Reader to Reader: Keyboard Shortcuts

I found an interesting page on Microsoft's Web site that lists keyboard shortcuts for various OSs. The Windows Keyboard Guides page is at http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/winkeyboard.htm. Some Windows NT and Windows 9x keyboard shortcuts that I wasn't aware of include the following:

  • Alt+Shift+Backspace—redoes a previously undone action
  • Windows logo key+Break—opens the System Properties dialog box
  • Windows logo key+Tab—cycles through the Taskbar selections

Some useful Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts include the following:

  • Asterisk (on the numeric keypad)—expands all the folders under the currently selected folder
  • Minus sign (on the numeric keypad)—closes all the folders under the currently selected folder
  • Backspace—moves to the currently selected folder's parent directory

You can't install Win2K Server in a nonstandard installation folder on a clean machine.

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