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Old 01-23-01, 02:33 AM
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I'm trying to learn more keyboard shortcuts for Internet Explorer, MS Word, and Windows in order to save time (and my wrist, from using my mouse). If you know any please share, for me and everyone else

Here's a few to get started:

For IE:
-Alt + arrow keys can replace the Back and Forward buttons.
-Ctrl-O will bring up a prompt to type in a new web address.

For Windows:
-Alt + Tab will toggle between applications you're currently running.
-If you're using a Windows-keyboard, pressing the Windows key + M will automatically minimize all your apps, so you can access your desktop.

-Shift + arrow keys will highlight text.
-Ctrl-Home and Ctrl-End will jump to the beginning and end of a document.

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Old 01-23-01, 02:38 AM
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Old 01-23-01, 03:16 AM
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Internet Explorer (5.0)

Backspace key also works as the back key.

If you want to copy the web address you are currently at, just hit CTRL + Tab and that will highlight the address bar. From here, you can hit CTRL + C to copy or type in a new web address and hit enter to go to a new page.

Usually, hitting the Home and End keys will take to to the top and bottom (respectively) of the web page you are at.

Frequently, when you have to enter data and then hit a continue or enter button, you can just type in the data and then press the Enter key on your keyboard and IE will automatically interpret that as a button click.

You can do a page refresh by hitting the F5 key.

Hitting the Esc button is the same as clicking on the stop button.

MS Word:

Not sure, but on most programs, CTRL B, I, and U will Bold, Italicize or Underline the selected text.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Old 01-23-01, 04:50 AM
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Windows key and E to load Explorer.
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Old 01-23-01, 07:31 AM
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F4 = Address bar droplist
F5 = Reload
F6 = Address bar

Windows key plus...
R = "Run" dialogue box
F = Find files
D = Show desktop (minimise all windows) has a load of Windows shortcut keys, and the rest of the site's pretty handy too...
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Old 01-23-01, 06:20 PM
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alt-f4 close the current program or window.. i use it more then alt-tab
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Windows button and "D" to minimize and maximize all current open windows.

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