The Windows Key (between alt and fn key on lower left of keyboard - will refer to as "win" here). Hitting it will open your start menu.
On a mac, often the Apple key (little clover leaf thingy) is like the ctrl- key, so many commands are the same. If you'd like me to work up a nice list for macs, please send me a mac to play with and I'll be happy to oblige.
- Win- d - min/max all windows to get to desktop, & back
- Win-e - opens windows explorer (to see your files)
- Alt-tab/alt-esc - moves between open applications (w choice)
- F2 - renames (not letter f number 2, but the F2 key)
- Double click title bar - toggles between restore and maximize for the window
- F4 - activates the address bar (in IE and Window Explorer)Ctrl L - activates the address bar (in Firefox)
- F11 - toggles browser to full screen
- F5 - refresh/reload
- Ctrl-tab - moves between open tabs
- Ctrl-Enter - completes a .com entry
- ctrl-n - opens a new window
- ctrl-x, c, or v - cut, copy, or paste
- ctrl-a - selects all
- ctrl-s - saves your work
- alt-F4 - closes the application
Highlight a bunch of files, rename one and hit enter- it'll rename them all but increment them by number - great for downloaded pictures from your camera.
ctrl-drag will duplicate items in many applications on windows - select some items, hold ctrl, then drag and drop. (you'll see a little + icon while you do it)
- If you want to make something bigger, especially on a projector, use the Magnifier - Start>programs>Accessories>Accessibity
- Play music when you're on break- kids will think you're cool!
- Anywhere you can resize and image, hold the shift key to resize a picture proportionally (so it doesn't look too skinny or too fat)
- Click something, then go somewhere else and hold the shift key down, then click something else, and everything between the first item and the second will be selected.
- To select a few things from a group, hold the ctrl key while clicking each item- and it'll keep them all selected.