100 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts and Their functions (Windows)
Keyboard shortcut is a sequence or combination of keystrokes on a computer keyboard which invokes commands in software. Some keyboard shortcuts require the user to press a single key or a sequence of keys one after the other. Other keyboard shortcuts require pressing and holding several keys simultaneously. Keyboard shortcuts may depend on the keyboard layout. Keyboard shortcuts are a common aspect of most modern operating systems and associated software applications. Their use is pervasive enough that some users consider them an essential element of their routine interactions with a computer. Whether used as a matter of personal preference or for adaptive technology.
There are various types of Keyboard shortcuts, so I have grouped them up in different Categorizes below:

1. The General Shortcuts

We’ll kickoff the list with some really general shortcuts that you often used.
→CTRL + C =Copy
→CTRL + X = Cut
→CTRL + V = Paste
→CTRL + Z = Undo
→Delete = Delete
→Shift + Delete = Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin
→CTRL while dragging an item = Copy the selected item
→CTRL + Shift while dragging an item = Create a shortcut to the selected item
→F2 key = Rename the selected item
→CTRL + RIGHT ARROW =Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word
→CTRL + LEFT ARROW = Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word
→CTRL + DOWN ARROW = Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph
→CTRL + UP ARROW = Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph
→CTRL + Shift with any of the arrow keys =Highlight a block of text
→Shift with any of the arrow keys = Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in  a document
→CTRL + A = Select all
→F3 key = Search for a file or a folder
→Alt + Enter = View the properties for the selected item
→Alt + F4 = Close the active item, or quit the active program
→Alt + Enter = Display the properties of the selected object
→Alt + Spacebar = Open the shortcut menu for the active window
→CTRL + F4 = Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open  simultaneously
→Alt + Tab = Switch between the open items
→Alt + ESC =Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened
→F6 key = Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
→F4 key = Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
→Shift + F10 = Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
→Alt + Spacebar = Display the System menu for the active window
→CTRL + ESC = Display the Start menu
→Alt + Underlined letter in a menu name = Display the corresponding menu
→Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu = Perform the corresponding command
→F10 key = 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 key = Update the active window
→Backspace = View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer
→ESC = Cancel the current task
→Shift when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive = Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing.


2. Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts

→CTRL + Tab = Move forward through the tabs
→CTRL + Shift + Tab = Move backward through the tabs
→Tab = Move forward through the options
→Shift + Tab = Move backward through the options
→Alt + Underlined letter = Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option
→Enter = Perform the command for the active option or button
→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 key = Display Help
→F4 key = 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.


3. MMC Console Window Keyboard Shortcuts

→CTRL + P = Print the current page or active pane
→Alt + - = Display the window menu for the active console window
→Shift + F10 = Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item
→F1 key = Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item
→F5 key = Update the content of all console windows
→CTRL + F10 = Maximize the active console window
→CTRL + F5 = Restore the active console window
→Alt + Enter = Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item
→F2 key =Rename the selected item
→CTRL + F4 = Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console.


4. Remote Desktop Connection Navigation

→CTRL + Alt + END = Open the microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box
→Alt + PAGE UP = Switch between programs from left to right
→Alt + PAGE DOWN = Switch between programs from right to left
→Alt + INSERT = Cycle through the programs in most recently used order
→Alt + HOME = Display the Start menu
→CTRL + Alt + BREAK = Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen
→Alt + Delete = Display the Windows menu
→CTRL + Alt + - = Place 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
→CTRL + Alt + + = Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing Alt + PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.


5. Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts

→Right Shift for eight seconds =Switch Filter Keys either on or off
→Left Alt + left Shift + PRINT SCREEN = Switch High Contrast either on or off
→Left Alt + left Shift + NUM LOCK = Switch the Mouse Keys either on or off
→Shift five times = Switch the Sticky Keys either on or off
→NUM LOCK for five seconds = Switch the Toggle Keys either on or off
→Win + U = Open Utility Manager


6. Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts

→Win = Display or hide the Start menu
→Win + BREAK = Display the System Properties dialog box
→Win + D = Display the desktop
→Win + M = Minimize all of the windows
→Win + Shift + M =Restore the minimized windows
→Win + E =Open My Computer
→Win + F =Search for a file or a folder
→CTRL + Win + F = Search for computers
→Win + F1 = Display Windows Help
→Win + L = Lock the keyboard
→Win + R = Open the Run dialog box
→Win + U = Open Utility Manager


7. Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Main Keyboard Shortcuts

→CTRL + O =Open a saved console
→CTRL + N = Open a new console
→CTRL + S = Save the open console
→CTRL + M = Add or remove a console item
→CTRL + W = Close window/tab
→F5 key =Update the content of all console windows
→Alt + Spacebar = Display the MMC window menu
→Alt + F4 = Close the console
→Alt + A = Display the Action menu
→Alt + V = Display the View menu
→Alt + F = Display the File menu
→Alt + O = Display the Favorites menu.


8. Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

→END = Display the bottom of the active window
→HOME = Display the top of the active window
→NUM LOCK + * = Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder
→NUM LOCK + + = Display the contents of the selected folder
→NUM LOCK + - = Collapse the selected folder
→LEFT ARROW = Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder
→RIGHT ARROW = Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder.


9. Shortcut Keys for Character Map

→After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
→RIGHT ARROW = Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line
→LEFT ARROW = Move to the left or to the end of the previous line
→UP ARROW = Move up one row
→DOWN ARROW = Move down one row
→PAGE UP = Move up one screen at a time
→PAGE DOWN = Move down one screen at a time
→HOME = Move to the beginning of the line
→END = Move to the end of the line
→CTRL + HOME = Move to the first character
→CTRL + END = Move to the last character
→Spacebar = Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected


10. Internet Explorer navigation

→CTRL + B = Open the Organize Favorites dialog box
→CTRL + E = Open the Search bar
→CTRL + F = Start the Find utility
→CTRL + H = Open the History bar
→CTRL + I = Open the Favorites bar
→CTRL + L = Open the Open dialog box
→CTRL + N = Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address
→CTRL + O = Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL + L
→CTRL + P = Open the Print dialog box
→CTRL + R = Update the current Web page
→CTRL + W = Close the current window
Enjoy!!!!!!!!
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