KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR WINDOWS

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Leave your mouse behind and work more efficient on Windows system with these keyboard shortcuts.

Windows key + R = Run menu

Windows key + E = Explorer

ALT + Tab = Switch between windows

ALT, Space, X = Maximize window

CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager

Windows key + Break = System properties

Windows key + F = Search

Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows

CTRL + C = copy

CTRL + X = cut

CTRL + V = paste

ALT + Esc = Switch between running applications

ALT + letter = Select menu item by underlined letter

CTRL + Esc = Open Program Menu

CTRL + F4 = Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)

ALT + F4 = Quit active application or close current window

ALT + [-] = Open Control menu for active document

CTRL + Left/Right arrow = Move cursor forward or back one word

CTRL + Up/Down arrow = Move cursor forward or back one paragraph

F1 = Open Help for active application

Windows key + M = Minimize all open windows

Shift + Windows key + M = Undo minimize all open windows

Windows key + F1 = Open Windows Help

Windows key + Tab = Cycle through the Taskbar buttons

Windows key + Break = Open the System Properties dialog box


Accessibility Shortcuts :

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.


Explorer Shortcuts :

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.


Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run Short command :

devmgmt.msc = Device Manager

msinfo32 = System Information

cleanmgr = Disk Cleanup

ntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)

mmc = Microsoft Management Console

excel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)

msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)

powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)

winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)

frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)

notepad = Notepad

wordpad = WordPad

calc = Calculator

msmsgs = Windows Messenger

mspaint = Microsoft Paint

wmplayer = Windows Media Player

rstrui = System Restore

netscp6 = Netscape 6.x

netscp = Netscape 7.x

netscape = Netscape 4.x

control = Opens the Control Panel

control printers = Opens the Printers Dialog


Internetbrowser :

Type in adress "google", then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]
add www. and .com to word and go to it


For Windows XP:

Copy. CTRL + C

Cut. CTRL + X

Paste. CTRL + V

Undo. CTRL + Z

Delete. DELETE

Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT + DELETE

Copy selected item. CTRL while dragging an item

Create shortcut to selected item. CTRL + SHIFT while dragging an item

Rename selected item. F2

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word. CTRL + RIGHT ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word. CTRL + LEFT ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. CTRL + DOWN ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL + UP ARROW

Highlight a block of text. CTRL + 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. SHIFT with any of the arrow keys

Select all. CTRL + A

Search for a file or folder. F3

View properties for the selected item. ALT + ENTER

Close the active item, or quit the active program. ALT + F4

Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT + SPACEBAR

Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL + F4

Switch between open items. ALT + TAB

Cycle through items in the order they were opened. ALT + ESC

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop. F6

Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer. F4

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. SHIFT + F10

Display the System menu for the active window. ALT + SPACEBAR

Display the Start menu. CTRL + ESC

Display the corresponding menu. ALT + Underlined letter in a menu name

Carry out the corresponding command. Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu

Activate the menu bar in the active program. F10

Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu. RIGHT ARROW

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu. LEFT ARROW

Refresh the active window. F5

View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer. BACKSPACE

Cancel the current task. ESC

SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.

Use these keyboard shortcuts for dialog boxes :


To Press

Move forward through tabs. CTRL + TAB

Move backward through tabs. CTRL + SHIFT+TAB

Move forward through options. TAB

Move backward through options. SHIFT + TAB

Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option. ALT+Underlined letter

Carry out the command for the active option or button. ENTER

Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box. SPACEBAR

Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons. Arrow keys
Display Help. F1

Display the items in the active list. F4

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

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1 comments:

silicon fabrication December 23, 2010 at 3:18 AM  

I've searched for shortcut for moving the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. Thanks for the tip.

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