Oct 20, 2008

Windows Shortcuts and Run Commands Part 2

So here we are at Part Two of our Windows Shortcuts and Run Commands series. This time we will focus on quick shortcut keys to accomplish some of the many things we do every day.

Yeah, some of these are very basic but I decided to leave them in here anyway because I have had people I worked with in the IT field even that didn't know they could CTRL+V to paste. They were so used to right clicking they just didn't know. There were actually a couple in here I didn't know about myself, which is rather unusual coming from one that hates to use the mouse. Without any further ado, I continue with my list of kick ass shortcuts!

Windows XP Shortcuts
ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program
ALT+TAB Switch between open items
CTRL+A Select all
CTRL+V Paste
CTRL+F4 Close the active document
CTRL+(Drag Mouse) Copy selected item
CTRL+SHIFT+(Drag Mouse) Create shortcut to selected item
SHIFT+DELETE Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin
F1 Displays Help
F2 Rename selected item
F3 Search for a file or folder
F5 Refresh the active window
SHIFT+F10 Display the Right Click menu for the selected item
CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu
SHIFT+CTRL+ESC Launches Task Manager
SHIFT when you insert a CD Prevent the CD from automatically playing
WIN Display or hide the Start menu
WIN+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box
WIN+D Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop
WIN+E Open Windows Explorer
WIN+F Search for a file or folder
WIN+F+CTRL Search for computers
WIN+L Locks the desktop
WIN+M Minimize or restore all windows
WIN+R Open the Run dialog box
WIN+TAB Switch between open items

Captain KeyboardWindows Explorer Shortcuts
CTRL+(+) - Automatically resize the columns in detail view
TAB - Move forward through options
ALT+RIGHT ARROW - Move forward to a previous view
ALT+LEFT ARROW - Move backward to a previous view
BACKSPACE - View the folder one level up
ALT+ENTER - View an item’s properties
F2 - Rename selected item
F3 - Display Find application
F4 – Drops down the Address Bar
F5 - Refresh window contents
F6 – Does same thing as Tab
F10 - Activate the menu bar in programs
F11 – View window in full screen

Internet Explorer Shortcuts
CTRL+A - Select all items on the current page
CTRL+D - Add the current page to your Favorites
CTRL+E - Open the Search bar
CTRL+F - Find on this page
CTRL+H - Open the History bar
CTRL+I - Open the Favorites bar
CTRL+N - Open a new window
CTRL+O - Go to a new location
CTRL+P - Print the current page or active frame
CTRL+S - Save the current page
CTRL+W - Close current browser window
SHIFT+CLICK - Open link in new window
BACKSPACE - Go to the previous page
ALT+HOME - Go to your Home page
ALT+TAB – Adds new tab(IE 7 and later)
HOME - Move to the beginning of a document
TAB - Move forward through items on a page
END - Move to the end of a document
ESC - Stop downloading a page
F1 - Display Internet Explorer Help
F4 - Display list of typed addresses
F5 - Refresh the current page
F6 - Change Address bar and page focus
F11 - Toggle full-screen view
ALT+RIGHT ARROW - Go to the next page
SHIFT+CTRL+TAB - Move back between frames
SHIFT+F10 - Display a shortcut menu for a link
SHIFT+TAB - Move back through the items on a page
CTRL+TAB - Move forward between frames
CTRL+C - Copy selected items to the clipboard
CTRL+V - Insert contents of the clipboard
ENTER - Activate a selected link
HOME - Move to the beginning of a document
END - Move to the end of a document

Accessibility Shortcuts
Tap SHIFT 5 times - Toggles StickyKeys on and off.
Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for 8 seconds - Toggles FilterKeys on and off.
Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for 5 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.

Okay, seriously now! That list took a long time to compile! Did I miss anything? If you know of some that I missed that I didn't cover in this or in part 1, let us know in the comments!

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