Tips & Tricks

How to Use Your Computer Without a Mouse-Part-2

Use these general folder/shortcut controls.
F4 — Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)

F5 — Refreshes the current window.

F6 — Moves among panes in Windows Explorer

CTRL+G — Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)

CTRL+Z — Undo the last command

CTRL+A — Select all the items in the current window

BACKSPACE — Switch to the parent folder

SHIFT+click+Close button — For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders

Use these key combinations to control properties.
CTRL+TAB / CTRL+SHIFT+TAB — Move through the property tabs

Use these shortcuts for accessibility.
Press SHIFT five times — Toggles StickyKeys on and off

Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds — Toggles FilterKeys on and off

Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five 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

Use these dialog box keyboard commands.
TAB — Move to the next control in the dialog box

SHIFT+TAB — Move to the previous control in the dialog box

SPACEBAR — If the current control is a button, this clicks the button. If the current control is a check box, this toggles the check box. If the current control is an option, this selects the option.

ENTER — Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with the outline)

ESC — Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button

ALT+underlined letter in dialog box item — Move to the corresponding item

Use these shortcuts if you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard.
Windows Logo — Start menu

Windows Logo+R — Run dialog box

Windows Logo+M — Minimize all

SHIFT+Windows Logo+M — Undo minimize all

Windows Logo+F1 — Help

Windows Logo+E — Windows Explorer

Windows Logo+F — Find files or folders

Windows Logo+D — Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop

CTRL+Windows Logo+F — Find computer

CTRL+Windows Logo+TAB — Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)

Windows Logo+TAB — Cycle through taskbar buttons

Windows Logo+Break — System Properties dialog box

Application key — Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item

Use these shortcuts if you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard with IntelliType software installed.
Windows Logo+L — Log off Windows

Windows Logo+P — Starts Print Manager

Windows Logo+C — Opens Control Panel

Windows Logo+V — Starts Clipboard

Windows Logo+K — Opens Keyboard Properties dialog box

Windows Logo+I — Opens Mouse Properties dialog box

Windows Logo+A — Starts Accessibility Options (if installed)

Windows Logo+SPACEBAR — Displays the list of Microsoft IntelliType shortcut keys

Windows Logo+S — Toggles CAPS LOCK on and off