Remote desktop connection navigation
â€¢ CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
â€¢ ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
â€¢ ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
â€¢ ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
â€¢ ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
â€¢ CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
â€¢ ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
â€¢ CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
â€¢ CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts
â€¢ Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
â€¢ Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
â€¢ Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
â€¢ Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
â€¢ Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
â€¢ Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
â€¢ Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
â€¢ CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
â€¢ Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
â€¢ Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
â€¢ Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
â€¢ Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
1. Getting around your PC – Folders look visually different, but with more choices navigation is even easier. Using the Navigation pane you can visually see the folder hierarchy and quickly find your destination.
2. Address bar – The arrows on the Address Bar open a fly-out to specific folders on your PC or network.
3. Classic Menus â€“ If need you can return to the classic views just hit the ALT key. However, stay with the Windows Vista default configuration for better productivity. Continue reading “Windows Visa tips & tricks”
Windows XP enhanced the functionality of the Address bar to make it easier to launch your favorite programs. You can add the Address bar to the taskbar on the bottom of your desktop. Then you can launch programs simply by entering their names in the Address bar. For example, to launch Calculator, simply enter calc in the Address bar. Anything you would normally enter in the Run box on the Start menu can be entered in the Address bar. The Address bar also lets you quickly go to any Web page you specify.
To add the Address bar to the taskbar:
1. Right-click an empty area on the taskbar.
2. Point to Toolbars, and then click Address.
Open the Address bar by double-clicking it.