Uncommon Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts

Some of the more uncommon shortcuts that I use when navigating Windows XP,

  1. Alt + Enter [Display properties for the selected item]
  2. Alt + Esc [Cycle through items]
  3. Alt + Spacebar [System menu for active window]
  4. Alt + F4 [Close active window]
  5. Shift + Del [Delete item permanently (without putting in RecycleBin)]
  6. Pressing Ctrl while drag&drop copies the item instead of moving it.
  7. Ctrl + Shift + Esc [Processes tab of the Windows Task Manager]
  8. Win + L [Lock Desktop]
  9. Win + M (or) Win + D [Minimize all windows]
  10. Win + E [Windows Explorer]

Top 10 Replies By Programmers When Their Code Doesn’t Work

(This is been around for a while, but is funny nonetheless. Credit goes to the original poster.)

Top 10 replies by programmers when their code doesn’t work…

  • 10. “That’s weird… it’s never done that before.”
  • 9. “It was working fine yesterday.”
  • 8. “There is something wrong with your machine.”
  • 7. “There is something wrong with your data.”
  • 6. “It works, but it hasn’t been tested thoroughly.”
  • 5. “Do you have the latest version?”
  • 4. “Somebody must have changed my code.”
  • 3. “Why do you want to do it that way?”
  • 2. “I thought I fixed that.”

And the classic…

  • 1. “It works on my machine.”

Intellisense for QueryAnalyzer

Check this out! Microsoft should have done this way earlier. No more fumbling with table and column names!