Windows Key + R : start run prompt (XP)
Windows Key + E : start file explorer (XP)
Windows Key + M : minimize all windows (XP)
Windows Key + Shift + M : restore all windows (XP)
Ctrl + Shift + Esc : start task manager (XP)
Alt+Space : show current application's window controls (XP)
F2 : in explorer and office applications : change the text of an object
F4 : within Office Applications - Repeat last formatting option
F5 : refresh or reload page (explorer, browsers, etc.. )
F9 : Office applications : refresh selected text links (for TOC)
Tab : Advance to next field or clickable object
Shift+Tab : Advance to previous field or clickable object
Ctrl+Enter : In Excel : insert whitespace in this cell
In Email : send email
F7 : Spellcheck (MS Office, Email clients)
Ctrl+N : start new instance of program, MS Office: new document
Ctrl+S : Save
Ctrl+O : Open
Alt+(underlined character) : enable drop down menu with this character
Alt+F4 : close application in focus
ALt+PrintScrn : Take a screenshot of active application only and put into clipboard ( alt+printscr , win+r , mspaint , ctrl+v, ctrl+s saves your screenshot -- start to finish )
Menu button : brings up a menu on the current object you've selected -- your keyboard doesn't have it, lots do ( http/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menu_key )
Ctrl+Alt+Del : bring up login screen, can be configured to bring up taskmgr
that's enough for now. Save your wrists and use more complex ones by setting up your own shortcut keys !
The last one, is hell. I have no clue how many times I've antecedently sent stuff with it. I hit Tab by accident some times when reaching keys near it and then try and use backspace to fix it, only to find out I pressed enter by mistake instead and send a message that ends with a half finished word.
good selection of shortcuts, those are the most popular ones.
I also want to add a shortcut, on some sites that require your ID and password, hit TAB after typing your ID so that you proceed directly on the password input.
I think there were some good ones, but like other people have stated, there are many other ones. I think that most of these shortcuts could have and should have been grouped together into the same page.
I mean why the heck do we need to have shortcuts for both the "plus" and "minus", or "left" and "right"?
On an article about making things faster, it sure was a bit tedious clicking through each of these pages. Also, when are we going to get a page index for these kinds of articles?
Anyways, I learned a thing or two. Typically whenever I read these kinds of articles, I always come away with at least one thing that I can implement and become more efficient. Only time will tell if this actually happens.
Do you really need 27 pages? Couldn't you have grouped some of them together (shift-left, shift-right, or the copy/cut/paste short cuts)? It's kind of a pain flipping through so many pages (and waiting for them to load).
Thanks to Tom's for the useful article and to theorem for adding to it. I didn't know all of them! I already use shift + arrow keys all the time, and now I will use shift + home/end. also windows key + r or windows key + e are very handy