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Run comp. by keyboard

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#1 punkstuart


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Posted 08 July 2004 - 10:48 AM

If i wanted to run the computer just from the keyboard, exactly what key combinations would i have to use to move around just like i had a mouse. Thanks

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 11:01 AM

Tab generally moves between the different options:

Control + Esc brings up the start menu, and then you can use the arrows keys.

Alt +F4 closes a window or shuts down the computer.

Enter selects an option.

Control-alt-delete to bring up task manager.

You can also make it so that you can control your mouse with your numeric keyboard.

TO do this go intro control panel and double click on accessibilitu options., click on mouse and put a check in use mouskeys.

Then press ok.

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 11:29 AM

If your running MS Windows click on start > help and support; then in the search window type in "keyboard". There are several self-contained tutorials included to modify and use the keyboard.
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Posted 08 July 2004 - 03:16 PM

Since each program has its own shortcut keys and you can usually assign new ones it does get complicated. There are even software programs which will allow you to assign personalized shortcuts to your keyboard.

Do check out the Help sections of each program for Hot Keys or Short Cut Keys.

Also try the WindowsLogo key on your keyboard. It has lots. See the Very end of this list.

If you can decipher this list it might be helpful
the tilde ~ means the ALT key
the SS overlayed means the shift key

Windows System Key Combinations
Windows Program Key Combinations
General Keyboard-Only Commands
Shell Objects and General Folder/Windows Explorer Shortcuts

Arrow Keys
one line up/down
one space left/right.
Control + Arrow Key
one word left/right
one paragrpah up/down
Home key
beginning of the current line
End key
end of the current line
Control + Home
top of the document.
Control + End
end of the document.
Page Up/Down (by screen)
one screen in either direction.
Control pageup/down (by pages)
beginning previous/next page Control moves by pages not screens
Shift arrows
highlightS text in whatever direction you've chosen.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Win95/98/98SE*Grinler Windows System Key Combinations
F1: Help
^ESC: WINKEY Open Start menu and use arrows
~TAB: Switch between open programs
~F4: Quit program
§+DEL: Delete item permanently
Windows Program Key Combinations
^C: Copy
^X: Cut
^V: Paste
^Z: Undo
^B: Bold
^U: Underline
^I: Italic
Mouse Klk/Keyboard Modifier Combinations for Shell Objects
§ rt klk: Displays shortcut menu of alternative commands
§ dbl klk: Runs alternate default command(2nd item on menu)
~ dbl klk: Displays properties
§DELETE: Deletes item without placing it in the Recycle Bin
General Keyboard-Only Commands
F1: Starts Windows Help
F10: Activates menu bar options
§10: Opens shortcut menu for selected item(ğ-klk object
^ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
^ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button
TAB to select the taskbar,
~DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
~TAB: Switch programs (hold~TAB key to view the task-switching window)
§+CDROM: Press&hold § put in CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run
~SPACE: Displays main window's System menu (to restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close
~-(~+hyphen): Displays the MltplDocInterface child window's System menu(from the MDI child window's System menu, restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
^TAB: Switch to next child window of a MltplDocInterface (MDI)
~underlined letter in menu:Opens the menu
~F4: Closes the current window
^F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface(MDI)Window
~F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ~+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

Shell Objects and General Folder/Windows Explorer Shortcuts
For a selected object:
F2: Rename object
F3: Find all files
^+X: Cut
^+C: Copy
^+V: Paste
§+DELETE: Delete selection w/out moving to the Recycle Bin
~+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object
^+DRAG to copy file to another Folder.
^+§+DRAG creates shortcut to the desktop or a folder.
General Folder/Shortcut Control
F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the
entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in WinExplorer)
F5: Refreshes the current window.
F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
^G: Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Win95 WinExplorer only)
^Z: Undo the last command
^A: Select all the items in the current window
BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
§+klk+Close button: close current folder plus all parent folders
Windows Explorer Tree Control
Numeric Keypad * Expands everything under the current selection
Numeric Keypad + Expands the current selection
Numeric Keypad - Collapses the current selection.
+ Expands current selection or goes to the first child
- Collapses the current selection or goes to the parent
Tab moves through parts
Properties Control
^TAB/CTRL+§+TAB: Move through the property tabs
Accessibility Shortcuts
Press § five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
Press&hold left§ key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on/off
Press&hold NUMLOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on/off
Left~&left§&NUM LOCK Toggles MouseKeys on and off
Left~&left§&PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on/off
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Keys
WinLogo: Start menu
WinLogo+R: Run dialog box
WinLogo+M: Minimize all
§+WinLogo+M: Undo minimize all
WinLogo+F1: Win Help
WinLogo+E: Windows Explorer
WinLogo+F: Find files or folders
WinLogo+D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop

With Intellisoft Loaded
WinLogo+L: Log off Windows (lock workstation)
WinLogo+P: Starts Print Manager
WinLogo+C: Opens Control Panel
WinLogo+V: Starts Clipboard

WinLogo+K: Opens Keyboard Properties dialog box
WinLogo+I: Opens Mouse Properties dialog box
WinLogo+A: Starts Accessibility Options (if installed)
WinLogo+SPACEBAR: Displays list of MSIntelliType shortcut keys
WinLogo+S: Toggles CAPS LOCK on and off

^WinLogo+F: Find computer
^WinLogo+TAB: Moves focus to QuickLaunch, then to system tray (use + or - to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
WinLogo+TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
WinLogo+Break: System Properties dialog box
WinLogo+Q switch users (powertoys)
Application key: Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item
Dialog Box Keyboard Commands
up arrow Move to the next control in the dialog box
down arrow Move to the previous control in the dialog box
SPACEBAR: klks a button, toggles check box, selects an option
TAB same as klking the selected (outlined) button
ESC same as klking the Cancel button
~underlined letter in moves to the corresponding item

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