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Temporarily stuck with Notepad, I'd like to know if there is any better or quicker way of selecting from here to the end of the file than moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen and then vigorously from side to side (which is more exercise than I expect to get at a computer).

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Did you try the "End" button and "Ctrl"+"End"? –  David Jun 1 '11 at 11:56
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Place the cursor at the start of your selection then:

Ctrl + Shift + End

To select to the end of notepad.

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Thanks, Phydaux. It would never have entered my head to try that. –  Brian Hooper Jun 1 '11 at 12:06
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@Brian Hooper, no problem. It's a fairly ubiquitous keyboard short cut. Ctrl + Shift + Home will take you to the start too. –  Chris Kent Jun 1 '11 at 12:15
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To elaborate, End alone means go to the end of the line, Ctrl+End means go to the end of the line. Adding Shift to the mix selects along the way (as it would with just Shift and arrow keys or even the mouse) –  3Doubloons Jun 1 '11 at 13:31
    
@Alex I think you mean "file" in your second sentence ;) @Brian it works with other combinations of Ctrl and Shift, too. Ctrl+Right will move along words, for example. Holding Shift while making movements will select the text that you are moving over. Ctrl+Shift+Right will select a word at a time. Shift+PgDown will select from the current cursor position down a page. Play around with it. –  Corey Jun 1 '11 at 16:36
    
@Corey: Maybe ;) –  3Doubloons Jun 1 '11 at 17:41
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