>mfw just discovered Alt+Print Screen
If you open the task manager you can right click on the tray icon and force it to be always on top, helpful for when games crash with a black screen and you can't get the task manager to show because the game takes priority
There's an easy joke here about your keyboard already being sticky from the cum you squirted onto it over the years and so extra stickiness being unnecessary because you cummed but I can't be bothered to put it together in a brief and witty way.
Been using it for years..
It's funny, because when I'm providing support to our customers and I need to kill an application, I'll tell them
>Me: "Hit Ctrl-Shift-Esc"
>Cus: "Uhh..okay, dunno what that's gonna do, but I'll do it.."
>Cus: OOOOOHH!! That's neat!
Here's more that I use on a daily basis, in case you guys don't know.
Win Key(Meta Key) + Directional Buttons.
>This moves your windows around. Right and Left will lock it to it's respective side, filling half the screen. Up and Down will Maximize and Minimize respectively. Useful tools if you have a window stuck on dead space when fucking around with multiple monitors.
>Surprising how many people don't fucking use this. It does what it says, it saves you from awkwardly dragging everything to your recycle bin. It also performs the 'backspace' function in the opposite direction while typing.
Shift + Home/End/Delete
>Using Shift+Home will automatically highlight the current row of characters, beginning where your cursor is and ending at the beginning of the row.
>Shift+End. Same thing, except beginning where your cursor is and ending at the end of the row.
>Shift+Delete - This just deletes the entire row your cursor currently sits on.
Am I really on /g/? My CS teacher in high school was a huge faggot who would unplug and remove the mice from the desktops and tell us, "You are all computer science students. If you cannot master using your computer without a mouse, you need not stay in my class." Best teacher I have ever had.
print screen sucks. why not automatically save the screenshot to your desktop?
for windows, i have been using the snipping tool ever since i discovered it. you get to save the screenshot where ever you want, and you can even crop it before you save it.
>learning about windows hotkeys
yeah sure buddy :^)
I'm pretty sure an actual teacher would tell you to do whatever you find has a positive effect on your workflow, how you use your personal computing unit has little to do with CS
Home, End and directional buttons all move the cursor around. Adding Ctrl to them makes Home go to the beginning of the document, End go to the end of the document and directional buttons skip whole words. Shift highlights text from the cursor's current location to where you move it to with the directional keys/Home/End. You can also add Ctrl to the mix and select large chunks.
I rarely use Ctrl+A. I just press Ctrl+Home followed by Ctrl+Shift+End.
>When doing Alt+Tab or Win+Tab, pressing Shift+Tab switches windows in the opposite direction
>Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Tab or Ctrl+Win+Tab toggles the switcher on and allows you to let go of Alt/Win and select your preferred window with the directional keys or the Tab/ShiftTab
If you've got Windows 7 running on your machine, you can probably still perform the following action:
i don't look over to that monitor until i start to feel the room heat up. No shit, then i look over to the other monitor to see how hot the room is.
room temp = CPU temp
air cooled master race
>you can select middle of text from a hyperlink by holding alt
I have been using a computer for about 20 years now, and only realised it few weeks ago
>Things that took you forever to realize existed
Shift + \ = |
I used to copy-paste pipes whenever I needed them. I never knew they had an actual key until my supervisor asked me what I was doing.
spacebar + command -> thing-you-want-to-run -> return
linux: tab key is autocomplete. pushd/popd navigation. bash history substitutions and expansions.
windows: Its as easy to reformat and reinstall it yourself as it is to take it to the shop..after you accidently everything.
What a stupid fucking example. Do you actually use it like this? Literally more characters in each of the 2 commands compared to just using fucking cd.
firefox command line
shift + f2
The one that gets I use most now is the fullpage screenshot
screenshot --fullpage fooname.png
I use that to restart because the stupid fucking cunts keep breaking the fucking restart button extensions and the fucking browser goes to shit after you leave it on for 80 hours.
>f2 to rename files
This took an embarrassingly long time
Whooooooaaa. No more slow double clicks
>a very long time (used hyperbolically).
>"it took forever to get a passport"
I understand thought that not everyone might not have English as a first language. My condolences if you've only learned English in the last 6 months.
also, double click the top left corner of a window (in windows, pic related)
P..please tell me what the .PDF named "chicken" is about anon-kun
i don't know why it's on my work computer but here it is
b..b..but I don't understand. For what reason would such a document exist?
>Win Key(Meta Key) + Directional Buttons.
>>This moves your windows around. Right and Left will lock it to it's respective side, filling half the screen. Up and Down will Maximize and Minimize respectively. Useful tools if you have a window stuck on dead space when fucking around with multiple monitors.
wtf, are you literally stupid?
berating/acknowledging what he's doing is still effective despite giving him a little attention.
if you tell someone they're an attention whore, do they think "hell yes, I'm getting attention?"
any replies are attention too, you fucks. we're still talking about him every post we make.
get in early you shits
correction, it's more powerful than just the active window.
you can individually get a print of any element on the screen, such as only your menu bar, or only your dock, only your desktop, or only any window you choose. it's granular in the top bar, from the notification area, down to the clock
some more mac stuff:
>spacebar = preview
I honestly don't know how so many people haven't used this even by accident.
does a ton of stuff: lets you open inspector instead of info; reset adjustments in Photoshop; skip/delete whole words;
makes a copy of a file instead of moving it and, pressing cmd makes a shortcut; maximize a window instead of fullscreen;
lets you make rectangular selections in text editors across rows and columns, holding option lets you add/subtract from that selection and shift lets you readjust selections; force-quit applications from the dock; shut down/restart/logout without the dialog box.
>option + shift + keys
just pressing option lets you type alternative characters, holding shift gives you another set on top of that Opt + Shft + K =
>cmd + shift + up/down arrow
same thing as usual but adding shift gives it a slow animation instead of being instant.
If you have an entry selected in the autocomplete menu of a form in Firefox, you can press delete to remove it.