Task manager shortcut in Vista Control + Alt +Esc Now you can kill off that bad process
Category: Stupid windows tricks
Shortcut to lock desktop Windows button and L You should hit this every time you walk away from your desktop. otherwise I might plug my usb key into it, pull it out and walk off with the hash file that has all your passwords stored in it. Muhahahah.
Start a program minimized I hate when I end up with a program in the startup folder that starts maximized. Here are the steps for any program to start minimized- Find the shortcut to it, like in start>programs> startup Right click on the shortcut and select “Properties” Under Run you can select different actions Select […]
Turn off UAC – this is generally a bad idea. But if you know what you are doing it is pretty easy. start> control panel>user accounts click turn user account control on or off uncheck, hit ok and reboot To get rid of the warning that now pops up (also not a good idea) start>control […]
control + scrollwheel (in a folder with picture thumbnails) Open my pictures, scroll to where you can see some photos. Now hold down control and move the wheel on your mouse up and down. The thumbnails get bigger and smaller. It works in any folder but it is cooler and has a purpose in a […]
Printing a phone list from your outlook contacts: The easy way is to click the phone list radio button but how about a custom list with only a few fields? Open your contact list in outlook Hold control down and click the people you want on this list. This will select them. At the menu […]
Control [ or ] in MS Word Fire up word, try holding control and tap one of the two bracket keys. Watch the text size. Starts at 12 and goes up or down? It goes up and down! Really! It does I swear. Look closer at the text size. Ok so the coolest thing- make […]
ALT in windows explorer- Do you hate the vista interface changes? Want to know where your old folder options went instead of poking around forever? HIT ALT!! this brings your menu bar back. Open a my computer instance and start hitting alt over and over. Weee! new (but old) choices.
Windows key + a number. All your quick launch programs are already shortcuts with windows + the number of the position they are in.
WINDOWS button +TAB – tap that and do what vista’s gui is famous for. This is the cool kid version of alt-tab. The other sweet way to use this is WINDOWSbutton +scrollwheel. Old people think this one is just awesome. If you want to look like a sweet nerd to someone clueless- 1. have an […]