Computer Short Keys

February 26, 2016 in I T

Computer Short Keys

Keyboard Shortcuts

[Delete]
Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
[[Shift]] + [Delete]
Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
[F2]
Rename the selected item
[Ctrl] + [Right Arrow]
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
[Ctrl] + [Left Arrow]
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
[Ctrl] + [Down Arrow]
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
[Ctrl] + [Up Arrow]
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
[Ctrl] + [[Shift]] + an arrow key
Select a block of text
[[Shift]] with any arrow key
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select
text within a document
[Ctrl] with any arrow key + [Space]
Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
[Ctrl] + [A]
Select all items in a document or window
[F3]
Search for a file or folder
[Alt] + [Enter]
Display properties for the selected item
[Alt] + [F4]
Exit the active program
[Alt] + [Space]
Open the shortcut menu for the active window
[Ctrl] + [F4]
Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have
multiple documents open simultaneously)
[Alt] + [Tab]
Switch between open programs or items
[Ctrl]+ [Alt] + [Tab]
Use the arrow keys to switch between open items (Vista only). Hit
[Enter] to select the program you want to switch to
[Ctrl] + Mouse scroll wheel
Change the size of icons on the desktop � (Vista only)
[Windows] + [Tab]
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3D
(Vista only). In XP, cycle through programs using the taskbar
buttons and hit [Enter] to select a program
[Ctrl] + [Windows] + [Tab]
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by
using Windows Flip 3D (Vista only). Hit [Enter] to select the program
you want to switch to
[Alt] + [Esc]
Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
[F6]
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
[F4]
Display the Address bar list in Windows Explorer
[[Shift]] + [F10]
Display the right-click menu for the selected item
[Ctrl] + [Esc] or [Windows]
Open the Start menu
[Alt] + underlined letter (in program menu)
Display the corresponding menu � for Example, [Alt] + [F] in a program
opens the File menu
[F10]
Activate the menu bar in the active program
[Right Arrow] (in menu bar)
Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
[Left Arrow] (in menu bar)
Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
[F5]
Refresh the active window
[Alt] + [Up Arrow]
View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
[Esc]
Cancel the current task
[Ctrl] + [[Shift]] + [Esc]
Open Task Manager. Also [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete] in Windows XP
Hold down [[Shift]] when you insert a CD / DVD
Prevent the CD / DVD from automatically playing

General Shortcuts
These are applicable to nearly all Windows programs

[F1]
Display Help. When in Windows Explorer or viewing the desktop,
this shows you Windows Help. Otherwise, shows you the active
program�s documentation.
[Ctrl] + [C]
Copy the selected item or text
[Ctrl] + [X]
Cut the selected item or text
[Ctrl] + [V]
Paste the selected item or text
[Ctrl] + [Z]
Undo the last action
[Ctrl] + [Y]
Redo the last action

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