WINDOWS TRICKS & SHORTCUTS

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leand wrote:
Well basicly it is an easier of selecting a part of a text without having to keep the left button down, or if using the keyboard having to hold down the arrow keys and shift all the time. So basicly you hit the left key once at the beggining of the text you want to select and then go to the end of the text you want selecting, there hold down the shift key and klick the ending point. Thats it


That trick works with a ton of applications. I use it all the time.
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Just discovered a slick new Firefox 1.0PR trick. (Might have been available on earlier releases but I just found it by accident).

Left click and hold any link and drag it to any open tab you like and release. The link will open in that tab. I like that one!
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One-Click Shutdown

On the desktop, right-click and go to New, then to Shortcut (in other words, create a new shortcut). You should now see a pop-up window instructing you to enter a command line path. Enter one of these as the path:

Use this path if your operating system is Windows 95, 98, or Me:
C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows

Use this path if your operating system is XP:
SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

If the C: drive is not your local hard drive, then replace "C" with the correct letter of the hard drive.

Click the "Next" button.

Name the shortcut and click the "Finish" button.

Now whenever you want to shut down, just click on this shortcut and you're done. Also, if you want to make life better and faster, you can right-click the new shortcut you just made, go to Properties, and type in X (or whatever letter) in the Shortcut Key box.
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Remove Shortcut Arrows from Desktop Icons

Here's how you can remove those shortcut arrows from your desktop icons in Windows XP.

Start - run - regedit.

1.Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
2.find the "lnkfile"
3.Delete the "IsShortcut" registry value.

now restart, makes your desktop look a lot cleaner....
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Create a Password Reset Disk

Microsoft has enhanced security features in XP including the the ability to create a floppy diskette to recover your password incase it is forgotten.

Click Start
Click Control Panel
Click User Accounts
Click on the account which you want to create a password disk
Click Prevent a forgotten password which starts the Forgotten Password Wizard . This is found under Related Tasks
Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and click Next
Enter the password in the Current user account password box
To use the recovery disk, at the Welcome screen

Click the user name whose password is on the recovery disk
Click the question mark button
This causes the Did you forget your password message to appear.
Click use your password reset disk
This will start the Password Reset Wizard.
From this point, just follow the wizard's instructions and you will be able to set a new password.
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My favorite is CTRL+ALT+ARROWUP/DOWN

This one turns the windows screen upside down(arrowdown) and back to normal(arrowup). It might cause screen to set to lower resolution, but not for everyone.

BTW, I'm new to the board, first webmaster forum I've registered on, I hope to have lots of fun here :)

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Here is one I haven't seen on this Forum and I have gone through the lot today.

If you want to be nasty to a work mate and rotate the orientation of the whole screen use the following,

press together Ctrl Alt Tab and a left arrow or right arrow.

To reset press Ctrl Alt Tab up arrow or down arrow.

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toniovega wrote:
how wud you make a shortcut for hibernation on the desktop?


You can do this (at least with XP) -- right click an empty space on your desktop and select "new" then "shortcut"

highlight and copy the following:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Hibernate

Paste it into where it says: "Type the location of the item"
Click "Next"

Type a name for the shortcut and click finish.


*notes -- I did this using XP Pro. On my system the WINDOWS directory is WINNT so if you get an alert message that says C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe cannot be found try changing WINDOWS to WINNT -- I did this twice and it worked both times. If you get any errors post the exact errors in a new post and reference these instructions.
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Press F3 for search :shock: :cry:
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To copy fom dos select the matter to copy and right click the selected area, this copies the highlighted matter to the clipboard.
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In Firefox if you double click on the tab bar it creats a New tab.
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Also with Firefox tabs, Ctrl+Tab lets you tab through all open tabs. Ctrl+Shift+Tab takes you backwards through them.
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More Firefox:

Ctrl+W - Close a Tab
Crtl+Shift+W - Close a window
Shift+Enter - complete a .net adress (Just like Crtl+Enter is .com)
Ctrl+Shift+Enter - complete a .org adress
Ctrl+J - Downloads
press / and itll open the find box and will find the text as you type it
F3 to find next
Ctrl+T - new tab
Alt+Enter - Open adress in new tab
Ctrl+(1 to 9) - select tab 1 - 9

Mouse Shortcuts(Firefox):

Middle click on tab - Close tab
Scroll line by line - Alt + Scroll
Ctrl + Left Click on link will open in new tab.

Oh yea one helpful tip for all programs:
Help - Help Contents - Search - Shortcuts
This will more than often lead you to the shortcuts for the app.
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When you open up Internet Explorer .. just write your site's name without www. or .com .. just write it then press Ctrl Enter
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cant say this is really a trick ot shortcut, but it is very helpful. its similar to linux multi-desktop tabbing or whetever. it helps unclutter your desktop when youre working on different projects or whatever. lick the link. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/down ... rtoys.mspx i right cliked on my menu bar to change the settings for my googlebar. i musta d/l it with an update or something. either way its very helpful and very simple to use. Enjoy! oh, and for those on 98 still, i just tried it and it dont work. havent tried me or 2k yet. only 98 and xp
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All the tips are great. i luv it. keep it up guys.
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» Here is something for WindowBlinds ppl. If you click on the title bar of any app it "minimizes" (works with most skins not all)

» I'm not sure if anyone has posted this before but cacls in the command prompt lets you set access (be very carefull. easy to mess up ur comp)

» Test your Direct X and more diagnostics "start»run»dxdiag" ~tested on XP Home/Pro

» To access characters Alt+[any combinations of numbers] for this to work properly hold Alt then press the number-combo then let go of the Alt key

» EZ shutdown Winkey,U,U
~Restart: Winkey,U,R
~StandBy: Winkey,U,S
~LogOFF/LOCK: Winkey,L,L
~Switch User: Winkey,L,S

» For MSNerz that cant send a file over due to some security issue, change the file extension or remove it at all [ex: picture.bmp » picture] that should let it through =]

» Batch codes can be executed with extensions of .CMD .COM .BAT

» If you dont want anyone sniffin around your text files and you cant lock it with a password, set the extension to .LNK now if the right click it no option of Open With.. will apear ~to open those files drag them into an open notepad/word app.((One guy was so desperate he emailed those files to himself just to see what was in there =]))

» Not sure if anyone noticed but in your system folders like C:\ , on the left in System Tasks menu, you can hide the content, so ur SysAdmin wont find out u were snichin around there.

» you can access your system root (C:\) in most cases by typing %Systemroot% in your IE address bar ~ Please post more of these "variables"!

» I'm gettin cold...oh well...let see wha else
~XPSP2 was coded by indians! No racial offence but that's why its so glitchy =)

» Need to zip something into an exe?.. use the resourses. Start»Run»Iexpress then follow the wiz. =]

» 2Bad i cant post warez..
~computer crashes if a batch named [name].[anything].bat runs and contains script of [name].[anything] (enter) [name].[anything] ~ any process in the Command prompt can be stopped by Ctrl+Pause/Break

-= SORY IF I POSTED SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY BEEN UP & THNX 4 UR ATTENTION. MORE WILL FOLLOW =-
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Here are the short runs for some apps
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ALL BEEN TESTED ON XP Pro SP2
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Start»Run» Clipbrd.exe - Clipboard
Start»Run» Dialer.exe - Phone Dailer
Start»Run» Eudcedit.exe - Create our own Character
Start»Run» Mmc.exe - ?? Console root ??
Start»Run» Netsetup.exe - Network Set-up
Start»Run» Mstsc.exe - Remote Desktop Connect
Start»Run» Packager.exe - Some packager, Icons i guess
Start»Run» Progman.exe - program manager
Start»Run» Osk.exe - on-screen keyboard
Start»Run» Rasphone.exe - Remote Access Phonebook
Start»Run» Rtcshare.exe - RTC app sharing
Start»Run» Shrpubw.exe - Share Creation Wiz
Start»Run» Sndrec32.exe - sound recorder
Start»Run» cliconfg.exe - client configuration
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____________________CMD Hidden_____________________________

...:::NOTE: All of the commands above have a help util to it. Type the command and than /?

» Diskpart.exe - Diskpart Application
» Diantz - Microsoft® Cabinet Maker
» Dmremote - Logical Disk Manager component
» Cmstp - Microsoft Connection Manager
» Dplaysvr- Microsoft DirectPlay Helper
» Findstr - Find String (QGREP) Utility
» Ipconfig - IP Configuration Utility
» Qprocess - Query Process Utility
» Regsvr32 - Microsoft(C) Register Server
» Rsh - TCP/IP Remote Shell Command
» Sdbinst - AppFix & AppHelp Installer
» Tscupgrd - ??
» Cscript - Microsoft (r) Console Based Script Host
» asr_ldm - Logical Disk Manager ASR Utility
» asr_fmt - Automated System Recovery Utility
» atmadm - ATM call manager
» attrib - attribute utility
» bootcfg - Boot Configuration
» cacls - Control ACLs Program
» chkdsk - Check Disk Utility
» cipher - file encryption util
» command - Windows DOS
» dosx - DOS?
» dpvsetup - DX Voice Test
» driverquery - Driver Query
» esentutl - Server Database Storage Utilities
-= THESE ARE THE REST OF THE COMMANDS/APPS THAT I FAILED TO POST LAST TIME =- [in lil more alphabetica order]
» compact - File Compress Utility
» chcp - Change CodePage Utility
» cleanmgr - Disk Space Cleanup Manager for Windows
» clspack - Class Package Export Tool
» CMD - hmm i wonder..
» compact - File Compress Utility
» dcomcnfg - component services
» debug - debug
» defrag - Disk Defragmenter Module
» devmgmt - Device Manager
» dfrgfat - Disk Defragmenter FAT File System Module
» dfrgntfs - Disk Defragmenter NTFS Module
» diskmgmt - disc managment
» diskpart - Diskpart Application
» diskperf - Disk Performance Configuration Utility
» drwatson - Windows Fault detection utility
» drwtsn32 - DrWatson Postmortem Debugger
» eventcreate - Event Create Utility
» eventtriggers - Event Triggers
» eventvwr - event viewer
» exe2bin - EXE deletion utility
» expand - LZ Expansion Utility
» fc - DOS 5 File Compare Utility
» finger - TCPIP Finger Command
» fltmc - Filter Manager Control Program
» forcedos - Force DOS Execute Utility!
» format - Disk Format Utility
» fsutil - ??
» ftp - File Transfer Protocol
» getmac - Get MAC Address
» gpedit - Microsoft Common Console Document
» gpresult - Query RSOP Data (Usefull with cacls)
» grpconv - Windows Progman Group Converter
» hostname - Hostname APP
» ipxroute - NWLink Source Routing Application (mine cant be opened same with yours?)
» kb16 - keyboard lenguage config.
» label - Disk Label Utility
» loadfix - Refer to help file
» lodctr - Load PerfMon Counters
» logman - Performance Log Utility
» logoff - Log Off current user =]
» lpq - TCP/IP Lpq Command
» lpr - TCP/IP Lpr Command
» lusrmgr - Microsoft Management Console
» makecab - compress utility [convinient]
» mem - memory display
» mode - DOS Device MODE Utility
» mountvol - Mount Volume Utility
» mqbkup - Windows NT, MSMQ messages Backup/Restore Utility
» mqsvc - Message Queuing Service
» mrinfo - Multicast Information
» mscdexnt - ??
» msg - Message Utility
» nbtstat - TCP/IP NetBios Information
» net1 - Net Command same as net
» netsh - Network Command Shell
» netstat - TCP/IP Netstat Command
» nlsfunc - refer to help menu
» nslookup - nslookup APP
» ntbackup - Windows Backup Utility
» ntmsoprq - Microsoft Management Console
» ntmsmgr - Microsoft Management Console
» ntsd - Symbolic Debugger for Windows 2000
» nwscript - NetWare Logon Script Utility
» odbcad32 - Microsoft Data Access - "ODBC Administrator
» pathping - TCP/IP PathPing Command
» pentnt - Pentium Floating Point Divide Error Utility
» perfmon - Performance Monitor Command Line Shell
» ping - TCP/IP Ping Command
» ping6 - IPv6 Ping Command
» powercfg - Power Settings Command-Line Tool
» proxycfg - Proxy Config Tool for Windows HTTP Services
» rcp - TCP/IP Remote Copy Command
» recover - Recover Files Utility
» redir - ReDIr
» reg - Registry Console Tool
» regedt32 - Registry Editor Utility
» regsvr32 - Microsoft(C) Register Server
» relog - Performance Relogging Utility
» reset - Terminal Services Reset Utility
» rexec - TCP/IP Remote Exec Command
» route - TCP/IP Route Command
» routemon - Router Console Monitor !! no longer supported !!
» rsh - TCP/IP Remote Shell Command
» rsm - Removable Storage Manager Command Line Interface
» runas - Run As Utility
» rwinsta - Reset Session Util.
» sc - A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT
» sdbinst - AppFix & AppHelp Installer
» secedit - Windows Security Configuration Editor Command Tool !!
» secpol - Microsoft Management Console (security settings)
» services - Services and Controller app
» setver - ??
» sfc - Windows 2000 System File Checker
» shadow - Session Remote Control Utility
» Shutdown
» sndvol32 - Volume Control
» subst - Subst Utility
» syskey - Encryptions
» systeminfo - System Information
» taskkill - Kill Process
» tasklist - Task List
» tcmsetup - Microsoft® Windows(TM) Telephony Administration Setup
» Telnet - Microsoft Telnet Client
» tftp - Trivial File Transfer Protocol App
» tlntadmn - ??
» tracerpt - Event Trace Report Tool
» tracert - TCP/IP Traceroute Command
» tree - Tree Walk Utility
» tscon - Session Connection Utility
» tsdiscon - Session Disconnection Utility
» tskill - Terminal Services End Process Utility
» tsshutdn - System Shutdown Utility
» typeperf - Command line performance monitor
» unlodctr - Unload PerfMon Counters
» userinit - Userinit Logon Application
» verifier - Driver Verifier Manager
» vssadmin - Command Line Interface for Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service
» vwipxspx - ??
» w32tm - Windows Time Service Diagnostic Tool
» winchat - chat util.
» winmsd - system info.
» winver - Version Reporter Applet
» wmimgmt - Microsoft Management Console

There. Done. Perfect :)
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Here are a few more "tips"..

»Holding Shift key for 8 Seconds turns on Filter keys.
»F4 in IE opens the drop down menu of history.
»F3 in IE is search
»Winkey + E opens Internet Explorer
»To makeall icons on your Desktop twice the size without registry hacking: right click on desktop » Properties » Appearance » Effects..
»Practical joke..: right click desktop » Arrange Icons by » Show Desktop Icons (check||uncheck)
» Invisible folder: Right click on desired folder » Properties » Customize tab » change icon » there are 3 "invisible" icons next to windows update icon and a golden lock.
» Shift + mouse wheel flips back and forth on your browser.
» Pressing Shift 5 times in a row turns on StickeyKeys
» For 56k/bs ppl like me: To maximize your connection. The highest connection allowed by government regulations through phone line is 53.2 kb/s (that's wha i have). Here's how its done.
START » RUN » CONTROL » NETWORK CONNECTIONS. Now Pick the Internet you connect with (might not work with all). Right click and select Properties. At the very top it should say General Tab and right under it you should see your modem name (mine's V.92). Under that find [Configure]. Afterwards Set the Max Speed and other options as desired. If nothing gets better try tweaking your modem settings.
»For those who have a graphix card:"GeForce MX 420". Turn your 64 bit card to 256.Right click on Desktop » Properties » [Settings] Tab » Advanced » Click on the name of the card.*NOTICE*This will not work if you do now have all the Updates from windows!* After so done additional menu pops up, use for your own good » Direct 3D settings side menu » Max sys memo for PCI set to 255 (highest).
» Also to create a more solid-like view and help your eyes switch the refresh rate: Right click on Desktop » Properties » [Settings] Tab » Advanced » Monitor Tab » Set to Highest Screen Refresh Rate. OK/APPLY.
»!Did you know you can lock your breefcase.
» Holding Ctrl and scrolling your mouse wheel will zoom in/out in IE.Not on PHP script abviously =\
Enough 4 2Day dont u think?.
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XP3RIMENT wrote:
» EZ shutdown Winkey,U,U
~Restart: Winkey,U,R
~StandBy: Winkey,U,S
~LogOFF/LOCK: Winkey,L,L
~Switch User: Winkey,L,S


if you have that log off option box on XP turned off like i do then log off/lock is simply winkey+L at the same time, also works for switch user (but the currently logged on user may lose unsaved documents)
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It's not a registery tweak. I think you have to hack the explorer shell and recompile it. It can be done, but the only OS I remember seeing it on was 98. I think you can find that at winguides.com, but been a long time since I looked.

//edit -- OK here you go, but I would highly recommend against doing it unless you really know what you are doing.

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/791/
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XP3RIMENT wrote:
I was always wondering how you can turn the box off, cuz i'd like to switch to an "Administrator" account , but the options wont let me.
any ideas?


what box are you refering to? and what options wont let you?


as for the start button question, you could also get programs like Style XP or Windowblinds.. i use style xp. but that works too.. lol. but with this program, the start button is a set of 3 images. the regular start button, moused over start button, and pressed start button. of course, it can also set a style for the rest of your windows xp..
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OK, after 17 pages I don't think anyone has mentioned CTRL+SHIFT+ESC this will open the windows task manager. There may be a windows key shortcut, but my keyboard does not have the windows key. An old IBM "click" style that is the best thing to type on ever!!! new keyboards lack any action whatsoever on the keys. Also as an added bonus it is heavy enough to knock out anyone who makes fun of it, and still keep on typing.
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here's a reg key for windows media player
>>note: do not attempt to edit your registry without knowledge of what your doing. i'm not responsible for what happens to your computer if you mess something up etc. etc.<< lol

Block Script Processing in Windows Media Player
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences
Name: PlayerScriptCommandsEnabled
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0 = scripts disabled, 1 = scripts enabled :)
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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS :shock:


Here are a few useful keyboard shortcuts ("hot combos") valid for all MS Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP/2003 32/64-bit OSes, MS Internet Explorer 3/4/5/6/7 (and newer) releases + MS Windows 16/32/64-bit applications/programs.
Note that most are available system wide, but some may work ONLY with specific MS OSes and/or particular applications/programs.

BEWARE: User assigned custom keyboard shortcuts for Desktop/Startup Menu/Taskbar items/links/shortcuts/toolbars may take precedence over (override) default system/software assigned "hot" key(s) combinations!

Abbreviations used here:


MS IE = Microsoft Internet Explorer.
MS OE = Microsoft Outlook Express.
Have fun...


Hold SHIFT = Do NOT Autorun CD/DVD or launch Startup folder shortcut(s)/executable(s) (Windows startup or insert CD/DVD) or move instead of copy selected file(s)/folder(s) while dragging it/them or close parent folder(s) while closing selected subfolder (Explorer, MS IE + File Manager) (same as hold CTRL)
Hold SHIFT + Arrow keys = Select multiple contiguous items (Explorer)
SHIFT + Right-click = Show Open With on Context menu (Desktop + Explorer)
SHIFT + Double-click = Open selected URL in new window (MS IE)
SHIFT + Close button (upper right corner X) = Close all open windows
SHIFT + DEL = Permanent DELETE (bypass Recycle Bin!) selected file(s)/folder(s)/shortcut(s)/link(s) (Desktop, Explorer + MS IE) or cut selected/highlighted text/image (editing) (same as CTRL + X)
SHIFT + Insert = Paste saved text/image from Clipboard memory (editing) (same as CTRL + V)
SHIFT + FIRST letter = Cycle through and select available drive/folder (Explorer)
SHIFT + F10 = Select right-click Context Menu for selected drive/file/folder/shortcut/link (Explorer + MS IE)
F1 = Open Help Menu
F2 = rename selected/highlighted Desktop/Start Menu shortcut or file(s)/folder(s) (Explorer)
F3 = Find files(s) (Explorer) or text string (editing) (same as CTRL + F) or open Search window (Explorer + MS IE) (same as CTRL + E)
F4 = Open Desktop/drive/folder (Explorer) or Go To URL address (MS IE) command line box/history list
F5 = Refresh/update selected/highlighted display/screen (Desktop, Explorer + File Manager) or reload current URL (MS IE) (same as CTRL + R)
F6 = Cycle forward among drives/folders/files/items (Desktop, Explorer + File Manager) or links/pages/frames (MS IE) (same as ALT + D)
F10 = Menu mode
F11 = Toggle between full screen without Menu (kiosk mode) and windowed screen with Menu (MS IE)
ESC = Cancel/stop current action or close foreground (active) application/window (if supported)
HOME = Go to top of current file/folder/item/shortcut/link (Desktop, Dialog box, Explorer + File Manager) or web/ftp page (MS IE)
END = Go to bottom of current file/folder/item/shortcut/link (Desktop, Dialog box, Explorer + File Manager) or web/ftp page (MS IE)
DEL = Delete selected/highlighted file(s)/folder(s)/shortcut(s)/link(s) (Explorer, File Manager + MS IE)
ENTER = Run/open selected/highlighted application/executable/shortcut/link (Desktop, Start Menu, Explorer, File Manager + MS IE)
SHIFT or Page Up = Scroll up one screen/page at a time (Explorer + MS IE)
SPACE or Page Down = Scroll down one screen/page at a time (Explorer + MS IE)
BACK Space = Go up (backwards) one level (Explorer + File Manager) or back to previous web/ftp page (MS IE)
TAB = Cycle backwards among drives/partitions/folders/files/items (Desktop, Explorer + File Manager) or links/pages/frames (MS IE)
FIRST letter = Select/access file/folder/item/shortcut/link (Desktop, Dialog box, Explorer + File Manager)
Hold CTRL = Do NOT Autorun CD/DVD or launch Startup folder shortcut(s)/executable(s) (Windows startup or insert CD/DVD) or move instead of copy selected file(s)/folder(s) while dragging it/them or close parent folder(s) while closing selected subfolder (Explorer, MS IE + File Manager) (same as hold SHIFT)
Hold CTRL + Left-click + Right-click + Close button = Close all selected (depressed buttons) open windows (Taskbar)
Hold CTRL + Arrow keys (or SPACE) = Select multiple noncontiguous items (Explorer)
Hold CTRL + SHIFT = Create shortcut while dragging file/folder/shortcut (Desktop + Explorer)
CTRL + SHIFT + B = Open Address Book (MS OE)
CTRL + SHIFT + M = Download all messages (MS OE)
CTRL + SHIFT + R = Reply to author of selected message(s) (MS OE)
CTRL + Insert = Copy selected/highlighted file(s)/folder(s) (Explorer) or text/image to Clipboard memory (editing) (same as CTRL + C)
CTRL + Left-click = Show Open With on Context menu (Desktop + Explorer)
CTRL + TAB = Cycle forward among pages/tabs/items (Dialog box + Explorer) or links/pages/frames (MS IE)
CTRL + SHIFT + TAB = Cycle backwards among pages/tabs/items (Dialog box + Explorer) or links/pages/frames (MS IE)
CTRL + A = Select all files/folders (Explorer) or text/image (editing)
CTRL + B = Open Organize Favorites (Explorer + MS IE) (same as Ctrl + I)
CTRL + C = Copy selected/highlighted file(s)/folder(s) (Explorer) or text/image to Clipboard memory (editing) (same as CTRL + Insert)
CTRL + D = Delete selected/highlighted file(s)/folder(s) (Explorer) (same as DEL) or add to Favorites (bookmark) current URL (MS IE)
CTRL + E = Open Search window (Explorer + MS IE) (same as F3)
CTRL + F = Find files(s) (Explorer + MS IE) or text string (editing) or forwards selected message (MS OE) (same as F3)
CTRL + G = Go To URL box (MS IE)
CTRL + H = Open History folder (Explorer + MS IE) or select/access installed local/remote drive/partition (File Manager)
CTRL + I = Organize Favorites (Explorer + MS IE) or selects Inbox (MS OE) (same as Ctrl + B)
CTRL + L = Open Location dialog box (Explorer + MS IE) or toggles Folders view on/off (MS OE) (same as Ctrl + O)
CTRL + N = Open new browser window (MS IE) or compose new message (MS OE)
CTRL + O = Open Location dialog box (Explorer + MS IE) (same as Ctrl + L)
CTRL + P = Print current file or selected/highlighted screen/image/text (editing) or web/ftp page (MS IE)
CTRL + Q = Mark selected header(s) as read (MS OE)
CTRL + R = Refresh/update selected/highlighted display/screen (Desktop, Explorer + File Manager) or reload current URL (MS IE) or reply to selected message (MS OE) (same as F5)
CTRL + S = Save current file/image/text (editing) or web/ftp page (MS IE)
CTRL + V = Paste saved text/image from Clipboard memory (editing) (same as SHIFT + Insert)
CTRL + W = Close foreground (active) application/window (Desktop + Taskbar) (same as ALT + F4)
CTRL + X = Cut selected/highlighted text/image (editing) (same as SHIFT + DEL)
CTRL + Z = Undo last Copy/Cut/Paste action (editing) (same as ALT + Backspace)
CTRL + ENTER = Go to incompletely typed URL in MS IE Go To URL box (valid ONLY for www.?.com URLs!) [Thank you Jordan!]
CTRL + ESC = Display Start Menu or select Start Menu option or minimize all open windows (same as ALT + M)
CTRL + DRIVE letter = Select/access installed local/remote drive/partition (File Manager)
CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + F4 = Close all open windows
Hold ALT = Disable right-click Context Shell (drop down) Menu (Desktop, Explorer, MS IE + Taskbar)
ALT = Toggle bottom Status Bar on/off (Explorer + File Manager)
ALT + FIRST letter = Select tab/button/item/menu (Desktop, Dialog box, Explorer, File Manager + MS IE)
ALT + D = Cycle forward among drives/folders/files/items (Desktop, Explorer + File Manager) or links/pages/frames (MS IE) (same as F6)
ALT + M = Display Start Menu or select Start Menu option or minimize all open windows (same as CTRL + ESC)
ALT + ENTER = Open selected drive/file/folder/shortcut/link Properties (Explorer + File Manager) [same as ALT + Left-click or ALT + (Double)-click]
ALT + Left-click = Open selected drive/file/folder/shortcut/link Properties (Explorer + File Manager) (same as ALT + ENTER)
ALT + (Double)-click = Open selected drive/file/folder/shortcut/link Properties (Explorer + File Manager) (same as ALT + ENTER)
ALT + LEFT Arrow = Go Back to previous URL (MS IE)
ALT + RIGHT Arrow = Go Forward to previous URL (MS IE)
ALT + F4 = Close foreground (active) application/window (Desktop + Taskbar) (same as CTRL + W) or shut down/power off Windows
ALT + ESC = Cycle forward through ALL open (top level) windows (Desktop + Taskbar)
ALT + SHIFT + ESC = Cycle backwards through ALL open (top level) windows (Desktop + Taskbar)
ALT + TAB = Select next foreground (active) application/window (Desktop + Taskbar)
ALT + Backspace = Undo last Copy/Cut/Paste action (editing) (same as CTRL + Z)
+ or * [Numeric Pad only] = expand selected folder tree (if it contains any subfolders) (Explorer, File Manager + MS IE)
- [Numeric Pad only] = collapse selected folder tree (if it contains any subfolders) (Explorer, File Manager + MS IE).



WINKEY SHORTCUTS


All Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, ME, 2000, XP and 2003 releases come with built-in support for Microsoft Natural/Internet/Multimedia Keyboards and similar 3rd parties, independent of the keyboard port/interface [Keyboard (old, legacy), PS/2 (typical, legacy) or USB (new, digital)], using the MS Windows special (logo) keys, built into most 104-105 keys or more (including multimedia/internet/power ready) touch/digital keyboards.
Here is a list of useful WinKey (MS Windows logo keys) shortcuts ("hot combos").
Note that some may not be available, and/or some may take different actions, depending on specific MS Windows 32/64-bit (Win32/Win64) OS builds and/or installed software:


ÿ [WINKEY] = Open Start Menu
ÿ + D = Maximize (restore) or minimize all open windows or open Desktop menu [Win98/2000/ME/XP/2003 only]
ÿ + E = Start Windows Explorer
ÿ + F = Start Find Files/Folders dialog box
ÿ + L = Start Welcome screen [WinXP + Fast User Switch XP Power Toy only] or Lockup Workstation [Win2000/XP/2003 only]
ÿ + M = Minimize or maximize (restore) all open windows
ÿ + R = Start Run dialog box
ÿ + F1 = Start Help Menu and Support Center [Win98/2000/ME/XP/2003 only]
ÿ + Tab = Cycle and select (press Enter) through all open apps/games Taskbar buttons
ÿ + Ctrl + Tab = Cycle through all open apps/games Taskbar buttons, Tray icons, Start Menu and Quick Launch toolbars (press Right or Left arrows to cycle through Toolbar and Tray items)
ÿ + Pause/Break = Start Systems Properties Control Panel applet
ÿ + Ctrl + F = Start Find Computer dialog box
ÿ + Shift + M = Undo Minimize (restore) all open windows
ÿ + L + Enter = Logoff Windows [Win98/ME only] or Lockup Workstation [Win2000/XP/2003 only]
ÿ + Q = Cycle and select (press Enter) through all users [Win2000/XP/2003 only] or Fast User Switch [WinXP + Fast User Switch XP Power Toy only]
ÿ + U = Start Utility Manager [Win2000/XP/2003 only]
ÿ + U + R + Enter = Restart Windows [Win95/98/ME only]
ÿ + U + S + Enter = Shut down Windows [Win95/98/ME only]
ÿ + Space = Scroll down one page at a time (same as Page Down) in any web browser
ÿ + Back Space = Scroll up one page at a time (same as Page Up) in any web browser
2 [MENU KEY] = Popup right-click context menu for selected item.
BONUS: [;-)] If you own a Microsoft Natural Keyboard or similar, and have installed Microsoft IntelliType Software, you can also do this:


ÿ + A = Start Accessibility Options Control Panel applet (if installed)
ÿ + C = Start Control Panel
ÿ + I = Start Mouse Properties Control Panel applet
ÿ + K = Start Keyboard Properties Control Panel applet
ÿ + L = Logoff Windows
ÿ + P = Start Print Manager
ÿ + S = Toggle Caps Lock ON or OFF
ÿ + V = Start Clipboard
ÿ + Space = Display Microsoft IntelliType shortcut keys list.



TO DRAG OR NOT TO DRAG


This works pretty much the same with all Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003 releases.
Control Object (File, Folder, Shortcut, Link, URL etc) Dragging can be achieved by holding down the SHIFT and/or CTRL keys while Left Mouse Button Dragging an Object (or Group of Objects) for different actions:

Left Mouse Button Drag (default dragging):
Same Drive = Move.
Different Drive = Copy.
The above is valid unless selected objects have the: .BAT, .COM, .EXE, .SCR or .PIF extension (and if you installed MS IE 4/5/6 on your Win32 computer, there are other executables added to this list: .DLL, .OCX, .VXD, .X32) in which case:
Same Drive = Create Link/Shortcut.
Different Drive (Non-Removable Storage) = Create Link/Shortcut.
Different Drive (Removable Storage) = Copy.
SHIFT + Left Mouse Button Drag = Always Move.
CTRL + Left Mouse Button Drag = Always Copy.
SHIFT + CTRL + Left Mouse Button Drag = Create Link/Shortcut.
Right Mouse Button Drag = Create Link/Shortcut.
NOTE: Certain folders do NOT allow objects to be dropped (i.e. Control Panel + Printers), others ALWAYS Move To regardless of the SHIFT/CTRL status (i.e. Recycle Bin).


WHAT, NO MOUSE?


We are all used (maybe too much) to clicking the mouse, and we have forgotten there are (in case of a mouse failure) some well or less known shortcut key "combos": Alt+Tab, Alt+Esc, Alt+X, Alt+F4, Ctrl+F4 etc, that allow us to get back into "action" without mouse support.

NOTE: To learn about the most used Windows 9x/ME hot key "combos", read "KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS", also in TIPS95.TXT [part of W95-11D.EXE].

But unfortunately NOT everything can be accomplished using the keyboard. :(
Examples of Windows 95/98 actions that canNOT be performed WITHOUT a mouse:


Move the vertical bar that divides the Folder Tree and the File Listing window in Explorer.
Modify the: Filename Column size, Total Size, Free Space and Type if you selected the Details View in Explorer.
Display a Folder's context menu by right mouse-clicking on the icon at the top left hand corner of that Folder's window in Explorer.
Access Media Player's VCR control buttons: Play, Stop, Pause etc.
And now for the good news: :)
Let's presume you accidentally moved an Explorer or Control Panel window off the screen (off the top, bottom or sides), and/or eventually changed your screen resolution. Normally you canNOT move them back using the mouse.
There are two solutions to this problem:


Enlarge the screen size and drag the open window back onto the screen (may not always work though):

Increase your Desktop screen resolution to the maximum setting supported by your video card and monitor, by right-clicking on an empty spot on your Desktop, select Properties -> Settings tab -> drag the slider all the way up to the right -> click Apply/OK -> restart your machine (if prompted to).
Drag the open window to the center of the screen using the mouse.
Close that window.
Restore your screen size as described above.

Luckily you can move/resize an open window using only the keyboard, by following these steps (works in all cases):

Hold down ALT and press Space.
Hold down M and press Enter to move the open window.
Use the keyboard cursor arrows: Up, Down, Right and/or Left to move the window towards the center of your screen, until its title bar shows up.
Press Enter again when you're satisfied with your window's new position.
Close that window.
To be prepared for potential mouse failures, activate the Accessibility Options in Control Panel:


Click the Start button.
Scroll down to Settings.
Select Control Panel.
(Double)-click the Accessibility Options applet (install it if not present).
Click the Mouse tab.
Place a check mark in the "Use mouse keys" box.
Click on Settings.
Place a check mark in the "Use shortcut" box. This enables the use of the left Alt + Shift + Keypad numeral keys in Win9x. You can also choose to have NumLock pressed or not to activate them.
Click Apply/OK twice to save your changes.
From now on you can navigate the cursor on the screen using the Keypad arrow keys (Up, Down, Right, Left) by holding down Alt + Shift. The 5 key in the middle of the Keypad acts like a mouse left-click.
:D
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eh.. its not bad.
but if you REALLY want to have one, then you can modify the controls accessible by the user in alt+ctrl+del. so like, disable the shut down and processes options.. stuff like that ;)
then disable registry editing so that they either A. have to get an ISO such as Austrumi or B. hack ur box another way? lol yea.. i have too much fun by myself..
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Huge thread this, so apologies if this has been posted

Shortcuts used with Start -> Run
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    %ALLUSERSPROFILE% -Open the All User's Profile
    %HomeDrive% -Opens your home drive e.g. C:\
    %UserProfile% -Opens you User's Profile
    %temp% Opens -temporary file Folder
    %systemroot% -Opens Windows folder
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Management Consoles

    certmgr.msc --Certificate Manager
    ciadv.msc --Indexing Service
    compmgmt.msc --Computer management
    devmgmt.msc --Device Manager
    dfrg.msc --Defragment
    diskmgmt.msc --Disk Management
    fsmgmt.msc --Folder Sharing Management
    eventvwr.msc --Event Viewer
    gpedit.msc --Group Policy -XP Pro only
    iis.msc --Internet Information Services
    lusrmgr.msc --Local Users and Groups
    mscorcfg.msc --Net configurations
    ntmsmgr.msc --Removable Storage
    perfmon.msc --Performance Manager
    secpol.msc --Local Security Policy
    services.msc --System Services
    wmimgmt.msc --Windows Management

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Shortcuts

    access.cpl --Accessibility Options
    hdwwiz.cpl --Add New Hardware Wizard
    appwiz.cpl --Add/Remove Programs
    timedate.cpl --Date and Time Properties
    desk.cpl --Display Properties
    inetcpl.cpl --Internet Properties
    joy.cpl --Joystick Properties
    main.cpl keboard --Keyboard Properties
    main.cpl --Mouse Properties
    ncpa.cpl --Network Connections
    ncpl.cpl --Network Properties
    telephon.cpl --Phone and Modem options
    powercfg.cpl --Power Management
    intl.cpl --Regional settings
    mmsys.cpl sounds --Sound Properties
    mmsys.cpl --Sounds and Audio Device Properties
    sysdm.cpl --System Properties
    nusrmgr.cpl --User settings
    firewall.cpl --Firewall Settings (sp2)
    wscui.cpl --Security Center (sp2)

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Run Commands

    Calc --Calculator
    Cfgwiz32 --ISDN Configuration Wizard
    Charmap --Character Map
    Chkdisk --Repair damaged files
    Cleanmgr --Cleans up hard drives
    Clipbrd --Windows Clipboard viewer
    Cmd --Opens a new Command Window (cmd.exe)
    Control --Displays Control Panel
    Dcomcnfg --DCOM user security
    Debug --Assembly language programming tool
    Defrag --Defragmentation tool
    Drwatson --Records programs crash & snapshots
    Dxdiag --DirectX Diagnostic Utility
    Explorer --Windows Explorer
    Fontview --Graphical font viewer
    Ftp -ftp.exe program
    Hostname --Returns Computer's name
    Ipconfig --Displays IP configuration for all network adapters
    Jview --Microsoft Command-line Loader for Java classes
    MMC --Microsoft Management Console
    Msconfig --Configuration to edit startup files
    Msinfo32 --Microsoft System Information Utility
    Nbtstat --Displays stats and current connections using NetBios over TCP/IP
    Netstat --Displays all active network connections
    Nslookup--Returns your local DNS server
    Ping --Sends data to a specified host/IP
    Regedit --Registry Editor
    Regsvr32 --Register/de-register DLL/OCX/ActiveX
    Regwiz -Registration wizard
    Sfc /scannow --System File Checker
    Sndrec32 --Sound Recorder
    Sndvol32 --Volume control for soundcard
    Sysedit --Edit system startup files (config.sys, autoexec.bat, win.ini, etc.)
    Taskmgr --Task manager
    Telnet --Telnet program
    Tracert --Traces and displays all paths required to reach an internet host
    Winipcfg --Displays IP configuration
    Wupdmgr --Takes you to Microsoft Windows Update
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Example

    Start -> Run and type services.msc
    hit enter or click OK and this will take you direct to the services

As long as you don't clear the typed Run commands history, you can find the most commonly used ones very easily.
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you dont need the percent signs when accessing the temp folder. you can just go start > run > temp and it'll open it up.
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AnarchY SI wrote:
eh.. its not bad.
but if you REALLY want to have one, then you can modify the controls accessible by the user in alt+ctrl+del. so like, disable the shut down and processes options.. stuff like that ;)
then disable registry editing so that they either A. have to get an ISO such as Austrumi or B. hack ur box another way? lol yea.. i have too much fun by myself..

hey, out of curiousity, how do you do that? also do you know how to disable the mouse too?

i havent seen this mentioned yet, but ive heard of the right Alt Arrow key down or something turns the screen up side down. i havent been able to acomplish that one yet, all it does is shut my computer down when i press it :( , so it might be the wrong keys . but i have seen it done before, same with the mouse. if its wrong someone please correct it, im not exactly sure what the keys are for that process
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how do you do what, with alt+ctrl+del? i've compiled a list of reg keys that i find to be useful / fun / w.e and i put them on my website.. heres the url: http://www.freewebs.com/shibbyinc/AdminRegKeys.html

as for austrumi, i believe you can download that here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/austrumi/

i've never heard anything of this "flipping" your monitor and if it shuts your pc down, then someone prly told you that as a joke so that you would shut your pc down and they may have had some program to do it for them and they changed the keys from shutting down their pc to doing whatever you saw them do.

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