Windows7 Keyboard Shortcuts
Outlook Shortcut Keys
Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
Remap the Right-Alt Key to be the Windows Key
Disabling the Windows Key with NT or Windows2000
Outlook Shortcut Keys
Front Page Shortcut Keys
Fast Access to the Desktop
Opening Up the Task Manager in NT 4
MS-Natural Keyboard Shortcuts
Getting to My Computer from the Control Panel
Minimizing all windows
Shortcut to System Properties
Duplicating the Right Mouse Click
Accessing Programs from the Start Button
Quickly Starting Explorer
Internet Explorer Shortcuts
Bringing up the Properties Window
Resizing or Moving a Window
Keystroking is faster the using the mouse
Explorer Shortcut Keys
Searching for files
Copy files with a Mouse/Keyboard combo
|Windows Related Shortcuts
|Windows logo key+Up Arrow
|Maximize the window.
|Windows logo key+Down Arrow
|Minimize the window.
|Windows logo key+Left Arrow
|Window to the left side of the screen.
|Windows logo key+Right Arrow
|Window to the right side of the screen.
|Windows logo key+D
|Display the desktop. Hitting it again, restores the windows that were displayed.s
|Windows logo key+Spacebar
|Preview the desktop. When you let up on the Windows key, the original windows return
|Windows logo key+M
|Minimize all windows. Letting up does not return them to their original size
|Windows logo key+Shift+M
|Restore minimized windows to their original size
|Windows logo key+Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow
|Moves the window to another monitor
|Windows logo key+Home
|Minimizes all windows except the active one.
|Taskbar Related Shortcuts
|Windows logo key+T
|Cycles through the programs that are pinned on the taskbar
|Windows logo key +number
|Starts the program pinned on the taskbar related to it’s position. For example logo key+1 would start the first program pinned to the taskbar
|Ctrl+Windows logo key+number
|Changes to the last active windows for that numbered program pinned to the taskbar
|Alt+Windows logo key+number
|Opens up the jump list for that program pinned to the taskbar
|Ctrl+Shift+Click on a taskbar button
|Starts a program on the taskbar as Administrator
|Windows logo key+Tab
|Cycles through the running programs
|Ctrl+Windows logo key +Tab
|Cycles through the running programs letting you use the arrow keys. I find there is a bit more control using this method.
|Windows logo key+E
|Opens up My Computer
|Windows logo key+R
|Opens up the Run box
|Windows logo key+P
|Choose the monitor configuration. For example, dual, single or projector. This can be very useful when having a laptop with a projector attached.
|Shows the Graphic Preview Pane. This can be useful when you want to display a preview of photos in a particular folder. It is much larger than viewing thumbnails and can be faster than needing to start a 3rd party program.
Viewing and exploring Web pages
|Display the Internet Explorer Help, or when in a dialog box, display context help on an item
|Toggle between Full Screen and regular view of the browser window
|Move forward through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar
|Move back through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar
|Go to your Home page
|Go to the next page
|ALT+LEFT ARROW or
|Go to the previous page
|Display a shortcut menu for a link
|Move forward between frames
|Move back between frames
|Scroll toward the beginning of a document
|Scroll toward the end of a document
|Scroll toward the beginning of a document in larger increments
|Scroll toward the end of a document in larger increments
|Move to the beginning of a document
|Move to the end of a document
|Find on this page
|Refresh the current Web page only if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are different
|Refresh the current Web page, even if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are the same
|Stop downloading a page
|Go to a new location
|Open a new window
|Close the current window
|Save the current page
|Print the current page or active frame
|Activate a selected link
|Open Search in Explorer bar
|Open Favorites in Explorer bar
|Open History in Explorer bar
|In History or Favorites bars, open multiple folders
Using the Address bar
To do this
|Select the text in the Address bar
|Display the Address bar history
|When in the Address bar, move the cursor left to the next logical break (. or /)
|When in the Address bar, move the cursor right to the next logical break (. or /)
|Add “www.” to the beginning and “.com” to the end of the text typed in the Address bar
|Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches
|Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches
Working with favorites
To do this
|Add the current page to your favorites
|Open the Organize Favorites dialog box
|Move selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box
|Move selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box
To do this
|Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard
|Copy the selected items to the Clipboard
|Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location
|Select all items on the current Web page
Create a Scancode entry in the Registry as follows:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout
- Create a new binary entry called Scancode Map with the following values
- 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 5B EO 38 EO 00 00 00 00
- Reboot the computer
Submitted by Julian Toler
To disable the use of the Windows Key for the two operating Systems,
- Start Regedit
- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ System \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Keyboard Layout
- Add a Binary Value called Scancode Map
- Give it a value of 00000000000000000300000000005BE000005CE000000000
- Reboot the computer
|Go to the Inbox
|Go to the Outbox
|Check for New Mail
|F5 or CTRL+M
|Start a New E-mail message
|Open the address book
|Start a New appointment
|Start a New contact
|Start a New meeting request
|Start a New a task
|Make the Find a Contact box active
|Open the Advanced Find dialog box
|Mark an e-mail message as read
|Delete an e-mail message, contact, calendar item, or task
Front Page has quite a few shortcut keys. My favorites are:
|Center a paragraph
|Left align a paragraph
|Right align a paragraph
|Display HTML tags
|Apply the Heading 1 style (ect.)
|Apply the Normal style
|Not listed in their help is:
|Cycle through Normal / HTML / Preview
|If you are at the last row in a table, the TAB key will add a new row below the current one.
To get an Explorer view of the Desktop
- Press Ctrl-Esc or click the Start button
- Press R to go to Run. Note: If you are using a Win keyboard, you can get to this point by pressing Win+R
- Type in a period
Submitted by Travis Place
In Windows NT 4, to quickly bring up the task manager, press Ctrl-Shift-Esc
Submitted by Trevor Heppler
|Toggles between minimizing/restoring all windows
Submitted by Vinamra Chandra
|Open the start menu – Submitted by Daniel F.
|Display the pop-up menu for the selected object – Submitted by Daniel F.
|Find Files or Folders
|Minimizes all windows
|Undo Minimize All
|Display Run Dialog box
|Cycles through taskbar buttons
|Displays System Properties
If you’re in Control Panel, hitting the Backspace key will switch you into the My Computer folder.
Submitted by Eric Brown
Press CTRL + Z to undo things like renaming a file in Explorer
Submitted by Melissa Gaugert
To minimize all windows:
- Press Ctrl-ESC to bring up the Task Bar
- Press Alt-M
This makes it a lot easier to minimize windows when all your open applications are full screen.
Submitted by Imar Spaanjaars
Note from Bob: With the Microsoft Keyboard, you can accomplish the same thing by pressing the Window-M key.
To access the System Properties screen quickly, simply hold down the ALT key while double clicking on the My Computer icon.
Submitted by Stuart H
While holding the windows key, press the Pause / Break key.
This will open up the System Properties box.
From here you can easily get to the Device Manager
Submitted by Emperor
Pressing the Shift-F10 key will be the same as clicking the right-mouse button.
Submitted by Roberto Magistrelli
To access your programs more quickly from your start button, with out aid of a mouse, hit ctrl+esc to open your start menu.
Then, type the letter for the directory you are looking for.
For example, to access the ever popular game of solitaire, CTRL+ESC, then “P” for programs, “A” for accessories, “G” for games, then “S” for Solitaire.
If there is more than one entry for the letter, keep hitting the letter until you reach your desired location. Then, hit enter.
Submitted by Derek Wittstruck
You can quickly start an explorer session by holding down the Windows key on a Microsoft Keyboard and pressing the E.key
Submitted by David Thorne
Here are a few IE keyboard shortcuts:
|Go ‘Back’ to the previous page
|Go ‘Forward’ to the next page
|Add to Favorites on the current web page
|Open the History folder
|Open the Organize Favorites window
|Lets you open a new web page
|Open a new browser window
|Reload the current page
|Close the active Internet Explorer window
While holding the ALT key double click on an icon to bring up the properties.
Submitted by Jayme Johnston
To Resize or Move a window:
- Press Alt-Space
- Press the S key – To Resize
- Press the M key – To Move
You can now use the arrow keys to resize or move the window
- In desktop you can press “m”, “My Briefcase is highlighted, press “enter” will open this applet.
- If you do not press “enter”,
- The next “m” key stroke will highlight “My Computer”.
- “Ctrl”-“Esc”, press “P” for Programs, “enter”,”M””enter”, you get to the first program or folder that starts with “M”
- Other applets will also be opened the same way.
Submitted by Cao Gengyu
- F4 – Displays the Combo Box
- F5 – Refresh the display
- Ctrl+Z – Undo last action
- Backspace – Go up one directory
To quickly open up the Find all Files window
- Press Ctrl+ESC ESC
- Press F3
To copy a file with a Mouse/Keyboard combo
Drag the file while holding down the CTRL key – A + will appear on the icon
To move a file with a Mouse/Keyboard combo
Drag file while holding down SHIFT key – Nothing appears on the icon
If moving a icon with the mouse and an arrow appears, it will create a shortcut.
You can press shift or ctrl at anytime during the drag
and it will change this little part of the icon.
Both Submitted by Michael Applebaum
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