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Microsoft Windows Useful Keyboard shortcuts
11-13-2009, 02:27 PM
Post: #1
Microsoft Windows Useful Keyboard shortcuts
Microsoft Windows Keyboard shortcuts

First and foremost, help is what people look for in case of any problem encountered. Press F1 for quick help in almost any program.

Quick Help
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Pressing F1 in almost any program will bring up the Help Menu.
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Start Menu shortcut
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CTRL + ESC will open the Start Menu. It is the same as using Windows key (the key usually placed alongside Alt and Ctrl and having microsoft windows logo on it). Once the Start Menu is opened, you can use your Arrow Keys on the keyboard to navigate through the list
of installed programs. You can also use program name specific characters to quickly select programs in start menu. Press ENTER to execute the program.
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Switching Between Tasks
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ALT + TAB will bring up a Window with a list of icons representing
programs which are currently running on your computer. While holding
the ALT key, press and depress the TAB button to cycle between each
icon task.
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Cycle To The Next Task
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ALT + ESC will switch to next task running on your computer. Hold
down the ALT key, press and depress the ESC key to cycle to the next
task.

Close or Quit a program
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ALT+F4 will usually work on almost all the programs to close them.

Bypassing Recycle bin
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Use SHIFT+DELETE to Delete item permanently. It’ll not be put in to recycle bin. Be careful with overuse of Shift + Del. You might end up deleting something that you may need later on.

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Terminating Crashing or Non-responding Programs
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CTRL + ALT + DELETE will bring up Task Manager and allow you to End a
Process (terminate a program) if it has crashed or has stopped
responding. Select the process which has stopped responding, and then
press "END PROCESS" to terminate it.

Cycling Buttons On A Window
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Pressing TAB while a window is open on your Desktop will cycle the
cursor to the next button position in the window. The TAB key also
works when cycling between text fields when filling out forms on the
Internet.
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Copy Text Quick to Clipboard
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After highlighting text with your mouse, press CTRL + INSERT to copy
it to your clipboard. You may use CTRL + C also.
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Paste Text Quickly from Clipboard
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Pressing SHIFT + INSERT will paste any text that is in your clipboard.
Your cursor must also be placed in an area that will accept keyboard
input for this to work. You may use CTRL + V as its substitute.
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Highlight Text To The Top Of The Page
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Click on a line of text anywhere in a document, and press CTRL + SHIFT
+ HOME to select all text above this area to the top of the page.
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Highlight Text To The Bottom Of The Page
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Click on a line of text anywhere in a document, and press CTRL + SHIFT
+ END to select all text below this area to the bottom of the page.

Fast Locking computer
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Use Windows Logo+L to Lock the computer. For the users who have user switching enabled, it’ll instantly take them to the windows logon screen keeping the existing user logged in.

Open Task manager
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CTRL+SHIFT+ESC Opens Windows Task Manager. It is the same as doing CTRL + ALT + Delete.

Renaming Files
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use F2 key to rename a file. This key is also used in many programs to modify entries.

Finding Files or Text
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F3 is mainly used to find files either on Explorer or inside programs. If used in a program, it will help in finding text, a word, character etc.

View the properties of a Selected object
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ALT+ENTER: to Open the properties for the selected object.

Open Run dialog box quickly
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Use Windows key + R to open it. You’ll be using it quite frequently if you follow our guides.
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Open My Computer quickly
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Use Windows Key + E to open My computer in explorer with Folders view on.
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Show Desktop Quickly
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Windows key (Winkey) + D to show desktop. It’ll minimize all the active windows instantly. Use again to switch back to the previous view.

Add your own most used microsoft keyboard shortcuts. Let's be a little more efficient from now on!
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01-19-2010, 02:04 PM
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RE: Microsoft Windows Useful Keyboard shortcuts
HI!!
Thanks for sharing useful shortcut for windows.
I am using Ubuntu9.04 do you have any shortcut for it.
If yes please share with us.
Thanks in advance.
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11-27-2010, 04:04 AM
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RE: Microsoft Windows Useful Keyboard shortcuts
Thanks for giving the shortcuts to all. These are the shortcuts which mostly in use. Some of the keyboard shortcuts are as under.
1. Shift + Tab.........for reverse in form filling
2. F5 .............Refresh pc
3. Shift + Tab .......... To change the window
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12-29-2010, 01:55 PM
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RE: Microsoft Windows Useful Keyboard shortcuts
I am daily user of Microsoft windows. These keyboard short-cuts are very beneficial for me. Some of these I used and it is best to share here, it helps to them who want to know about it.
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07-24-2012, 05:36 PM (This post was last modified: 08-01-2012 04:45 PM by Spessard9.)
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RE: Microsoft Windows Useful Keyboard shortcuts
Oh my, just what I am up to. my boyfriend has no time to teach me on this, I like to know all the shortcuts on keyboard computer because its much more easier and makes your work light and fast.
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06-26-2022, 04:51 AM
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Thats correct, it does not show up.
If I try to enter text in any text field for instance importing a song and giving it a name, etc. the virtual keyboard doesnt show up.
The virtual keyboard never shows up, nor do I see a tiny keyboard anywhere on the screen, ever.
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