Wednesday, April 04, 2007

What Good is the Alt Key, Anyway?

What good is the Alt key on your keyboard? Combine Alt with other keys and it creates a wonderful thing: efficiency.

  • Press and hold Alt along with the underlined letters on the Menu Bar to access tools without using the mouse.
  • Press and hold Alt while repeatedly pressing the Tab key will toggle through all open windows.
  • Press Alt and F4 at the same time to close the current window. If you have a bunch of windows, press and hold Alt while pressing F4 repeatedly and all windows will close quickly.
  • Press Alt along with certain numeric codes to insert various symbols ranging from currency symbols to letters with accents. Follow this link for further information.

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