101 Top Windows XP Shortcuts to improve your productivity
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101 Top Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts – Be more productive


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101 Top Windows XP Shortcuts

If you are reading this article it means you are a computer user who is always addicted to the Internet in order to learn new computer tips and tricks. How much time do you spend on computer? From that time you spend every time on your computer, how much time do you spend struggling with your mouse for small stuffs (task)? The problems that you can be faced with when battling things out with a computer mouse can cause you to lose the taste of using computer mouse anymore, true? I know that is what you are experiencing too. You are not alone; I have come up with lists of computer keyboard shortcuts that you can use on your computer for faster computer experience.

Many people struggles to make proper use of their computer and that’s why these windows xp shortcuts will be helpful for your convenience.

A case study to make you understand the benefits of using computer keyboard shortcuts on your PC is described below so that you can come to the conclusion of using keyboard shortcuts on your computer often and often.

Let’s say you are browsing and checking your email and suddenly a situation arise where you will have to open D: drive of your computer system to perform some other tasks. For that, the steps to follow in doing that will be :-

Case Study 1  – Using Mouse

  1. Move your hand from keyboard towards mouse,
  2. Minimize Gmail Windows,
  3. If anything else Is open, reduce those as well,
  4. Double click on My Computer so you can see the drives in explorer.

Case Study 2 – Using Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Press Windows logo key and Then press E (windows + E ).
  2. Explorer is open then. No need to minimize anything, just press or 2 keys and that’s it.

Which one is better? That was just one example of one keyboard shortcut; here I am listing more than 50 of them and that’s why I named it 101 Top Windows Keyboard Shortcuts to help you be more productive in all what you’re doing on your PC without much hassle.

I believe now you can think of how much time you can save using keyboard shortcuts. You don need to have headache using your computer mouse at all times – even laptops pointer do make people tired of using it at times.

Keyboard shortcuts for windows XP 2011



Windows Logo Key Combinations:-

WIN

Display or hide the Start menu

WIN+BREAK

Display the System Properties dialog box

WIN+D

Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop

WIN+E

open Windows Explorer

WIN+F

Search for a file or folder

WIN+F+CTRL

Search for computers

WIN+L

Locks the desktop

WIN+M

Minimize or restore all windows

WIN+R

Open the Run dialog box

WIN+TAB

Switch between open items

Ctrl Key Combinations: –

CTRL+A

Select all

CTRL+B

Bold

CTRL+C

Copy

CTRL+I

Italics

CTRL+O

Open an item

CTRL+U

Underline

CTRL+V

Paste

CTRL+X

Cut

CTRL+Z

Undo

CTRL+F4

Close the active document

CTRL while dragging

Copy selected item

CTRL+SHIFT while dragging

Create shortcut to selected iteM

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph

CTRL+UP ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph

SHIFT+DELETE

Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin

Alt Key Combinations:-

ALT+-  (ALT+hyphen) Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window’s System menu
ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program
ALT+SPACEBAR Display the System menu for the active window
ALT+TAB Switch between open items
ALT+Underlined letter  Display the corresponding menu
BACKSPACE View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer

All Other Key Combinations To Save Your Time And Make You Smart:

ESC

Cancel the current task

F1

Displays Help

F2

Rename selected item

F3

Search for a file or folder

F4

Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer

F5

Refresh the active window

F6

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop

F10

Activate the menu bar in the active program

SHIFT+F10

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

CTRL+ESC

Display the Start menu

SHIFT+CTRL+ESC

Launches Task Manager

SHIFT when you insert a CD

Prevent the CD from automatically playing

Internet Explorer shortcuts –

CTRL+A

Select all items on the current page

CTRL+D

Add the current page to your Favorites

CTRL+E

Open the Search bar

CTRL+F

Find on this page

CTRL+H

Open the History bar

CTRL+I

Open the Favorites bar

CTRL+N

Open a new window

CTRL+O

Go to a new location

CTRL+P

Print the current page or active frame

CTRL+S

Save the current page

CTRL+W

Close current browser window

CTRL+ENTER

Adds the http://www. (url) .com

SHIFT+CLICK

Open link in new window

BACKSPACE

Go to the previous page

ALT+HOME

Go to your Home page

HOME

Move to the beginning of a document

TAB

Move forward through items on a page

END

Move to the end of a document

ESC

Stop downloading a page

F11

Toggle full

F5

Refresh the current page

F4

Display list of typed addresses

F6

Change Address bar and page focus

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Go to the next page

SHIFT+CTRL+TAB

Move back between frames

SHIFT+F10

Display a shortcut menu for a link

SHIFT+TAB

Move back through the items on a page

CTRL+TAB

Move forward between frames

CTRL+C

Copy selected items to the clipboard

CTRL+V

Insert contents of the clipboard

ENTER

Activate a selected link

HOME

Move to the beginning of a document

END

Move to the end of a document

F1

Display Internet Explorer Help

Are you going try it? Be sure to have your comments below on this information.

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2 comments
  1. shashank

    September 2, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Its long long list of Olawale Daniel ! nice guest post man!

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      September 3, 2011 at 1:44 am

      Thanks for this comment. Hope the information helps?

      Reply

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