The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 4 -About the AuthorThe author of this eBook, Nitin Agarwal is an independent technology analyst for WindowsIT Pro and other Microsoft products. He writes about Windows 7 and gives tech updates onhis blog, known as Windows Lifestyle (www.windowslifestyle.com). He is an active memberof Microsoft forums & communities. TheWindowsClub is his favorite Windows discussionforum.He is Microsoft Certified Professional and also completed various courses, Clinics &certifications conducted by Microsoft eLearning Website. He also attended several ofWebcasts, Podcasts & Virtual Techdays sessions conducted by Microsoft MVPs,Professionals & Windows Experts.He regularly tweets at @nitinagarwal198About the PublisherTheWindowsClub is a Microsoft Featured community which helps people to find answers oftheir tech problems, especially related to PCs and Microsoft technologies. The mainobjective of the community is to help people and make their computing life easier and letthem enjoy the wonderful world of Windows 7.The Club has also released various software and utilities to tweak and fix Windows easily.Visit:Blog written by Anand Khanse @ www.thewindowsclub.com, @ www.winvistaclub.comForum page @ http://forum.thewindowsclub.comTwitter updates @TheWindowsClub
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 5 -Contents# Preface I-VI# Introduction 7-9What is Keyboard & how to use it? 7How the keys are organized on a standard Keyboard 8Typing & editing the text using Keyboard 9# Using Keyboard Shortcuts 10-11Find program shortcuts 10Choose menus, commands, and options 10Some useful shortcuts 11# Using the keyboard extras 12-15Using navigation keys 12Using the numeric keypad 13Three odd keys 14Other Keys 15# Some Useful Tips 16-21Use your keyboard safely 16Create keyboard shortcuts to open programs 16Make the keyboard easier to use 18Type without using the keyboard (On-Screen Keyboard) 19Set On-Screen Keyboard to use for various handy tasks 20# The Shortcuts Collection 22-41General Windows functions keyboard shortcuts 22Dialog box keyboard shortcuts 24
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 6 -Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts 24Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts 26Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts 26Magnifier keyboard shortcuts 27Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcuts 27Keyboard shortcuts for MS Paint 28Keyboard shortcuts for WordPad 29Keyboard shortcuts for Calculator 30Windows Journal keyboard shortcuts 32Windows Help viewer keyboard shortcuts 32Windows Media Player keyboard shortcuts 33Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts 35Windows Media Center keyboard shortcuts 39Summary 42Disclaimer 43
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 7 -IntroductionWindows 7 includes a lot of new keyboard shortcuts that are unknown for a newuser. This eBook comprises of more than 200 keyboard shortcuts containing almostall the keyboard shortcuts that are available in Windows 7 and its default programs.Keyboard shortcuts are amalgamation of two or more keys that when pressedtogether performs a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointingdevice. Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to interact with your computer, savingyour time and effort when you work with Windows and other programs.Most programs also provide accelerator keys that can make it easier to work withmenus and other commands available in the program for users. Check the menus ofprograms for accelerator keys. If a letter is underlined in a menu item, which usuallymeans that pressing the Alt key in combination with the underlined key will have thesame effect as clicking that menu item.Pressing the Alt key in some programs, such as Paint, WordPad or MS Office 2007shows commands that are labeled with additional keys that you can press to usethem.What is Keyboard & how to use it?Whether you have to write anything like a letter or have to calculate numerical data,your keyboard is the main way to enter information into your computer. But did youknow you can also use your keyboard to control your computer? Learning just a fewsimple keyboard commands (Shortcuts to your computer programs) can help youwork more efficiently.This key book explains the basics of keyboard operation and gets you started withkeyboard commands. Now let’s discuss about the fundamental aspects of aKeyboard.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 8 -How the keys are organized on a standard KeyboardThe keys on your keyboard can be divided into several groups based on theirfunctions: Typing (alphanumeric) keys: These keys include the letter, number,punctuation, and symbol keys that we use mostly in our daily life. Control keys: These keys are used alone or in combination with other keys toperform certain actions. The most frequently used control keys are Ctrl, Alt,the Windows logo key, and Esc. Function keys: The function keys are used to perform specific tasks. They arelabeled as F1, F2, F3, and so on, up to F12. The functionality of these keysdiffers from program to program. Navigation keys: These keys are used for navigate in a long window pane suchas documents or webpages and editing text. They include the arrow keys,Home, End, Page Up, Page Down, Delete, and Insert. Numeric keypad: The numeric keypad is handy for entering numbers quickly.The keys are grouped together in a block like a conventional calculator or anadding machine.The following picture shows how these keys are arranged on a typical keyboard. Yourkeyboard layout might be different.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 9 -Typing & editing the text using KeyboardWhenever you need to type something in a program, e-mail message or text boxtyping keys of a keyboard are used. You can move the cursor by clicking in thedesired location with the mouse, or by using the navigation keys present on thekeyboard.In addition to letters, numerals, punctuation marks, and symbols, the typing keysalso include Shift, Caps Lock, Tab, Enter, the Spacebar, and Backspace keys.Key name How to use itShiftPress Shift in combination with a letter to type an uppercase letter.Press Shift in combination with another key to type the symbol shownon the upper part of that key.Caps LockPress Caps Lock once to type all letters as uppercase. Press Caps Lockagain to turn this function off. Your keyboard might have a lightindicating whether Caps Lock is on.TabPress Tab to move the cursor several spaces forward. You can also pressTab to move to the next text box on a form.EnterPress Enter to move the cursor to the beginning of the next line. In adialog box, press Enter to select the highlighted button.Spacebar Press the Spacebar to move the cursor one space forward.BackspacePress Backspace to delete the character before the cursor, or theselected text.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 10 -Using keyboard shortcutsKeyboard shortcuts are ways to perform actions by using your keyboard. Theyrecalled shortcuts because they help you work faster. In fact, almost any action orcommand you can perform with a mouse can be performed faster using one or morekeys on your keyboard.In this key book, a plus sign (+) between two or more keys indicates that those keysshould be pressed in combination. For example, Ctrl+A means to press and hold Ctrland press A. Ctrl+Shift+A means to press and hold Ctrl and Shift and then press A.Find program shortcutsYou can do things in most programs by using the keyboard. To see which commandshave keyboard shortcuts, open a menu. The shortcuts (if available) are shown next tothe menu items.Choose menus, commands, and optionsYou can open menus and choose commands and other options using your keyboard.In a program that has menus with underlined letters, press Alt and an underlined
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 11 -letter to open the corresponding menu. Press the underlined letter in a menu item tochoose that command. For programs that use the Ribbon, such as Paint andWordPad, pressing Alt overlays (rather than underlines) a letter that can be pressed.This trick works in dialog boxes too. Whenever you see an underlined letter attachedto an option in a dialog box, it means you can press Alt plus that letter to choose thatoption.Some useful shortcutsPress this To do thisWindows logo key Open the Start menuAlt+Tab Switch between open programs or windowsAlt+F4 Close the active item, or exit the active programCtrl+S Save the current file or document (works in most programs)Ctrl+C Copy the selected itemCtrl+X Cut the selected itemCtrl+V Paste the selected itemCtrl+Z Undo an actionCtrl+A Select all items in a document or windowF1 Display Help for a program or WindowsWindows key +F1 Display Windows Help and SupportEsc Cancel the current taskApplication key(near to right Ctrlkey)Open a menu of commands related to a selection in a program.Equivalent to right-clicking the selection.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 12 -Using the keyboard extrasExcept the traditional keys, a keyboard has many extra useful keys on it. Modernkeyboards even have dedicated application keys like for starting calculator,controlling Windows Media Player functions or Internet browsing functions. Here isthe list of some most common extra keys.Using navigation keysThe navigation keys allow you to move the cursor, move around in documents andwebpages, and edit text. The following is the list stating some common functions ofthese keys.Press this To do thisLeft Arrow, RightArrow, Up Arrow, orDown ArrowMove the cursor or selection one space or line in thedirection of the arrow, or scroll a webpage in the directionof the arrowHomeMove the cursor to the beginning of a line or move to thetop of a webpageEndMove the cursor to the end of a line or move to the bottomof a webpageCtrl+Home Move to the top of a documentCtrl+End Move to the bottom of a documentPage Up Move the cursor or page up one screenPage Down Move the cursor or page down one screenDeleteDelete the character after the cursor, or the selected text; inWindows, delete the selected item and move it to theRecycle BinInsertTurn Insert mode off or on. When Insert mode is on, textthat you type is inserted at the cursor. When Insert mode isoff, text that you type replaces existing characters.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 13 -Using the numeric keypadThe numeric keypad arranges the numerals 0 to 9, the arithmetic operators +(addition), - (subtraction), * (multiplication), and / (division), and the decimal point asthey would appear on a calculator or adding machine. These characters areduplicated elsewhere on the keyboard, of course, but the keypad arrangementallows you to rapidly enter numerical data or mathematical operations with onehand.Numeric keypadTo use the numeric keypad to enter numbers, press Num Lock. Most keyboards havea light that indicates whether Num Lock is on or off. When Num Lock is off, thenumeric keypad functions as a second set of navigation keys (these functions areprinted on the keys next to the numerals or symbols). You can use your numerickeypad to perform simple calculations with Calculator.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 14 -Three odd keysSo far, weve discussed almost every key youre likely to use. But for the trulyinquisitive, lets explore the three most mysterious keys on the keyboard: PrtScn,Scroll Lock, and Pause/Break.PrtScn (or Print Screen)A long time ago, this key actually did what it says—it sent the current screen of textto your printer. Nowadays, pressing PrtScn captures an image of your entire screen(a "screen shot") and copies it to the Clipboard in the computers memory. Fromthere you can paste it (Ctrl+V) into Microsoft Paint or another image editing programand, if you want you can print it from that program.More obscure is SYS RQ, which shares the key with PrtScn on some keyboards.Historically, SYS RQ was designed to be a "system request," but this command is notenabled in Windows.ScrLk (or Scroll Lock)In most programs, pressing Scroll Lock has no effect. In few programs, pressing ScrollLock changes the behavior of the arrow keys and the Page Up and Page Down keys;pressing these keys causes the document to scroll without changing the position ofthe cursor or selection. Your keyboard might have a light indicating whether ScrollLock is on.Tip Press Alt+PrtScn to capture an image of just the active window, instead of theentire screen.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 15 -Pause/BreakThis key is rarely used. In some older programs, pressing this key pause’s theprogram or, in combination with Ctrl, stops it from running like what Alt+F4 do now.Other keysSome modern keyboards also called as Multimedia keyboards come with "hot keys"or buttons that give you quick, one-press access to programs, files, or commands likecalculator. Many models have volume controls, scroll wheels, zoom wheels, andother gadgets. For details about these features, check the information that camewith your keyboard or computer, or go to the manufacturers website.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 16 -Some Useful TipsSince many of us are addicted to the computes and they are now integral part of ourlife. So, to avoid any type of stress, bad conditions, time wastage or body pain give aread to some of these tips.Use your keyboard safelyUsing your keyboard properly can help avoid distress or injury to your wrists, hands,and arms, particularly if you use your computer for long periods of time. Here aresome tips to help you avoid problems: Place your keyboard at elbow level. Your upper arms should be relaxed atyour sides. Center your keyboard in front of you. If your keyboard has a numeric keypad,you can use the spacebar as the centering point. Type with your hands and wrists floating above the keyboard, so that you canuse your whole arm to reach for distant keys instead of stretching yourfingers. Avoid resting your palms or wrists on any type of surface while typing. If yourkeyboard has a palm rest, use it only during breaks from typing. While typing, use a light touch and keep your wrists straight. When youre not typing, relax your arms and hands. Take short breaks from computer use every 15 to 20 minutes.Create keyboard shortcuts to open programsYou can also create keyboard shortcuts to open programs. Opening programs thisway is often simpler than opening them using your mouse or other pointing device.Before you get started, you need to create a shortcut for the program to which you
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 17 -want to assign a keyboard shortcut. To do this, open the folder that contains theprogram, right-click the programs executable file, and then click Create Shortcut.Follow these simple to create keyboard shortcut to open a program:1. Locate the shortcut to the program for which you want to create a keyboardshortcut.2. Right-click the shortcut and then click Properties.3. In the Shortcut Properties dialog box, click the Shortcut tab.4. Click in the Shortcut key box, press the key on your keyboard that you want touse in combination with Ctrl+Alt (keyboard shortcuts automatically start withCtrl+Alt), and then click OK. If you are prompted for an administratorpassword or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 18 -Notes The word none appears in the Shortcut key box until you press a key; then itsreplaced with Ctrl+Alt+the key that you pressed. The new shortcut might not work for programs that have their own keyboardshortcuts. You cannot use the Esc, Enter, Tab, Spacebar, PrtScn, Shift, or Backspace keysto create a keyboard shortcut. You can also create keyboard shortcuts to open files and folders.Make the keyboard easier to useYou can use your keyboard to control the mouse and make it easier to type certainkey combinations. Windows 7 make it much easier to control every bit of yourcomputer, you can also adjust these settings to make the keyboard easier to use,follow the steps to do so:1. Go to Control Panel and open Ease of Access Center.2. Select the options that you want to use: Turn on Mouse Keys: This option sets Mouse Keys to run when you logon to Windows. Instead of using the mouse, you can use the arrow keyson your keyboard or the numeric keypad to move the pointer. Turn on Sticky Keys: This option sets Sticky Keys to run when you logon to Windows. Instead of having to press three keys at once (such aswhen you must press the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys together to log on toWindows), you can use one key by turning on Sticky Keys and adjustingthe settings. This way, you can press a modifier key and have it remainactive until another key is pressed. Turn on Toggle Keys: This option sets Toggle Keys to run when you logon to Windows. Toggle Keys can play an alert each time you press the
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 19 -Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock keys. These alerts can help preventthe frustration of inadvertently pressing a key and not realizing it. Turn on Filter Keys: This option sets Filter Keys to run when you log onto Windows. You can set Windows to ignore keystrokes that occur inrapid succession, or keystrokes that are held down for several secondsunintentionally. Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys: This option makeskeyboard access in dialog boxes easier by highlighting access keys forthe controls in them. Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved tothe edge of the screen: This option prevents windows fromautomatically resizing and docking along the sides of your screen whenyou move them there.Type without using the keyboard (On-Screen Keyboard)Instead of relying on the physical keyboard to type and enter data, you can use On-Screen Keyboard. On-Screen Keyboard displays a visual keyboard with all thestandard keys. You can select keys using the mouse or another pointing device, oryou can use a single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 20 -1. Go to Control Panel, open Ease of Access center and select On-ScreenKeyboard.2. To use the On-Screen Keyboard, select the mode you want, following modesare available:Typing mode DescriptionClick on keys In clicking mode, you click the on-screen keys to type text.Hover overkeysIn hovering mode, you use a mouse or joystick to point to a key fora predefined period of time, and the selected character is typedautomatically.Scan throughkeysIn scanning mode, On-Screen Keyboard continually scans thekeyboard and highlights areas where you can type keyboardcharacters by pressing a keyboard shortcut, using a switch inputdevice, or using a device that simulates a mouse click.Notes If youre using either hovering mode or scanning mode and accidentlyminimize On-Screen Keyboard, you can restore it by pointing to it in thetaskbar (for hovering mode) or by pressing the scan key (for scanningmode). If youre using a mouse click to select a key in the Scan through keysmode, the mouse pointer must be located over On-Screen Keyboard. The keyboard layout changes in On-Screen Keyboard depending on thelanguage displayed in the active program.Set On-Screen Keyboard to use for various handy tasks:1. Open On-Screen Keyboard.2. On-Screen Keyboard make an audible click when a key is pressed ClickOptions, select the Use click sound check box, and then click OK.3. Use a numeric key pad to enter numbers with On-Screen Keyboard. ClickOptions, select the Turn on numeric key pad check box, and then click OK.4. When text prediction is enabled, as you type, On-Screen Keyboard displays alist of words that you might be typing. Click Options, select the Use TextPrediction check box, and then click OK.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 21 -If you dont want to automatically add a space after you insert a word usingtext prediction, clear the Insert space after predicted words check box, andthen click OK.Notes Text prediction is only available in English, French, Italian, German, andSpanish. To enable text prediction in a specific language, you must firstinstall additional language files for that language. Text prediction isnt included in Windows 7 Home Basic.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 22 -The Shortcuts CollectionNow, it’s time to read all the Windows 7 shortcuts. The shortcuts are categorized indifferent lists according to their use or function. Some shortcut keys are alsomentioned according to the reference of the programs in which they are widely oronly used.General Windows functions keyboard shortcutsPress this key To do thisF1 Display HelpCtrl+C Copy the selected itemCtrl+X Cut the selected itemCtrl+V Paste the selected itemCtrl+Z Undo an actionCtrl+Y Redo an actionDelete Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle BinShift+DeleteDelete the selected item without moving it to the RecycleBin firstF2 Rename the selected itemCtrl+Right Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next wordCtrl+Left Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous wordCtrl+Down Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraphCtrl+Up ArrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previousparagraphCtrl+Shift with an arrowkeySelect a block of textShift with any arrowkeySelect more than one item in a window or on the desktop,or select text within a documentCtrl with any arrowkey+SpacebarSelect multiple individual items in a window or on thedesktopCtrl+A Select all items in a document or windowF3 Search for a file or folderAlt+Enter Display properties for the selected itemAlt+F4 Close the active item, or exit the active programAlt+Spacebar Open the shortcut menu for the active window
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 23 -Ctrl+F4Close the active document (in programs that allow you tohave multiple documents open simultaneously)Alt+Tab Switch between open itemsCtrl+Alt+Tab Use the arrow keys to switch between open itemsCtrl+Mouse scrollwheelChange the size of icons on the desktopWindows logo key +TabCycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip3-DCtrl+Windows logo key+TabUse the arrow keys to cycle through programs on thetaskbar by using Aero Flip 3-DAlt+EscCycle through items in the order in which they wereopenedF6Cycle through screen elements in a window or on thedesktopF4 Display the address bar list in Windows ExplorerShift+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected itemCtrl+Esc Open the Start menuAlt+underlined letter Display the corresponding menuAlt+underlined letterPerform the menu command (or other underlinedcommand)F10 Activate the menu bar in the active programRight Arrow Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenuLeft Arrow Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenuF5 Refresh the active windowAlt+Up Arrow View the folder one level up in Windows ExplorerEsc Cancel the current taskCtrl+Shift+Esc Open Task ManagerShift when you insert aCDPrevent the CD from automatically playing
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 24 -Dialog box keyboard shortcutsPress this key To do thisCtrl+Tab Move forward through tabsCtrl+Shift+Tab Move back through tabsTab Move forward through optionsShift+Tab Move back through optionsAlt+underlinedletterPerform the command (or select the option) that goes withthat letterEnter Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commandsSpacebar Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check boxArrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttonsF1 Display HelpF4 Display the items in the active listBackspaceOpen a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save Asor Open dialog boxWindows logo key keyboard shortcutsPress this key To do thisWindows logo key Open or close the Start menu.Windows logo key +Pause Display the System Properties dialog box.Windows logo key +D Display the desktop.Windows logo key +M Minimize all windows.Windows logo key+Shift+MRestore minimized windows to the desktop.Windows logo key +E Open Computer.Windows logo key +F Search for a file or folder.Ctrl+Windows logo key +F Search for computers (if youre on a network).Windows logo key +L Lock your computer or switch users.Windows logo key +R Open the Run dialog box.Windows logo key +T Cycle through programs on the taskbar.Windows logo key+numberStart the program pinned to the taskbar in the positionindicated by the number. If the program is alreadyrunning, switch to that program.Shift+Windows logo key Start a new instance of the program pinned to the
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 25 -+number taskbar in the position indicated by the number.Ctrl+Windows logo key+numberSwitch to the last active window of the program pinnedto the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.Alt+Windows logo key+numberOpen the Jump List for the program pinned to thetaskbar in the position indicated by the number.Windows logo key +TabCycle through programs on the taskbar by using AeroFlip 3-D.Ctrl+Windows logo key+TabUse the arrow keys to cycle through programs on thetaskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.Ctrl+Windows logo key +BSwitch to the program that displayed a message in thenotification area.Windows logo key+SpacebarPreview the desktop.Windows logo key +UpArrowMaximize the window.Windows logo key +LeftArrowMaximize the window to the left side of the screen.Windows logo key +RightArrowMaximize the window to the right side of the screen.Windows logo key +DownArrowMinimize the window.Windows logo key +Home Minimize all but the active window.Windows logo key+Shift+Up ArrowStretch the window to the top and bottom of thescreen.Windows logo key+Shift+Left Arrow or RightArrowMove a window from one monitor to another.Windows logo key +P Choose a presentation display mode.Windows logo key +G Cycle through gadgets.Windows logo key +U Open Ease of Access Center.Windows logo key +X Open Windows Mobility Center.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 26 -Windows Explorer keyboard shortcutsPress this key To do thisCtrl+N Open a new windowCtrl+Shift+N Create a new folderEnd Display the bottom of the active windowHome Display the top of the active windowF11 Maximize or minimize the active windowNum Lock+Asterisk (*) on numerickeypadDisplay all subfolders under the selected folderNum Lock+Plus Sign (+) onnumeric keypadDisplay the contents of the selected folderNum Lock+Minus Sign (-) onnumeric keypadCollapse the selected folderLeft ArrowCollapse the current selection (if its expanded), orselect the parent folderAlt+Enter Open the Properties dialog box for the selected itemAlt+P Display the preview paneAlt+Left Arrow View the previous folderRight ArrowDisplay the current selection (if its collapsed), orselect the first subfolderAlt+Right Arrow View the next folderAlt+Up Arrow View the parent folderCtrl+Mouse scroll wheelChange the size and appearance of file and foldericonsAlt+D Select the address barCtrl+E Select the search boxEase of Access keyboard shortcutsPress this key To do thisRight Shift for eight seconds Turn Filter Keys on and offLeft Alt+Left Shift+PrtScn (or PrtScn) Turn High Contrast on or offLeft Alt+Left Shift+Num Lock Turn Mouse Keys on or offShift five times Turn Sticky Keys on or offNum Lock for five seconds Turn Toggle Keys on or offWindows logo key+U Open the Ease of Access Center
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 27 -Magnifier keyboard shortcutsPress this key To do thisWindows logo key + Plus Sign or Minus Sign Zoom in or outCtrl+Alt+Spacebar Show the mouse pointerCtrl+Alt+F Switch to full-screen modeCtrl+Alt+L Switch to lens modeCtrl+Alt+D Switch to docked modeCtrl+Alt+I Invert colorsCtrl+Alt+arrow keys Pan in the direction of the arrow keysCtrl+Alt+R Resize the lensWindows logo key + Esc Exit MagnifierRemote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcutsPress this key To do thisAlt+Page Up Move between programs from left to right.Alt+Page Down Move between programs from right to left.Alt+Insert Cycle through programs in the order that they were started in.Alt+Home Display the Start menu.Ctrl+Alt+Break Switch between a window and full screen.Ctrl+Alt+End Display the Windows Security dialog box.Alt+Delete Display the system menu.Ctrl+Alt+Minus Sign (-)on the numeric keypadPlace a copy of the active window, within the client, on theTerminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality aspressing Alt+PrtScn on a local computer).Ctrl+Alt+Plus Sign (+)on the numeric keypadPlace a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminalserver clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressingPrtScn on a local computer).Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow“Tab” out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the hostprogram (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when theRemote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host)program.Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow“Tab” out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the hostprogram (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when theRemote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host)program.Note Ctrl+Alt+Break and Ctrl+Alt+End are available in all Remote Desktop sessions,even when youve set up the remote computer to recognize Windowskeyboard shortcuts.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 28 -Keyboard shortcuts for MS PaintPress this key To do thisCtrl+N Create a new pictureCtrl+O Open an existing pictureCtrl+S Save changes to a pictureF12 Save the picture as a new fileCtrl+P Print a pictureAlt+F4 Close a picture and its Paint windowCtrl+Z Undo a changeCtrl+Y Redo a changeCtrl+A Select the entire pictureCtrl+X Cut a selectionCtrl+C Copy a selection to the ClipboardCtrl+V Paste a selection from the ClipboardRight Arrow Move the selection or active shape right by one pixelLeft Arrow Move the selection or active shape left by one pixelDown Arrow Move the selection or active shape down by one pixelUp Arrow Move the selection or active shape up by one pixelEsc Cancel a selectionDelete Delete a selectionCtrl+B Bold selected textCtrl++ Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixelCtrl+- Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixelCtrl+I Italicize selected textCtrl+U Underline selected textCtrl+E Open the Properties dialog boxCtrl+W Open the Resize and Skew dialog boxCtrl+Page Up Zoom inCtrl+Page Down Zoom outF11 View a picture in full-screen modeCtrl+R Show or hide the rulerCtrl+G Show or hide gridlinesF10 or Alt Display keytipsShift+F10 Show the current shortcut menuF1 Open Paint Help
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 29 -Keyboard shortcuts for WordpadPress this key To do thisCtrl+N Create a new documentCtrl+O Open an existing documentCtrl+S Save changes to a documentF12 Save the document as a new fileCtrl+P Print a documentAlt+F4 Close WordPadCtrl+Z Undo a changeCtrl+Y Redo a changeCtrl+A Select the entire documentCtrl+X Cut a selectionCtrl+C Copy a selection to the ClipboardCtrl+V Paste a selection from the ClipboardCtrl+B Make selected text boldCtrl+I Italicize selected textCtrl+U Underline selected textCtrl+= Make selected text subscriptCtrl+Shift+= Make selected text superscriptCtrl+L Align text leftCtrl+E Align text centerCtrl+R Align text rightCtrl+J Justify textCtrl+1 Set single line spacingCtrl+2 Set double line spacingCtrl+5 Set line spacing to 1.5Ctrl+Shift+> Increase the font sizeCtrl+Shift+< Decrease the font sizeCtrl+Shift+A Change characters to all capitalsCtrl+Shift+L Change the bullet styleCtrl+D Insert a Microsoft Paint drawingCtrl+F Find text in a documentF3 Find the next instance of the text in the Find dialog boxCtrl+H Replace text in a documentCtrl+Left Arrow Move the cursor one word to the leftCtrl+Right Arrow Move the cursor one word to the rightCtrl+Up Arrow Move the cursor to the line aboveCtrl+Down Arrow Move the cursor to the line belowCtrl+Home Move to the beginning of the documentCtrl+End Move to the end of the documentCtrl+Page Up Move up one pageCtrl+Page Down Move down one pageCtrl+Delete Delete the next wordF10 Display keytipsShift+F10 Show the current shortcut menuF1 Open WordPad Help
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 30 -Keyboard shortcuts for CalculatorPress this key To do thisAtl+1 Switch to Standard modeAlt+2 Switch to Scientific modeAlt+3 Switch to Programmer modeAlt+4 Switch to Statistics modeCtrl+E Open date calculationsCtrl+H Turn calculation history on or offCtrl+U Open unit conversionAlt+C Calculate or solve date calculations and worksheetsF1 Open Calculator HelpCtrl+Q Press the M- buttonCtrl+P Press the M+ buttonCtrl+M Press the MS buttonCtrl+R Press the MR buttonCtrl+L Press the MC button% Press the % buttonF9 Press the +/– button/ Press the / button* Press the * button+ Press the + button- Press the – buttonR Press the 1/× button@ Press the square root button0-9 Press the number buttons (0-9)= Press the = button. Press the . (decimal point) buttonBackspace Press the backspace buttonEsc Press the C buttonDel Press the CE buttonCtrl+Shift+D Clear the calculation historyF2 Edit the calculation historyUp Arrow key Navigate up in the calculation historyDown Arrow key Navigate down in the calculation historyEsc Cancel editing the calculation historyEnter Recalculate the calculation history after editingF3 Select Degrees in Scientific modeF4 Select Radians in Scientific modeF5 Select Grads in Scientific modeI Press the Inv button in Scientific modeD Press the Mod button in Scientific modeCtrl+S Press the sinh button in Scientific modeCtrl+O Press the cosh button in Scientific modeCtrl+T Press the tanh button in Scientific mode( Press the ( button in Scientific mode
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 31 -) Press the ) button in Scientific modeN Press the ln button in Scientific mode; Press the Int button in Scientific modeS Press the sin button in Scientific modeO Press the cos button in Scientific modeT Press the tan button in Scientific modeM Press the dms button in Scientific modeP Press the pi button in Scientific modeV Press the F-E button in Scientific modeX Press the Exp button in Scientific modeQ Press the x^2 button in Scientific modeY Press the x^y button in Scientific mode# Press the x^3 button in Scientific modeL Press the log button in Scientific mode! Press the n! button in Scientific modeCtrl+Y Press the y√x button in Scientific modeCtrl+B Press the 3√x button in Scientific modeCtrl+G Press the 10x button in Scientific modeF5 Select Hex in Programmer modeF6 Select Dec in Programmer modeF7 Select Oct in Programmer modeF8 Select Bin in Programmer modeF12 Select Qword in Programmer modeF2 Select Dword in Programmer modeF3 Select Word in Programmer modeF4 Select Byte in Programmer modeK Press the RoR button in Programmer modeJ Press the RoL button in Programmer mode< Press the Lsh button in Programmer mode> Press the Rsh button in Programmer mode% Press the Mod button in Programmer mode( Press the ( button in Programmer mode) Press the ) button in Programmer mode| Press the Or button in Programmer mode^ Press the Xor button in Programmer mode~ Press the Not button in Programmer mode& Press the And button in Programmer modeA-F Press the A-F buttons in Programmer modeSpacebar Toggles the bit value in Programmer modeA Press the Average button in Statistics modeCtrl+A Press the Average Sq button in Statistics modeS Press the Sum button in Statistics modeCtrl+S Press the Sum Sq button in Statistics modeT Press the S.D. button in Statistics modeCtrl+T Press the Inv S.D. button in Statistics modeD Press the CAD button in Statistics mode
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 32 -Windows Journal keyboard shortcutsPress this key To do thisCtrl+N Start a new noteCtrl+O Open a recently used noteCtrl+S Save changes to a noteCtrl+Shift+V Move a note to a specific folderCtrl+P Print a noteAlt+F4 Close a note and its Journal windowCtrl+Z Undo a changeCtrl+Y Redo a changeCtrl+A Select all items on a pageCtrl+X Cut a selectionCtrl+C Copy a selection to the ClipboardCtrl+V Paste a selection from the ClipboardEsc Cancel a selectionDelete Delete a selectionCtrl+F Start a basic findCtrl+G Go to a pageF5 Refresh find resultsF5 Refresh the note listF6 Toggle between a note list and a noteCtrl+Shift+C Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note listF11 View a note in full-screen modeF1 Open Journal HelpWindows Help viewer keyboard shortcutsPress this key To do thisAlt+C Display the Table of ContentsAlt+N Display the Connection Settings menuF10 Display the Options menuAlt+Left Arrow Move back to the previously viewed topicAlt+Right Arrow Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topicAlt+A Display the customer support pageAlt+Home Display the Help and Support home pageHome Move to the beginning of a topicEnd Move to the end of a topicCtrl+F Search the current topicCtrl+P Print a topicF3 Move the cursor to the search box
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 33 -Windows Media Player keyboard shortcutsMost features and buttons in Windows Media Player are also accessible using thekeyboard. The Player provides a variety of keyboard shortcuts for the morecommonly used commands and buttons for controlling the Player. The followingtable shows the various keyboard shortcuts for the Player.Note Some keyboard shortcuts only work when the Player is in a certain mode orwhen you play certain media types. For example, the shortcuts for changingthe video size only work when you are viewing videos or pictures in NowPlaying mode.To do this Use this keyboardshortcutVideo size 50% Alt+1Video size 100% Alt+2Video size 200% Alt+3Toggle display for full-screen video Alt+EnterRetrace your steps back through your most recent views in thePlayerAlt+Left ArrowRetrace your steps forward through your most recent views in thePlayerAlt+Right ArrowSwitch to Player Library Ctrl+1Switch to skin mode Ctrl+2Switch to Now Playing mode Ctrl+3Add to play list Ctrl+7Add to burn list Ctrl+8Add to sync list Ctrl+9Previous (item or chapter) Ctrl+BIn the Player Library, put the cursor in the search box Ctrl+ENext (item or chapter) Ctrl+F
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 34 -Turn shuffle on or off Ctrl+HEject CD or DVD (this doesnt work on computers equipped withtwo or more CD or DVD disc drives)Ctrl+JIn the Player Library, show or hide the menu bar Ctrl+MCreate a new playlist Ctrl+NOpen a file Ctrl+OPlay or pause playing Ctrl+PStop playing Ctrl+STurn repeat on or off Ctrl+TSpecify a URL or path to a file Ctrl+UClose or stop playing a file Ctrl+WRestart video Ctrl+Shift+BTurn captions and subtitles on or off Ctrl+Shift+CFast-forward through video or music Ctrl+Shift+FUse a fast play speed Ctrl+Shift+GPlay at normal speed Ctrl+Shift+NUse a slow play speed Ctrl+Shift+SDisplay Windows Media Player Help F1Edit media information on a selected item in the Player Library F2Switch the view of items in the details pane F4Increase the size of album art F6Decrease the size of album art Shift+F6Mute the volume F7Decrease the volume F8Increase the volume F9
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 35 -Internet Explorer keyboard shortcutsYou can access any feature of Internet Explorer using only the keyboard. In addition,Internet Explorer provides a variety of keyboard shortcuts so that navigating with thekeyboard is easier.Viewing and exploring webpagesTo do this Press thisDisplay Help F1Toggle between full-screen and regular views of the browserwindowF11Move forward through the items on a webpage, the Address bar,or the Favorites barTabMove back through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, orthe Favorites barShift+TabStart Caret Browsing F7Go to your home page Alt+HomeGo to the next page Alt+Right ArrowGo to the previous pageAlt+Left Arrow orBackspaceDisplay a shortcut menu for a link Shift+F10Move forward through frames and browser elements (only worksif tabbed browsing is disabled)Ctrl+Tab or F6Move backward between frames (only works if tabbed browsing isdisabled)Ctrl+Shift+TabScroll toward the beginning of a document Up ArrowScroll toward the end of a document Down ArrowScroll toward the beginning of a document in larger increments Page UpScroll toward the end of a document in larger increments Page DownMove to the beginning of a document HomeMove to the end of a document EndFind on this page Ctrl+FRefresh the current webpage F5Refresh the current webpage, even if the time stamp for the webversion and your locally stored version are the sameCtrl+F5Stop downloading a page EscOpen a new website or page Ctrl+OOpen a new window Ctrl+NOpen a new InPrivate Browsing window Ctrl+Alt+P
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 36 -Duplicate tab (open current tab in a new tab) Ctrl+KClose the current window (if you only have one tab open) Ctrl+WSave the current page Ctrl+SPrint the current page or active frame Ctrl+PActivate a selected link EnterOpen Favorites Ctrl+IOpen History Ctrl+HOpen Feeds Ctrl+JOpen the Page menu Alt+POpen the Tools menu Alt+TOpen the Help menu Alt+HWorking with tabsTo do this Press thisOpen links in a new tab in the background Ctrl+clickOpen links in a new tab in the foreground Ctrl+Shift+clickOpen a new tab in the foreground Ctrl+TSwitch between tabs Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+TabClose current tab (or the current window if tabbedbrowsing is disabled)Ctrl+WOpen a new tab in the foreground from the AddressbarAlt+EnterSwitch to a specific tab numberCtrl+n (where n is a numberbetween 1 and 8)Switch to the last tab Ctrl+9Close other tabs Ctrl+Alt+F4Toggle Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) on or off Ctrl+QUsing zoomTo do this Press thisIncrease zoom (+ 10%) Ctrl+Plus SignDecrease zoom (- 10%) Ctrl+Minus SignZoom to 100% Ctrl+0Using searchTo do this Press thisGo to the search box Ctrl+EOpen your search query in a new tab Alt+EnterOpen the search provider menu Ctrl+Down Arrow
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 37 -Using Print PreviewTo do this Press thisSet printing options and print the page Alt+PChange paper, headers and footers, orientation, and margins for this page Alt+UDisplay the first page to be printed Alt+HomeDisplay the previous page to be printedAlt+LeftArrowType the number of the page you want displayed Alt+ADisplay the next page to be printedAlt+RightArrowDisplay the last page to be printed Alt+EndSpecify how you want frames to print (this option is available only if youare printing a webpage that uses frames)Alt+FClose Print Preview Alt+CUsing the Address barTo do this Press thisSelect the text in the Address bar Alt+DDisplay a list of addresses youve typed F4When in the Address bar, move the cursor left to the next logical break inthe address (period or slash)Ctrl+LeftArrowWhen in the Address bar, move the cursor right to the next logical breakin the address (period or slash)Ctrl+RightArrowAdd "www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of the text typed inthe Address barCtrl+EnterMove forward through the list of AutoComplete matches Up ArrowMove back through the list of AutoComplete matches Down ArrowOpening Internet Explorer toolbar menusTo do this Press thisOpen the Home menu Alt+MOpen the Print menu Alt+ROpen the RSS menu Alt+JOpen the Tools menu Alt+OOpen the Safety menu Alt+SOpen the Help menu Alt+L
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 38 -Working with feeds, history and favorites.To do this Press thisAdd the current page to your favorites (or subscribe to the feed when infeed preview)Ctrl+DDelete browsing history Ctrl+Shift+DelOpen an InPrivate Browsing window Ctrl+Shift+POpen the Organize Favorites dialog box Ctrl+BMove selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favoritesdialog boxAlt+Up ArrowMove selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favoritesdialog boxAlt+DownArrowOpen Favorites Center and display your favorites Alt+COpen Favorites Center and display your history Ctrl+HOpen Favorites Center and display your feeds Ctrl+JOpen and dock the Favorites Center and display your feeds Ctrl+Shift+JOpen the Add to Favorites menu (or open Subscribe to feed when infeed preview)Alt+ZOpen the Favorites menu from the menu bar Alt+ADisplay all feeds (when in feed view) Alt+IMark a feed as read (when in feed view) Alt+MPut the cursor in search box in feed view Alt+SShortcuts used when editing webpages.To do this Press thisRemove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard Ctrl+XCopy the selected items to the Clipboard Ctrl+CInsert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location Ctrl+VSelect all items on the current webpage Ctrl+AOpen Internet Explorer Developer Tools F12Using the Information barTo do this Press thisMove focus to the Information bar Alt+NClick the Information bar Spacebar
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 39 -Windows Media Center keyboard shortcutsYou can access any feature in Windows Media Center using only the keyboard. Inaddition, Media Center provides a variety of keyboard shortcuts so that navigatingwith the keyboard is easier.Use shortcuts for basic navigationTo do this Use this key or keyboard shortcutOpen Media Center or return to the Media Center startscreenWindows logo key+Alt+EnterAccept a selection EnterGo back to the previous screen BackspaceGo to the first item in a list HomeGo to the last item in a list EndMove left, right, up, or down Arrow keysGo in or go out of full-screen mode Alt+EnterUse shortcuts to control audioTo do this Use this key or keyboard shortcutMute or unmute volume F8Turn down volume F9Turn up volume F10Go to the Music library page Ctrl+MPlay a song Ctrl+Shift+PStop playing a song Ctrl+Shift+SPause or resume a song Ctrl+PGo to the beginning of the current song Ctrl+BSkip to the next song Ctrl+FFast forward a song Ctrl+Shift+FRip a CD Ctrl+RDisplay the shortcut menu Ctrl+D
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 40 -Use shortcuts to watch and record TVTo do this Use this key or keyboard shortcutGo to Recorded TV Ctrl+OGo to the Guide Ctrl+GGo to live TV Ctrl+TChange the screen aspect ratio (zoom) Ctrl+Shift+ZRecord a TV show Ctrl+RPause or resume live TV or recorded TV Ctrl+PStop recording or stop playing a TV show Ctrl+Shift+SResume playing a TV show Ctrl+Shift+PRewind live TV or recorded TV Ctrl+Shift+BFast forward live TV or recorded TV Ctrl+Shift+FSkip back Ctrl+BSkip forward Ctrl+FDisplay the shortcut menu Ctrl+DGo to the next channel Page UpGo to the previous channel Page DownUse shortcuts to view picturesTo do this Use this key or keyboard shortcutGo to pictures Ctrl+IZoom in on a picture EnterPlay a slide show Ctrl+Shift+PStop a slide show Ctrl+Shift+SPause or resume a slide show Ctrl+PSkip back to the previous picture Up Arrow or Left ArrowSkip forward to the next picture Down Arrow or Right ArrowDisplay the shortcut menu Ctrl+D
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 41 -Use shortcuts to play videosTo do this Use this keyboard shortcutGo to Videos Ctrl+EPlay a video Ctrl+Shift+PPause or resume a video Ctrl+PStop a video Ctrl+Shift+SRewind a video Ctrl+Shift+BFast forward a video Ctrl+Shift+FSkip back Ctrl+BSkip forward Ctrl+FChange the screen aspect ratio (zoom) Ctrl+Shift+ZUse shortcuts to play DVDsTo do this Use this key or keyboard shortcutGo to the DVD menu Ctrl+Shift+MPlay a DVD Ctrl+Shift+PPause or resume a DVD Ctrl+PStop a DVD Ctrl+Shift+SRewind a DVD Ctrl+Shift+BFast forward a DVD Ctrl+Shift+FGo to the previous chapter Ctrl+BGo to the next chapter Ctrl+FChange the screen aspect ratio (zoom) Ctrl+Shift+ZChange the DVD audio selection Ctrl+Shift+ANote Some of the keyboard shortcuts listed here might not be available dependingon your computer hardware or the type of media that youre playing. Forexample, you wont be able to show the Guide if you havent set up a TVtuner.
The Complete Windows 7 Shortcuts eBookPage | - 42 -SummaryMicrosoft Windows 7 introduced various new features and with them lots of newshortcuts to increase your productivity and to save your time. In this book I havecovered every single new shortcut which I came across. These shortcuts will surelyhelp you a lot; use this guide everytime you wish to work fast with Windows 7Applications because it’s hard to keep every shortcut in mind everytime.