Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are some important shortcuts for computer users:


* CTRL+C (Copy)
* CTRL+X (Cut)
* CTRL+V (Paste)
* CTRL+Z (Undo)
* DELETE (Delete)
* SHIFT+DELETE
(Delete the selected
item permanently
without placing the
item in the Recycle Bin)
* CTRL while dragging
an item (Copy the
selected item)
* CTRL+SHIFT while
dragging an item
(Create a shortcut to
the selected item)
* F2 key (Rename the
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
in a document)
* CTRL+A (Select all)
* F3 key (Search for a
file or a folder)
* ALT+ENTER (View
the properties for the
selected item)
* ALT+F4 (Close the
active item, or quit the
active program)
* ALT+ENTER (Display
the properties of the
selected object)
* ALT+SPACEBAR
(Open the shortcut
menu for the active
window)
* CTRL+F4 (Close the
active document in
programs that enable
you to have multiple
documents open
simultaneously)
* ALT+TAB (Switch
between the open
items)
* ALT+ESC (Cycle
through items in the
order that they had
been opened)
* F6 key (Cycle
through the screen
elements in a window
or on the desktop)
* F4 key (Display the
Address bar list in My
Computer or Windows
Explorer)
* SHIFT+F10 (Display
the shortcut 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 (Perform
the corresponding
command)
* F10 key (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 key (Update 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-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive (Prevent
the CD-ROM from
automatically playing)
Dialog Box Keyboard
Shortcuts
* CTRL+TAB (Move
forward through the
tabs)
* CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
(Move backward
through the tabs)
* TAB (Move forward
through the options)
* SHIFT+TAB (Move
backward through the
options)
* ALT+Underlined
letter (Perform the
corresponding command
or select the
corresponding option)
* ENTER (Perform 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 key (Display
Help)
* F4 key (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)
Microsoft Natural
Keyboard Shortcuts
* 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)
Accessibility
Keyboard Shortcuts
* Right SHIFT for
eight seconds (Switch
FilterKeys either on or
off)
* Left ALT+left
SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN
(Switch High Contrast
either on or off)
* Left ALT+left
SHIFT+NUM LOCK
(Switch the MouseKeys
either on or off)
* SHIFT five times
(Switch the StickyKeys
either on or off)
* NUM LOCK for five
seconds (Switch the
ToggleKeys either on or
off)
* Windows Logo +U
(Open Utility Manager)
Windows Explorer
Keyboard Shortcuts
* END (Display the
bottom of the active
window)
* HOME (Display the
top of the active
window)
* NUM LOCK+Asterisk
sign (*) (Display all of
the subfolders that are
under the selected
folder)
* NUM LOCK+Plus sign
(+) (Display the
contents of the
selected folder)
* NUM LOCK+Minus
sign (-) (Collapse the
selected folder)
* LEFT ARROW
(Collapse the current
selection if it is
expanded, or select the
parent folder)
* RIGHT ARROW
(Display the current
selection if it is
collapsed, or select the
first subfolder)
Shortcut Keys for
Character Map
* After you double-
click a character on the
grid of characters, you
can move through the
grid by using the
keyboard shortcuts:
* RIGHT ARROW
(Move to the right or to
the beginning of the
next line)
* LEFT ARROW (Move
to the left or to the end
of the previous line)
* UP ARROW (Move
up one row)
* DOWN ARROW
(Move down one row)
* PAGE UP (Move up
one screen at a time)
* PAGE DOWN (Move
down one screen at a
time)
* HOME (Move to the
beginning of the line)
* END (Move to the
end of the line)
* CTRL+HOME (Move
to the first character)
* CTRL+END (Move to
the last character)
* SPACEBAR (Switch
between Enlarged and
Nor mal mode when a
character is selected)
Microsoft
Management Console
(MMC) Main Window
Keyboard Shortcuts
* CTRL+O (Open a
saved console)
* CTRL+N (Open a
new console)
* CTRL+S (Save the
open console)
* CTRL+M (Add or
remove a console item)
* CTRL+W (Open a
new window)
* F5 key (Update the
content of all console
windows)
* ALT+SPACEBAR
(Display the MMC
window menu)
* ALT+F4 (Close the
console)
* ALT+A (Display the
Action menu)
* ALT+V (Display the
View menu)
* ALT+F (Display the
File menu)
* ALT+O (Display the
Favorites menu)
MMC Console Window
Keyboard Shortcuts
* CTRL+P (Print the
current page or active
pane)
* ALT+Minus sign (-)
(Display the window
menu for the active
console window)
* SHIFT+F10 (Display
the Action shortcut
menu for the selected
item)
* F1 key (Open the
Help topic, if any, for
the selected item)
* F5 key (Update the
content of all console
windows)
* CTRL+F10
(Maximize the active
console window)
* CTRL+F5 (Restore
the active console
window)
* ALT+ENTER (Display
the Properties dialog
box, if any, for the
selected item)
* F2 key (Rename the
selected item)
* CTRL+F4 (Close the
active console window.
When a console has only
one console window,
this shortcut closes the
console)
Remote Desktop
Connection
Navigation
* CTRL+ALT+END
(Open the m*cro$oft
Windows NT Security
dialog box)
* ALT+PAGE UP
(Switch between
programs from left to
right)
* ALT+PAGE DOWN
(Switch between
programs from right to
left)
* ALT+INSERT (Cycle
through the programs in
most recently used
order)
* ALT+HOME (Display
the Start menu)
* CTRL+ALT+BREAK
(Switch the client
computer between a
window and a full
screen)
* ALT+DELETE
(Display the Windows
menu)
* CTRL+ALT+Minus
sign (-) (Place a
snapshot of the active
window in the client on
the Terminal server
clipboard and provide
the same functionality
as pressing PRINT
SCREEN on a local
computer.)
* CTRL+ALT+Plus
sign (+) (Place a
snapshot of the entire
client window area on
the Terminal server
clipboard and provide
the same functionality
as pressing ALT+PRINT
SCREEN on a local
computer.)
Internet Explorer
navigation
* CTRL+B (Open the
Organize Favorites
dialog box)
* CTRL+E (Open the
Search bar)
* CTRL+F (Start the
Find utility)
* CTRL+H (Open the
History bar)
* CTRL+I (Open the
Favorites bar)
* CTRL+L (Open the
Open dialog box)
* CTRL+N (Start
another instance of the
browser with the same
Web address)
* CTRL+O (Open the
Open dialog box, the
same as CTRL+L)
* CTRL+P (Open the
Print dialog box)


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