Keyboard Shortcuts

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Kim Komando often provides helpful information for day to day use. I have always been a big advocate of keyboard shortcuts and thought some of these were helpful. Below the video is a list of more keyboard shortcuts.

Webpage shortcuts

Ctrl+P Prints your current page.
Ctrl+S Saves your current page.
Ctrl and +, or press Ctrl and scroll your mousewheel up. Increases text and information (Enlarges everything on the page)
Ctrl and -, or press Ctrl and scroll your mousewheel down Decreases text and screen information (Makes everything on the page smaller.)
Ctrl+0  (zero) Returns everything on the page to normal size.
F5 or Ctrl+R Reloads your current page
Esc Stops the loading of your current page.
Ctrl+F Opens the find bar.
Ctrl+G or F3 Finds the next match for your input in the find bar.
Ctrl+Shift+G, Shift+F3, or Shift+Enter Finds the previous match for your input in the find bar.
Click the middle mouse button (or mousewheel). Activates auto-scrolling. As you move your mouse, the page automatically scrolls according to the direction of the mouse.
Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5 Reloads your current page, ignoring cached content
Press Alt and click a link Downloads the target of the link
Ctrl+U Opens the source of your current page.
Drag a link to bookmarks bar  Saves the link as a bookmark
Ctrl+D Saves your current webpage as a bookmark.
Ctrl+Shift+D Saves all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder.
F11 Opens your page in full-screen mode. Press F11 again to exit full-screen.
Space bar Scrolls down the web page.
Home key Goes to the top of the page.
End key Goes to the bottom of the page
Press Shift and scroll your mousewheel Scrolls horizontally on the page.

Windows system key combinations

F1 Help
CTRL+ESC Open Start menu
ALT+TAB Switch between open programs
ALT+F4 Quit program
SHIFT+DELETE Delete item permanently
windowskey30 + L Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

Windows program key combinations

These work in all Microsoft applications ie Word, Publisher, Outlook, and in many other applications.

CTRL+X Cut CTRL+U Underline
CTRL+V Paste CTRL+I Italic
CTRL+Z Undo  

Mouse click/keyboard modifier combinations for shell objects

SHIFT+right click Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
SHIFT+double click Runs the alternate default command (the second item on the menu)
ALT+double click  Displays properties
SHIFT+DELETE Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin

General keyboard-only commands

F1 Starts Windows Help
F10 Activates menu bar options
SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
CTRL+ESC Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
CTRL+ESC or ESC Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
CTRL+SHIFT+ESC Opens Windows Task Manager (very helpful when programs are not responding)
ALT+DOWN ARROW Opens a drop-down list box
ALT+TAB Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
SHIFT Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
ALT+SPACE Displays the main window’s System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window’s System menu (from the MDI child window’s System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
CTRL+TAB Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program
ALT+underlined letter in menu Opens the menu
ALT+F4 Closes the current window
CTRL+F4 Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
ALT+F6 Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

Shell objects and general folder/Windows Explorer shortcuts

For a selected object:

F2 Rename object
F3 Find all files
CTRL+V Paste
SHIFT+DELETE Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
ALT+ENTER Open the properties for the selected object

To copy a file (versus move – keeps a copy in its original location)

Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another folder.

To create a shortcut

Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT while you drag a file to the desktop or a folder.

General folder/shortcut control

F4 Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
F5 Refreshes the current window.
F6 Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
CTRL+G Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)
CTRL+Z Undo the last command
CTRL+A Select all the items in the current window
BACKSPACE Switch to the parent folder
SHIFT+click+Close button For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders

Accessibility shortcuts

Press SHIFT five times Toggles StickyKeys on and off
Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds Toggles FilterKeys on and off
Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK Toggles MouseKeys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN Toggles high contrast on and off

Microsoft Natural Keyboard keys

windowskey30 Start menu
windowskey30 + R Run dialog box  
windowskey30 + M Minimize all
SHIFT+windowskey30+M Undo minimize all  
windowskey30 + F1 Help  
windowskey30 + E Windows Explorer  
windowskey30 + F Find files or folders
windowskey30 + D Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop  
CTRL+windowskey30+F Find computer  
CTRL+windowskey30+TAB Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)  
windowskey30+TAB Cycle through taskbar buttons
windowskey30+BREAK System Properties dialog box  
appkey Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item and in some cases options  

Microsoft Natural Keyboard with IntelliType software installed (results may vary based on version of Windows)

windowskey30 + L Log off Windows
windowskey30 + P Starts Print Manager
windowskey30 + C Opens Control Panel
windowskey30 + V Starts Clipboard
windowskey30 + K Opens Keyboard Properties dialog box
windowskey30 + I Opens Mouse Properties dialog box
windowskey30 + A Starts Accessibility Options (if installed)
windowskey30 + SPACEBAR Displays the list of Microsoft IntelliType shortcut keys
windowskey30 + S Toggles CAPS LOCK on and off

Dialog box keyboard commands

TAB Move to the next control in the dialog box
SHIFT+TAB Move to the previous control in the dialog box
SPACEBAR If the current control is a button, this clicks the button. If the current control is a check box, this toggles the check box. If the current control is an option, this selects the option.
ENTER Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with the outline)
ESC Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button
ALT+underlined letter in dialog box item Move to the corresponding item


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