What is the use of keyboard shortcuts? Do they really save time? Why mouse is permanently attached to our hands?

I like to use keyboard shortcuts, especially if someone is watching me, because they make me look like a pro. With just a few key strokes I can leave a mouser spinning his wheel! Whatever your motivation, here's a big list of keyboard shortcuts and I hope they will surely help you in becoming pro like me:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Internet Explorer Shortcut Keys:

Following are the list of "Internet Explorer Shortcut Keys".

Shortcut Keys
Alt + Left Arrow
Back a page.
Back a page.
Alt + Right Arrow
Forward a page.
Refresh current page, frame, or tab.
Display the current website in full screen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode.
Stop page or download from loading.
Ctrl + (- or +)
Increase or decrease the font size, pressing '-' will decrease and '+' will increase.
Ctrl + Enter
Quickly complete an address. For example, type blogger in the address bar and press CTRL + ENTER to get www.blogger.com.
Ctrl + D
Add a Favorite for the page currently opened.
Ctrl + I
Display available bookmarks.
Ctrl + N
Open New browser window.
Ctrl + P
Print current page / frame.
Ctrl + T
Opens a new tab.
Ctrl + F4
Closes the currently selected tab.
Ctrl + Tab
Moves through each of the open tabs.
Moves down a page at a time.
Shift + Spacebar
Moves up a page at a time.
Alt + Down arrow
Display all previous text entered in a text box and/or available options on drop down menu.
Alt + D
Highlights the text in the address bar

Some More Shortcut keys:

Shortcut Keys
Alt + F
File menu options in current program.
Alt + E
Edit options in current program
Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
Ctrl + A
Select all text.
Ctrl + X
Cut selected item.
Shift + Del
Cut selected item.
Ctrl + C
Copy selected item.
Ctrl + Ins
Copy selected item
Ctrl + V
Shift + Ins
Goes to beginning of current line.
Ctrl + Home
Goes to beginning of document.
Goes to end of current line.
Ctrl + End
Goes to end of document.
Shift + Home
Highlights from current position to beginning of line.
Shift + End
Highlights from current position to end of line.
Ctrl + Left arrow
Moves one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl + Right arrow
Moves one word to the right at a time.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Microsoft Windows shortcut keys:

Below is a listing of Microsoft Windows shortcut keys.

Shortcut Keys
Alt + Tab
Switch between open applications.
Alt + Shift + Tab
Switch backwards between open
Alt + double-click
Display the properties of the object you
double-click on. For example, doing this
on a file would display its properties.
Ctrl + Tab
Switches between program groups or document windows in applications that support this feature.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Same as above but backwards.
Alt + Print Screen
Create a screen shot only for the program
you are currently in.
Ctrl + Print Screen
Creates a screen shot of the entire screen
Ctrl + Alt + Del
Bring up the Windows "Task Manger" or Reboot the computer.
Ctrl + Esc
Bring up the Windows Start menu. In Windows 3.x this would bring up the
Task Manager.
Alt + Esc
Switch Between open applications on
Activates help for current open
Renames selected Icon.
Starts find from desktop.
Opens the drive selection when
Refresh Contents to where you were
On the page.
Ctrl + F5
Refreshes page to the beginning of
the page.
Activates menu bar.
Shift + F10
Simulates right-click on selected item.
Select a different location to browse
in the Windows Explorer toolbar.
Alt + F4
Closes Current open program.
Ctrl + F4
Closes Window in Program.
Move cursor to different Windows
Explorer pane.
Alt + Space bar
Drops down the window control menu.
Ctrl + (the '+' key on the keypad)
Automatically adjust the widths of all
the columns in Windows explorer
Alt + Enter
Opens properties window of selected
icon or program.
Alt + Space bar
Open the control menu for the current window open.
Shift + Del
Delete programs/files without throwing
them into the recycle bin.
Holding Shift
Boot Safe Mode or by pass system files
as the computer is booting.
Holding Shift
When putting in an audio CD, will
prevent CD Player from playing.
Activates the highlighted program.
Alt + Down arrow
Display all available options on drop
down menu.
* (on the keypad)
Expands all folders on the currently
selected folder or drive in Windows Explorer.
+ (on the keypad)
Expands only the currently selected
folder in Windows Explorer.
- (on the keypad)
Collapses the currently selected folder
in Windows Explorer.