Posts Tagged ‘shortcuts’

Turn Your Keyboard’s Unused Keys into Shortcuts

May 23, 2012


In: Blog


Can you remember the last time you actually used the Print Screen key? Or Caps Lock, or Insert, or, Pause Break? Hell, does anyone even know what Pause Break does? Chances are, you have a number of keys you’ve never even touched. Instead of letting them collect dust, why not do something awesome with them? Here’s a simple way to assign common, useful actions to those unused keys, like putting your computer to sleep, showing hidden files, or ejecting a flash drive.

A lot of those keys may have useful functions built in to Windows, but if you already know the shortcuts and don’t use them, let’s be honest—you never will. So let’s do something better with them. The nuts and bolts of this post rely on the previously mentioned, time-saving AutoHotkey (AHK) scripting language. You may have heard of it before, but since many of you don’t have the time to learn a scripting language (don’t worry, we understand), we’ve put together simple tool will let you use AHK to remap your unused keys in no time. Here’s how.

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Windows 8 Tricks, Tips and Shortcuts

Windows 8: 20 Tips and Tricks

What do you do with a new operating system? You roll up your shirt sleeves and jump elbow-deep into every part of the OS you can get your hands on. You make manual registry tweaks to open up hidden elements of your new OS; you navigate through all of the different configuration options to see what’s changed, what’s new, and what you can personalize to your liking; you devote hours to playing around with all the different features.

Or, if you want a quick fix, you can read a guide like this.

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Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts

 Tip 1: Quickly Accessing the Start Menu

Keyboard Shortcut: Windows key

Laptop users may have the same keys on their systems, but in different places so take a second to familiarize yourself with key placement before you begin the exercise. If you have something similar, then you will be fine. Many peripheral vendors added a lot to their keyboards, such as multimedia options and so on.

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