Do it simple! Do it with shortcuts! Microsoft Windows SHORTCUT KEYS Shortcut keys help provide an easier and usually quicker method of navigating and using computer software programs. Command Prompt: Code: ANSI.SYS Defines functions that change display graphics, control cursor movement, and reassign keys. APPEND Causes MS-DOS to look in other directories when editing a file or running a command. ARP Displays, adds, and removes arp information from network devices. ASSIGN Assign a drive letter to an alternate letter. ASSOC View the file associations. AT Schedule a time to execute commands or programs. ATMADM Lists connections and addresses seen by Windows ATM call manager. ATTRIB Display and change file attributes. BATCH Recovery console command that executes a series of commands in a file. BOOTCFG Recovery console command that allows a user to view, modify, and rebuild the boot.ini BREAK Enable / disable CTRL + C feature. CACLS View and modify file ACL's. CALL Calls a batch file from another batch file. CD Changes directories. CHCP Supplement the International keyboard and character set information. CHDIR Changes directories. CHKDSK Check the hard disk drive running FAT for errors. CHKNTFS Check the hard disk drive running NTFS for errors. CHOICE Specify a listing of multiple options within a batch file. CLS Clears the screen. CMD Opens the command interpreter. COLOR Easily change the foreground and background color of the MS-DOS window. COMP Compares files. COMPACT Compresses and uncompress files. CONTROL Open control panel icons from the MS-DOS prompt. CONVERT Convert FAT to NTFS. COPY Copy one or more files to an alternate location. CTTY Change the computers input/output devices. DATE View or change the systems date. DEBUG Debug utility to create assembly programs to modify hardware settings. DEFRAG Re-arrange the hard disk drive to help with loading programs. DEL Deletes one or more files. DELETE Recovery console command that deletes a file. DELTREE Deletes one or more files and/or directories. DIR List the contents of one or more directory. DISABLE Recovery console command that disables Windows system services or drivers. DISKCOMP Compare a disk with another disk. DISKCOPY Copy the contents of one disk and place them on another disk. DOSKEY Command to view and execute commands that have been run in the past. DOSSHELL A GUI to help with early MS-DOS users. DRIVPARM Enables overwrite of original device drivers. ECHO Displays messages and enables and disables echo. EDIT View and edit files. EDLIN View and edit files. EMM386 Load extended Memory Manager. ENABLE Recovery console command to enable a disable service or driver. ENDLOCAL Stops the localization of the environment changes enabled by the setlocal command. ERASE Erase files from computer. EXIT Exit from the command interpreter. EXPAND Expand a M*cros*ft Windows file back to it's original format. EXTRACT Extract files from the M*cros*ft Windows cabinets. FASTHELP Displays a listing of MS-DOS commands and information about them. FC Compare files. FDISK Utility used to create partitions on the hard disk drive. FIND Search for text within a file. FINDSTR Searches for a string of text within a file. FIXBOOT Writes a new boot sector. FIXMBR Writes a new boot record to a disk drive. FOR Boolean used in batch files. FORMAT Command to erase and prepare a disk drive. FTP Command to connect and operate on a FTP server. FTYPE Displays or modifies file types used in file extension associations. GOTO Moves a batch file to a specific label or location. GRAFTABL Show extended characters in graphics mode. HELP Display a listing of commands and brief explanation. IF Allows for batch files to perform conditional processing. IFSHLP.SYS 32-bit file manager. IPCONFIG Network command to view network adapter settings and assigned values. KEYB Change layout of keyboard. LABEL Change the label of a disk drive. LH Load a device driver in to high memory. LISTSVC Recovery console command that displays the services and drivers. LOADFIX Load a program above the first 64k. LOADHIGH Load a device driver in to high memory. LOCK Lock the hard disk drive. LOGON Recovery console command to list installations and enable administrator login. MAP Displays the device name of a drive. MD Command to create a new directory. MEM Display memory on system. MKDIR Command to create a new directory. MODE Modify the port or display settings. MORE Display one page at a time. MOVE Move one or more files from one directory to another directory. MSAV Early M*cros*ft Virus scanner. MSD Diagnostics utility. MSCDEX Utility used to load and provide access to the CD-ROM. NBTSTAT Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections using NBT NET Update, fix, or view the network or network settings NETSH Configure dynamic and static network information from MS-DOS. NETSTAT Display the TCP/IP network protocol statistics and information. NLSFUNC Load country specific information. NSLOOKUP Look up an IP address of a domain or host on a network. PATH View and modify the computers path location. PATHPING View and locate locations of network latency. PAUSE Command used in batch files to stop the processing of a command. PING Test / send information to another network computer or network device. POPD Changes to the directory or network path stored by the pushd command. POWER Conserve power with computer portables. PRINT Prints data to a printer port. PROMPT View and change the MS-DOS prompt. PUSHD Stores a directory or network path in memory so it can be returned to at any time. QBASIC Open the QBasic. RD Removes an empty directory. REN Renames a file or directory. RENAME Renames a file or directory. RMDIR Removes an empty directory. ROUTE View and configure windows network route tables. RUNAS Enables a user to execute a program on another computer. SCANDISK Run the scandisk utility. SCANREG Scan registry and recover registry from errors. SET Change one variable or string to another. SETLOCAL Enables local environments to be changed without affecting anything else. SETVER Change MS-DOS version to trick older MS-DOS programs. SHARE Installs support for file sharing and locking capabilities. SHIFT Changes the position of replaceable parameters in a batch program. SHUTDOWN Shutdown the computer from the MS-DOS prompt. SMARTDRV Create a disk cache in conventional memory or extended memory. SORT Sorts the input and displays the output to the screen. START Start a separate window in Windows from the MS-DOS prompt. SUBST Substitute a folder on your computer for another drive letter. SWITCHES Remove add functions from MS-DOS. SYS Transfer system files to disk drive. TELNET Telnet to another computer / device from the prompt. TIME View or modify the system time. TITLE Change the title of their MS-DOS window. TRACERT Visually view a network packets route across a network. TREE View a visual tree of the hard disk drive. TYPE Display the contents of a file. UNDELETE Undelete a file that has been deleted. UNFORMAT Unformat a hard disk drive. UNLOCK Unlock a disk drive. VER Display the version information. VERIFY Enables or disables the feature to determine if files have been written properly. VOL Displays the volume information about the designated drive. XCOPY Copy multiple files, directories, and/or drives from one location to another. TRUENAME When placed before a file, will display the whole directory in which it exists TASKKILL It allows you to kill those unneeded or locked up applications Run Commands To Access The Control Panel: Code: Add/Remove Programs control appwiz.cpl Date/Time Properties control timedate.cpl Display Properties control desk.cpl FindFast control findfast.cpl Fonts Folder control fonts Internet Properties control inetcpl.cpl Keyboard Properties control main.cpl keyboard Mouse Properties control main.cpl Multimedia Properties control mmsys.cpl Network Properties control netcpl.cpl Password Properties control password.cpl Printers Folder control printers Sound Properties control mmsys.cpl sounds System Properties control sysdm.cpl Run Commands: Code: compmgmt.msc - Computer management devmgmt.msc - Device manager diskmgmt.msc - Disk management dfrg.msc - Disk defrag eventvwr.msc - Event viewer fsmgmt.msc - Shared folders gpedit.msc - Group policies lusrmgr.msc - Local users and groups perfmon.msc - Performance monitor rsop.msc - Resultant set of policies secpol.msc - Local security settings services.msc - Various Services msconfig - System Configuration Utility regedit - Registry Editor msinfo32 _ System Information sysedit _ System Edit win.ini _ windows loading information(also system.ini) winver _ Shows current version of windows mailto: _ Opens default email client command _ Opens command prompt Windows XP Shortcuts: Code: 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 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 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 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 Windows Explorer Shortcuts: Code: ALT+SPACEBAR - Display the current windows system menu SHIFT+F10 - Display the item's context menu CTRL+ESC - Display the Start menu ALT+TAB - Switch to the window you last used ALT+F4 - Close the current window or quit CTRL+A - Select all items CTRL+X - Cut selected item(s) CTRL+C - Copy selected item(s) CTRL+V - Paste item(s) CTRL+Z - Undo last action CTRL+(+) - Automatically resize the columns in the right hand pane TAB - Move forward through options ALT+RIGHT ARROW - Move forward to a previous view ALT+LEFT ARROW - Move backward to a previous view SHIFT+DELETE - Delete an item immediately BACKSPACE - View the folder one level up ALT+ENTER - View an items properties F10 - Activate the menu bar in programs F6 - Switch between left and right panes F5 - Refresh window contents F3 - Display Find application F2 - Rename selected item Internet Explorer Shortcuts: Code: 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 [URL="http://www"]No Redirect[/URL]. (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-screen view 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 Accessibility Shortcuts Code: Tap SHIFT 5 times - Toggles StickyKeys on and off. Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for 8 seconds - Toggles FilterKeys on and off. Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for 5 seconds - Toggles ToggleKeys on and off. Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK - Toggles MouseKeys on and off. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN - Toggles High Contrast on and off. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Microsoft Office Keyboard Shortcut Keys Important Word Shortcuts Code: All Caps - CTRL+SHIFT+A Annotation - ALT+CTRL+M Auto Format - ALT+CTRL+K Auto Text - F3 or ALT+CTRL+V Bold - CTRL+B or CTRL+SHIFT+B Bookmark - CTRL+SHIFT+F5 Copy - CTRL+C or CTRL+INSERT Copy Format - CTRL+SHIFT+C Copy Text - SHIFT+F2 Create Auto Text - ALT+F3 Date Field - ALT+SHIFT+D Delete Back Word - CTRL+BACKSPACE Delete Word - CTRL+DELETE Dictionary - ALT+SHIFT+F7 Do Field Click - ALT+SHIFT+F9 Doc Maximize - CTRL+F10 Doc Move - CTRL+F7 Doc Restore - CTRL+F5 Doc Size - CTRL+F8 Grow Font - CTRL+SHIFT+. Grow Font One Point - CTRL+]Hanging Indent - CTRL+T Header Footer Link - ALT+SHIFT+R Help - F1 Hidden - CTRL+SHIFT+H Hyperlink - CTRL+K Indent - CTRL+M Italic - CTRL+I or CTRL+SHIFT+I Justify Para - CTRL+J Left Para - CTRL+L Line Up Extend - SHIFT+UP List Num Field - ALT+CTRL+L Outline - ALT+CTRL+O Outline Collapse - ALT+SHIFT+- or ALT+SHIFT+NUM - Outline Demote - ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT Outline Expand - ALT+SHIFT+= Outline Expand - ALT+SHIFT+NUM + Outline Move Down - ALT+SHIFT+DOWN Outline Move Up - ALT+SHIFT+UP Outline Promote - ALT+SHIFT+LEFT Outline Show First Line - ALT+SHIFT+L Lock Fields - CTRL+3 or CTRL+F11 Web Go Back - ALT+LEFT Web Go Forward - ALT+RIGHT Word Left - CTRL+LEFT Word Left Extend - CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT Word Right - CTRL+RIGHT Excel Time saving Shortcuts Code: Move to next cell in row - Tab Move to previous cell in row - Shift + Tab Up one screen - Page Up Down one screen - Page Down Move to next worksheet - Ctrl + Page Down Move to previous worksheet - Ctrl + Page Up Go to first cell in data region - Ctrl + Home Go to last cell in data region - Ctrl + End Bold toggle for selection - Ctrl + B Italic toggle for selection - Ctrl + I Underline toggle for selection - Ctrl + U Strikethrough for selection - Ctrl + 5 Change the font - Ctrl + Shift + F Change the font size - Ctrl + Shift + P Apply outline borders - Ctrl + Shift + 7 Remove all borders - Ctrl + Shift + Underline Wrap text in same cell - Alt + Enter Format cells - Ctrl + 1 Select font - Ctrl + Shift + F Select point size - Ctrl + Shift + P Format as currency - Ctrl + Shift + 4 Format as general - Ctrl + Shift + # (hash sign) Format as percentage - Ctrl + Shift + 5 Format as number - Ctrl + Shift + 1 Autosum a range of cells - Alt + Equals Sign Insert the date - Ctrl +; (semi-colon) Insert the time - Ctrl + Shift +; (semi-colon) Insert columns/rows - Ctrl + Shift + + (plus sign) Insert a new worksheet - Shift + F11 Read Monitor Cell One - Alt + Shift + 1 Read Monitor Cell Two - Alt + Shift + 2 Read Monitor Cell Three - Alt + Shift + 3 Read Monitor Cell Four - Alt + Shift + 4 List Visible Cells With Data - Ctrl + Shift + D Lists Data In Current Column - Ctrl + Shift + C List Data In Current Row - Ctrl + Shift + R Select Hyperlink - Ctrl + Shift + H Move To Worksheet Listbox - Ctrl + Shift + S Move To Monitor Cell - Ctrl + Shift + M Select Worksheet Objects - Ctrl + Shift + O List Cells At Page Breaks - Ctrl + Shift + B Options Listbox - Insert + V Easy move through Powerpoint Code: Apply subscript formatting - CTRL+EQUAL SIGN (=) Apply superscript formatting - CTRL+PLUS SIGN (+) Bold - CTRL+B Capitalize - SHIFT+F3 Copy - CTRL+C Delete a word - CTRL+BACKSPACE Demote a paragraph - ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW Find - CTRL+F Insert a hyperlink - CTRL+K Insert a new slide - CTRL+M Italicize - CTRL+I Make a duplicate of the current slide - CTRL+D Open - CTRL+O Open the Font dialog box - CTRL+T Paste - CTRL+V Print - CTRL+P Promote a paragraph - ALT+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW Repeat your last action - F4 or CTRL+Y Save - CTRL+S Select all - CTRL+A Start a slide show - F5 Switch to the next pane (clockwise) - F6 Switch to the previous pane - SHIFT+F6 Undo - CTRL+Z View guides - CTRL+G Window XP Hidden Applications Shortcuts Code: To run any of these apps go to Start > Run and type the executable name: 1) Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters) 2) Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe 3) Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of Windows clipboard) 4) Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool) 5) DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards) 6) Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters) 7) IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package) 8) Microsoft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented). 9) Windows Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic). 10) ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do with databases) 11) Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files). 12) System Monitor = perfmon.exe (very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for uber-geeks only ) 13) Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy Windows 3.x desktop shell). 14) Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant). 15) Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the Windows Registry). 16) Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network). 17) File siganture verification tool = sigverif.exe 18) Volume Control = sndvol32.exe (I've included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area). 19) System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98! ). 20) Syskey = syskey.exe (Secures XP Account database - use with care, it's virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I'm not sure of the full implications). 21) Microsoft Telnet Client = telnet.exe 22) Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented). 23) Windows for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available). Enjoy!