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Caladoral
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:05 AM
What the hell does "break" do? :confused:

TF Chipmunk
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:27 AM
or "Page Up" and "Page Down" and Num Lock (why would you ever want to press that :rolleyes: )

Martian Stacey
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:44 AM
Insert :p I'm always bumping it by mistake and then if i go back and put some more text in somewhere my other stuff gets overridden :(

Also i only use a couple of the 'F' keys ;)

Martian Stacey
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:44 AM
or "Page Up" and "Page Down" and Num Lock (why would you ever want to press that :rolleyes: )
i use page up and page down :shrug:

AjdeNate!
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:54 AM
I use page up/down. I hardly ever use the power button.

TF Chipmunk
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:55 AM
How do you use page up and page down then :o

Martian Stacey
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:58 AM
How do you use page up and page down then :o
they work similar to a scroll on your mouse, when you're viewing a long page you can use them to move the page up or down.

AjdeNate!
Apr 28th, 2006, 06:00 AM
How do you use page up and page down then :o
Rather than scrolling while reading, I hit page down and it just jumps down so I can keep reading. Sometimes the scrolling gets my eyes buggy - specially at work for 12 hours at a shot.

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2006, 06:21 AM
with the except of some laptops, where they double as volume, brightness and cd/dvd controls, the F1-F99 are USELESS!!!!!

fnuf7
Apr 28th, 2006, 06:26 AM
Yeah I use page up and page down, just cos I'm lazy and can't be bothered to manually scroll down and up ;) I've got a button which has two words on it, 'Insert' and 'Pause'...never used it...

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2006, 06:31 AM
What the hell does "break" do? :confused:
break used to have a function in the olden days there were two keys one to "enter" something and one for a pagebreak, this second key used to be called "break" or "return" the enter key does both jobs and the break key is now useless

rebel_ffighter
Apr 28th, 2006, 06:58 AM
the "break" key
I have some for webpages and stuff which I have never used

fifiricci
Apr 28th, 2006, 08:42 AM
What the Fk is the Fn button for? ;)

Rohin.
Apr 28th, 2006, 08:49 AM
break key could be the pause key.. and who ever said the F keys where useless :rolleyes: they are not used by the everyday user but they are importaint for people who work with computers etc...

LostGlory
Apr 28th, 2006, 08:57 AM
Alot of the keys that you dont use in Windows you use in Dos....so there they all have a reason for being there.....

marmite1
Apr 28th, 2006, 10:22 AM
Hash

controlfreak
Apr 28th, 2006, 11:13 AM
I've used the "Break" key before. I then spent two hours looking for the "Fix" key, until I just gave up and rebooted.

gentenaire
Apr 28th, 2006, 11:30 AM
I use the F keys all the time, they're not useless.

Martian Willow
Apr 28th, 2006, 11:50 AM
. :shrug:

LefandePatty
Apr 28th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Scroll Lock, Prt Scr, Pause Break

marmite1
Apr 28th, 2006, 12:32 PM
. :shrug:

i use that for negation in logic :)

Prizeidiot
Apr 28th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Scroll Lock... what is it meant to do?

And also the number keys on the right hand side of the keyboard. Unless you have a second person playing a game or something, I don't see the point.

bailey
Apr 28th, 2006, 01:34 PM
Scroll Lock... what is it meant to do?

And also the number keys on the right hand side of the keyboard. Unless you have a second person playing a game or something, I don't see the point.

I agree with Scroll Lock... No idea what this is about

I disagree with the number keys on the right side. I use them all the time working with excel.

It took me ages until I found out how the "print screen"-button works.

I never use the two (!) buttons with the windows-icon on them on the left and the right side of the space shift (or however it's called).

I don't really use "Alt Gr" ? what is this one for?


And what is the sense of this button called "enter"? Never used that... (ok, just kidding)

Pureracket
Apr 28th, 2006, 01:55 PM
I've used the "Break" key before. I then spent two hours looking for the "Fix" key, until I just gave up and rebooted.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Maryamator
Apr 28th, 2006, 01:56 PM
end

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2006, 02:20 PM
end
end takes to the end of what ever you are working on, like say you are on a website and need to get to the very bottom, like say to get the contact info or something..., well pressing the end button will get you there without having to do all the scrolling.

azmad_88
Apr 28th, 2006, 02:21 PM
Scroll Lock and Pause Break for sure!

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2006, 02:23 PM
by the way, does anyone else's computer have a "Hippie" key? :lol: :rolls:

smiler
Apr 28th, 2006, 02:25 PM
The keys that are useless on MY keyboard (as in I never use them) are:

Fn
Esc
all of the F kyes
SysRq :shrug:
Pause/Break
Ins
Alt Gr
CRT/LCD

Martian KC
Apr 28th, 2006, 02:45 PM
My ESC does not work.:o

Hurricane Lily
Apr 28th, 2006, 02:55 PM
my useless keys...
F
U
C
K

I tried using it so many times and nothing happens! :o

SzavayFi
Apr 28th, 2006, 03:08 PM
This Fn key. Never pushed it............scared to :scared:

bw2082
Apr 28th, 2006, 03:16 PM
or "Page Up" and "Page Down" and Num Lock (why would you ever want to press that :rolleyes: )

some computers have the number pad disabled at s tartup so you have to press num lock to turn it on.

I can't live without the number pad

polishprodigy
Apr 28th, 2006, 03:27 PM
I use num lock, because if it's off, you can't use the numbers on the right side of the keyboard ;)

Haute
Apr 28th, 2006, 04:58 PM
I've always wondered, what are ` and ~ for?

Pengwin
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:03 PM
F2, F3, F4, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11 and F12 (why the fuck are there so many)

Pause/Break (don't even know what it is)
Ins
The Windows buton
The thing betwen alt-gr and ctrl which looks like a mouse cursor on a chest of drawers

Lachrymarum
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:04 PM
thespacebar
:p(yesi'minasillymood)

leeber
Apr 28th, 2006, 05:15 PM
The directional keys seem redundant with the mouse.. :o

Tennisballova
Apr 28th, 2006, 07:00 PM
All the F keys. I think they date back to the Word Perfect 2.0 era...

pla
Apr 28th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Without the Fs, I am lost ;)

The only one I don't use, never, ever is thw "windows" key.. :o

gentenaire
Apr 28th, 2006, 07:08 PM
All the F keys. I think they date back to the Word Perfect 2.0 era...

I use them a lot in Autocad and in our regular Word for Windows too.

pla
Apr 28th, 2006, 07:25 PM
The F keys are Function keys that are used in a lot of applications and OSs

controlfreak
Apr 28th, 2006, 07:36 PM
The Scroll Lock key is one of the oldest on the computer keyboard - it dates back to mediaeval times. After the druids had printed out all their scrolls, they would press this button to lock them and prevent them from prying eyes (kind of like password protecting).

selyoink
Apr 28th, 2006, 07:47 PM
I've always wondered, what are ` and ~ for?

Yeah those symbols mystify me as well. As do:

| and \

The only possible use I can find for \ is making a fake V using the other slash button: \/

~CANUCK~
Apr 28th, 2006, 07:50 PM
I use my Fn key, at least on my laptop I can push it to get symbols like * /. I can also use it to bring up stuff like how much battery power i have left and whatnot.

Giuliano
Apr 28th, 2006, 08:07 PM
I've always wondered, what are ` and ~ for?
They can be used to write in other languages. If you want to write French and have to type , or Portuguese or Spanish and you need to type or , these symbols are useful.

Pengwin
Apr 28th, 2006, 08:11 PM
They can be used to write in other languages. If you want to write French and have to type , or Portuguese or Spanish and you need to type or , these symbols are useful.

I just leave them out and write them in in pencil afterwards :p

Can you tell me how to do grave accents without using alt-combos? :wavey:

pla
Apr 28th, 2006, 08:15 PM
Yeah those symbols mystify me as well. As do:

| and \

The only possible use I can find for \ is making a fake V using the other slash button: \/

:D The "|" is called pipe and is used by programmers and admins in computers. The second one is backslash, used in Unix systems and programming as a "special sign". In Dos/Windows it's the carracter for directories' path.

Phew it's difficult to explain ;)

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2006, 08:26 PM
my useless keys...
F
U
C
K

I tried using it so many times and nothing happens! :o
LOL :rolls: :rolls:

let me try f-u-c-k nope there are not hot single big-breasted lesbians trying to have their way with my fragile person.

Giuliano
Apr 28th, 2006, 08:27 PM
']I just leave them out and write them in in pencil afterwards :p

Can you tell me how to do grave accents without using alt-combos? :wavey:
If you don't have a French keyboard, I'm not sure that it's possible (on German keyboards, you have to type shift+ another key with the accents, and then the letter on which you want to put the accent, though).

Martian Willow
Apr 28th, 2006, 09:32 PM
I guess people who've never used the F keys have never needed to start Windows in Safe Mode, or edit their BIOS. :)

Haute
Apr 28th, 2006, 10:29 PM
They can be used to write in other languages. If you want to write French and have to type , or Portuguese or Spanish and you need to type or , these symbols are useful.

How exactly does that put the accent or tielde on the letters? :confused: Why would there be the need for 'alt' codes for those symbols then? :shrug:

RatedR Superstar
Apr 29th, 2006, 03:29 AM
i use this key all the time :lol:

http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/3070/usefulnewbutton1mo.jpg

Caladoral
Apr 29th, 2006, 03:39 AM
i use this key all the time :lol:

http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/3070/usefulnewbutton1mo.jpg


Nice =)

And just wondering, wth is the thingy that has like a window's symbol. :confused:

Prizeidiot
Apr 29th, 2006, 04:10 AM
Nice =)

And just wondering, wth is the thingy that has like a window's symbol. :confused:
Well, that thing is pretty much the same as clicking "start" at the bottom left hand corner

Caladoral
Apr 29th, 2006, 05:53 AM
Well, that thing is pretty much the same as clicking "start" at the bottom left hand corner


The point in that is......

O and, What in the world is "[ with Enter under it" for.