WINDOWS KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS


Windows System Key Combinations
CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
ALT+F4: Quit program

Windows Program Key Combinations
CTRL+ B = Bold
CTRL+ C = Copy
CTRL+ I = Italic
CTRL+ A = Select All CTRL+ X = Cut
CTRL+ V = Paste
CTRL+ Z = Undo

Mouse Click/Keyboard Modifier Combinations for Shell Objects
CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu
ALT+ underlined letter: Opens the menu
ALT+F4: Closes the current window
CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI)

To Copy a File
Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another folder.

General Folder/Shortcut Control
F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
F5: Refreshes the current window.
F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
CTRL+G: Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)
CTRL+Z: Undo the last command
CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
SHIFT+click+ Close button: For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders

Accessibility Shortcuts
Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off
Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off

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.