No-Mouse, Tips & Tricks

How to Use Your Computer Without a Mouse-Part-1

If your operating system has Mouse Keys, Go to Start > Control Panel > Ease of Access to activate it. This will allow you to use the arrow keys to control your cursor in lieu of the mouse.

Use these Windows system key combinations.

F1 — Help

CTRL+ESC — Open Start menu

ALT+TAB — Switch between open programs

ALT+F4 — Quit program

SHIFT+DELETE — Delete item permanently

Windows Logo+L — Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

Use these key combinations while writing on Windows.
CTRL+C — Copy
CTRL+X — Cut
CTRL+V — Paste
CTRL+Z — Undo
CTRL+B — Bold
CTRL+U — Underline
CTRL+I — Italic
CTRL+Arrow Keys — Skip Words

Use these general keyboard-only commands.
F1 — Starts Windows Help
F10 — Activates menu bar options
SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
CTRL+ESC — Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
CTRL+ESC or ESC — Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
CTRL+SHIFT+ESC — Opens Windows Task Manager
ALT+DOWN ARROW — Opens a drop-down list box
ALT+TAB — Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
SHIFT — Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
ALT+SPACE — Displays the main window’s System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) — Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window’s System menu (from the MDI child window’s System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
CTRL+TAB — Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program
ALT+underlined letter in menu — Opens the menu
ALT+F4 — Closes the current window
CTRL+F4 — Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
ALT+F6 — Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

Use these shortcuts for shell objects and desktop shortcuts. For a selected object:
F2 — Rename object
F3 — Find all files
CTRL+X — Cut
CTRL+C — Copy
CTRL+V — Paste
SHIFT+DELETE — Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
ALT+ENTER — Open the properties for the selected object