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Software Secrets

Sometimes simple secrets are the most helpful.  I'll update this section monthly but for the first month knowing the basics for some of our clients are the priority.  So here are some ...

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 Logo+L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

Windows program key combinations
    CTRL+C: Copy
    CTRL+X: Cut
    CTRL+V: Paste
    CTRL+Z: Undo
    CTRL+B: Bold
    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)
    CTRL+SHIFT+ESC: Opens Windows Task Manager
    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)