Sunday, 18 September 2011

Keyboard Shortcut keys for Microsoft windows XP, Vista and Seven

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Keyboard Shortcut keys for Microsoft windows XP, Vista and Seven

F8 (during boot)                                Holding F8 when booting displays the Windows Boot Menu
SHIFT (during boot)              Holding SHIFT down when booting forces Windows into Safe Mode
CTRL + ALT + DEL                          Displays the Task Manager or Windows Security dialog box
ALT + TAB                                        Static rotate forward between currently open applications
ALT + SHIFT + TAB                         Static rotate backward between currently open applications
WINDOWS KEY + TAB                   Live view rotate forward between currently open applications
WINDOWS KEY + SHIFT + TAB    Live view rotate backward between currently open applications
                      Rotates through currently open applications in the order they were started

ALT + PRINT SCREEN           Sends a screen shot of the current application to the Windows clipboard
CTRL + ESC                            Displays the Windows Start Menu (same as with the Windows Key)
CTRL + + (on numeric keypad)       Resize column to size of longest item in Windows Explorer details view
SHIFT + *              Opens folder currently selected in Windows Explorer and all sub-folders
F1                           Displays the Help window for the current application
F2                           Renames currently highlighted object
F3                           Displays the Windows Search dialogue
F4                           Positions cursor at the Address Bar in Windows & Internet Explorer
F5                           Refreshes contents in Windows & Internet Explorer
ALT + F4                     Closes current application
CTRL + F4                   Closes currently open window in current application
CTRL + Z                     Reverses last made change(s) in current document or field
ALT + ENTER              Opens the properties dialogue for the currently highlighted object
SHIFT + f10                  Displays the context menu (same as with the Application Key or right mouse click
SHIFT + DEL                Deletes objects directly, does not send them to the Recycle Bin
SHIFT (inserting CD/DVD)     Holding SHIFT when inserting a CD or DVD prevents auto-play
SHIFT (selecting objects)        Holding SHIFT down while selecting objects selects objects inclusively
CTRL (selecting objects)         Holding CTRL down while selecting objects selects objects individually
WINDOWS KEY + D           Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop (using this combination again restores all minimized windows)
WINDOWS KEY + TAB           Cycles through open applications via the taskbar
WINDOWS KEY + E             Starts Windows Explorer to browse local computer
WINDOWS KEY +               Displays the Windows Search dialogue
WINDOWS KEY + CTRL + F      Displays the Windows Search for Computers dialogue
WINDOWS KEY + F1            Displays the Microsoft Windows Help window
WINDOWS KEY + L             Locks the computer
WINDOWS KEY + M             Minimizes all open windows
WINDOWS KEY + SHIFT + M     Restores all windows minimized using WINDOWS KEY + M
WINDOWS KEY + R             Displays the Run dialogue window
WINDOWS KEY + U             Displays the Windows Utility Manager
WINDOWS KEY + PAUSE         Displays the Windows System Properties dialogue


F1                       Displays the current application’s Help window
CTRL + A          Selects all text in current document
CTRL + B          BOLD highlighted text
CTRL + I           ITALICIZE highlighted text
CTRL + U          UNDERLINE highlighted text
CTRL + X          Cuts (deletes) all highlighted text
CTRL + C           Copies all highlighted text to the Windows clipboard
CTRL + V           Pastes contents of Windows clipboard into current document at cursor position                                  CTRL + K           Insert hyperlink
CTRL + P           Displays the print dialogue
CTRL + Z           Undo last action
CTRL + Y           Repeat last action
ALT + E              Opens the EDIT menu in the current application
ALT + F              Opens the FILE menu in the current application
SHIFT + INS                 Pastes contents of Windows clipboard into current document
HOME                           Positions cursor at beginning of current line
CTRL + HOME             Positions cursor at beginning of current document
END                              Positions cursor at end of current line
CTRL + END                Positions cursor at end of current document
SHIFT + HOME            Selects all text from current position to beginning of current line
SHIFT + END                Selects all text from current position to end of current line
CTRL + LEFT ARROW         Moves cursor to the left one word at a time
CTRL + RIGHT ARROW       Moves cursor to the right one word at a time

Keyboard Shortcut keys for Microsoft windows XP, Vista and Seven

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