Sunday, 9 May 2010

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts


Basic Keyboard Shorcuts for Windows

ShorcutFunction
CTRL+CCopy
CTRL+XCut
CTRL+VPaste
CTRL+ZUndo
DELETEDelete
SHIFT+DELETEDelete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin
CTRL while dragging an itemCopy the selected item
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an itemCreate a shortcut to the selected item
F2 keyRename the selected item
CTRL+RIGHT ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the next word
CTRL+LEFT ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word
CTRL+DOWN ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph
CTRL+UP ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keysHighlight a block of text
SHIFT with any of the arrow keysSelect more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document
CTRL+ASelect all
F3 keySearch for a file or a folder
ALT+ENTERView the properties for the selected item
ALT+F4Close the active item, or quit the active program
ALT+ENTERDisplay the properties of the selected object
ALT+SPACEBAROpen the shortcut menu for the active window
CTRL+F4Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously
ALT+TABSwitch between the open items
ALT+ESCCycle through items in the order that they had been opened
F6 keyCycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F4 keyDisplay the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
SHIFT+F10Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
ALT+SPACEBARDisplay the System menu for the active window
CTRL+ESCDisplay the Start menu
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu nameDisplay the corresponding menu
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menuPerform the corresponding command
F10 keyActivate the menu bar in the active program
RIGHT ARROWOpen the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
LEFT ARROWOpen the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
F5 keyUpdate the active window
BACKSPACEView the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer
ESCCancel the current task
SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drivePrevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing
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