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1. Ctrl+Z is the magic undo combo. It simply undoes your last action, say, the paragraph you accidentally erased (it works in other applications, too--try it on the Photoshop ilter you really wish you hadn!t applied, or a ter renaming a document or a older in a "indows directory#. Programs $ary in the number o times you can undo something, but some will let you Ctrl+Z all the way back to the beginning. (%nd, yes, there is a redo command, &ust hit Ctrl+'.# Ctrl+), Ctrl+I, or Ctrl+* apply bold, italics, or underline to highlighted te+t, respecti$ely. Ctrl+P prints whate$er is in an acti$e window. Ctrl+)ackspace erases an entire word at a time, instead o a letter. Ctrl+up or down arrows let you scroll an entire paragraph at a time, instead o one line, and Ctrl+.hi t+up or down arrow will select an entire paragraph. Ctrl+0nter inserts a page break in "ord. %lt+Ctrl+C inserts the copyright symbol (%lt+Ctrl+2 inserts the registered trademark symbol, and %lt+Ctrl+3 makes the trademark symbol#. In 5utlook, you can &ump to the section you want6 Ctrl+1 switches to the 7ail window, Ctrl+( switches to the Calender, Ctrl+, to Contacts, Ctrl+- to 3asks, and Ctrl+/ to 8otes. Ctrl+.hi t+7 starts a new message in 5utlook. (*se Ctrl+.hi t+C or a new contact.# In 5utlook e-mail, hit Ctrl+8 to compose a new message, Ctrl+2 to reply to a message. 3he only 0+cel shortcut I!$e e$er known, Ctrl+, enters the date. (I you li$e in 0+cel, you should ha$e the 0+cel <eyboard .hortcuts page in your =a$orites>#
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Windows XP shortcuts
<eyboard shortcuts are a great way to keep things mo$ing when you!re using your computer, and they let you per orm tasks without li ting your hands rom the keyboard. 3hese are some o the basics that you should know--at least i you want to cut down on the number o times you reach or the mouse e$ery day.
Ctrl+%lt+?el is the mother o all keyboard shortcuts, a ectionately known as the @three- ingered salute,@ since it!s so use ul when your "indows bo+ locks up. Pressing the combo once (simultaneously# opens the "indows 3ask 7anager. (=rom within the 3ask 7anager, you can orce-Auit a crashed program, see a list o processes or applications running on your machine, check per ormance parameters such as how hard your CP* is working, or track your network usage.# Is your machine totally locked upB 2each o$er, grab the mouse and click .hut ?own. Ctrl+. sa$es the ile you!re working on. 0$er lost your homework, a spreadsheet at work, or some $ideo you!$e been editingB Cit Ctrl+. (simultaneously# to sa$e. Cit it
or a lag# +2 opens the 2un dialog. (I0 and =ire o+# Ctrl+= launches =ind or the page you!re on.ettingsHIusernameJH7y ?ocumentsH0+penses. while "indows+? actually raises the desktop to the top.. (I0 and =ire o+# 0. Internet Explorer and Firefox shortcuts 1. hit . 9. 5nce the boss gone..# 3his is a great one or when the boss pops up in your cubicle. %lt+Come takes you directly to your home page. and "indows+? shows your desktop. Colding down %lt+3ab will bring up a system window that shows you what apps are running and which one you!re switching to. early and o ten> ("ant to open a ile rom within the program you!re runningB Ctrl+5 uni$ersally opens the =ileD5pen window. in =ire o+. (. 1. 0+cel.increases or decreases the te+t siLe in =ire o+.# Ctrl+C copies te+t. paste in a older path. photo. /. (3his is so much easier than right-clicking># =. type excel to launch 0+cel. (I0 and =ire o+G =ire o+!s implementation is particularly cool. Kust type winword to launch "ord. 4. (I0 and =ire o+# *se the 3ab key to &ump your cursor to the ne+t entry in a orm or the ne+t section o a "eb page. or whate$er it is you!re working on#. such as C6H?ocuments and . (3hese results look similar.C stops downloading a page. and so on so orth across the top o the "indowB Cit %lt + that letter to open that particular menuG you can either use the arrow keys to mo$e around within that window. Bonus: More shortcuts . de aulting to 7y Computer. you can!t completely eliminate using it#. 9. "indows+0 launches "indows 0+plorer.earch i you!re on the desktop or in a older. -. not to mention the E in Edit. :. /. 1. =rom here. or e+ample. launches . "indows+7 minimiLes all open windows. and "indows will open it automatically.hi t+"indows+7 to bring up your minimiLed windows. or 8otepad. and notepad to launch 8otepad. %lt+3ab lets you switch on the ly between all o your open windows. 'ou can. and Ctrl+F cuts whate$er you!$e highlighted out o the document (or older. (I0 and =ire o+# =/ or Ctrl+2 re reshes the page you!re on. :. or keep your eyes peeled or more underlined letters to use more %lt+ key combinations. 3he "indows key (the one that looks like the "indows logo. 1. or "indows+? to drop your desktop back down again. Ctrl+M puts your cursor in the *2M ield and highlights the current te+t. 'ou can also use the 2un dialog to open 7icroso t applications such as "ord. but they!re slightly di erentG "indows+7 minimiLes all windows that support the command.. 4. as it scans the page or the term you want as you type# =11 shi ts between regular and ull-screen $iews o your browser window. or icons that you!$e highlighted. -. 0$er wonder why almost e$ery "indows program has the F in File underlined. Ctrl++ or Ctrl+. Ctrl+" closes a tab in =ire o+ or the current window in I0. 1. Ctrl+E pastes them where you point your mouse (hey. (I0 and =ire o+# Ctrl+3 opens up a new tab and puts your cursor in the *2M ield. Press the combination once to switch to your last open window or multiple times to switch to any other open window. mo$ie clip. Ctrl+% highlights the entire ile you!re working on or e$erything in a older or on your desktop. you can launch a command-line window by typing cmd.. while Ctrl+3ab does the same or I0. . iles.. Ctrl+? adds the current page to your =a$oritesD)ookmarks ile. but you can do a lot more. =( renames a selected ile or older.
8Delete9 (@I/%>D-L-%. ARR. but searching in the help section comes up with Auite a ew =ire o+ keyboard shortcuts List of the keyboard shortcuts that are available in Windows XP View products that this article applies to. F keyboard shortcuts Nmail shortcuts 'ahoo doesn!t ha$e a speci ic list o e-mail shortcuts..5 8*ove the insertion point to the &e2innin2 o4 the ne3t word9 6%RL>L-/% ARR./.ther in4or7ation SUMMA ! %his article descri&es the 1e &oard shortcuts that are availa&le in 5indows :.5 8*ove the insertion point to the &e2innin2 o4 the previous word9 6%RL>D..<eyboard shortcuts in FP 7icroso t 5 ice keyboard shortcuts 2unning 7a+ 5.R.aste9 6%RL>? 8)ndo9 D-L-%.5. Article ID : 301583 Last Review : Januar 15! "00# Revision : $.I. 0eneral 1e &oard shortcuts Dialo2 &o3 1e &oard shortcuts *icroso4t natural 1e &oard shortcuts Accessi&ilit 1e &oard shortcuts 5indows -3plorer 1e &oard shortcuts (hortcut 1e s 4or 6haracter *ap *icroso4t *ana2e7ent 6onsole 8**69 7ain window 1e &oard shortcuts **6 console window 1e &oard shortcuts Re7ote des1top connection navi2ation *icroso4t Internet -3plorer navi2ation . <ac1 to the top MO " #$%O MAT#O$ &eneral keyboard shortcuts = 6%RL>6 86op 9 = = = = = = = = = = = 6%RL>: 86ut9 6%RL>V 8. FB Cere!s a good list o 7ac 5.8Delete the selected ite7 per7anentl without placin2 the ite7 in the Rec cle <in9 6%RL while dra22in2 an ite7 86op the selected ite79 6%RL>(@I/% while dra22in2 an ite7 86reate a shortcut to the selected ite79 /" 1e 8Rena7e the selected ite79 6%RL>RI0@% ARR.5 8*ove the insertion point to the &e2innin2 o4 the ne3t para2raph9 .R*A%I." %his article was previousl pu&lished under '301583 On This Page ()**AR+ *.
+ou can press 6%RL>(.A6-<AR or (@I/%>(.pen a 4older one level up i4 a 4older is selected in the Save As or O)en dialo2 &o39 <ac1 to the top .er4or7 the correspondin2 co77and or select the correspondin2 option9 -.5 8.8.A6-<AR to adBust the selection.%-R 8.8View the 4older one level up in * 6o7puter or 5indows -3plorer9 -(6 86ancel the current tas19 (@I/% when ou insert a 6DDR.er4or7 the correspondin2 co77and9 /10 1e 8Activate the 7enu &ar in the active pro2ra79 RI0@% ARR.pen %as1 *ana2er9 <ac1 to the top 'ialog bo( keyboard shortcuts I4 ou press (@I/%>/8 in e3tended selection list &o3es! ou ena&le e3tended selection 7ode.A6.* into the 6DDR.A6. -3tended selection 7ode cancels itsel4 when ou 7ove the 4ocus to another control.5 8*ove the insertion point to the &e2innin2 o4 the previous para2raph9 = 6%RL>(@I/% with an o4 the arrow 1e s 8@i2hli2ht a &loc1 o4 te3t9 = (@I/% with an o4 the arrow 1e s 8(elect 7ore than one ite7 in a window or on the des1top! = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = or select te3t in a docu7ent9 6%RL>A 8(elect all9 /3 1e 8(earch 4or a 4ile or a 4older9 AL%>-.pen the shortcut 7enu 4or the active window9 6%RL>/$ 86lose the active docu7ent in pro2ra7s that ena&le ou to have 7ultiple docu7ents open si7ultaneousl 9 AL%>%A< 8(witch &etween the open ite7s9 AL%>-(6 86 cle throu2h ite7s in the order that the had &een opened9 /# 1e 86 cle throu2h the screen ele7ents in a window or on the des1top9 /$ 1e 8Displa the Address &ar list in * 6o7puter or 5indows -3plorer9 (@I/%>/10 8Displa the shortcut 7enu 4or the selected ite79 AL%>(.%-R 8Displa the properties o4 the selected o&Bect9 AL%>(. %o cancel e3tended selection 7ode! press (@I/%>/8 a2ain.5 8.er4or7 the co77and 4or the active option or &utton9 (.pen the ne3t 7enu to the le4t! or close a su&7enu9 /5 1e 8)pdate the active window9 <A6C(.* drive 8. In this 7ode! ou can use an arrow 1e to 7ove a cursor without chan2in2 the selection.A6-<AR 8.A6-<AR 8Displa the ( ste7 7enu 4or the active window9 6%RL>-(6 8Displa the (tart 7enu9 AL%>)nderlined letter in a 7enu na7e 8Displa the correspondin2 7enu9 )nderlined letter in a co77and na7e on an open 7enu 8.* 4ro7 auto7aticall pla in29 6%RL>(@I/%>-(6 8.%-R 8View the properties 4or the selected ite79 AL%>/$ 86lose the active ite7! or Auit the active pro2ra79 AL%>-.= 6%RL>).A6-<AR 8(elect or clear the chec1 &o3 i4 the active option is a chec1 &o39 Arrow 1e s 8(elect a &utton i4 the active option is a 2roup o4 option &uttons9 /1 1e 8Displa @elp9 /$ 1e 8Displa the ite7s in the active list9 <A6C(.pen the ne3t 7enu to the ri2ht! or open a su&7enu9 L-/% ARR. ARR.revent the 6DDR. = 6%RL>%A< 8*ove 4orward throu2h the ta&s9 = = = = = = = = = = 6%RL>(@I/%>%A< 8*ove &ac1ward throu2h the ta&s9 %A< 8*ove 4orward throu2h the options9 (@I/%>%A< 8*ove &ac1ward throu2h the options9 AL%>)nderlined letter 8.
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@o7e -dition. @o7e -dition *icroso4t 5indows :. = (o7e o4 the other *icroso4t Cnowled2e <ase articles that have si7ilar in4or7ation as this article are: 1"#$$G Ce &oard shortcuts 4or 5indows "550G0 Ce stro1e navi2ation in 5indows "000 @elp = Re4er to @elp 4or the 7ost current in4or7ation re2ardin2 1e &oard navi2ation and visit the 4ollowin2 *icroso4t Accessi&ilit 5e& site 4or additional in4or7ation that relates to 1e &oard shortcuts and 1e &oard navi2ation in 5indows and other *icroso4t products: http:HHwww.ptions. 8.co7Hena&le <ac1 to the top APPL#"S TO = = *icroso4t 5indows :.= = = = = = = 6%RL>I 8.ro4essional . .pen the O)en dialo2 &o39 6%RL>. 8. = (o7e o4 the %er7inal (ervices client shortcuts that are si7ilar to the shortcuts in Re7ote Des1top (harin2 are not availa&le when ou use Re7ote Assistance in 5indows :.7icroso4t.pen the O)en dialo2 &o3! the sa7e as 6%RL>L9 6%RL>.pen the Print dialo2 &o39 6%RL>R 8)pdate the current 5e& pa2e9 6%RL>5 86lose the current window9 <ac1 to the top Other infor*ation = (o7e 1e &oard shortcuts 7a not wor1 i4 (tic1 Ce s is turned on in Accessi&ilit . 8(tart another instance o4 the &rowser with the sa7e 5e& address9 6%RL>.pen the /avorites &ar9 6%RL>L 8.
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