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Short cut When using the short cut "CTRL+SHIFT with an arrow key" do I need to let go of the CTRL+SHIFT keys each time the arrow key is pressed? Sincerely, PD

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  • Theo Cartman Jun 12, 2008

    Thank you!

    Also: I have an Acer Extensa 5620

    I have never had to release the ctrl-shift keys before on any other computer but now, when I speak to Acer, after they having had my laptop twice (2!!!) to fix this problem, they tell me more or less that it's the way it's supposed to work - I feel that they are not completely sincere. Has anyone else had this problem and who is right me or them? This is a short cut I commonly (on any other computer) use ALL the time while writing or "spread sheeting".

    FYI: When I plug in an external key board I can continue to press down ctrl-shift and select/deselect words or paragraphs at a time to my hearts content. But then again, having an external key board in part defeats the purpose of having a laptop.

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Nope, I tried it on this text box after I finished typing. So you might be doing it wrong. but, you do have repeatedly press the arrow key though. And thanks for teaching me a cool shortcut :)

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How do I highlight words to copy and paste them


Well, to highlight words you have some choices. Using the mouse is likely the easiest. If you double-click any word it will automatically highlight. If you triple-click it will highlight the entire sentence.

Alternatively, you can drag to highlight. Consider the following:

The cat climbs up the tree.

If you place the cursor (mouse) at the first capital T and then click and drag to the . at the end it will highlight. You can get specific this way.

The following is dependent on what application you are using. If you are using a Word Processor (like MS Word, Libre Writer, or Notepad) you can actually highlight with your arrow keys and shift.

If you take the previous example and were writing in Word, you could use your arrow keys to go to the "cat" portion and then hold down "Shift" - while holding down shift, use your arrow keys to begin highlighting letter by letter.

Give it a shot!

You can then "copy" by using the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl + C" or by "right-clicking" and selecting copy. Lastly, you can press the key on your keyboard that looks like a menu. It is between the ALT and CTRL keys on the right hand side. That is the "Context Menu" button which is the same as "right-clicking".

To paste, the options are similar. You have to click on where you want to paste and then use one of the following:

"Ctrl + V" to paste
"Shift + Insert" to paste
or "right-click" then paste (Or press that context menu key on your keyboard and select paste with your mouse.)

Hope that helps!

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Win shortcuts


Windows key + E = Explorer<br />ALT + Tab = Switch between windows<br />ALT, Space, X = Maximize window<br />CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager<br />Windows key + Break = System properties<br />Windows key + F = Search<br />Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows<br />CTRL + C = copy<br />CTRL + X = cut<br />CTRL + V = paste<br />Also don't forget about the "Right-click" key next to the right Windows key on your keyboard. Using the arrows and that key can get just about anything done once you've opened up any program.

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Amazing shortcuts


Getting used to using your keyboard exclusively and leaving your mouse behind will make you much more efficient at performing any task on any Windows system. I use the following keyboard shortcuts every day:<br /><br />Windows key + R = Run menu<br /><br />This is usually followed by:<br />cmd = Command Prompt<br />iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer<br />compmgmt.msc = Computer Management<br />dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management<br />dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management<br />services.msc = Services<br />eventvwr = Event Viewer<br />dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers<br />dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services<br />Windows key + E = Explorer<br /><br />ALT + Tab = Switch between windows<br /><br />ALT, Space, X = Maximize window<br /><br />CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager<br /><br />Windows key + Break = System properties<br /><br />Windows key + F = Search<br /><br />Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows<br /><br />CTRL + C = copy<br /><br />CTRL + X = cut<br /><br />CTRL + V = paste<br /><br />Also don't forget about the "Right-click" key next to the right Windows key on your keyboard. Using the arrows and that key can get just about anything done once you've opened up any program.<br /><br /><br />Keyboard Shortcuts<br /><br />[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications<br /><br />[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter<br /><br />[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu<br /><br />[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)<br /><br />[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window<br /><br />[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document<br /><br />Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word<br /><br />Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph<br /><br />[F1] Open Help for active application<br /><br />Windows+M Minimize all open windows<br /><br />Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows<br /><br />Windows+F1 Open Windows Help<br /><br />Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons<br /><br />Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box<br /><br /><br /><br />acessability shortcuts<br /><br />Right SHIFT for eight seconds........ 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Cant see option to log out/sign out on facebook from Lenovo g50 laptop


Windows system key combinations

  • F1: Help
  • CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
  • ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
  • ALT+F4: Quit program
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently
  • Windows Logo+L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

Windows program key combinations

  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • CTRL+Z: Undo
  • CTRL+B: Bold
  • CTRL+U: Underline
  • CTRL+I: Italic

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End key appears to be on right arrow key at the bottom right of the keyboard. Suspect you need to press ctrl or shift or another key too!

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