Posts Tagged ‘keyboard’


Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

The ‘Num Lock’ button is usually located over by the keypad on the right side of the keyboard. What’s it for? Well it locks the number functions on the keypad. When ‘Num Lock’ is on, using the keypad will produce the numeric functions (0-9, .). With ‘Num Lock’ turned off, you have access to the navigation keys on the keypad (Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, arrow keys, delete, insert). So next time you use your keypad and get an unexpected result, check ‘Num lock’!

Windows Shortcuts

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Many computer users still use their mouse way too much. Built
into Windows are many default keyboard shortcuts that allow for
quick and easy navigation without pulling your hand off of the
keyboard to find the mouse. The following list are only a few of
the many shortcuts available, but some that I find are more
common, and I use on a regular basis.

Formatting Shortcuts
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+I Italics
Ctrl+B Bold
Ctrl+U Underline
Navigation Shortcuts
Win+D Shows Desktop (minimizes all open windows) 
Win+L Lock your computer 
Win Opens Start Menu 
Win+TAB Cycles through open applciations 
Alt-TAB Switch between open applications 

Off course there are many other shortcuts that are commonly
used, but these are a few to get you started.  Other common
shortcuts include Ctrl+Z for ‘Undo’ and Ctrl+Y for ‘Redo’. 

Knowing shortcuts like this help you navigate and operate your
computer more efficiently, allowing you to maximize your