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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    This isn't exactly on topic here but it is a useful hint for older folks (myself included).

    If your eyesight is less than perfect, it's sometimes easy to lose the pointer on the screen, especially so if the image on the screen is very complex. The description here...

    https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/findi...r-windows-8-1/

    will show you how to arrange things so that simply pressing the Ctrl key will cause a series of diminishing circles to appear on the screen and collapse onto the pointer location. The apparent motion of these circles is quickly noticed by the eye (evolution has made us very sensitive to things moving in our vision field) and the eye is automatically drawn to the cursor location.
    I do that..... now, might you have a keystroke to locate my glasses? So I can see those and distinguish from the OTHER diminishing circles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    I do that..... now, might you have a keystroke to locate my glasses?
    Sure thing...Just get one of these...

    https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Loca...eglass+locator

    and attach one of the tags to your glasses. Voila your problem has been refocussed to a new issue - finding the remote for this device.

    I suggested to a friend that he attach his oft-lost glasses to one of those neck chains. He complained that he would forget that they were hanging around his neck. My reply: Make the neck chain out of barbed wire!
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    Doesn't seam to work for windows 7 I've found that I do better not wearing my reading glasses when on the computer so hardly ever wear them any more can't seam to get my point across to the eye doctors that I want my reading glasses to have a focal point at 30 to 48 " from the screen so about 10 years ago I just quit going to them my eyes have thanked me for it
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    Innocent thread about forum enhancements, then fun stuff like shortcuts and keyboards crept in and poof, my favorite stab at QA!
    Dilbert, 1995:
    the company rolls out new Quality Assurance Program, The Big "Q"
    Forum improvements?-big-q.jpg
    Naturally, Assurance is too late for Control....
    Forum improvements?-no-q.jpg
    Click on the pic, don't squint to read it, squint from laughter.
    Scott Adams, some kind of brilliant!
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    One must always remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/findi...r-windows-8-1/

    will show you how to arrange things so that simply pressing the Ctrl key will cause a series of diminishing circles to appear on the screen and collapse onto the pointer location. The apparent motion of these circles is quickly noticed by the eye (evolution has made us very sensitive to things moving in our vision field) and the eye is automatically drawn to the cursor location.
    Good one. Also the keyboard command for increasing/reducing the size of everything on your screen. This is usually a combination of two keys and the plus sign or minus sign. I use that one every day. Some webpages are just too small or too large to read comfortably.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_...oard_shortcuts

    Dilbert's creator Scott Adams has made quite a name for himself with his blog: Scott Adams' Blog . In addition to being a cartoonist, he's also a computer programmer, a Berkeley MBA, and an influential writer on topics like critical thinking and persuasion.

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    In Firefox, simply holding down the Ctrl key and rolling the scroll wheel will increase/decrease the font size on the page.
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    I know you guys have pretty much stayed away from merchandising inthis site with the exception of the plans and classified ads but I for one would like to see a HMT.net product line with coffee mug caps key fobs ink pens pocket knives, the ones use box cutter blades and fold up to 2 /12 inches long,"T shirts although printed differently than the Tool of the week "T" shirt to keep that on especial. Maybe even jackets on special order.
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    But items such as these make great gifts.
    Whenever I'm out and about wearing my HMT net "T" shirt I am always asked about the site which usually turns into lengthy conversation about making their own tools the URL is always written down for them. I shrill for this site almost on a daily basis
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