October 16, 2009

Windows XP Shortcut Keys

GENERAL KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

• CTRL+C (Copy)
CTRL+X (Cut)
• CTRL+V (Paste)
• CTRL+Z (Undo)
• DELETE (Delete)
• ESC (Cancel the current task)
• 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)
• BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
• CTRL+A (Select all)
• CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to 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)
• CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
• CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)
• CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
• 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)
• SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
• SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
• SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
• F2 key (Rename the selected item)
• F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
• F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• F5 key (Update the active window)
• F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop) 
• F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
• 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)
• ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
• ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
• 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)



DIALOG BOX KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.

• Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
• TAB (Move forward through the options)
• CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
• CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
• 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)
• 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)

MICOROSOFT NATURAL KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
• Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
• Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
• Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
• Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
• Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
• Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
• Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
• Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
• Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
• Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
• Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
• CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)

ACCESSIBILITY KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
• Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys 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 MouseKeys either on or off)
• SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
• NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)

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