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
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 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 :
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