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    Your fave shortcuts?

    OK, so it's a Sunday and I'm on EduGeek, but it's for a purpose.

    What are your favourite Windows shortcuts (via keyboard).

    I'm meaning stuff like Ctrl+R to get the run command or Windows Key and Pause to get the system info up.

    Which ones do you use ALL of the time?

    I'm only asking because I might find some of them useful if I don't know them.

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    CRTL + C - Copy
    CRTL + X - Cut
    CRTL + V - Paste
    CRTL + Z - Undo
    Windows + L - Lock Screen

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    I live from the Run dialog, so for me it's Win+R. Secondly I usually have a lot of apps open, so switching between them is as quick as Alt+Tab. The way I organise my Start menu also means I use the Win key to bring up the menu and then start typing letters for my apps.
    Last edited by webman; 21st September 2008 at 10:36 PM.

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    Windows Key + M. Minimizes everything and takes you straght to desktop.

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    didnt know windows+M thanks, i normally just use the desktop icon in the quicklaunch toolbar.

    Windows+L i use as an automatic reflex every single time i stand up from my desk.

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    Windows+M?

    Huh, I do Windows+D for this... silly Microsoft ^_^

    Windows+Break for System Info is one I like.
    Also CTRL+SHIFT+ESC for Task Manager
    Last edited by Slewis; 22nd September 2008 at 12:03 AM.

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    Windows + M minimises everything but Windows + D is the equivalent of show desktop so pressing that a second time also restores everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzel View Post
    Windows + M minimises everything but Windows + D is the equivalent of show desktop so pressing that a second time also restores everything.
    I thought that it went like this:
    Windows + M : minimize all
    Windows + Shift + M : restore all to the way that they were

    I also use Win + L : lock more often than not

    Another favorite of mine is Win + E : brings up a new windows explorer window at the my computer level

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    Ctrl C,X, V for cut, copy, paste win by miles

    Home - go to the top of a web page
    End - go to the bottom of a web page

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    Windows+F to search for a file

    Alt+Enter to get the properties up of a file or folder.

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    The difference between Minimise All and Show Desktop is discussed here: The Old New Thing : What is the difference between Minimize All and Show Desktop?

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    CTRL+A
    SHIFT+DEL
    ENTER.

    =D

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    Shift+Delete?
    Enter?

    :S

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    I didn't know about the Win+M, I've always used Win+D.

    Another shoutcut is ALT + SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN to turn High Contrast colour scheme off after a pupil has worked out how to turn it on :P

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    ALT-F4 is always a good'un...
    Windows-Pause comes in handy too.

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