Useful Windows Shortcuts

I am starting this thread primarily to test the way that pinning a thread works on Discourse. However, it would be a waste of a perfectly good thread if I didn’t include information that is actually useful and apparently (from what I’ve read on the BD forums) not widely known.

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Copy a selected item: Ctrl+C
  2. Cut a selected item: Ctrl+X
  3. Paste a selected item: Ctrl+V
  4. Undo an action: Ctrl+Z
  5. Redo that thing I just undid: Ctrl+Y
  6. Select everything: Ctrl+A
  7. Print: Ctrl+P
  8. Switch between open windows Alt+Tab
  9. Clear away everything and show the desktop [Windows logo key]+D
  10. Minimize the window [Windows logo key]+Down Arrow
  11. Maximize the window [Windows logo key]+Up Arrow
  12. Compare and contrast in a snap [Windows logo key]+Left Arrow or Right Arrow
  13. Multitask with multiple monitors [Windows logo key]+Shift+Right Arrow or Left Arrow
  14. Open Task Manager Ctrl+Shift+Esc
  15. Lock your PC or switch users [Windows logo key]+L
  16. Choose a presentation display mode [Windows logo key]+P
  17. Zoom in, zoom out [Windows logo key]+Plus Sign or Minus Sign
  18. Search for files and folders [Windows logo key]+F
  19. Open a new instance of a program [Windows logo key]+Shift+Click a taskbar icon
  20. And when you need it…get help [Windows logo key]+F1

Note On a UK keyboard the [Windows logo key] is the start menu key

Now, if this works as advertised, once you have read the whole of this thread it will become unpinned for you but not others until they have also read this thread to the end. If you want to keep this thread handy after that, you will need to press the [bookmark] button. Doing that will mean that you can always come back here.

Can you let me know if this does indeed behave in the way I have described above.



Thanks Tarot very useful info as usual. :grinning:

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Might be even more useful than you know as these allow cut-copy-paste in the conversation editor in the toolset.

And the pinning does work as advertised. Also when I pinned I discovered that the pinning is time-limited. Not being optional, I set this to become unpinned on 1/1/2020.


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And one year later…

  1. Paste just the text of a selected item, stripping out any formatting CTRL+Shift+V.


  1. Enable cheat menu in online games (works in NWN too): ALT+F4. (But really it just closes currently active window.)