Windows Shortcut to speed

Getting used to using your keyboard exclusively and leaving your mouse behind will make you much more efficient at performing any task on any Windows system. I use the following keyboard shortcuts every day:

Windows

Shortcut

Description

Windows key + R

Run menu

Windows key + E

Explorer

Windows key + D

Show Desktop (Minimize all windows). Pressing the Shortcut again will maximize all windows

Windows key + Pause/Break

System Properties

Windows key + F

Display Find Dialog

Windows key + L

Lock computer

Windows key + M

Minimize all windows

Windows key + SHIFT + M

Restore all windows

Windows key + F1

Help

Windows key + Tab

Cycle through buttons on task bar

Windows Key + U

Open Utility Manager

 

Short commands (In Run dialog)

Command

Description

Cmd

Command Prompt

Iexplore/firefox

Web Browser

Compmgmt.msc

Computer Management

Dhcpmgmt.msc

DHCP Management

Dnsmgmt.msc

DNS Management

Services.msc

Services

Eventvwr

Event Viewer

Dsa.msc

Active Directory Users & Computers

Dssite.msc

Active Directory Sites & Services

Fsmgmt.msc

Shared Folder Management

devmgmt.msc

Device manager

cleanmgr

Disk Cleanup

Ntbackup

Windows Backup Utility

notepad

Notepad

Wordpad

Wordpad

Calc

Calculator

Mspaint

Microsoft Paint Application

Control

Control Panel

control printers

Printers Dialog

 

Explorer Shortcuts

Shortcut

Description

END

Display the bottom of the active window

HOME

Display the top of the active window

NUM LOCK+ASTERISK

on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder

NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN

on numeric keypad (+) Display the contents of the selected folder

NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN

on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder

LEFT ARROW

Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder

RIGHT ARROW

Display current selection if it’s collapsed, or select first subfolder

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~ by phaneesh on May 7, 2009.

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