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Keyboard ShortcutsBy Team Digit

CreditsThe People Behind This BookEDITORIAL Robert Sovereign-Smith Assistant Editor Nimish Chandiramani Writer Nash David Copy Editor

DESIGN AND LAYOUT U Ravindranadhan Layout Designer Rohit Chandwaskar Cover Design

9.9 Interactive Pvt. Ltd. Published by 9.9 Interactive No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher. August 2008 Free with Digit. Not to be sold separately. If you have paid separately for this book, please e-mail the editor at editor@thinkdigit.com along with details of location of purchase, for appropriate action.

Introduction

The Need For Speedomputing today is all about one thingspeed! Its not just enough to be able to use computers, because, lets face it, everyone and their monkey can use a computer these days. Whats more important, and what will set you apart from the crowd, is how fast you can use the computer to do your bidding. The difference between an average computer user, and an advanced user often comes down to how many shortcuts you know. Many of you reading this book are already adept at some basic shortcuts[Ctrl] + [C] to copy, and [Ctrl] + [V] to paste. Some of you may have graduated to more advanced shortcuts, such as [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [C] to copy formatting in a document, or maybe you just go to Start > Run, and type nusrmgr.cpl when you want to open Windows User Account Management tool. Whatever the case, theres no way youre going to remember all the shortcuts you need to... OK, so we lied! Apparently, there is a way for you to remember all that you need to know. Youre way ahead of us tooyouve already bought, and are reading this book! No matter how much of a computer whiz you imagine yourself to be, theres bound to be something you will learn from this book. For beginners, we have almost every keyboard shortcut for Windows, so you wont need to hunt through menus and click away like mad to get to what youre looking for. For working professionals, most of whom use Microsoft Office at work and home, our MS Office shortcuts are guaranteed to give you an edge over your colleagues. Youre going to surf faster, and get more done online thanks to our Internet tools shortcuts. Those just starting off with Adobe Photoshop need to just memorize our imaging chapter. Audio and video editing enthusiasts are a patient lot, waiting for hours for stuff to render or changes to occur, and hopefully theyll save hours with the shortcuts provided. Lastly, all movie and music buffs will not waste any time on their media players thanks to the last chapter. We hope you enjoy this Fast Track.

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CONTENTSChapter 11.1 1.2 1.3

WindowsWindows Keyboard Shortcuts Windows Run Commands Windows Command Line Utilities

55 14 18

Chapter 22.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5

Microsoft OfficeGeneral Office Shortcuts Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Outlook Microsoft PowerPoint

4040 42 53 66 74

Chapter 33.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9

Internet ToolsInternet Explorer 7 Firefox 3 Opera 9.5 Google Talk Yahoo! Messenger Windows Live Messenger Pidgin Torrent Vuze

7777 81 83 88 90 92 93 94 95

Chapter44.1 4.2

ImagingIrfanView Adobe Photoshop

9696 101

Chapter 55.1 5.2

Audio EditingAudacity Sound Forge

112112 113

Chapter 66.1 6.2

Video EditingWindows Movie Maker Adobe Premiere CS3

122122 123

Chapter 77.1 7.2 7.3

Media PlayersWindows Media Player 11 VLC Media Player Winamp

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Windowsf theres anything you really need to work faster with, its good old Windows. When you combine keyboard shortcuts, Start > Run commands and a selection of command-line tools (all covered here, of course), you can spend an entire day with Windows without ever having to touch your mouse. Were using XP as our referenceits still the most widely used versionand Vista-only shortcuts (there are very few) will be marked as such.

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1.1 Windows Keyboard ShortcutsMost of these have become second nature to you already, but there are a lot more that should.

1.1.1. General ShortcutsThese are applicable to nearly all Windows programs. [F1] Display Help. When in Windows Explorer or viewing the desktop, this shows you Windows Help. Otherwise, shows you the active programs documentation. [Ctrl] + [C] Copy the selected item or text [Ctrl] + [X] Cut the selected item or text [Ctrl] + [V] Paste the selected item or text [Ctrl] + [Z] Undo the last action [Ctrl] + [Y] Redo the last actionFAST TRACK

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[Delete] Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin [[Shift]] + [Delete] Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first [F2] Rename the selected item [Ctrl] + [Right Arrow] Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word [Ctrl] + [Left Arrow] Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word [Ctrl] + [Down Arrow] Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph [Ctrl] + [Up Arrow] Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph [Ctrl] + [[Shift]] + an arrow key Select a block of text [[Shift]] with any arrow key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document [Ctrl] with any arrow key + [Space] Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop [Ctrl] + [A] Select all items in a document or window [F3] Search for a file or folder

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[Alt] + [Enter] Display properties for the selected item [Alt] + [F4] Exit the active program [Alt] + [Space] Open the shortcut menu for the active window [Ctrl] + [F4] Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously) [Alt] + [Tab] Switch between open programs or items [Ctrl]+ [Alt] + [Tab] Use the arrow keys to switch between open items (Vista only). Hit [Enter] to select the program you want to switch to [Ctrl] + Mouse scroll wheel Change the size of icons on the desktop (Vista only) [Windows] + [Tab] Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3D (Vista only). In XP, cycle through programs using the taskbar buttons and hit [Enter] to select a program [Ctrl] + [Windows] + [Tab] Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3D (Vista only). Hit [Enter] to select the program you want to switch to [Alt] + [Esc] Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

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[F6] Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop [F4] Display the Address bar list in Windows Explorer [[Shift]] + [F10] Display the right-click menu for the selected item [Ctrl] + [Esc] or [Windows] Open the Start menu [Alt] + underlined letter (in program menu) Display the corresponding menu for Example, [Alt] + [F] in a program opens the File menu [F10] Activate the menu bar in the active program [Right Arrow] (in menu bar) Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu [Left Arrow] (in menu bar) Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu [F5] Refresh the active window [Alt] + [Up Arrow] View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer [Esc] Cancel the current task [Ctrl] + [[Shift]] + [Esc] Open Task Manager. Also [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete] in Windows XP

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Hold down [[Shift]] when you insert a CD / DVD Prevent the CD / DVD from automatically playing

1.1.2. Dialog Box ShortcutsUse these in dialog boxes Control Panel items, Save and Open dialogs and so on. [Ctrl] + [Tab] Move forward through tabs [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Tab] Move back through tabs [Tab] Move forward through options [Shift] + [Tab] Move back through options [Alt] + underlined letter Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter [Enter] Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands. Also equivalent to hitting the OK button [Space] Change the state of a check box or radio button. Also to click on selected button the button is clicked after you release the spacebar. Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons [F4] Display the items in the active drop-down menuFAST TRACK

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[Backspace] Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

1.1.3. Windows Explorer Shortcuts[Ctrl] + [N] Open a new window (Vista only) [End] Display the bottom of the active window [Home] Display the top of the active window [F11] Maximise or minimise the active window (Vista). Go full-screen (XP) [*] on keypad (Num Lock on) Display all subfolders under the selected folder [+] on keypad (Num Lock on) Display the contents of the selected folder [-] on keypad (Num Lock on) Collapse the selected folder [Left Arrow] Collapse the current selection (if it is expanded), or select the parent folder [Alt] + [Left Arrow] View the previous folder [Right Arrow] Display the current selection (if it is collapsed). If not, select the first subfolder (Vista only)

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[Alt] + [Right Arrow] View the next folder [Ctrl] + Mouse scroll wheel Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons (Vista only) [Alt] + [D] Select the Address bar

1.1.4. Windows Key Shortcuts[Windows] Open or close the Start menu [Windows] + PAUSE Display the System Properties dialog box [Windows] +D Display the desktop [Windows] +M Mi