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10 cool new shortcuts in Windows Vista

10 cool new shortcuts in Windows Vista.

I came across these shortcuts in Windows Vista and felt they were worthy of sharing.

To access these shortcuts press the Windows key + the appropriate letter.

  1. Win + G  - Cycles the Gadgets selections.
  2. Win + Spacebar  - Brings Gadgets to the front.
  3. Win + X  - Cycles though the Mobility Center.
  4. Win + Tab  - Activates Flip 3-D.
  5. Win + U  - Activates the Ease of Use Center.
  6. Win + T  - Cycles through Taskbar Programs.
  7. Win + D - Show Desktop
  8. Win + M - Minimize windows
  9. Win + L - Lock your computer
  10. Win + F - Search for files

8 comments
CreepinJesus
CreepinJesus

You missed some of the most useful new shortcuts! For anyone who uses the Quick Launch toolbar, pressing the Win key + a number (from the top row of the keyboard) will launch the corresponding icon in the Quick Launch toolbar. Example: my first 5 QL icons are Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote. If I press Win + 2, it starts up Word. Win + 5 gives me OneNote, etc. Note that it only works for the first 10 icons (with Win + 0 being the tenth icon).

hiltonr
hiltonr

Thanks for this. Win + Tab didn't do anything but the rest work like a charm.

andronin
andronin

5-10 where also there in XP

roykirk
roykirk

...CreepinJesus. That one is definitely useful as well as the others.

s31064
s31064

Win + Tab only works if Aero is running.

swapnil.salimath
swapnil.salimath

Viewing and exploring Web pages F1 Display the Internet Explorer Help, or when in a dialog box, display context help on an item F11 Toggle between Full Screen and regular view of the browser window TAB Move forward through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar SHIFT+TAB Move back through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar ALT+HOME Go to your Home page ALT+RIGHT ARROW Go to the next page ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE Go to the previous page SHIFT+F10 Display a shortcut menu for a link CTRL+TAB or F6 Move forward between frames SHIFT+CTRL+TAB Move back between frames UP ARROW Scroll toward the beginning of a document DOWN ARROW Scroll toward the end of a document PAGE UP Scroll toward the beginning of a document in larger increments PAGE DOWN Scroll toward the end of a document in larger increments HOME Move to the beginning of a document END Move to the end of a document CTRL+F Find on this page F5 or CTRL+R Refresh the current Web page only if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are different CTRL+F5 Refresh the current Web page, even if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are the same ESC Stop downloading a page CTRL+N Open a new window CTRL+W Close the current window CTRL+S Save the current page CTRL+P Print the current page or active frame ENTER Activate a selected link CTRL+E Open Search in Explorer bar CTRL+I Open Favourites in Explorer bar CTRL+H Open History in Explorer bar CTRL+click In History or Favourites bars, open multiple folders Using the Address bar ALT+D Select the text in the Address bar F4 Display the Address bar history CTRL+LEFT ARROW When in the Address bar, move the cursor left to the next logical break (. or /) CTRL+RIGHT ARROW When in the Address bar, move the cursor right to the next logical break (. or /) CTRL+ENTER Add "www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of the text typed in the Address bar UP ARROW Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches DOWN ARROW Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches Working with favourites CTRL+D Add the current page to your favourites CTRL+B Open the Organize Favourites dialog box ALT+UP ARROW Move selected item up in the Favourites list in the Organize Favourites dialog box ALT+DOWN ARROW Move selected item down in the Favourites list in the Organize Favourites dialog box Editing CTRL+X Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard CTRL+C Copy the selected items to the Clipboard CTRL+V Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location CTRL+A Select all items on the current Web page

Oz_Media
Oz_Media

Nothing worse than having to CLICK a QL to open it, what a time waster!