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Old 29-07-2009
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How to use your keyboard to operate computer without a mouse
  

Most of us come to situations where your mouse doesn't work and you are just left with your keyboard to operate your computer. Can you discuss what are the various shortcuts that are available in Windows to operate it? In simple terms, how to use your keyboard to operate your Windows without a mouse?

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Re: How to use your keyboard to operate computer without a mouse

This are the common shortcuts that most of us knows:

CTRL+C - To copy
CTRL+X - To cut
CTRL+V - To paste
CTRL+Z - To undo last action
DELETE - To delete

However some shortcuts related to browser specific are:

F11 - Toggles between full screen and normal view on any Web browser
Tab - To move forward through items on a webpage
Shift+Tab - To move backward through items on a webpage
Alt+Home - To go to your homepage
Shift+F10 - To open a shortcut menu for an internet link
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Old 30-07-2009
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Re: How to use your keyboard to operate computer without a mouse

There are so many keyboard shortcuts in Windows including;
  • Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
  • Windows Logo + BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
  • Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
  • Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
  • Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
  • Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
  • Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
  • CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
  • Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
  • Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
  • Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
  • Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)

Refer this: http://forums.techarena.in/tips-tweaks/553825.htm
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Re: How to use your keyboard to operate computer without a mouse

To control the mouse pointer with the keyboard
  • Start.
  • Control Panel.
  • Ease of Access.
  • Ease of Access Center.
  • Under "Explore all settings", select "Make the mouse easier to use".
  • Under "Control the mouse with the keyboard", select "Turn on Mouse Keys".
  • Under "Keyboard shortcut", turn on Mouse Keys with ALT + SHIFT + NUMLOCK.
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Re: How to use your keyboard to operate computer without a mouse

Shortcut Keys Description
Alt + F File menu options in current program.
Alt + E Edit options in current program
F1 Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
Ctrl + A Select all text.
Ctrl + X Cut selected item.
Shift + Del Cut selected item.
Ctrl + C Copy selected item.
Ctrl + Ins Copy selected item
Ctrl + V Paste
Shift + Ins Paste
Home Goes to beginning of current line.
Ctrl + Home Goes to beginning of document.
End Goes to end of current line.
Ctrl + End Goes to end of document.
Shift + Home Highlights from current position to beginning of line.
Shift + End Highlights from current position to end of line.
Ctrl + Left arrow Moves one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl + Right arrow Moves one word to the right at a time.

F1
would open the Microsoft Windows help and support center.

F2
Ctrl + F2 displays the print preview window in Microsoft Word.

F3
Shift + F3 will change the text in Microsoft Word from upper to lower case or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.

F4
Alt + F4 will close the program currently active in Microsoft Windows.

F5
In all modern Internet browsers pressing F5 will refresh or reload the page or document window.

F6
Ctrl + Shift + F6 opens to another open Microsoft Word document.

F7
Shift + F7 runs a Thesaurus check on the word highlighted.

F8
Function key used to enter the Windows startup menu, commonly use to get into Windows Safe Mode.

F9
Opens the Measurements toolbar in Quark 5.0.

F10
Shift + F10 is the same as right-clicking on a highlighted icon, file, or Internet link.

F11
Full-screen mode in all modern Internet browsers.

F12
>Shift + F12 save the Microsoft Word document.
>Ctrl + Shift + F12 prints a document in Microsoft Word.
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