Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Top 10 keyboard shortcuts Using keyboard shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity, reduce repetitive strain, and help keep you focused. For example, highlighting text with the keyboard and pressing Ctrl + C is much faster than taking your hand from the keyboard, highlighting the text using the mouse, clicking copy from the file menu, and then putting your hand back in place on the keyboard. Below are our top 10 keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use.

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert

Copy the highlighted text or selected item.

Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert

Paste the text or object that’s in the clipboard.

Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y

Undo any change. For example, if you cut text, pressing this will undo it. This can also often be pressed multiple times to undo multiple changes. Pressing Ctrl + Y would redo the undo.

Ctrl + F

Open the Find in any program. This includes your Internet browser to find text on the current page.

Alt + Tab or Alt + Esc

Quickly switch between open programs moving forward.

Tip: Press Ctrl + Tab to switch between tabs in a program.

Tip: Adding the Shift key to Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Tab will move backwards. For example, if you are pressing Alt + Tab and pass the program you want to switch to, press Alt + Shift + Tab to move backwards to that program.

Tip: Windows Vista and 7 users can also press the Windows Key + Tab to switch through open programs in a full screenshot of the Window.

Ctrl + Back space and Ctrl + Left or Right arrow

Pressing Ctrl + Backspace will delete a full word at a time instead of a single character.

Holding down the Ctrl key while pressing the left or right arrow will move the cursor one word at a time instead of one character at a time. If you wanted to highlight one word at a time you can hold down Ctrl + Shift and then press the left or right arrow key to move one word at a time in that direction while highlighting each word.

Ctrl + S

While working on a document or other file in almost every program pressing Ctrl + S will save that file. This shortcut key should be used frequently anytime you’re working on anything important.

Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End

Move the cursor to the beginning or end of a document.

Ctrl + P

Print the page being viewed. For example, the document in Microsoft Word or the web page in your Internet browser.

Page Up, Space bar, and Page Down

Pressing either the page up or page down key will move that page one page at a time in that direction. When browsing the Internet pressing the space bar will also move the page down one page at a time. If you press Shift and the Space bar the page will go up a page at a time.

Tip: If you are using the space bar to go down one page at a time press the Shift key and space bar to go up one page at a time.

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Life is an Echo of our Thoughts!

A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

Curious, he yells: “Who are you?” He receives the answer: “Who are you?”; And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!”;The voice answers: “I admire you!”

Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!”. He receives the answer: “Coward!”. He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?”. The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.” Again the man screams: “You are a champion!”. The voice answers: “You are a champion!”.

The boy is surprised, but does not understand. Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life. Life will give you back everything you have given to it.”

Your life is not a coincidence. It’s a reflection of you!– Unknown Author

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Ramadan and the ‘Misri Fanous’

Among the unique aspects of Ramadan in Egypt is the lantern that decorates most of the Egyptian streets during this season known as the Ramadan lantern or fanous, which is the Greek word for light.

The Fatimids, who ruled Egypt more than a thousand years ago, had issued a law requiring shop and house owners to clean the streets in front of their property and hang a lantern on their doors all night. Women were not allowed to leave their houses at night unless accompanied by a boy carrying a lantern. This led to a boom in the lantern business and deepen its attachment to the Egyptian culture.

Egyptians are said to have first used the lantern in 358 Hijri (24 July 968) when the Fatimid Caliph al- Mo’ez entered Cairo at night and Egyptians carried torches and candles as they went out to welcome him, it was 5th of Ramadan. In order to shield the candles from the wind, some of them placed the candles on a wooden platform and wrapped the platform with palm fronds and leather making a lantern. Which explains the link between the ‘Fanous‘ and ‘Ramadan‘.

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Nourishment of the body and soul

A Masjid goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to Masjid. “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 Lectures. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them.

So, I think I’m wasting my time and the Imams are wasting theirs by giving Lectures at all.”

Then someone wrote this clincher.

“I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work.

If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to Masjid for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”

When you are DOWN to nothing…. Allah is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!

Thank Allah for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment.

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