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Some Good Keyboard Shortcuts

Getting used to using your keyboard exclusively and leaving your mouse behind will make you much more efficient at performing any task on any Windows system. I use the following keyboard shortcuts every day:

Windows key + R = Run menu

This is usually followed by:
cmd = Command Prompt
iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer
compmgmt.msc = Computer Management
dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management
dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management
services.msc = Services
eventvwr = Event Viewer
dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers
dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services
Windows key + E = Explorer

ALT + Tab = Switch between windows

ALT, Space, X = Maximize window

CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager

Windows key + Break = System properties

Windows key + F = Search

Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows

CTRL + C = copy

CTRL + X = cut

CTRL + V = paste

Also don't forget about the "Right-click" key next to the right Windows key on your keyboard. Using the arrows and that key can get just about anything done once you've opened up any program.

Keyboard Shortcuts

[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications

[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter

[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu

[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)

[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window

[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document

Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word

Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph

[F1] Open Help for active application

Windows+M Minimize all open windows

Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows

Windows+F1 Open Windows Help

Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons

Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box

acessability shortcuts

Right SHIFT for eight seconds........ Switch FilterKeys on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN....... Switch High Contrast on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK....... Switch MouseKeys on and off.

SHIFT....... five times Switch StickyKeys on and off.

NUM LOCK...... for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off.

explorer shortcuts

END....... Display the bottom of the active window.

HOME....... Display the top of the active window.

NUM LOCK+ASTERISK....... on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN....... on numeric keypad (+) Display the contents of the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN....... on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder.

LEFT ARROW...... Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder.

RIGHT ARROW....... Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder.

Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run

devmgmt.msc = Device Manager
msinfo32 = System Information
cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup
ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
mmc = Microsoft Management Console
excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)
powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)
frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
notepad = Notepad
wordpad = WordPad
calc = Calculator
msmsgs = Windows Messenger
mspaint = Microsoft Paint
wmplayer = Windows Media Player
rstrui = System Restore
netscp6 = Netscape 6.x
netscp = Netscape 7.x
netscape = Netscape 4.x
waol = America Online
control = Opens the Control Panel
control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog


type in u're adress "google", then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]
add www. and .com to word and go to it
someone was desperate for some points Razz
well, even if most are well-known, thanks, there are some that I didn't even hear of!
Hello Folks

I occasionally run into keyboard shortcuts by chance. One of the most useful I have found, for MS Word, is Ctrl+PgDn for repeating the last find and Ctrl+PgUp for repeating the last find backwards in the document.

I have no idea if these shortcuts are well known or even documented. Unfortunately they don't work in MS Excel.

Hope some of you find this helpful.
tou could use WINDOWS KEY + L to close a session in windows.
very good and useful shortcut keys... really thanks to infinisa
Hehe .. such a long list.

But now that most of our stuff is done online, we need our browsing to also be keyboard friendly.

If you want a proper key-board optimised search - engine, the one you need is Duck Duck GO

After you use the keyboard letters and the ENTER key and TAB key, you will notice that the arrow keys lets you scroll through the results and to open a result, just press ENTER

If you want to open it in a new window, keep SHIFT pressed while hitting ENTER.

If you are looking for something more awesome, have a look at this xkcd interface
xkcd is an awesome webcomic and if u haven't read it yet, its time to start. Don't miss the mouseover "punchlines".
You seem to be missing the most important one of all - CTRL + Z Very Happy
good tips
pll wrote:
tou could use WINDOWS KEY + L to close a session in windows.

Actually, I use Windows Key + L to "lock the computer"
My most used are "windows + number" to open the respective app on the quick launch bar and "ctrl + tab" to switch between tabs in the internet browser.
Thanx for ur posts n rpl.....!! Laughing
ahnguye5 wrote:
My most used are "windows + number" to open the respective app on the quick launch bar ...

Hey , it doesn't work for me. Does it work on XP ?


I am stuck with Windows XP till I get a better computer ...
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