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Windows Shortcuts and Windows Tips
Common Dialog "Save As" defaults
I use WIN XP Pro and have a question about an annoyance in the "open", "Save", or "Save As" dialog box that appears with just all programs and Internet explorer.
It seems the "open ", "Save", or "Save As" dialog box defaults to the "List" view to show files. I all ways have to change to the "Details" view each time I use the "open" selection. A real time waster when you open many files.
Is there any way to set the default value to open to the "Details" view? I have searched and been unable to find any settings.
Open a common dialog box, change the view to the one you want, and then hit Ctrl/Cancel. Yes, it's counterintuitive, but this solution is in Ed Bott's book "Windows XP Inside and Out" and it works.
Shortcut Action Application key or SHIFT+F10 Display pop-up menu for selected object. Windows logo key Display Start menu. WIN+F1 Start Help. WIN+TAB Cycle through taskbar buttons. WIN+E Start Windows Explorer. WIN+F Find files or folders. WIN+CTRL+F Find computer. WIN+M Minimize All. SHIFT+WIN+M Undo Minimize All. WIN+R Display Run dialog box. WIN+BREAK Hot key used to display System Properties dialog box; reserved for system use. WIN+number Reserved for manufacturer’s use
Microsoft Windows General Keyboard-only Commands
The following table shows commands for completing actions from the keyboard. General keyboard-only commandsShortcut Action
ALT+ESC Display next window. ALT+SPACE Display pop-up window for window. ALT+HYPHEN Display pop-up window for active child window. ALT+ENTER Display properties. ALT+underlined letter in menu bar Carry out corresponding command on main menu bar, such as Format menu bar. SHIFT+underlined letter in menu item Carry out corresponding command of menu item, such as Font command, located in Format menu. ALT+F4 Close application or window. ALT+F6 Switch to next window in application. ALT+TAB Switch to window you last used, or switch to another window by holding down ALT and repeatedly pressing TAB. ALT+PRINT SCREEN Copy active window to Clipboard. PRINT SCREEN Copy desktop to Clipboard. CTRL+F4 Close current window in (MDI) programs. CTRL+F6 Display next child window. CTRL+ALT+DEL Task List. F1 Start Help. F10 Go to menu mode. SHIFT+F10 Display context menu for selected item. CTRL+ESC Display Start menu and move focus to taskbar. CTRL+ESC, ESC Move focus on taskbar so you can use TAB and then SHIFT+F10 for context menu, or use TAB and arrow key to change tasks, or use TAB to go to desktop. ALT+TAB Switch to next running application. ALT+M When focus is on taskbar or desktop, minimize all windows and move focus to desktop. ALT+S When no windows are open and no items are selected on desktop, display Start menu; then use arrow keys to select menu commands.
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