Thursday, March 24, 2011

Useful Microsoft Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can save time (and money) by allowing you to work more efficiently. If you find yourself looking for different ways to work "faster" on your computer, try using some keyboard shortcuts from Microsoft.

Here are some commonly used and very useful keyboard shortcuts:

Windows Key Shortcuts

- Show the Desktop: Windows Key + D
- Open My Computer: Windows Key + E
- Search for a file or folder: Windows Key + F
- Display Windows Help: Windows Key + F1
- Minimize all windows: Windows Key + M
- Restores minimized windows: Windows Key + Shift + M
- Open the Run dialog box: Windows Key + R
- Lock your computer: Windows Key + L
- Display or Hide the Start Menu: Windows Key

ALT Key Shortcuts

- Cycle through items in the order they were opened: ALT + ESC
- Switch between open items: ALT + TAB

CTRL Key Shortcuts

- Copy: CTRL + C
- Cut: CTRL + X
- Paste: CTRL + V
- Undo: CTRL + Z
- Bold: CTRL + B
- Underline: CTRL + U
- Italic: CTRL + I
- Print: CTRL + P

Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

- Reply to a message: CTRL + R
- Send: CTRL + Enter or ALT + S

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