Instead these are tips that I have learned and want to write down. Basically, things that I want to remember. (Believe me - If I don't write it down ... its lost.)
|Windows-E||Open a new Windows Explorer window|
|Windows-Break||Open System Properties|
There are several ways to open the System Properties window.
|Windows-M||Minimize all open windows|
|Windows-F||Open the Find All Files dialog (similar to F3)|
|Windows-R||Open the Run Program dialog|
|Windows-C||Open the Control Panel|
|Windows-V||Open the Clipboard Viewer|
|Windows||Open the Start Menu|
|Change the active window|
|Ctrl-Ins||Copy the selection to the clipboard|
|Shift-Ins||Paste the clipboard's contents into the active application|
|Alt||Activate the application's menu (toggle)|
|F10||Activate the application's menu (toggle)|
|Shift-F10||Activate the application's pop-up menu (cycles to main menu)|
|Alt-Enter||Toggle a DOS application between full screen and a window|
On most keyboards, the Windows Key is between the Ctrl and Alt keys. (What a trick. Get all computers to have your logo on the keyboard. Even if the operating system is DOS, OS 2, or Linux, the keyboard advertises that Microsoft designed your hardware and software!)
The Windows Key shortcuts above work in Windows 98, however, several of them do not work in Windows 95.
To extend a selection, hold down the shift key. Then use either the arrow keys or the mouse to extend the selection.
Yes, there are two other ways to open this window - Start/Settings/Control Panel/System and right click My Computer/Properties - but once it is open, it hides under other windows since there is no button in the Taskbar. Either you have to close/minimize everything to find it, or you can use Windows Key-Break.
Sometimes, I want to check various system parameters that are displayed when the system boots. (You know, video card, printer ports, processor speed ...) Rather than re-booting each time you need this type of data, you could write it on the outside of the machine, or you could edit
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\OEMINFO.INIto include what ever information you want. Then that information would be available every time you opened the System Properties dialog box.
Controlling How a Program Starts
|start /?||For help|
|start /max programName||Maximized|
|start /m programName||Minimized|