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People who are very fluent with computers, reduce much of their efforts by mastering Keyboard. Keyboard to mouse is much preferred for faster computer usage. do they do this?
Just one word "Practice"

Below is a list of some keyboard shortcuts. Most of them will work on Windows Platform 95 and above. You can refer and practice these for better computer experience.

Shortcut Keys Description
Alt + Tab Switch between open applications.
Alt + Shift + Tab Switch backwards between open applications.
Alt + double-click Display the properties of the object you double-click on.
Ctrl + Tab With an application that has multiple sub tabs/document windows, this switch between tabs
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Same as above but backwards.
Alt + Print Screen Create a screen shot (image in clipboard) only for the active screen/program.
Print Screen Create a screen shot (image in clipboard) for your entire desktop.
Ctrl + Alt + Del Reboot the computer and/or bring up the Windows task manager.
Ctrl + Esc Bring up the Windows Start menu. In Windows 3.x this brings up the Task Manager.
Alt + Esc Switch Between open applications on taskbar.
F1 Activates help for current open application.
F2 Renames selected Icon.
F3 Starts find from desktop.
F4 Opens the drive selection when browsing or pull the list of drive selections
F5 Refresh.
F10 Activates menu bar.
Shift + F10 Simulates right-click on selected item.
Alt + F4 Closes Current open program.
Ctrl + F4 Closes Window in Program.
F6 Move cursor to different Windows Explorer panel.
Ctrl + Space bar Drops down the window control menu.
Ctrl + (the '+' key on the keypad) Automatically adjust the widths of all the columns in Windows explorer
Alt + Enter Opens properties window of selected icon or program.
Shift + Del Permanent Delete - Delete programs/files without throwing them into the recycle bin.
Holding Shift at Startup Boot safe mode or by pass system files as the computer is booting.
Holding Shift When putting in an audio CD, will prevent CD Player from playing.
Enter Activates the highlighted program.
WINKEY Pressing the Windows key alone will open Start.
WINKEY + F1 Opens the Microsoft Windows help and support center.
WINKEY + F3 Opens the Advanced find window in Microsoft Outlook.
WINKEY + D Brings the desktop to the top of all other windows.
WINKEY + M Minimizes all windows.
WINKEY + SHIFT + M Undo the minimize done by WINKEY + M and WINKEY + D.
WINKEY + E Open Microsoft Explorer.
WINKEY + Tab Cycle through open programs through the taskbar.
WINKEY + F Display the Windows Search / Find feature.
WINKEY + CTRL + F Display the search for computers window.
WINKEY + F1 Display the Microsoft Windows help.
WINKEY + R Open the run window.
WINKEY + Pause / Break key Open the system properties window.
WINKEY + U Open Utility Manager.
WINKEY + L Lock the computer (Windows XP and above only).

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