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100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by HC: 6:03pm On Jun 04, 2009
The General Shortcuts


    * CTRL+C (Copy)
    * CTRL+X (Cut)
    * CTRL+V (Paste)
    * CTRL+Z (Undo)
    * DELETE (Delete)
    * SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
    * CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
    * CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
    * F2 key (Rename the selected item)
    * CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
    * CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
    * CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
    * CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
    * CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
    * SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
    * CTRL+A (Select all)
    * F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
    * ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
    * ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
    * ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
    * ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
    * CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
    * ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
    * ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
    * F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
    * F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    * SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
    * ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
    * CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
    * ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
    * Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
    * F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
    * RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
    * LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
    * F5 key (Update the active window)
    * BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    * ESC (Cancel the current task)
    * SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)

Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts

    * CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
    * CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
    * TAB (Move forward through the options)
    * SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
    * ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
    * ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
    * SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
    * Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
    * F1 key (Display Help)
    * F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
    * BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts

    * Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
    * Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
    * Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
    * Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
    * Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
    * Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
    * Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
    * CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
    * Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
    * Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
    * Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
    * Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)

Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts

    * Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
    * Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
    * Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
    * SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
    * NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
    * Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)

Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

    * END (Display the bottom of the active window)
    * HOME (Display the top of the active window)
    * NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
    * NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
    * NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
    * LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
    * RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)

Shortcut Keys for Character Map


    * After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
    * RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
    * LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
    * UP ARROW (Move up one row)
    * DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
    * PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
    * PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
    * HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
    * END (Move to the end of the line)
    * CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
    * CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
    * SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Nor mal mode when a character is selected)

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Main Window Keyboard Shortcuts

    * CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
    * CTRL+N (Open a new console)
    * CTRL+S (Save the open console)
    * CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
    * CTRL+W (Open a new window)
    * F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
    * ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
    * ALT+F4 (Close the console)
    * ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
    * ALT+V (Display the View menu)
    * ALT+F (Display the File menu)
    * ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)

MMC Console Window Keyboard Shortcuts

    * CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
    * ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
    * SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
    * F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
    * F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
    * CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
    * CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
    * ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
    * F2 key (Rename the selected item)
    * CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)

Remote Desktop Connection Navigation

    * CTRL+ALT+END (Open the m*cro$oft Windows NT Security dialog box)
    * ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
    * ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
    * ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
    * ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
    * CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
    * ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
    * CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
    * CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)

Internet Explorer navigation


    * CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
    * CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
    * CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
    * CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
    * CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
    * CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
    * CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
    * CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
    * CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
    * CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
    * CTRL+W (Close the current window)

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Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by Dual Core: 10:27am On Jun 05, 2009
Thanks smiley
This is entering the 'VIP Lounge'
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by netotse(m): 10:31am On Jun 05, 2009
Dual Core:

Thanks smiley
This is entering the 'VIP Lounge'
i couldn't agree more
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by init4dmoni(m): 5:45pm On Jun 05, 2009
thanks a loooooooooooot mehni'm soooo gratefull
was looking for this exact thing
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by blackweaver(m): 8:32pm On Jun 06, 2009
slight modification, windows logo+m is actually "explore" my computer

the difference is that you will see the side bar with a folder tree-view

on a web browser
F5 reload/refresh page
CTRL+N new window
CTRL+T new tab (for browsers that support tabbed browsing)
ALT+F4 Close window
CTRL+F4 Close Tab

F11 - full screen (not restricted to browsers)
CTRL+G go to line no (in documents)
CTRL+O will also bring up the open dialog in documents
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by lannre(m): 12:12am On Jun 07, 2009
U made my day, and I really mean it.
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by otoyin(m): 3:18pm On Jun 08, 2009
YOU MAY GET MORE SHORTCUTS HERE
For Real Windows Newbie's here you go,

CTRL+C (Copy)
CTRL+X (Cut)
CTRL+V (Paste)
CTRL+Z (Undo)
DELETE (Delete)
SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
CTRL+A (Select all)
F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
F5 key (Update the active window)
BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
ESC (Cancel the current task)
SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
TAB (Move forward through the options)
SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
F1 key (Display Help)
F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts
Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
END (Display the bottom of the active window)
HOME (Display the top of the active window)
NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)
Shortcut Keys for Character Map
After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
UP ARROW (Move up one row)
DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
END (Move to the end of the line)
CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Main Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
CTRL+N (Open a new console)
CTRL+S (Save the open console)
CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
CTRL+W (Open a new window)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
ALT+F4 (Close the console)
ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
ALT+V (Display the View menu)
ALT+F (Display the File menu)
ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)
MMC Console Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)
Remote Desktop Connection Navigation
CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
Microsoft Internet Explorer Navigation
CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
CTRL+W (Close the current window)
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by echezz: 5:08pm On Jun 08, 2009
I'm loving this, it's the whole essence of this forum. Keep them coming
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by fxmaxony(m): 11:05am On Jun 09, 2009
did you add CTR+*+H,
while you are online and offline, Use this to clear browsing history and someother things, try it
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by *dhtml(m): 7:43pm On Jun 09, 2009
This thread is getting too long o, i think it is tyme to lock it . . . before it spoils my scrollbar!!

Just kidding. . .enjoy guys, and yes, keep them coming, mehn, we should be giving you guys award o. . . .

I know what i am going to do, i will compile these stuffs into an ebook format maybe keyboard.chm and post it here!
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by oyb(m): 4:06pm On Jun 10, 2009
http://lifehacker.com/5132073/the-best-new-windows-7-keyboard-shortcuts

The Best New Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Win+Home: Clear all but the active window
Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop
Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window
Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it's maximized
Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor (If you've got dual monitors, adding Shift to the mix (e.g., Win+Shift+Right arrow) will move the window to the adjacent monitor.)
Win+T: Focus and scroll through items on the taskbar.
Win+P: Adjust presentation settings for your display
Win+(+/-): Zoom in/out
Shift+Click a taskbar item: Open a new instance of that application

the bolded one - i love it. i was doing this through the context menu ( i use a multmonitor config) before i stumbled on it.

http://blogs.msdn.com/stevecla01/archive/2009/01/16/windows-7-keyboard-shortcuts.aspx

Win+Up: Maximize
Win+Down: Restore / Minimize
Win+Left: Snap to left
Win+Right: Snap to right
Win+Shift+Left: Jump to left monitor
Win+Shift+Right: Jump to right monitor
Win+Home: Minimize / Restore all other windows
Win+T : Focus the first taskbar entry
Win+Space: Peek at the desktop
Win+G: Bring gadgets to the top of the Z-order
Win+P: External display options (mirror, extend desktop, etc)
Win+X: Mobility Center (same as Vista, but still handy!)
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by Dual Core: 5:33pm On Jun 11, 2009
Alt + shift + s : submit post on SMF forums including nairaland tongue
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by *dhtml(m): 8:19pm On Jun 11, 2009
ctrl + page up will increase volume on Dell Vostro 1000 ! ope o, me sef sabi one!
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by heartbeaty: 3:19pm On Jun 12, 2009
wow, nice overview. thx a lot
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by ELATION(m): 3:19pm On Jun 16, 2009
window's logo + L = log off window wink
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by segzi cres(m): 11:08am On Jun 17, 2009
thanks man, that was really educating.
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by biola44(m): 11:45am On Jun 17, 2009
thanks poster cheesy
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by alex406(m): 11:50am On Jun 17, 2009
Shift key 5 times=sticky keys
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by brein: 1:31pm On Jun 17, 2009
GOod Trial. shocked
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by hackney(m): 6:07pm On Jun 17, 2009
Nice one.
keep it up.
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by MUZBO(m): 8:24pm On Jun 17, 2009
Thanks men, I check it on my keyboard options occasionally but couldn't store it conveniently,
Now its easily accessible.
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by desertboom(m): 1:39am On Jun 18, 2009
Nice job
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by maxdi(m): 6:08am On Jun 18, 2009
window + U + U = Shut down or Turn off

Let's go there!
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by Harod_11(m): 8:02am On Jun 18, 2009
Guys try this
>start button+e to open my computer,
>Backspace to go to a previous page
>alt+tab to switch between open applications and desktop
>alt+f4 to close a program, ,.
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by kshow1(m): 10:15am On Jun 18, 2009
Good
you folks ar de bomb.
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by ayotee2000(m): 12:58pm On Jun 18, 2009
una no dey use mouse again?!!!
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by HC: 10:33am On Jun 19, 2009
@dhtml, LOL
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by profit$: 5:43pm On Jun 19, 2009
CTR+*+H to clear your browser history, it helpd to improve system performance
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by *dhtml(m): 12:35am On Jun 23, 2009
I just came to check if someone mistakenly locked this thread sef. Abi shortcuts don finish? Time to create my winshortcuts.chm
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by *dhtml(m): 1:15am On Jun 23, 2009
Well, finished creating the archive already, you may download it here
Just 16 Kb. For those of you that wish to view offline or even print a clean copy of the archive, try this one. Have a nice day.

Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by Wellas14(m): 11:14pm On Jun 24, 2009
This information is priceless!! Welldone poster!!
Re: 100 Keyboard Shortcuts (windows) by HC: 4:33pm On Jun 25, 2009
@Wellas, you are welcome. Even though i sit on a computer all day, am still learning alot of keyboard shortcuts.

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