Not all functions available using the mouse have a hot key alternative,
but those that do are listed below.
08/16/92 If you have any additions, changes, comments, or suggestions, please send them via CompuServe mail to Robert Simpson, CompuServe ID 71520,737. Startup Tasks: Alt+F1 Restore default desktop Ctrl+Shift+F1 Inhibit auto-start features OS/2 Command Line Tasks (with KEYS ON): Esc Clear command line Home Move cursor to first character in command line End Move cursor to last character in command line Ins[ert] Turn on insert mode Del[ete] Delete character above cursor left arrow Move cursor one character to left right arrow Move cursor one character to right up arrow Display previous command in queue down arrow Display next command in queue Ctrl+left arrow Move cursor back to first character of a word Ctrl+right arrow Move cursor to first character of next word Ctrl+Home Deletes all characters to the left of cursor Ctrl+End Deletes all characters from cursor to the end of the command line Enter Executes the command on the command line DOS Command Line Tasks (with DOSKEY): up arrow Recalls the previous command in the queue down arrow Recalls the next command in the queue Page Up Recalls the first command in the queue Page Down Recalls the most recent command left arrow Move cursor one character to left right arrow Move cursor one character to right Ctrl+left arrow Move cursor back to first character of a word Ctrl+right arrow Move cursor to first character of next word Home Move cursor to first character in command line End Move cursor to last character in command line Esc Clear command line F7 Displays commands in queue Alt+F7 Deletes all commands from queue chars F8 Display previous command in queue which starts with "chars" F9 cmd# Displays the command specified by "cmd#" Alt+F10 Deletes all macro definitions DOSKEY parameters: /M Display macros which are currently defined /H Display recently used commands Special characters for DOSKEY macros: $G or $g > $G$G or $g$g >> $L or $l < $B or $b | $T or $t Terminates the command (like Enter) $$ $ $1 through $9 parameters $* all parameters on the command line DOS Command Line Tasks: F1 Copies one character from the template to the command line F2 char Copies characters prior to the next occurrence of "char" from the template to the command line F3 Copies the remaining characters from the template to the command line F4 char Skips characters prior to the next occurrence of "char" in the template F5 Copies the current command line to the template without executing it and clears the command line F6 Places and end-of-file character (Ctrl+Z) at the cursor position in the current command line System Tasks: Alt+Tab Switch to next window on desktop Alt+Esc Switch to next window or full screen session Ctrl+Esc Display the Window List F1 Get help Alt+Shift+Tab Switch to desktop Ctrl+Alt+Del Restart the system Ctrl+Alt+NumLock(twice) Dump system to diskette in A: drive (need diskettes created with CREATEDD command) Desktop Tasks: arrow keys Move among objects on desktop Ctrl+Alt+Shift+O Display beach scene with credits when the desktop is active and no objects are selected: Shift+F10 Display the pop-up menu for the desktop Print Screen Print the screen Window Tasks: Tab Move to next area in window Shift+Tab Move to previous area in window F10 or Alt Activate menu bar Shift+F10 Display the pop-up menu for the window Alt+Space Display cacaded menu for window functions or Shift+Esc in pop-up menu for window Alt+F4 Close window Alt+F5 Restore window to normal size Alt+F7 Move window Use arrow keys to move window Press Enter when it is in the desired position Alt+F8 Size window - Press left or right arrow key to indicate which side to adjust - Adjust width with left and right arrow keys - Press up or down arrow key to indicate whether to adjust top or bottom - Adjust height with up and down arrow keys - Press Enter when it is the desired size Alt+F9 Minimize window Alt+F10 Maximize window Alt+F11 Hide window Alt+Home Switch between DOS full screen and window mode Alt+Ins[ert] Create a new object and place it in the clipboard when no objects are selected: Shift+F10 Display help about using help Icon View Window Tasks: arrow keys Move among objects in the window Text Window Tasks: Tab Insert tab character and move cursor to next tab location Alt+Backspace Undo Shift+Del[ete] Cut Ctrl+Ins[ert] Copy Shift+Ins[ert] Paste Del[ete] Clear Ctrl+F Find Ctrl+right arrow Move cursor to beginning of next word Ctrl+left arrow Move cursor to beginning of previous word see also Text Field Tasks Help Window Tasks: Esc Return to the previous help window or remove the initial help window Tab Move the cursor to the next highlighted word or phrase Shift+Tab Move the cursor to the previous highlight word or phrase F1 Display help for the help window F2 Display help for the object or window for which help was initially displayed F6 Move the cursor to and from buttons in the same window F7 Move the cursor to and from buttons in a different window F9 Display keys help Shift+F10 Display help about using help F11 or Shift+F1 Display the help index F12 or Shift+F2 Display the tutorial Alt+F6 Switch between the help window and the object or window for which help was displayed Ctrl+A Copy the topic and add it to the end of a temporary file Ctrl+C Display the help table of contents Ctrl+F Copy the topic to a temporary file Ctrl+L Display a list of libraries that contain help topics Ctrl+N Open a new help window Ctrl+S Search for a word or phrase Ctrl+Ins[ert] Copy the topic to the clipboard Information Presentation Facility (IPF) Window Tasks: Ctrl+F4 Close pane Ctrl+F5 Restore pane to normal size Ctrl+F7 Move pane - Use arrow keys to move pane - Press Enter when it is in the desired position Ctrl+F8 Size pane - Press left or right arrow key to indicate which side to adjust - Adjust width with left and right arrow keys - Press up or down arrow key to indicate whether to adjust top or bottom - Adjust height with up and down arrow keys - Press Enter when it is the desired size Ctrl+F9 Minimize pane Ctrl+F10 Maximize pane IPF Contents Window Tasks: + Expand one level * Expand branch Ctrl+* Expand all branches - Collapse branch Ctrl+- Collapse all branches Ctrl+C Contents Ctrl+I Index Ctrl+H Viewed pages Ctrl+L Libraries Object Tasks: Space Bar Select or deselect the object Ctrl+/ Select all objects Ctrl+\ Deselect all objects letter keys Select next object starting with given letter Shift+F8 Begin and end selecting multiple objects Shift+F10 Display pop-up menu for a selected object Enter Open a selected object Menu Tasks: Home Select first choice End Select last choice up arrow Move to previous choice down arrow Move to next choice right arrow Show cascaded menu (when there is an arrow button on the selected choice) left arrow Hide cascaded menu letter keys Select choice with that letter underlined F10 or Alt Close menu and return to window Button Tasks: Space Bar Push the button with the cursor box Enter Push the highlighted button Text Field Tasks: Home Go to beginning of current line End Go to end of current line Del[ete] Delete character to right of cursor Backspace Delete character to left of cursor Ctrl+Home Go to beginning of first line Ctrl+End Go to end of last line Page Up Scroll up one page Page Down Scroll down one page Ctrl+Page Up Scroll left one page Ctrl+Page Down Scroll right one page Shift+(any) Select text Numeric Field Tasks: Page Up Increase value Page Down Decrease value Hidden List Field Tasks: Alt+down arrow Display hidden list Scrollable List Tasks: Home Select first item in list End Select last item in list F7 or Page Up Scroll up one page F8 or Page Down Scroll down one page Ctrl+Page Up Scroll left one page Ctrl+Page Down Scroll right one page Notebook Tasks: Alt+up arrow Move to notebook tab Alt+down arrow Move to notebook page when selected field is not an input field: Alt+Page Up Go to previous page in notebook Alt+Page Down Go to next page in notebook when selected field is not an input field or scrollable list: Home Go to first page in notebook End Go to last page in notebook Page up Go to previous page in notebook Page down Go to next page in notebook Notebook Tab Tasks: Space Bar Display the selected page DOS Session Tasks: Ctrl+Alt+PrtSc Release parallel port This can be used to avoid a SYS1799 error when attempting to run multiple copies of a DOS application which uses a dongle (hardware security key) on the parallel port.
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