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Anonymous
May 13, 2005 6:48:06 AM

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Is there a keyboard shortcut to close all open program windows without
shutting down (similar to windows key+M to minimise)?
Anonymous
May 13, 2005 1:36:16 PM

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Marty19244 wrote:
> Is there a keyboard shortcut to close all open program windows without
> shutting down (similar to windows key+M to minimise)?

No but there should be. Here's a list of the lot...


Windows System Key Combinations
F1: Help
CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
ALT+F4: Quit program
SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently

Windows Program Key Combinations
CTRL+C: Copy
CTRL+X: Cut
CTRL+V: Paste
CTRL+Z: Undo
CTRL+B: Bold
CTRL+U: Underline
CTRL+I: Italic

Mouse Click/Keyboard Modifier Combinations for Shell Objects
SHIFT+right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative
commands
SHIFT+double click: Runs the alternate default command (the second item
on the menu)
ALT+double click: Displays properties
SHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the
Recycle Bin

General Keyboard-Only Commands
F1: Starts Windows Help
SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same
as right-clicking an object
CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the
taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and
then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to
bypass the automatic-run feature
ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System
menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the
window)
ALT+SPACE, N: Minimize active window.
ALT+- (ALT+hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI)
child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you
can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child
window)
CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document
Interface (MDI) program
ALT+underlined letter in menu: Opens the menu
ALT+F4: Closes the current window
CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
ALT+F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for
example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches
between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

Shell Objects and General Folder/Windows Explorer Shortcuts
For a selected object:
F2: Rename object
F3: Find all files
CTRL+X: Cut
CTRL+C: Copy
CTRL+V: Paste
SHIFT+DELETE: Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to
the Recycle Bin
ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object

To Copy a File
Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another
folder.

To Create a Shortcut
Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT while you drag a file to the desktop or
a folder.

General Folder/Shortcut Control
F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries
in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
F5: Refreshes the current window.
F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
CTRL+G: Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer
only)
CTRL+Z: Undo the last command
CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
SHIFT+click+Close button: For folders, close the current folder plus
all parent folders

Windows Explorer Tree Control
Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection
Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection
Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.
RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded,
otherwise goes to the first child
LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded,
otherwise goes to the parent

Properties Control
CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB: Move through the property tabs

Accessibility Shortcuts
Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles
FilterKeys on and off
Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles
ToggleKeys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Keys
Windows Logo: Start menu
Windows Logo+R: Run dialog box
Windows Logo+M: Minimize all
SHIFT+Windows Logo+M: Undo minimize all
Windows Logo+F1: Help
Windows Logo+E: Windows Explorer
Windows Logo+F: Find files or folders
Windows Logo+D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
CTRL+Windows Logo+F: Find computer
CTRL+Windows Logo+TAB: Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch
toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus
to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
Windows Logo+TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
Windows Logo+Break: System Properties dialog box
Application key: Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item

Dialog Box Keyboard Commands
TAB: Move to the next control in the dialog box
SHIFT+TAB: Move to the previous control in the dialog box
SPACEBAR: If the current control is a button, this clicks the button.
If the current control is a check box, this toggles the check box. If
the current control is an option, this selects the option.
ENTER: Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with the
outline)
ESC: Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button
ALT+underlined letter in dialog box item: Move to the corresponding
item

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Anonymous
May 14, 2005 12:54:14 AM

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No. Try an app like this:

CloseAll: http://web.tiscali.it/bk/freeware.html

....Alan

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http://dts-l.org/index.html

In microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion, "Marty19244"
<Marty19244@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Is there a keyboard shortcut to close all open program windows without
>shutting down (similar to windows key+M to minimise)?
Anonymous
May 16, 2005 7:08:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I don't know whether it is wise to fool with too many shortcut keys,
dadiOH. Without a photographic memory, you never know what you may get!
I have always been afraid of CTRL+Z, especially. But that's not the only
one!


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There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
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"dadiOH" <dadiOH@x-mail.net> wrote in message
news:ukXq1C8VFHA.3716@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| Marty19244 wrote:
| > Is there a keyboard shortcut to close all open program windows
without
| > shutting down (similar to windows key+M to minimise)?
|
| No but there should be. Here's a list of the lot...
|
|
| Windows System Key Combinations
| F1: Help
| CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
| ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
| ALT+F4: Quit program
| SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently
|
| Windows Program Key Combinations
| CTRL+C: Copy
| CTRL+X: Cut
| CTRL+V: Paste
| CTRL+Z: Undo
| CTRL+B: Bold
| CTRL+U: Underline
| CTRL+I: Italic
|
| Mouse Click/Keyboard Modifier Combinations for Shell Objects
| SHIFT+right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative
| commands
| SHIFT+double click: Runs the alternate default command (the second
item
| on the menu)
| ALT+double click: Displays properties
| SHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the
| Recycle Bin
|
| General Keyboard-Only Commands
| F1: Starts Windows Help
| SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the
same
| as right-clicking an object
| CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
| CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the
| taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
| ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
| ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and
| then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
| SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to

| bypass the automatic-run feature
| ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System
| menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the
| window)
| ALT+SPACE, N: Minimize active window.
| ALT+- (ALT+hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI)
| child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu,
you
| can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child
| window)
| CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document
| Interface (MDI) program
| ALT+underlined letter in menu: Opens the menu
| ALT+F4: Closes the current window
| CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
| ALT+F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for
| example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6
switches
| between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)
|
| Shell Objects and General Folder/Windows Explorer Shortcuts
| For a selected object:
| F2: Rename object
| F3: Find all files
| CTRL+X: Cut
| CTRL+C: Copy
| CTRL+V: Paste
| SHIFT+DELETE: Delete selection immediately, without moving the item
to
| the Recycle Bin
| ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object
|
| To Copy a File
| Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another
| folder.
|
| To Create a Shortcut
| Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT while you drag a file to the desktop
or
| a folder.
|
| General Folder/Shortcut Control
| F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the
entries
| in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
| F5: Refreshes the current window.
| F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
| CTRL+G: Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer
| only)
| CTRL+Z: Undo the last command
| CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
| BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
| SHIFT+click+Close button: For folders, close the current folder plus
| all parent folders
|
| Windows Explorer Tree Control
| Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection
| Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection
| Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.
| RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded,
| otherwise goes to the first child
| LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded,
| otherwise goes to the parent
|
| Properties Control
| CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB: Move through the property tabs
|
| Accessibility Shortcuts
| Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
| Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles
| FilterKeys on and off
| Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles
| ToggleKeys on and off
| Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
| Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off
|
| Microsoft Natural Keyboard Keys
| Windows Logo: Start menu
| Windows Logo+R: Run dialog box
| Windows Logo+M: Minimize all
| SHIFT+Windows Logo+M: Undo minimize all
| Windows Logo+F1: Help
| Windows Logo+E: Windows Explorer
| Windows Logo+F: Find files or folders
| Windows Logo+D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
| CTRL+Windows Logo+F: Find computer
| CTRL+Windows Logo+TAB: Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch
| toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move
focus
| to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)
| Windows Logo+TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
| Windows Logo+Break: System Properties dialog box
| Application key: Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item
|
| Dialog Box Keyboard Commands
| TAB: Move to the next control in the dialog box
| SHIFT+TAB: Move to the previous control in the dialog box
| SPACEBAR: If the current control is a button, this clicks the button.
| If the current control is a check box, this toggles the check box. If
| the current control is an option, this selects the option.
| ENTER: Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with
the
| outline)
| ESC: Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button
| ALT+underlined letter in dialog box item: Move to the corresponding
| item
|
| --
| dadiOH
| ____________________________
|
| dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
| ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
| LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
| Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
|
|
!