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This shortcut allows you to open Windows Explorer with one quick keystroke.
This allows you to easily toggle back and forth between all the windows you have open. You can also use this to switch between windows in the same program, making multitasking real easy.
This lets you scroll the items on the taskbar, and in Vista, it starts Flip 3D for a fun graphical spin on the same idea.
This shortcut is a quick way to close a window in any program without using your mouse to hit the X in the upper-right corner.
This allows you to minimize all of your open windows, leaving just the desktop left exposed. To restore the windows, hit Windows key+Shift+M. Another quick way to do this is Windows key+D, which shows your desktop; to restore, just repeat the same keystroke.
There are many ways to copy a file, but this just might be the easiest. All you have to do is click on the file, hold, and drag it into its desired location. This works the same as another handy shortcut, Ctrl+C.
This is the shortcut for quickly shutting down Windows by hitting the Windows key (don't hold it down), hitting U to reach the shutdown menu, and then hitting U again to shut down.
This is a quick way to get to the Systems Properties menu.
If you want to delete a file-and you don't want to deal with it later in the Recycle Bin-this is the way to go. Just be absolutely sure that this is a file you won't want back!
To bypass the Autorun when inserting a CD
Hold Shift While Inserting the CD.
Ctrl+U, Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I
Used to snap to underline, bold, and italicize without the mouse if you press Ctrl+U (underlining), Ctrl+B (bolding), or Ctrl+I (italicizing).
Shift + Arrow Keys
Holding shift and pressing one of the arrow keys will highlight text in Word (or a group of Excel cells) without the mouse, selecting in the direction the arrow points.
Undo an action by hitting Ctrl+Z; if you change your mind, Ctrl+Y will redo the undo.
Microsoft Office - Excel
Opens a help task pane
F1 + Ctrl
Opens or closes the help window
To edit the text in the active cell
F2 + Shift
To write a comment in the active cell
F2 + Alt
Opens the save as dialog box
F3 + Shift
Opens the insert dialog box
F3 + Ctrl
Opens the define name dialog box
F3 + Shift + Ctrl
Opens the create name dialog box
To redo the last command
F4 + Ctrl
To close the workbook window
F4 + Alt
To close the excel program
Opens the Goto dialog box
F5 + Ctrl
brings back to the first level of workbook
To shift between help taskbar and the excel window
F6 + Shift
To goto the previous square in the open worksheet
F6 + Ctrl
If more than one workbook is open to switch between them
To open spelling correction window
F7 + Ctrl
When workbook window is not maximised it will move the window
To activate / deactivate extended mode
Will calculate all the worksheets in all open workbooks
F9 + Shift
Will calculate the active worksheet
F9 + Ctrl
To Minimise the workbook window
Will select the menu bar
F10 + Ctrl
To open minimised window
Will create a chart using the current range
F11 + Shift
To select a new worksheet
F11 + Alt
To switch between visual basic editor and the worksheet
F11 + Alt + Shift
Opens microsoft script editor
Opens save as dialog box
F12 + Shift
Saves the active workbook
F12 + Ctrl
To open the Open dialog box
F12 + Ctrl + Shift
Opens the print dialog box
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