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Short Keys For Windows

Using short keys for windows will save your time and will make you more efficient.Below are some of the most commonly used Short cut Keys For Windows.


Short Keys For Windows


  • F1: Help
  • CTRL + ESC: Open start menu
  • ALT + TAB: Switch between open programs
  • ALT + F4: Quit program
  • SHIFT + DELETE: Delete item permanently
  • Windows + L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL + ALT + DELETE)

Windows program combination short cut keys


  • CTRL + C: Copy
  • CTRL + X: Cut
  • CTRL + V: Paste
  • CTRL + Z: Undo
  • CTRL + B: Bold
  • CTRL + U: Underline
  • CTRL + I: Italic

Short keys and Mouse Click

  • SHIFT + right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
  • SHIFT + double click: Runs the alternate default command
  • ALT + double click: Displays properties
  • SHIFT + DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin

Below are some Windows general Short keys


  • F1: Starts Windows Help
  • F10: Activates menu bar options
  • SHIFT + F10 Open a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
  • CTRL + ESC: Open the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
  • CTRL + ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT + F10 for a context menu)
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ESC: Open Windows Task Manager
  • ALT + DOWN ARROW: Open a drop-down list box
  • ALT + TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
  • SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
  • ALT + SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
  • ALT + - (ALT + hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
  • CTRL + TAB: Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program
  • ALT + underlined letter in menu: Open the menu
  • ALT + F4: Closes the current window
  • CTRL + F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
  • ALT + F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program

Windows short keys for a selected object


  • F2: Rename object
  • F3: Find all files
  • CTRL + X: Cut
  • CTRL + C: Copy
  • CTRL + V: Paste
  • SHIFT + DELETE: Delete item without moving to the Recycle Bin
  • ALT + ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object
  • To copy a file
  • Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another folder.
  • To create a shortcut
  • Press and hold down CTRL + SHIFT while you drag a file to the desktop or a folder.

Short cut control keys


  • F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
  • F5: Refreshes the current window.
  • F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
  • CTRL + G: Open the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)
  • CTRL + Z: Undo the last command
  • CTRL + A: Select all the items in the current window
  • BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
  • SHIFT + click + Close button: For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders

Windows Explorer navigation short keys


  • Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection
  • Numeric Keypad + : Expands the current selection
  • Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.
  • RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded, otherwise goes to the first child
  • LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent
  • Properties control
  • CTRL + TAB/CTRL + SHIFT + TAB: Move through the property tabs

Other Window short keys shortcuts


  • Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
  • Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off
  • Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
  • Left ALT + left SHIFT + NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
  • Left ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off

Microsoft Natural Keyboard keys


  • Windows key : Start menu
  • Windows key+ R: Run dialog box
  • Windows key + M: Minimize all
  • SHIFT + Windows key  + M: Undo minimize all
  • Windows key + F1: Help
  • Windows key + E: Windows Explorer
  • Windows key + F: Find files or folders
  • Windows key + D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
  • CTRL + Windows key + F: Find computer
  • CTRL + Windows key + TAB: Moves focus from Start
  • Windows key + TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
  • Windows key + Break: System Properties dialog box
  • Application key: Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item
  • Keyboard window key shortcut
  • Windows key + L: Log off Windows
  • Windows key + P: Starts Print Manager
  • Windows key + C: Open Control Panel
  • Windows key + V: Starts Clipboard
  • Windows key + K: Open Keyboard Properties dialog box
  • Windows key + I: Open Mouse Properties dialog box
  • Windows key + A: Starts Accessibility Options (if installed)
  • Windows key + S: Toggles CAPS LOCK on and off

Dialog box keyboard short keys


  • TAB: Move to the next control in the dialog box
  • SHIFT + TAB: Move to the previous control in the dialog box
  • SPACE BAR: If the current control is a button, this clicks the button. If the current control is a check box, this toggles the check box. If the current control is an option, this selects the option.
  • ENTER: Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with the outline)
  • ESC: Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button
  • ALT + underlined letter in dialog box item: Move to the corresponding item
I hope that these shortkeys will help you save your time.You can also check Windows 7 Shortcuts keys