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DOWNLOA 25 keyboard shortcuts for moving faster in Windows XP

By jasonhiner Moderator ·

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Poor article from a Professional!!!

by D.F.A. In reply to DOWNLOAD: 25 keyboard sho ...

I would rate this 0 but cannot as 1 is the minimum.

*There are 25 shortcuts not 30!
*What does "From the Windows desktop" for Alt + F4 (in a program) do?

I suggest you search Windows XP Help for "natural shortcuts" to get a better listing than this download.

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Sure, Windows Help has more, but this is supposed to be easier to reference

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Poor article from a Profe ...

You're right, there are only 25. We originally had 30, but shortened it to 25 to keep it on one page. Thanks for pointing that out. We've fixed the title now. And thanks for pointing out that one typo as well, which we'll also get fixed.

Of course, you're right about the Windows Help file providing some great shortcuts (many more than we've provided here), but the idea with this download is to put some of the best ones that administrators are most likely to use in a one-page, easy-to-print document.

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I hate to be picky but...

by Tech Exec In reply to Sure, Windows Help has mo ...

This is still not quite accurate. You really only show 24 shortcuts and then add a means of adding additional shortcuts.

I have to admit, this was a disappointing article. It's nice to see these conveniently listed in one place, but there are better ways to do it.

Lastly, it's too bad the HTML content in the newsletter wasn't changed to reflect the proper total, too.

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What would you recommend for a future update?

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to I hate to be picky but...

Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. You mentioned that there are better ways to handle this. If you post some suggestions we'll be glad to consider them when we update this download in the future.

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Try giving link to help page

by D.F.A. In reply to What would you recommend ...

If you can provide the local URL to the windows keyboard shortcut page(s) from Windows Help, you wouldn't require download and it's always locally available as a link/shortcut.

That to me would be more professional. Reuse existing data. Avoid unecessary download/virus transmitter, etc...

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Errors notwithstanding...

by webweasel2 In reply to What would you recommend ...

Personally, I very much appreciated the listing. Though I was familiar with the vast majority of the 24, 25, 30, 50, or however many there were, I appreciated the ones I didn't know - and my objective was learning new shortcuts, not determining whether or not I was shortchanged by five or two or one shortcuts on a list that was provided for me courtesy of my membership in the TechRepublic Forums.

Thank you, and I'll look forward to more. Though I had no problem with your chosen format, either, if I was to recommend any change, that recommendation would be to put the listing in a more condensed listing format (however that might be).

Thanks again!

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St. Louis, MO

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Ctrl +S

by rrifkind In reply to I hate to be picky but...

The actual function of Ctrl+S (according to my Word Help) is to open the Insert Symbol Window. This list shows to shortcuts for saving current document one of which is in error: Shift +F12 is correct while Ctrl+S is incorrect. This brings all into question.

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Ctrl-S is Save.

by asmith In reply to Ctrl +S

Check out my Word 2003 help's link:

Ctrl-S in Word has been Save for decades and is common to many applications, from Word and Excel to Notepad. That was the point of my posting: all those keystrokes have been around for that long in many applications.

What version of Word do you have? Are you sure you're not operating in WordPerfect mode and your keystrokes aren't reassigned? I can't find anywhere in the help that there's any keystroke for Insert Symbol.

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Description for Alt+F4(from a program)

by Uday In reply to DOWNLOAD: 25 keyboard sho ...

I am not sure of the description for Alt+F4 (from a program). It should have been 'Closes the program' or something. But the description reads 'From the Windows desktop'...unless I am not reading it correctly...Just wanted to bring it up anyways....

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Exactly right -- it's fixed now

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Description for Alt+F4(fr ...

Thanks for pointing this out.

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