Keyboard Shortcuts – Your Friend

 

Keyboard Shortcuts

KeyboardKeyboard shortcuts can help you to increase your productivity and do some things much more easily than you can with the mouse.  The problem is that many people do not realize that there are keyboard shortcuts available.  They are easy to use if you know what you are looking at. There are simple two key commands and three and four key commands to help you be more productive.  All of them work on Windows 7 and many of them work on other versions of windows.

If you look at your keyboard you will see the windows key on the bottom row.  It is usually the windows logo with a circle around it.

Here are some of the keyboard shortcuts that I use the most.

Windows Productivity

  •   Win (Display or hide the Start menu)
  •   Win+D (Display the desktop)
  •   Win+M (Minimize all of the windows)
  •   Win+Shift+M (Restore the minimized windows)
  •   Win+E (Open  My Computer)
  •   Win+F (Search for a file or a folder)
  •   CTRL+Win+F (Search for computers only works if you are in a domain)
  •   Win+F1 (Display Windows Help)
  •   Win+ L (Lock the keyboard)
  •   Win+R (Open the Run dialog box)
  •   Win+U (Open Utility Manager)
  •   Win + Pause/Break (Display System Properties Window)
  •   Win + Tab (Cycle Through Open Windows)

General Shortcuts

  •   Shift + Arrow  (Highlight Text)
  •   CTRL+A (Highlight all text in active window)
  •   CTRL+C (Copy)
  •   CTRL+X (Cut)
  •   CTRL+V (Paste)
  •   CTRL+Z (Undo)
  •   CTRL+B (Bold Highlighted Text)
  •   CTRL+U (Underline Highlighted Text)

Internet Explorer Navigation

 

  •   CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
  •   CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
  •   CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
  •   CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
  •   CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
  •   CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
  •   CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
  •   CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
  •   CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
  •   CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
  •   CTRL+W (Close the current window)

Here’s To You – An Interview With Matheiu Nevitt of DORYDRIVE

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“Make sure you are following your heart and not a dream!”

Matheiu Nevitt fronted alt – rock band , DORYDRIVE , burst onto the scene just four short years ago and has already toured with some of the biggest names in rock, from Pop Evil, Candlebox, Adelita’s Way, James Durbin and Sevendust to Alice Cooper, Hinder and Iron Maiden, gaining more and more fans across the US with each show.

The band consists of Mathieu Nevitt (formerly of Echovalve), drummer Joey Zak, guitarist Tom’e LaBrosse, guitarist Henry Koller and bass player Nicholas Mendini (formerly of Marashino). DORYDRIVE, although the name may still be unfamiliar to many, is rapidly gaining a strong following with it’s eclectic sound, ranging from rock ballads to country infused tracks and pop rock songs, all fan favorites destined for radio play.

Matheiu took the time before DoryDrive’s 2014 Spring US tour in support of their Sophomore album, Here’s To You for an interview to talk with us about everything from his top 5 influential albums, artists he would love to work with on a song, and advice for musicians to his favorite cafe, being inspired by his father, why he prefers Chai Tea over coffee and the origin of the band name.

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1.) How did you guys form DORYDRIVE and where did the band name come from? We spawned from two separate touring bands. It was obvious we had the chemistry to make something special, so we took a leap of faith and headed to Nashville to start recording our project that soon later we named Dorydrive. Dory Drive was the name of the street the studio we had been recording in Nashville, TN resided. We felt it just to aptly name the band DORYDRIVE in honor of where everything began!

2.) What are the top 5 most influential albums for you?

Tough one for sure!

*Pearl Jam Ten

*Van Halen For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge 

*Motley Crue DR FeelGood

*Rush Hemispheres

*Miles Davis Bitches Brew Sessions  

3.) You guys just released your sophomore album, “Here’s To You” in February. What has the reception been like so far? We have had a very positive response to the album with online sales, retail, and at our live shows! We cannot wait to hit the road again this week to introduce Dorydrive to new markets and to follow the success of our single!

4.) What’s your advice for aspiring musicians/singers? Make sure you are following your heart and not a dream!

5.) If you could work with any artist, dead or alive on a song , who would it be and why? I have always dreamed of recording a duet with Sarah McLaughlin! She has the most amazing voice in my opinion, and I would jump at the opportunity.

6.) Do you like coffee and if so what kind do you prefer? I am a tea drinker! Chai Tea is my absolute favorite! When I am on the road I stick to whatever is not caffeinated. Caffeine is not good on the vocal chords!

7.) Do you have a favorite cafe? Yes ! It’s called Papa Nevi’s Kitchenette! It’s a private mobile cafe and diner! Never closes!   8.) What was the songwriting process like for “Here’s To You”? The idea started manifesting in my head after hearing a swampy riff from my guitar player! It sparked fun lyrics that I immediately started rambling off at a sound check one afternoon. Soon after we started messing around with some generic arrangements on garage band. When we finally got to the studio we ended up scratching the swampy riff but continuing on with the subject matter. After cases of coors and a couple bottles of Jack we stumbled upon Here’s to You! Our single is the perfect representation of pop, rock, and country! That is what we believe is the makeup of Dorydrive.

9.) What’s your favorite song to play live? I love to perform Radiate! It is always a crowd pleaser, and truly has the integrity to capture any listener!

10.) If DORYDRIVE could tour with anyone , who would it be? Right now I think touring with  Daughtry, Imagine Dragons, or Fall out Boy would be great for the band! Personally if we could get away with it, I would love to tour with Alter Bridge! Myles Kennedy is god!! I could learn so much!

11.) We know that everyone in the band has different influences musically. Who has been your biggest inspiration throughout the years? My father growing up for sure.  Whatever he listened to I followed suit! He is an incredible guitarists and would would watch him play for hours.

12.) What’s next for DORYDRIVE? We have to own 2014 in our own way! We are waiting on some huge opportunities to fall on our plate. I hope to release a couple more singles off of the album, and continue touring this great nation!

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For more info on Matheiu & DORYDRIVE, check out:

WEBSITE: www.dorydrive.com

TWITTER: @DoryDrive

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/dorydrivemusic

*Photos courtesy of New Ocean Media / Doug Weber.

You can purchase their album HERES TO YOU here:

Caramel Coffee Recipe

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Caramel Coffee Recipe

Ingredients

6 Tbsp. ground Bit O Java Coffee
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
4-1/2 cups cold water
3/4 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
2 Tbsp. chopped chocolate-covered toffee bar
Directions
PLACE coffee in filter in brew basket of coffee maker.
POUR caramel topping into empty pot of coffee maker. Prepare coffee with cold water. When brewing is complete, stir until well blended.

SERVE topped with COOL WHIP and toffee.

Concert Review : ZZ Ward @ A & R Music Bar in Columbus, OH 3/25/14

“Let’s make Tuesday feel like Saturday night!”

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ZZ Ward, an 27 year old Oregon native signed to Hollywood Records with a Blues & Hip Hop infused style, started taking music seriously as a tween, is inspired by a wide variety or artists such as Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Muddy Watters, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Petty, Jack White, Tina Turner and The Black Keys. She’s rapidly making a name for herself, recording with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, The Omy’s and Freddie Gibbs, playing SXSW this year for the 3rd time and getting ready to play Coachella this month , as well as Bonaroo and 3 shows with legendary blues artist Eric Clapton.

ZZ hit the stage for a sold out show at the A and R Music Bar in Columbus Ohio March 25th, following performances by Grizfolk and The Omy’s to not only take the crowd of excited fans through a whirlwind of emotions from heartbreak to happiness, but most importantly keep them dancing and make “Tuesday night feel like Saturday”.

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The energy in the room was contagious.

Running onstage in bright red leather pants, a fringed leather jacket & her signature black fedora,band in tow, ZZ Ward kicked the set off with the infectious , bluesy track Put The Gun Down and ended with the pop infused Blue Eyes Blind , both off of her debut album Til The Casket Drops.

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Crowd favorites throughout the night were the Adele reminiscent piano filled pop track “365 Days” , “Charlie Ain’t Home”,a bluesy, snappy acoustic number about a girl who has another man over because she’s sick of waiting for Charlie to come home. “Move Like U Stole It”, the song about hooking up with a nerdy guy in the back of his cherry Cadillac & “Last Love Song”, an vulnerable, heart breaking acoustic ballad about finally letting go of the person you once loved that everyone in the packed bar could relate to.

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SETLIST:

Put the Gun Down

Til the Casket Drops

Cinnamon Stix

Got It Bad

365 Days

Charlie Ain’t Home

Lil’ Darlin’

Hold On

We’re Going Home

Last Love Song

Everybody Wants to Be Famous

If I Could Be Her

Cryin’ Wolf

Criminal

Move Like U Stole It

Encore: Blue Eyes Blind.

OPENING BANDS: Grizfolk , The OMy’s
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TOUR DATES:

4/08 Assembly-Sacramento,CA

4/09 Strummer’s- Fresno,CA

4/11 Coachella-Indio, CA

4/18 Coachella-Indio,CA

4/30 Mudd Island Amphitheatre-Memphis,TN *Supporting Eric Clapton*

5/02 Oak Mountain Ampitheatre- Birmingham,AL*Supporting Eric Clapton*

5/03 Chastain Park Ampitheatre- Atlanta,GA*Supporting Eric Clapton*

5/04 Big Guava Music Festival-Tampa,FL

6/12 – 15 Bonnaroo-Manchester,TN

6/27 Summerfest, Milwalkee,WI

7/11 Bunbury Festival-Cincinnati,OH

7/12 The Hudson Project Music & Arts Festival

8/01 Red Rock Amphitheatre- Morris,CO*Supporting Amos Lee*

8/17 Trails West Festival- St. Joseph, MO

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FOR MORE INFO ON ZZ WARD :

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZZWard

Twitter: @ZZWard

Website: zzward.com

Tumblr: zzward.tumblr.com

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/ZZWardVEVO

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*Special thanks to Heather Davis @ Hollywood Records for getting us passes & Victor Lentini @ Hollywood Records for his assistance in getting me right next to the stage.

*Photos ©Jessica Howell

You can purchase ZZ’s Debut full album, Til The Casket Drops here:

Chocolate-Coffee Bean Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Chocolate-Coffee Bean Ice Cream Cake Recipe
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Ingredients
1-3/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 28 wafers)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 quarts coffee ice cream, softened
1/3 cup chocolate-covered Bit O Java coffee beans, finely chopped
2-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate curls and additional chocolate-covered coffee beansDirections
In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Freeze for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine ice cream and coffee beans; spoon over crust. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners’ sugar, cocoa and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over ice cream. (Pan will be full.)
Cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with chocolate curls and coffee beans. Yield: 12 servings.