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 Stupid Keyboard Tricks

Posted on
2/18/2001
Author:
Robert Gelb
Email:
Not Shown
Applies To OS:
All
Product:
5, 6



Many people don't realize that using the keyboard will make you a ton more productive than using a mouse to achieve the same goals.  This is particularly true for the Visual Basic IDE.  And even though most of the keyboard shortcuts are described in the help file, I see programmer after programmer using the mouse to do the keyboard's job.  All these shortcuts apply to VB6.  However, most of them will also work with VB5 and some will go even lower.  So without further delay, here is your guide to being more productive.  Later, check out the section on how to discover your own shortcuts.

  • When typing code, use the Code Completion feature.  For instance, consider the following code:
Dim strEmployeeName as String
Dim lngEmployeeID as Long

When typing strEmployeeName you can save yourself a couple of seconds by typing strE and then pressing Ctrl-Space to signal Visual Basic to complete your variable.  That is right, VB will append mployeeName to strE, to complete strEmployeeName .  Pretty nifty, ha?  The reason this happens is because VB keeps all the variables, functions, subs, methods, etc... in memory and can pop them up  whenever necessary.  If you get into the habit of using this feature, you'll shave off hours from you development time just in a single week.

  • If Visual Basic finds more than Stupid Keyboard Tricksone match to what you typed, it will display a popup list for you to choose from.  This is handy with long object names that have large object hierarchies.   For instance, instead of typing in strE we typed str.  Obviously there are tons of functions that match str.  So VB drops down a box that lets you select.  Eventually you will get into a habit of creating drop-down friendly variables (so that there are less items in the dropdown) and that will speed up the coding even further.

  • Here is really cool one pointed out by HENRI VAN DER WESTHUIZEN (199206260@upe.ac.za) of South Africa. While in the Properties screen, just type CTRL-SHIFT and the first letter of the property and you will go straight to it. A lot easier that scrolling through all of then to get to the bottom one.

  • Below is a whole slew of keyboard tricks contributed by a fellow keyboard jockey Greg Heslington. I have to admit, some of them caught me by surprise. Furthermore, Greg provided us with an excellent Excel spreadsheet listing various the VB shortcuts in a template manner, a la those WordPerfect 5.1 paper templates that were placed on the F keys. Anyway, without further delay, here are Greg's tricks:

    • Code Window Shortcuts
      • Ctrl+F2 (5 star tip) - moves focus to the "Object" combo-box above the Code window. ...from here you can select the procedure you're editing by using DownArrow to drop-down the combo-box's list of objects. Press the first letterof the object name, or UpArrow/DownArrow/Home/End to navigate through the list. Home is good for selecting the (General) section, where non-event-code procedures live. Then, press Tab to toggle between the "Object" and "Procedure" combo-boxes and navigate similarly. Press Return to selectone, and you'll be back in the Code window at the correct position.
      • Ctrl+Shift+F2 - I mentioned this one before. Greg adds that it works without first pressing Shift+F2, as it cycles through the last 8 positions visited, not just where you were before you viewed the definition of a variable.
      • F3 - find the next occurrence of text last searched for
      • Shift+F3 - find the previous occurrence of text last searched for
      • Ctrl+F3 - find the next occurrence of selected text, or the word under the cursor
      • Ctrl+Shift+F3 - find the previous occurrence of selected text, or the word under the cursor
      • The general rule-of-thumb for the previous four is as follows: "Press shift to search backwards; press ctrl to start searching for something different".
      • F6 - (when the Code window is split into two panes) - toggles between the panes. To split the panes first (or indeed un-split afterwards), press alt+W, P.
      • Ctrl+Shift+F9 - clear all breakpoints
      • Tab (when a block is selected) - indent the whole block
      • Shift+Tab (when a block is selected) - un-indent the whole block
      • Ctrl+Z - undo the last change. The last 20 changes can be backed out of.
      • Ctrl+I - show the quick-info tooltip. Tells you the type of variable,or value of a constant, at the cursor.
      • Ctrl+Shift+I - show the parameter-info tooltip. Tells you the parameters required in a function or sub call, without having to insert a spurious comma and delete it! (which you can't do anyway in modules that are marked as read-only).
      • Ctrl+G - show the Immediate window.
      • Ctrl+F - show the Find dialog
      • Ctrl+H - show the Replace dialog
      • ...within Find and Replace dialogs, the highlighted text (or the word underthe cursor is automatically placed in the Find What field). Press Return to Find Next, Esc to close the dialog, or alt+letter to focus and/or toggle onthe other controls [duh...?]
      • Ctrl+Y - remove the current line without having to select it. This one was contributed by Joacim Andersson.
    • Object window shortcuts (i.e. the forms)
      • Shift+F4 - show the custom property pages for the selected object
      • Arrow keys - UpArrow/DownArrow/LeftArrow/RightArrow
        • Select a different control on the container.
        • With Shift pressed, enlarge/shrink the selected control(s).
        • With Ctrl pressed, move the selected control(s) around the container.
      • Tab or Shift-Tab - select the next/previous control in the tab order
    • Project Explorer window
      • Tab - switch between projects in a group
      • Down Arrow - move down the tree
      • Up Arrow - move up the tree
      • Right Arrow - expand a folder, or go to the first child node
      • Left Arrow - collapse (if a folder) and go to the parent node
      • Numeric Plus - expand the folder
      • Numeric Minus - collapse the folder
    • Property window
      • Tab or Shift+Tab - cycle forwards/backwards through the control drop-down, the tabs, the property name, and the property value. This method can be useful for changing (or just reviewing) several control's properties, eg the TabIndexes (TabIndices? :-). Useful if certain controls are on hidden areas of the form (eg on different tabs of your form) andyou don't want to hunt them down and click (ugh!) on them.
      • The "Categorized" tab in Properties is dead useful for hiding the other properties if you're reviewing the sizes of your controls. Just click on all the minus signs except for the one next to the "Position" category. Did I say click?! I meant Tab to a property category, press LeftArrow to collapse it, then press DownArrow to move down to the next property category.
    • Break Mode
      • Shift+F5 - re-run from the start (surely not that useful?)
      • F8 - step into the current statement
      • Shift+F8 - step over the current statement
      • Ctrl+F8 - run upto the statement under the flashing cursor
      • Ctrl+Shift+F8 - run the rest of the current procedure and break againwhen exiting back to the calling statement
      • F8 based shortcuts can also be used from design mode, to start the project and immediately single-step through the code, but I can imagine that stepping through the start-up code of a big project would be very tedious. In fact I bet you'd get a misleading impression of the program flow, because break mode tends to suppress certain events from firing.
      • Ctrl+F9 - set the statement under the flashing cursor as the next one to execute.
      • Ctrl+L - view (and navigate) the call stack
    • Miscallaneous
      • Ctrl+F4 - close the current child window (as per bog-standard Windows)
      • Ctrl+F6 or Ctrl+Tab (or with Shift) - cycle forwards/backwards through the Code windows and Object windows
      • Shift+F7 - go to the Object window. This is the complement of F7 whichyou mentioned.
      • You want to make more space for the Code window while programming? Hiding the Project Explorer, Properties and Immediate windows is easy:- Ctrl+R, menu, H to hide the Project Explorer window, F4, menu, H to hide the Properties window, Ctrl+G, menu, H to hide the Immediate window.
      • Here are 2 really shortcuts courtesy of Dean Hutchings:
        Assuming you have "Break On All Errors" selected, you can do the following:
        Alt+F5 - continue past error dialog
        Alt+F8 - step past error dialog
        These are great if you want to be sure to see all errors but don't want to mess around with toggling the error trapping settings.
      • Not necessarily a keyboard shortcut for VB so much as Windows in general; any ListView (Explorer folders included) which is in report (ie, details) view can have its column widths auto-resized by pressing Ctrl+NumericPlus.

  • All I can say is: Thank you, Greg. These are surely to improve coding speed. In addition, Greg provided some stupid mouse tricks as well, which will be included in an upcoming article.


  • There are many more simple keyboard shortcuts that for some reason are seldom used by programmers.  Below are some of them:

Place the cursor on a function name, then press Shift-F2 combination and it will take you to that function.

Press Ctrl-Shift-F2 and it will take you back.  These two combos have been there since the dawn of VB.

Have you ever lost the Project Explorer window?  Press Ctrl-R to bring it to life.

Do a quick save before running.  Press Ctrl-S.

Never select Start button.  Always do a Start With Full Compile.  Either press Ctrl-F5 or hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the Start button.  (Or as some of my less than competent co-workers call it:  The 'Play' button). 

Want to do a quick comment/uncomment of your code?  See this tip.

Do you want to quickly see the value of a variable?  Place a cursor on the variable and press Shift-F9.

To toggle a breakpoint, use F9.

Ctrl-A will select all the code in the Code Window.  BTW, if you didn't know this one, please pack up your copy of VB and return it to the store for a full refund.  You don't deserve to be a programmer.

Are you sick and tired of going to the Project menu and selecting Components?  Simply press Ctrl-T.

To bring up properties for any object in VB, press F4.  To bring up code, press F7 on any object.

 

How to discover your own keyboard shortcuts

Many people ask me: "How do you figure out all these keyboard shortcuts?"  Well, beyond the usual 'look on the freaking menu - the shortcuts are to the right' method, I also recommend the following highly complex but much more rewarding method.  An added bonus to this method is that you'll find the undocumented tricks as well.  Please follow the directions below:

  • To start you will need a 5 month old child (preferably your own, because you know how protective parents can get) and a keyboard. 
  • Start Visual Basic (or any other program of interest)
  • Let the child pound away at the keyboard.  However, pay a lot of attention to the keys your child is pressing, because you could miss a good one.  Soon you'll see various screen come up that normally require several mouse clicks.  If you see any good shortcuts, let us know.


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Comments
#1. By Anonymous. Posted on 3/2/2006 9:38:21 PM
f**k you

#2. By Frank. Posted on 3/10/2006 11:30:04 AM
Nice list.

An addition (for windows in general but handy for programmers):
Holding the windows start button and hitting E - brings up windows explorer.
Start+D = show desktop
Start+F = windows search
Start+R = run dialog

#3. By MK. Posted on 5/9/2006 11:34:47 PM
Ctrl G-Find and Replace

#4. By cole h.. Posted on 6/5/2006 1:21:03 PM
hold ctrl+alt+shift and press question mark to make it upside down(works with exclamation)

#5. By sam. Posted on 6/9/2006 1:23:01 AM
Shift+F3 does this example "the" when you press Shift+F3 it will do this The,THE and back to normal if you press it again

if you ever need a cents sign on a number just press this ctrl+/+c

#6. By Hugh. Posted on 7/7/2006 9:34:19 AM
Thanks. My 2 year old just crashed my computer and half the power grid in the down-town area.

I guess I should have used a 5 month old.

Thanks for the tips!

#7. By qt. Posted on 9/6/2006 11:59:31 PM
how do u fix ur punctuation!?

#8. By qt. Posted on 9/6/2006 11:59:37 PM
how do u fix ur punctuation!?

#9. By girts brinska. Posted on 10/18/2006 9:52:19 PM
da why you ky

#10. By Lisa. Posted on 11/13/2006 10:58:39 PM
F11 MAXIMISES THE SCREEN

#11. By bandon w. Posted on 11/15/2006 4:59:05 AM
if your using aim, if you want to put a whole bunch of smiley without clicking them all, just hold down ctrl and any number, or hold it down and type a whole bunch of numbers at one time!

#12. By Jim. Posted on 2/7/2007 3:00:04 PM
On MS Word 2003, I accidentally just found a bunch of shortcuts 'within Find and Replace'. They are mostly formatting commands like center: ctrl-e, right: ctrl-r. There are line spacing shortcuts such as crtl-2. Are these shortcuts listed or documented anywhere? Are there advocates for their use? Thanks for listening. Jim (in search of the power users had in the early days of wordperfect)

#13. By Jocelyn. Posted on 2/13/2007 6:35:31 AM
My 11 month old has been hitting the keyboard on my Parents computer. She has hit a combination of keys that have turned the screen upside down. Does anyone know what this combo is and/or how to fix this?? Please help!!

#14. By Anonymous. Posted on 2/13/2007 2:52:41 PM
ctrl+alt+up arrow will fix it. (Down arrow flips it upsude down, side arrows flip it sideways.)

#15. By Eric. Posted on 4/20/2007 5:58:15 PM
Ctrl+Arrows doesn't move a form object around in Excel VBA 2000 and I hate trying to use the mouse! Anyone know why / how to this?

#16. By francheska. Posted on 5/4/2007 10:06:45 AM
um cole h. i tried ur ctrl+alt+shift thing to make ?marks an stuff go upside down an ya it totally didnt work.

are u sure u told me the right thing?

#17. By francheska. Posted on 5/4/2007 10:08:03 AM
um cole h. i tried ur ctrl+alt+shift thing to make ?marks an stuff go upside down an ya it totally didnt work.

are u sure u told me the right thing?

#18. By cool kid. Posted on 5/4/2007 4:50:31 PM
what about closing all windows?

#19. By Znfnhgnv. Posted on 6/13/2007 11:24:12 PM
Alt + 3=?

#20. By vbpisthu?. Posted on 6/20/2007 3:02:26 PM
In VB, during runtime, whats the key combination to directly go to a specific code snippet when an action is fired (eg., Command button click). I remember it should be a combination with CTRL key

#21. By frog. Posted on 9/26/2007 6:30:02 AM
how do you get thoses smilly faces and strange shapes like hearts????

#22. By dddd. Posted on 9/26/2007 8:18:00 AM
i pressed alt f5 and it has made all the font, taskbar, shortcuts small. how do i fix this plz its shitting me

#23. By Jim. Posted on 10/6/2007 3:09:20 PM
alt+1=? Note~The numbers can only come from the keypad, the far right on your keyboard. You cannot do it
alt+2=? on the top number keys.Thanks
alt+3=?
alt+4=?
alt+5=?
alt+6=?
alt+7=•
alt+8=?
alt+9=?

#24. By Mr. Bill. Posted on 10/17/2007 4:31:42 PM
I agree with the last guy... oh and you should put how you do special symbols like to make degree signs as in temperature

#25. By Marcello. Posted on 11/5/2007 3:51:39 PM
Help me people?

I don't know type Spanish puntuation.I could try modify my keyboard configuration. But I'm not sucessed. I need make a job work.

Thanks
Marcello

#26. By Dianaaa. Posted on 11/10/2007 12:21:12 AM
cooolllllll:P:)

#27. By Anonymous. Posted on 11/25/2007 12:25:12 AM
this is cool. great idea to help out wit us

#28. By Monique. Posted on 12/2/2007 10:38:28 PM
very cool

#29. By paddytt. Posted on 12/13/2007 2:34:32 PM
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#30. By Anonymous. Posted on 1/22/2008 1:21:33 AM
??

#31. By Anonymous. Posted on 1/22/2008 1:21:43 AM
??

#32. By Anonymous. Posted on 1/22/2008 1:21:45 AM
??

#33. By Anonymous. Posted on 1/28/2008 10:05:57 PM
how do u get a heart??
(using the keyboard)

#34. By Anonymous. Posted on 2/1/2008 11:21:22 PM
use he arrow keys to select a icon then press enter and the icon will open

#35. By Anonymous. Posted on 2/1/2008 11:21:27 PM
use he arrow keys to select a icon then press enter and the icon will open

#36. By Anonymous. Posted on 2/1/2008 11:24:46 PM
to get a heart press alt on the left side of the key board and the number 3 on the right side of the keyboard

#37. By Anonymous. Posted on 2/1/2008 11:24:56 PM
to get a heart press alt on the left side of the key board and the number 3 on the right side of the keyboard

#38. By Jessie Kim. Posted on 3/30/2008 5:08:58 AM
What are ways to delete URLs from history?

#39. By Anonymous. Posted on 3/30/2008 5:09:15 AM
What are ways to delete URLs from history?

#40. By Anonymous. Posted on 3/30/2008 5:09:18 AM
What are ways to delete URLs from history?

#41. By turkeymonkeyglowfishsr.. Posted on 4/7/2008 10:25:34 PM
alt+ctrl+arrow key=flip scrren

#42. By rose. Posted on 4/15/2008 1:54:42 AM
wow...that last method i would have recommended myself

#43. By rose. Posted on 4/15/2008 1:54:53 AM
wow...that last method i would have recommended myself

#44. By rose. Posted on 4/26/2008 7:16:50 PM
right back at ya' frank

#45. By mutu. Posted on 6/4/2008 3:44:44 PM
Hey guys, how to make to the power of x? like to the power of 2 is alt+ 0179. thanks

#46. By akc. Posted on 6/13/2008 2:01:57 AM
how do u do things like this a star...or a heart..or a smiley face on ur keyboard?

#47. By seany. Posted on 6/28/2008 10:12:55 AM
geeks get a girlfriend

#48. By praksk. Posted on 7/18/2008 8:17:34 AM
CNTRL+SHIFT and drag the control in VB6 to position controls "finely"

#49. By Krystal. Posted on 8/30/2008 6:37:49 AM
That was kool..
u forgot ctrl+w
really kool shortcut xD

#50. By Larry. Posted on 9/14/2008 3:50:12 PM
How to move controls (e.g., textbox, labels, combobox, etc..) with keyboard. Need better alignment...

#51. By hillary. Posted on 10/7/2008 8:10:32 PM
alt15 = ¤
alt12 = ?

I figured this out on own by playing around ! if u have amyones with alt like lips , stars , peace sigh please tell me

#52. By nonconformist. Posted on 10/8/2008 9:23:31 PM
geek

#53. By Anonymous. Posted on 10/15/2008 2:02:03 PM
Ctrl + C = Copy Ctrl + V = paste

#54. By Tyler K. Posted on 10/27/2008 2:58:45 AM
O i Just mashed a whole lot of keys and got Omega
p.s. (it's the last greek letter of thier 24 lettered alphabet)

also how do you get the heart?

#55. By Tyler K. Posted on 10/27/2008 3:28:35 AM
I just found out accedentaly that went you hold Start(little flag thing at bottom of keyboard) and hit the u key the utility manager pops up.
from there you can get to an on screen keyboard

p.s. it's good for touch sceen computers!!!

#56. By Harison. Posted on 10/27/2008 8:53:10 AM
To Copy or move; Select a word in the editor; Click and drag while holding the Ctrl or Shift key

#57. By liam. Posted on 11/1/2008 1:43:24 AM
look ive got a uk keyboard and i want to know how to use the tricks

#58. By chelsea. Posted on 11/3/2008 12:02:34 PM
my.spacebar.isnt.working,is.there.anything.i.could.press.to.get.a.space.untill.i.can.get.a.
new.keyboard?
thanks

#59. By chelsea. Posted on 11/3/2008 12:02:54 PM
my.spacebar.isnt.working,is.there.anything.i.could.press.to.get.a.space.untill.i.can.get.a.
new.keyboard?
thanks

#60. By shajeda. Posted on 11/3/2008 6:46:47 PM
Can you please send me a copy of thins keyboard trick thing. it sound very interesdtng!

#61. By sharni bows. Posted on 11/17/2008 4:42:31 PM
a nother cool one is CTRL Shit and PrtScrn
it sends you computer on high contrast its really cool

#62. By poop. Posted on 12/2/2008 8:56:48 PM
buck

#63. By Celeste. Posted on 12/9/2008 9:59:30 AM
how do swop keys?? someone playd a prank on me and swoped a couple of keys

#64. By Anonymous. Posted on 12/12/2008 12:13:09 AM
alt + 1 = ?
alt + 2 = ?
alt + 3 = ?
alt + 4 = ?
alt + 5 = ?
alt + 6 = ?
alt + 7 = •
alt + 8 = ?
alt + 9 = ?
alt + 10 = ?
alt + 11 = ?
alt + 12 = ?
alt + 13 = ?
alt + 14 = ?
alt + 15 = ¤
alt + 16 = ?
alt + 17 = ?
alt + 18 = ?
alt + 19 = ?
alt + 20 = ¶
alt + 21 = §
alt + 22 = ?
alt + 23 = ?
alt + 24 = ?
alt + 25 = ?
alt + 26 = ?
alt + 27 = ?
alt + 28 = ?
alt + 29 = ?
alt + 30 = ?
alt + 31 = ?
alt + 32 = “space”
alt + 33 = !
alt + 34 = “
alt + 35 = #
alt + 36 = $
alt + 37 = %
alt + 38 = &
alt + 39 = ‘
alt + 40 = (
alt + 41 = )
alt + 42 = *
alt + 43 = +
alt + 44 = ,
alt + 45 = -
alt + 46 = .
alt + 47 = /
alt + 48 = 0
alt + 49 = 1
alt + 50 = 2
alt + 51 = 3
alt + 52 = 4
alt + 53 = 5
alt + 54 = 6
alt + 55 = 7
alt + 56 = 8
alt + 57 = 9
alt + 58 = :
alt + 59 = ;
alt + 60 = <
alt + 61 = =
alt + 62 = >
alt + 63 = ?
alt + 64 = @
alt + 65 = A
alt + 66 = B
alt + 67 = C
alt + 68 = D
alt + 69 = E
alt + 70 = F
alt + 71 = G
alt + 72 = H
alt + 73 = I
alt + 74 = J
alt + 75 = K
alt + 76 = L
alt + 77 = M
alt + 78 = N
alt + 79 = O
alt + 80 = P
alt + 81 = Q
alt + 82 = R
alt + 83 = S
alt + 84 = T
alt + 85 = U
alt + 86 = V
alt + 87 = W
alt + 88 = X
alt + 89 = Y
alt + 90 = Z
alt + 91 = [
alt + 92 = \
alt + 93 = ]
alt + 94 = ^
alt + 95 = _
alt + 96 = `
alt + 97 = a
alt + 98 = b
alt + 99 = c
alt + 100 = d
alt + 101 = e
alt + 102 = f
alt + 103 = g
alt + 104 = h
alt + 105 = i
alt + 106 = j
alt + 107 = k
alt + 108 = l
alt + 109 = m
alt + 110 = n
alt + 111 = o
alt + 112 = p
alt + 113 = q
alt + 114 = r
alt + 115 = s
alt + 116 = t
alt + 117 = u
alt + 118 = v
alt + 119 = w
alt + 120 = x
alt + 121 = y
alt + 122 = z
alt + 123 = {
alt + 124 = |
alt + 125 = }
alt + 126 = ~
alt + 127 = ¦
alt + 128 = Ç
alt + 129 = ü
alt + 130 = é
alt + 131 = â
alt + 132 = ä
alt + 133 = à
alt + 134 = å
alt + 135 = ç
alt + 136 = ê
alt + 137 = ë
alt + 138 = è
alt + 139 = ï
alt + 140 = î
alt + 141 = ì
alt + 142 = Ä
alt + 143 = Å
alt + 144 = É
alt + 145 = æ
alt + 146 = Æ
alt + 147 = ô
alt + 148 = ö
alt + 149 = ò
alt + 150 = û
alt + 151 = ù
alt + 152 = ÿ
alt + 153 = Ö
alt + 154 = Ü
alt + 155 = ¢
alt + 156 = £
alt + 157 = ¥
alt + 158 = P
alt + 159 = ƒ
alt + 160 = á
alt + 161 = í
alt + 162 = ó
alt + 163 = ú
alt + 164 = ñ
alt + 165 = Ñ
alt + 166 = ª
alt + 167 = º
alt + 168 = ¿
alt + 169 = ¬
alt + 170 = ¬
alt + 171 = ½
alt + 172 = ¼
alt + 173 = ¡
alt + 174 = «
alt + 175 = »
alt + 176 = ¦
alt + 177 = ¦
alt + 178 = ¦
alt + 179 = ¦
alt + 180 = ¦
alt + 181 = ¦
alt + 182 = ¦
alt + 183 = +
alt + 184 = +
alt + 185 = ¦
alt + 186 = ¦
alt + 187 = +
alt + 188 = +
alt + 189 = +
alt + 190 = +
alt + 191 = +
alt + 192 = +
alt + 193 = -
alt + 194 = -
alt + 195 = +
alt + 196 = -
alt + 197 = +
alt + 198 = ¦
alt + 199 = ¦
alt + 200 = +
alt + 201 = +
alt + 202 = -
alt + 203 = -
alt + 204 = ¦
alt + 205 = -
alt + 206 = +
alt + 207 = -
alt + 208 = -
alt + 209 = -
alt + 210 = -
alt + 211 = +
alt + 212 = +
alt + 213 = +
alt + 214 = +
alt + 215 = +
alt + 216 = +
alt + 217 = +
alt + 218 = +
alt + 219 = ¦
alt + 220 = _
alt + 221 = ¦
alt + 222 = ¦
alt + 223 = ¯
alt + 224 = a
alt + 225 = ß
alt + 226 = G
alt + 227 = p
alt + 228 = S
alt + 229 = s
alt + 230 = µ
alt + 231 = t
alt + 232 = F
alt + 233 = T
alt + 234 = O
alt + 235 = d
alt + 236 = 8
alt + 237 = f
alt + 238 = e
alt + 239 = n
alt + 240 = =
alt + 241 = ±
alt + 242 = =
alt + 243 = =
alt + 244 = (
alt + 245 = )
alt + 246 = ÷
alt + 247 = ˜
alt + 248 = °
alt + 249 = ·
alt + 250 = ·
alt + 251 = v
alt + 252 = n
alt + 253 = ²
alt + 254 = ¦
alt + 255 = “space”

#65. By Anonymous. Posted on 12/22/2008 10:40:50 AM
Ra

#66. By victoria varela. Posted on 1/12/2009 7:16:15 PM
sdfsitfsuo

#67. By Jay. Posted on 1/18/2009 8:26:30 PM
Some tricks to the keyboard. lol :D

CTRL+C = Copy
CTRL+V = Paste
CTRL+U = Undo
[Start Icon]+D = Return To Desktop

#68. By Jay. Posted on 1/18/2009 8:27:01 PM
Some tricks to the keyboard. lol :D

CTRL+C = Copy
CTRL+V = Paste
CTRL+U = Undo
[Start Icon]+D = Return To Desktop

#69. By Jay. Posted on 1/18/2009 8:27:05 PM
Some tricks to the keyboard. lol :D

CTRL+C = Copy
CTRL+V = Paste
CTRL+U = Undo
[Start Icon]+D = Return To Desktop

#70. By Jay. Posted on 1/18/2009 8:27:10 PM
Some tricks to the keyboard. lol :D

CTRL+C = Copy
CTRL+V = Paste
CTRL+U = Undo
[Start Icon]+D = Return To Desktop

#71. By fred. Posted on 1/25/2009 6:17:02 PM
omg like we didn't already no this crap

#72. By amber champion. Posted on 2/10/2009 6:49:01 PM
heyy, these are gr8, try F1 then press the alt key to bring up a new pg.
thx
xxx

#73. By Anonymous. Posted on 2/12/2009 5:19:56 PM
alt+3(on side) is a heart ?

#74. By josh. Posted on 2/12/2009 7:38:08 PM
BASICALLY ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS HOW TO BRING THAT BOX UP ON THE SCREEN OF WIN XP... PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO DO THIS

#75. By David. Posted on 2/19/2009 8:16:47 PM
Control + Alt + Arrow Down, Up, Right, or Left, will change your screen to upside, sideways left, sideways right, or back to normal (if your screen is facing one of the other ways).

#76. By David. Posted on 2/19/2009 8:21:44 PM
Control + Alt + Arrow Down, Up, Right, or Left, will change your screen to upside, sideways left, sideways right, or back to normal (if your screen is facing one of the other ways).

#77. By David. Posted on 2/19/2009 8:23:19 PM
How do you close all windows?

#78. By lovebug :). Posted on 3/2/2009 7:41:23 PM
how do you automatically bring up the screen saver?

#79. By Courtney. Posted on 3/5/2009 12:27:05 AM
you need to add things like heart and smiley faces!

#80. By NIKOLAS LOCk. Posted on 3/10/2009 6:52:56 PM
what is dis!

#81. By PikaChu. Posted on 3/16/2009 1:24:11 AM
wow...u gots noooooo lyfe doods...jk its frekin sweet :D

#82. By me. Posted on 3/19/2009 1:52:13 PM
hello i smell bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#83. By i don't know. Posted on 3/19/2009 1:55:54 PM
wats my name??????
i'm a g*y b*stard

#84. By jdog 1010310:):(. Posted on 4/25/2009 1:26:41 AM
i wanna no how to make differnt faces like :)dat or:(

#85. By not a geek just bored. Posted on 5/1/2009 2:22:24 AM
yea another trick is ctrl+w ((bye bye))

#86. By dora. Posted on 7/7/2009 10:42:35 PM
THis is cool as he;l;

#87. By fucking nerds. Posted on 7/20/2009 8:02:07 PM
get a life and a girl friend

#88. By chae,lsr;.stg. Posted on 7/22/2009 3:29:33 PM
xtyhcgsdvfvjjhvjkdvhjcghfaas- trranslated: ur nan is a f******** b*******

#89. By vinit. Posted on 9/18/2009 2:57:42 PM
give me a trik

#90. By Owen. Posted on 11/11/2009 1:04:54 AM
alt f4 closes a program tab
ctrl w closes a internet tab
and if you click ctrl and f, it will open up the file thing on the top of mozilla, ctrl e for edit, ctrl v for view, and so on

#91. By ronnie. Posted on 11/12/2009 3:27:38 PM
wow thias is so xool

#92. By ronnie. Posted on 11/12/2009 3:27:39 PM
wow thias is so xool

#93. By ronnie. Posted on 11/12/2009 3:27:39 PM
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#94. By ronnie. Posted on 11/12/2009 3:27:43 PM
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#95. By ronnie. Posted on 11/12/2009 3:27:44 PM
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#96. By ronnie. Posted on 11/12/2009 3:27:45 PM
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#97. By ronnie. Posted on 11/12/2009 3:27:45 PM
wow thias is so xool

#98. By anonymous. Posted on 12/6/2009 5:22:41 PM
How to fix upside down screen;
To reverse the upside down screen mode, press ctrl, alt and the up arrow (arrows console) at the same time; the screen will probably go blank. Turn off the monitor, turn it on again and the display will be normal again. If you possess a sense of humour or are antisocial, press ctrl, alt and the down arrow simultaneously, turn off the monitor, turn it on again and everyone (excluding the culprit) will be desperate --> upside down!

#99. By anonymous. Posted on 12/6/2009 6:54:09 PM
How to fix upside down screen;
To reverse the upside down screen mode, press ctrl, alt and the up arrow (arrows console) at the same time; the screen will probably go blank. Turn off the monitor, turn it on again and the display will be normal again. If you possess a sense of humour or are antisocial, press ctrl, alt and the down arrow simultaneously, turn off the monitor, turn it on again and everyone (excluding the culprit) will be desperate --> upside down!

#100. By anonymous. Posted on 12/6/2009 8:49:17 PM
How to fix upside down screen;
To reverse the upside down screen mode, press ctrl, alt and the up arrow (arrows console) at the same time; the screen will probably go blank. Turn off the monitor, turn it on again and the display will be normal again. If you possess a sense of humour or are antisocial, press ctrl, alt and the down arrow simultaneously, turn off the monitor, turn it on again and everyone (excluding the culprit) will be desperate --> upside down!

#101. By sf. Posted on 1/13/2010 12:35:01 PM
sdf

#102. By YuR MoMmY. Posted on 1/21/2010 6:52:10 PM
hiiii how do i make screen colers black and dark blue

#103. By YuR MoMmY. Posted on 1/21/2010 6:52:18 PM
hiiii how do i make screen colers black and dark blue

#104. By YuR MoMmY. Posted on 1/21/2010 6:52:19 PM
hiiii how do i make screen colers black and dark blue

#105. By renee. Posted on 3/25/2010 4:40:18 AM
All I want to do is get an instant paragraph by using a shortcut. I'm seeing everything but that. I did it before, but can't find the paper that had the shortcut on it. Can you help me out?

#106. By Alias. Posted on 4/28/2010 8:58:02 PM
this is cool!!!!!

#107. By together. Posted on 6/5/2010 5:40:08 PM
press ctrl+w idiot! just trying to get many reattives

#108. By sampath. Posted on 6/10/2010 8:46:04 AM
have sex with a girl pussy licking ass whole. yu think dis is funny. mother fucking bitch

#109. By sampath. Posted on 6/10/2010 8:46:40 AM
have sex with a girl pussy licking ass whole. yu think dis is funny. mother fucking bitch

#110. By mark. Posted on 9/9/2010 10:49:44 PM
flag L

#111. By mark. Posted on 9/9/2010 10:50:17 PM
flag L

#112. By bob from bob. Posted on 10/6/2010 12:48:45 AM
1] I need to tell you a secret look at 5
[2] The answer is look at 11
[3] Dont get mad look at 15
[4] Calm down dont get mad look at 13
[5] First look at 2
[6] Dont be that angry look at 12
[7] I just wanted to say hi
[8] What i wanted to tell you is......The answer is at 14
[9] Be Patient look at 4
[10] This is the last time im going to do this look at 7
[11] I hope your not mad when i say this look at 6
[12] Sorry look at 8
[13] Dont be getting a hype look at 10
[14] I dont know how to say this look at 3
[15] You must be really mad look at 9

#113. By bob from bob. Posted on 10/6/2010 12:48:58 AM
1] I need to tell you a secret look at 5
[2] The answer is look at 11
[3] Dont get mad look at 15
[4] Calm down dont get mad look at 13
[5] First look at 2
[6] Dont be that angry look at 12
[7] I just wanted to say hi
[8] What i wanted to tell you is......The answer is at 14
[9] Be Patient look at 4
[10] This is the last time im going to do this look at 7
[11] I hope your not mad when i say this look at 6
[12] Sorry look at 8
[13] Dont be getting a hype look at 10
[14] I dont know how to say this look at 3
[15] You must be really mad look at 9

#114. By bob from bob. Posted on 10/6/2010 12:49:35 AM
1] I need to tell you a secret look at 5
[2] The answer is look at 11
[3] Dont get mad look at 15
[4] Calm down dont get mad look at 13
[5] First look at 2
[6] Dont be that angry look at 12
[7] I just wanted to say hi
[8] What i wanted to tell you is......The answer is at 14
[9] Be Patient look at 4
[10] This is the last time im going to do this look at 7
[11] I hope your not mad when i say this look at 6
[12] Sorry look at 8
[13] Dont be getting a hype look at 10
[14] I dont know how to say this look at 3
[15] You must be really mad look at 9

#115. By Neha. Posted on 11/15/2010 7:48:12 PM
another few tricks of symbols press Alt and then any of the numbers that are put together on the right to make: ? ? ? ? ? ? • ? ?
play around with combinations to create more have fun xx <3

#116. By Anonymous. Posted on 11/29/2010 10:18:30 AM
u can suck my momas long 20 inch mutha fucking
son of a spasticidal psypothatic person
u give shit that turns peeps into shit
i kno im not a black man but i am tough
so WATCH IT BIATCH

#117. By anonymous. Posted on 11/29/2010 10:18:46 AM
u can suck my momas long 20 inch mutha fucking
son of a spasticidal psypothatic person
u give shit that turns peeps into shit
i kno im not a black man but i am tough
so WATCH IT BIATCH

#118. By Anonymous. Posted on 1/11/2011 11:54:29 PM
I have another keyboard trick ok you hold alt + shift + print screen and then comeething will come up after that you press enter and you will see what happens and to reverse it you just do the same thing.

#119. By Julia. Posted on 1/12/2011 3:45:48 AM
whats CTRL +T do?

#120. By gaybutt. Posted on 2/16/2011 2:33:00 PM
penis is funny

#121. By Anonymous. Posted on 2/16/2011 8:05:10 PM
ctrl alt arrow keys turns the screen around.Good work.

#122. By Anonymous. Posted on 2/16/2011 8:05:46 PM
ctrl alt arrow keys turns the screen around.Good work.

#123. By Anonymous. Posted on 2/16/2011 8:05:49 PM
ctrl alt arrow keys turns the screen around.Good work.

#124. By S.F.W. Posted on 2/23/2011 9:59:40 PM
06060 0176 0177 0123 0219 05269 02489 0159 05289 0456
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02456 01258 03258 02213 01159 02258 08956 02216 01478 03579
˜ ê º ¥ ‡ Ò ü ¨ Æ û


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07070 0156 021478 0248
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Directions are easy, just hold the Alt button and use the numbers on the key pad to the right.
Example, hold Alt and press 0176 = a degree Signe.( Alt + 0176 = °)
In the tables above I have written all the codes I know.


Alt + tab = switch between running programs
Ctrl + Z = undo
Ctrl + f4 = close tab
Alt + f4 = close window
Shift + spacebar = scroll up page
Spacebar = scroll down page
F11 = make full screen
Alt + arrow keys = go through file edit view insert etc… (enter key is select within the file etc…)




Written by S.F.W.

#125. By HLT. Posted on 4/20/2011 1:10:04 AM
Can anyone tell me how to re-size my email? While typing an email I accidentally hit CTRL S a couple times and watched my gmail shrink shrink before my eyes. Can't figure out how to size it back to default. This goofup did not affect MSword docs. Thanks!

#126. By anonymous. Posted on 4/28/2011 5:40:43 PM
hey there losers, f**k all of you and your nerdy computer bitche*. Yall are fags with no fuckin# life or balls. I hope you all die in a car accident

#127. By anonymous. Posted on 4/28/2011 5:40:47 PM
hey there losers, f**k all of you and your nerdy computer bitche*. Yall are fags with no fuckin# life or balls. I hope you all die in a car accident

#128. By sandi[ gohel.. Posted on 7/3/2011 1:54:51 PM
I HAVE CHASED IN SHORTKEY OF KEY BOARD

#129. By Anonymous. Posted on 10/5/2011 1:31:48 AM
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#130. By Anonymous. Posted on 10/5/2011 1:31:59 AM
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#131. By yoda. Posted on 10/18/2011 12:45:24 PM
may the force be with you

#132. By Abir. Posted on 10/19/2011 11:42:44 AM
very nice

#133. By Lola. Posted on 10/31/2011 6:09:36 PM
this did not work!

#134. By mohammed. Posted on 11/3/2011 10:35:19 AM
i like orange

#135. By jamar. Posted on 1/5/2013 5:46:00 PM
Hey this is Jamar.

#136. By jamar. Posted on 1/5/2013 5:46:18 PM
Hey this is Jamar.

#137. By Marble. Posted on 3/18/2013 2:31:01 AM
Thanks!!! I find this list to be EXTREMELY helpful! I'm sure I owe to you the many hours I will save by using these shortcuts!

#138. By Marble. Posted on 3/18/2013 2:32:04 AM
Thanks!!! I find this list to be EXTREMELY helpful! I'm sure I owe to you the many hours I will save by using these shortcuts!

#139. By bambi. Posted on 11/16/2013 2:39:40 AM
hi