WINDOWS TRICKS & SHORTCUTS

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to change the windows sound for e.g. startup sound etc go to adjust audio properties n in that go into sound tab where u can all the sounds
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Hi,

as we all are using alt+tab key to switch windows. But this trick is only for those who have windows vista OS. Just press window button+tab and then see the new style of switching windows.

Those who have XP2 they also can use this but they will get different look like they will see the selection of windows in task bar and can rotate it.

Hope you like it.
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hey guys this is my first post, hope u all like it. :P

You can make invisible folder in windows XP just in 4 steps: :D :P

1)create a new folder
2)give it a blank name(you can do this by holding alt key and typing 0160). :D :)
3)once a folder with blank name has been created right click on that folder,click customize and choose change icon.
4)choose a blank icon from the given images of icon(its 12 in second row) :evil:




make the above changes and a invisible icon is created. :mrgreen:
now hide all ur secret stuff in that folder as it can't be searched nor it is displayed.
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Phantomess wrote:
Hello,

This is a great forum!!! Glad to be a part of it. I have looked through every item and can't find the main one I've been searching for. I am pretty familiar with everything listed here, like the windows key + R to open Run. But that feature is blocked. Its been quite a trick getting to a cmd prompt. I still believe there is a way to use a key combo to launch the cmd prompt. Can anyone please tell me what that combination would be? I usually have to get things working for clients in a timely manner, however going through the loops to get a cmd prompt is a bit tiresome to say the least. All in the name of security. It would be nice if I could just use something as easy as the winkey + pause to pull up system properties for pulling up a simple DOS prompt. Please help. :oops:



ok i saw this earlyer and wanted to answer this.
to get into cmd prompt creat a notepad and in it enter without quotes "cmd.exe" go to File/Save As and rename it whateveryouwant.bat

this is the only way i know to get past a blocked cmd
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here are some shortcut for Mozilla firefox.

to stop loading a page hit Esc
to view page source hit Ctrl+U
to bookmark all tabs hit Ctrl+Shift+D
all bookmarks on left side of screen hit Ctrl+I
to view DOM inspector hit Ctrl+Shift+I
to clear private data hit Ctrl+Shift+Delete
to go straight to search bar hit Ctrl+K
to view all downloads hit Ctrl+J
to view history hit Ctrl+H

thats all i can give you for firefox

very good shortcuts everybody by the way!!!!You are all a lot of help!!!!
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heres a link about basic xp tips and such
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/default.mspx
heres a registry hack for xp

increase pc startup speed in xp

All right press winkey+R at the same time it will take u to Run then go to run
n type Regedit
press enter
this will open Registery Editor
now look for the key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex

now there find the Key Called
"Startup Delay"
Double Click On It
Now where its Base
Click Decimal
Now its Default Value Is 4800000 (75300:hexadecimal)
Change The Value To 40000
here u go u have done it
now close the Registery Editor
and Restart Your Computer

!check it out!
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Here are some keyboard shortcuts:

Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT+DELETE
Create shortcut to selected item. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item
Rename selected item. F2
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word. CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL+UP ARROW
Highlight a block of text. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document. SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select all. CTRL+A
Search for a file or folder. F3
View properties for the selected item. ALT+ENTER
Close the active item, or quit the active program. ALT+F4
Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL+F4
Switch between open items. ALT+TAB
Cycle through items in the order they were opened. ALT+ESC
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop. F6
Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer. F4
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. SHIFT+F10
Display the System menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
Display the Start menu. CTRL+ESC (came before winkey)
Activate the menu bar in the active program. F10
Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu. RIGHT ARROW
Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu. LEFT ARROW
Refresh the active window. F5
View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer. BACKSPACE
Cancel the current task. ESC
SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.
Move forward through tabs. CTRL+TAB
Move backward through tabs. CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Move forward through options. TAB
Move backward through options. SHIFT+TAB
Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option. ALT+Underlined letter
Carry out the command for the active option or button. ENTER
Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box. SPACEBAR
Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons. Arrow keys
Display Help. F1
Display the items in the active list. F4
Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box. BACKSPACE
Display or hide the Start menu.
Display the System Properties dialog box. WINKEY+BREAK
Show the desktop. WINKEY+D
Minimize all windows. WINKEY+M
Restores minimized windows. WINKEY+Shift+M
Open My Computer. WINKEY+E
Search for a file or folder. WINKEY+F
Search for computers. CTRL+WINKEY+F
Display Windows Help. WINKEY+F1
Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. WINKEY+ L
Open the Run dialog box. WINKEY+R
Open Utility Manager. WINKEY+U

Helpful accessibility keyboard shortcuts:

Switch FilterKeys on and off. Right SHIFT for eight seconds
Switch High Contrast on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN
Switch MouseKeys on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK
Switch StickyKeys on and off. SHIFT five times
Switch ToggleKeys on and off. NUM LOCK for five seconds
Open Utility Manager. WINKEY+U

Keyboard shortcuts you can use with Windows Explorer:

Display the bottom of the active window. END
Display the top of the active window. HOME
Display all subfolders under the selected folder. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)
Display the contents of the selected folder. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)
Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)
Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder. LEFT ARROW
Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder. RIGHT ARROW
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abhayonline wrote:
hey guys this is my first post, hope u all like it. :P

You can make invisible folder in windows XP just in 4 steps: :D :P

1)create a new folder
2)give it a blank name(you can do this by holding alt key and typing 0160). :D :)
3)once a folder with blank name has been created right click on that folder,click customize and choose change icon.
4)choose a blank icon from the given images of icon(its 12 in second row) :evil:




Cool! But I could not reach the blank name - i have this ► symbol typing alt and 0160.
make the above changes and a invisible icon is created. :mrgreen:
now hide all ur secret stuff in that folder as it can't be searched nor it is displayed.
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test it again please to make sure

Note:Alt+16 = ►
Note:Alt+160 = á
Note:Alt+0160 = blank symbol
Please make sure you enter all numbers "0160"
If you are using your numeric key pad make sure num lock is on.
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abhayonline wrote:
hey guys this is my first post, hope u all like it. :P

You can make invisible folder in windows XP just in 4 steps: :D :P

1)create a new folder
2)give it a blank name(you can do this by holding alt key and typing 0160). :D :)
3)once a folder with blank name has been created right click on that folder,click customize and choose change icon.
4)choose a blank icon from the given images of icon(its 12 in second row) :evil:




joice wrote:
Cool! But I could not reach the blank name - i have this ► symbol typing alt and 0160.
make the above changes and a invisible icon is created. :mrgreen:
now hide all ur secret stuff in that folder as it can't be searched nor it is displayed.


second thought try alt+255 instead. it works for me and I'm on vista.
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Mr OBrien wrote:
heres a link about basic xp tips and such
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/default.mspx
heres a registry hack for xp

turn on pc in ten seconds

All right Click on the start button then press R it will take u to Run well go to run
n type Regedit
press enter
this will open Registery Editor
now look for the key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex

now there find the Key Called
"Startup Delay"
Double Click On It
Now where its Base
Click Decimal
Now its Default Value Is 4800000 (75300:hexadecimal)
Change The Value To 40000
here u go u have done it
now close the Registery Editor
and Restart Your Computer

!check it out!


Is there a way to do this in vista? Sometimes I have to wait for HOURS. Oh, and a restart: 3 hours was not long enough.
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snail wrote:
Is there a way to do this in vista? Sometimes I have to wait for HOURS. Oh, and a restart: 3 hours was not long enough.

post a hijackthis log here http://www.ozzu.com/mswindows-forum/could-you-please-check-hijackthis-logfile-t90557.html this is not the place for it but something is not right it only takes mine 2mins to boot vista.and no the registry hack i mentioned earlier will not work on vista
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another trick
open an elevated command prompt in vista
1.press the Win key
2.type cmd
3.press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
4.press Alt+C to confirm the elevation prompt
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Create an Elevated Command Prompt shortcut

Right click on your Command Prompt shortcut and select Properties.
Click on the Advanced button (at the Shortcut tab), check "Run As Administrator" and click on OK.repeat.
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if you click on a link with your middle mouse button(push in on scroll) it will open a new tab with the link open in it.
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Once I needed it, found and decide to share.

Turn Off the Low Disk Space Warning

When Windows detects that one of your hard drives has too little free space, a warning appears offering to run the "Disk Cleanup" utility. Here's how to turn off this message:

Windows XP

* Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).
* Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ Explorer.
* If it's not there, create a DWORD value and call it NoLowDiskSpaceChecks.
* Double-click on NoLowDiskSpaceChecks, and enter the value 1, and press OK.

Windows 98

* Open the Disk Cleanup utility (run cleanmgr.exe, or go to Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Cleanup).
* Select the drive on which Windows is installed and click Ok.
* Choose the Settings tab, and turn off the If this drive runs low on disk space, automatically run Disk Cleanup option
* Click Ok when you're done - answer any subsequent prompts as desired.
* You may have to repeat this for all your hard disks (if you have more than one).
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Here's a small list of CLSID's that can be used in windows.

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::{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524153}    Administrative Tools     
::{85bbd92o-42a0-1o69-a2e4-08002b30309d}    Briefcase    
::{21ec2o2o-3aea-1o69-a2dd-08002b30309d}    Control Panel    
::{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524152}    Fonts    
::{ff393560-c2a7-11cf-bff4-444553540000}    History      
::{00020d75-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}    Inbox    
::{00028b00-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}    Microsoft Network    
::{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}    My Computer
::{450d8fba-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}    My Documents
::{208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d}    My Network Places
::{1f4de370-d627-11d1-ba4f-00a0c91eedba}    Network Computers
::{7007acc7-3202-11d1-aad2-00805fc1270e}    Network Connections
::{2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}    Printers and Faxes
::{7be9d83c-a729-4d97-b5a7-1b7313c39e0a}    Programs Folder      
::{645ff040-5081-101b-9f08-00aa002f954e}    Recycle Bin
::{e211b736-43fd-11d1-9efb-0000f8757fcd}    Scanners and Cameras    
::{d6277990-4c6a-11cf-8d87-00aa0060f5bf}    Scheduled Tasks
::{48e7caab-b918-4e58-a94d-505519c795dc}    Start Menu Folder
::{7bd29e00-76c1-11cf-9dd0-00a0c9034933}    Temporary Internet Files    
::{bdeadf00-c265-11d0-bced-00a0c90ab50f}    Web Folders
 
  1.  
  2. ::{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524153}    Administrative Tools     
  3. ::{85bbd92o-42a0-1o69-a2e4-08002b30309d}    Briefcase    
  4. ::{21ec2o2o-3aea-1o69-a2dd-08002b30309d}    Control Panel    
  5. ::{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524152}    Fonts    
  6. ::{ff393560-c2a7-11cf-bff4-444553540000}    History      
  7. ::{00020d75-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}    Inbox    
  8. ::{00028b00-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}    Microsoft Network    
  9. ::{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}    My Computer
  10. ::{450d8fba-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}    My Documents
  11. ::{208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d}    My Network Places
  12. ::{1f4de370-d627-11d1-ba4f-00a0c91eedba}    Network Computers
  13. ::{7007acc7-3202-11d1-aad2-00805fc1270e}    Network Connections
  14. ::{2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}    Printers and Faxes
  15. ::{7be9d83c-a729-4d97-b5a7-1b7313c39e0a}    Programs Folder      
  16. ::{645ff040-5081-101b-9f08-00aa002f954e}    Recycle Bin
  17. ::{e211b736-43fd-11d1-9efb-0000f8757fcd}    Scanners and Cameras    
  18. ::{d6277990-4c6a-11cf-8d87-00aa0060f5bf}    Scheduled Tasks
  19. ::{48e7caab-b918-4e58-a94d-505519c795dc}    Start Menu Folder
  20. ::{7bd29e00-76c1-11cf-9dd0-00a0c9034933}    Temporary Internet Files    
  21. ::{bdeadf00-c265-11d0-bced-00a0c90ab50f}    Web Folders
  22.  


Some can be used in run commands. With this you can create folders to directly link to a specific location. Can be quite useful if you ask me :D
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Thank's For sharing such a useful Information with us...
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I use alt + tab which allows you to change windows.
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here i found this usefull Keyboard Shortcuts like

[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications

[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter

[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu

[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)

[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window

[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document

[Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word

[Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph

Windows key + R = Run menu

This is usually followed by:
cmd = Command Prompt
iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer
compmgmt.msc = Computer Management
dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management
dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management
services.msc = Services
eventvwr = Event Viewer
dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers
dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services


get the full list here
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ATNO/TW wrote:
F6 automatically highlights the URL in the address bar of IE - copy and paste at will.


It also works well with Firefox. I tried it.
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Hi,
Thanks for sharing your ideas and views with us. I'm a new one in this forum. Please keep updating me.
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to delete an invalid bootpath:

run command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r button
- paste this: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: boot.ini
- click button: check all boot paths
(computer checks the boot paths and removes invalid ones)
- restart the computer
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Windowskey+tab for vista or windows7
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thank you guys for all the post keep up i find some of those usefull
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[ctrl]+[alt]+[del]= task manager
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alice321 wrote:
[ctrl]+[alt]+[del]= task manager


In vista, that opens that weird blue screen of... life, with the options to log off/open task manager etc.

ctrl+shift+escape is a better way to open the task manager in Vista, however if a program has crashed and is preventing that from working - you press ctrl+alt+delete to get the other screen and then choose task manager.
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thanks many useful tips out here..
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Following are some shortcut keys:


Winkey + Pause = display the Systems Properties page (very useful!! :) )
Winkey + R = display the Run dialog box
Winkey + M = minimize all windows
Winkey + D = minimize all windows. Press again and desktop apps reappear.
Winkey + Shift + M = undo minimize all windows
Winkey + F1 = starts Windows Help
(F1 by itself brings up Help in the current application)
Winkey + E = start Explorer
Winkey + F = start Find
Winkey + F + CNTL = start Find Computer
Winkey + B = Sets focus on the task bar
Winkey + TAB = cycle through taskbar buttons
Winkey + BREAK = display Systems Properties panel
Winkey + L = lock Desktop
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This one, old one but I didn't see it

alt+PstScn= copy all windows on screen

and

ctrl+v past on any images software (word, photoshop, etc)
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Cool stuff
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Ctrl+Alt+Del=Task Manager
Ctrl+V=Paste
Ctrl+C=Copy
Ctrl+x=Cut
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Here's one for the run option :

Go to Start > Run..
Windows Key + R

Also for the heart :
Press and hold Alt + 3 and you'll get ♥ ♥ ♥ :d :d !

The copyright © symbol and register ® symbol :

Copyright :
Press and hold Alt + 0 1 6 9 and you get ©

Register :
Press and hold Alt + 0 1 7 4 and you get ®


Other :

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)

Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection

Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection

Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.

RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded,
otherwise goes to the first child

LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent

That's all from me bye!!
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