Saturday, October 4, 2008

Shortcuts using Windows key

(1) Windows Key + d —> Desktop (A good function that can make your desktop appear
by minimizing all the open windows)
(2) Windows key + e —> Opens My Computer (To check your storage devices etc.)
(3) Windows key + f —> Opens Search window (To search files and folders)
(4) Windows key + l —> Lock your computer or switch between users (Use it if you
are going away for sometime or want other user to use the PC)
(5) Windows key + m —> Minimizes all the open windows and brings desktop
(6) Windows key + r —> Run a command from the Run dialog box
(7) Windows Key, u –> Shutdown
(8) Windows key, h –> Help and Support
(9) Windows key, c –> Reaching Search menu or other programs starting with C in
the Start menu (example Creative Mediasource Go)
(10) Windows key, s –> Reaching Settings menu
(11) Windows key, d –> Reaching Documents menu or programs starting with D in the Start menu
ALT- F4 - Quit a program / Shut down
ALT-TAB - Hold down the ALT key and hit tab to cycle through open windows.
CTL-ESCAPE - Display the Start menu
SHIFT - TAB - tab backwards through a form
CTRL - X - Cut
CTRL - C - Copy
CTRL - V - PasteF1 - Help menu
CTRL - Z - Undo
SHIFT & Restart - To restart just windows and not your whole computer, hold down the shift key when you click the OK button on the shutdown screen. Saves lots of time. (Not for XP)CRTL-TAB - Navigate tabs on a tabbed screen
Hold SHIFT while inserting a CD - Prevents the CD from "autorunning"
If an item is selected:
CTRL while dragging a file - Copies the file
CTRL - SHIFT while dragging a file - Creates a shortcut to the file
SHIFT - DELETE - Deletes an item without sending it to the recycle bin.
ALT-ENTER - Display a file's properties.
F2 - To rename the file
In Windows Explorer:
LEFT ARROW - Collapse the current selection if it is expanded
NUM LOCK-MINUS SIGN (-) - Collapse the selected folder
RIGHT ARROW - Expand the current selection if it is collapsed -Or- Select the first subfolder
NUM LOCK- * Expand all folders below the current selection
NUM LOCK- PLUS SIGN (+) - Expand the selected folder
F6 - Switch between left and right panes
In My Computer:
BACKSPACE - View the folder one level up
ALT- RIGHT ARROW - Move forward to a previous view
ALT- LEFT ARROW -Move backward to a previous view
For Internet Explorer 6 and Netscape 7 (may work in older versions)
Open History Window – Ctrl+H
Reload - Ctrl+RBack (previous page) – Alt+Left or Alt+Backspace
Forward (Next page) – Alt+Right Arrow
Stop – Esc
Home - Alt+Home
Go to Bottom of Page – End
Go to Top of Page – Home
New Window - Ctrl+N
Close Window- Ctrl+W
Go Up one Line - Up Arrow
Go Down One Line - Down Arrow
Full Screen (toggle) - F11
Find on Page - Ctrl+F
Add Current Page to Favorites - Ctrl+D
Print Current Page or Active Frame - Ctrl+P
Organize Favorites (IE)/ Manage Bookmarks (NS) - Ctrl+B
Maximize a Window - Alt+Space+x
Minimize a window­­- Alt+Space+N
Scroll page up - Alt+Up Arrow
Scroll page down - Alt+Down Arrow
Internet Explorer ONLY
Open Favorites Bar - Ctrl+I
Select text in address bar - Alt+D
A faster way to type in addresses with IE is to just type in the name of the site:
Worldstartand hit CTRL + Enter. The "http://www/ . " and ".com" will be added for you!
Start + M: Minimizes all open windows
Start + Shift + M: Maximizes All Windows
Start + E: Runs Windows Explorer
Start + R: Open the RUN Dialog Box
Start + F: Open the Search Results Dialog box
Start + CTRL + F: Opens the Search Results-Computer dialog Box (if the computer is connected to a network)
Start + Pause (Break): Opens the System Properties Dialog Box
Windows System Key Combinations:
F1: Help
CTRL + ESC: Open Start menu
ALT + TAB: Switch between open programs
ALT + F4: Quit program
CTRL + Z: Undo
CTRL + B: Bold
CTRL + U: Underline
CTRL + I: Italic
Mouse Click/Keyboard Modifier Combinations for Shell Objects:
SHIFT + right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
SHIFT + double click: Runs the alternate default command (the second item on the menu)
ALT + double click: Displays properties
General Folder/Shortcut Control:
F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
F5: Refreshes the current window.
F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
CTRL + G: Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)
CTRL + A: Select all the items in the current window
BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
SHIFT + click + Close button: For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders
Windows Explorer Tree Control:
Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection
Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection
Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.
RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded, otherwise goes to the first child
LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent
Properties Control:
CTRL + TAB/CTRL + SHIFT + TAB: Move through the property tabs
Accessibility Shortcuts:
Press SHIFT five times: Toggles Sticky Keys on and off
Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off
Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
Left ALT + left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
Left ALT + left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Keys:
Windows Logo: Start menu
Windows Logo + R: Run dialog box
Windows Logo + M: Minimize all
SHIFT + Windows Logo+M: Undo minimize all
Windows Logo + F1: Help
Windows Logo + E: Windows Explorer
Windows Logo + F: Find files or folders
Windows Logo + D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
CTRL + Windows Logo + F: Find computer
CTRL + Windows Logo + TAB: Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray
Windows Logo + TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
Windows Logo + Break: System Properties dialog box
Windows Logo + L: Log off
WindowsWindows Logo + P: Starts Print Manager
Windows Logo + C: Opens Control Panel
Windows Logo + V: Starts Clipboard
Windows Logo + K: Opens Keyboard Properties dialog box
Windows Logo + I: Opens Mouse Properties dialog box
Windows Logo + A: Starts Accessibility Options
Windows Logo + SPACEBAR: Displays the list of Microsoft IntelliType shortcut keys
Windows Logo + S: Toggles CAPS LOCK on and off

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