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Windows Tips: ByGURUDave Smith


Shortcuts For Windows Key


The Windows icon key located on the bottom of your PCís keyboard is al little-used treasure.Donít ignore it.It is the shortcut for the following 10 commands.


        Windows: Display start menu

        Windows+ D: Minimize or restore all Windows

        Windows+ E: Display Windows Explorer

        Windows+ Tab: Cycle through buttons on taskbar

        Windows+ F: Display find: all files

        Windows+ Ctrl+ F: Display find: computer

        Windows+ F1: Display help

        Windows+ R Display Run command

        Windows+ break: Display system properties dialog box

        Windows+ shift+ M: Undo minimize all windows



Windows Tips: Navigational Tips


††††††††††† Its easy to navigate Windows with these keyboard shortcuts.


        ALT + Tab: This moves to the next open window.

        ALT + Spacebar: This opens a dialog box to maximize, move, and resize windows.

        Ctrl + Home: This brings you to the top of a page.

        Ctrl + End: This brings you to the bottom of a page.


Windows Tip: Create A Shortcut


You may use the same program every time you computeósay you use Internet Explorer, for example.Instead of opening the start menu to get to the program, create a shortcut.


You can create a shortcut by right-clicking the program, selecting Create Shortcut, and following the steps.Or create a shortcut by using this shortcut.Itís easy is you follow these four steps:


        Open Windows Explorer.

        Choose the program you want to reach via shortcut.

        Hold Control and click program.

        Drag to the desktop.