Shortcuts continued

Windows Explorer
Ctrl + N Open a new window
Ctrl + W Close the current window
Ctrl + Shift + N Create a new folder
End Display the bottom of the active window
Home Display the top of the active window
F11 Maximize or minimize the active window
Ctrl + Period Rotate a picture CW
Ctrl + Comma Rotate a picture CCW
Num Lock + Asterisk (keypad) Display all subfolder under the selected folder
Num Lock + Plus (keypad) Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock + minus (keypad) Collapse the selected folder
Left Arrow Collapse the current selection
Alt + enter Open the properties dialog box of selected item
Alt + P Display the preview pane
Alt + Left Arrow Previous folder
Backspace Same as above
Right Arrow Display the current selection
Alt + Right Arrow View the next folder
Alt + Up Arrow View the parent folder
Ctrl + Shift + E Display all folders above the selected folder
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel Change size of font and icons
Alt + D Select the address bar
Ctrl + E Select the search box
Ctrl + F Select the search box
Shift + Click on a taskbar button Open a program or quickly open another instance
Ctrl + Shift + Click on a taskbar button Open a program as administrator
Shift + Right-Click Show the window menu for the program
Shift + Right-Click on a group Show the window menu for the group
Ctrl + Click on a grouped taskbar button Cycle through the windows of the group
Windows logo key + Plus or Minus sign Zoom in or out
Ctrl + Alt + Spacebar Preview the desktop in full-screen mode
Ctrl + Alt + F Switch to full screen
Ctrl + Alt + L Switch to lens mode
Ctrl + Alt + d Switch to docked mode
Ctrl + Alt + I Invert colors
Ctrl + Alt + Arrow keys Pan in the direction of the arrow
Ctrl + Alt + R Resize the lens
Window logo key + Esc Exit magnifier
Remote Desktop Connection
Alt + Page up Move between programs from left to right
Alt + Page down Move from right to left
Alt + Insert Cycle programs in order they were started
Alt + Home Display the Start menu
Ctrl + Alt + Break Switch between a window and full screen
Ctrl + Alt + End Display windows security dialog box
Alt + Delete Display system menu
Ctrl + Alt + Minus sign (keypad) Place a copy of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard.
Ctrl + Alt + Plus sign (keypad) Place a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard. (This functions the same as pressing PrtScn on local computer.)
Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow Tab out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program.
Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow Same as above
Ctrl + N Create new picture
Ctrl + O Open existing picture
Ctrl + S Save changes to a picture
F12 Save picture as a file
Ctrl + P Print a picture
Alt + F4 Close a picture
Ctrl + Z Undo a change
Ctrl + Y Redo a change
Ctrl + A Select entire picture
Ctrl + X Cut a selection
Ctrl + C Copy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl + V Paste the selection
Right Arrow Move selection right one pixel
Left Arrow Move selection left one pixel
Down or Up Arrow Move selection up or down on pixel
Esc Cancel a selection
Delete You figure it out
Ctrl + B Bold selected text
Ctrl ++ Increase width by one pixel
Ctrl +- Decrease
Ctrl + Page Up Zoom in
Ctrl + Page Down Zoom out
F11 Full screen
Ctrl + R Show or hide the ruler
Ctrl + G Show or hide the gridlines
F10 or Alt Display key tips
F1 Open Paint help
 Word Pad
Ctrl + N Create a new document
Ctrl + O Open a existing document
Ctrl + S Save changes to a document
F12 Save the document as a new file
Ctrl + P Print a document
Alt + F4 Close WordPad
Ctrl + Z Undo a change
Ctrl + Y Redo a change
Ctrl + A Select the entire document
Ctrl + X Cut a selection
Ctrl + C Copy a selection to the clipboard
Ctrl + V Paste a selection from the clipboard
Ctrl + B Make selected text bold
Ctrl + I Italicize selected text
Ctrl + U Underline
Ctrl + = Subscript
Ctrl + Shift + = Superscript
Ctrl + L Align left
Ctrl + R Align right
Ctrl + E Align center
Ctrl + J Justify
Ctrl + 1 Single space
Ctrl + 2 Double space
Ctrl + 5 1.5 space
Ctrl + > Increase font size
Ctrl + < Decrease font size
Ctrl + Shift + A Change characters to all capitals
Ctrl + Shift + L All lower case
Ctrl + D Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing
Ctrl  + F Find text in document
F3 Find next
Ctrl + H Replace
Ctrl + left Arrow Move cursor one word to left
Ctrl + Right Arrow Move to the right
Ctrl + Up Arrow Up a line
Ctrl + Down Arrow Down a line
Ctrl + Home Move to the beginning of the document
Ctrl + End Move to the end of the document
Ctrl + Page up Move up one page
Ctrl + Page down Move down one page
Ctrl + delete Delete next word
F10 Display keytips
Shift + F10 Show current shortcut menu
F1 Open WordPad Help

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Time Goes

So I find it totally amazing how quickly the time disappears. Now I know that is not anything at all like an original statement, it is not meant to be.

The statement serves to acknowledge how I concur with the other millions of people who would like to have the pace of life slow but feel absolutely out of control with no way to make that happen.

Daily, no more like minute by minute, the time rips by at x2 the speed of light.

Yesterday was New Years today it is the middle of June and some laughs, memories or future commitments are all we have to show for it. I was speaking with a friend the other day and the subject veered off to the abstract of what’s next. Do we come back, is there a God, and is death like never waking up again. Like millions before us…we had no answers.

What we did have was a good time that morning and maybe that is all we should hope for.

Looking at that in another way, I remember having great discussions with a good friend many years ago then losing contact with that friend and when I sought him out to catch up I discovered he was no longer with us. The facts were, I would never have another conversation with him.

So yeah I am certain that being grateful for the here and now are important. That brings up a question. When you morn for the death of a friend or loved one just exactly what are you sad about? Why do you lament? Is grief an expression of selfishness? I mean although we cannot prove it I am pretty sure the dead feel nothing at all about being dead.

Only those left behind, for whatever time we have left, grieve. This has drifted off into the morbid.

Change up.

At this moment I sit at the handicap table in a local coffee bistro. I can remember as a child this exact same geographical location was an open field we all rode our bicycles in on the way to play ball or go fishing. Now the fishing holes are gone, replaced by government facilities and the ball parks have been covered with condos and 7/11s. In the last 30 minutes as I have been creating this document, I would think maybe a hundred different people have come and gone from this store. Some of them look familiar from some other time. None of them have said hello or really even looked my way with a nod or a wink. But there have been several pretty girls to stir the imagination and a few old men who probably know a thing or two about pretty young girls that they would share if they had someone to sit and listen.

In and out, coffee or tea, cold and hot, with or without the business of being human is just that.

So as you go on and on and the next time you are hit with the not so original thought of how quickly the time has gone think about the minute or hour before that thought. Then take a deep breath, blow it out slowly, say hello to the next pretty girl or old man that passes by.

And smile that night as you close your eyes for they might never open again.

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