Tag Archive: shortcuts


Question: how to copy a user’s desktop shortcuts on all local user’s profiles on a Win7 or greater?

copy %userprofile%\desktop\*.lnk c:\users\public\desktop

Question: where is located the startup folder common to all local users on a Win7 or greater?

The new location of the folders is as follows:

For an individual user: C:\users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
For all users:  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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Windows 8 Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcut Details
Windows + I Window Restart, Shutdown, Sleep, Taskbar Notification Icons like Network, Sound Control, Brightness, Notifications, Keyboard.

 

 

Windows + X Menu for frequent Administrator Tasks
Windows + 0 Opens 10th application on taskbar with  Normal Privileges. You can use the following values for applications on Taskbar.

  1. 1st Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  2. 2nd Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  3. 3rd  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  4. 4th  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  5. 5th  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  6. 6th  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  7. 7th  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  8. 8th Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  9. 9th  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View

You can rearrange your applications on taskbar  according your choice and priority to take advantage of this shortcut.

Windows +Ctrl + Shift + 0 Opens 10th application on taskbar with  Elevated Privileges. You can use the following values for applications on Taskbar.

  1. 1st Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  2. 2nd Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  3. 3rd  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  4. 4th  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  5. 5th  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  6. 6th  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  7. 7th  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  8. 8th Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View
  9. 9th  Application on taskbar of Classic Desktop View

You can rearrange your applications on taskbar  according your choice and priority to take advantage of this shortcut.

Windows + C This shortcut gives you view the Settings, Devices, Start, Share & Search. This is the same option that comes when you move the mouse to the extreme bottom right corner.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Task Manager
Windows  Toggle between Modern Desktop & Legacy Desktop
Windows + D Takes you to Legacy Windows Desktop.

If you press this key from the Modern Desktop, this takes you to the currently active application on the Legacy Desktop.

If you press this key from the Legacy Desktop, this displays the Desktop.

Pressing the same key combination, will Toggle Between the Legacy Desktop and Active Application on the Legacy Desktop

Only Legacy Desktop shown when all applications are in a minimized state

Windows + B From the Modern Desktop, this takes you to the currently active application on the Legacy Desktop.

If all application are in minimized state on Legacy Desktop, this command will take you to the Legacy Desktop.

No effect when used from a Legacy Desktop.

Windows + M From the Modern Desktop, this takes you to the Legacy Desktop and minimizes all applications on the  Legacy Desktop

When used from a Legacy Desktop, minimizes all applications.

If all application are in minimized state on Legacy Desktop, this command will take you to the Legacy  Desktop.

 

Windows + Q Displays Apps windows with all apps and Search Bar
Windows + W Displays Search Settings.
Windows + E Windows Explorer displaying Computer Folder. Same as clicking on My Computer.
Windows + R Display Run window.
Windows+ T Displays the Window Group Thumbnails on your taskbar. This is equivalent of hovering the mouse over the Taskbar Icons.

Each time you press the Windows + T combination, the next application group is  displayed

Windows+ U Displays Ease of Access Center
Windows+ P Option to Extend the display.
Windows+ + Zoom Windows
Windows+ F Search Files
Windows+ H Display Share options
Windows+ K Display Devices to Share with.
Windows+ < Preview Legacy Desktop
Windows+ L Lock the Computer
F1 Display Help
CTRL+C Copy the selected item
CTRL+X Cut the selected item
CTRL+V Paste the selected item
CTRL+Z Undo an action
CTRL+Y Redo an action
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 with 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+SPACEBAR 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
ALT+ENTER Display properties for the selected item
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or exit the active program
ALT+SPACEBAR 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 items
CTRL+ALT+TAB Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
CTRL+Mouse scroll wheel Change the size of icons on the desktop
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+TAB
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
CTRL+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+TAB
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
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 shortcut menu for the selected item
CTRL+ESC Open the Start menu
ALT+underlined letter Display the corresponding menu
ALT+underlined letter Perform the menu command (or other underlined command)
F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program
RIGHT ARROW Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
LEFT ARROW 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
SHIFT when you insert a CD Prevent the CD from automatically playing

 

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key
Open or close the Start menu
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+PAUSE
Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+D
Display the desktop
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+M
Minimize all windows
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+SHIFT+M
Restore minimized windows to the desktop
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+E
Open Computer
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+F
Search for a file or folder
CTRL+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+F
Search for computers (if you are on a network)
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+L
Lock your computer or switch users
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+R
Open the Run dialog box
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+T
Cycle through programs on the taskbar
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+TAB
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
CTRL+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+TAB
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+SPACEBAR
Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+G
Cycle through Sidebar gadgets
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+U
Open Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+X
Open Windows Mobility Center
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo keywith any number key
Open the Quick Launch shortcut that is in the position that corresponds to the number. For example, Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+1 to launch the first shortcut in the Quick Launch menu.