Stephen Mack, director of Tivo’s TivoCast operations (and keyboard shortcut guru), recently launched a blog that will give a Windows keyboard shortcut tip everyday. Since the blog is brand new there are only a few tips, but this looks to be a great resource to bookmark and visit regularly. Here are a few of the gems:
Ctrl+Left Arrow and Ctrl+Right Arrow: Move by word
Today’s tip is to use the Ctrl key plus either the Left Arrow key or the Right Arrow key. Each time you press this keystroke, you’ll move to the beginning of the previous or next word. Try each several times to get the hang of it.
Ctrl+Esc, U, Enter: Shutdown Windows
Ctrl+Esc opens the Start menu. (Instead, you could use the Windows key.)
Pressing the u key selects whichever menu item has an underlined u. In this case, we want to select the “Shut Down…” command. The “u” in “Shut Down…” is underlined, which means you can press the u key key to select it. (Note that if your menu has other options that begin with a U, such as “User Preferences,” then you’ll have to hit u more than once and then hit Enter when Shut Down is selected.)
A dialog box labeled “Shut Down Windows” or “Turn off computer” appears. Windows remembers the last option you selected when shutting down. If “Shut down” is the highlighted option, you can press Enter to select it. If the wrong option is selected, you can change the selected option with the arrow keys before you press Enter.
For more keyboard shortcut goodness check out how to send an email in Outlook without using the mouse.
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