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Facts about Sound you Probably didn’t Know

by Steve Syfuhs / August 11, 2010 04:00 PM

The other day I kept hearing this noise from my neighbor.  I couldn’t quite figure it out, and naturally it was annoying.  I didn’t do anything about it, but it got me thinking about some random facts about sound and noise.

Medium

Velocity

(m/s)

(ft/s)

Aluminum

4877

16000

Brass

3475

11400

Brick

4176

13700

Concrete

3200 - 3600

10500 - 11800

Copper

3901

12800

Cork

366 - 518

1200 - 1700

Diamond

12000

39400

Glass

3962

13000

Glass, Pyrex

5640

18500

Gold

3240

10630

Hardwood

3962

13000

Iron

5130

16830

Lead

1158

3800

Lucite

2680

8790

Rubber

40 - 150

130 - 492

Steel

6100

20000

Water

1433

4700

Wood (hard)

3960

13000

Wood

3300 - 3600

10820 - 11810

  • The range of human hearing is 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz, however most people can only hear between 40 Hz – 16,000 Hz
  • All frequencies are not equal.  Our ears perceive certain frequencies to be louder than others (found at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal-loudness_contour):

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  • Sound travels a smidge less than 1 foot per second at standard temperature and pressure.  Therefore if you need to place speakers in front of other speakers, you need to delay them based on distance… 40 feet = ~40ms of delay.
  • If a speaker is placed in front of another without a delay, the sound from the speaker farthest from you will sound similar to an echo.  This is called the Haas effect.  However, most people don’t notice this until there is a 40ms gap between sounds, or roughly 40 feet.  After about 40ms of delay, the intelligibility of the sound also decreases.  I.e. it starts to degrade the quality, and you start having trouble understanding what you hear.

Mostly useless facts, but they are fun to know.

Is being a Developer Fundamentally Harder than being a Doctor?

by Steve Syfuhs / August 09, 2010 04:00 PM

At first glance the obvious answer is no, of course not.  However, if we took away the practical aspects of both, things might be a little different.  Think about it…

In medicine there is a standard of care: keep the person alive and healthy.  This is done through years of study, years of practice, not to mention the constant need to keep up on latest drugs and treatments.  There is however one constant. 

The body, in all it’s natural wonders, only really has one specification.  One heart, two lungs, two kidneys, one liver, one stomach, one brain, etc.

Software development on the other hand, does not have one specification.  Arguably, there is no specification.

Software Development: Be able to develop anything and everything.

It’s an interesting concept.  There are similarities between the jobs (as well as between a lot of other jobs too) because both need to keep up on latest practices, abide by rules, procedures, policies, and laws, all the while doing it well.

Developers, however, do not have the luxury of being able to follow a single set of standards though.  In our world, the righteous developers don’t just stick to one platform or one language.  You aren’t a true developer if you only know one language, or can only code on one platform.

You aren’t a doctor if you can only save human lives.  Wait.  No.  That’s not right.

We are considered uninformed if we stick to one platform.

Practically speaking, being a doctor is without a doubt much harder than being a developer.  There are days though that I wish I were a doctor so I didn’t have to listen to other developers complain about platforms or languages or methodologies or…

My point being: stop telling me that your way is better.  I don’t care.  I really, really don’t.  I will use what feels natural to me.

</rant>

Bizarre Error Message from Explorer

by Steve Syfuhs / August 02, 2010 04:00 PM

Interesting error found in explorer.exe.  I tried hitting [Windows] + [E] and got this message:

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Kinda bizarre.  I blame solar flares.

Database Shrinkage

by Steve Syfuhs / March 12, 2010 04:00 PM

Don’t do it!

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A Stab at a New Resume

by Steve Syfuhs / February 19, 2010 04:00 PM

While I am definitely not looking for a new job, I was bored and thought I would take a stab at a stylized resume to see if I could hone some of my (lack of) graphics skills.  It didn’t turn out too badly, but I am certainly no graphics designer.

What do you think?

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Visual Studio Output Window Auto-Scrolling

by Steve Syfuhs / January 11, 2010 04:00 PM

Just a quick one here.

Have you ever been using the output window in Visual Studio, scrolled up, and then lost the auto-scroll functionality?  It’s really annoying when you have a thousand things coming out through the likes of Debug.Write, or even if it’s just a massive build.

To re-enable autoscrolling, while in the output window just hit CTRL+END.

Kinda wished I knew that a year ago…

A Thought on Windows Mobile 7

by Steve Syfuhs / January 03, 2010 04:00 PM

The other day while I was sitting in the airport in Washington, D.C., I had a random thought.  When the ZuneHD first hit the shelves people were talking about how Mobile 7 might borrow the look and feel.  It’s sleek, easy to use/easy to understand, and is very simple.  So I started thinking about what such an interface might look like.  This is something I did quickly.  Nothing was provided by Microsoft.  Nobody has said anything about Mobile 7 design (at least, not at that point, but nobody cared anyway).  This is simply something I thought the interface might look like.

homeScreen

Some things to notice are the list-like menu’s, and the bing search at the bottom.  Blah-blah-blah anti-trust, the point is search is easily accessible, not necessarily just to Microsoft’s own search engine.  It could be Google’s search too.  Also, there is the location-specific information at the top showing the current weather.  Also mimicking the Windows 7 interface is the idea of pinning things to the home screen such as the Internet Explorer application.

There are some things that should probably change.  It feels a little cluttered at the bottom showing current messages and the appointments color is iffy.  There may not be any need for the middle separation either.

Just a thought…

A Trip to the Microsoft Store

by Steve Syfuhs / January 03, 2010 04:00 PM

While I was in California last week I decided to visit the new Microsoft Store in Mission Viejo.  While there, the managers graciously allowed me to take pictures of the store.  Frankly, they probably thought it was a little creepy.  But nevertheless, they said go for it, and I did.

Now, Microsoft did one hell of a job making it known that the store existed while I was at the mall.  While I was grabbing coffee in the food court, these stickers were on each table:

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Following that, as you head towards the store you see two large LCD screens in the centre of the walkway.  On one side you have a Rock Band - Beatles installation running XBox 360 over HD.

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On the other side was a promotional video.

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Microsoft designed their store quite well.  Large floor to ceiling windows for the storefront, with an inviting light wood flooring to create a very warm atmosphere.  While there were hundreds of people in the store, it was very welcoming.

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Along the three walls (because the 4th is glass) is a breathtaking video panorama.  I’m not quite sure how to really describe it.  It’s as if the entire wall was a single display, running in full HD.

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In the center of the store is a collection of laptops and assorted electronics like the Zune’s.  There’s probably a logical layout, perhaps by price, or performance.  I wasn’t paying too much attention to that unfortunately.

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At the center-back of the store is Microsoft’s Answers desk.  Much like the Apple Genius Bar, except not so arrogant.  Yes, I said it.  Ironically, the display for customer names looked very iPod-ish here, and in the Apple Store, the equivalent display looked like XP Media Center.  Go figure.

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One of the things I couldn’t quite believe was the XBox 360 being displayed overlay the video panorama video.  The video engine for that must have been extremely powerful.  That had to be a 1080P display for the XBox.  As a developer, I was astonished (and wondered where I could get that app!)  A few of the employee’s mentioned that it was driven by Windows 7.  Pretty freakin’ sweet.

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Also in the store were a couple Surfaces!  This was the first time I actually had the opportunity to play with one.  They are pretty cool.

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And that in a few pictures was my trip to the Microsoft store.  There was also a couple pamphlets in store describing training sessions and schedules for quick how-to’s in Windows 7 that I walked away with.

Microsoft did well.

Deleting Temporary Internet Files from the Command Line

by Steve Syfuhs / November 22, 2009 04:00 PM

A quicky but a goody.  Sometimes you just need a quick way to delete temp files from IE.  In most cases for me its when I’m writing a webapp, so I’ve stuck this in the build properties:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 2
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 16
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 32
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 255
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

It doesn’t require elevated permissions, and has been tested on Vista and Windows 7.  Each command deletes the different types of data: temp files, stored form info, cookies etc.  Enjoy.

Ultimate Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts List

by Steve Syfuhs / October 20, 2009 04:00 PM

Got this list in an email earlier today.  Not sure the original source, as it was a copy/paste job, but holy crap what a list.  If someone can point out where it originated I will attribute it as necessary.

Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts

  • Right Shift for eight seconds: Turn Filter Keys on and off
  • Left Alt + Left Shift + PrtScn (or PrtScn): Turn High Contrast on or off
  • Left Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock: Turn Mouse Keys on or off
  • Shift five times: Turn Sticky Keys on or off
  • Num Lock for five seconds: Turn Toggle Keys on or off
  • Windows logo key + U: Open the Ease of Access Center

General keyboard shortcuts

  • F1: Display Help
  • Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert): Copy the selected item
  • Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item
  • Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert): Paste the selected item
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo an action
  • Ctrl + Y: Redo an action
  • Delete (or Ctrl + D): Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
  • Shift + Delete: Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
  • F2: Rename the selected item
  • Ctrl + Right Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
  • Ctrl + Left Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
  • Ctrl + Down Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
  • Ctrl + Up Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
  • Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key: Select a block of text
  • Shift + any arrow key: Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
  • Ctrl + any arrow key + Spacebar: Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
  • Ctrl + A: Select all items in a document or window
  • F3: Search for a file or folder
  • Alt + Enter: Display properties for the selected item
  • Alt + F4: Close the active item, or exit the active program
  • Alt + Spacebar: Open the shortcut menu for the active window
  • Ctrl + F4: Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  • Alt + Tab: Switch between open items
  • Ctrl + Alt + Tab: Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
  • Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel: Change the size of icons on the desktop
  • Windows logo key + Tab: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
  • Ctrl+ Windows logo key + Tab: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
  • Alt + Esc: Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
  • F6: Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
  • F4: Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer
  • Shift + F10: Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
  • Ctrl + Esc: Open the Start menu
  • Alt + underlined letter: Display the corresponding menu
  • Alt + underlined letter: Perform the menu command (or other underlined command)
  • F10: Activate the menu bar in the active program
  • Right Arrow: Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
  • Left Arrow: Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
  • F5 (or Ctrl + R): Refresh the active window
  • Alt + Up Arrow: View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
  • Esc: Cancel the current task
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open Task Manager
  • Shift when you insert a CD: Prevent the CD from automatically playing
  • Left Alt + Shift: Switch the input language when multiple input languages are enabled
  • Ctrl + ShiftL: Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled
  • Right or Left Ctrl + Shift: Change the reading direction of text in right-to-left reading languages

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

  • Ctrl + Tab: Move forward through tabs
  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Move back through tabs
  • Tab: Move forward through options
  • Shift + Tab: Move back through options
  • Alt + underlined letter: Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
  • Enter: Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
  • Spacebar: Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
  • Arrow keys: Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
  • F1: Display Help
  • F4: Display the items in the active list
  • Backspace: Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts

  • Windows logo key: Open or close the Start menu.
  • Windows logo key + Pause: Display the System Properties dialog box.
  • Windows logo key + D: Display the desktop.
  • Windows logo key + M: Minimize all windows.
  • Windows logo key + Shift + M: Restore minimized windows to the desktop.
  • Windows logo key + E: Open Computer.
  • Windows logo key + F: Search for a file or folder.
  • Ctrl + Windows logo key + F: Search for computers (if you’re on a network).
  • Windows logo key + L: Lock your computer or switch users.
  • Windows logo key + R: Open the Run dialog box.
  • Windows logo key + T: Cycle through programs on the taskbar.
  • Windows logo key + number: Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.
  • Shift + Windows logo key + number: Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
  • Ctrl + Windows logo key + number: Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
  • Alt + Windows logo key + number: Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
  • Windows logo key + Tab: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
  • Ctrl+Windows logo key + Tab: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
  • Ctrl+Windows logo key + B: Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
  • Windows logo key + Spacebar: Preview the desktop.
  • Windows logo key + Up Arrow: Maximize the window.
  • Windows logo key + Left Arrow: Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.
  • Windows logo key + Right Arrow: Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.
  • Windows logo key + Down Arrow: Minimize the window.
  • Windows logo key + Home: Minimize all but the active window.
  • Windows logo key + Shift + Up Arrow: Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Windows logo key + Shift+ Left Arrow or Right Arrow: Move a window from one monitor to another.
  • Windows logo key + P: Choose a presentation display mode.
  • Windows logo key + G: Cycle through gadgets.
  • Windows logo key + U: Open Ease of Access Center.
  • Windows logo key + X: Open Windows Mobility Center.

Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts

  • 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 clockwise
  • Ctrl + Comma (,): Rotate a picture counter-clockwise
  • Num Lock + Asterisk (*) on numeric keypad: Display all subfolders under the selected folder
  • Num Lock + Plus Sign (+) on numeric keypad: Display the contents of the selected folder
  • Num Lock + Minus Sign (-) on numeric keypad: Collapse the selected folder
  • Left Arrow: Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the parent folder
  • Alt + Enter: Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item
  • Alt + P: Display the preview pane
  • Alt + Left Arrow: View the previous folder
  • Backspace: View the previous folder
  • Right Arrow: Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder
  • 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 the size and appearance of file and folder icons
  • Alt + D: Select the address bar
  • Ctrl + E: Select the search box
  • Ctrl + F: Select the search box

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

  • Shift + Click on a taskbar button: Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program
  • Ctrl + Shift + Click on a taskbar button: Open a program as an administrator
  • Shift + Right-click on a taskbar button: Show the window menu for the program
  • Shift + Right-click on a grouped taskbar button: Show the window menu for the group
  • Ctrl + Click on a grouped taskbar button: Cycle through the windows of the group

Magnifier keyboard shortcuts

  • Windows logo key + Plus Sign or Minus Sign: Zoom in or out
  • Ctrl + Alt + Spacebar: Preview the desktop in full-screen mode
  • Ctrl + Alt + F: Switch to full-screen mode
  • 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 keys
  • Ctrl + Alt + R: Resize the lens
  • Windows logo key + Esc: Exit Magnifier

Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcuts

  • Alt + Page Up: Move between programs from left to right.
  • Alt + Page Down: Move between programs from right to left.
  • Alt + Insert: Cycle through programs in the order that they were started in.
  • Alt + Home: Display the Start menu.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Break: Switch between a window and full screen.
  • Ctrl + Alt + End: Display the Windows Security dialog box.
  • Alt + Delete: Display the system menu.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Minus Sign (-) on the numeric keypad: Place a copy of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing Alt + PrtScn on a local computer).
  • Ctrl + Alt + Plus Sign (+) on the numeric keypad: Place a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing PrtScn on a local computer).
  • Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow: Tab out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) program.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow: Tab out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) program.

Paint keyboard shortcuts

  • Ctrl + N: Create a new picture
  • Ctrl + O: Open an existing picture
  • Ctrl + S: Save changes to a picture
  • F12: Save the picture as a new file
  • Ctrl + P: Print a picture
  • Alt + F4: Close a picture and its Paint window
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo a change
  • Ctrl + Y: Redo a change
  • Ctrl + A: Select the entire picture
  • Ctrl + X: Cut a selection
  • Ctrl + C: Copy a selection to the Clipboard
  • Ctrl + V: Paste a selection from the Clipboard
  • Right Arrow: Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel
  • Left Arrow: Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel
  • Down Arrow: Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel
  • Up Arrow: Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel
  • Esc: Cancel a selection
  • Delete: Delete a selection
  • Ctrl + B: Bold selected text
  • Ctrl + +: Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
  • Ctrl + -: Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
  • Ctrl + I: Italicize selected text
  • Ctrl + U: Underline selected text
  • Ctrl + E: Open the Properties dialog box
  • Ctrl + W: Open the Resize and Skew dialog box
  • Ctrl + Page Up: Zoom in
  • Ctrl + Page Down: Zoom out
  • F11: View a picture in full-screen mode
  • Ctrl + R: Show or hide the ruler
  • Ctrl + G: Show or hide gridlines
  • F10 or Alt: Display keytips
  • Shift + F10: Show the current shortcut menu
  • F1: Open Paint Help

WordPad keyboard shortcuts

  • Ctrl + N: Create a new document
  • Ctrl + O: Open an 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 selected text
  • Ctrl + =: Make selected text subscript
  • Ctrl + Shift + =: Make selected text superscript
  • Ctrl + L: Align text left
  • Ctrl + E Align text center
  • Ctrl + R:: Align text right
  • Ctrl + J: Justify text
  • Ctrl + 1: Set single line spacing
  • Ctrl + 2: Set double line spacing
  • Ctrl + 5: Set line spacing to 1.5
  • Ctrl + Shift + >: Increase the font size
  • Ctrl + Shift + <: Decrease the font size
  • Ctrl + Shift + A: Change characters to all capitals
  • Ctrl + Shift + L: Change the bullet style
  • Ctrl + D: Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing
  • Ctrl + F: Find text in a document
  • F3: Find the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box
  • Ctrl + H: Replace text in a document
  • Ctrl + Left Arrow: Move the cursor one word to the left
  • Ctrl + Right Arrow: Move the cursor one word to the right
  • Ctrl + Up Arrow: Move the cursor to the line above
  • Ctrl + Down Arrow: Move the cursor to the line below
  • 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 the next word
  • F10: Display keytips
  • Shift + F10: Show the current shortcut menu
  • F1: Open WordPad Help

Calculator keyboard shortcuts

  • Alt + 1: Switch to Standard mode
  • Alt + 2: Switch to Scientific mode
  • Alt + 3: Switch to Programmer mode
  • Alt + 4: Switch to Statistics mode
  • Ctrl + E: Open date calculations
  • Ctrl + H: Turn calculation history on or off
  • Ctrl + U: Open unit conversion
  • Alt + C: Calculate or solve date calculations and worksheets
  • F1: Open Calculator Help
  • Ctrl + Q: Press the M- button
  • Ctrl + P: Press the M+ button
  • Ctrl + M: Press the MS button
  • Ctrl + R: Press the MR button
  • Ctrl + L: Press the MC button
  • %: Press the % button
  • F9: Press the +/’“ button
  • /: Press the / button
  • *: Press the * button
  • +: Press the + button
  • -: Press the ‘“ button
  • R: Press the 1/x— button
  • @: Press the square root button
  • 0-9: Press the number buttons (0-9)
  • =: Press the = button
  • .: Press the . (decimal point) button
  • Backspace: Press the backspace button
  • Esc: Press the C button
  • Del: Press the CE button
  • Ctrl + Shift + D: Clear the calculation history
  • F2: Edit the calculation history
  • Up Arrow key: Navigate up in the calculation history
  • Down Arrow key: Navigate down in the calculation history
  • Esc: Cancel editing the calculation history
  • Enter: Recalculate the calculation history after editing
  • F3: Select Degrees in Scientific mode
  • F4: Select Radians in Scientific mode
  • F5: Select Grads in Scientific mode
  • I: Press the Inv button in Scientific mode
  • D: Press the Mod button in Scientific mode
  • Ctrl + S: Press the sinh button in Scientific mode
  • Ctrl + O: Press the cosh button in Scientific mode
  • Ctrl + T: Press the tanh button in Scientific mode
  • (: Press the ( button in Scientific mode
  • ): Press the ) button in Scientific mode
  • N: Press the ln button in Scientific mode
  • ;: Press the Int button in Scientific mode
  • S: Press the sin button in Scientific mode
  • O: Press the cos button in Scientific mode
  • T: Press the tan button in Scientific mode
  • M: Press the dms button in Scientific mode
  • P: Press the pi button in Scientific mode
  • V: Press the F-E button in Scientific mode
  • X: Press the Exp button in Scientific mode
  • Q: Press the x^2 button in Scientific mode
  • Y: Press the x^y button in Scientific mode
  • #: Press the x^3 button in Scientific mode
  • L: Press the log button in Scientific mode
  • !: Press the n! button in Scientific mode
  • Ctrl + Y: Press the y√x button in Scientific mode
  • Ctrl + B: Press the 3√x button in Scientific mode
  • Ctrl + G: Press the 10x button in Scientific mode
  • F5: Select Hex in Programmer mode
  • F6: Select Dec in Programmer mode
  • F7: Select Oct in Programmer mode
  • F8: Select Bin in Programmer mode
  • F12: Select Qword in Programmer mode
  • F2: Select Dword in Programmer mode
  • F3: Select Word in Programmer mode
  • F4: Select Byte in Programmer mode
  • K: Press the RoR button in Programmer mode
  • J: Press the RoL button in Programmer mode
  • <: Press the Lsh button in Programmer mode
  • >: Press the Rsh button in Programmer mode
  • %: Press the Mod button in Programmer mode
  • (: Press the ( button in Programmer mode
  • ): Press the ) button in Programmer mode
  • |: Press the Or button in Programmer mode
  • ^: Press the Xor button in Programmer mode
  • ~: Press the Not button in Programmer mode
  • &: Press the And button in Programmer mode
  • A-F: Press the A-F buttons in Programmer mode
  • Spacebar: Toggles the bit value in Programmer mode
  • A: Press the Average button in Statistics mode
  • Ctrl + A: Press the Average Sq button in Statistics mode
  • S: Press the Sum button in Statistics mode
  • Ctrl + S: Press the Sum Sq button in Statistics mode
  • T: Press the S.D. button in Statistics mode
  • Ctrl + T: Press the Inv S.D. button in Statistics mode
  • D: Press the CAD button in Statistics mode

Windows Journal keyboard shortcuts

  • Ctrl + N: Start a new note
  • Ctrl + O: Open a recently used note
  • Ctrl + S: Save changes to a note
  • Ctrl + Shift + V: Move a note to a specific folder
  • Ctrl + P: Print a note
  • Alt + F4: Close a note and its Journal window
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo a change
  • Ctrl + Y: Redo a change
  • Ctrl + A: Select all items on a page
  • Ctrl + X: Cut a selection
  • Ctrl + C: Copy a selection to the Clipboard
  • Ctrl + V: Paste a selection from the Clipboard
  • Esc: Cancel a selection
  • Delete: Delete a selection
  • Ctrl + F: Start a basic find
  • Ctrl + G: Go to a page
  • F5: Refresh find results
  • F5: Refresh the note list
  • F6: Toggle between a note list and a note
  • Ctrl + Shift + C: Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list
  • F11: View a note in full-screen mode
  • F1: Open Journal Help

Windows Help viewer keyboard shortcuts

  • Alt + C: Display the Table of Contents
  • Alt + N: Display the Connection Settings menu
  • F10: Display the Options menu
  • Alt + Left Arrow: Move back to the previously viewed topic
  • Alt + Right Arrow: Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topic
  • Alt + A: Display the customer support page
  • Alt + Home: Display the Help and Support home page
  • Home: Move to the beginning of a topic
  • End: Move to the end of a topic
  • Ctrl + F: Search the current topic
  • Ctrl + P: Print a topic
  • F3: Move the cursor to the search box

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Steve is a renaissance kid when it comes to technology. He spends his time in the security stack.