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Q. With all the stuff that you write, you must be one fast typist!
Can you pass along any shortcuts that would help me out?

A. Certainly! If you were to see me use a computer, you might be amazed
at how little I actually use the mouse. I tend to do much of my moving
around on the screen using the keyboard. Here are some of my favorite
keyboard shortcuts.

Let's start with the WINKEY. This is the key with the backwards Windows
flag on it, which you may not have, depending on your keyboard.

  • WINKEY + D = Minimizes all windows and shows the desktop
  • WINKEY + L = Locks the computer (Windows XP only)
  • WINKEY + Tab = Lets you cycle through the programs shown on the taskbar
  • WINKEY + F = Brings up the Windows Search box

Here are some goodies for Internet Explorer.

Ctrl + Enter = Quickly completes an Web address. So, type komando in the address bar. Then, press CTRL + ENTER to get http://www.komando.com.

  • Esc = Stops page from loading
  • Ctrl + N = Open New browser window.
  • F5 = Refresh current page / frame.
  • F11 = Display the current website in full screen mode.If that's not what you want, press F11 again
  • Alt + Left Arrow = Go back a page
  • Alt + Right Arrow = Go forward a page

There are also mouse shortcuts.

Double-click = Selects a word.

  • Triple-click = Selects a paragraph.
  • Ctrl + Mouse wheel = Use it when you want to zoom in and out of what is showing on the screen.

Here are some shortcuts for Microsoft Word.

Ctrl + A = Selects all the contents of a page

  • Ctrl + C = Copy selected text
  • Ctrl + X = Cut selected text (This means that the text will actually be moved when it is pasted into the new location)
  • Ctrl + P = Paste the selected text
  • Ctrl + F = Opens the find box
  • Ctrl + B = Bolds the highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + I = Italicize the highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + K = Insert a link to a Web site
  • Ctrl + U = Underline the highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + Y = Repeat the last action performed
  • Ctrl + Z = Undo last action (I love this one!)
  • Ctrl + End = Moves the cursor to the end of the document
  • Ctrl + Home = Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document

Now from aSureFit.com

Windows Exploring shortcuts.

Ctrl + A = Selects all files in the folder

  • Hold down the control key and click on files you would like to add or remove from the selection - Select several random files
  • Highlight the first file you would like to select then hold down the shift key and click on the last file you would like to select - Select several file in a row
  • Ctrl + C = Copy selected files
  • Ctrl + X = Cut selected files (This means that the file/s will actually be moved when it or they are pasted into the new location)
  • Ctrl + P = Paste the selected files