Friday, February 22, 2008

Windows Basic shortcut keys

1. Windows System Keys:

* F1: Help
* CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
* ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
* ALT+F4: Quit program
* SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently

2. Windows Program Keys:

* CTRL+C: Copy
* CTRL+X: Cut
* CTRL+V: Paste
* CTRL+Z: Undo
* CTRL+B: Bold
* CTRL+U: Underline
* CTRL+I: Italic
*CTRL+A: Select all

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

Create a Shortcut: Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT while you drag file to the desktop or a folder.

3. General Folder/Windows Explorer keys:

* F2: Rename object
* F3: Find all files
* SHIFT+DELETE: Delete selection immediately, without moving the item to the Recycle Bin
* ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object
* F4: Select the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box
* F5: Refreshes the current window.
* F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
* CTRL+G: Open Go To Folder tool
* CTRL+Z: Undo last command
* CTRL+A: Select all 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

4. Windows Explorer keys:

* Numeric Keypad *: Expand everything under current selection
* Numeric Keypad +: Expand current selection
* Numeric Keypad -: Collapse current selection
* RIGHT ARROW: Expand current selection if it is not expanded, otherwise goes to the first child
* LEFT ARROW: Collapse current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent

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