Keyboard Shortcuts (The best ones!)

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Syntax-Shadow

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I thought i might aswell fill up the guides section with some helpful tips and guides,
And heres my second one!
Keyboard Shortcuts!
Not many people know that many, but they can actually save alot of time!
So here are the best shortcuts i know:


Windows Key + R = Opens the Run Menu

And 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
Windows key + E = Explorer

ALT + Tab = Switch between windows

ALT, Space, X = Maximize window

CTRL + R = Refreshes Internet Page

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.

[Alt] + [Esc] =Switch between running applications

[Ctrl] + [Esc] =Open Program Menu

[Ctrl] + [F4] =Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)

[Alt] + [F4] =Quit active application or close current window

[Alt] + [-] =Open Control menu for active document

[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

Maybe Some Accessibility 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.

And i thought i would end this topic with some more Run Commands!

devmgmt.msc = Device Manager
msinfo32 = System Information
cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup
ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
mmc = Microsoft Management Console
excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)
powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)
frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
notepad = Notepad
wordpad = WordPad
calc = Calculator
msmsgs = Windows Messenger
mspaint = Microsoft Paint
wmplayer = Windows Media Player
rstrui = System Restore
netscp6 = Netscape 6.x
netscp = Netscape 7.x
netscape = Netscape 4.x
waol = America Online
control = Opens the Control Panel
control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog

Just type those into the Run Box and open them, they're pretty helpful!
Master these and you'll be a shortcut wizard like me!
:laugh:

I hope this guide helped you master the keyboard!
Don't forget to post replies with comments/queries/questions/criticism!
 

gymtonic

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the "right click" keyboard button is such a time saver
oh, and through the run box, you can run anything, you just need the full path of the object
 
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Syntax-Shadow

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Thats true, the Run Box is very versatile, i just showed the ones which people often forget :relaxed:
But it can virtually run anything if its given the right path.
 

OwlOwl

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I don't know if you included this, but CTRL+R refreshes the internet page. :wink:
CTRL+T Opens a new tab

Same with Macs, except you change the CTRL to Command.
 
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Syntax-Shadow

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Thank you for the add OwlOwl, it wasnt in the list, i would add it if i could edit the post :relaxed:

edit**
I thought i couldn't modify but i could, i added it  :laugh:
 

gymtonic

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CTRL+W closes tabs in most browsers
and you could use F5 instead of CTRL+R to refresh a page
 

Dombev

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I was just looking for some keyboard shortcuts today aswell, how ironic, Thanks!!
 

OwlOwl

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Oh, and also to increase the font size of a web page, press CTRL and the + key to increase the size.

To decrease the size press CTRL and the - Key, located close to the backspace key.
 

gymtonic

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OwlOwl link said:
Oh, and also to increase the font size of a web page, press CTRL and the + key to increase the size.

To decrease the size press CTRL and the - Key, located close to the backspace key.
or if you had a scroll wheel, CTRL+*scroll wheel* does the same thing
 

OwlOwl

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And also on a Mac if you hold the Control key and use the scroll wheel you can actually zoom in on the screen (it doesn't increase text size but rather physically zooms into the screen.)
 
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i forgot about ALT, Space, X = Maximize window lol
 
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the olny ones i can remeber are ctl+c = copy and ctl+v = paste
 
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i didn't know many of them. They are pretty hard to learn though
 

3238liam

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cool i never know some of theses Syntax-Shadow thanks for all the time these shortcuts will save me
 

szabo.tihamer

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Shuts down your computer LOL  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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