My Windows tricks
Shift + Click — on any hyperlink to open it in a new window.
Ctrl + + — Resize any list control to it’s contents.
* — Expand any tree node and all it’s sub nodes in windows.
+ — Expand any tree node
– — Collapse any tree node
Shift + Click — on any folder inside explorer to open it in a new window with explorer bar at it’s side showing the path leading to that folder.
Shift + Enter – Does the same as above
Ctrl + Enter will open any folder in a new window
Ctrl + Double Click will open any folder in a new window
Ctrl + Double click on any explorer title bar including internal explorer to see that window in full screen mode.
Alt + Drag to select in columns.
Ctrl + Shift + F8 to do the above using keyboard.
WinKey + L to lock the desktop
Alt + Enter on any file to view it’s property pages.
Alt + Double Click on any folder to open it’s property pages.
Alt + Spacebar to open System menu of any window
Alt + – to open system menu of main child windows, for eg: Word document windows
Shift + Close button ( On caption bar ) to close all parent windows of a child explorer window at once.
Winkey + D — Show desktop
Winkey + M — Minimize all
Winkey + Shift + M — Undo Minimize All
WinKey + R — Opens run dialog
Winkey + E — Opens explorer.
Winkey + U — Opens Utility manager.
Winkey — Opens start menu