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  1. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Okay, I know all of you use them, but I'm guessing there's a wealth of shortcuts that you just never use or even knew about. This can be tricks, shortcuts, or easter eggs. Anything that allows you to work faster or more efficiently or is just cool. For example:

    To paste text within a dos window, right click inside the window.
    To copy text from within a dos windows, highlight it and right click.
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    windows key + e = explorer
    windows key + r = run
    windows key + m = minimize
    windows key + u = utility manager
    ctrl + shift + esc = task manager
    ctrl + esc = start menu
     
  3. Rob

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    Alt-Tab
    Alt-F4
    Copy, paste, cut
    Alt-Enter

    That is all I use.
     
  4. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Windows-Pause = System Properties
     
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    Scream_Phoenix Handsome Boy Model

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    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 301583
    A List of the Keyboard Shortcuts That Are Available in Windows XP
    The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    CTRL+C (Copy)
    CTRL+X (Cut)
    CTRL+V (Paste)
    CTRL+Z (Undo)
    DELETE (Delete)
    SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
    CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
    CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
    F2 key (Rename the selected item)
    CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
    CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
    CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
    CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
    CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
    SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
    CTRL+A (Select all)
    F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
    ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
    ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
    ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
    ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
    CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
    ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
    ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
    F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
    F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
    ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
    CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
    ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
    Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
    F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
    RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
    LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
    F5 key (Update the active window)
    BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    ESC (Cancel the current task)
    SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
    Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts
    CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
    CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
    TAB (Move forward through the options)
    SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
    ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
    ENTER (Perform 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 key (Display Help)
    F4 key (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)
    Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts
    Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
    Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
    Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
    Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
    Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
    Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
    Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
    CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
    Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
    Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
    Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
    Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)

    Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts
    Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
    Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
    Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
    SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
    NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
    Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
    Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
    END (Display the bottom of the active window)
    HOME (Display the top of the active window)
    NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
    NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
    NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
    LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
    RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)
    Shortcut Keys for Character Map
    After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
    RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
    LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
    UP ARROW (Move up one row)
    DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
    PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
    PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
    HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
    END (Move to the end of the line)
    CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
    CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
    SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)
    Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Main Window Keyboard Shortcuts
    CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
    CTRL+N (Open a new console)
    CTRL+S (Save the open console)
    CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
    CTRL+W (Open a new window)
    F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
    ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
    ALT+F4 (Close the console)
    ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
    ALT+V (Display the View menu)
    ALT+F (Display the File menu)
    ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)

    MMC Console Window Keyboard Shortcuts
    CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
    ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
    SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
    F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
    F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
    CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
    CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
    ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
    F2 key (Rename the selected item)
    CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)
    Remote Desktop Connection Navigation
    CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
    ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
    ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
    ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
    ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
    CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
    ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
    CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
    CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)

    Microsoft Internet Explorer Navigation
    CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
    CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
    CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
    CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
    CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
    CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
    CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
    CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
    CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
    CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
    CTRL+W (Close the current window)

    Other Information
    Some keyboard shortcuts may not work if StickyKeys is turned on in Accessibility Options.
    Some of the Terminal Services client shortcuts that are similar to the shortcuts in Remote Desktop Sharing are not available when you use Remote Assistance in Windows XP Home Edition.
    Some of the other Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that have similar information as this article are:
    126449 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows
     
  6. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    Worst shortcut ever. You should be able to hit the buttons with one hand. :fawk:
     
  7. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Not my fault your keyboard is shitty and only has one Windows key :fawk:

    BTW, I wanted to know what shortcuts YOU guys use - not a list of them.
     
  8. Blindsight

    Blindsight Guest

    This isn't really a "shortcut" per se, but it's still pretty cool. Create a new folder on your drive, and put shortcuts to frequently used programs in the folder. Right click on the task bar at the bottom of your windows desktop and select "Toolbars => New Toolbar..." and then point it to the location of the folder with all of your short cuts. You can then have a totally empty desktop and your new tool bar will pop up whenever you move your mouse over the top of the desktop. I think it's really handy and most people aren't smart enough to figure out how to use my computer when it's set up like that :rofl:

    Edit: BTW you will obviously have to unlock the taskbar and then drag the new toolbar to the top or wherever you like it to make this really useful.
     
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    I didn't realize there was tab completion in a command prompt until recently.
     
  10. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    why not just windows key?


    the only shortcuts that I notice I use frequently is:

    windows key (release) + u + u = shutdown
    windows key (release) + u + r = restart
     
  11. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    In windows? :confused:
     
  12. CyberBullets

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    cause some of my keyboards dont have a windows key :fawk:
     
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    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    Yep
     
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    Supernoma servus publicae OT Supporter

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    alt+0176 give you the degrees symbol °.

    Handy for engineers and typing science reports :)
     
  15. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Alt-248...

    In fact any ASCII code can be entered that way.

    You can also use wildcards for more things in DOS than you could before - cd a* for example will go to the first directory that starts with an a
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I love these threads! ;)

    I posted the same thread in a different forum a year or so ago and it went almost exactly like this. Someone without any sense of humor went and copied/pasted the Knowledge Base article on what shortcuts are available and ruined the whole thing. :bash:

    I always use what Rob said, plus Windows+Pause for system properties.

    BTW - I can hit Windows+Pause with one hand?
     
  17. The Bastard

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    Tedious. Just use the Windows key.

    In WinXP you need to right click, choose MARK before you can begin to hilight.
     
  18. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    ummm, what are you talking about? I've used XP for ~1 year and have never seen "Mark" as one of my right click options.

    I don't use many shortcuts:
    ctrl-x cut
    ctrl-c copy
    ctrl-v paste
    and i use the right-click button on the keyboard a lot.
     
  19. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    As mentioned, some older keyboards for those of us that can't bear to throw anything away, don't have a windows key. In a server situation where it's bad enough to have to have a keyboard, let alone a mouse and a place to move it, it's handy to know how to access the start menu without that key.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    As I said, some keyboards only have one windows key - my laptop only has one.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I still don't get this - how does this work again?
     
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    :werd: I was just trying it and it doesn't work.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Ah yes. I forgot. My bad.:)
     
  24. crotchfruit

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    install tweak ui. it's under the "Cmd" tab... you can select a key for filename completion and directory completion. works w/ cmd.exe
     
  25. Aimless

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    TweakUI? No. I've used it at work on Win2K SP3 machines and at home on my WinXP Pro box. You type a portion of a directory or filename, hit tab, and it completes it. I haven't done any registry modification or anything.
     

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