Keyboard Shortcuts
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Keyboard Shortcuts (Microsoft Windows)

Keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Windows

  • 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+SPACE BAR – 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+SPACE BAR – 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 sub menu
  • LEFT ARROW – Open the next menu to the left, or close a sub menu
  • 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

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