Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Windows shortcuts

Sick of going thru Start > Programs > Apps, I thought it would be a good idea to share some info on shortcuts we commonly use while working on MS Windows:

Windows key +E - Opens Windows Explorer

Windows key + R - invokes Run command

At Run command use type in the following for:

Outlook - MS Outlook

Control - Control Panel

Sysdm.cpl - System Properites

Ncpa.cpl - Network connections

Appwiz.cpl - Add/Remove program panel

Winword - Opens a new window in MS Word

Excel - Opens a new window in MS Excel

Visio - Opens a new window in MS Visio

Powerpnt - MS Powerpoint

Winproj - MS Project

Calc - Calculator

Notepad - Opens notepad

Iexplore - Opens a new window of Internet Explorer

Firefox - Opens a new window of Firefox

Iexplore / Firefox www.google.com - Opens google.com in the new window

CTRL+SHIFT+ESCAPE – Opens Task Manager

* .cpl files are control panel files for the objects found in control panel. If you search for .cpl files, the list throws up various files, just double-click each one of them to know whats the shortcut :)