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Use your winkey!
nifty winkey tips.
weblamer2

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Msg#: 4064 posted 9:33 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

The winkey on most peoples computers goes sorely unused.. here are a few nifty winkey shortcuts to speed up your day!

a) press WinKey and U open the Start Menu
b) WinKey + E opens Windows Explorer
c) WinKey + F opens the Find window
d) WinKey + R opens the Run window
e) WinKey + F1 opens Help
f) WinKey + Break/Pause opens System Properties dialog box
g) WinKey + D brings up the Desktop.(repeat to return to last active window
h) WinKey + Tab flips thru buttons for items on Taskbar
k) WinKey + M minimizes all open windows

 

Go2

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Msg#: 4064 posted 9:35 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks!
Very useful actually. And totally forgotten.
;)

lawman

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Msg#: 4064 posted 9:39 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

here are a few nifty winkey shortcuts to speed up your day!

My day goes by too fast as it is. Can WinKey be used to slow it down some?

rcjordan

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Msg#: 4064 posted 9:40 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

g) WinKey + D brings up the Desktop.(repeat to return to last active window
k) WinKey + M minimizes all open windows

Hey, those two are useful given the way I tend to work, thanks for the tip.

4eyes

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Msg#: 4064 posted 9:46 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

I never though to check this before, but the winkey brings up my Mandrake Linux Menu - cool! :)

sem4u

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Msg#: 4064 posted 9:46 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Also a couple of shortcuts for IE:

a) ctrl + enter (when entering a .com address with the 'domain' part only.)

b) ctrl + n (opens new window)

Basic but useful :)

pendanticist

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Msg#: 4064 posted 9:51 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

winkey!

Uh, well using my winkey isn't something I feel very comfortable discussing in a public foru...

<Pendanticist!>

What?

<The poster is asking about WinKey not your winkey>

ohhhhh.....<blush>

Nevermind.

Pendanticist.

Key_Master

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Msg#: 4064 posted 9:52 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

pendanticist is right. You're not supposed to play with your winkey. :)

diddlydazz

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Msg#: 4064 posted 10:01 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

here are a few that are handy..

CTRL and A Selects all the items in the active window.
CTRL and C Copies the item or items to the Clipboard and can be pasted using CTRL and V.
CTRL and F Displays the Find all files dialog box.
CTRL and G Displays the Go to folder dialog box.
CTRL and N Displays the New dialog box.
CTRL and O Displays the Open dialog box.
CTRL and P Displays the Print dialog box.
CTRL and S Displays the Save dialog box.
CTRL and V Pastes the copied item or items from the Clipboard.
CTRL and X Cuts the item or items selected to the Clipboard.
CTRL and Z Undoes the last action.
CTRL and F4 Closes the active document window.
CTRL and F6 Opens the next document window in the active application.

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Windows logo key The same effect as clicking on the "start" button.
Windows logo key and BREAK Opens the System Properties dialog box.
Windows logo key and E Opens Windows Explorer.
Windows logo key and F Opens the Find All Files dialog box.
Windows logo key and R Opens the Run dialog box.
Windows logo key and TAB Toggles through the taskbar icons.
Windows logo key and M Minimizes all active windows.
Windows logo key+CTRL+F Opens the Find Computer dialog box.

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ALT and BACKSPACE Undoes the last action, like pressing CTRL and Z.
ALT+SHIFT+BACKSPACE Redoes the last undone action.
ALT and ENTER Toggles an MS DOS application between full screen and windowed modes, also toggles Windows (r) Media Player between full screen and windowed modes.
ALT and ESC Toggles through open application windows.
ALT+SHIFT+ESC Toggles back through open application windows, the opposite of above.
ALT and PRINT SCREEN Copies an image of the active window to the Clipboard.
ALT and TAB Switches through the active applications.
ALT and F4 Closes the active application window.

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Dazz

diddlydazz

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Msg#: 4064 posted 10:03 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Internet Explorer:

To Select all items on a webpage use CTRL and A.

To Copy a selected item to the clipboard use CTRL and C.

To Paste an item from the clipboard into a document use CTRL and V.

To Add the current page/document to your favorites use CTRL and D.

To Open the IE search utility use CTRL and E.

To Open the FIND box to search the current document use CTRL and F.

To Open the History utility use CTRL and H.

To Open the Favorites utility use CTRL and I.

To Go to a new location/document use CTRL and L. Also CTRL and O.

To Open a new Explorer window use CTRL and N.

To Print the current page/document use CTRL and P.

To Refresh the current page/document use CTRL and R. Also you can use the F5 key.

To Save the current document/page use CTRL and S.

To Close the current Explorer window use CTRL and W.

To go to your default homepage use ALT and the HOME key.

To go forward one page (equivalent to the FORWARD button) use ALT and the right arrow key.

To go back one page (equivalent to the BACK button) use ALT and the left arrow key.

Dazz

diddlydazz

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Msg#: 4064 posted 10:05 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Netscape:

To open Navigator when in Communicator use CTRL and press 1

To open Messenger when in Communicator use CTRL and press 2

To select everything on a webpage use CTRL and press A

To edit your bookmarks use CTRL and B

To copy selected text to clipboard use CTRL and C

To bookmark the current page use CTRL and press D

To find text within a webpage use CTRL and F

To see a history of webpages that have been visited use CTRL and H

To see the page info for the current webpage use CTRL and I

To forward an email in Messenger use CTRL and L

To start writing a new message (email) use CTRL and M

To open a new navigator window use CTRL and N

To goto a new location use CTRL and O

To print the current page use CTRL and P

To close Netscape use CTRL and Q

To refresh the page use CTRL and R

To save a webpage use CTRL and S

To get new messages in Messenger use CTRL and T

To view the page source of a webpage use CTRL and U

To paste text that you have copied use CTRL and V

To close the current window use CTRL and W

To go to the top of the current page use CTRL and HOME

To go to the bottom of the current page use CTRL and END

To go back one page (the equivalent to the BACK button) hold down ALT and press the left cursor key.

To go forward one page (the equivalent to the forward button) hold down ALT and press the right cursor key.

Dazz

Go2

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Msg#: 4064 posted 11:08 pm on Jan 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

b) WinKey + E opens Windows Explorer

is going to save me tons of time!

One of the major mysteries of Microsoft Windows is why the Explorer is listed under Start->Programs->Accesories....It is so intuitive!

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