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Wndows XP Important Shortcut Keys

Shortcuts                                   Function
  • ALT+ENTER                  = View properties for the selected
  • ALT+ESC                         =Cycle through items in the order they were opened
  • ALT+F4                             =Close the active item, or program
  • ALT+SPACEBAR             =show the System menu for the active window
  • ALT+TAB                          =Switch between open items
  • ALT+Underlined letter = Display the corresponding menu
  • BACKSPACE                    =View the folder one level up in My Computer o
  • CTRL+A                           =Select all
  • CTRL+B                           =Bold
  • CTRL+C                           =Copy
  • CTRL+I                            =Italics
  • CTRL+O                           =Open an item
  • CTRL+U                           =Underline
  • CTRL+V                           =Paste
  • CTRL+X                           = Cut
  • CTRL+Z                            = Undo
  • CTRL+F4                          = Close the active document
  • CTRL                                 =while dragging Copy selected item
  • CTRL+SHIFT                = while dragging Create shortcut to selected item
  • 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
  • CTRL+DOWN ARROW  =Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph
  • CTRL+UP ARROW       = Move the insertion point to the beginning of the                                                                     previous paragraph
  • SHIFT+DELETE          =Delete file  permanently without moving to recycle bin
  • ESC                                   = Cancel the current task
  • F1                                      =  Help
  • F2                                     = Rename selected item
  • F3                                     = Search for a file or folder
  • F4                                     =show the Address bar list in  Windows Explorer
  • F5                                     = Refresh the active window
  • F6                                     =Cycle through screen elements in a window
  • F10                                  = Activate the menu bar in the active program
  • SHIFT+F10                  = Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
  • CTRL+ESC                     =Display the Start menu
  • SHIFT+CTRL+ESC     =Launches Task Manager
  • SHIFT                              =To Prevent the CD from automatically playing
  • WIN                                =Display or hide the Start menu
  • WIN+BREAK              =Display the System Properties dialog box
  • WIN+D                 = Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop
  • WIN+E                          =Open Windows Explorer
  • WIN+F                          =Search for a file or folder
  • WIN+F+CTRL             =Search for computers
  • WIN+L                          =Locks the desktop
  • WIN+M                        =Minimize or restore all windows
  • WIN+R                         =Open the Run dialog box
  • WIN+TAB                    =Switch between open items

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