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.
- [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
- 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.
- 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
2 thoughts on “Keyboard Shortcuts”
You are Amazing sir 🙂
so cool shortcuts 🙂
you are amazing sir 🙂
so cool shortcuts 🙂
time savers ……!!