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Which 'Shift' keys do you use?

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Re: Which 'Shift' keys do you use?

You know how you do things without thinking? Well I've just realised there is another circumstance where I always use the right hand Ctrl key: Ctrl ; (Control and semi-colon) - which you can do one handed - when working in Excel (or Access).
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Re: Which 'Shift' keys do you use?

I am the same as you adiewoo, I try to use the keyboard much more than the mouse, it's amazing how many keyboard shortcuts there are.  Also I tend to use the right shift key for typing in smilies for chat clients rather than going through the pre-selected options.
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Re: Which 'Shift' keys do you use?

I tend to use the left one but I'm left handed and a two finger typist (except when doing the ol' three finger salute of course)


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Re: Which 'Shift' keys do you use?

Never thought of it before but now I've checked I use the left key more. I'm left-handed but don't know if that makes a difference.
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Re: Which 'Shift' keys do you use?

I use both.  Whilst I almost always do use the right one when typing properly, I was use the left one if I'm typing one handed.
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Re: Which 'Shift' keys do you use?

My default typing position in the office is to have my left thumb resting on the Alt key and my middle finger hovering over the tab key.  I find this particularly to useul to very quickly flick to a new window so people can't see that I am on the Plusnet site instead of working. 
However, it has on occasion proved a little pointless when I have flicked to a new window only to find that that window is also showing something else which appears on the "things you really shouldn't be doing while being paid by someone else" list.    Embarrassed
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Re: Which 'Shift' keys do you use?

NSFW as its known in some parts.
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Re: Which 'Shift' keys do you use?

What you need is http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881.aspx then you can have 1 desktop for all your work and another for the important stuff  Grin
I use alt+1, alt+2 to switch between my desktops.
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