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Posted: 4/14/2008 11:01:53 PM EDT
How about a thread showing your "internet tricks"?

I've got a couple

Checking your spelling

When you are not sure if you are spelling a word correctly
go to google, put it in there and if you don't spell it right
they will ask "Did you mean:" and give you another spelling

Obviously it won't work perfectly every time, but it usually helps



Finding links to articles, sources

Cut and paste the first sentence of an article and put it into google
you will generally find several places that the article has been published

I have found that the first sentence gives me more success than using the
article's title for some reason.  So, next time you want to know where someone
got an article they posted you can probably find it quicker than you can ask them

Anybody else got any internet "tricks"?
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:10:53 PM EDT
Download firefox and get the add ons that do spell check for you and right click words spelled wrong it fixes them.

Also linkification add on makes all links clickable
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:11:32 PM EDT
Tag for help.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:14:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:15:00 PM EDT
Whenever I can't figure out a song, I just google lyrics "______" with the____ being a string of lyrics that I remember.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:22:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2008 11:23:48 PM EDT by sherrick13]
There is a wealth of economic information avaliable.  And it isn't hard to find.


Don't let the media tell you how the economy is doing.  Find out for yourself.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:25:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By emcs31089:
Download firefox and get the add ons that do spell check for you and right click words spelled wrong it fixes them.

Also linkification add on makes all links clickable
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:25:35 PM EDT
If you have the Google Toolbar installed and want to search, for an example, a persons name. Drag your pointer over the name and highlight it and then right click.

An option to Google Search that name will show up in the box.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:28:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
There is a wealth of economic information avaliable.  And it isn't hard to find.


Don't let the media tell you how the economy is doing.  Find out for yourself.


I liked "Post.v1" better.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:28:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2008 11:30:07 PM EDT by rep30cal]
I have a "Duh" question, when someone sends me pics and the link isn't hot, like
httpee://whatever.picshop.gunbangbang.comm12345zzz
how do I get to the pic?
I have tried to copy and paste it to the search on the site it is from and tried to copy
and paste it to google and yahoo search and always get a "page not found" message.
What trick covers this?


Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:38:06 PM EDT
click this dot: .   then press alt + F4
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:38:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rep30cal:
I have a "Duh" question, when someone sends me pics and the link isn't hot, like
httpee://whatever.picshop.gunbangbang.comm12345zzz
how do I get to the pic?
I have tried to copy and paste it to the search on the site it is from and tried to copy
and paste it to google and yahoo search and always get a "page not found" message.
What trick covers this?




Just paste the link directly into the address bar of your browser.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:40:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
click this dot: .   then press alt + F4


thats mean
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 11:45:54 PM EDT
everything is mean anymore...

Your point
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:31:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 12:32:51 AM EDT by 22bad]

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
There is a wealth of economic information avaliable.  And it isn't hard to find.


Don't let the media tell you how the economy is doing.  Find out for yourself.


So your internet trick is: "Go use the internet"?
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:00:03 AM EDT
Take your time on the last guy... Beating him is hard... But once he's down you win the internet.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:01:15 AM EDT
There's porn out there.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:03:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
There's porn out there.




Link?

Link Posted: 4/15/2008 1:04:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By emcs31089:
Download firefox and get the add ons that do spell check for you and right click words spelled wrong it fixes them.

Also linkification add on makes all links clickable
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 10:00:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:
Take your time on the last guy... Beating him is hard... But once he's down you win the internet.


Woot
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 10:30:13 AM EDT
Step one take a deep breath....

Step two don't give a crap about spelling on the internet....

Step three put your feet up and relax
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 10:57:52 AM EDT
google iespell, download it and install it. Right click speel check goodnes..


Yes, it really works...


ByteTheBullet  (-:
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 10:59:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
There's FREE porn out there.


Fixed.

Well, at least I hear the is free porn out there.


ByteTheBullet  (-:
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:03:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 11:04:54 AM EDT by Torqued]
try pressing ctrl+alt+DownArrow

also ctrl+alt+LeftArrow and ctrl+alt+RightArrow are neat as well.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:06:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:08:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 11:08:57 AM EDT by pro2nd]
Before you ask us...ask google!!

GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:08:24 AM EDT
there's a veritable fortune to be made off nigerian royalty.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:13:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Torqued:
try pressing ctrl+alt+DownArrow

also ctrl+alt+LeftArrow and ctrl+alt+RightArrow are neat as well.


Now that we're on page 2, I can tell you that to get your screen image back to normal, press ctrl+alt+UpArrow




The BIG Keyboard Shortcut List

What is the allure of keyboard shortcuts? Do they really save time? Why bother since my mouse is permanently attached to my hand?

I like to use keyboard shortcuts, especially if someone is watching me, because they make me look like a pro. With just a few key strokes I can leave a mouser spinning his wheel! Whatever your motivation, here's a big list of keyboard shortcuts:

GENERAL SHORTCUTS

ALT- F4 - Quit a program / Shut down

ALT-TAB - Hold down the ALT key and hit tab to cycle through open windows.

CTL-ESCAPE - Display the Start menu

SHIFT - TAB - tab backwards through a form

CTRL - X - Cut

CTRL - C - Copy

CTRL - V - Paste

F1 - Help menu

CTRL - Z - Undo

SHIFT & Restart - To restart just windows and not your whole computer, hold down the shift key when you click the OK button on the shutdown screen. Saves lots of time. (not for XP)

CRTL-TAB - Navigate tabs on a tabbed screen

FILE & DESKTOP SHORTCUTS

Hold SHIFT while inserting a CD - Prevents the CD from "autorunning"

If an item is selected:

CTRL while dragging a file - Copies the file

CTRL - SHIFT while dragging a file - Creates a shortcut to the file

SHIFT - DELETE - Deletes an item without sending it to the recycle bin.

ALT-ENTER - Display a file's properties.

F2 - To rename the file

In Windows Explorer:

LEFT ARROW - Collapse the current selection if it is expanded

NUM LOCK-MINUS SIGN (-) - Collapse the selected folder

RIGHT ARROW - Expand the current selection if it is collapsed -Or- Select the first subfolder

NUM LOCK- * Expand all folders below the current selection

NUM LOCK- PLUS SIGN (+) - Expand the selected folder

F6 - Switch between left and right panes

In My Computer:

BACKSPACE - View the folder one level up

ALT- RIGHT ARROW - Move forward to a previous view

ALT- LEFT ARROW -Move backward to a previous view

INTERNET BROWSER SHORTCUTS

For Internet Explorer 6 and Netscape 7 (may work in older versions)

Open History Window  Ctrl+H  
Reload  Ctrl+R  
Back (Previous Page)  Alt+Left Arrow or Alt+Backspace  
Forward (Next Page)  Alt+RIght Arrow  
Stop  Esc  
Home  Alt+Home  
Go to Bottom of Page  End  
Go to Top of Page  Home  
New Window  Ctrl+N  
Close WIndow  Ctrl+W  
Go Up one Line  Up Arrow  
Go Down One Line  Down Arrow  
Full Screen (toggle)  F11  
Find on Page  Ctrl+F  
Add Current Page to Favorites  Ctrl+D

Print Current Page
or Active Frame  Ctrl+P

Organize Favorites (IE)/
Manage Bookmarks (NS)
Ctrl+B  
Maximize a Window  Alt+Space+x  
Minimize a window  Alt+Space+N  
Scroll page up  Alt+Up Arrow  
Scroll page down  Alt+Down Arrow  

Internet Explorer ONLY

Open Favorites Bar  Ctrl+I  
Select text in address bar  Alt+D  
Force Reload (not from cache)  Ctrl+F5  

A faster way to type in addresses with IE is to just type in the name of the site:

worldstart

and hit CTRL + Enter. The "http://www. " and ".com" will be added for you!

Netscape ONLY

Open / Close Sidebar Panel (toggle)  F9  
Select text in Location Bar  Ctrl+L  
Force Reload (not from Cache)  Ctrl+Shift+R  
Zoom Text Smaller  Ctrl+- (minus)  
Zoom text larger  Ctrl+= (plus sign)


WINDOWS KEY SHORTCUTS

The Windows key can be used in conjunction with other keys to act as a keyboard shortcut for faster access to menu commands. Now, while the Alt key tends to open program menus (ex: Alt+F opens the File menu and Alt+E opens the Edit menu) and the Ctrl key performs actual operations (ex: Ctrl+C will copy and Ctrl+V will paste), the Windows key will open various Windows tools...

Win key + R will open the Start menu's Run box
Win key + F will open the Start menu's Find window
Win key + E will quickly launch Explorer
Win key + Pause/Break will open the System Properties window
Win key + M will Minimize all windows
Win key + Shift + M will undo Minimize all windows
Win key + D will switch between minimizing all open programs and showing them all
Win key + Tab will cycle through items on the taskbar
Win key by itself will open the Start menu

You can also open programs or folders on your desktop by pressing the Windows key + the first letter of the program/folder/shortcut + Enter . Sounds kinda tedious, but if you're in a bind with your mouse, it can come in quite handy.

ARROW TRICKS

Here's a cool little arrow trick to try with word processing programs. Next time you're using your arrow keys to go from one area of a sentence to another (left and right arrows), hold down your CTRL key. Instead of moving one space at a time, you'll go one word at a time.

If you're using the up and down arrows to go from line to line, holding down the CTRL key will make your cursor jump from paragraph to paragraph (well, from carriage return to carriage return anyway).

One last thing, if you hold down the SHIFT key while you do this (i.e. hold down SHIFT + CTRL at the same time), you select text as you arrow along.

I've tested this in MS Word and Wordpad, but it *should* work no matter what word processing program you use.

HOME / END KEY FUN

Do you ever find yourself scrolling through a huge folder ? Well, if you need to get to the beginning or the end quickly, just press Ctrl+Home . If you want to get to the end, click Ctrl+End .

Hey, that's not all!

This little trick works on more than just folders. If you use the Home key in a word processor, it goes to the beginning of the line you're currently working on. If you hit the END key, it should head to the end of the current line. If you pair Home & End up with the Ctrl key in a word processor, you will be whisked away to the beginning or end of the document. Again, this should work, but it depends on your word processor.

Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:20:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pro2nd:
Before you ask us...ask google   Deej86

Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:21:52 AM EDT
Roll over, Internet! Roll over!

Gooooood Internet! That's my good little Internet!
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:27:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Roll over, Internet! Roll over!

Gooooood Internet! That's my good little Internet!


¿¡ǝuop noʎ ǝʌɐɥ ʇɐɥʍ bɯo
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:39:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 11:41:42 AM EDT by M4]
To search Google for directories of .mp3 files (or any file type)......

keznews.com/2657_List_of_Google_Search_Strings_for_Finding_MP3
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:43:36 AM EDT
thanks for the tips
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 11:48:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By StarAtari:

Originally Posted By macman37:
Roll over, Internet! Roll over!

Gooooood Internet! That's my good little Internet!


¿¡ǝuop noʎ ǝʌɐɥ ʇɐɥʍ bɯo


¿sıɥʇ ǝʞıl ʞɹoʍ oʇ pǝsoddns ı ɯɐ ʍoɥ ¡ʇı ƃuɐp  ¡¡¡ʞɔɐq ʇı ʇnd  ɟʇʍ 1+
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:11:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pro2nd:
Before you ask us...ask google!!

GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND


Fucker!
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:15:32 PM EDT
online public information.

look up the legal history of your asshole co-workers
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 12:30:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattsd:
online public information.

look up the legal history of your asshole co-workers


Links Francis....links.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 2:59:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ag04blast:
Step one take a deep breath....

Step two don't give a crap about spelling on the internet....

Step three put your feet up and relax


Are we even on the same plane of existence?

I find it dissapointing when pepole can't spel
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:10:16 PM EDT
Ill tag this to learn some stuff...Hopefully how to flip my text upside down..
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:12:36 PM EDT
If your wanting to find a past post on a forum that doesnt have a search

Go to advanced search on google. In domain put in the website address, like AR15.com. This will limit your search to that web site.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:14:30 PM EDT
Tag for later
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 3:21:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cvanbrunt:
Ill tag this to learn some stuff...Hopefully how to flip my text upside down..


ǝɯ ʞɔılɔ



Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:17:55 AM EDT
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