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Microsoft Windows

shortcut
action
CTRL+C
Copy
CTRL+Z
undo
CTRL+X
Cut
CTRL+V
Paste
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+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
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 onelevel up in My Computer or Windows Explorer
ESC
Cancel the current task
 

Dialog Box

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 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
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

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 folder
NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+)
Display the contents of the selected folder

Microsoft Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

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
 

Microsoft 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
Restorethe 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

MMC Console keyboard shortcuts

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 thesel­ected 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
 

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

Remote Desktop Connection Navigation

CTRL+A­LT+END
Open the Microsoft 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 asnapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipbo­ardand provide the same functi­onality aspressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer
 

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