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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Tug-Kenny RIP on November 22, 2012, 11:08:00 am

Title: Computer Tips
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on November 22, 2012, 11:08:00 am

I've found a feature on my computer that might be of interest to you all.

When Viewing  'You Tube'  on the full screen setting, it is possible to  jump the film forward by using the right arrow key instead of the mouse.  If pressed quickly you can proceed through the film at 3 second intervals.  Conversely, if you hold the right arrow down the film will keep jumping forward until you let go. It doesn't work on the small size screen.

It also works in rewind.

Anyone have any other tips on button pushing.  ????

Cheers

Ken
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 22, 2012, 11:55:14 am
The hardest key to find on a keyboard

The "Any" key
(http://images.paraorkut.com/img/pics/images/p/press_any_key-3568.bmp)
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 22, 2012, 12:05:24 pm
 
I Haven't got that one on my keyboard :o :o :o
 
 {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 22, 2012, 12:30:11 pm
other useful keys can be found here:-
http://www.fireworksgallery.net/istar.asp?a=6&id=634000!SMAR&relatedparent=634004!SMAR
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on November 22, 2012, 08:58:50 pm

                   {-)

Brilliant.  Love it.

ken
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Stormbringer on November 22, 2012, 11:02:29 pm
lol  {-)
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: CGAux26 on November 23, 2012, 12:00:30 am
Kenny, I just tried your trick on my Mac.  It works, and it also works on the small frame size, too.  Thanks very much!
 :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 23, 2012, 10:27:11 am
 
Typifies current situation with Forum errors, photos, etc etc  %) %) %)
 

 
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: catengineman on November 23, 2012, 08:54:44 pm
Space bar to pause play ! O0
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: NFMike on November 24, 2012, 12:09:27 am
Alt+PrintScreen to copy the current window rather than the whole screen.
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: NFMike on November 24, 2012, 12:22:24 am
You know how when you COPY and PASTE from a webpage or some e-mails or even just another part of the same document, and it brings the formatting over and messes up your composition?
So then you open Notepad, do a PASTE, followed by a SELECT-ALL, then a COPY, and then back to where you wanted to be earlier to PASTE ... again. Or you spend time redoing the formatting.


No?


Then you won't want to look at PureText:
http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/ (http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/)


I've been using it for many years (works fine on a 64bit W7) with Control+Insert - I think I actually use it more than Ctrl+V.
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: grendel on November 24, 2012, 12:37:35 am
esc button stops any gif files (eg the props in tug kenneys little picture)
but if you refresh the page they start up again (also freezes all these moving adverts)
Grendel
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 24, 2012, 01:12:24 am
 
While on the internet and you ever get a 'Pop UP' or 'Pop Under', usually a full screen
advert and it says "Click here to close this widow" etc -

              DO NOT CLICK HERE!!!!


It usually a trick for you to download a virus, malware or some other such 'rubbish'.
Leave that window alone, DON'T click on anything in it!

Close everything else you have open in the usual way, then shutdown you PC.
Restart, clear your cache and do a full virus check.

I've had it twice in the last couple of weeks.  >>:-(
 
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Stormbringer on November 24, 2012, 01:34:39 am
tut tut what site you been visiting Martin ?     %%
joking aside that is a good tip
my wife is RC and often visits religous websites ( seems the hackers love giving holy folks a bug :(  ) and then moaned at me cos her comp caught a cold but if she had followed above advice it wouldnt have affected her
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: ardarossan on November 24, 2012, 02:33:23 am
tut tut what site you been visiting Martin ?     %%
joking aside that is a good tip
my wife is RC and often visits religous websites ( seems the hackers love giving holy folks a bug :(  ) and then moaned at me cos her comp caught a cold but if she had followed above advice it wouldnt have affected her

Hands-up if you thought for just a second, that Stormbringer had a Radio-Controlled wife?  :embarrassed:

Andy
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 24, 2012, 10:30:23 am
 
 :-)) :-)) What other meaning is there, RC is definitely boat related.  O0 O0 %) %)
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 24, 2012, 10:34:46 am
Hands-up if you thought for just a second, that Stormbringer had a Radio-Controlled wife?  :embarrassed:

Andy

Is that the improved model of the ones that del boy used to sell?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0a/Only_fools_danger_uxd.jpg/250px-Only_fools_danger_uxd.jpg)
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 24, 2012, 01:14:55 pm

Hands-up if you thought for just a second, that Stormbringer had a Radio-Controlled wife? 


..... OK, yeah, I did have to read that three times before I got it!   :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Stormbringer on November 24, 2012, 02:54:32 pm
roflmao guys , wish at times she was radio controlled and when she goes into nagging mode i could just switch her off  {-) {-)
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: grendel on November 24, 2012, 03:20:18 pm
Ah thats when her batteries are low - the servos are chattering.
Grendel
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: malcolmfrary on November 24, 2012, 03:20:34 pm
Quote
Close everything else you have open in the usual way, then shutdown you PC.Restart, clear your cache and do a full virus check.


I always think the best way is to just shut the PC down in a tidy manner, then restart.  If I have a "work" program open, if there is a lot of "work" involved, yes shut and save, but generally, just let the system shut the lot down.  And don't let the browser go to the last page when it offers.
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Stormbringer on November 24, 2012, 03:24:17 pm
Ah thats when her batteries are low - the servos are chattering.
Grendel


nahh its her mouth does that  %%
just hope she never see's this or im toast  <*<
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 24, 2012, 04:12:55 pm
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just hope she never see's this or im toast

She doesn't have to see it, just someone that knows you does -who may be on Twitter. :o
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Stormbringer on November 24, 2012, 04:19:11 pm
she doesnt use twitter or facebook thank goodness  %)
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 24, 2012, 06:10:13 pm
Have you not heard of telephones....
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: malcolmfrary on November 24, 2012, 07:49:26 pm
Have you not heard of telephones....
Isn't that a bit old school?
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 25, 2012, 06:32:52 am
Topic tidied up.

Lets get back on track.  :-))
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on November 26, 2012, 12:25:25 pm

When I press the right button on my mouse over some pictures, I used to get the option of   'Save image as'  when I saw a picture or something worth keeping, but now it is doesn't give me the choice on certain sites.  Is it possible they can block this feature ?


Ken


Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 26, 2012, 12:30:15 pm
When I press the right button on my mouse over some pictures, I used to get the option of   'Save image as'  when I saw a picture or something worth keeping, but now it is doesn't give me the choice on certain sites.  Is it possible they can block this feature ?


Ken

Yes it is.... but it's easily bypassed with "Alt - Print Screen", open mspaint, paste screen dump, crop as required and save.  A bit more "faf" but still quite easy to do
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on November 26, 2012, 12:35:06 pm

Well done that man.   :}     I knew things had changed.  It make this column wirth while.  (now where's that spell checker !)


Ken

Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: catengineman on November 26, 2012, 08:02:08 pm
For Window users
XP = Windows logo + U + enter = shut down (if memory serves right
Vista + W7 = windows logo + L = log off
Vista + W7 = windows logo + o = Lock
Vista + W7 = windows logo + R = restart
Vista + W7 = windows logo + S = sleep
Vista + W7 = windows logo + u = shut down


note these are case sensitive (lock  and shut down are lower case)


R
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: Norseman on November 26, 2012, 08:35:57 pm
Just harking back to Martin's post 12 re two viruses in a couple of weeks.
I have had many years of virus free Internet and yet this year I am now on my fourth ransom virus. The first three I could reach safe mode with networking but this last on I can't. To make things worse I had begun backing up files earlier because I was having some big freeze shut start problems and my nephew Rob is due to have a look at that laptop problem.

What I just don't understand is why this year has been like this? The one good thing was a few viruses ago my wife was sat next to me when it all kicked off - so no embarrassing explanations were needed. Anyone hazard a guess why it is so bad this year and why my protections seem useless?
Dave
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: catengineman on November 26, 2012, 08:49:17 pm
I think it is each time there is a "new OS" put out into the public domain the "rats" sit up and a plethora of spam spy-ware ad-ware and the inevitable viruses come to light in the hope that they will F### the users up (which they do)


My opinion  :D
Title: Re: Computer Tips
Post by: grendel on November 26, 2012, 09:46:58 pm
in outlook if you start typing a name then ctrl +k it will find the matching name in your contacts list - if more thann one match it gives you a selection list.