Operating System Windows 12 Useful Computer Tips Under Windows

1. Before saving the web page, press the "ESC" key would accelerate the process of saving.

2. Press the "Enter" key would send the message in MSN. If you just want to wrap, you could hold down the "Shift" or "Ctrl" key when press "Enter".

3. You can debug a short HTML code in the browser's address bar. As follows: type "about:Hi Pagehello, my simple html page", then press the "Enter" key, you would see the result.

4. Windows Shortcut Keys:

  "Alt + F4": Close the current window. When there is no window opened, it would prompt the shut down dialog.

  "Ctrl + Esc": Equivalent to the "Start" or "Windows" key.alt

  "Ctrl + End": Move the cursor to the end of the text editor. If you just press the "End" key, the cursor would move to the last character of the line.

  "Ctrl + Home": Move the cursor to the beginning of the text editor. If you just press "Home", the cursor would move to the first character of the line.

  "Ctrl + S": Quick save the current project.

  "F2": Change the name of the selected file.

  "Shift + Delete": Completely remove, this means the files or directories deleted will not been put into the recycle bin.

  "Shift + F10": Show the right-click menu of current application.

  "Windows + D": Minimizes all windows, press this once again to return to the front window.

  "Windows + E": Runs the explorer.

  "Windows + F": Runs "Find" dialog.

  "Windows + M": Display the desktop;

  "Windows + M": Also means, minimizes all windows, press it once again can not return to the front window.

  "Windows + Pause": Show system properties dialog.

  "Windows + R": Runs "Run" dialog.

  Hold down "CTRL + Shift" and drag a file would create a shortcut for the file.

  Press "Shift" to prevent the CD from auto running when it was first time put into the driver.

  Quick restart: Press "Shift" before press "OK" to sure to restart. This does not fit to Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

5. "Start" > "Run", input "cmd" or "command".
You would see the DOS window. Click the icon in the top-left corner, you can see the drop-down menu, there are some functions you can use. To copy the text in the dos window, just select the text area, then right click the mouse, or press the "Enter" key.

6. To save a none-border windows page, please use the "CTRL + N" to open new window.

7. To find a file under a folder with lots of files in it, click a blank place in the folder, then press the first letter of the file name you want to find. If the focused file is not what you want, press it again, until the selected file is what you want.

8. Under Windows 98, to change the ip address while need not to restart, following the below steps:
  a. After change ip, select "Cancel".
  b. Open the "Device manager", disable the network card which you have changed its ip address.
  c. Enable the network card you disabled.
Ok, now your ip is valid.

9. Windows XP has a batch rename function, simply select a bunch of files, then rename the first file of these selected files, the rest files will automatically renamed.

10. The system will record the address you type in the address bar in the browser. If you do not want this action monitored, press "Ctrl + O(the letter o, not zero)", a dialog will prompt, input the address here, you would be fine.

11. Skip the boot screen.
Press "Esc" when start the system, or simply modify the "msdos.sys" file, append a line "logo=0" behind the options paragraph.

12. Tips on using "Shift" key.
  a. When using the "Tab" or "Space" key to switch the focus, the order will always be forward, but if you hold down the "Shift" at the same time, the switch order will be reversed.
  b. When input the letter, hold down the "Shift" key can convert the letter to a upper or lower case.

Operating system - Windows