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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Quick Tips: "Keyboard Shortcuts"

Knowing keyboard shortcuts can help us save time and be more productive at work. Do you know that multiple mouse clicks can also be done with just pressing two keys in your keyboard? Here are some tips:

ALT + Tab = Switch between windows

ALT, Space, X = Maximize window

CTRL + Shift + Del = Task Manager

Windows key + Break = System properties

Windows key + F = Search

Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows

Windows key + E = Explore My Computer

Windows key + R = Run menu

CTRL + C = copy

CTRL + X = cut

CTRL + V = paste

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

Keyboard shortcut for MS Word:

CTRL and A
= Selects all in the current document.

CTRL and B = Bold text.

CTRL and C = Copies the item or text to the Clipboard and can be pasted using CTRL and V.

CTRL and D = Displays the Font dialogue box.

CTRL and E = Center Alignment.

CTRL and F = Displays the Find dialog box, to search the current document.

CTRL and G = Displays the Go to dialog box, to go to a specific location in the current document.

CTRL and H = Displays the Replace dialogue box.

CTRL and I = Italic text.

CTRL and J = Full Justification.

CTRL and K = Create Hyperlink

CTRL and L = Left Alignment

CTRL and M = Tab

CTRL and N = Creates a new document.

CTRL and O = Displays the Open File dialogue box.

CTRL and P = Displays the Print dialog box.

CTRL and R = Right Alignment.

CTRL and S = Displays the Save dialog box.

CTRL and U = Underline text

CTRL and V = Pastes the copied item or text from the Clipboard into the current position in the document.

CTRL and X = Cuts the item or text selected to the Clipboard.

CTRL and Y = Redo the last undone action.

CTRL and Z = Undoes the last action.

CTRL and ENTER = Insert Page Break.

CTRL and F2 = Show Print preview.

CTRL and F4 = Closes the active document window.

CTRL and F6 = Opens the next document window.

Keyboard shortcut for dialog boxes:

CTRL+TAB = Move forward through tabs

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB = Move backward through tabs

TAB = Move forward through options

SHIFT+TAB = Move backward through options

ALT+Underlined letter = Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option

ENTER = Carry out 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 = Display Help

F4 = 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

Run Commands (Windows Key+R)

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

control = Opens the Control Panel

control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog

I need to do a right click without a mouse!

There's a "Right-click" key next to the right Windows key on your keyboard. Then use the arrow keys to navigate.
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