Originally Posted by Ferrari8608
Windows has plenty of keyboard shortcuts and even launcher-like functionality. on Windows 7 you can just hit the Windows key on the keyboard and the start menu opens with the cursor already in the search bar. Type a bit, hit enter, and your application loads up. Windows search is a bit slower IMO, but it works pretty much the same.
Really, I've yet to figure out how to implement Aero Snap hotkey functionality in Linux. That's something which really grew on me. You see in Windows you can use Win+arrow to move your windows around, minimize, maximize left or right, and fullscreen them. There are similar key bindings for Enlightenment which I've played with, but it just isn't as fluid.
I didn't realize windows had all of that keyboard functionality. I have some questions:
Can you perform command line actions with that launcher-like functionality?
How do you close any program with a hot-key (e.g. cmd + Q in OSX or Linux)?
Can you Alt-Tab through your application list and hit Q to close your apps?
Speaking of Alt-Tab, is there an Alt-` that works similarly which will allow me to cycle through windows of an open app?
What's the hot-key to pull up a program's Preferences window?
What's the hotkey for "Help" where you type the menu item you're looking for and it points you to the button?
How do you select an item in your taskbar (near the clock) using the keyboard?
Why can't I Ctrl + C or Ctrl + V to copy/paste in the command line?
Why can't I remap Ctrl to my Alt button, because really - who makes a most-commonly-used button accessible by the edge of your hand when it could have been a button right under your thumb?
What's the hotkey for show the desktop, and can I press it again to put my windows back where they were?
What's the hotkey for virtual desktops?
Is there a combination of + backspace that will delete one entire line?
Is there a shortcut to maximize/unmaximize windows, or can you create one?
What shortcut is there that will take a screenshot and save it to a file on my desktop rather than silently copy it to my clipboard and make me open Paint, paste it, and then save it?
I'm sure there actually are answers to some of those, but I haven't personally seen this type of functionality to justify calling windows a "keyboard-centric" operating system. Excuse my shot at sarcasm in my questions
The lack of Ctrl + C/V in the command line is absolutely mind-boggling - it hasn't budged an inch since the 80's!