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Windows Keys


Press To
<Windows> Displays the Start menu
<Windows - Break> Brings up the System Properties dialog
<Windows - Tab> Cycles through the buttons on the toolbar
<Windows - D> Minimises all open windows on the Desktop
<Windows - E> Loads Windows Explorer
<Windows - F> Loads Find
<Ctrl- Windows - F> Loads Find - Computer dialog
<Shift - Windows - M> Undoes minimise all windows
<Windows - R> Loads the Run dialog
<Windows - F1> Displays Help
<Windows - U> Load Utility Manager
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Windows 2000 keyboard shortcuts
Press To
CTRL+C Copy.
CTRL+X Cut.
CTRL+V Paste.
CTRL+Z Undo.
DELETE Delete.
SHIFT+DELETE Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.
CTRL while dragging an item Copy selected item.
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item Create shortcut to selected item.
F2 Rename 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.
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.
CTRL+A Select all.
F3 Search for a file or folder.
CTRL+O Open an item.
ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item.
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program.
CTRL+F4 Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously.
ALT+TAB Switch between open items.
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.
F4 Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
SHIFT+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
ALT+SPACEBAR Display the System menu for the active window.
CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu.
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name Display the corresponding menu.
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu Carry out the corresponding command.
F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program.
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.
F5 Refresh the active window.
BACKSPACE View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
ESC Cancel the current task.
SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically

For more shortcuts, press <Windows - F1> then search for "keyboard shortcuts"

 

Published: January 2004
Last edited: 19 May 2008 16:30