Posts Tagged ‘keyboard shortcuts’

How to Prevent Websites from Hijacking Keyboard Shortcuts

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Disabling JavaScript is a good start, but sometimes it’s just easier to completely avoid web sites that mess with your browser’s capabilities.

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way of speeding up certain operations in the web browser of choice. Ctrl-t opens a new tab, Ctr-s saves the displayed content to the local system, and Ctrl-l moves the cursor to the browser’s address bar. Sometimes however these shortcuts won’t work and the core reason for this is that the website you are on hijacked it. Without going into too many technicalities: websites can override shortcuts by using JavaScript.


Top Windows 8 Shortcuts You Should Know to Speed Up Your Work

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

This seems helpful … and it sounds like many of the old shortcuts still work just fine too.

If you have spend some time getting to know Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8 you have without doubt noticed the major differences to previous versions of Windows. The start screen is without doubt the most prominent change with its new environment to run specially created applications. The new nature of the start screen and other features of Windows 8 have brought along new keyboard shortcuts that you should know to speed up your workflow when you use the operating system.


10 Things that Opera Does that Other Browsers Don’t

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Opera offers some pretty handy features that you can’t find on other browsers; the underdog always seems to try harder …

Opera has always been the underdog in the browser market, with browsers like Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Firefox or Chrome dominating it. While the browser’s market share is low in comparison, it is still an impressive feat for a small company like Opera Software.


11 Firefox Hotkeys to Speed Up Web Browsing

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Most of these will be pretty familiar to regular Firefox users … but there are also a few surprises mixed in that will be new to many of us.

Firefox users have dozens of hotkeys at their disposal to use some of the browser’s functionality. Instead of having to use the mouse to click on elements, or navigate through menu structures to get there, pressing the hotkey is all that is needed to do that.


Microsoft Release Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts List

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Here’s something that might come in handy in the near future …

It’s long been known that Windows 8 would come with a great many more keyboard shortcuts than its predecessors.  These are necessary in no small part to help non-touchscreen users use and access features that would ordinarily be opened with a swipe or other gesture.  While some people may see the need for extra keyboard shortcuts to be a retrograde step in operating system development, nobody can deny that they’re certainly needed in Windows 8.


The Complete Guide to Windows 7 Shortcut Keys

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Here’s a helpful summary of Windows 7 Shortcut Keys. There are a lot of these that are already pretty familiar, but there are also plenty of shortcuts that I’ve never seen before too …

There’s been a lot of talk recently about use use of shortcut keys in Windows 8, primarily because 90+% of the people who will be using that OS for the next few year won’t have access to a touch screen.  What this has brought home though is just how many people still reply on the old shortcut keys, and I’m not just talking about Ctrl+X/C/V here.  With this in mind I thought I’d publish here the definitive list of all Windows 7 shortcut keys as taken from my Microsoft Press book, Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out.


Customize Shortcuts – Firefox Keyconfig Alternative

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Here’s yet-another interesting add-on for Firefox …

The Keyconfig extension for the Firefox web browser was released in 2004. Back then it allowed Firefox users to change both native and third party shortcuts in the web browser. This was for instance extremely useful if an extension developer picked the wrong shortcuts for an extension, or if you have installed two extension that made use of the same shortcuts.


Even more GNOME keyboard shortcuts

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

This seems useful …

Well all strive to make our desktop as efficient as possible. Whether you’re a coder who wants nothing more than to never remove your fingers from the keyboard, or if you’re a writer who wants to use the mouse only when necessary, there are so many ways to make this happen. One of the easiest ways is to use keyboard shortcuts.