General keyboard shortcuts in Windows Seven

General keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

Task Performed


Display Help

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

Copy the selected item


Cut the selected item

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

Paste the selected item


Undo an action


Redo an action

Delete (or Ctrl+D)

Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin


Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first


Rename the selected item

Ctrl+Right Arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word

Ctrl+Left Arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word

Ctrl+Down Arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph

Ctrl+Up Arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph

Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key

Select a block of text

Shift with any arrow key

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document

Ctrl with any arrow key+Spacebar

Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop


Select all items in a document or window


Search for a file or folder


Display properties for the selected item


Close the active item, or exit the active program


Open the shortcut menu for the active window


Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)


Switch between open items


Use the arrow keys to switch between open items

Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel

Change the size of icons on the desktop

Windows logo key clip_image001[10]+Tab

Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D

Ctrl+Windows logo key clip_image001[11]+Tab

Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D


Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened


Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop


Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer


Display the shortcut menu for the selected item


Open the Start menu

Alt+underlined letter

Display the corresponding menu

Alt+underlined letter

Perform the menu command (or other underlined command)


Activate the menu bar in the active program

Right Arrow

Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu

Left Arrow

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu

F5 (or Ctrl+R)

Refresh the active window

Alt+Up Arrow

View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer


Cancel the current task


Open Task Manager

Shift when you insert a CD

Prevent the CD from automatically playing

Left Alt+Shift

Switch the input language when multiple input languages are enabled


Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled

Right or Left Ctrl+Shift

Change the reading direction of text in right-to-left reading languages

Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts in Windows Se7en

Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

Task Performed

Right Shift for eight seconds

Turn Filter Keys on and off

Left Alt+Left Shift+PrtScn (or PrtScn)

Turn High Contrast on or off

Left Alt+Left Shift+Num Lock

Turn Mouse Keys on or off

Shift five times

Turn Sticky Keys on or off

Num Lock for five seconds

Turn Toggle Keys on or off

Windows logo key clip_image001+U

Open the Ease of Access Center

Community Tech Days at Jaipur. Got Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 DVD!

Recently I posted regarding the Windows 7 RC Copy which I got on Microsoft's City Road show and now I'm lucky and very happy to get one Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 DVD.
This time I was in Community Tech Days in Jaipur on 19th September.

This event was organized at OTS, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur and was initiated with a community talk by Abhishek Sharma, who is a Software Developer/Consultant on Microsoft Products & Technologies and loves talking about Operating Systems and gadgets. He introduced audience with his Jaipur .NET group and gave an overview of whole events, their speakers.

After that there was a session related to "What's new in .NET fraework 4.0 and C# 4.0" given by Vishal Gupta, Evangelist – eBizneeds, who is is former Trainer on .NET Platform, now a developer & evangelist providing his services to eBizneeds, a software development company. He is also MCTS for Web Application domain. He has been an active speaker for Jaipur .NET User group since last two years and likes talking about .NET Framework, C# and Development toolsis former Trainer on .NET Platform, now a developer & evangelist providing his services to eBizneeds, a software development company. He is also MCTS for Web Application domain. He has been an active speaker for Jaipur .NET User group since last two years and likes talking about .NET Framework, C# and Development tools.

I met Vishal Sir and talked with him and he had a formal talk with me. When I told him my name he just in a sec saidthat "Yeah I know you". It as nice meeting him, he is a cool dude with professionalism on him.

Then there comes session of Windows 7 which was given by Abhishek Sharma, where he gave a presentation on new OS wth side by side demo of each and every features including Windows XP mode. Then he talked about the Code 7 contest and shown his application's demo written in VSTS 2010. He also invited us for his Windows 7 launch party he is going to organize next month.

In sequence a session of "What's new in SQL Server 2008 R2" was taken by Govind singh, is a technical expertise in C#, SQL Server, Business Objects and Business Intelligence and Ashish Gilhotra, is DBA Professional at -
At last there was a giveaway from Abhishek Sharma in which he distributed DVDs of Windows Vista Ultimate SP1, SQL Server 2008 R2 and other Microsoft Products. He was asking questions regarding Microsoft Techonologies and current events and right answers were winning the DVDs. I was very lucky as I too won a DVD of Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 with Windows Live services including Windows Live One Care.

Here is snapshot of the DVD which I got at CTD event.

Microsoft's City Road Show at Jaipur. Got Windows 7 RC Copy!

Microsoft’s 16 city Road show was in Jaipur on 16th of September and I was lucky to be there. The venue of the event was Sheraton Rajputana Palace. Whole event’s host was RANJANA JAIN
(IT Pro Evangelist) is an IT Pro Evangelist with Microsoft India. She works closely with the online IT communities and is passionate about spreading excitement about the latest developments at Microsoft.
It was an interactive session where we can clear our queries regarding various aspects of Windows 7 and its security along with Windows Server 2008 and a sneak peek preview of Exchange 2010. A four-hour session to explore “Microsoft Launch Product Offerings.”
During session there was a System Administrator working on Linux platform asked Ranjana Jain a question that his colleague employees used to come to take a better antivirus for their Windows OS but not for their Linux OS. Then Ranjana Jain gave an ultimate answer of this as that the employees loves their Windows box more than their Linux box that’s why they want to keep it more secure than the Linux one. Hats off for her answer.
In session she explained the working of Windows PowerShell and its power by demonstrating a demo with some of the commands like Get-Process, Set-alias etc. All were so excited to see the power of Windows PowerShell. And at last there was a giveaway of Windows 7 RC DVD and PC Quest magazine to 30 lucky people chosen randomly as lucky draw and I was one of them, I got mine Windows 7 RC DVD and a PC Quest Magazine. Below there is a snapshot of that one.

Time to Check your PC's ability to run Windows 7

As the Windows 7 is going to be launched on 22nd October '09 all over the world so now the time has come to have a check on your PCs whether they are enough capable to run Windows 7 or not. If you already run Windows Vista then your PC is ok for Windows 7 but in case if you not running Windows Vista then there is a simple way to check out ability of your PC to run Windows 7.
Only a small utility is needed to be installed and rest fo work will be done by that utility. It's Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta, simply download, install and run. After that it'll display a report regarding ability of your PC to run Windows 7 or suggestions in case if PC have some compatibility issues for next steps. Before starting its neccessary to plug an USB or other devices like printers, scanners, external hadr-disk used regularly with evaluating system.
For any more details regarding the Windows 7 upgrade advisor beta do visit Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and to download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor click here.
Install the downloaded file and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta from Start Menu and then clock on Start Check from the Windows as shown bleow:

It will check for the compatibility issues and then will generate the report detail of your PC capability. Thats it and PC will be checked for its ability to run Windows 7

Zune on XBOX 360 coming soon.

Now there is an awesome news regarding the XBOX live which is going to come together with Zune as soon as possible. The best we can have in gaming and digital entertainment will be even more better together.

Ultimate Access: Instant on HD in full 1080p. Transform your TV into a theater with full 1080p video and surround sound.

Massive Video: Super-smooth playback to the content wanted is provided by Zune on Xbox with lightning-fastaccess whenever needed.

Party Mode: Share the experience with up to 7 of your friends on movis watched selected from Zune on Xbox, even if you're miles apart.

Find more, faster: New enhanced search functions give easy access to thousands of movies and TV shows. Discover more to watch!

Zune is creating a new experience wth revamped features and now living its edge in every field visit Zune for more.

Microsoft Windows 7 Summit! Register yourself to see "The Rise Of New Operating Sytem"

Welcome to a great event about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Is Windows 7 really that good?
Did it become what Windows Vista was supposed to be?
Does it meet the expectations?
October 7, starting 1:00 PM (EDT), you will get the answers…

Chance of meeting those person face to face who were involved in the Windows 7 development team, did configuration, deployment, debugging and testing of Se7en. There will be:

  • Worldwide Experts
  • Live Demos
  • In-depth presentations
  • Latest Technology
  • Experience from TAP
  • Everything from Windows 7 to know.

Agenda of the Summit

  • 1:00 PM (EDT) Introduction
  • 1:15 PM (EDT) Windows 7 Deployment – For every size organization
  • Mikael Nyström & Johan Arwidmark
  • 2:00 PM (EDT) Migration and Coexistence
  • Mikael Nyström & Christoffer Andersson
  • 2:45 PM (EDT) Virtualization
  • Mikael Nyström
  • 3:30 PM (EDT) Mobile worker
  • Hasain Alshakarti
  • 4:15 PM (EDT) Next Generation Windows Security Features!
  • Marcus Murray

    October 7, 2009 - Online - Broadcast starts 1:00 PM (EDT)

    So what are you waiting for, click here to Register. And to know more about the Windows 7 Summit visit here.

Zune HD now rocking with 3D gaming capabilities

Live your lif in HD with revolutionary new Microsoft Zune HD in 16 nd 32 GB flavours now at retails channels and its time to get personal with Zune Originals to make yor entertainment experience to reach at hipe. Zune is available in five exclusive colors and your own hic of artist design, Xbox 360 game logo, or Major League Soccer team logo, plus text engraving on back.

Michael Gartenberg, vice president of strategy and analysis at Interpret LLC said

Our research indicates that there's strong consumer demand for dedicated media players and Zune HD offers visible differentiation in this market.

Zune HD 16 gives you room for up to 4,000 songs, or 5 hours of HD video from Zune Marketplace costing $219.99 whereas Zune HD 32 gives you room for up to 8,000 songs, or 10 hours of HD video from Zune Marketplace costing $289.99
Its features includes:
Touchscreen: Zune HD having a 3.3 inch of screen and vivid 16:9 OLED display with 480x272px of resolution for an instant, quick access due to its innovative multi-touch navigation.
Wireless: Using any wi-fi connection simply sync your Zune with your Home computer, buy, stream and download free games and update music.
HD Radio: With no extra cost tune into local HD radio station with crystal-clear digital reception.
Web Browser: Surf the web directly from your pocket with built-in touchscreen QWERTY keyboard.
HD Compatible Video: With Zune HD AV dock watch supported 720p HD movies, TV shows, and videos in high definition on your HDTV.
QuickPlay: Simple shortcuts to our favorites, recntly downloaded, or played music, videos or more.
More of them can be checked out here.

"UltraCamXP WideAngle" a 196 MegaPixel Camera from Microsoft

Microsoft released a 196 MegaPixel Digital Camera in the series of its product UItraCamXP. The UltarCamXP WideAngle large format digital aerial camera is based on the same concept as of its superior cam UltraCamXp with some new proprietary, digital, high-performance, high-resolution lens system with a shorter focal length. Price of this produc remain same as thatt of its superior but it provides small scaling capabilities to customers with lower-flying airplanes.

The UltraCamXp Wide Angle provides the same large image format as the UltraCamXp at 196 megapixels (17,310 across track x 11,310 along track), and a pixel size at 6 μm and is fully supported by Vexcel Imaging’s UltraMap workflow software system.


  • Ground Sample Distance (GSD) is same ar lower flight altitudes and enough capable of providing small-scale mapping with lower-flying airplanes.
  • Same camera concept and image quality (radiometry, geometry ) as the UCXp
  • Fewer flight lines, less time, and lower costs with largest format available (196 megapixels; 17,310 across track, 11,310 along track) means Pixel size on the ground (GSD) at flying height of 1000 m (at 500m) is 8.6 cm (4.3 cm)
  • Stunning color, color-infrared (CIR) image quality by 1:63 pan-to-color ratio with negligible image vignetting
  • Multi-ray photogrammetry even for large-scale mapping at low altitudes and high aircraft speeds with short fame interval and forward overlaps of 60% are achieved at a 1 inch pixel size at 110 knots
  • Sensor head is fully compatible with the existing DXp and CXp systems which provides UCXp and UCX owners a modular add-on solution for small-scale mapping projects
  • UCXp w/a works with existing environments such as mount and GPS/INS systems
  • UCXp w/a is fully supported by UltraMap workflow software system, including UltraMap/AT option
  • An upgrade path for UCD, UCX and UCXp customers is available by trade in or refurbishment

Oracle announced its database 10G Epress edition as free to develop, deploy & distribute

Orcale in its series of databases released Express edition i.e. XE as the starter databse based on the Oracle 10g Release 2 code which can be used to develop, deploy and distribute. It can be used for:

Developers who works on PHP, .NET, Java, & Open Source applications
DBAs in need of free, starter database training and deployment
Independent Software Vendors( ISV ) and hardware vendors for distributing started database free of charge
Educational institutions and students in case of need in their curriculum

Oracle 10g XE can be installed on any number of machines (one database per machine), but with limitations as:
- it will store only up to 4GB of user data,
- it will use up to 1 GB of memory and,
- it will use one CPU on the hot machine.

As the installation completes it must be registered for an exclusive Oracle Database 10G Express Edition Discuusion Form hosted by Tom Kyte and Orcale Expert - click on the 'Registration' link on XE's Database homepage.

Download Oracle Database 10G Express Edition: Linux | Windows

Installation Screenshots of InstallShield 2010.

Recently I blogged about the release of InstallShield 2010 which supports Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and MSI5 with lots of new features. Today I installed the one and here are the screenshots of the installation:

Extracting the Setup file of InstallShield 2010 & preparing for starting installation.

After this installation begins with user interaction.

Accept the End User License Agreement.

If you have the Serial number in case you purchased the software, just provide that or simply click on next in case you are evaluating the software.

Provide the appropriate path for installation in case you want to change it else let it install at default path.

Choose the setup type either as Typical or choose custom in order to customize the installation.

Installation progresses as seen here by the green color progress bar.

Installation finished, click on Finish button.

After installation the Splash screen comes of the software.

Its the UI means the User Interface were user interacts with it to accomplish his task.

This is the whole installation pprocess step by step and how the world installs software.

Windows Seven Enterprise edition available for download for 90 days trial.

Microsoft offers Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day trial for the IT professionals so that they can run & test the final version of it. This offer is applicable to only those who are qualified under one of the following given categories.

Partner Program
MSDN Subscriber (Developer)
TechNet Plus Subscriber
Volume License/Software Assurance customer

Before you go have a look of this:

Protect your PC and data. Ensure that backup has been taken.

Activate the product:. Activation neccessary within 10 days else system will shut down once every hour until activated.

Product key of Windows: No need of product key (it is embedded with the download).

The 90-day Trial will shut down once every hour when you have reached the end of the 90-day evaluation period.

Limited offer Download will be available through March 31, 2010, till supplies last.

After the 90-day Trial expires, if you wish to continue to use Windows 7 Enterprise, have to be purchased and then perform a clean installation of Windows 7, including drivers and applications.

Windows 7 Enterprise will be available in both tastes as 32-bit and 64-bit in five languages: English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
Visit Microsoft Technet for download.

How to Create an Event in Windows Live Calendar.

As Windows Live Events is going to be retire, we can create Events in Windows Live Calendar with simple step by step instructions as given:

1. Go to Windows Live Calendar

Click on New. From the pull-down menu so came select Event.

2. Now click on Add more details. Here type the details of events like What, Where, Time of event.

3. Click on Invite People and select your friends. Simply add emails of friends from the contacts list.

4. Click Send invitation. All the details of your get-together wil be sent to the invited people.

Windows Live Events service ending in 2010.

Windows Live Events Service from Windows Live team is going to be retired in 2010 and starting from today onwards no new events can be created. Only accessing and editing of existing events can be done. If any one having events created on todays date then they will be available till April 2010 and in case you want to save your photos, videos then have to be done before April 2010.

Saving photos
  • Go to and sign in with your Windows Live ID.
  • Click View your events at the top of the page.
  • Click the event you want to save photos from. and then click the Photos link on the left side of the event page.
  • Select the photo album that you want to save, and then click More at the top of the page. In the More dropdown menu, click Download, and then click Download with Photo Gallery.
  • Select the photos that you want to save, and then click Download.

    Saving files
  • Click the SkyDrive link on the left side of each event page.
  • Select the Documents folder.
  • Click the specific file that you want to download.
  • Click Download, and then open the file or save it to your computer.

After April 2010 Windows Live Events will end entirely and no access to old events or to photos, videos will be avaialble. Microsoft is not planning to start a new service for events separately, but an easier way to manage and share your appointments, events, to-do lists and reminders all from one place: Windows Live Calendar. Simply click here to know How to create events in Windows Live Calendar

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