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Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

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Heres a list of handy keyboard shortcuts to make useing Windows faster and easier:
  • Windows key – access Start menu
  • Windows key + Pause – open System Properties
  • Windows key + D – minimise/restore windows
  • Windows key + F – open Search window
  • Windows key + F1 – open Help and Support Center
  • Windows key + E – open Windows Explorer window
  • Windows key + M – minimise all windows
  • Windows key + TAB – move through open windows on Taskbar
  • Windows key + SHIFT + M – restore all windows
  • Hold CTRL while dragging – make a copy of selected item
  • Hold CTRL + SHIFT while dragging – make a shortcut to selected item
  • CTRL + ESC – open Start menu
  • CTRL + C – Copy
  • CTRL + X – Cut
  • CTRL + V – Paste
  • CTRL + A – Select All
  • CTRL + Z – Undo
  • CTRL + B – Bold highlighted text
  • CTRL + U – Underline highlighted text
  • CTRL + I – Italicise highlighted text
  • CTRL + Plus key – increase browser text size
  • CTRL + Minus key – decrease browser text size
  • CTRL + ALT + DELETE – open Task Manager
  • ALT + underlined letters in menus – open menu item
  • ALT + ENTER – show Properties of selected object
  • ALT + F4 – close current window or program
  • CTRL + F4 – close window within program
  • ALT + TAB – switch between open windows or programs
  • TAB – move forwards through control items or links in current window
  • SHIFT + TAB – move backwards through control items or links
  • ENTER – click selected control item or link
  • BACKSPACE – move up one folder level
  • HOME – go to start of current line or web page
  • END – go to end of current line or web page
  • CTRL + END – go to end of current document
  • PAGE UP – move up through current document or web page
  • PAGE DOWN – move down through current document or web page
  • PRINT SCREEN – take snapshot image of current screen
  • ALT + PRINT SCREEN – take snapshot image of current window
  • F2 – rename selected item
  • F5 – refresh current window or web page
  • F6 – move through window panes

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