Keyboard Short cuts…


 

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:

 

  1. Windows key + R = Run menu
  2. iexplore + “web address” = Internet Explorer
  3. Windows key + E = Explorer
  4. ALT + Tab = Switch between windows
  5. ALT, Space, X = Maximize window
  6. CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager
  7. Windows key + Break = System properties
  8. Windows key + F = Search
  9. Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows
  10. CTRL + C = copy
  11. CTRL + X = cut
  12. 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

  1. [Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications
  2. [Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter
  3. [Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu
  4. [Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)
  5. [Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window
  6. [Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document
  7. Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word
  8. Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph
  9. [F1] Open Help for active application
  10. Windows+M Minimize all open windows
  11. Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows
  12. Windows+F1 Open Windows Help
  13. Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons
  14. Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box

acessability shortcuts

  1. Right SHIFT for eight seconds…….. Switch FilterKeys on and off.
  2. Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN……. Switch High Contrast on and off.
  3. Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK……. Switch MouseKeys on and off.
  4. SHIFT……. five times Switch StickyKeys on and off.
  5. NUM LOCK…… for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off.

explorer shortcuts

  1. END……. Display the bottom of the active window.
  2. HOME……. Display the top of the active window.
  3. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK……. on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder.
  4. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN……. on numeric keypad (+) Display the contents of the selected folder.
  5. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN……. on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder.
  6. LEFT ARROW…… Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder.
  7. 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

  1. devmgmt.msc = Device Manager
  2. msinfo32 = System Information
  3. cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup
  4. ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
  5. mmc = Microsoft Management Console
  6. excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
  7. msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)
  8. powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
  9. winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)
  10. frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
  11. notepad = Notepad
  12. wordpad = WordPad
  13. calc = Calculator
  14. msmsgs = Windows Messenger
  15. mspaint = Microsoft Paint
  16. wmplayer = Windows Media Player
  17. rstrui = System Restore
  18. netscp6 = Netscape 6.x
  19. netscp = Netscape 7.x
  20. netscape = Netscape 4.x
  21. waol = America Online
  22. control = Opens the Control Panel
  23. control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog

internetbrowser

type in u’re adress “google”, then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]
add www. and .com to word and go to it

For Windows XP:

  1. Copy. CTRL+C
  2. Cut. CTRL+X
  3. Paste. CTRL+V
  4. Undo. CTRL+Z
  5. Delete. DELETE
  6. Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT+DELETE
  7. Copy selected item. CTRL while dragging an item
  8. Create shortcut to selected item. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item
  9. Rename selected item. F2
  10. Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
  11. Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word. CTRL+LEFT ARROW
  12. Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. CTRL+DOWN ARROW
  13. Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL+UP ARROW
  14. Highlight a block of text. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
  15. Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document. SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
  16. Select all. CTRL+A
  17. Search for a file or folder. F3
  18. View properties for the selected item. ALT+ENTER
  19. Close the active item, or quit the active program. ALT+F4
  20. Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
  21. Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL+F4
  22. Switch between open items. ALT+TAB
  23. Cycle through items in the order they were opened. ALT+ESC
  24. Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop. F6
  25. Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer. F4
  26. Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. SHIFT+F10
  27. Display the System menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
  28. Display the Start menu. CTRL+ESC
  29. Display the corresponding menu. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name
  30. Carry out the corresponding command. Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu
  31. Activate the menu bar in the active program. F10
  32. Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu. RIGHT ARROW
  33. Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu. LEFT ARROW
  34. Refresh the active window. F5
  35. View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer. BACKSPACE
  36. Cancel the current task. ESC
  37. SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.
  38. Use these keyboard shortcuts for dialog boxes:
  39. To Press
  40. Move forward through tabs. CTRL+TAB
  41. Move backward through tabs. CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
  42. Move forward through options. TAB
  43. Move backward through options. SHIFT+TABCarry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option. ALT+Underlined letterCarry out the command for the active option or button.
  44. ENTER
  45. Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box. SPACEBAR
  46. Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons. Arrow keys
  47. Display Help. F1
  48. Display the items in the active list. F4
  49. Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box. BACKSPACE

If you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, or any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key and the Application key , you can use these keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Display or hide the Start menu. WIN Key
  2. Display the System Properties dialog box. WIN Key+BREAK
  3. Show the desktop. WIN Key+D
  4. Minimize all windows. WIN Key+M
  5. Restores minimized windows. WIN Key+Shift+M
  6. Open My Computer. WIN Key+E
  7. Search for a file or folder. WIN Key+F
  8. Search for computers. CTRL+WIN Key+F
  9. Display Windows Help. WIN Key+F1Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. WIN Key+ L
  10. Open the Run dialog box. WIN Key+R
  11. Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U

accessibility keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Switch FilterKeys on and off. Right SHIFT for eight seconds
  2. Switch High Contrast on and off. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN
  3. Switch MouseKeys on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK
  4. Switch StickyKeys on and off. SHIFT five times
  5. Switch ToggleKeys on and off. NUM LOCK for five seconds
  6. Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U

shortcuts you can use with Windows Explorer:

Display the bottom of the active window. END
Display the top of the active window. HOME
Display all subfolders under the selected folder. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)
Display the contents of the selected folder. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)
Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)
Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder. LEFT ARROW
Display current selection if it’s collapsed, or select first subfolder. RIGHT ARROW

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