Windows Shortcuts

If you have been following the blog, you already know how important learning keyboard shortcuts are to your editing speed.  So far, we have discussed editing, navigation, and audio shortcuts.  In addition to using those shortcuts when transcribing or editing, you will also find that keyboard shortcuts can be helpful when accessing several online programs (dictionaries and reference programs).  Learning these shortcuts will help you maintain a seamless flow from one program to the next. 

You can then use the shortcuts below to quickly perform your searches and lookups, without using the mouse.

ALT+Tab: Switch to a different open program
CTRL + T: Open New Tab
CTRL + N: Open New Window
ALT + D: Select the web page address in the address bar.
F4: View the most recently visited websites in the address bar
F1: Current Application Help
ALT + TAB: Switch between open programs
ALT + F4: Quit program
Windows Logo (or CTRL + ESC): Start menu (Some keyboards may not have the Windows Logo key).
Windows Logo + R: Run dialog box
Windows Logo + M: Minimize all
SHIFT + Windows Logo + M: Undo minimize all
Windows Logo + F1: Help
Windows Logo + E: Windows Explorer
Windows Logo + F: Find files or folders
Windows Logo + D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
CTRL + Windows Logo + F: Find computer
Windows Logo + L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

Have you discovered any helpful Windows or Internet Explorer shortcuts? If so, share them in the comment section.


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