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Here is a collection of MS Windows (most versions) Operating Systems keyboard shortcuts and also site links to some resources I've found useful. Last update XP 04/2006.

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Most useful links used in the last 6 months
Ramesh's Site Un-brand your Internet Explorer. Download the utility applet (8k) or do it yourself longhand.  04/2006 An easier way of managing .prn (and other) files. Handy utility.  04/2006 Loads of useful analytical tools and utilities. Been around for some while and gets better.  04/2006 

Site / Page Link Description of linked Site / Page
Windows Bootdisks The only Site I know that has them! A goldmine. All versions from 95+
Registry Registry guide (Handle with care!)
All Windows versions Tips and Tricks
Microsoft Download Tips and Tricks
Windows 95 Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks
Windows 98 Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks
Windows Me Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks
Windows NT Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks
Windows 2000 Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks
Windows XP Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks 76 ways to get more out of Windows / Tips and Tricks XP Meltdown? What now....
Ramesh's Site Windows troubleshooting. Excellent problem solving site. (330 tips last view)  04/2006 
Windows Vista Microsoft's own tips pages. A collection of really useful Vista customisation tips.

Use these following programs to show you exactly what is going on in your XP (and earlier) o/s
MSCONFIGMicrosoft's own start-up analyser. Type msconfig in the run option off the start menu / AutorunsAutoruns continues where msconfig stops. Extremely comprehensive. / ProcessesProcesses Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. / FilemonitorFileMon monitors and displays file system activity on a system in real-time. / HandleA utility that displays information about open handles for any process in the system. (CMD run)

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows System Key Combinations
F1 Help
CTRL+ESC Open Start menu
ALT+TAB Switch between open programs
ALT+F4  Quit program
SHIFT+DELETE Delete item permanently
Windows Program Key Combinations
CTRL+C  Copy
CTRL+V Paste
CTRL+U Underline
CTRL+I Italic
Mouse Click/Keyboard Modifier Combinations for Shell Objects
SHIFT+right click Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
SHIFT+double click Runs the alternate default command (the second item on the menu)
ALT+double click Displays properties
SHIFT+DELETE Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin
General Keyboard-Only Commands
F1 Starts Windows Help
F10 Activates menu bar options
SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
CTRL+ESC Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
CTRL+ESC or ESC Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
ALT+DOWN ARROW Opens a drop-down list box
ALT+TAB Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
SHIFT Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
ALT+SPACE Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
CTRL+TAB Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program
ALT+underlined letter in menu Opens the menu
ALT+F4 Closes the current window
CTRL+F4 Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
ALT+F6 Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)
Shell Objects and General Folder/Windows Explorer Shortcuts
For a selected object
F2 Rename object
F3 Find all files
CTRL+V Paste
SHIFT+DELETE Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
ALT+ENTER Open the properties for the selected object
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Last Updated 19/07/2008 - Neils Resource Web - Technical - Microsoft Operating Systems