Thursday, March 29, 2012

Windows Shortcuts - Amazing ways to quicken up certian things! - Shortcuts Part 1

Hey all! I hope all my readers are doing great! :) I guess after a long time I see I have posted something on regular basis. I mean, something or other on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and now Thursday! :D I might post something tomorrow and on Saturday and even on Sunday maybe! LOL! A power week this may turn out to be! LOL! Who knows?! ah! let's cut out the crap and get to the business! LOL!

So as you guys know I am a subscriber of certain tech magazines, and today's post is actually inspired by one. In March issue of one such magazine there was a huge list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows, and many Windows apps, together with certain websites like Gmail, Google+ and Facebook.

Earlier I thought to share all the shortcuts, but now it rather seems cumbersome, you see! So I would be sharing them one by one. SO what am I doing is, sharing Windows Shortcuts today, and others I will share gradually. So go ahead, read this, or save the page, or find some useful shortcuts for yourself! :D


Windows system key combinations

CTRL+ESCOpen Start menu
ALT+TABSwitch between open programs
ALT+F4Quit program
SHIFT+DELETEDelete item permanently
Windows Logo+LLock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

Windows program key combinations


Mouse click/keyboard modifier combinations for shell objects

SHIFT+right clickDisplays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
SHIFT+double clickRuns the alternate default command (the second item on the menu)
ALT+double clickDisplays properties
SHIFT+DELETEDeletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin

General keyboard-only commands

F1Starts Windows Help
F10Activates menu bar options
SHIFT+F10Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
CTRL+ESCOpens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
CTRL+ESC or ESCSelects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
CTRL+SHIFT+ESCOpens Windows Task Manager
ALT+DOWN ARROWOpens a drop-down list box
ALT+TABSwitch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
SHIFTPress and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
ALT+SPACEDisplays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
ALT+- (ALT+hyphen)Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
CTRL+TABSwitch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program
ALT+underlined letter in menuOpens the menu
ALT+F4Closes the current window
CTRL+F4Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
ALT+F6Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

Shell objects and general folder/Windows Explorer shortcuts

F2Rename object
F3Find all files
SHIFT+DELETEDelete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
ALT+ENTEROpen the properties for the selected object

General folder/shortcut control

F4Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
F5Refreshes the current window.
F6Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
CTRL+GOpens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)
CTRL+ZUndo the last command
CTRL+ASelect all the items in the current window
BACKSPACESwitch to the parent folder
SHIFT+click+Close buttonFor folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders

Windows Explorer tree control

Numeric Keypad *Expands everything under the current selection
Numeric Keypad +Expands the current selection
Numeric Keypad -Collapses the current selection.
RIGHT ARROWExpands the current selection if it is not expanded, otherwise goes to the first child
LEFT ARROWCollapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent

Accessibility shortcuts

Press SHIFT five timesToggles StickyKeys on and off
Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight secondsToggles FilterKeys on and off
Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five secondsToggles ToggleKeys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCKToggles MouseKeys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREENToggles high contrast on and off

Microsoft Natural Keyboard keys

Windows LogoStart menu
Windows Logo+RRun dialog box
Windows Logo+MMinimize all
SHIFT+Windows Logo+MUndo minimize all
Windows Logo+F1Help
Windows Logo+EWindows Explorer
Windows Logo+FFind files or folders
Windows Logo+DMinimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
CTRL+Windows Logo+FFind computer
CTRL+Windows Logo+TABMoves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
Windows Logo+TABCycle through taskbar buttons
Windows Logo+BreakSystem Properties dialog box
Application keyDisplays a shortcut menu for the selected item

Microsoft Natural Keyboard with IntelliType software installed

Windows Logo+LLog off Windows
Windows Logo+PStarts Print Manager
Windows Logo+COpens Control Panel
Windows Logo+VStarts Clipboard
Windows Logo+KOpens Keyboard Properties dialog box
Windows Logo+IOpens Mouse Properties dialog box
Windows Logo+AStarts Accessibility Options (if installed)
Windows Logo+SPACEBARDisplays the list of Microsoft IntelliType shortcut keys
Windows Logo+SToggles CAPS LOCK on and off

Dialog box keyboard commands

TABMove to the next control in the dialog box
SHIFT+TABMove to the previous control in the dialog box
SPACEBARIf the current control is a button, this clicks the button. If the current control is a check box, this toggles the check box. If the current control is an option, this selects the option.
ENTEREquivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with the outline)
ESCEquivalent to clicking the Cancel button
ALT+underlined letter in dialog box itemMove to the corresponding item

SOURCE: Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

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