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    Lightbulb Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Collection

    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 mostly every day:

    Windows key + R = Run menu or vista user can use search bar in start 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

    Key Combinations:

    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.

    More 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] [Left, Right] 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.

    More to come ....until try these ....

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    How will I ever remember all these

    Nice compilation, though ! Thanks.

    These may interest some:
    New Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows Vista
    http://www.winvistaclub.com/forum/wi...ndows-7-a.html

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    All I can say is thank you to who ever invented the mouse. Point and Click. lol

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    The only ones I ever use are CTL+P for Print and WIN+R for RUN. That's about all I can store in my RAM - LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny.rotton View Post
    All I can say is thank you to who ever invented the mouse. Point and Click. lol
    me too, how would you drink coffee and do these things as well. come on multi taskingI leave that for my wife to do (well we are told that men can't so why try) But nice list

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    How will I ever remember all these

    Nice compilation, though ! Thanks.

    These may interest some:
    New Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows Vista
    http://www.winvistaclub.com/forum/wi...ndows-7-a.html
    After you have been keyboarding as many decades as I have, you may find that hotkey keyboard shortcuts are helpful, particularly if you have ergonomic issues.

    The suggestion I always pass along to people when doing ergonomic reviews is to pick one repetitive task and try using the keyboard shortcut for that task. Use the keyboard shortcut each time you need to do that task. After the keyboard shortcut has become a natural action, add another shortcut.

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    Quote from Corrine.
    After you have been keyboarding as many decades as I have, you may find that hotkey keyboard shortcuts are helpful, particularly if you have ergonomic issues.
    Personally I as one who is used to typing all the time and for many decades I like anything that makes my life simplier, but short cut don't awalys do that and I find it easier to use a mouse when editing. I just want my fingers on the keys and just type away as I have always done in the past without thinking. We never had them in the past.

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