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Old 02-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default Common Keyboard functions

Anyone know where I can find a list of common keyboard functions?

Ex. holding Ctrl + Shift then hitting Esc brings up the Task Manager; and Alt + Tab for toggling between windows.

I've been searching Google for a while with negative results. Also, I don't care what OS it's for, I have 4 computers all with different OS's.

Thank you!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Keyboard shortcuts are usually OS dependent.

For example Win+R brings up the run dialog in Windows 7 but it doesn't work on XP.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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Thank you, I just learned a new one. I wonder if it works on Windows 8?
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:12 AM   #4
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Keyboard shortcuts are usually OS dependent.

For example Win+R brings up the run dialog in Windows 7 but it doesn't work on XP.
it does work on windows XP? at least I'm pretty sure that I've use that short cut a bunch of times in XP.

win + L = lock screen
Ctrl + esc = windows menu (useful for keyboards without windows screen)
win + E = launch explorer
on windows 7 win + P accesses projector settings, (I assume this only works on machines that have a local screen and a second video out like laptops, but might work with PCs either with dual head or multiple graphics cards)
win + D = show desktop (minimize everything)
win + F = show search dialogue.

Obviously print screen is capture current screen.
alt+print screen is capture active window (not the rest of the desktop)

inside word and other programs.
you've got the normal Ctrl + Z for undo when typing
ctrl + X for cut
ctrl + C for copy
Ctrl + V for paste
Ctrl + L for left align
Ctrl + S for save
Ctrl + R for right align
Ctrl + E for centre align
Ctrl + A for italics
Ctrl + B for BolD
Ctrl + U for underlign
Ctrl + P for print.

the you also use the alt key to click menu buttons.
alt followed by down arrow followed by A is save as, (this works in firefox too)

in firefox, (and maybe IE I don't really use that a lot) Ctrl + + is zoom in whilst Ctrl + - is zoom out.

There are more but I forget them, those are just the ones I use on a day to day basis.
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I love using shortcuts..
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We also have some of our own here http://www.computerforums.org/forums...ts-207699.html
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