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I WAS TYPING A RATHER LENGTHY MISSIVE IN HOMAIL-SOMEHOW I INADVERDENTLY HIT CAP LOCK OR SHIFT OR CTRL OR SOME COMBO AND IT ZAPPE D MT TTEXT CAN I RECOVER IT SORRY FOR YELLING VERY UNHAPPY

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You could try pressing ctrl+Z. this is a short cut key for undo, might undo what you pressed and bring the text back.

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It will not take my passwurd


Are you typing in the correct password; is caps-lock off; are you making sure your not 'double-typing' a letter; do you have any sticky keys such as ctrl or space bar;

Jan 13, 2015 | PC Desktops

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Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Microsoft Office


Windows

Windows Key+E
This shortcut allows you to open Windows Explorer with one quick keystroke.

Alt+Tab
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.

Windows key+Tab
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.

Alt+F4
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.

Windows Key+M
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.

Ctrl+Drag
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.

Windows Key+U+U
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.

Windows Key+Pause
This is a quick way to get to the Systems Properties menu.

Shift+Delete
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.


Microsoft Office

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.

Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+Y
Undo an action by hitting Ctrl+Z; if you change your mind, Ctrl+Y will redo the undo.

Microsoft Office - Excel

F1
Opens a help task pane

F1 + Ctrl
Opens or closes the help window
F2
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

F4
To redo the last command

F4 + Ctrl
To close the workbook window

F4 + Alt
To close the excel program

F5
Opens the Goto dialog box

F5 + Ctrl
brings back to the first level of workbook

F6
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

F7
To open spelling correction window

F7 + Ctrl
When workbook window is not maximised it will move the window

F8
To activate / deactivate extended mode

F9
Will calculate all the worksheets in all open workbooks

F9 + Shift
Will calculate the active worksheet

F9 + Ctrl
To Minimise the workbook window

F10
Will select the menu bar

F10 + Ctrl
To open minimised window

F11
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

F12
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

on Jan 01, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Windows keyboad shortcut


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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Turn my screen vertical again. i accedently hit the wrong button


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Nov 18, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Windows keyboard shortcuts


Getting used to using your keyboard exclusively and leaving your mouse behind will make you much more efficient at performing any task on any Windows system. I use the following keyboard shortcuts every day:
Windows key + R = Run menu

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 + 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.


Keyboard Shortcuts

[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications

[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter

[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu

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

[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window

[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document

Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word

Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph

[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



acessability 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.




Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run

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


internetbrowser

type in u're adress "google", then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]
add www. and .com to word and go to it


For Windows XP:

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:

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

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. WIN Key+U

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

on Dec 24, 2009 | PC Desktops

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WORD 2003 Shortcuts


All Caps Ctrl+Shift+A
Annotation Alt+Ctrl+M
App Maximize Alt+F10
App Restore Alt+F5
Apply Heading1 Alt+Ctrl+1
Apply Heading2 Alt+Ctrl+2
Apply Heading3 Alt+Ctrl+3
Apply List Bullet Ctrl+Shift+L
Auto Format Alt+Ctrl+K
Auto Text F3
Auto Text Alt+Ctrl+V
Bold Ctrl+B
Bold Ctrl+Shift+B
Bookmark Ctrl+Shift+F5
Browse Next Ctrl+Page Down
Browse Prev Ctrl+Page Up
Browse Sel Alt+Ctrl+Home
Cancel Esc
Center Para Ctrl+E
Change Case Shift+F3
Char Left Left
Char Left Extend Shift+Left
Char Right Right
Char Right Extend Shift+Right
Clear Del
Close or Exit Alt+F4
Close Pane Alt+Shift+C
Column Break Ctrl+Shift+Return
Column Select Ctrl+Shift+F8
Copy Ctrl+C
Copy Ctrl+Insert
Copy Format Ctrl+Shift+C
Copy Text Shift+F2
Create Auto Text Alt+F3
Customize Add Menu Shortcut Alt+Ctrl+=
Customize Keyboard Shortcut Alt+Ctrl+Num +
Customize Remove Menu Shortcut Alt+Ctrl+-
Cut Ctrl+X
Cut Shift+Del
Date Field Alt+Shift+D
Delete Back Word Ctrl+Backspace
Delete Word Ctrl+Del
Distribute Para Ctrl+Shift+J
Do Field Click Alt+Shift+F9
Doc Close Ctrl+W
Doc Close Ctrl+F4
Doc Maximize Ctrl+F10
Doc Move Ctrl+F7
Doc Restore Ctrl+F5
Doc Size Ctrl+F8
Doc Split Alt+Ctrl+S
Double Underline Ctrl+Shift+D
End of Column Alt+Page Down
End of Column Alt+Shift+Page Down
End of Doc Extend Ctrl+Shift+End
End of Document Ctrl+End
End of Line End
End of Line Extend Shift+End
End of Row Alt+End
End of Row Alt+Shift+End
End of Window Alt+Ctrl+Page Down
End of Window Extend Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Page Down
Endnote Now Alt+Ctrl+D
Extend Selection F8
Field Chars Ctrl+F9
Field Codes Alt+F9
Find Ctrl+F
Font Ctrl+D
Font Ctrl+Shift+F
Font Size Select Ctrl+Shift+P
Footnote Now Alt+Ctrl+F
Formatting Properties Shift+F1
Go Back Shift+F5
Go Back Alt+Ctrl+Z
Go To Ctrl+G
Go To F5
Grow Font Ctrl+Shift+.
Grow Font One Point Ctrl+]
Hanging Indent Ctrl+T
Header Footer Link Alt+Shift+R
Help F1
HHC Alt+Ctrl+F7
Hidden Ctrl+Shift+H
Hyperlink Ctrl+K
Indent Ctrl+M
Italic Ctrl+I
Italic Ctrl+Shift+I
Justify Para Ctrl+J
Left Para Ctrl+L
Line Down Down
Line Down Extend Shift+Down
Line Up Up
Line Up Extend Shift+Up
List Num Field Alt+Ctrl+L
Lock Fields Ctrl+3
Lock Fields Ctrl+F11
Macro Alt+F8
Mail Merge Check Alt+Shift+K
Mail Merge Edit Data Source Alt+Shift+E
Mail Merge to Doc Alt+Shift+N
Mail Merge to Printer Alt+Shift+M
Mark Citation Alt+Shift+I
Mark Index Entry Alt+Shift+X
Mark Table of Contents Entry Alt+Shift+O
Menu Mode F10
Merge Field Alt+Shift+F
Microsoft Script Editor Alt+Shift+F11
Microsoft System Info Alt+Ctrl+F1
Move Text F2
New Default Ctrl+N
Next Field F11
Next Field Alt+F1
Next Misspelling Alt+F7
Next Object Alt+Down
Next Window Ctrl+F6
Next Window Alt+F6
Normal Alt+Ctrl+N
Normal Style Ctrl+Shift+N
Normal Style Alt+Shift+Clear (Num 5)
Open Ctrl+O
Open Ctrl+F12
Open Alt+Ctrl+F2
Open or Close Up Para Ctrl+0
Other Pane F6
Other Pane Shift+F6
Outline Alt+Ctrl+O
Outline Collapse Alt+Shift+-
Outline Collapse Alt+Shift+Num -
Outline Demote Alt+Shift+Right
Outline Expand Alt+Shift+=
Outline Expand Alt+Shift+Num +
Outline Move Down Alt+Shift+Down
Outline Move Up Alt+Shift+Up
Outline Promote Alt+Shift+Left
Outline Show First Line Alt+Shift+L
Page Alt+Ctrl+P
Page Break Ctrl+Return
Page Down Page Down
Page Down Extend Shift+Page Down
Page Field Alt+Shift+P
Page Up Page Up
Page Up Extend Shift+Page Up
Para Down Ctrl+Down
Para Down Extend Ctrl+Shift+Down
Para Up Ctrl+Up
Para Up Extend Ctrl+Shift+Up
Paste Ctrl+V
Paste Insert
Paste Format Ctrl+Shift+V
Prev Field Shift+F11
Prev Field Alt+Shift+F1
Prev Object Alt+Up
Prev Window Ctrl+Shift+F6
Prev Window Alt+Shift+F6
Print Ctrl+P
Print Ctrl+Shift+F12
Print Preview Ctrl+F2
Print Preview Alt+Ctrl+I
Proofing F7
Redo Alt+Shift+Backspace
Redo or Repeat Ctrl+Y
Redo or Repeat F4
Redo or Repeat Alt+Return
Repeat Find Shift+F4
Repeat Find Alt+Ctrl+Y
Replace Ctrl+H
Research Lookup Ctrl+Shift+O
Reset Char Ctrl+Space
Reset Char Ctrl+Shift+Z
Reset Para Ctrl+Q
Revision Marks Toggle Ctrl+Shift+E
Right Para Ctrl+R
Save Ctrl+S
Save Shift+F12
Save Alt+Shift+F2
Save As F12
Select All Ctrl+A
Select All Ctrl+Clear (Num 5)
Select All Ctrl+Num 5
Select Table Alt+Clear (Num 5)
Show All Ctrl+Shift+8
Show All Headings Alt+Shift+A
Show Heading1 Alt+Shift+1
Show Heading2 Alt+Shift+2
Show Heading3 Alt+Shift+3
Show Heading4 Alt+Shift+4
Show Heading5 Alt+Shift+5
Show Heading6 Alt+Shift+6
Show Heading7 Alt+Shift+7
Show Heading8 Alt+Shift+8
Show Heading9 Alt+Shift+9
Shrink Font Ctrl+Shift+,
Shrink Font One Point Ctrl+[
Shrink Selection Shift+F8
Small Caps Ctrl+Shift+K
Space Para1 (single spacing) Ctrl+1
Space Para15 (one-and-a-half line spacing) Ctrl+5
Space Para2 (double spacing) Ctrl+2
Spike Ctrl+Shift+F3
Spike Ctrl+F3
Start of Column Alt+Page Up
Start of Column Alt+Shift+Page Up
Start of Doc Extend Ctrl+Shift+Home
Start of Document Ctrl+Home
Start of Line Home
Start of Line Extend Shift+Home
Start of Row Alt+Home
Start of Row Alt+Shift+Home
Start of Window Alt+Ctrl+Page Up
Start of Window Extend Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Page Up
Style Ctrl+Shift+S
Style Separator Alt+Ctrl+Return
Subscript Ctrl+=
Superscript Ctrl+Shift+=
Symbol Font Ctrl+Shift+Q
Task Pane Ctrl+F1
Thesaurus RR Shift+F7
Time Field Alt+Shift+T
Toggle Character Code Alt+X
Toggle Field Display Shift+F9
Toggle Master Subdocs Ctrl+\
Toggle XMLTag View Ctrl+Shift+X
Translate Pane Alt+Shift+F7
Un Hang Ctrl+Shift+T
Un Indent Ctrl+Shift+M
Underline Ctrl+U
Underline Ctrl+Shift+U
Undo Ctrl+Z
Undo Alt+Backspace
Unlink Fields Ctrl+6
Unlink Fields Ctrl+Shift+F9
Unlock Fields Ctrl+4
Unlock Fields Ctrl+Shift+F11
Update Auto Format Alt+Ctrl+U
Update Fields F9
Update Fields Alt+Shift+U
Update Source Ctrl+Shift+F7
VBCode Alt+F11
Web Go Back Alt+Left
Web Go Forward Alt+Right
Word Count List Ctrl+Shift+G
Word Count Recount Ctrl+Shift+R
Word Left Ctrl+Left
Word Left Extend Ctrl+Shift+Left
Word Right Ctrl+Right
Word Right Extend Ctrl+Shift+Right
Word Underline Ctrl+Shift+W

on Dec 03, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Keyboard Shortcut for Windows


Getting used to using your keyboard exclusively and leaving your mouse behind will make you much more efficient at performing any task on any Windows system. I use the following keyboard shortcuts every day:
Windows key + R = Run menu
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 + 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.

Keyboard Shortcuts
[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications
[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter
[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu
[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)
[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window
[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document
Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word
Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph
[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


acessability 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.



Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run
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

internetbrowser
type in u're adress "google", then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter] add www. and .com to word and go to it

For Windows XP:
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:
To Press 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. WIN Key Display the System Properties dialog box. WIN Key+BREAK Show the desktop. WIN Key+D Minimize all windows. WIN Key+M Restores minimized windows. WIN Key+Shift+M Open My Computer. WIN Key+E Search for a file or folder. WIN Key+F Search for computers. CTRL+WIN Key+F Display Windows Help. WIN Key+F1 Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. WIN Key+ L Open the Run dialog box. WIN Key+R Open Utility Manager. WIN Key+U
accessibility keyboard shortcuts:

Oct 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Alternate keys on HP Keyboard


Activate:

Ctrl + fn + right shift key

Deactivate:

Ctrl + fn + right shift key twice

so hold ctrl + fn + right shift key then release the right shift key but keep holding the ctrl + fn keys down then push the right shift key again and that should deactivate it

Jun 09, 2008 | Intel Dot Station (INTC300AIO) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Keyboard buttons


Hi Grumpy Gran
Great name by the way. Are they listed top to bottom ` a two headed arrow, caps lock, an up arrow and ctrl?
These are not particular active keys. If you have used a typewriter the two headed arrow is the tab key, use it to jump a given number of spaces to the right.
The caps lock will set your keyboard in capitals mode. The uparrow is the shift key which temporarily puts it into capitals or vice-versa. The ctrl key is a special key which is not used in normal typing. You may not need it in normal use.
Good luck with your surfing.
ps its not a good idea to unplug your keyboard whilst the computer is still on. You should connect it when the computer is off so that it is detected when the computer starts.

Mar 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

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