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Friday, October 24, 2014

Ditch that mouse with keyboard shortcuts

Ever thought of ditching that mouse and use only the keyboard, well using a keyboard can save you decent amount of time, I wont say it will get you an hour extra for your jog, but surely you can grab some donuts in that time. Today lets see some of the most essential keyboard shortcuts which you can use in your day to day life and increase the quality of your workflow.
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 lets get a little lazy!




In Windows Explorer
Sno.
Keyboard shortcut
Working
1
WIN + E
Opens 'My computer'
2
ARROW KEYS
For navigation purpose
3
ALT + SPACE
Opens window options
4
KEYBOARD ALPHABETS
Navigate directly to apps or folders/files
4
TAB
Switch to available options
5
CTLR + A
Select all
6
CTRL + ARROW KEYS + SPACE
Select specific files/folders
7
CTRL + C
Copy object
8
CTRL + X
Cut object
9
CTRL + V
Paste object
10
WIN + R
Opens windows Run program
11
WIN + (1….9)
Open apps/files pinned to taskbar
12
F1
Opens windows help and support
13
F2
Rename file/folder
14
F3
Search file/folder
15
F4
Opens address bar
16
F5
Refresh
17
ALT OR F10
Open Menu
18
F11
Toggle fullscreen
19
PRINTSCR
Takes screenshot [alt+printscr takes screenshot of active window]
20
ESC
Can be used for cancel
21
ALT + F4
Close the current window or can be used for shutdown from desktop
22
ALT + TAB
Cycle open windows in 2D view
23
WIN + TAB
Cycle open windows in 3D view
24
WIN + M
Minimize all active windows
25
WIN + SPACE
See desktop through all the active windows
26
WIN + L
Lock screen
27
CTRL + SHIFT+ESC
Open Windows task manger
28
SHIFT + DEL
Delete files permanently [ use this carefully as you might not retrieve the deleted files]

In Windows Photo Viewer
Sno.
Keyboard shortcut
Working
1
CTRL + .
Rotate Image to right
2
CTRL + ,
Rotate Image to left
3
+/-
Zoom in /Zoom out
4
F11
Toggle fullscreen slideshow
5
SPACE
Play or pause slideshow and ESC to exit slideshow

In Chrome and Firefox
Sno.
Keyboard Shortcut
Working
1
CTRL + T
Opens a new tab
2
CTRL + W
Closes the current tab
3
CTRL + TAB
Cycle through open tabs
4
ARROW KEYS
Navigate through page
5
CTRL + SHIFT + N/P
Opens incognito window[chrome] and private window[firefox] respectively
6
CTRL + N
Open a new tab
7
CTRL + J
Opens Downloads tab
8
CTRL + H
Opens History
9
CTRL + D
Bookmark current page
10
CTRL + U
View source code of current page

In VLC media player
Sno.
Keyboard shortcut
Working
1
SPACE
Play/pause media player
2
W
Turn on wallpaper mode
3
E
Play Next frame
4
T
Time reached in Media
5
I
Info of media elements(volume,seek etc)
6
O
Scaling of Video
7
P
Play previous media
8
A
Set Aspect ratio
9
S
Stop media playback
10
F
Toggle fullscreen
11
J & K
Set audio delay
12
L
Set loop
13
Z
Set zoom
14
C
Set cropping of video
15
V
Enable /disable subtitle
16
B
Select audio track
17
N
Play next media
18
M
Enable/disable audio mute
19
CTRL + E
Effects and filters(equalizer, colors etc)

Thanks for reading the article if you think i missed something, please do notify me although there are hundreds of shortcuts out there I covered the basics, still you have something to say? comments section is all yours and you can tweet also at @n00bsguideblog or mail me.