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« on: February 28, 2007, 11:04:16 PM »

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General
Get specific help on selected item F1
Quit a program                     ALT + F4
Close a window                     CTRL + F4
View the shortcut menu for selected item     SHIFT + F10
Display Start menu                 CTRL + Esc
Switch to last window used         ALT + Tab
Cycle through open applications    ALT + Tab, Tab, Tab...
Bypass CD or CD-ROM auto-play      SHIFT while inserting the disc
Select first menu on menu bar      F10
Move through menu headings         Left, Right
Open a menu                        Down
Move through menus                 Up, down
Move to menu where X is underlined ALT + X
Close current menu selection       Esc
Cancel current selection on menu bar    ALT or F10
Open application's Control menu    ALT + spacebar
Open document's Control menu       ALT + hyphen
Closes the current document windows     CTRL + F4
Switch to the next document windows     CTRL + F6
Toggle maximized and windowed displays  Double-click title bar
Copy a file                        CTRL + drag the file
Create a shortcut                  CTRL + SHIFT drag the file
Create a shortcut                  R-drag an item, S
Delete an item                     Drag to Recycle Bin
Delete an item (no undelete)       SHIFT + Drag to Recycle Bin
Add item to Start menu             Drag item onto Start button
Select first menu on menu bar      ALT
Add Toolbar to any Windows applet or folder  ALT + V, T
Move forwards through dialog box options     TAB
Move backwards through dialog box options    SHIFT + TAB
Move between tabs                  CTRL + TAB
Move to an option with the letter X underlined    ALT + X
Open a list box                    ALT + DOWN
Go to the top of a list box        HOME
Go to the bottom of a list box     END
Move to item in list box starting with X     X
Select or deselect items in a check box or list box    SPACE BAR
Select or deselect one item at a time in a list box    SHIFT + UP
Select or deselect one item at a time in a list box    SHIFT + DOWN
Make non-contiguous selections from list box CTRL + Left CLICK
Open Look In list (Open dialog)    F4
Open Save In list (Save as dialog) F4
Open folder a level up from current folder   BACKSPACE
Create a new folder                R-click, W, F
Jump to a desktop item             Type initial characters
Rename an item                     F2
Find a file or folder              F3
Cut selected item                  CTRL + X
Copy selected item                 CTRL + C
Paste copied or cut item           CTRL + V
Delete an item (to Recycle Bin)    DEL
Undo delete                        R-click on desktop, U
Delete an item (no undelete)       SHIFT + DEL
Delete an item (no undelete)       SHIFT  +  R-click, D
View an item's Properties          ALT + Enter
View an items properties           ALT + double-click
Create a shortcut                  CTRL + drag the file
Create a shortcut                  CTRL + SHIFT drag the file
Correct displayed time             R-click on ALT + T, Up and Down
Line up icons                      R-click, E
Turn on (or turn off) icons' auto-arrange    R-click, I, A
Minimize all windows               R-click on Taskbar, M
Cascade all windows                R-click on Taskbar, C
Tile all windows horizontally      R-click on Taskbar, H
Tile all windows vertically        R-click on Taskbar, V
Undo last Desktop command          R-click, U
Change the Desktop's properties    R-click on desktop, R
Change background pattern          R-click on desktop, R, select
option, ALT + A
Change wallpaper                   R-click on desktop, R, ALT + W,
select option, ALT + A
Tile wallpaper                     R-click on desktop, R, ALT + T, ALT
+ A
Center wallpaper                   R-click on desktop, R, ALT + C, ALT
+ A
Change Screen saver                R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + Tab,
ALT + S
Password protect screen saver      R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + Tab,
ALT + P
Change password                    R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + Tab,
ALT + C
Change screen saver setup          R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + Tab,
ALT + T
Preview screen saver               R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + Tab,
ALT + V
Change screen saver wait time      R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + Tab,
ALT + W
Change color scheme                R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + Tab,
CTRL  + Tab,
                                   ALT + S, make selection, ALT + A
Change appearance of select desktop items    R-click on desktop, R,
CTRL                                +  Tab, CTRL + Tab,
                                   click on item in preview, change
details, ALT + A
Change screen color depth          R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + SHIFT
+ Tab, ALT + C,
                                   Up or Down to select, ALT + A
Change screen resolution           R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + SHIFT
+ Tab, ALT + R,
                                   Right or Left to select, ALT + A
Adjust screen font size            R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + SHIFT
+ Tab, ALT + F,
                                   Up or Down to select, ALT + A
Adjust screen font size manually   R-click on desktop, R, CTRL + SHIFT
+ Tab, ALT + U,
                                   drag slider with mouse, ALT + A


Taskbar
Hide Taskbar                       R-click, R, U
Restore hidden Taskbar             R-click, R, U
Remove clock from Tray             R-click, R, C
Cascade all windows                R-click on Taskbar, C
Tile all windows horizontally      R-click on Taskbar, H
Tile all windows vertically        R-click on Taskbar, V
Undo last Desktop command          R-click, U
Reduce size of icons in Start menu      R-click on Taskbar, R, S
Clear contents of Documents menu   R-click on Taskbar, R, CTRL + Tab, C
Add item to Start menu             R-click on Taskbar, R, CTRL + Tab,
A, ALT + B
Remove items from Start menu       R-click on Taskbar, R, CTRL + Tab,
R, select item,
                                   ALT + R
Correct displayed time             R-click on Tray (bottom right of
Taskbar), ALT + T,
                                   Up and Down and TAB to adjust, ALT +
A


Start Menu
Activate the Start menu            CTRL + ESC
Activate Start menu from Desktop   CTRL + ESC
Activate Start menu from Desktop   ALT + S
Add item to Start menu             Drag onto Start button
Add item to Start menu             R-click on Taskbar, R, CTRL + Tab,
A, ALT + B
Remove items from Start menu       R-click on Start button, O, P, ENTER
Remove items from Start menu       R-click on Taskbar, R, CTRL + Tab,
R, select item,
                                   ALT + R
Reduce size of icons in Start menu      R-click on Taskbar, R, S
Clear contents of Documents menu   3R-click on Taskbar, R, CTRL + TAB,
C
Bring up Find utility              R-click on Start button, F


Recycle Bin
Empty Recycle Bin                  R-click, B
Cancel delete confirmation dialog box   R-click, R, D
Reinstate delete confirmation dialog box     R-click, R, D
Cancel undelete option for every deletion    R-click, R, R
Explorer
Open Explorer                      R-click on Start button, E
Refresh a window                   F5
Go to a named folder               CTRL + G, enter name
Jump to a folder                   Type its initial character(s)
Undo                               CTRL + Z
Select all                         CTRL + A
Move one level up                  BACKSPACE
Close selected folder and its parents   SHIFT-click the Close button
Rename an item                     F2
Find a file or folder              F3
Cut selected item                  CTRL + X
Copy selected item                 CTRL + C
Paste copied or cut item           CTRL + V
Delete an item (to Recycle Bin)    DEL
Delete an item (to Recycle Bin)    R-click, D
Delete an item (no undelete)       SHIFT + DEL or SHIFT  +  R-click, D
View an item's Properties          ALT + ENTER
View an item's Properties          ALT + double-click
Copy a file                        CTRL + drag the file
Create a shortcut                  CTRL + SHIFT drag the file
Switch between left and right panes     F6
Expand current folder's subfolders * (on numeric keypad)
Expand the selected folder          +  (on numeric keypad)
Collapse the selected folder       - (on numeric keypad)
Expand current selection           RIGHT
Select first subfolder (if expanded)    RIGHT
Collapse current selection         LEFT
Select parent folder (if collapsed)     LEFT


Managing Folders
Change icon size to small          ALT + V, M
Change icon size to small          R-click, V, M
Change icon size to large          ALT + V, G
Change icon size to large          R-click, V, G
Change icons view to a list        ALT + V, L
Change icons view to a list        R-click, V, L
Change icons view to a detailed list    ALT + V, D
Change icons view to a detailed list    R-click, V, D
Arrange icons in alpha order       ALT + V, I, N
Arrange icons in alpha order       R-click, I, N
Arrange icons by size              ALT + V, I, S
Arrange icons by size              R-click, I, S
Arrange icons by type              ALT + V, I, T
Arrange icons by type              R-click, I, T
Arrange icons by modification date ALT + V, I, D
Arrange icons by modification date R-click, I, D
Line up icons                      ALT + V, I, E
Line up icons                      R-click, I, E
Add Toolbar to any Windows applet or folder  ALT + V, T
Activate the Toolbar's List box    Tab
Activate the Toolbar's List box    F4
Identify Toolbar icon's purpose ...
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 08:38:55 AM »

Stacey, could I have a short-cut to the short-cuts?  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 10:07:50 PM »

Cute, Dede.


When an unwanted and unsolicited pop-up window is displayed, often times clicking the little box in the upper right hand corner is the same as clicking on the window - it registers that you have clicked on the window. I always use this to close all such windows.

Quit a program                     ALT + F4


I really had no idea there were so many short cuts.

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 08:42:38 PM »

Dede when I saw this list of short cuts I thought just the same thing as you mentioned. Short cut what shortcut  Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007, 11:58:34 PM »

I would like to know how to put your start program in alphabetical order...is there a short cut stacey....hello Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007, 11:48:27 AM »

Display the Start menu. Ctrl + Esc
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2007, 01:11:32 PM »

not to display start i need the program in start in order. i can figure out how to move them with out doing each one individually
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007, 02:07:47 PM »

When you click on "Start--Programs" and the window pops up with the list of programs, right-click on the window and select the "Sort by Name" option.

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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007, 04:41:43 PM »

thanks jack, first roll moved ok but the rest that had icons i had to manual move them hope they stay in order, i have three rolls of programs gess wonder why we our running slow ha but i almost have 800mb of memory still take up have my disk space trying to clean up machine

but it bugs me when i can find them in order thanks jack of all trades
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007, 08:10:27 PM »

This list is a little overwhelming.  I certainly can't remember them all.   Here are my most used ones:

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Close an application   ALT+ F4
Cycle through open applications    ALT + Tab, Tab, Tab...
Copy a file                        CTRL + drag the file
Move to item in list box starting with X     X  (repeat X to scroll through all that start with X) (X can be any letter or number)
Select or de-select items in a check box or list box    SPACE BAR

Cut selected item                  CTRL + X
Copy selected item                 CTRL + C
Paste copied or cut item           CTRL + V
Delete an item (to Recycle Bin)    DEL
Undo                               CTRL + Z
Select all                         CTRL + A


Refresh      F5

Office applications:
Bold         select, then CTRL + B
Italic        select, then CRTL + I
Underline select, then CTRL + U
Save        CTRL + S
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