Tips – Some more Windows Shortcuts

Some more Windows XP shortcuts and Run command options are listed below 

Run Commands:

Type this from Run Dialog

Output screen

compmgmt.msc

Computer management

devmgmt.msc

Device manager

diskmgmt.msc

Disk management

dfrg.msc

Disk defragmenter

eventvwr.msc

Event viewer

fsmgmt.msc

Shared folders

gpedit.msc

Group policies

lusrmgr.msc

Local users and groups

perfmon.msc

Performance monitor

rsop.msc

Resultant set of policies

secpol.msc

Local security settings

services.msc

Various Services

msconfig

System Configuration Utility

regedit

Registry Editor

sysedit

System Configuration Editor

win.ini

Windows loading information (also system.ini)

winver

Shows current version of windows

mailto:

Opens default email client

Command

Opens command prompt

appwiz.cpl

Add/Remove Programs control Panel

timedate.cpl

Date/Time Properties control

desk.cpl

Display Properties control

inetcpl.cpl

Internet Properties control

main.cpl

Keyboard and Mouse Properties control

mmsys.cpl

Multimedia Properties control

sysdm.cpl

System Properties control

Windows XP Shortcuts: 

ALT+ENTER

View properties for the selected item

ALT+ESC

Cycle through items in the order they were opened (something like ALT+TAB)

ALT+F4

Close the active item, or quit the active program

ALT+SPACEBAR

Display the System menu for the active window

ALT+TAB

Switch between open items

WIN+D / WIN+M

Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop

WIN+E

Open Windows Explorer

WIN+F

Search for a file or folder

WIN+F+CTRL

Search for computers

WIN+L

Locks the desktop

WIN+R

Open the Run dialog box

ALT +Printscreen

Prints the selected window

CTRL + Esc

Windows start

 

In Category: Technical, Windows, Windows XP

Ravi Shankar

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