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TGTool
02-01-2008, 05:41 PM
Something is going on with my display of the forum that I don't understand. For the last week or so, in every thread where Evan has posted a message, I see only one blank line. In a reply that quotes him I see the quote. It's like I've added him to the ignore list, but I've checked the list and it's blank. Can he he set up an ignore for certain readers? If I hacked him off that badly I can only apologize.

Jan

topct
02-01-2008, 06:10 PM
"Can he he set up an ignore for certain readers?"

Even if he could, he wouldn't.

Strange problem.

Evan
02-01-2008, 06:51 PM
If I chose to ignore somebody I do it entirely "manually". :rolleyes:

Gene is right, I wouldn't consider using the ignore feature. Besides, holding grudges is too much work. They get heavy after a while.

I have no idea what is happening. Perhaps a message to the moderator is in order to have the settings checked.

BTW, perhaps somebody should quote this post so that Jan can read it, please.

Joel
02-01-2008, 07:01 PM
If I chose to ignore somebody I do it entirely "manually". :rolleyes:

Gene is right, I wouldn't consider using the ignore feature. Besides, holding grudges is too much work. They get heavy after a while.

I have no idea what is happening. Perhaps a message to the moderator is in order to have the settings checked.

BTW, perhaps somebody should quote this post so that Jan can read it, please.

Not particularly computer savvy, but I would log out of the forum, delete my cookies, reboot and see if the problem persists

TGTool
02-01-2008, 07:10 PM
Not particularly computer savvy, but I would log out of the forum, delete my cookies, reboot and see if the problem persists

Well, that was really humor about Evan perhaps shutting off my water. I wouldn't expect that of him, but it seems like such an odd inversion.

Thanks Joel, I can read Evan's message in your quote but not in his comment box. I hadn't thought about the Universal Microsoft Solution but it works so often I should have thought about a reboot.

Jan

Joel
02-01-2008, 08:12 PM
The truth comes out...


The reality is that Jan has so annoyed me, I have hacked his computer and made some irreversible changes to confuse him and be assured that he can gain no assistance from my posts. Please, don't anyone tell him, just make up some snappy comeback claiming I know nothing about it and attribute it to me using the quote function. I will send a nice sized drop of 7075 for your trouble.

IOWOLF
02-01-2008, 08:28 PM
Oh look, 3phase light bulb is back, I figured he would show up here again someday.

Evan
02-01-2008, 08:32 PM
Be careful what you wish for. I recall that you and he had a good thing going for a while. :D

IOWOLF
02-01-2008, 08:44 PM
WISH Hell, If I had one wish, I would wish him away, Far away.

However, If I had one Bullet,........

TGTool
02-01-2008, 09:53 PM
Whoa, I'll be! That was the solution. After a reboot Evan's posts show up, pictures and all. There must be some undocumented feature of the operating system ... That is really some of the strangest behavior I've seen from a computer. I don't even begin to have an explanation, but thanks for the suggestions and all who thoughfully quoted Evan the last few days. :rolleyes:

Paul Alciatore
02-02-2008, 02:13 AM
Whoa, I'll be! That was the solution. After a reboot Evan's posts show up, pictures and all. There must be some undocumented feature of the operating system ... :

Yep. Microsoft routinely censors anyone who irritates them. They simply change their text color to white to hide it. Naturally, they don't document this "feature".

Evan
02-02-2008, 07:37 AM
http://vts.bc.ca/pics3/settings.gif

Your Old Dog
02-02-2008, 08:47 AM
Yep. Microsoft routinely censors anyone who irritates them. They simply change their text color to white to hide it. Naturally, they don't document this "feature".

My friend had just got a computer for their home. His wife was reading all his emails just out the novelty of it. He said he couldn't tell her not to as it would hurt her feelings. She had no one to send her emails. White was the answer for privacy! I would send him family friendly emails and then at the end would be the long white blank space! If you hit Control A it became visible :D She never caught on and we could continue with our juvenile antics !! If you don't believe it works, hit Control A now and see.


Don't use this as a way of sliding stuff past Neil as I know he's too sharp to miss it !!

Your Old Dog
02-02-2008, 08:51 AM
........ I wouldn't consider using the ignore feature. Besides, holding grudges is too much work. They get heavy after a while. .........

I really think that's some good advice for all of us Evan. I'll send Adrian an email, tell him Wolf is anxious to bury the axe as life is too short to waste time on ugly thoughts. :D Now to see if I can log in!

Evan
02-02-2008, 09:46 AM
!! If you don't believe it works, hit Control A now and see.

Another slick trick is if you need to hide what you are working on just hit Alt+F4. Try it now, it's cool.

John Stevenson
02-02-2008, 09:53 AM
Another slick trick is if you need to hide what you are working on just hit Alt+F4. Try it now, it's cool.

So there I was with 20 replies ready to post and I ju


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Evan
02-02-2008, 10:07 AM
General keyboard shortcuts
CTRL+C (Copy)
CTRL+X (Cut)
CTRL+V (Paste)
CTRL+Z (Undo)
DELETE (Delete)
SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
CTRL+A (Select all)
F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
F5 key (Update the active window)
BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
ESC (Cancel the current task)
SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

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Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.
CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
TAB (Move forward through the options)
SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
F1 key (Display Help)
F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)

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Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts
Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)

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Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)

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Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
END (Display the bottom of the active window)
HOME (Display the top of the active window)
NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)

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Shortcut keys for Character Map
After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
UP ARROW (Move up one row)
DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
END (Move to the end of the line)
CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)

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Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts
CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
CTRL+N (Open a new console)
CTRL+S (Save the open console)
CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
CTRL+W (Open a new window)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
ALT+F4 (Close the console)
ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
ALT+V (Display the View menu)
ALT+F (Display the File menu)
ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)

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MMC console window keyboard shortcuts
CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)

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Remote desktop connection navigation
CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)

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Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation
CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
CTRL+W (Close the current window)