My favourite Vista keyboard shortcuts

My favourite Vista keyboard shortcuts

Summary: People who see me working on my notebook are often amazed with the speed at which I perform tasks by using the keyboard instead of the mouse.

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People who see me working on my notebook are often amazed with the speed at which I perform tasks by using the keyboard instead of the mouse. Here are the keyboard shortcuts that I use frequently:

Shortcuts for Microsoft Office and Notepad: Ctrl-O: Open a document Ctrl-S: Save the current document Alt-S: In Outlook, sends the current email Ctrl-A: Select all contents of the document Ctrl-C: Copy the selected content into the clipboard Ctrl-V: Paste the clipboard content Alt-H, V, S: Paste Special in Microsoft Office, useful for pasting text without formatting and for pasting values/formulas/formats in Excel Alt-W, L: In Word, changes the document view to Web Layout view for easier reading on small screens

Shortcuts for Internet Explorer: Ctrl-O: Open a URL F6: Selects the URL bar Backspace: Go back to previous web page F11: Expands the web browser to fullscreen mode for easier browsing on small screens. Press F11 again to return to normal mode.

Shortcuts for Windows Vista: Windows-R: Brings up the "Run" prompt. Type the name of an application (e.g. notepad) or the name of a file (e.g. c:\report.doc). You can press up/down-arrow to view the list of past applications/files. Press Enter to select. Alt-Space, N: Minimise the current window Alt-Space, X: Maximise the current window Alt-F4: Close the current window. If you're prompted to save the file, press left/right-arrow to select the choice and press Enter.

The Menu key on the keyboard is useful in Windows Explorer: %IMAGE=MenuKey.jpg%

In Windows Explorer, you can press the Menu key followed by M to rename a name quickly.

Check this for more keyboard shortcuts: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449

Topics: Windows, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Enterprise 2.0

Lee Lup Yuen

About Lee Lup Yuen

Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge.
He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.

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