Thursday, September 28, 2006

Windows tips

Just found today a great discussion thread in The Joel on Software Discussion Group: Best tips that no one seems to know about. Basically, the whole thread is a collection of various simple Windows tips and tricks - mostly some interesting hotkey combinations. The conversation also mentions several quite useful links:

Firefox keyboard shortcuts
Windows XP keyboard shortcuts
117 run commands in Windows XP

Now, the only question I have is: how should I memorize all of these cool key combinations - or, at least, the most useful ones? Probably I should create some kind of printable list of my favorites and put it on my wall.

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4 comments:

Dmitriy Kropivnitskiy said...

Well, the way it works for me (and mind you, I use VI all the time) is to remember these things one by one. When I find a bunch of VI tips, I will read them all, bookmark the page and then say "OK, this and this I think I will use all the time" and remember those two. Then after a bit I find that I either use them all the time or I forgot them. Then once in a while I will want to do something and think "I think I read a tip on how to do this fast" and if what I am annoyed enough I will go and find the cheat sheet and find the tip I need.

Dmitriy Kropivnitskiy said...

Well, the way it works for me (and mind you, I use VI all the time) is to remember these things one by one. When I find a bunch of VI tips, I will read them all, bookmark the page and then say "OK, this and this I think I will use all the time" and remember those two. Then after a bit I find that I either use them all the time or I forgot them. Then once in a while I will want to do something and think "I think I read a tip on how to do this fast" and if what I am annoyed enough I will go and find the cheat sheet and find the tip I need.

Windows Tips said...

Agreed Dmitriy..

A Ok Pc said...

Some good tips in those articles.
But yes, regarding the keyboard shortcut I agree, it's sometimes hard to remember all of those commands. But I do tend to remember a few of the more useful ones.
Thanks for sharing!