Navigating in Windows by keyboard is second nature to me. I’ve been doing it since I’ve been using Windows. It’s just a lot more efficient for me to keep my hands on the keyboard after typing something when I need to navigate rather than picking my hand up to move the mouse.

5 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are my 5 most useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows that I use all the time.

  1. Winkey – Brings up the Start menu where I typically type what I need to access
  2. Winkey+Spacebar – Show Desktop preview
  3. Winkey+T – Cycle through taskbar items
  4. Winkey+Up Arrow or Down Arrow – Maximize or Minimize current window in focus
  5. Winkey+Left Arrow or Right Arrow – Tiles the window on the Left or Right side of the screen

Additional References

    These are probably my most used keyboard shortcuts for Windows.

    What shortcuts do you use the most often, or can’t live without?

    I have been in the process of working on my website and organizing content to make it a little easier to find things. Most recently I’ve added a menu to get people directly to the small utilities I write as well as a new menu for my Forums that I’ll be working on (and also provide support for my software).
    The newest additions to the software are:

    You can find support for the software in the Software Support Forum.

    InternetMicrosoft has released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 and it is now available for download immediately or you can wait for it to be delivered by Windows Update.

    System Requirements

    Internet Explorer 10 requires Windows 7 SP1, Server 2008 R2 SP1, or Windows 8. You can read the release notes at

    Internet Explorer 10 Download

    Download for Internet Explorer 10 is available at

    Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 10

    At the end of 2012, Microsoft had released their Toolkit to Disable Automatic Delivery of Internet Explorer 10 which you can download at

    The Internet Explorer 10 Blocker Toolkit enables users to disable automatic delivery of Internet Explorer 10 as an important class update via Automatic Updates (AU) feature of Windows Update (WU).

    Go download and enjoy the fast, fluid web!


    How to create a conference, or “3-way” call on Cisco 7960 phone…

    1. Begin with one caller already on the line (It does not matter who initiates the first call)
    2. Press the “More” then press the “Conference” SoftKey that is located just below the display screen.
    3. Dial the number of the phone number of the person you wish to add to the conference.
    4. Once the second party is on the line, press the “Conference” button again to join all parties together.

    Subsequent additions to your conference call can be added by following steps 2, 3 & 4 with a maximum
    conference of 4 callers, including yourself.

    This is pretty awesome.  I saw a cute JavaScript code that will do the Harlem Shake for the page you’ve loaded. Navigate to the site you want;  facebook, google+, whatever.

    Copy This Code

    Copy the following code to your clipboard.  Note:  If you hover over the code, you’ll see a box pop up on the top right of the code;  click the paper icon to copy to clipboard.

    javascript:(function(){function c(){var e=document.createElement("link");e.setAttribute("type","text/css");e.setAttribute("rel","stylesheet");e.setAttribute("href",f);e.setAttribute("class",l);document.body.appendChild(e)}function h(){var e=document.getElementsByClassName(l);for(var t=0;t<e.length;t++){document.body.removeChild(e[t])}}function p(){var e=document.createElement("div");e.setAttribute("class",a);document.body.appendChild(e);setTimeout(function(){document.body.removeChild(e)},100)}function d(e){return{height:e.offsetHeight,width:e.offsetWidth}}function v(i){var s=d(i);return s.height>e&&s.height<n&&s.width>t&&s.width<r}function m(e){var t=e;var n=0;while(!!t){n+=t.offsetTop;t=t.offsetParent}return n}function g(){var e=document.documentElement;if(!!window.innerWidth){return window.innerHeight}else if(e&&!isNaN(e.clientHeight)){return e.clientHeight}return 0}function y(){if(window.pageYOffset){return window.pageYOffset}return Math.max(document.documentElement.scrollTop,document.body.scrollTop)}function E(e){var t=m(e);return t>=w&&t<=b+w}function S(){var e=document.createElement("audio");e.setAttribute("class",l);e.src=i;e.loop=false;e.addEventListener("canplay",function(){setTimeout(function(){x(k)},500);setTimeout(function(){N();p();for(var e=0;e<O.length;e++){T(O[e])}},15500)},true);e.addEventListener("ended",function(){N();h()},true);e.innerHTML=" <p>If you are reading this, it is because your browser does not support the audio element. We recommend that you get a new browser.</p> <p>";document.body.appendChild(e);}function x(e){e.className+=" "+s+" "+o}function T(e){e.className+=" "+s+" "+u[Math.floor(Math.random()*u.length)]}function N(){var e=document.getElementsByClassName(s);var t=new RegExp("b"+s+"b");for(var n=0;n<e.length;){e[n].className=e[n].className.replace(t,"")}}var e=30;var t=30;var n=350;var r=350;var i="//";var s="mw-harlem_shake_me";var o="im_first";var u=["im_drunk","im_baked","im_trippin","im_blown"];var a="mw-strobe_light";var f="//";var l="mw_added_css";var b=g();var w=y();var C=document.getElementsByTagName("*");var k=null;for(var L=0;L<C.length;L++){var A=C[L];if(v(A)){if(E(A)){k=A;break}}}if(A===null){console.warn("Could not find a node of the right size. Please try a different page.");return}c();S();var O=[];for(var L=0;L<C.length;L++){var A=C[L];if(v(A)){O.push(A)}}})()

    Internet Explorer

    1. Hit F12 to launch developer mode
    2. Click on Console and paste the code you copied into the console:
    3. Hit Enter or click the play button to run the script.
    4. Sit back and enjoy.

    Chrome Users

    1. Right click and click on inspect element (chrome)
    2. Click the Console Tab
    3. Copy/paste this code in console
    4. Press enter and watch Facebook do the Harlem Shake
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