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Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

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Explorer Shortcuts

ALT+D
Select the Address bar

CTRL+E
Select the Instant Search box

F5
Refresh the active window

ALT+UP ARROW
View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer

ALT+LEFT
Go backward to previous location in history

Backspace
Navigate to parent folder if there are no previous navigations. Navigate to previous location in history if one exists.

ALT+RIGHT
Go forward to next location in history

ESC
Cancel the current task or search

F10 or ALT
Activate the menu bar in the active program

F6
Cycle focus to next UI element in Explorer

ALT+F4 or CTRL+W
Close the active item, or exit the active program

F4
Display the Address bar list in Windows Explorer

F3 or CTRL+F
Search for a file or folder

CTRL+N
Opens current location in a new window

F11
Turn Full Screen Mode on or off

ALT+SPACEBAR
Open the shortcut menu for the active window

ALT+TAB
Cycle through open windows

CTRL+ALT+TAB
Cycle through open windows without closing the menu

CTRL+ESC
Display Start Menu

CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
Task Manager




Listview Shortcuts

CTRL+A
Select all items in a document or window

END
Select last item in the active window

HOME
Select first item in the active window

CTRL+END
Move focus to last item in the selected window without selecting

CTRL+HOME
Move focus to first item in the selected window without selecting

CTRL+Arrow keys+Spacebar
Allows discontinuous multiple selection of items

SHIFT with any arrow key
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document

SHIFT+F10
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

F2
Rename the selected item

ALT+ENTER
Display properties for the selected item

DELETE or CTRL+D
Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin

SHIFT+DELETE
Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first

CTRL+PLUS key on Number Pad
Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first




Instant Search Box Shortcuts

ALT+ENTER
Searches for entered term and opens Search Pane (does not work in Start Menu)

SHIFT+ENTER
Searches for entered term using Internet browser (does not work in Start Menu)

CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
Will launch a selected Application elevated if used from the Start Menu




Folder Tree Shortcuts

NUM LOCK+ASTERISK (*) on numeric keypad
Display all subfolders under the selected folder

NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN (+) on numeric keypad
Display the contents of the selected folder

NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN (-) on numeric keypad
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

ALT+LEFT ARROW
View the previous folder

ALT+RIGHT ARROW
View the next folder




Windows Key Shortcuts

Windows logo key
Open or close the Start menu

Windows logo key + #
Launches shortcut in Quick Launch with the position corresponding to the # entered. (eg. Winkey + 1 to launch first item in quick launch menu)

Windows logo key +BREAK
Display the System Properties dialog box

Windows logo key +D
Display the desktop

Windows logo key +M
Minimize all windows

Windows logo key +SHIFT+M
Restore minimized windows to the desktop

Windows logo key +E
Open Windows Explorer navigated to Computer

Windows logo key +F
Search for a file or folder

CTRL+Windows logo key +F
Search for computers

Windows logo key +L
Lock your computer

Windows logo key +R
Open the Run dialog box

Windows logo key +T
Cycle through programs on the taskbar

Windows logo key +TAB
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

CTRL+Windows logo key +TAB
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

Windows logo key +SPACEBAR
Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar

Windows logo key +G
Cycle through Sidebar gadgets

Windows logo key +U
Open Ease of Access Center

Windows logo key +X
Open Windows Mobility Center




Login Screen Shortcuts

ALT+S
Power Menu

ALT+W
Switch user

Arrow keys
Navigate between user tiles




Security Screen Shortcuts

ALT+K
Lock machine

ALT+W
Switch user

ALT+L
Log off

ALT+C
Change Password

ALT+T
Task Manager




General Shortcuts

CTRL+C or CTRL+INS
Copy

CTRL+X or SHIFT+DEL
Cut

CTRL+V or SHIFT+INS
Paste

CTRL+Z
Undo

CTRL+Y
Redo

F1
Help

CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item
Create shortcut to selected item.

CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Highlight a block of text.

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.
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Nice.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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SUGO Reborn
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2620M @ 2.7 GHz Sony laptop AMD Radeon HD 6630m + Intel HD Graphics (hybrid) 6 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 SSD 16x DVD+/-RW SuperDrive Windows 7 Professional x64 13.3" (1366x768) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Chiclet keyboard Sony laptop charger Black plastic Trackpad 
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good list +rep
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