Monday, December 10, 2007

Keyboard Shortcuts


Keyboard Shortcuts


  1. F1: Help
  2. CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu.
  3. ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
  4. ALT+F4: Quit program
  5. SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently
  6. Windows Logo+L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)


Windows program key combinations

  1. CTRL+C: Copy
  2. CTRL+X: Cut
  3. CTRL+V: Paste
  4. CTRL+Z: Undo
  5. CTRL+B: Bold
  6. CTRL+U: Underline
  7. CTRL+I: Italic


Mouse click/keyboard modifier combinations for shell objects

  1. SHIFT+right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
  2. SHIFT+double click: Runs the alternate default command (the second item on the menu)
  3. ALT+double click: Displays properties
  4. SHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin


General keyboard-only commands

  1. F1: Starts Windows Help
  2. F10: Activates menu bar options
  3. SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
  4. CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
  5. CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
  6. CTRL+SHIFT+ESC: Opens Windows Task Manager
  7. ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
  8. ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
  9. SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
  10. ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
  11. ALT+- (ALT+hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you can restore, move, resize,minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
  12. CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program
  13. ALT+: Opens the menu
  14. ALT+F4: Closes the current window
  15. CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
  16. ALT+F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Finddialog box and the main Notepad window)


Shell objects and general folder/Windows Explorer shortcuts

For a selected object:

  1. F2: Rename object
  2. F3: Find all files
  3. CTRL+X: Cut
  4. CTRL+C: Copy
  5. CTRL+V: Paste
  6. SHIFT+DELETE: Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
  7. ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object

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