Just a little request, can you please mark this thread as [solved] so that people (like me) trying to help don't come here? Thanks :)

nothingspecial
November 14th, 2008, 01:00 PM
gnome-do

dash86no
November 14th, 2008, 11:36 PM
Just a little request, can you please mark this thread as [solved] so that people (like me) trying to help don't come here? Thanks :)

done

talsemgeest
November 14th, 2008, 11:38 PM
done
Thanks.

SuperSonic4
November 14th, 2008, 11:40 PM
ctrl p to paste text

but isn't ctrl + P print?

Ctrl V or shift insert is paste

dash86no
November 15th, 2008, 12:08 AM
but isn't ctrl + P print?

Ctrl V or shift insert is paste

yeh you're right, sorry about that.

Talorgan
April 4th, 2010, 04:16 PM
ctrl-b to bring up a side bar allowing you to search bookmarks

If you install this:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8007

... add-on, then it is possible to access your bookmarks directly from full screen mode with:

context menu-up

... instead of F11, alt-b, F11.

Why alt-b is unavailable in full screen I do not know.