Unique shortcut keys

Windows Shortcuts

Win+1, 2, 3, etc be going to throw every program in your bar of tasks. It is useful then to keep your programs most used at the beginning of your bar of tasks so that you can open them one after another. It also works under Windows Vista for the icons of quick launching.

Win+ Alt + 1, 2, 3, etc will open the list of jumps (right click menu) for every program in the bar of tasks. It is just like right clicking on the programs on your taskbar. You can then use your arrows to choose any option from the list.

Win+T cycle through taskbar programs. This is similar to little gliding the element with the mouse above but you can throw program with the Space or on Enter.

Win+ Home minimizes all programs except the actual window. This is similar to Aero Shake and can be deactivated with the same key of register.

Win+ B chooses the tray of system which is not always useful, but can turn out to be very useful if your mouse does not work any more.

Win Up / Down maximizes and restores at the bottom of the common window as long as this window has the possibility of being maximized. It is exactly the same thing as to click on the button of middle on your windows.

Alt+ Esc is as Alt+ Tab, but pass of windows in order where they were opened and do not dispose outline of window of the superimposing of fancy.

Win+ Pause/Break is going to open your window of ownership system. It can be useful if you need to see the name of a computer or system of simple statistics.

Ctrl +Esc can be used to open the menu of kickoff, but will not work as a replacement of key Windows for others shortened.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the administrator of tasks without having to press on Ctrl +Alt+Del first.

Alt+ Space will open the menu system of the window which can be used to maximize (x), to minimize (n) close (c), or move (m) of the window which can be particularly useful if your window is somehow off-screen. This shortcut can also be helpful with windows that don’t close with the Alt+F4 shortcut such as the command window

Windows Explorer Shortcuts

Here are handy shortcuts built into Windows Explorer which can have similar characteristics in other programs too.

Alt+ Up will navigate up one folder level since the up arrow on the menu bar was removed in Windows Vista. Alternatively, you can also make Backspace go up one folder level with a handy AutoHotKey script.

Shift+ F10 opens contextual or ' right click' menu for a file / folder. It can be very practical for the speed, especially if you know which option you like to choose. Search a letter underlined in every option to know which letter you can support on for a quicker access.

Shift+Del a file without sending it to recycle bin, because who wants to empty the recycle bin in any case?

Ctrl+Shift+N creates a new folder in your current directory.

Alt+Enter opens the file properties so you can view file size, sharing settings, and creation date.


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