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Windows XP keyboard shortcuts

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi,
I was wondering if you could supply me with some useful WinXP shortcuts.

the ones I find most useful so far are:

ALT-F4: exits current application/window (push several times to shut down windows with U)
ALT-TAB: cycles through active applications
WIN-E: opens the explorer
select a file then press F2: rename file
select a file then press SHIFT-DEL: delete a file permanently (i.e. without it being transfered to the recycle bin)
WIN-M: minimize to desktop
WIN-SHIFT-M: restore window layout (after having pressed WIN-M)
in MS Outlook Express CTRL-M: Send & Receive Mail

what else is there to know?
what I'm looking for atm is the shortcut for the windows calculator.

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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    I have 98, but these should work in XP too. I think it's the rest of the uses for the WIN key.

    WIN-R: Run file dialogue box
    WIN-F: Find file dialogue box
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    Dr PirateDr Pirate Posts: 8,303 Legendary Poster
    Originally posted by BritJames
    CTRL + SHIFT + ESC = task manager

    Yarr!! and it doesnt take 10 years to load like CTRL+ALT+DELETE
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Windows XP keyboard shortcuts
    Originally posted by FLX
    Hi,
    I was wondering if you could supply me with some useful WinXP shortcuts.

    what else is there to know?
    what I'm looking for atm is the shortcut for the windows calculator.

    you need to go to win-R and then type in calc - there might be a quicker way but I don't know it

    I want to know how to bring up internet explorer from the run menu
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    Dr PirateDr Pirate Posts: 8,303 Legendary Poster
    Re: Re: Windows XP keyboard shortcuts
    Originally posted by Wyetry
    you need to go to win-R and then type in calc - there might be a quicker way but I don't know it

    I want to know how to bring up internet explorer from the run menu

    IE.exe :confused:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ieexplore.exe?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    almost:

    WIN-R then "iexplore" (only one e)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thank you - I am far more excited by this peice of information than I should be.

    Anymore shortcuts????
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    winkey + L = lock workstation
    winkey + D = show/hide desktop (better alternative to winkey+m & winkey+shift+m)
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    Dr PirateDr Pirate Posts: 8,303 Legendary Poster
    Originally posted by noog
    winkey

    *laughs like a school girl*
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    heh.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This isn't an XP question really but an office one - but you used to be able to send an email by going Ctrl + Enter but in the newer versions of outlook you can't do that - whats the short cut for sending an email???
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Wyetry
    This isn't an XP question really but an office one - but you used to be able to send an email by going Ctrl + Enter but in the newer versions of outlook you can't do that - whats the short cut for sending an email???

    Using Outlook Express keyboard shortcuts
    You can use shortcut keys to select commands and navigate through the preview pane and the message list. Except where indicated, shortcuts apply to both e-mail and newsgroups.

    Main window, view message window, and send message window

    To
    Open Help topics F1
    Select all messages CTRL+A

    Main window and view message window

    To
    Print the selected message CTRL+P
    Send and receive e-mail CTRL+M
    Delete an e-mail message DEL or CTRL+D
    Open or post a new message CTRL+N
    Open the Address Book CTRL+SHIFT+B
    Reply to the message author CTRL+R
    Forward a message CTRL+F
    Reply to all CTRL+SHIFT+R or CTRL+G (news only)
    Go to your Inbox CTRL+I
    Go to the next message in the list CTRL+> or CTRL+SHIFT+>
    Go to the previous message in the list CTRL+< or CTRL+SHIFT+<
    View properties of a selected message ALT+ENTER
    Refresh news messages and headers F5
    Go to the next unread e-mail message CTRL+U
    Go to the next unread news conversation CTRL+SHIFT+U
    Go to a folder CTRL+Y

    Main window

    To
    Open a selected message CTRL+O or ENTER
    Mark a message as read CTRL+ENTER or CTRL+Q
    Move between the Folders list (if on), message list, preview pane, and Contacts list (if on). TAB
    Mark all news messages as read CTRL+SHIFT+A
    Go to a newsgroup CTRL+W
    Expand a news conversation (show all responses) LEFT ARROW or PLUS SIGN (+)
    Collapse a news conversation (hide messages) RIGHT ARROW or MINUS SIGN (-)
    Go to the next unread newsgroup or folder CTRL+J
    Download news for offline reading CTRL+SHIFT+M

    Message window—viewing or sending

    To
    Close a message ESC
    Find text F3
    Find a message CTRL+SHIFT+F
    Switch among the Edit, Source, and Preview tabs CTRL+TAB

    Message window—sending only

    To
    Check names CTRL+K or ALT+K
    Check spelling F7
    Insert a signature CTRL+SHIFT+S
    Send (post) a message CTRL+ENTER or ALT+S
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by TheShyBoyInTheCorner

    Send (post) a message CTRL+ENTER or ALT+S

    ALT+S works but CTRL+ENTER just puts a new line in the message - but thats in outlook 2002 it works fine in 2000 and earlier.

    xxx
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i just copied it from the help file of outlook, i don't actually use it as my mail client :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    neither does any sane man
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its my work computer - I dont' use it at home - but then i am a girl and clearly not sane at all...........
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