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WIN XP GENERAL SHORTCUT KEYS

 

Switch FilterKeys on and off

RIGHT SHIFT for eight seconds

Switch High Contrast on and off

LEFT ALT+LEFT SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN

Switch MouseKeys on and off

LEFT ALT+LEFT SHIFT+NUM LOCK

Switch StickyKeys on and off

SHIFT five times

Switch ToggleKeys on and off

NUM LOCK for five seconds

Bypass AutoPlay when inserting a compact disc

Shift while inserting the CD-ROM

Copy a selected file

Control + C

Delete an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin

Shift + Delete

Launch the "find" tool of Windows

F3 or Windows Key + F

Display a selected itemís shortcut menu

Application key

Refresh the contents of a window

F5

Rename an item

F2

Select all items

CONTROL+A

View an itemís properties

ALT+ENTER

Cycle through buttons on the taskbar

Windows + Tab

Display Find: All Files

Windows + F

Display Find: Computer

Control + Windows Key +F or F3

Display Help

Windows Key + F1

Display the Run command

Windows Key + R

Display the Start menu

Windows Key

Display the System Properties dialog box

Windows Key + Break

Display Windows Explorer

Windows Key + E

Minimize or restore all windows

Windows Key + D

Undo minimize all windows

Shift + windows Key +M

Activate the menu bar in programs

F10 or Alt

Close all currently opened menus and return to the application

Alt

Carry out a command in the menu

Alt + Underlined letter in menu

Close the current window.

Control + F4

Close the current window or quit a program

Alt + F4

Copy

Control + C

Cut

Control + X

Delete

Delete Key

Display Help on current Dialog Box item

F1

Display the current windowís system menu

Alt + Spacebar

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

Shift+F10

Display the Start menu

Control + Escape

Display the system menu for MDI programs

Alt + - (hyphen)

Paste

Control + V

Switch to another window

hold down ALT while repeatedly press Tab

Undo

Control + Z

 

Dialog Box Shortcut Keys

Cancel the current task

Escape

Check a checkbox

Spacebar

Push a button

Spacebar

Activate a command

Alt + underlined letter

Activate a selected button

Spacebar

Move backward through options

Shift + Tab

Move forward through property sheets

Control + Tab

Move backward through property sheets

Control + Shift + Tab

Move forward through options

Tab

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

Backspace

Open the "Save As" Dialog Box

F4

Refresh the Save As or Open dialog box

F5

 

Windows Explorer and My Computer

Close the selected folder and all of its parent folders

Hold down shift while pressing enter on "close" from the file menu.

Move backward to the previous folder

Alt + Left Arrow

Move forward to the previous folder

Alt + Right Arrow

Move up one level

Backspace

 

  • 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)

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 Normal mode when a character is selected)

Microsoft 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)
  • CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
  • CTRL+W (Close the current window)

 

 

 

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