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Keyboard Shortcuts for Internet Explorer 9

Ctrl + +(plus sign) – Zoom in a webpage
Ctrl + – (minus sign) – Zoom out in a webpage
Ctrl + o - Open a webpage
Ctrl + S – Save a web page for offline viewing.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab – Move back through tabs
Ctrl + Tab – Move forward through tabs.
Ctrl + T – Opens a new browser tab
Ctrl + w – Closes the current browser tab.
Ctrl + K – Copies the current browser tab and opens it.
Ctrl + N – Open a new Internet Explorer window.
Ctrl + J – Opens the Internet Explorer Download Manager.
Ctrl + L – Select the address bar so that you can type in a new address.
Ctrl + B – organize your Internet Explorer favorites.
Ctrl + D – Can be used to bookmark a webpage or add it to your Internet explorer favorites.

Ctrl + Shift+P - Open an InPrivate Browsing window
Ctrl + B - Open the Organize Favorites dialog box
Ctrl + H - Open Favorites Center and display your history
Ctrl + J - Open Favorites Center and display your feeds
Ctrl + Shift + J - Open and dock the Favorites Center and display your feeds
Ctrl + Shift + Del - Delete browsing history

Alt - This will show the IE 9 menu bar.
Alt + X - Opens the tools menu.
Alt + M - Go to your home page
Alt + C - Manage browsing history
Alt + 9 – Force Internet Explorer rendering mode.
Alt + Home – Opens the Home menu
Alt+Z - Opens the Add to Favorites menu
Alt+ A – Opens the Favorites menu
Alt+ I – Displays all feeds (in feed view)
Alt+ M – Marks a feed as read (in feed view)
Alt+ S – Puts the cursor in search box in feed view
Alt+ C – Opens Favorites Center and displays your favorites
Alt+R – Opens the Print menu
Alt+J – Opens the RSS menu
Alt+O - Opens the tools menu
Alt+S – Opens the Safety menu.
Alt + H – Open the Help menu.

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Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

ALT + Tab: Switch between open windows.

Win + Arrow: "Snaps" your window/doc to one side. (What's Snap, you ask? - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/w [...] /snap.aspx )

Ctrl + Shift + Escape: Opens right to Task Master.

Win + P: Choose presentation display mode, switch monitor settings.

Win + "+/-": Zoom in/out.


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Key Board Short Cuts

• CTRL+C: Copy
• CTRL+X: Cut
• CTRL+V: Paste
• CTRL+Z: Undo
• CTRL+B: Bold
• CTRL+U: Underline
• CTRL+I: Italic
• CTRL+F: Find (handy for searching)

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 task bar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
• 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) Shell objects and general folder/Windows Explorer shortcuts For a selected object: • F2: Rename object
• F3: Find all files
• CTRL+X: Cut
• CTRL+C: Copy
• CTRL+V: Paste
• SHIFT+DELETE: Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
• ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object Microsoft Natural Keyboard keys
• Windows Logo: Start menu
• Windows Logo+R: Run dialog box
• Windows Logo+M: Minimize all
• SHIFT+Windows Logo+M: Undo minimize all
• Windows Logo+F1: Help
• Windows Logo+E: Windows Explorer
• Windows Logo+F: Find files or folders
• Windows Logo+D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
• CTRL+Windows Logo+F: Find computer
• CTRL+Windows Logo+TAB: Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use
RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
• Windows Logo+TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
• Windows Logo+Break: System Properties dialog box
• Application key: Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item


Tool Bar Short Cuts

Use the mouse less and be more productive, it is a good habit to learn toolbar - keyboard short cuts.
There is a Toolbar in almost every program that you use, most Toolbars have File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks and so on.
They Look something like this:

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Once you have opened File for example, (alt + V) use the arrow keys to locate your choice and hit enter. Try it !

tool bar short cuts

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Using the Windows Key

Win+h - Move current window to full screen

Win+i - Restore current full screen window to normal size or minimize current window if not full screen

Win+Shift+arrow - Move current window to alternate screen

Win+D - Minimize all windows and show the desktop

Win+E - Launch Explorer with Computer as the focus

Win+F - Launch a search window

Win+G - Cycle through gadgets

Win+L - Lock the desktop

Win+M - Minimize the current window

Win+R - Open the Run window

Win+T - Cycle through task bar opening Aero Peek for each running item

Win+U - Open the Ease of Use center

Win+Space - Aero Peek the desktop

Ctrl+Win+Tab - Open persistent task selection window, roll mouse over each icon to preview item and minimize others.

..and there's a lot more, since Microsoft maintains a LISTING OF ALL WINDOWS 7 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS


Clean your Mouse

Sometime your mouse does not want to moves smoothly like it should. This is most likely due to dirt and grime. A good cleaning can make a lot of difference. Below are easy way to clean your mouse. Just pick the type you have and you may want to turn you PC off, unplug your mouse or at lease close all open windows or you may accidently click some things you don't want to.

If you have a newer optical mouse (red light on bottom):
Turn it over and clean the pad usually four, one on each corner or a strip on each end. Use a mild soap and clean cloth.

If you have a ball mouse:
Turn it over and twist the cap off. Remove the ball and clean with a mild soap and clean cloth. Then clean
out any hair, dirt etc. from inside the mouse with a pair of tweezers.

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Check your hard disk for bad sectors and errors

This is probably the most important job on the maintenance checklist because Scandisk checks your hard drive for errors. If there is a problem with your hard drive then your in trouble. It is the main component in your computer and stores all of your precious data and files.
Here's how to maintain your hard drive and check for bad sectors and errors: These instruction also work for Windows Seven and Windows Vista. See the screen shot below.
Open My Computer (XP) Computer (Vista/Win7) on desktop
Right click the C: drive and click properties.
Click the Tools tab and then check now


Make sure both boxes are checked and click start.


You will get this message, click schedule disk check.? Now disk check will run the next time you start your pc. Note on some older pc it may take hours to run and you cannot stop it, so be ready to wait.


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Defragment your computer

The Windows Disk defragmenter organizes files and data into areas that helps the computer run smoothly. It moves the frequently used files to an easy access area and the least used files, the opposite. It also gathers fragmented files and groups them back together. You should defrag your computer every 10-15 days.
■Go to the start menu and choose all programs
■Then choose accessories, then system tools
■Choose disk defragmenter from the menu
Note in Vista and win7 you can schedule this to run and it will run 4, 5 or 6 time in a row if needed. With XP you can and should run it multiple times until the graph looks good with little red fragments.

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To delete a program entirely from your computer follow these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel from the start menu
  2. Double click on Add or Remove Programs(windows XP pictured) programs and features (Vista &Windows7)
  3. Choose which program you want to uninstall
  4. Press Remove

Note: If you are not sure do Not uninstall it.


Double click on Add or Remove Programs(windows XP pictured) programs and features (Vista &Windows7)



  • Choose which program you want to uninstall
  • Press Remove

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    Camera's & Photos / Tranfering Photos from your Camera

    Connect your camera or memory card to your computer. This is a simple step. You can usually connect your camera directly to your computer or just take out your memory card and stick it into a card reader that is connected to your computer. The usual connection is via USB.

    Your camera/memory card to your computer the Windows XP Camera Wizard window should come up when you connect. If it doesn't then you can bring it up separately by clicking on: Start -> Accessories -> Scanner and Camera Wizard.

    Choose pictures. This next step allows you to choose which pictures you want to transfer. Also, the wizard allows you to rotate the pictures and also view picture details like the date when the picture was taken. This way you can determine how you will name your destination folder. Most of the times however, you would just move all the pictures into one folder on your computer without doing anything else…but if you want more information, the wizard gives your this ability.

    Choose destination. Now you have two fields you have to fill in, creating and naming folders.

    • The first one is entitled: Type a name for this group of pictures. The value that you enter here will be the final file name of each picture on your computer. For example: I know that the pictures I'm transferring were taken on June 21, 2007 and they were taken at Constitution Park. So, I'll fill out 07-06-21-constitution-park and then each file will be name like this plus a counter, 01,02, etc. This way I can also identify each picture by its name. Remember: this is NOT the name of the destination folder.
    • The second one is entitled: Choose a place to save this group of pictures. This is the place to specify your destination folder for these pictures. So you can click the browse button (the yellow folder) and choose the destination folder on your hard disk. So I'll choose to create a new folder in my daughter's picture folder.

    Wait for the transfer to end. Just wait. It will tell you when transfer is complete.

    Check your destination folder. Most of the times you won't be transferring your pictures every day but you will most likely have pictures from multiple events on one memory card. So, you'll have to sort through the destination folder and move pictures to new folders for these other event pictures.

    ?Take a few minutes to name all of you Pictures, this very important. If you do not name the pictures, it gets confusing and you may lose the pictures. ?Your computer will not allows you to have 2 file names that are the same.

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