Keyboard Shortcuts Part 1

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1.  Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that can help make your computer easier to use.
Press this key To do this
Right SHIFT for eight seconds
Turn Filter Keys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (or PRTSCRN)
Turn High Contrast on or off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK
Turn Mouse Keys on or off
SHIFT five times
Turn Sticky Keys on or off
NUM LOCK for five seconds
Turn Toggle Keys on or off
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+U
Open the Ease of Access Center

 2.  General keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains general keyboard shortcuts.
Press this key To do this
F1
Display Help
CTRL+C
Copy the selected item
CTRL+X
Cut the selected item
CTRL+V
Paste the selected item
CTRL+Z
Undo an action
CTRL+Y
Redo an action
DELETE
Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
SHIFT+DELETE
Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
F2
Rename the selected item
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
CTRL+UP ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
CTRL+SHIFT with an arrow key
Select a block of text
SHIFT with any arrow key
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
CTRL with any arrow key+SPACEBAR
Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
CTRL+A
Select all items in a document or window
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F3
Search for a file or folder
ALT+ENTER
Display properties for the selected item
ALT+F4
Close the active item, or exit the active program
ALT+SPACEBAR
Open the shortcut menu for the active window
CTRL+F4
Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
ALT+TAB
Switch between open items
CTRL+ALT+TAB
Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
CTRL+Mouse scroll wheel
Change the size of icons on the desktop
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+TAB
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
CTRL+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+TAB
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
ALT+ESC
Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
F6
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F4
Display the Address bar list in Windows Explorer
SHIFT+F10
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
CTRL+ESC
Open the Start menu
ALT+underlined letter
Display the corresponding menu
ALT+underlined letter
Perform the menu command (or other underlined command)
F10
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
Refresh the active window
ALT+UP ARROW
View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
ESC
Cancel the current task
CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
Open Task Manager
SHIFT when you insert a CD
Prevent the CD from automatically playing

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