Tiplord Windows 95 &Windows 98 Tips

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Help F1
Rename selected item F2

Start 'Find'


Drop the "folder selection menu" in Explorer




Go to menu mode F10

Quit current program

alt + F4

Switch among open windows alt + esc
Open property dialog box alt + enter
Save with a new name alt + f + a
Switch between applications alt + tab

Print file in current program

alt + f + p

Minimize all windows
(when taskbar is selected)

alt + m

Minimize all windows
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Windows key- M

Put the whole monitor on Clipboard

print  screen

Put the active window on Clipboard alt + print  screen

Control menu

alt + Spacebar

Minimize active window

alt + spacebar + n

Reduce window size

alt + spacebar + r

Enlarge window

alt + spacebar + x

Reboot or end task

ctrl + alt + delete

Select all

ctrl + a


ctrl + x

Copy ctrl + c
Paste ctrl + v
Go to the beginning of a document ctrl + home
Go to the end of a document ctrl + end
Bring up the 'Start' menu ctrl + esc
Move forward through tabs in dialog box ctrl+Tab
Close current folder and its parents shift + file/close
Bypass Autorun shift while inserting CD

Selected Objects

Display Properties dialog box alt+enter
Bold ctrl+b
Copy ctrl+c
Italics ctrl+i
Underline ctrl+u
Paste ctrl+v
Cut ctrl+x
Display an alternate context menu ctrl+right click
Place in Recycle Bin delete
Rename selected file F2
Delete immediately without putting in Recycle Bin shift+delete
Context menu for selected item shift+F10

Managing Folders in Explorer

Select all ctrl + a
Find F3
Refresh F5
Switch between panes F6
Go to the parent folder backspace
Go To Folder ctrl+G
Undo ctrl+Z
Creating a New Folder alt f + w + f
Scroll without moving the selection ctrl + arrow key
Expand everything under the selection num lock + asterisk (on numeric keypad)
Collapse the selection Num Lock+Minus sign (on numeric keypad)
Expand the selection num lock + plus sign (on numeric keypad)
Expand current selection if it's collapsed, otherwise select first subfolder right arrow
Collapse current selection if it's expanded, otherwise select parent folder left arrow

Creating new folders the quick way

Mouse Shortcuts 

Installing A Screen Saver With A Mouse Click
Although the ability to bring up a context menu by right clicking on an object in Windows 95 is not really "undocumented" the functionality that is provided when you right click on an *.SCR file is.
The context menu for *.SCR files provides you a menu that will allow you to configure, test, and install your screen saver without having to invoke the properties sheet for the desktop.