58. Fun with Shortcuts 4:
Create a Shortcut to Shutdown or Restart Your PC
You can create quick desktop shortcuts to shutdown or
lock your PC with this handy tip.
To do this right click an empty area of the desktop or
folder where you wish to create the shortcut and hit 'new\shortcut.' For the
location of the shortcut, enter 'shutdown -s -t 01' for a shutdown command or
'shutdown -r -t 01' for a restart. Hit 'next' and give your shortcut an
59. Fun with Shortcuts 5:
Create a Shortcut to Lock Your PC
To create a desktop shortcut that will instantly lock
your PC, requiring a username and password to get back in right click an empty
area of the desktop or folder, where you wish to create the shortcut and hit
'new\shortcut.' For the location, enter 'rundll32.exe user32.dll,
LockWorkStation.' Hit 'next' and give the shortcut an appropriate name.
60. Fun with Shortcuts 6:
Create a Shortcut to 'Run' on Your Desktop
This tip creates a shortcut to the useful 'run' prompt
on your desktop or another location.
Simply open the start menu, click on the 'run' command
and drag it onto the desktop. This will create 'shortcut to &run' which you
can then rename to 'run.'
61. Fun with Shortcuts 7:
Create a Shortcut to Command Prompt on Your Desktop
Right click an empty area of the desktop or folder where
you wish to create the shortcut and hit 'new\shortcut.' In the location box,
enter 'c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe'. Hit 'next' and give the shortcut an
62. Fun with Shortcuts 8:
Create Keyboard Shortcuts for Applications and Folders
To speed up access to your favourite programs and
folders, you can create key combinations that will open them automatically
provided they have a shortcut on the desktop.
To make a keyboard shortcut create a shortcut to an
application or folder and place it on the desktop. Right click the shortcut,
choose 'properties' and go to the 'shortcut' tab. Select the 'shortcut key'
window and press a key you would like to use as a shortcut. Windows will
automatically create a CTRL + ALT + (your key) combination. Pressing this combo
will open the shortcut.
63. Shortcuts to Important
Control Windows With the Run Command
As you probably already know, the 'run' command is a
great way to quickly bring up several useful applications and windows. Following
is a small list of some of the ones you might find yourself using most often.
Simply bring up the run prompt by going to 'start\run' then type any one of the
entries below to open that particular window.
Group policy editor: gpedit.msc
Command prompt: cmd
Registry Editor: Regedit
Computer management window: compmgmt.msc
Device manager: devmgmt.msc
Event viewer: eventvwr.msc