14152Re: [NTB] Keyboard Shortcut
- Oct 13, 2002Well..., not exactly. The 'Windows-key+E' shortcut isn't really a keyboard
shortcut -- i.e. a shortcut that works when keyboard keys are pressed. The
Windows key is a NON-standard key, available on SOME keyboards but not
others. It is more properly a 'hardware acellerator device' even though it
doesn't really acellerate much of anything. Some keyboards have internet
keys, some have off/on switches, some have eight 'F'-unction keys while
others have 12 or 14 and some have windows keys.
The Windows key is a special programmable key offered on some windows
keyboards for use with later MS Windows ONLY. In MS Windows operating
systems the Windows key is programmable(more or less) for a few different
uses, but these are all specific to late model Windows. The standard
DOS/Windows keyboard has 88 or 101 keys. My Dell keyboard has 104 -- the
standard 101 plus 2 windows keys plus a right- context menu key. My keyboard
has 12 function keys, but earlier 'boards had only 10 or 11 or 8, depending
how far back you go.
I have in my closet an ATT-branded data entry 'board dated 1988 that has
'print screen' and 'scroll lock' keys replaced with F13 and F14 keys. The
Pause/Break key is labeled Scroll Lock/Break. This keyboard also has the
top row of keys on the numeric pad set up for a shift row in addition to the
standard row. The standard row characters are = * / + and the shift row
is ( ) on the left most keys and no symbol on the shift of the right keys.
In addition, The left, second and fourth keys are marked for PrtSc, PrtOn,
and StPrt respectively. There is no NumLock anywhere. There are exactly 101
keys. The keyboard has an IBM plug on it and I have never tried it out, but
I will someday. I bet Windows will recognize it and I can use it. The "feel"
of this old 'board is magnificent--very much like the later IBM typewriter
I wish someone would come up with a keyboard that has an 'enter' key on the
left, and comma, space, equals and paren/bracket keys on the numeric pad.
Then when I am typing left handed....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Waugh" <jwaugh26@...>
> mmc> Is there a Keyboard Shortcut to open Windows Explorer?
> Notetab doesn't need one, because Windows already has one that you can
> use from anywhere - 'Windows-Key E'
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