Keyboard Shortcuts Part 2

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3. Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

 

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for use in dialog boxes.
Press this keyTo do this
CTRL+TAB
Move forward through tabs
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Move back through tabs
TAB
Move forward through options
SHIFT+TAB
Move back through options
ALT+underlined letter
Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
ENTER
Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
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
Display Help
F4
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

4. Microsoft keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for use with Microsoft keyboards.
Press this keyTo do this
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key
Open or close the Start menu
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+PAUSE
Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+D
Display the desktop
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+M
Minimize all windows
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+SHIFT+M
Restore minimized windows to the desktop
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+E
Open Computer
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+F
Search for a file or folder
CTRL+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+F
Search for computers (if you are on a network)
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+L
Lock your computer or switch users
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+R
Open the Run dialog box
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+T
Cycle through programs on the taskbar
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
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+SPACEBAR
Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+G
Cycle through Sidebar gadgets
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+U
Open Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+X
Open Windows Mobility Center
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo keywith any number key
Open the Quick Launch shortcut that is in the position that corresponds to the number. For example, Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+1 to launch the first shortcut in the Quick Launch menu.

5. Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Windows Explorer windows or folders.
Press this keyTo do this
CTRL+N
Open a new window
END
Display the bottom of the active window
HOME
Display the top of the active window
F11
Maximize or minimize the active window
NUM LOCK+ASTERISK (*) on numeric keypad
Display all subfolders under the selected folder
NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN (+) on numeric keypad
Display the contents of the selected folder
NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN (-) on numeric keypad
Collapse the selected folder
LEFT ARROW
Collapse the current selection (if it is expanded), or select the parent folder
ALT+LEFT ARROW
View the previous folder
RIGHT ARROW
Display the current selection (if it is collapsed), or select the first subfolder
ALT+RIGHT ARROW
View the next folder
CTRL+Mouse scroll wheel
Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
ALT+D
Select the Address bar
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