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Appendix G - Shortcuts for Windows 98

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This appendix summarizes the shortcuts that are built into Microsoft Windows 98 for using the keyboard and mouse to accomplish common actions quickly.

Shortcuts for Objects, Folders, and Windows Explorer

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The following brief procedures and tables summarize the standard shortcuts for working with objects in the Windows 98 user interface, including folders on the desktop and Microsoft Windows Explorer.

To copy a file

  • Press CTRL while you drag the file to a folder. 

To create a shortcut

  • Press CTRL+SHIFT while you drag the file to the desktop or a folder. 

To close the current folder and all of its parent folders

  • Press SHIFT and click the Close button on the folder.

To tab through pages in a properties dialog box

  • Press CTRL+TAB or CTRL+SHIFT+TAB. 

To switch between opening a new window and closing an existing window

  • Press CTRL and double-click a folder. 

    If you have more than one window open, this operation closes the active window. If only one window is open, this operation will open a new window. 

To bypass Autorun when inserting a compact disc

  • Press SHIFT while inserting the compact disc. 

Common shortcuts for a selected object 

Shortcut

Action

CTRL+C

Copy.

CTRL+O

Open.

CTRL+P

Print.

CTRL+S

Save.

CTRL+V

Paste.

CTRL+X

Cut.

CTRL+Z

Undo.

F1

Display contextual Help window.

SHIFT+F1

Activate context-sensitive Help mode (What's This?).

SHIFT+F10

Display pop-up menu.

SPACEBAR

Select (same as 1 click of mouse button).

ESC

Cancel.

ALT

Activate or inactivate menu bar mode.

ALT+TAB

Display next primary window.

ALT+ESC

Display next window.

ALT+SPACEBAR

Display pop-up menu for window.

ALT+HYPHEN

Display pop-up menu for active child window (MDI).

ALT+ENTER

Display properties.

ALT+F4

Close active window.

ALT+F6

Switch to next window within application (between modeless secondary windows and their primary window).

ALT+PRINT SCREEN

Capture focus window to Clipboard.

PRINT SCREEN

Capture desktop image to Clipboard.

CTRL+ESC

Access Start button in taskbar.

F2

Rename.

F3

Find.

DELETE

Delete.

SHIFT+DELETE

Delete file immediately without putting it in Recycle Bin.

ALT+double-click

Display properties.

CTRL+click the right mouse button

Place alternative commands on the pop-up menu (Open With).

SHIFT+double-click

Explore an object; if the object does not have an Explore command, this starts the default action (usually the Open command).

CTRL+F6

Display next child window (MDI).

CTRL+TAB

Display next tabbed page or child window (MDI).

CTRL+ALT+DEL

Reserved for system use.

Shortcuts for managing folders and Windows Explorer 

Shortcut

Action

F4

In Windows Explorer, display combo box and move input focus to list.

F5

Refresh display.

F6 (TAB)

In Windows Explorer, move focus between panes.

CTRL+G

In Windows Explorer, choose Go To command.

CTRL+Z

Undo.

CTRL+A

Select All.

BACKSPACE

Go to parent folder.

Shortcuts in the Windows Explorer tree 

Shortcut

Action

* on numeric keypad

Expand everything under selection.

+ on numeric keypad

Expand selection.

– on numeric keypad

Collapse selection.

RIGHT ARROW

Expand current selection if it is not expanded; otherwise, go to first child.

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Move forward to a previous view.

LEFT ARROW

Collapse current selection if it is expanded; otherwise, go to parent.

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Move backward to a previous view.

CTRL+ARROW

Scroll without moving selection.

SHIFT+click the Close button

Close selected folder and all of its parent folders.

Shortcuts for Internet Explorer 

Shortcut

Action

TAB+ENTER

Activate a selected link.

SHIFT+F10

Display a shortcut menu for a link.

CTRL+O

Go to a new location.

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Go to next page.

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Go to previous page.

SHIFT+CTRL+TAB

Move back between frames.

CTRL+TAB

Move forward between frames.

HOME

Move to beginning of document.

END

Move to end of document.

CTRL+N

Open a new window.

CTRL+P

Print current page or active frame.

F5

Refresh current page.

UP ARROW

Scroll toward beginning of a document.

PAGE UP

Scroll toward beginning of a document in larger increments.

DOWN ARROW

Scroll toward end of a document.

PAGE DOWN

Scroll toward end of a document in larger increments.

ESC

Stop downloading a page.

CTRL+S

Save current page.

CTRL+ARROW

Skip to break and separation characters in URLs (// / . , ? +).

CTRL+END

Skip to the end of the auto-completed URL.

Shortcuts in the common Open and Save dialog boxes 

Shortcut

Action

ESC

Cancel current task.

ALT+underlined letter

Click corresponding command.

ENTER

Click selected button.

TAB

Move forward through options.

SHIFT+TAB

Move backward through options.

CTRL+TAB

Move forward though tabs.

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Move backward though tabs.

SPACEBAR

Click a button if current control is a button; select (clear) check box if current control is a check box; or click option if current control is an option button.

BACKSPACE

Open a folder one level up, if it is selected in Save As or Open dialog box.

F4

Display Look In or Save In list within Save As or Open dialog box.

F5

Refresh view.

BACKSPACE

Go to parent folder if focus is on View window.

General Keyboard-only Commands

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The following table shows commands for completing actions from the keyboard.

General keyboard-only commands 

Shortcut

Action

ALT+ESC

Display next window.

ALT+SPACE

Display pop-up window for window.

ALT+HYPHEN

Display pop-up window for active child window.

ALT+ENTER

Display properties.

ALT+underlined letter in menu bar

Carry out corresponding command on main menu bar, such as Format menu bar.

SHIFT+underlined letter in menu item

Carry out corresponding command of menu item, such as Font command, located in Format menu.

ALT+F4

Close application or window.

ALT+F6

Switch to next window in application.

ALT+TAB

Switch to window you last used, or switch to another window by holding down ALT and repeatedly pressing TAB.

ALT+PRINT SCREEN

Copy active window to Clipboard.

PRINT SCREEN

Copy desktop to Clipboard.

CTRL+F4

Close current window in (MDI) programs.

CTRL+F6

Display next child window.

CTRL+ALT+DEL

Task List.

F1

Start Help.

F10

Go to menu mode.

SHIFT+F10

Display context menu for selected item.

CTRL+ESC

Display Start menu and move focus to taskbar.

CTRL+ESC, ESC

Move focus on taskbar so you can use TAB and then SHIFT+F10 for context menu, or use TAB and arrow key to change tasks, or use TAB to go to desktop.

ALT+TAB

Switch to next running application.

ALT+M

When focus is on taskbar or desktop, minimize all windows and move focus to desktop.

ALT+S

When no windows are open and no items are selected on desktop, display Start menu; then use arrow keys to select menu commands.

Accessibility Shortcuts

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The following table summarizes the Windows 98 shortcuts for Accessibility features. For more information about these features, see Appendix H, "Accessibility."

Accessibility shortcuts 

Shortcut

Action

Press SHIFT 5 times

Toggle StickyKeys on and off.

Press RIGHT SHIFT for 8 or more seconds

Toggle FilterKeys (SlowKeys, RepeatKeys, and BounceKeys) on and off.

Press NUM LOCK for 5 seconds

Toggle ToggleKeys on and off.

Press LEFT ALT+LEFT SHIFT+NUM LOCK

Toggle MouseKeys on and off.

Press LEFT ALT+LEFT SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN

Toggle High Contrast mode on and off.

MS Natural Keyboard Keys

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The following table summarizes the shortcut keys available on the Microsoft Natural® Keyboard.

Microsoft Natural Keyboard (Windows) keys 

Shortcut

Action

Application key or SHIFT+F10

Display pop-up menu for selected object.

Windows logo key

Display Start menu.

WIN+F1

Start Help.

WIN+TAB

Cycle through taskbar buttons.

WIN+E

Start Windows Explorer.

WIN+F

Find files or folders.

WIN+CTRL+F

Find computer.

WIN+M

Minimize All.

SHIFT+WIN+M

Undo Minimize All.

WIN+R

Display Run dialog box.

WIN+BREAK

Hot key used to display System Properties dialog box; reserved for system use.

WIN+number

Reserved for manufacturer's use.

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