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Fedora GNOME 3 show desktop keyboard shortcut.

June 26th, 2011 13 comments

The Ctrl-Alt-D keyboard shortcut to show the desktop no longer works by default in Fedora 15’s GNOME shell. This can be very frustrating if you have many windows open and need to get to the desktop quickly.

Let’s fix it. Click your username in the top right of the screen and select System Settings.

Gnome3 -> System Settings

Under  Hardware click Keyboard.

Gnome3 -> System Settings

Switch to the Shortcuts tab, and click Navigation in the left column. Scroll down and select Hide all normal windows which has a default value of Disabled.

Gnome 3 -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Navigation

Set the shortcut to whatever you want.

Google Gmail tip – Keyboard Shortcuts

May 18th, 2011 No comments

Spotted this tweet today: “Never forget a keyboard shortcut again! Type “?” in Gmail to see a full list of shortcuts: http://goo.gl/VJCVE #tuesdaytip

Indeed, if you have Keyboard Shortcuts enabled in your Gmail Settings page, typing “?” will produce a neat looking reference guide with the shortcuts available to you.

Click the image below for the full view.

Google Gmail Keyboard Shortcurts

Categories: All, Technology

Quick keyboard shortcut tip for the EURO € symbol.

August 27th, 2010 31 comments

I see that many people are still not aware of the various ways to insert a euro € symbol into their various e-mails, blog posts, IMs etc. and so I’m hoping that these tips will help somebody out there. If you are one of those people, read on!

As I constantly have two operating systems running at the same time, mainly Fedora Core 13 and Windows XP, the way that I have found works nicely in both is quite simply to hold down the Alt key which is to the right of the spacebar, then hit 4 which is typically also where the dollar $ symbol is on my keyboards.

If you are on Windows however and the above tip does not work for you for some reason, try the next one. Again, hold down the Alt key which is to the right of your keyboard and then on your numeric keypad, type 0128 and then release your Alt key.

Let me know if this works for you.