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I didn't know about the double click on the program image to close the window (and, coincidentally, I had an instance of calculator I wasn't using to try it on). Otherwise, some of these are pretty basic (like Ctrl+click for selecting items).
I use the middle click trick all the time, mostly for opening more instances of the file browser or command line. Plus Firefox behaves very similarly, middle clicking empty space in the tab bar opens a new tab. I like consistency. (On the other hand, middle clicking on a tab closes it, which is kind of the opposite behavior of the task bar...)
I didn't know about middle-click in the empty space to open a new tab. But it doesn't work in Chrome. However, when it comes to Web browsing I primarily use shortcuts (CTRL+W to close, CTRL+T for new tab, etc.).
djj55: Nice but may have a permission problem
Pete O'Hanlon: He has my permission to run it.
Yes, I was going to say the same. It is not often I would have a need for it. I just tried some quick copy juggling and it works. Just be aware that there is no warning and no extra click required, it just overwrites all files right away.
2 - [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc] -> Launches the task manager
I seem to remember that doesn't work too good when you are remotely logged on and you want task manager on the remote session. Right click on the task bar to bring up a context menu. One of the items you can select is "start Task Manager".
In addition to the copy | move | shortcut options, right-dragging also gives you a Cancel option - which has saved my bacon once or twice (tried to move a folder, but missed with the mouse & selected the Windows\system folder - not a good one to move ) ...
Some time ago, I stumbled upon a page with all the WinKey commands. I'll list the ones I use...
• WinKey+D : show desktop (toggles hiding all windows - make sure you don't restore one or un-hiding them all again won't work)
• WinKey+M : minimise all windows
• Shift+WinKey+M : un-minimize all windows
• WinKey+R : Open Run (even in Win 7!)
• There's also the WinKey+L that some other dude mentioned, to lock the computer.
• Alt+7 in a regular editbox gives you a bullet point like I'm using here.
Click on Help and Support from the start menu, select offline help and type 'Keyboard' in the search textbox, the fourth item, like in my case is the list of all keyboard shortcuts available on windows and more. I learnt all from there when I was using Win Xp and not much have changed.
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