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Monday Technology Tip- Keyboard Shortcuts.

Posted by Chad Sines on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 @ 07:00 AM

Med-Line Technology TrainingWell, week one is down. How many of you changed from a nonprofessional email address to one that represents your new profession? If you have not done so, now would be a good time. 


I am keeping this one short and sweet because I know most of you have not completed last week's assignment and I you REALLY need to this if you are serious about being taken as a professional. This really is a big deal with recruiters, your networking efforts, and establishing yourself.

This week's tip is on keyboard shortcuts. Every time you take your off the keyboard to touch the mouse, you reduce our productivity. Below are some common ones that you should know and use. 

[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window

[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document

[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications

[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter

[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)

[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu

[Ctrl] arrow Move cursor forward or back one word

[Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph

Windows+M Minimize all open windows

Windows+F1 Open Windows Help

Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons

Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box

Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows

[F1] Open Help for active application


P.S. Go make that professional email address and update your MT contacts (including your school). I expect to see our students take care of this today. :)

Topics: Professional Development, Technology Tip