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Keyboard Shortcuts

 

Keys Action
ALT+ SPACEBAR opens control menu
SPACEBAR hitting this will finalize a selection of an item in a list or an icon on the screen
ENTER will activate a selected item. Hitting Enter with a program icon selected will open the program. with a button highlighted, will activate the "button.
CTRL+Z  undo
CTRL+Y redo
CTRL+A select all
CTRL+X cut
CTRL+C copy
CTRL+V paste
CTRL+P print
CTRL+S save
CTRL+ALT+DEL reboots the computer
CTRL+Esc same as clicking on the "start button" in the taskbar area of the screen.
ALT+F4  shuts down the selected program.
TAB takes you from one field to another, one "button" to another, one icon to another etc.
SHIFT+TAB it tabs you backward.
HOME to beginning of line or far left of field or screen.
END to end of line, or far right of field or screen.
CTRL+home to the top.
CTRL+END to the bottom.
PAGE UP moves you up in your document or dialogue box by one page.
PAGE DOWN moves you down in your document or dialogue list by one page.
ARROW KEYS these will move you about the screen or dialogue box, or menu, not just a document.
ESC cancel, or get rid of something like box or window that popped up when you didn't want i
ALT + the underlined letter in a menu item carries out the action.
SHIFT+F10 like right click, brings up context menu.
ALT+TAB cycles through open applications.
[ALT] + down arrow opens up a "Drop down list"
[ALT] + TAB holding down the [ALT] and hitting tab cycles you

 

 

General folder / Windows Explorer shortcuts for a selected object

 Keys

Action
F2 Rename
F3 Find
CTRL+X, C, or V Cut, Copy, or Paste
SHIFT+DELETE Delete immediately without putting the file in Recycle Bin
ALT+ENTER Properties                    
ALT+double-click Properties
CTRL+right-click Put alternative verbs on the context menu (Open With)
SHIFT+double-click Explore the object if it has an Explore Command
CTRL+drag a file to a folder Copy a file
CTRL+SHIFT+drag a file to the desktop or a folder Create a shortcut
CTRL+ESC,ESC,TAB,SHIFT+F10 to a folder Copy a file Open taskbar properties
CTRL+SHIFT+drag a file to the desktop or a folder Create a shortcut

 

 General control over folders/Windows Explorer

F4 (Explorer) Displays the combo box
F5  Refresh
F6 Switches between panes in Windows Explorer CTRL+(Windows Explorer) Go to
CTRL+Z Undo                
CTRL+A Select all
BACKSPACE SHIFT+ Goes to the parent folder

 

Closes this folder and all its parent folders In Windows Explorer

Num* Expands everything under selection
Num - Expands selection
Num+ or Right arrow Collapses selection
Right arrow Expands current selection if it's collapsed; otherwise goes to the first child.   
Left arrow Collapses current selection if it's expanded; otherwise goes to the parent

 

 In Properties

CTRL+TAB or CTRL+SHIFT+TAB Switches between Properties tabs

 

In Open/Save Common Dialog Boxes

F4 drop down the location list
F5 Refresh the view
Backspace Go to parent folder if focus is on view window

 

General Keyboard-Only Commands

F1 Help
F10 Goes to menu mode
SHIFT+F10 Context menu for selected item
CTRL+ESC Brings up Start menu
CTRL+ESC, ESC Focus on the Start button
SHIFT+F10  Context menu
ALT+TAB Switch to the running program
SHIFT while inserting CD Bypasses auto-run
Alt+M when focus is on taskbar Minimizes all windows

 

Accessibility Shortcuts

Tap SHIFT 5 times Hold down Right Toggles Sticky Keys on/off
SHIFT for 8 seconds Hold down Num Lock for 5 seconds Toggles Filter Keys on/off
Left ALT+LEFT+SHIFT+NumLock Toggles Toggle Keys on/off
Left ALT+LEFT+SHIFT+PrintScreen Toggles MouseKeys on/off
Toggles High Contrast on/off