Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know 3

This is our final section in our three-part series on keyboard shortcuts we feel you should know. We are confident you have found the previous posts very useful and if you shared them with friends then you probably helped someone learn something new;)

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
  2. Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
  3. Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
  4. Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
  5. Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
  6. Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
  7. Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
  8. CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
  9. Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
  10. Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
  11. Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
  12. Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
  13. Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts
  14. Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
  15. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
  16. Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
  17. SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
  18. NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
  19. Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
  20. Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
  21. END (Display the bottom of the active window)
  22. HOME (Display the top of the active window)
  23. NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
  24. NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)

MMC Console keyboard shortcuts

  1. SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
  2. F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
  3. F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
  4. CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
  5. CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
  6. ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for theselected item)
  7. F2 key (Rename the selected item)
  8. CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)

Remote Desktop Connection Navigation

  1. CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
  2. ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
  3. ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
  4. ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
  5. ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
  6. CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
  7. ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
  8. CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
  9. CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)

Some of the shortcuts we shared today may be too advanced for the common user or related to functions to advanced for most but nonetheless we felt it’s important to share them. You never know when you might want to remote desktop into your own machine or a client’s machine. Do you use some of these shortcuts? Tell us ones that we may have left out in our three-part series.

And remember to share this information with someone you believe might benefit from this knowledge. You can share via Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms. Nothing is better than free education…

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