Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows –  Keyboard Shortcuts

1. CTRL+C (Copies an Object)

2. CTRL+X (Cuts an object)

3. CTRL+V (Pastes an object)

4. CTRL+Z (Undo the last action)

5. DELETE (Deletes an object or text)

working on PC

6. SHIFT+DELETE (Deletes the selected object permanently without putting the object in the Recycle Bin)

7. CTRL while dragging  an object (Copies the selected object)

8. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an object (Creates a shortcut of the selected object)

9. F2 key (Renames the selected object)

10. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Moves the insertion point to the start of the next word)

11. CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Moves the insertion point to the start of the previous word)

12. CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Moves the insertion point to the start of the next paragraph)

13. CTRL+UP ARROW (Moves the insertion point to the start of the previous paragraph)

14. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlights a block of text)

SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one object in a window or on the desktop or selects text in a document)

15. CTRL+A (Selects everything)

16. F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)

17. ALT+ENTER (Get a view of  the properties for the selected object)

18. ALT+F4 (Closes the active object, or quits the active program)

19. ALT+ENTER (Displays the properties of the selected object)

20. ALT+SPACEBAR (Opens the shortcut menus for the active window)

21. CTRL+F4 (Closes the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open at the same time)

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22. ALT+TAB (Switches between the open objects.

23. ALT+ESC (Cycle through objects in the order that they had been opened)

24. F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)

25. F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)

26. SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected object)

27. ALT+SPACEBAR (Displays the System menu for the active window)

28. CTRL+ESC (Displays the Start menu)

29. ALT+ Underlined letter in a menu  (Displays the corresponding menu) Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Performs the corresponding command)

30. F10 key (Activates the menu bar in the current program)

31. RIGHT ARROW (Opens the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)

32. LEFT ARROW (Opens the next menu to the left, or closes a submenu)

33. F5 key (Updates the active window)

34. BACKSPACE (get the view of  the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)

35. ESC (Cancels the current task)

36. SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevents the CD-ROM from automatically playing)


Keyboard Shortcuts  –  Dialog Box

1. CTRL+TAB (Moves forward through the tabs)

2. CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Moves backward through the tabs)

3. TAB (Moves forward through the options)

4. SHIFT+TAB (Moves backward through the options)

5. ALT+Underlined letter (Performs the corresponding command or selects the corresponding option)

6. ENTER (Performs the command for the active option or button)

7. SPACEBAR (Selects or clears the check box if the active option is a check box)

8. Arrow keys (Selects a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)

9. F1 key (Displays Help)

10. F4 key (Displays the objects in the active list)

11. BACKSPACE (Opens a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)

PC Shortcuts

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts

1. Windows Logo (Displays or hides the Start menu)

2. Windows Logo+BREAK (Displays the System Properties dialog box)

3. Windows Logo+D (Displays the desktop)

4. Windows Logo+M (Minimizes all of the windows)

5. Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restores the minimized windows)

6. Windows Logo+E (Opens My Computer)

7. Windows Logo+F (Searches for a file or a folder)

8. CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Searches for computers)

9. Windows Logo+F1 (Displays Windows Help)

10. Windows Logo+ L (Locks the keyboard)

11. Windows Logo+R (Opens the Run dialog box)

12. Windows Logo+U (Opens Utility Manager)

13. Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts

14. Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switches Filter Keys either on or off)

15. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switches High Contrast either on or off)

16. Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switches the MouseKeys either on or off)

17. SHIFT five times (Switches the StickyKeys either on or off)

18. NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switches the ToggleKeys either on or off)

19. Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)

20. Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

21. END (Displays the bottom of the active window)

22. HOME (Displays the top of the active window)

23. NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Displays all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)

24. NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Displays the contents of the selected folder)


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