Friday, April 17, 2009

Be an expert! Access windows functions using Run commands! (Platform : WinXP)

Windows xp has been there for a very long time and has enjoyed enormous popularity among users. Since windows Vista fell flat, users loved their existing XP machines all the way more. We have collected some shortcuts for windows Xp which will improve your working experience and help you turn into a pro!
::Run commands::
General Run commands

Command Services/ Functions
devmgmt.msc - Device manager
gpedit.msc - Group policies
services.msc - Various Services
msconfig - System Configuration Utility
regedit - Registry Editor
compmgmt.msc - Computer management
devmgmt.msc - Device manager
diskmgmt.msc - Disk management
mailto: - Opens default email client
command - Opens command prompt

Control panel functions

Services/ Functions Command
Add/Remove Programs control appwiz.cpl
Date/Time Properties control timedate.cpl
Display Properties control desk.cpl
Fonts Folder control fonts
Internet Properties control inetcpl.cpl
Mouse Properties control main.cpl
Multimedia Properties control mmsys.cpl
Network Properties control netcpl.cpl
Sound Properties control mmsys.cpl
System Properties control sysdm.cpl

Best windows keyboard Shortcuts
  • CTRL while dragging an item Copies the selected item
  • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item Creates a shortcut to the selected item
  • F2 key Renames the selected item
  • F3 key Search for a file or a folder
  • ALT+ENTER View the properties for the selected item
  • ALT+SPACEBAR Open the shortcut menu for the active window
  • ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened
  • ALT+TAB Switch between the open items
  • F6 key Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
  • SHIFT+F10 works as right mouse button
  • F5 key Update the active window
  • BACKSPACE View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer
  • SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive Prevents the CD-ROM from automatically playing.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC Open Task Manager, same as Ctrl+Alt+Del)
  • F11 switches to fullscreen modes in IE ,Firefox and opera.
hope these shorcuts will be helpful in getting you more productive! Windows seven is round the corner, getting familiar with these handy shortcuts will be a good deal.