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The keyboard

The keyboard, you will use for your input into a web site,
 Some keys can be used to perform tasks at a single stroke, and can replace the mouse.
What are those 'F' keys for?

F1 : Starts Windows help.
F2 : Rename object.
F3 : Find Files.
F4 : Go to a different folder box.
F5 : Refreshes current window.
F6 ; Moves among panes in Internet Explorer.
F8: Starts Pc in SAFE MODE when pressed during initial start up.
F10: Activates menu bar (Same as clicking on start button).

Here are some other useful shortcut keys for the windows 95, 98, and ME operating systems. Windows2000, Windows XP. are further down the page. If you are an Apple Mac user, see here. Mac OS, or Safari browser

Different browsers can also offer keyboard shortcuts, to get a list, click the help button and use the index for details.

Windows 95, 98 and ME.
Alt and F4 : Closes programme/window.
Ctrl and B : Bold.
Ctrl and C : copy.
Ctrl and Esc : Opens Start menu.
Ctrl and X : cut.
Ctrl and I : Italic.
Ctrl and V : Paste.
Enter : select (same as a single mouse click).
Esc : Cancel or exit.
Ctrl and U : Underline
Ctrl and Z : Undo.
Windows Logo : Start menu.
Windows Logo and A : Opens Accessibility options (if installed).
Windows Logo and C : Opens Control panel.
Windows Logo and D : Minimise all windows to see desktop.
Windows Logo and E : Opens Internet explorer.
Windows Logo and F : Find files or folders.
Windows Logo and F1 : Help.
Windows Logo and I : Opens mouse properties.
Windows Logo and L : Log off windows.
Windows Logo and M : Minimise all.
Windows Logo and P : Starts print manager.
Windows Logo and R : Opens Run box.
Windows Logo and S : Turns caps lock on/off.
Windows Logo and SHIFT and M : undo minimize all.
Windows Logo and SPACEBAR : Displays a list of IntelliType shortcut keys.
For a complete list, Click here

Windows 2000


Alt and Enter : View properties for selected item.
Alt and Esc : Cycle through items in order they were opened.
Alt and F4 : Close or exit.
Backspace : View next folder up, in my computer or explorer.
Ctrl and A : Select all.
Ctrl and B : Bold.
Ctrl and C : Copy.
Ctrl and Esc : Start menu.
Ctrl and I : Italics.
Ctrl and O : Open an item.
Ctrl and U : Underline.
Ctrl and V : Paste.
Ctrl and X : Cut.
Ctrl and Z : Undo.
Ctrl while dragging an item : copies selected item.
Windows Logo : Shows or hides Start menu.
Windows Logo and D : Minimize all windows to show desktop.
Windows Logo and E : Opens my computer.
Windows Logo and F : Find file or folder.
Windows Logo and F1 : Opens Windows help.
Windows Logo and L : Locks the desktop.
Windows Logo and M : Minimize or restore all windows.
Windows Logo and R : Open 'Run'.
Windows Logo and U : Opens Utility manager.
For a complete list, Click here

Windows XP

Alt and Enter : View properties for selected item.
Alt and Esc : Cycle trough items in order they were opened.
Alt and F4 : Close or exit active programme.
Alt and Spacebar : Displays System menu.
Ctrl and A : Select all.
Ctrl and C : Copy.
Ctrl and Esc : Displays Start menu.
Ctrl and F4 : Closes active document.
Ctrl and X : Cut.
Ctrl and V : Paste.
Ctrl and Z : Undo.
Ctrl while dragging an item : copies selected item.
Ctrl and turn mouse wheel: increases or reduces text size on a web page
Delete : Delete.
Esc : Closes or ends task or programme.
Shift and Delete : Deletes an item permanently, skipping the recycle bin.
Windows Logo : Display or hide Start Menu.
Windows Logo and D : Shows Desktop.
Windows Logo and E : Opens my computer.
Windows Logo and F : Finds folder or file.
Windows Logo and F1 : Windows help.
Windows Logo and L : Locks computer if connected to network or switch users if not.
Windows Logo and M : Minimize all windows.
Windows Logo and SHIFT and M : Restores minimized windows.
Windows Logo and R : Opens 'Run'.
Windows Logo and U : Opens Utility manager.
For a complete list Click here

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