WINDOWS SHORT CUT KEYS

Press
To
CTRL+C
Copy.
CTRL+X
Cut.
CTRL+V
Paste.
CTRL+Z
Undo.
DELETE
Delete.
SHIFT+DELETE
Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.
CTRL while dragging an item
Copy selected item.
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item
Create shortcut to selected item.
F2
Rename selected item.
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word.
CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word.
CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph.
CTRL+UP ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph.
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Highlight a block of text.
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document.
CTRL+A
Select all.
F3
Search for a file or folder.
ALT+ENTER
View properties for the selected item.
ALT+F4
Close the active item, or quit the active program.
ALT+Enter
Displays the properties of the selected object.
ALT+SPACEBAR
Opens the shortcut menu for the active window.
CTRL+F4
Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously.
ALT+TAB
Switch between open items.
ALT+ESC
Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
F6
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.
F4
Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
SHIFT+F10
Display the shortcu t menu for the selected item.
ALT+SPACEBAR
Display the System menu for the active window.
CTRL+ESC
Display the Start menu.
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name
Display the corresponding menu.
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu
Carry out the corresponding command.
F10
Activate the menu bar in the active program.
RIGHT ARROW
Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.
LEFT ARROW
Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.
F5
Refresh the active window.
BACKSPACE
View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
ESC
Cancel the current task.
SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive
Prevent the CD from automatically playing.
 Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
Press
To
CTRL+TAB
Move forward through tabs.
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Move backward through tabs.
TAB
Move forward through options.
SHIFT+TAB
Move backward through options.
ALT+Underlined letter
Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option.
ENTER
Carry out the command for the active option or button.
SPACEBAR
Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box.
Arrow keys
Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons.
F1
Display Help.
F4
Display the items in the active list.
BACKSPACE
Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box.






 Natural keyboard shortcuts
Press
To
W
Display or hide the Start menu.
W +BREAK
Display the System Properties dialog box.
W +D
Show the desktop.
W +M
Minimize all windows.
W +Shift+M
Restores minimized windows.
W +E
Open My Computer.
W +F
Search for a file or folder.
CTRL+ W +F
Search for computers.
W +F1
Display Windows Help.
W + L
Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain.
W +R
Open the Run dialog box.
W
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
W +U
Open Utility Manager.
 Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
Press
To
Right SHIFT for eight seconds
Switch FilterKeys on and off.
Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN
Switch High Contrast on and off.
Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK
Switch MouseKeys on and off.
SHIFT five times
Switch StickyKeys on and off.
NUM LOCK for five seconds
Switch ToggleKeys on and off.
W +U
Open Utility Manager.
 Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
Press
To
END
Display the bottom of the active window.
HOME
Display the top of the active window.
NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)
Display all subfolders under the selected folder.
NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)
Display the contents of the selected folder.
NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)
Collapse the selected folder.
LEFT ARROW
Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder.
RIGHT ARROW
Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder.


Shortcut key
Description
ALT+PAGE UP
Switches between programs from left to right.
ALT+PAGE DOWN
Switches between programs from right to left.
ALT+INSERT
Cycles through the programs in the order they were started.
ALT+HOME
Displays the Start menu.
CTRL+ALT+BREAK
Switches the client between a window and full screen.
CTRL+ALT+END
Brings up the Windows Security dialog box.
ALT+DELETE
Displays the Windows menu. 
CTRL+ALT+Minus (-) symbol on the numeric keypad
Places a snapshot of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing PrintScrn on a local computer.) 
CTRL+ALT+Plus (+) symbol on the numeric keypad
Places a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing ALT+PrintScrn on a local computer.) 


Press
To
ALT+SPACEBAR
Display the System menu.
SHIFT+F10
Display the Help and Support shortcut menu.
ALT+TAB
Switch between the Help and Support Center and other open windows.
CTRL+TAB
Switch to the next pane.
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Switch to the previous pane.
UP ARROW
Move up one item in the Index, search results, or list of Help topics.
DOWN ARROW
Move down one item in the Index, search results, or list of Help topics.
PAGE UP
Move up one page in the Index, search results, or list of Help topics.
PAGE DOWN
Move down one page in the Index, search results, or list of Help topics.
F6
Switch focus between the different panes in Help and Support Center.
UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW
Scroll through a topic.
CTRL+HOME
Move to the beginning of a topic.
CTRL+END
Move to the end of a topic.
CTRL+A
Select all text in a pane.
CTRL+P
Print a topic.
ALT+LEFT ARROW
Move back to the previously viewed topic.
ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topic.
ALT+F4
Close Help and Support Center.
 Index keyboard shortcuts
Press
To
TAB to Index, and then press ENTER
Display the Index.
TAB
Place the cursor in the list of keywords.
UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW
Select a keyword in the list.
ALT+D or ENTER
Display the associated topic.
 Search keyboard shortcuts
Press
To
ALT+S
Start a search.
TAB or SHIFT+TAB
Select a search result in the list.
ENTER
Display the selected search result.

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Press this
Copy the screen to the Clipboard, including the mouse cursor.
W +PRINT SCREEN
Copy the screen to the Clipboard, without the mouse cursor.
W +SCROLL LOCK
Invert the colors of the magnification window.
W +PAGE UP
Follow the mouse cursor through the magnified area.
W +PAGE DOWN
Increase magnification.
W +UP ARROW
Decrease magnification.
W +DOWN ARROW

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows XP
ALT+ENTER 
View the properties for the selected item.
ALT+ENTER 
Display the properties of the selected object.
ALT+ESC 
Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened.
ALT+F4 
Close the active item, or quit the active program.
ALT+ SPACEBAR 
Open the shortcut menu for the active window.
ALT+ SPACEBAR 
Display the System menu for the active window.
ALT+ TAB 
Switch between the open items.
ALT+ Underlined Menu Letter
Display the corresponding menu.
BACKSPACE 
View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
CTRL + Dragging Item
Copy the selected item.
CTRL+ A 
Select all.
CTRL+ C 
Copy
CTRL+ DOWN ARROW 
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph.
CTRL+ ESC 
Display the Start Menu.
CTRL+F4 
Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously.
CTRL+ LEFT ARROW 
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word.
CTRL+ RIGHT ARROW 
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word.
CTRL+ SHIFT +Dragging Item
Create a shortcut to the selected item.
CTRL+ SHIFT + Any Arrow Key
Highlight a block of text.
CTRL+ UP ARROW 
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph.
CTRL+ V 
Paste 
CTRL+ X 
Cut 
CTRL+ Z 
Undo 
DELETE 
Delete 
ESC 
Cancel the current task.
F10 Key
Activate the menu bar in the active program.
F2 Key 
Rename the selected item.
F3 Key 
Search for a file or a folder 
F4 Key 
Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
F5 Key 
Update the active window.
F6 Key 
Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop.
LEFT ARROW 
Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.
RIGHT ARROW 
Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.
SHIFT + Insert A CD ROM
Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing.

Keyboard Shortcut
Result in Windows ® XP - General
Windows Logo
Display or hide the Start menu
Windows Logo+BREAK
Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows Logo+D
Display the desktop
Windows Logo+M
Minimize all of the windows
Windows Logo+SHIFT+M
Restore the minimized windows
Windows Logo+E
Open My Computer
Windows Logo+F
Search for a file or a folder
CTRL+Windows Logo+F
Search for computers
Windows Logo+F1
Display Windows Help
Windows Logo+ L
Lock the keyboard
Windows Logo+R 
Open the Run dialog box
Windows Logo+U
Open Utility Manager

Keyboard Shortcut
Result in Windows ® XP - General
F1 key
Gives help on the active window or selected item.
F2 key
Rename the selected item
F3 key
Search for a file or a folder
F4 key
Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
F5 key 
Update the active window
F6 key
Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 key
Activate the menu bar in the active program


Keyboard Shortcut
Result in Windows ® XP - General
ALT+ENTER
View the properties for the selected item
ALT+F4
Close the active item, or quit the active program
ALT+SPACEBAR
Open the shortcut menu for the active window
ALT+TAB
Switch between the open items
ALT+ESC
Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened