50+ Keyboard Shortcuts - Windows XP

("" denotes Windows Key)


  1. Opens the Start menu

  2. + E
    Opens My Computer in Windows Explorer

  3. + Pause/Break
    Opens the System Properties dialog box

  4. + U
    Opens the Utility Manager

  5. + R
    Opens the Run… prompt

  6. + F
    Opens the Search for Files and Folder window

  7. + Ctrl + F
    Opens the search for computers on the network

  8. + M
    Minimize all windows

  9. + Shift + + M
    Maximize all windows (after minimizing them)

  10. + D
    Minimize all windows to the desktop, and then restore all Windows

  11. + L
    Lock Computer

  12. + Tab
    Cycle through the open programs on the Taskbar

  13. + B
    Selects the first item in the System Tray; use the arrow keys to cycle through the items and use the Enter key to open a selected item in the SysTray

  14. Alt + Tab
    Switch between open programs

  15. Alt + F4 (in a program)
    Closes the program

  16. Alt + F4 (from desktop)
    Opens the Windows Shutdown/Restart dialog box

  17. Alt + Enter
    Opens the Properties page of a selected item

  18. Alt + Esc
    Cycle between open programs in the order that they were opened

  19. Alt + Spacebar
    In the active window, this brings up the corner dialog box for Move, Size, Minimize, Maximize, or Close

  20. Shift + Insert CD/DVD
    Inserts a CD/DVD without triggering Autoplay or Autorun

  21. Shift + Delete
    Permanently deletes an item (rather than sending it to the Recycle Bin)

  22. Ctrl + Shift + Esc
    Opens the Windows Task Manager

  23. Ctrl + drag an icon
    Copies that item

  24. Ctrl + Shift + drag an icon
    Creates a shortcut for the item

  25. Right-click + drag a file
    Brings up a menu to copy, move, or create a shortcut

  26. PrtScn
    Takes a screen shot of the entire screen; go into a photo program (the Windows program "Paint" will also work) and hit Paste to edit and save the screen shot

  27. Alt + PrtScn
    Takes a screen shot of only the active Window; hit Paste in a photo program to edit and save the screen shot

  28. F1
    Opens the Windows XP Help

  29. F2
    Rename selected item

  30. F3
    Opens Windows search for files and folders

  31. F5 (or Ctrl + R)
    Refresh Internet Explorer page, or refresh any other window

  32. F6
    Cycle through the different types of elements that can be selection on a screen or window

  33. F10
    Selects the menu bar in the active program (usually "File") so that you can use the arrow keys to navigate through the menus and the Enter key to select

  34. Shift + F10
    For a selected item, this does the same thing as a right-click with the mouse

  35. Tab
    Move through the different elements on a page or the fields in a form

  36. Shift + Tab
    Move backward through the different elements on a page or the fields in a form

  37. Ctrl + A
    Select All

  38. Ctrl + C
    Copy

  39. Ctrl + X
    Cut

  40. Ctrl + V
    Paste

  41. Ctrl + Z
    Undo

  42. Ctrl + Y
    Redo

  43. Ctrl + P
    Print

  44. Ctrl + O
    Open

  45. Ctrl + Esc
    Opens the Start menu

  46. Ctrl + Backspace
    Deletes the entire word to the left

  47. Ctrl + Delete
    Deletes the entire word to the right

  48. Ctrl + Right arrow
    Moves the cursor to the beginning of the next word

  49. Ctrl + Left arrow
    Moves the cursor to the beginning of the previous word

  50. Ctrl + Down arrow
    Moves the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph

  51. Ctrl + Up arrow
    Moves the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph

  52. Ctrl + Shift + Arrow keys
    Highlight a block of text

  53. Click Shift 5 times
    Turns StickyKeys on or off

  54. Hold down the right Shift key for 8 seconds
    Turns FilterKeys on or off

  55. Hold down Num Lock for 5 seconds
    Turns ToggleKeys on or off

  56. Make your own custom keystroke for a program
    Right-click on the icon of a program or shortcut; go to Properties; click on the Shortcut tab; enter your custom keystroke combination in the "Shortcut key" field (it will only let you assign key combos that aren't already taken)


50+ keyboard shortcuts to move faster in Windows XP: (.pdf)
http://i.techrepublic.com.com/downloads/home/windows_xp_keyboard_shortcuts.pdf
11:18 8/25/2009 /rbs:.:.: