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    Matthew's Daddy Mike Empuria's Avatar
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    What I love about keyboards is the two shift keys. I used to teach Information Technology and I always told my new students that the shift keys had to be used alternately so that one of them didn't wear out too quickly. It broke the ice when I told them the real reason but you'd be surprised how many believed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Empuria
    Alt Great (Alt Gr) was one that I never saw the point of until the Euro () came into being.
    You could use it to do the @.. Alt Gr + 2
    And I also hate the F Lock Key...grrrr
    oi!

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    Alt Great?
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    I'm Getting Married!

    Not-so-patiently awaiting Harry Potter Book 7 *sigh*

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    Matthew's Daddy Mike Empuria's Avatar
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    Well I'll be...apparently it means Alt Group

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defender1
    Alt Great?
    Must be something on funky European keyboards

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    Matthew's Daddy Mike Empuria's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defender1
    Alt Great?
    Sorry didn't catch the meaning of your post. To the right of my space bar is a key Alt Gr and as vgarcia says it is a non-US thing.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/as...590631033.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ket
    And I also hate the F Lock Key...grrrr
    What the heck is an F Lock key?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton
    What the heck is an F Lock key?
    resuming..The F Lock key on the Microsoft Keyboards is a relatively new concept facility for Microsoft Keyboards. Introduced with the Office Keyboard and used in later keyboards, it essentially allows keys to do more than one operation.


    http://www.mvps.org/jtsang/flock.html

    For example, my F2 key also works when "undo" when the F lock key is on.. etc.
    oi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton
    What the heck is an F Lock key?
    On multimedia keyboards the F-Keys have two uses. For example, on my kb the F1 key opens a user defined program, F12 opens "My Music", F9 opens "My Computer" and so on. With F-Lock on, the F-keys are back to normal so F1 is for help and in Dreamweaver F12 opens page preview.

    And Kit got in before me.

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    ket*

    :P

    we're neighbours mike.. Portugal.. Spain..
    oi!

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    My Favoutite keyboard Story

    I swear this is true:

    My colleague, Dave, had a group of new students in his word-processing class. One of the students was terrible; not stupid but would never listen, would press whatever key , click whatever icon and then get in a mess saying "I never did that!"

    One lesson Dave was instructing the group on how to do something when a hand was slowly raised. It was our student saying "Sorry Dave but I have a problem." Dave walked across the room and with foreboding said "We are now entering the Twilight Zone."

    "Please Sir, which key is that?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ket
    ket*

    :P

    we're neighbours mike.. Portugal.. Spain..
    Howdy neighbour. About 700 Km away, practically next door by US, Australian, Russian, Indian (have I forgotten anyone?) standards.

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    The most worthless key has to be the "Shopping" key.

    ( I have some fancy Logitech keyboard )

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxS
    The most worthless key has to be the "Shopping" key.

    ( I have some fancy Logitech keyboard )
    OH PLEASE ... are you serious? Are they trying to attract the shopaholics or what?

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    my keyboard doesn't have an insert key It just has a long delete key that takes the place of the insert.

    I think the most useless key on my keyboard is the 'Home' key. I use practically everything else. I use the f-keys for gaming.

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    The most annoying key ever has to be the damn POWER key...at school nearly every keyboard has a power button, whats the the hell is the point??? Especially when you hit it accedentley, then you start to get really annoyed because it turns your PC off immediatley without any notification!!!!!

    However, a power key can't stop you from having some fun - I do this to annoy people I hate (not when they have tonnes of work not saved, I'm not that mean!) when they go and see the teacher, I quickly hit the power button on their keyboard and BANG the computer is off, then of course I do lots of innocent looks It's so fun!

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    I just do an alt+f4 to piss people off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh_
    I think the most useless key on my keyboard is the 'Home' key. I use practically everything else. I use the f-keys for gaming.
    Ooh, I use the home key every now and then. It gets to be pretty useful when you're dealing with long lines.

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    Ehh, i donno. I would always hit it on my laptop when I wanted to press backspace, so maybe i'm just prejudiced towards it :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel .S.
    The most annoying key ever has to be the damn POWER key...at school nearly every keyboard has a power button, whats the the hell is the point??? Especially when you hit it accedentley, then you start to get really annoyed because it turns your PC off immediatley without any notification!!!!!

    However, a power key can't stop you from having some fun - I do this to annoy people I hate (not when they have tonnes of work not saved, I'm not that mean!) when they go and see the teacher, I quickly hit the power button on their keyboard and BANG the computer is off, then of course I do lots of innocent looks It's so fun!

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    I have another great game: Press Win+D, Ctrl+A, Enter Works best when someone has lots of documents/programs on desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh_
    I just do an alt+f4 to piss people off
    My favourite combination is Windows + Up Arrow + Enter + Right Arrow + Enter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica Alba
    I have another great game: Press Win+D, Ctrl+A, Enter Works best when someone has lots of documents/programs on desktop.
    That is just plain naughty. Jessica, you are wicked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Empuria
    That is just plain naughty. Jessica, you are wicked.
    SO what it do? AND NO IM not trying it first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton
    SO what it do? AND NO IM not trying it first!
    Coward.

    Win+D switches to desk-top. Ctrl+A = Select All and as all applications are minimised, the only things to select are your desk-top icons and we all know what happens when you press enter when stuff is selected?

    Like I said; Jessica is evil, 5 posts and doing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Empuria
    Like I said; Jessica is evil, 5 posts and doing this!
    Wait till I get my 6th post


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