Thursday, December 3, 2009

Keyboard Shortcuts

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In this post I am simply going to list a few helpful Windows keyboard shortcuts that may make your life easier.

Lock your computer -> Windows+L
Minimize all (show desktop) -> Windows+M
Undo minimize all -> Shift+Windows+M
Close a program -> Alt+F4
Copy -> Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert
Cut -> Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete
Paste -> Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert
Undo -> Ctrl+Z
Help -> F1
Activate the Menu Bar -> F10
Context Menu (same as Right Click or Context key) -> Shift+F10
Rename an object -> F2
Get an objects properties -> Alt+Enter
Refresh the current window -> F5

Switch between running programs -> Alt+Tab - Hold down the Alt key and then press and release the Tab key (don't release the Alt key) to view the task-switching window. Press Tab again to move to the next application. Release the Alt key when you have the desired application.

Skip the Autorun feature when a CD is inserted -> hold the left Shift key while inserting the CD

Open the Windows Task Manager -> Ctrl+Shift+Esc (this will make some of you dangerous)

Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window) -> Alt+Space

And a few for Internet Explorer (and most browsers)
Open a new tab in the current window -> Ctrl+T
Add 'http://www.' and '.com' to a word in the address bar -> Ctrl+Enter

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