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volume 10 number 6 june 2005 TipSheet

Welcome to the June issue of MicroMetric's TipSheet.

This monthly newsletter is targeted at addressing the needs of our customers.

This month we'll list some Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts.


[WinKey] + E Opens Windows Explorer
[WinKey] + [Pause/Break] Opens the System Properties dialog box
[WinKey] + U Opens the Utility Manager
[WinKey] + R Opens the Run... prompt
[WinKey] + F Opens the Search for Files and Folder window
[WinKey] + [Alt] + F Opens the Search for Computer window
[WinKey] + M Minimize all windows
[Shift] + [WinKey] + M Maximize all windows (after minimizing them)
[WinKey] + D Minimize all windows to the desktop, and then restore all Windows
[WinKey] + L Lock Computer
[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Esc] Opens the Windows Task Manager
[Alt] + [F4] (in a program) From the Windows desktop
[Alt] + [F4] (from desktop) Opens the Windows Shutdown/Restart dialog box
[Alt] + [Enter] Opens the Properties page of a selected item
[Shift] + Insert CD/DVD Inserts a CD/DVD without triggering Autoplay or Autorun
[Shift] + [Delete] Permanently deletes an item (rather than sending it to the Recycle Bin)
[Alt] + [Tab] Switch between open programs
Right-click + drag a file Brings up a menu to copy, move, or create a shortcut
[F5] (or [Ctrl + R) Refresh Internet Explorer page, or refresh any other window
[Ctrl] + A Select All
[Ctrl] + C Copy
[Ctrl] + X Cut
[Ctrl] + V Paste
[Ctrl] + Z Undo
Make your own custom keystroke for a program Right-click on the icon of a program or shortcut; go to Properties; click on the Shortcut tab; enter your custom keystroke combination in the "Shortcut key" field (it will only let you assign key combos that aren't already taken)

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