How to navigate using Keyboard?

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I know that we can navigate our operating system through mouse but I wanted to navigate my operating system by using 

keyboard.What may be the process or shortcut keys to navigate?

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How to navigate using Keyboard?

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Hi,
 
Here are steps in navigating without using. Hope this will help you.
 
Opening the start button
 
To start off, you can open the Microsoft Windows Start button by pressing the windows key on the keyboard or by pressing the CTRL and ESC keys at the same time.
 
Once in the Start menu you can use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move up, down, left, or right in the start menu. Once you've located the program you wish to run, press the Enter key.
 
Opening a program on the desktop
 
If there is a program you wish to run that has an icon (shortcut) on the desktop, you can move to the desktop by pressing your tab key on your keyboard. Pressing tab while on the desktop will switch between the desktop, the Start button, and each of the items on the taskbar. You can determine what area you're currently at by looking for an item that is selected; an item that is selected will either be highlighted or have a border of dots.
 
In some cases you may have to press tab several times before getting to the desktop icons. Once one of the desktop icons has been selected, you can move to other icons by using your arrow keys.
 
Once the icon on the desktop you wish to run is selected, press the Enter key to open that program.
 
Closing, minimizing, maximizing, or moving a window
 
Closing a window
 
If you have a window open that you wish to close using the keyboard, press CTRL and F4 on the keyboard at the same time to close the current open program or window.
 
In addition to the above recommendation to closing a window, you can also press the ALT and the spacebar key at the same time, arrow down to the close option from the menu that opens in the top left portion of the window and press Enter.
 
Minimizing a window
 
To minimize a window in Microsoft Windows using the keyboard, press the ALT and the spacebar key at the same time, arrow down to the minimize option from the menu that opens in the top left portion of the window and press Enter.
 
Maximizing a window
 
To maximize a window in Microsoft Windows using the keyboard, press the ALT and the spacebar key at the same time, arrow down to the maximize option from the menu that opens in the top left portion of the window and press Enter.
 
Note: If the window is already maximized, this option will not be able to be selected.
 
Moving a window
 
Before you can move any window In Microsoft Windows it must not be maximized. To make the window appear in window mode, press ALT and the spacebar at the same time, move to the restore option, and press enter.
 
Once the window is not maximized you can move a window by pressing ALT and spacebar at the same time, move to the move option, press enter, and then move the window using your arrow keys on the keyboard.
 
Moving between open windows / applications
 
To move between any open programs on your computer, press ALT and Tab at the same time and let go of Tab while continuing to hold the ALT key. If done successfully, this will open a window that display each of the open programs on your computer. Pressing Tab while ALT continues to be held will move between each of the programs. When the program you wish to switch to is selected, letting go of ALT and Tab will switch to that program.
 
Navigating between fields and buttons on a window
 
A window, dialog box, or window with buttons is often done by using the Tab key, spacebar, arrow keys, and the Enter key. When in this window, if you need to switch between buttons, text fields, or other portions of the window, press the Tab key. If this does not work, try using the arrow keys. If you need to press a button such as an 'Ok' or 'Cancel' button, if the button is selected, often pressing the spacebar or enter key will push the button.
 
Manipulating and moving through text
 
Below are the different methods of how you can move through text in a document without the aid of a mouse. Not only does this help users who do not have access to a mouse, it can also save you a great deal of time when working with text documents.
 
Arrow keys – using the arrow keys on the keyboard will move thecursor up, down, left, or right in the document.
 
CTRL and Arrow keys – Holding down the CTRL key while pressing the left or right arrow keys will move the cursor one word at a time. This is much faster than only using the arrow keys. Holding down the CTRL key while pressing up or down will move through each of the paragraphs in the document.
 
End and Home keys – Pressing the End key will take you to the end of a document and pressing the Home key will move you to the beginning of a document.
 
Shift key – The shift key allows you to highlight text. For example, holding down the shift key while using the right or left arrow keys will highlight the text to the left or right. If you hold down shift while pressing the down arrow keys, you will highlight one line at a time in that direction.
 
Finally, you can use the Shift key in combination with the other above recommendations. For example, pressing and holding Shift and CTRL and using the arrows will highlight a word at a time, or holding down Shift and pressing the End key will highlight from the current cursor position to the end of the document.
 
Scrolling in a window
 
Scrolling up or down in a window is often accomplished by using any of the following keys: Up and Down arrow keys, Page up and Page down keys, or the Spacebar.
 
Right-clicking an icon or other element of Windows
 
In some situations you may need to right-click on an icon, text, or other Windows element. To do this without a mouse, select the icon or move the cursor to the text you need to right-click and press and hold Shift and F10 at the same time.
 
Answered By 0 points N/A #117185

How to navigate using Keyboard?

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Hello Dixon a very simple and good query posted by you regarding to the devices of the system and your query can be solved in the way that it is said to as If at all you can do it definitely but it differs from one browser to other browser as option differs from one to another so it may become complex to remind them.

There will be of different keys in keyboard which can be described as Typing Keys, Control Keys, Function keys, Navigation Keys and last one is Numeric keypad for digits and arithmetic calculations.

Now you can easily understood the key types and the changes in every browser is difficult to remind and no any default is also provided and there is an another option of osk which can be said as On Screen Keyboard available in windows and can get it by entering osk in command prompt.

Thank You.

Answered By 10 points N/A #117187

How to navigate using Keyboard?

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I realized that using these shortcut keys you all have suggested will increase my work speed greatly! Thanks a lot for these helpful tips and I can now lose my mouse any day if I know how to navigate using my keyboard

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