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    01-12-2009, 01:32 PM
Keyboard shortcuts

Dear all,

I am sure almost everyone here uses one or the other method of keyboard shortcuts, either it is to copy and paste or cut and paste or cut, copy and paste .

The reason of creating this thread is to collect number of shortcuts which people around here uses.

For example I use

Ctrl+c - Copy
Ctrl+v - Paste
Ctrl+t - New Tab under browser
Crtl+a - Select All
Ctrl+z - Undo text
Ctrl+y - Redo text

[ I ] [ /i ] - Italic
[code] [/ code] - Code
[b ] [/b ] - Bold

I think I'll let you type some more shortcuts now

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    01-12-2009, 01:36 PM
Hey, good idea!

The only other one that I use that I can think of at the moment is

Alt+tab to switch between windows.

Well, that and I press ctrl while I click on something to open it in a new window.
    01-12-2009, 01:38 PM
Oh ya you reminded me of Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the task manager

    01-12-2009, 01:53 PM
The shortcuts I use most regularly are:

FN+F6, F7 for controlling my screen brightness

And of course the ever-handy CTRL+ALT+DEL.

I also make much use of SPACE for scrolling, as well as HOME, PGUP, PGDN and END.
    01-12-2009, 01:56 PM
It would be a good idea to explain what the shortcuts do as well, as one might not know what Ctrl+U etc does.

    01-13-2009, 12:20 AM
Remember, too, that shortcuts are different for Macs and PCs.

Does the link you got from me count?


For a Mac that's alt 4.
    01-13-2009, 05:19 AM
Mac does count .

The idea was to collect and help users use shortcuts while working. It is something which helps users to do things more efficiently

P.S. I would love to learn Mac Shortcuts

    03-16-2009, 07:17 AM
Here is a long list I found online

Internet Explorer Shortcuts

CTRL+A - Select all items on the current page
CTRL+D - Add the current page to your Favorites
CTRL+E - Open the Search bar
CTRL+F - Find on this page
CTRL+H - Open the History bar
CTRL+I - Open the Favorites bar
CTRL+N - Open a new window
CTRL+O - Go to a new location
CTRL+P - Print the current page or active frame
CTRL+S - Save the current page
CTRL+W - Close current browser window
CTRL+ENTER - Adds the http://www. (url) .com
SHIFT+CLICK - Open link in new window
BACKSPACE - Go to the previous page
ALT+HOME - Go to your Home page
HOME - Move to the beginning of a document
TAB - Move forward through items on a page
END - Move to the end of a document
ESC - Stop downloading a page
F11 - Toggle full-screen view
F5 - Refresh the current page
F4 - Display list of typed addresses
F6 - Change Address bar and page focus
ALT+RIGHT ARROW - Go to the next page
SHIFT+CTRL+TAB - Move back between frames
SHIFT+F10 - Display a shortcut menu for a link
SHIFT+TAB - Move back through the items on a page
CTRL+TAB - Move forward between frames
CTRL+C - Copy selected items to the clipboard
CTRL+V - Insert contents of the clipboard
ENTER - Activate a selected link
HOME - Move to the beginning of a document
END - Move to the end of a document
F1 - Display Internet Explorer Help

Windows XP shortcuts

ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu
ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program
ALT+SPACEBAR Display the System menu for the active window
ALT+TAB Switch between open items
ALT+Underlined letter Display the corresponding menu
BACKSPACE View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer
CTRL+A Select all
CTRL+I Italics
CTRL+O Open an item
CTRL+U Underline
CTRL+V Paste
CTRL+F4 Close the active document
CTRL while dragging Copy selected item
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging Create shortcut to 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
SHIFT+DELETE Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin
ESC Cancel the current task
F1 Displays Help
F2 Rename selected item
F3 Search for a file or folder
F4 Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
F5 Refresh the active window
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program
SHIFT+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu
SHIFT+CTRL+ESC Launches Task Manager
SHIFT when you insert a CD Prevent the CD from automatically playing
WIN Display or hide the Start menu
WIN+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box
WIN+D Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop
WIN+E Open Windows Explorer
WIN+F Search for a file or folder
WIN+F+CTRL Search for computers
WIN+L Locks the desktop
WIN+M Minimize or restore all windows
WIN+R Open the Run dialog box
WIN+TAB Switch between open items

Windows Explorer Shortcuts:

ALT+SPACEBAR - Display the current window’s system menu
SHIFT+F10 - Display the item's context menu
CTRL+ESC - Display the Start menu
ALT+TAB - Switch to the window you last used
ALT+F4 - Close the current window or quit
CTRL+A - Select all items
CTRL+X - Cut selected item(s)
CTRL+C - Copy selected item(s)
CTRL+V - Paste item(s)
CTRL+Z - Undo last action
CTRL+(+) - Automatically resize the columns in the right hand pane
TAB - Move forward through options
ALT+RIGHT ARROW - Move forward to a previous view
ALT+LEFT ARROW - Move backward to a previous view
SHIFT+DELETE - Delete an item immediately
BACKSPACE - View the folder one level up
ALT+ENTER - View an item’s properties
F10 - Activate the menu bar in programs
F6 - Switch between left and right panes
F5 - Refresh window contents
F3 - Display Find application
F2 - Rename selected item
    03-29-2009, 05:22 PM
(alt)155 will put a "˘" after a number. 2˘

(alt)1 will give you a small smiley face: ☺
(alt)2 = ☻
(alt)3 = ♥
(alt)4 = ♦
(alt)5 = ♣
(alt)6 = ♠
(alt)7 = •
(alt)8 = ◘
(alt)9 = ○

(alt)and the following numbers produce:
10 ◙
11 ♂
12 ♀
13 ♪
14 ♫
15 ☼
16 ►
17 ◄
18 ↕
19 ‼
20 ¶
21 §
22 ▬
23 ↨
.... I can just keep going but it would be more fun for you to figure it out!!!!
    03-30-2009, 12:09 PM
I ♪♫♪♫ ♪♪♫ ♫♪♫ sing for you! Hahaha

Thanks for sharing very interesting notes, I mean shortcuts there .


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