Save Time With Keyboard Shortcuts


Included on your computer are many keyboard shortcuts. The windows key plus m will minimize all open windows. To copy use the ctrl key plus c, to cut ctrl plus x, to paste ctrl plus v. the one I use the most is ctrl plus z. redo plus y is listed but I have never been able to get this one to work. These keys will often work in other applications such as Microsoft Office. Non-Microsoft applications will often program these keys into their software. The best way to find out is just to experiment and see what works. When you are copying a line of text you will see a plus, if you are moving it you will not. If it is not what you want try ctrl plus z. Here is a complete list of the Keyboard Shortcuts.

Switches between minimizing all open programs and showing them all. Win + D
Opens the Run Window Win + R
Open System Properties Win + Break/Pause
Copy the selected item CTRL while dragging an item
Select / highlight a block of text CTRL+SHIFT with arrow key
Browse through windows in the order that they had been opened Alt + Esc
Copy the file CTRL + C
Paste the file CTRL + V
Cut the file CTRL + X
Undo CTRL + Z
Reverse last Undo action if possible CTRL + Y
Open Utility Manager Win + U
Open Windows Exporer Win + E
Open Context Menu Shift + F10
Navigate tabs on a tabbed screen Ctrl + Tab

Keyboard Shortcut Result in Windows ® XP - General
CTRL and A Selects all the items in the active window.
CTRL and C Copies the item or items to the Clipboard and can be pasted using CTRL and V.
CTRL and F Displays the Find all files dialog box.
CTRL and G Displays the Go to folder dialog box.
CTRL and N Displays the New dialog box.
CTRL and O Displays the Open dialog box.
CTRL and P Displays the Print dialog box.
CTRL and S Displays the Save dialog box.
CTRL and V Pastes the copied item or items from the Clipboard.
CTRL and X Cuts the item or items selected to the Clipboard.
CTRL and Z Undoes the last action.
CTRL and F4 Closes the active document window.
CTRL while dragging an item Copy the selected item
CTRL+SHIFT with arrow keys Highlight a block of text
CTRL+F4 Close the active document
CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu
CTRL and F6 Opens the next document window in the active application.
Keyboard Shortcut Result in Windows ® XP - General
ALT+ENTER View the properties for the selected item
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program
ALT+SPACEBAR Open the shortcut menu for the active window
ALT+TAB Switch between the open items
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened
Keyboard Shortcut Result in Windows ® XP - General
F1 key Gives help on the active window or selected item.
F2 key Rename the selected item
F3 key Search for a file or a folder
F4 key Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
F5 key Update the active window
F6 key Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 key Activate the menu bar in the active program
Keyboard Shortcut Result in Windows ® XP - General
Windows Logo Display or hide the Start menu
Windows Logo+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows Logo+D Display the desktop
Windows Logo+M Minimize all of the windows
Windows Logo+SHIFT+M Restore the minimized windows
Windows Logo+E Open My Computer
Windows Logo+F Search for a file or a folder
CTRL+Windows Logo+F Search for computers
Windows Logo+F1 Display Windows Help
Windows Logo+ L Lock the keyboard
Windows Logo+R Open the Run dialog box
Windows Logo+U Open Utility Manager
Keyboard Shortcut Result in Windows ® XP - Dialogue Box
TAB Move forward through the options
SHIFT+TAB Move backward through the options
CTRL+TAB Move forward through the tabs
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB Move backward through the tabs
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
F1 key Display Help
F4 key Display the items in the active list
Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
BACKSPACE Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
Keyboard Shortcut Result in Windows ® XP - Windows Explorer
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

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