Sunday, November 29, 2009

100 keyboard shortcuts
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+SPACEBAR (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+SPACEBAR (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

F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)

RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)

LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)

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)

Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts

CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)

TAB (Move forward through the options)

SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)

ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding

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)

Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)

F1 key (Display Help)

F4 key (Display the items in the active list)

BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)

micro$oft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts

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)

Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts

Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)

Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)

Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)

SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)

NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)

Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)

Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

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

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)

Shortcut Keys for Character Map

After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the
grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:

RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)

LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)

UP ARROW (Move up one row)

DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)

PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)

PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)

HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)

END (Move to the end of the line)

CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)

CTRL+END (Move to the last character)

SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)

micro$oft Management Console (MMC) Main Window Keyboard Shortcuts

CTRL+O (Open a saved console)

CTRL+N (Open a new console)

CTRL+S (Save the open console)

CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)

CTRL+W (Open a new window)

F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)

ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)

ALT+F4 (Close the console)

ALT+A (Display the Action menu)

ALT+V (Display the View menu)

ALT+F (Display the File menu)

ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)

MMC Console Window Keyboard Shortcuts

CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)

ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)

SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)

F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)

F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)

CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)

CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)

ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)

F2 key (Rename the selected item)

CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console
window, this shortcut closes the console)

Remote Desktop Connection Navigation

CTRL+ALT+END (Open the m*cro$oft Windows NT Security dialog box)

ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)

ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)

ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)

ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)

CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)

ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)

CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the
Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
m*cro$oft Internet Explorer Navigation

CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
CTRL+W (Close the current window)

Press Win+L to switch to the Welcome screen.
Press Win+L to lock your workstation.
You can switch users without going through the Welcome screen: From
Task Manager, go to the Users tab, right-click a user, and select
Hold down the shift key in the shutdown dialog to change "Stand By"
to "Hibernate". Or just press H to hibernate instantly. You can
even use the Power Control Panel to configure your power button to
To disable the password when resuming from standby or hibernation,
open the Power Control Panel and uncheck "Prompt for password after
returning from standby" on the Advanced tab.
You can rename multiple files all at once: Select a group of files,
right-click the first file, and select "Rename". Type in a name for
the first file, and the rest will follow.
Hold down the shift key when switching to thumbnail view to hide the
file names. Do it again to bring them back.
When dragging a file in Explorer, you can control the operation that
will be performed when you release the mouse button:

Hold the Control key to force a Copy.

Hold the Shift key to force a Move.

Hold the Alt key to force a Create Shortcut.
If you create a file called Folder.jpg, that image will be used as
the thumbnail for the folder. What's more, that image will also be
used as the album art in Windows Media Player for all media files in
that folder.
From the View Menu, select "Choose Details" to select which file
properties should be shown in the Explorer window. To sort by a file
property, check its name in the "Choose Details" in order to make
that property available in the "Arrange Icons by" menu.
To display the volume control icon in the taskbar, go to the Sounds
and Audio Devices Control Panel and select "Place volume icon in the
Hold down the shift key when deleting a file to delete it
immediately instead of placing it in the Recycle Bin. Files deleted
in this way cannot be restored.
If you hold down the shift key while clicking "No" in a Confirm File
Operation dialog, the response will be interpreted as "No to All".
To save a document with an extension other than the one a program
wants to use, enclose the entire name in quotation marks. For
example, if you run Notepad and save a file under the name


it will actually be saved under the name Dr.Z.txt. But if you type


then the document will be saved under the name Dr.Z. Note that a
document so-named cannot be opened via double-clicking since the
extension is no longer ".txt".
Put a shortcut to your favorite editor in your Send To folder and it
will appear in your "Send To" menu. You can then right-click any
file and send it to your editor.
Ctrl+Shift+Escape will launch Task Manager.
To arrange two windows side-by-side, switch to the first window,
then hold the Control key while right-clicking the taskbar button of
the second window. Select "Tile Vertically".
To close several windows at once, hold down the Control key while
clicking on the taskbar buttons of each window. Once you have
selected all the windows you want to close, right-click the last
button you selected and pick "Close Group".
You can turn a folder into a desktop toolbar by dragging the icon of
the desired folder to the edge of the screen. You can then turn it
into a floating toolbar by dragging it from the edge of the screen
into the middle of the screen. (It helps if you minimize all
application windows first.)
You can turn a folder into a taskbar toolbar.

First, unlock your taskbar.

Next, drag the icon of the desired folder to the space between the
taskbar buttons and the clock. (Wait for the no-entry cursor to
change to an arrow. It's a very tiny space; you will have to hunt
for it.)

You can rearrange and resize the taskbar toolbar you just created.

You can even turn the taskbar toolbar into a menu by resizing it
until only its name is visible.
In the Address Bar, type "microsoft" and hit Ctrl+Enter. Internet
Explorer automatically inserts the " http://www." and ".com" for you.
To remove an AutoComplete entry from a Web form, highlight the item
in the AutoComplete dropdown and press the Delete key.

To remove all Web form AutoComplete entries, go to the Internet
Explorer Tools menu, select Internet Options, Content, AutoComplete,
then press the "Clear Forms" button.
To organize your Favorites in Explorer instead of using the Organize
Favorites dialog, hold the shift key while selecting "Organize
Favorites" from the Favorites menu of an Explorer window.
You can organize your Favorites by dragging the items around your
Favorites menu.

Alternatively, you can open the Favorites pane and hold the Alt key
while pressing the up and down arrows to change the order of your
To run Internet Explorer fullscreen, press F11. Do it again to
return to normal mode.
If your "Printers and Faxes" folder is empty, you can hide
the "Printers and Faxes" icon when viewed from other computers by
stopping the Print Spooler service.
To add or remove columns from Details mode, select Choose Details
from the View menu, or just right-click the column header bar.
In Internet Explorer, hold the Shift key while turning the mouse
wheel to go forwards or backwards.
In Internet Explorer, hold the Shift key while clicking on a link to
open the Web page in a new window.
In Internet Explorer, type Ctrl+D to add the current page to your

This and many more keyboard shortcuts can be found by going to
Internet Explorer, clicking the Help menu, then selecting Contents
and Index. From the table of contents, open Accessibility and
click "Using Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts".
In some applications (such as Internet Explorer), holding the
Control key while turning the mouse wheel will change the font size.
To shut down via Remote Desktop, click the Start button, then type

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