Useful Keyboard Shortcut for Windows

The desktop is the most used user interface in Windows, so any keyboard shortcut that helps you do stuff faster is a good thing.

Keyboard Shortcut for Windows

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
06SHIFT+DELETEDelete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin
07CTRL While Dragging an ItemCopy the selected item
08CTRL+SHIFT While Dragging an ItemCreate a shortcut to the selected item
09F2 KeyRename the selected item
10CTRL+RIGHT ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the next word
11CTRL+LEFT ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word
12CTRL+DOWN ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph
13CTRL+UP ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph
14CTRL+SHIFT With Any of The Arrow KeysHighlight a block of text
15CTRL+ASelect all
16F3 KeySearch for a file or a folder
17ALT+ENTERView the properties for the selected item
18ALT+F4Close the active item, or quit the active program
19ALT+ENTERDisplay the properties of the selected object
20ALT+SPACEBAROpen the shortcut menu for the active window
21CTRL+F4Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents opensimultaneou sly
22ALT+TABSwitch between the open items
23ALT+ESCCycle through items in the order that they had been opened
24F6 KeyCycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
25F4 KeyDisplay the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
26SHIFT+F10Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
27ALT+SPACEBARDisplay the System menu for the active window
28CTRL+ESCDisplay the Start menu
29ALT+Underlined Letter in a Menu NameDisplay the corresponding menu) Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command
30F10 KeyActivate the menu bar in the active program
31RIGHT ARROWOpen the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
32LEFT ARROWOpen the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
33F5 KeyUpdate the active window
34BACKSPACEView the folder onelevel up in My Computer or Windows Explorer
35ESCCancel the current task
36SHIFT When You Insert a CD-ROM Into The CD-ROM DrivePrevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing

Dialog Box – Keyboard Shortcuts

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01CTRL+TABMove forward through the tabs
02CTRL+SHIFT+TABMove backward through the tabs
03TABMove forward through the options
04SHIFT+TABMove backward through the options
05ALT+Underlined LetterPerform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option
06ENTERPerform the command for the active option or button
07SPACEBARSelect or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
08Arrow KeysSelect a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
09F1 KeyDisplay Help
10F4 KeyDisplay the items in the active list
11BACKSPACEOpen a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Windows LogoDisplay or hide the Start menu
02Windows Logo+BREAKDisplay the System Properties dialog box
03Windows Logo+DDisplay the desktop
04Windows Logo+MMinimize all of the windows
05Windows Logo+SHIFT+MRestorethe minimized windows
06Windows Logo+EOpen My Computer
07Windows Logo+FSearch for a file or a folder
08CTRL+Windows Logo+FSearch for computers
09Windows Logo+F1Display Windows Help
10Windows Logo+ LLock the keyboard
11Windows Logo+ROpen the Run dialog box
12Windows Logo+UOpen Utility Manager

Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01Right SHIFT for eight secondsSwitch FilterKeys either on or off
02Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREENSwitch High Contrast either on or off
03Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCKSwitch the MouseKeys either on or off
04SHIFT Five Times
05NUM LOCK For Five SecondsSwitch the ToggleKeys either on or off
06Windows Logo +UOpen Utility Manager

Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01ENDDisplay the bottom of the active window
02HOMEDisplay the top of the active window
03NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*)Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder
04NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+)Display the contents of the selected folder

MMC COnsole Windows Shortcut keys

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01SHIFT+F10Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item
02F1 KeyOpen the Help topic, if any, for the selected item
03F5 KeyUpdate the content of all console windows
04CTRL+F10Maximize the active console window
05CTRL+F5Restore the active console window
06ALT+ENTERDisplay the Properties dialog box, if any, for theselected item
07F2 KeyRename the selected item
08CTRL+F4Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console

Remote Desktop Connection Navigation

Sr.NoShortcut KeyDescription
01CTRL+ALT+ENDOpen the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box
02ALT+PAGE UPSwitch between programs from left to right.
03ALT+PAGE DOWNSwitch between programs from right to left.
04ALT+INSERTCycle through the programs in most recently used order.
05ALT+HOMEDisplay the Start menu.
06CTRL+ALT+BREAKSwitch the client computer between a window and a full screen.
07ALT+DELETEDisplay the Windows menu
08CTRL+ALT+Minus signPlace 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.
09CTRL+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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