How to control the Control Key

how to control the control key

  • Linas
  • October 24, 2011, 5:10 pm
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    Fuck, I'm on a Mac. It's all different.

    EDIT:
    WHO THE F*CK DOWNRATED THIS? This was HELPFUL AND COMPLIMENTS THE F*CKING POST

    If it was some retard that thinks Mac's are stupid or gay or anything else - then stick it up your own a** because I don't go around downrating everything I see about windows - I uprated this post because its useful to me and others even though I don't use Windows.
    Be considerate - there are people who use Macs too who will find this very useful. So next time, don't be a tw*t.



     Heres my amended Mac guide :
    If you are not using a Mac - don't bother reading this. I use symbols to represent things like control and shift - most of these are unique to the Mac OS and will just appear as blocks or blank spaces if you are on Windows or Linux

    Key:
    ⌥ = ALT or OPTION (Depending on what keyboard layout, US or UK etc)
    ⌘ = CMD or COMMAND
    ⌫ = DELETE (backspace)
    ⇧ = SHIFT
    ⌃ = CONTROL or CTRL
    ⇥ = TAB
    ← = LEFT ARROW KEY
    → = RIGHT ARROW KEY

    DELETE SINGLE WORDS IN ONE PRESS: ⌥ + ⌫
    MOVE ACROSS WHOLE WORDS IN ONE PRESS: ⌥ + arrow key
    DELETE AN ENTIRE LINE: ⌘ + ⌫
    GO TO BEGINNING OF LINE: ⌘ + ←
    GO TO END OF LINE: ⌘ + →
    OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB IN BACKGROUND: ⌘ + CLICK
    OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB & SWITCH TO IT: ⌘ + ⇧ + CLICK
    OPEN LINK IN NEW WINDOW IN BCKGROUND: ⌘ + ⌥ + CLICK
    OPEN LINK IN NEW WINDOW & SWITCH TO IT: ⌘ + ⌥ + ⇧ + CLICK
    DOWNLOAD LINK: ⌥ + CLICK
    ADD TO READING LIST (Safari 5): ⇧ + CLICK
    SWITCH BETWEEN TABS: ⌃ + ⇥
    MOVE OBJECTS SLOWLY: Arrow Keys
    MOVE OBJECTS QUICKLY: ⇧ + Arrow Keys
    DUPLICATE OBJECT: ⌥ + arrow keys, click+drag whatever
    - SkinnyBill October 25, 2011, 5:25 am
    Back to +1, sorry I cannot do more.
    - defmid26 October 25, 2011, 11:00 am
    No probs... I just hate pooheads who cannot handle the fact that some people prefer to have an aluminium laptop with a lighting up apple sign on the back ^^

    Ok, im joking a bit. I have mine because I prefer the UI and it seems to run much faster on the same hardware than on Windows.

    I break the stereotype because I don't have hipster fashion, don't wear 3D-glasses-frames, I don't like coffee, don't have a lot of money and I'm not the first to do anything.
    - SkinnyBill October 25, 2011, 12:53 pm
    the reason macOS runs faster is because it is compiled for a specific computer, if you don't have the right hardware it won't work, Windows on the other hand is built for compatibility, and so it has to have a lot more work put into the coding, thus making the coding inefficient. With operating systems you have to choose one or the other: Fast but limited compatibility this is done by using assembly or some other low level code that works with individual pieces of hardware, or slower with higher compatibility, this is done by using a higher level programming language like C or C++ which adds a layer of abstraction between hardware and the OS. So it's rather elementary my dear Watson, MacOS runs faster because it is made for that computer. Windows runs slower because it's made for all computers.
    - Lambeau October 25, 2011, 1:10 pm
    I don't fully agree. Yes, Mac OS is built for them computers, and that helps. But- linux is a very similar story. That runs much faster than windows on the same hardware too. And linux is designed to be run from anything. You could power a potato with linux if you wanted.

    Its the fact that both Linux and Mac OS have a UNIX foundation - and unix is a very, very lightweight, flexible yet secure system.
    - SkinnyBill October 25, 2011, 1:31 pm
    I could power a rock with linux, that's just how 1337 I am :P Linux is faster than windows because although they come prepackaged like windows, the programs are almost always lighter than the windows equivalent. What I'm saying is that Windows is generally slower than Mac, due to the excess amount of coding involved. though windows 7 is, as of right now, the most powerful operating system in the world. No other operating system can support 128 partitions, 1.8 exabytes of hard drive space and 180 GB of RAM. And to be able to do that involves a ridiculous amount of coding and abstraction from the physical hardware, thus making communication between the hardware and the OS slower.
    - Lambeau October 25, 2011, 1:46 pm
    Do I or anyone want to use that much information?

    Most server clusters will share that load so it doesn't matter about the OS limit. besides, why would you strain a single computer that much. just because you can, doesn't mean you should. I agree, that support is good to have but probably very impractical.
    - SkinnyBill October 25, 2011, 2:33 pm
    personally I would love to have a computer with an exabyte and 180 GB of RAM. then add 150GB GDDR5 in the mix I would be in heaven.
    - Lambeau October 25, 2011, 2:41 pm
    meh... 12-core Mac Pro, 4TB SSD and 32GB RAM would do me fine :)
    - SkinnyBill October 25, 2011, 4:04 pm
    Mac Pros only handle 2TB SSD internally (without SATA PCIe cards), sorry SB. However, they'll do 64GB RAM. I'd rather have 12TB of WD Caviar Green 6GB/s inside my dream machine. SSD is basically massive amounts of flash, which has a lot less read/write endurance. Besides, I think HDD has more potential with salt infused disks. But whatever, I have nothing that could use 12TB.
    - iGreenDay October 25, 2011, 9:21 pm
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    Heres another handy one:

    Ctrl+Enter
    Skips straight to a new page, so you don't have to press enter 2 billion times. Also, if you move something or change the size, you don't get tons of whitespace added, that is literally blank space.

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    Windows key + Tab very very amusing if your on vista or above

    • BEASTY
    • October 25, 2011, 6:19 am
    Holy Goodness that is amazing!
    - defmid26 October 25, 2011, 11:00 am
    i discovered that by accident while quite drunk, it was mind blowing so i opened 15 different tabs and applications and giggled for 2 hours
    - BEASTY October 25, 2011, 11:09 am
    alt + F4 is a lot more amusing imho
    - Lambeau October 25, 2011, 1:17 pm
    hehe, i set that as a macro on my brother mouse. while he was playing wow he was wandering why he couldn't use bladestorm when he pressed the thumpad hehehe he got really pissed with me
    - BEASTY October 25, 2011, 1:27 pm
    lol
    - Lambeau October 25, 2011, 1:42 pm
    Im a real ass arnt i
    - BEASTY October 25, 2011, 2:27 pm
    I would have done the same thing :P
    - Lambeau October 25, 2011, 2:33 pm
    Alright WTH is it supposed to do? It won't work on my laptop :(
    - tempfaux December 8, 2011, 5:54 pm
    needs to be windows vista or 7
    - BEASTY December 8, 2011, 5:56 pm
    I have Vista... it does nothing (in bad Schwarzenegger impression)
    - tempfaux December 8, 2011, 6:06 pm
    hmmmm i have no idea
    - BEASTY December 8, 2011, 8:36 pm
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    Also,
    CTRL+SHIFT+Left/Right will highlight whole words.

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    Thank you. I wish I knew these earlier like when I was doing long papers. +3

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    Well I...learned something today! :)

    • TexBex
    • October 24, 2011, 5:22 pm
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    I'll probably forget these as soon as i leave this post but +3 anyways

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