Useful Information thread

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Phil Washburn, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    about time for something we can use. we all have something to contribute that will help others outside of fishing alone....


    you can change the size of the type on your screen by holding ctrl and moving the thumbwheel on your mouse...good info for old blind guys like me:)

    next?
     
  2. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    Thats neat, I didn't know that, thanks Phil.
     

  3. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    Dont eat yellow snow.
     
  4. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    LOL...now rod, that is a no brainer
     
  5. Tellico00

    Tellico00 New Member

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    Excellent info, Phil.....Thanks
     
  6. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    If you're typing something you dont want someone to see and someone walks by...hold down the ALT key and hit TAB till you find a window that you want to switch to.
     
  7. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Now this is usefull info, I allways wondered why they have all these extra buttons anyway.

    Oh, don't pull the mask off the lone ranger :cool:
     
  8. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    that's better info than not eating yellow snow rod:)
     
  9. Tellico00

    Tellico00 New Member

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    Phil, the warning about the snow is useful if you live in an area that does not get snow. Heck it could be yellow in some parts of the country <grin>
     
  10. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    If you run XP or 2000, and you want to lock your computer hit the windows key (box with 4 squares) + L

    It will require you to enter your password to get back to what you were doing.
     
  11. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Would have been useful had you said "Don't create yellow snow when it's -80 degrees";)
     
  12. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    I think if it was that cold it would create yellow icicles! :eek: :crying: :eek:
     
  13. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    If you're on the internet late at night looking at goat-on-goat action and your wife walks by, hit ALT+F4 to get rid of it quickly. Ol' JW taught me this one time when he was showing me goatsgonewild.com
     
  14. Tellico00

    Tellico00 New Member

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    Well, I had to check and yes there is a goats gone wild site. LMAO
     
  15. Crispy Critter

    Crispy Critter New Member

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    I'll be darn there is,and wouldn't you know the lil' woman walks by at that precise moment and looks at the screen.. LOL.. really!Imagine me trying to explain this thread.I should have practiced ALT+4 BEFORE I checked that site hehe.
     
  16. TA2D

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    Ctrl+N will open a new window
    Ctrl+C will copy an area that has been highlighted
    Ctrl+P will bring up the print screen
    To open On-Screen Keyboard, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to Accessibility, and then click On-Screen Keyboard
     
  17. TA2D

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    Right SHIFT for eight seconds Switch FilterKeys on and off

    Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN Switch High Contrast on and off

    Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK Switch MouseKeys on and off

    SHIFT five times Switch StickyKeys on and off

    NUM LOCK for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off

    Windows key +U Open Utility Manager

    CTRL+TAB Move forward through tabs.

    CTRL+SHIFT+TAB Move backward through tabs.

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    ALT+Underlined letter Carry out the corresponding command or select the
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    NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder.

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  18. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Phil, I hope this is for anything useful and not just computer know how. Cause I don't know squat about the buttons on my keyboard.

    I thought that you might like to know more about this well-known WD-40 product.
    When you read the "shower door" part, try it. It's the first thing that has cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle!
    Then try it on your stovetop... Viola! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.
    The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a "Water Displacement" compound. They were successful with the Fortieth formulation, thus WD-40.
    The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile parts.
    The workers were so pleased with the product they began smuggling (also known as "shrinkage" or "stealing") it out to use at home.
    The executives decided there might be a consumer market for it and put it in aerosol cans. The rest is history. It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. One of them is the "brew master." There are about 2.5 million gallons of the stuff manufactured each year. It gets its distinctive smell from a fragrance that is added to the brew. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
    Here are a few of the 1000s of uses:
    ~Protects silver from tarnishing
    ~Cleans and lubricates guitar strings
    ~Gets oil spots off concrete driveways
    ~Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery
    ~Keeps flies off cows
    ~Restores and cleans chalkboards
    ~Removes lipstick stains
    ~Loosens stubborn zippers
    ~Untangles jewelry chains
    ~Removes stains from stainless steel sinks
    ~Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill
    ~Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
    ~Removes tomato stains from clothing
    ~Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots
    ~Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors
    ~Keeps scissors working smoothly
    ~Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
    ~Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide
    ~Lubricates gear shift and mower - deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers
    ~Rids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises
    ~Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open
    ~Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close
    ~Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards and vinyl bumpers
    ~Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles
    ~Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans
    ~Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons and bicycles for easy handling
    ~Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly
    ~Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools
    ~Removes splattered grease on stove
    ~Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging
    ~Lubricates prosthetic limbs
    ~Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell)
    ~Removes all traces of duct tape
    ~I have even heard of folks spraying it on their arms,

    hands,and knees to relieve arthritis pain.

    ~Florida's favorite use was "cleans and removes love



    bugs from grills and bumpers
    ~The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40



    protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
    ~WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures ``````````and you will be catching the big one in no time. It's a ``````````lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made ``````````for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using ``````````some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not ``````````allowed in some states.
    ~Keeps away chiggers on the kids.


    ~Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately,

    and stops the itch.
    ~WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls.



    Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
    ~Also, if you've discovered that you have washed and dried



    a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate
    the lipstick
    spots with WD-40 and re-wash.



    Presto! Lipstick is gone!
    ~If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start. (If I knew what a distributor cap was, it might help)


    ~WD-40, long known for its ability to remove leftover tape smunges (sticky label tape), is also a lovely perfume and air freshener! Sprayed liberally on every hinge in the house, it leaves that distinctive clean fresh scent for up to two days!
    ~Seriously though, it removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
    ~Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
     
  19. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    that's right, Ted - ANYTHING that we can use........and i agree...WD-40 is the greatest thing since sliced bread:)

    'course i am a mechanic and i use it daily
     
  20. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Hey Dil :p , here's some useful info for ya........ It's Tod not Ted:hmm-big: ..........


    It's cool though, I've been called worse !