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pressing F11 in windows explorer and internet explorer will make the window full screen.

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pressing F11 in windows explorer and internet explorer will make the window full screen.

Firefox too ;)

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Windows key + Pause/Break key = System Properties

Another interesting way of opening the properties is by pressing alt key and double clicking my computer (or any other file or folder).

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Pressing shutdown and then when the menu appears (not classic) pressing shift enables hibernate (if hibernate is enabled) instead of stand by.

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Alt - left Shift - Num Lock --> this will let you enable MouseKeys (Move cursor with Num Pad)

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in a word processor:

Ctrl + i = italics
Ctrl + b = bold
Ctrl + u = underline
Ctrl + a = select all


In any program:

Ctrl + f = Find

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3 months, no posts in this thread... Today, I learned a shortcut that I think is pretty cool:
Alt + PrtScn will take a Screen Shot of the currently selected window. Instead of always croping shots, now I know how to save time.

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In paint shop pro- ctrl+alt+z =redo
In IE- when entering an address if you type for example daniweb on it's own and the press ctrl+enter the www. and .com will go either side.
I don't know whether this one has been done but windows key+e open email

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For you people who use the command prompt in windows ( very rare I know ), the F7 key brings you a window with the command history for that session.

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Keyboard shortcuts you can use with Windows Explorer:

Display the bottom of the active window. END
Display the top of the active window. HOME
Display all subfolders under the selected folder. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)
Display the contents of the selected folder. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)
Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)
Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder. LEFT ARROW
Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder. RIGHT ARROW

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windows + d minimizes/maximizes all opened applications
alt + right shift + print screen changes the contrast of the screen
alt + right shift + num Lock makes u controll the mouse with the number pad of ur keybaord with 8 up 2 down and 4/6 right left
alt + tab switch between programs

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Because I have to create new folders frequently these days, I googled a bit and came up with this cool tool called bxNewFolder .
bxNewFolder adds a "New Folder" button to the toolbar of Windows Explorer. It also provides a hotkey (F12) to create a new folder within the Explorer quickly. Also it keeps a log of the folder names created before, so it is very usefull when creating identical directory heirarchies.

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Windows + R --> Run Boxc
Windows + F --> Search files
Windows + F1 --> Help and Support (works from any window)
Ctrl+Esc --> Start Menu
Shift + F10 --> Context Menu
F2 --> Rename
F3 --> In a folder will search that folder, on the desktop will bring up the search box
F11 --> IE Full Screen (works in explorer too)
Ctrl + A --> Select All
Ctrl + S --> Save
Ctrl + I --> Opens Favorites toolbar in explorer window
Ctrl + H --> Toggles History

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CTRL and A Selects all the items in the active window.
CTRL and C Copies the item or items to the Clipboard and can be pasted using CTRL and V.
CTRL and F Displays the Find all files dialog box.
CTRL and G Displays the Go to folder dialog box.
CTRL and N Displays the New dialog box.
CTRL and O Displays the Open dialog box.
CTRL and P Displays the Print dialog box.
CTRL and S Displays the Save dialog box.
CTRL and V Pastes the copied item or items from the Clipboard.
CTRL and X Cuts the item or items selected to the Clipboard.
CTRL and Z Undoes the last action.
CTRL and F4 Closes the active document window.
CTRL while dragging an item Copy the selected item
CTRL+SHIFT with arrow keys Highlight a block of text
CTRL+F4 Close the active document
CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu
CTRL and F6 Opens the next document window in the active application.
ALT+ENTER View the properties for the selected item
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program
ALT+SPACEBAR Open the shortcut menu for the active window
ALT+TAB Switch between the open items
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened
F1 key Gives help on the active window or selected item.
F2 key Rename the selected item
F3 key Search for a file or a folder
F4 key Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
F5 key Update the active window
F6 key Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 key Activate the menu bar in the active program
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
TAB Move forward through the options
SHIFT+TAB Move backward through the options
CTRL+TAB Move forward through the tabs
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB Move backward through the tabs
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
F1 key Display Help
F4 key Display the items in the active list
Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
BACKSPACE Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
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

I got this from here

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windows key + L locks your station

Heh,im afraid to try this :D (Im on 98se and dunno if it would work or not)

VERY GOOD THREAD!!!!

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It might work. Basicsally its not "locked" it just takes you to the log in screen, but doesnt actually log out. This way if you leave your computer, you arent worried about anyone hopping on it.

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ctrl + shift + clicking on hyperlink - opens page in new window (works in firefox too!)

I just press the wheel on my mouse. That do the trick in firefox 9 :) :) :)

And You can change where should it open. (as new tab or a window)

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When editing text: (especially code syntax)

End key takes you to end of line, home to the beginning of it.
shift + end selects a whole line/sentence
shift + ctrl + end selects whole document/spreadsheet

ctrl + left arrow/right arrow moves one word at a time

When doing forms or wizards:

Tab key moves forward through controls
Shift + Tab moves in reverse.
space bar selects/deselects radio buttons and checkboxes
alt + n is usally good for Next

alt + down arrow drops down list boxes (and exapands tree views)
Then type first letter of what you are looking for to go to it, if there is several options all starting same letter, press key repeatedly to cycle through them.


Hold the shift key down for eight seconds or press it five times quickly !

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I just press the wheel on my mouse. That do the trick in firefox 9 :) :) :)

And You can change where should it open. (as new tab or a window)

I forgot to tell.
If you click on a html link with wheel, it will open the page in new windows/tab

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Im using MyIE2 and when i press CTRL-TAB a listing of all tabs i have open appears and whichever one i stop on,it goes to..

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When speed counts, the keyboard is still king. Almost all the actions and commands you can perform with a mouse you can perform faster using combinations of keys on your keyboard. These simple keyboard shortcuts can get you where you want to go faster than several clicks of a mouse. You'll work faster on spreadsheets and similar documents, too, because you won't lose your place switching back and forth between mouse and keys.

Here are some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts:

Copy. CTRL+C
Cut. CTRL+X
Paste. CTRL+V
Undo. CTRL+Z
Delete. DELETE

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


Use these keyboard shortcuts for dialog boxes:

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

If you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, or any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key and the Application key , you can use these keyboard shortcuts:

Display or hide the Start menu.
Display the System Properties dialog box. +BREAK
Show the desktop. +D
Minimize all windows. +M
Restores minimized windows. +Shift+M
Open My Computer. +E
Search for a file or folder. +F
Search for computers. CTRL+ +F
Display Windows Help. +F1
Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. + L
Open the Run dialog box. +R
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
Open Utility Manager. +U


Helpful accessibility keyboard shortcuts:

Switch FilterKeys on and off. Right SHIFT for eight seconds
Switch High Contrast on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN
Switch MouseKeys on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK
Switch StickyKeys on and off. SHIFT five times
Switch ToggleKeys on and off. NUM LOCK for five seconds
Open Utility Manager. +U

Keyboard shortcuts you can use with Windows Explorer:

Display the bottom of the active window. END
Display the top of the active window. HOME
Display all subfolders under the selected folder. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)
Display the contents of the selected folder. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)
Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)
Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder. LEFT ARROW
Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder. RIGHT ARROW

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