Windows Keyboard Shortcuts List

image Learning a few useful Keyboard shortcuts doesn’t seem like a big productivity booster, but you may be surprised how fast you can perform common tasks once you break the “mouse” habit. This is especially useful when working on a rack mounted server that either doesn’t have a functioning mouse, or had an ill conceived trackball. Nothing will elevate your tech status to guru faster than being able to fly through the Windows menus without ever touching your mouse!  ‘

Common Keyboard Shortcuts
Shortcut Keys Function
Windows Display or hide the Start menu.
Windows+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box.
Windows+D Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop
Windows+E Open Windows Explorer
Windows+F Search for a file or folder.
Windows+F+CTRL Search for computers.
Windows+F1 Display Windows 2000 Help.
Windows+L Locks the desktop
Windows+M Minimize or restore all windows.
Windows+R Open the Run dialog box.
Windows+TAB Switch between open items.
Windows +U Open Utility Manager
ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window’s System menu.
ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item.
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program.
ALT+SPACEBAR Display the System menu for the active window.
ALT+TAB Switch between open items.
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name Display the corresponding menu.
BACKSPACE View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
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 in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously.
CTRL while dragging an item Copy selected item.
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item 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.
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys Highlight a block of text.
DELETE Delete.
SHIFT+DELETE Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.
ESC Cancel the current task.
F1 Displays Help
F2 Rename selected item.
F3 Search for a file or folder.
F4 Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
F5 Refresh the active window.
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.
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
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu Carry out the corresponding command.
RIGHT ARROW Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.
LEFT ARROW Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document.
SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.
Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
Shortcut Keys Function
CTRL+TAB Move forward through tabs.
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB Move backward through tabs.
TAB Move forward through options.
SHIFT+TAB Move backward through options.
ALT+Underlined letter Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option.
ENTER Carry out the command for the active option or button.
SPACEBAR Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box.
Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons.
F1 Display Help.
F4 Display the items in the active list.
BACKSPACE Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box.
Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
Shortcut Keys Function
CTRL+PLUS
on numeric keypad (+)
Automatically resize the columns in the right hand pane
END Display the bottom of the active window.
HOME Display the top of the active window.
NUM LOCK+ASTERISK
on numeric keypad (*)
Display all subfolders under the selected folder.
NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN
on numeric keypad (+)
Display the contents of the selected folder.
NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN
on numeric keypad (-)
Collapse the selected folder.
LEFT ARROW Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder.
RIGHT ARROW Display current selection if it’s collapsed, or select first subfolder.
Natural Keyboard shortcuts

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts with a Microsoft Natural Keyboard or any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key (Windows) and the Application key (clip_image001[14]).

Shortcut Keys Function
Windows Display or hide the Start menu.
Windows+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box.
Windows+D Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop
Windows+M Minimize or restore all windows.
Windows +E Open My Computer.
Windows +F Search for a file or folder.
CTRL+ Windows +F Search for computers.
Windows +F1 Display Windows 2000 Help.
Windows +L Locks the desktop
Windows +R Open the Run dialog box.
Windows +TAB Switch between open items.
clip_image001[15] Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
clip_image002[14]+U Open Utility Manager

Accessibility Options keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Keys Function
Right SHIFT for eight seconds Switch FilterKeys on and off
Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN Switch High Contrast on and off
Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK Switch MouseKeys on and off
SHIFT five times Switch StickyKeys on and off
NUM LOCK for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off
clip_image001[18] +U Open Utility Manager
Help Viewer keyboard shortcuts

If your mouse is unavailable or if you prefer using your keyboard, you can use the following keyboard commands to navigate within the Help Viewer. To expand the headings below using the keyboard, press F6 to switch from the Help navigation pane to the topic pane. Press TAB to select the desired keyboard shortcut heading, and then press ENTER to expand the listing.

Shortcut Keys Function
ALT+SPACEBAR Display the system menu.
SHIFT+F10 Display the Help Viewer shortcut menu.
ALT+TAB Switch between the Help Viewer and other open windows.
ALT+O Display the Options menu.
ALT+O, and then press T Hide or show the navigation pane.
CTRL+TAB Switch to the next tab in the navigation pane.
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB Switch to the previous tab in the navigation pane.
UP ARROW Move up one topic in the table of contents, index, or search results list.
DOWN ARROW Move down one topic in the table of contents, index, or search results list.
PAGE UP Move up one page in the table of contents, index, or search results list.
PAGE DOWN Move down one page in the table of contents, index, or search results list.
F6 Switch focus between the navigation pane and the topic pane.
ALT+O, and then press R Refresh the topic that appears in the topic pane.
UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW Scroll through a topic.
CTRL+HOME Move to the beginning of a topic.
CTRL+END Move to the end of a topic.
CTRL+A Highlight all text in the topic pane.
ALT+O, and then press P Print a topic.
ALT+O, and then press B Move back to the previously viewed topic.
ALT+O, and then press F Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topic.
ALT+F4 Close the Help Viewer.
Shortcut Keys Function
ALT+C Display the Contents tab.
RIGHT ARROW Open a book.
LEFT ARROW Close a book.
BACKSPACE Return to the previous open book.
UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW Select a topic.
ENTER Display the selected topic.

Index tab keyboard shortcuts
Shortcut Keys Function
ALT+N Display the Index tab.
UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW Select a keyword in the list.
ALT+D or ENTER Display the associated topic.
Search tab keyboard shortcuts
Shortcut Keys Function
ALT+S Display the Search tab.
ALT+L Start a search.
ALT+D or ENTER Display the selected topic.

Favorites tab keyboard shortcuts
Shortcut Keys Function
ALT+I Display the Favorites tab.
ALT+A Add a topic to the Topics list.
ALT+P Select a topic in the Topics list.
ALT+R Remove a topic from the Topics list.
ALT+D Display a topic from the Topics list.

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