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The complete guide to windows 7 shortcut keys

  1. 1. The complete guide to Windows 7 Shortcut KeysPosted: 27 Sep 2011 09:23 AM PDT There’s been a lot of talk recently about use use of shortcut keys in Windows 8, primarily because 90+% of the people who will be using that OS for the next few year won’t have access to a touch screen. What this has brought home though is just how many people still reply on the old shortcut keys, and I’m not just talking about Ctrl+X/C/V here. With this in mind I thought I’d publish here the definitive list of all Windows 7 shortcut keys as taken from my Microsoft Press book, Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out.General Shortcut KeysTo do this Press this keyCopy selected icon(s) CTRL+CCut selected icons(s) CTRL+XPaste cut or copied text or item(s) to CTRL+Vcurrent folderUndo your most recent action CTRL+ZDelete selected icon(s) to Recycle Bin DELETE or DELDelete selected icons(s) without moving to Recycle BinSHIFT+DELETERename selected icon(s) F2Extend selection through additional icons SHIFT+any arrow keySelect all items in a document or window CTRL+ASearch for a file or folder F3Display properties for selected icon ALT+ENTERClose program in the active window ALT+F4Open the shortcut menu for the active ALT+SPACEBARwindowClose the active document in multiple CTRL+F4document programShow Flip 3D ~WS+TABSwitch between open programs ALT+TABCycle through open programs in the order ALT+ESCthey were openedCycle through screen elements on the F6desktop or in a windowDisplay the shortcut menu for the SHIFT+F10selected itemOpen/close the Start menu CTRL+ESC or ~WS 1
  2. 2. Open menu or perform menu command ALT+underlined letterView menu bar in active program F10 or AltMove left or right in menu bar ¬ and ®Move up or down in menu and ¯Select highlighted menu command ENTERRefresh the active window F5View the folder one level up Windows BACKSPACEExplorerCancel the current task ESCOpen Task Manager CTRL+SHIFT+ESCCopy dragged item to destination CTRL+dragMove dragged item to destination CTRL+SHIFT+dragDialog Box Keyboard ShortcutsDescription KeyChoose option with underlined letter ALT+letterSelect a button if the active option is a Arrow keysgroup of option buttonsOpen a folder one level up if a folder is BACKSPACEselected in the Save As or Open dialog boxGo to previous tab CTRL+SHIFT+TABGo to next tab CTRL+TABSame as clicking OK ENTERSame as clicking Cancel ESCHelp F1 keyDisplay the items in the active list F4 keyMove to previous option SHIFT+TABSelect or deselect the check box SPACEBARMove to next option TABWindows Explorer Keyboard ShortcutsDescription KeyCollapse the selected folder – on numeric keypadDisplay all the subfolders under selected * on numeric keypadfolderSelect or collapse parent folder ¬Expand current folder or move to next ¯subfolderDisplay the contents of the selected + on numeric keypadfolderDisplay the bottom of the active windowEND 2
  3. 3. Display the top of the active window HOMEOpen selected folder in new instance SHIFT+Double-ClickEase of Access Keyboard ShortcutsDescription KeyOpen Ease ofAccessCenter ~WS+USwitch the MouseKeys either on or off LEFT ALT+LEFT SHIFT+NUM LOCKSwitch High Contrast either on or off LEFT ALT+LEFT SHIFT+PRINT SCREENSwitch the ToggleKeys either on or offNUM LOCK for five secondsSwitch FilterKeys either on or off RIGHT SHIFT for eight secondsSwitch the StickyKeys either on or off SHIFT five timesWindows Help Shortcut KeysTo do this Press this keyOpen Windows Help and Support F1 or ~WS+F1Display the Table of Contents ALT+CDisplay the Connection Settings menu ALT+NDisplay the Options menu F10Move back to the previously viewed topicALT+¬Move forward to the next (previously ALT+¯viewed) topicDisplay the customer support page ALT+ADisplay the Help home page ALT+HOMEMove to the beginning of a topic HOMEMove to the end of a topic ENDSearch the current topic CTRL+FPrint a topic CTRL+PMove to the Search box F3Microsoft Natural Keyboard ShortcutsDescription KeyDisplay or hide the Start menu ~WSLock the computer ~WS+LDisplay the System Properties dialog box~WS+BREAKShow the desktop ~WS+DOpen Computer folder ~WS+ESearch for file or folder ~WS+FSearch for computers CTRL+~WS+FDisplay Windows Help ~WS+F1 3
  4. 4. Minimize all the windows ~WS+MRestore all minimized windows ~WS+SHIFT+MOpen the Run dialog box ~WS+RShow Flip 3D ~WS+TABOpen Ease ofAccessCenter ~WS+UOpenWindowsMobility ~WS+XCenterText Navigation and Editing ShortcutsDescription KeyMove cursor down one line ¯®Move cursor left one character ¬Move cursor right one character ®¯Move cursor up one lineDelete character to left of cursor BACKSPACEMove cursor to start of next paragraphCTRL+¯®Move cursor to start of previous CTRL+paragraphMove cursor to start of previous word CTRL+¬Move cursor to start of next word CTRL+®¯Select all CTRL+ACopy to Clipboard CTRL+CCopy the selected text to destination CTRL+dragSelect to end of paragraph CTRL+SHIFT+®Select to end of word CTRL+SHIFT+ÆSelect to beginning of word CTRL+SHIFT+¬Select to beginning of paragraph CTRL+SHIFT+Select to end of document CTRL+SHIFT+ENDSelect to top of document CTRL+SHIFT+HOMEPaste Clipboard contents to cursor CTRL+VpositionCut to Clipboard CTRL+XUndo last action CTRL+ZDelete selected text or character at DELcursorCancel the current task ESCSelect to character in line above SHIFT+Select to character in line below SHIFT+¯®Select character to left SHIFT+¬Select character to right SHIFT+®¯Select from cursor to here SHIFT+ClickSelect to end of line SHIFT+ENDSelect to beginning of line SHIFT+HOME 4
  5. 5. Select text down one screen SHIFT+PAGE DOWNSelect text up one screen SHIFT+PAGE UPWindows Character Map Shortcut KeysKey Description Move up one row¯ Move down one row¬ Move to the left or to the end of the previous line® Move to the right or to the beginning of the next lineCTRL+END Move to the last characterCTRL+HOMEMove to the first characterEND Move to the end of the lineHOME Move to the beginning of the linePAGE DOWN Move down one screen at a timePAGE UP Move up one screen at a timeSPACEBAR Switch between Enlarged and Normal modesMicrosoft Internet Explorer ShortcutsTo do this Press thisAdd “www.” to the beginning and “.com” toCTRL+ENTERthe end of text in address barAdd the current page to favorites CTRL+DClick the Information bar SPACEBARClose current tab (or the current window CTRL+Wif tabbed browsing is disabled)Close other tabs CTRL+ALT+F4Close Print Preview ALT+CClose the current window (if you have CTRL+Wonly one tab open)Copy selection to Clipboard CTRL+CDisplay a list of addresses you’ve typed F4Display a shortcut menu for a link SHIFT+F10Display first page to be printed ALT+HOMEDisplay last page to be printed ALT+ENDDisplay next page to be printed ALT+¯Display previous page to be printed ALT+¬Display zoom percentages ALT+ZFind on this page CTRL+FGo to home page ALT+HOMEGo to selected link ENTER 5
  6. 6. Go to the next page ALT+¯Go to the previous page ALT+¬ or BACKSPACEGo to the Toolbar Search box CTRL+EHelp F1Move back through the items on a Web SHIFT+TABpage, the address bar, or the links barMove back through the list of ®AutoComplete matchesMove backward between frames (if tabbed CTRL+SHIFT+TABbrowsing is disabled)Move focus to the Information bar ALT+NMove forward through frames and browser CTRL+TAB or F6elements (if tabbed browsing is disabled)Move forward through the items on a Web TABpage, the address bar, or the links barMove forward through the list of ¯AutoComplete matchesMove selected item down in the Favorites ALT+¯list in the Organize Favorites dialog boxMove selected item up in the Favorites ALT+list in the Organize Favorites dialog boxMove the cursor left to the next CTRL+¬punctuation in the address barMove the cursor right to the next CTRL+®punctuation in the address barMove to the beginning of the page HOMEMove to the end of the page ENDOpen a new tab in the foreground CTRL+TOpen a new tab in the foreground from the ALT+ENTERaddress barOpen a new Web site or page CTRL+OOpen a new window CTRL+NOpen Favorites CTRL+IOpen Feeds CTRL+JOpen History CTRL+HOpen links in a new background tab CTRL+clickOpen links in a new foreground tab CTRL+SHIFT+clickOpen search query in a new tab ALT+ENTEROpen the Organize Favorites CTRL+BPage Setup ALT+UPaste Clipboard contents CTRL+VPrint the current page or active frame CTRL+PRefresh the current Web page F5Refresh the current Web page regardless CTRL+F5of timestampSave the current page CTRL+S 6
  7. 7. Scroll down a line ¯Scroll down a page PAGE DOWNScroll up a lineScroll up a page PAGE UPSelect all items on the current Web page CTRL+ASelect frames to print in framed Web site ALT+FSelect the text in the address bar ALT+DSet printing options and print the page ALT+PStop downloading a page ESCSwitch between tabs CTRL+TAB or CTRL+SHIFT+TABSwitch to a specific tab number CTRL+n (where n is a number between 1 and 8)Switch to the last tab CTRL+9Toggle between full-screen and regular F11viewsToggle Quick Tabs on or off CTRL+QType the number of the page you want ALT+AdisplayedZoom in ALT+PLUS SIGNZoom in 10 percent CTRL+PLUS SIGNZoom out ALT+MINUS SIGNZoom out 10 percent CTRL+MINUS SIGNZoom to 100 percent CTRL+0 7

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