Windows Keyboard shortcuts
This little list may be helpful to some Windows users. It is a detailed listing of windows keyboard shortcuts that most people don't use because they simply don't know about them.Â I'm not using many as well except maybeÂ Ctrl+C to copy, Ctrl+V to paste the copied content and Alt+F4 to close a window. Shortcuts are a great way to work faster. The list is not complete but contains about 40 shortcuts.
Here is a list of the most important Windows keyboard shortcuts:
- Cltr-Shift-Esc Loads the Windows Task Manager more efficiently than Ctrl-Alt-Del.
- Windows-Pause Brings up the System properties control panel applet
- Ctrl-a selects all items in the current window. This works in Windows Explorer and in most programs, e.g. Office or web browsers.
- Cltr-c copies the current selection to the Windows Clipboard
- Ctrl-v pastes the Clipboard contents back into the active program
- Windows to display the start menu
- Alt-Tab, switch between all open windows in a small overlay that lets you pick the window that you want to display on the desktop.
- Ctrl-s displays the save dialog window of the active program. Works in many different programs, including web browsers and document editors.
- Ctrl-p displays the print dialog box
- Windows-d displays the desktop
- Windows-m minimizes all open windows so that the desktop is shown
- Windows-Shift-m restores the original position of the minimized items
- Windows-r opens the run dialog box to execute commands on the desktop
- Windows-l locks the system, great for taking breaks
- F2 rename the active item in Windows Explorer
- F3 search in Windows Explorer and many additional programs, including most web browsers.
The guide lists additional keyboard shortcuts that you may find useful, and I suggest you check it out. You can also take a look at our Windows 8 keyboard shortcut list, or the ten keyboard shortcuts that I can't live without for further inspiration.Advertisement
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