Nov 10, 2012


                       SHORTCUT KEYS IN WINDOWS - XP 
                                GENERAL KEYS

Ctrl+A            = Select all.

Ctrl+C            = Copy.
Ctrl+F             = Displays the find all files dialog box.
Ctrl+G            = Displays the go to folder dialog box.
Ctrl+N            = Displays the new dialog box.
Ctrl+O            = Displays the open dialog box.
Ctrl+P            = Displays the print dialog box.
Ctrl+S            = Displays the save dialog box.
Ctrl+V           = Pastes the copied item.
Ctrl+X           = Cuts the item.
Ctrl+Z            = Undo.
Ctrl+F4          = Closes the active document window.
Ctrl+while dragging an item = Copy the selected item.
Ctrl+shift+arrow keys = Highlight a block of text.
Ctrl+ESC       = Displays the start menu.
Ctrl+F6          = Opens the next document window in the active application.

Alt+enter        = View the properties for the selected item.

Alt+F4            = Close the active item or quit the active program.
Alt+spacebar  = Open the shortcut menu for the active window.
Alt+tab           = Switch between the open items.
Alt+esc           = Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened.

F1                = Gives help on the active window or selected item.

F2                = Rename the selected item.
F3                = Search for a file or a folder.
F4                = Display the address bar list in my computer or windows explorer.

F5                = Update the active window.

F6                = Cycle through the screen elements in a window.
F10              = Active the menu bar in the active program.
Winkey        = Display or hide the start menu.
Winkey+break = Display the system properties dialog box.
Winkey+D  = Display the desktop.
Winkey+M = Minimize all of the windows.
Winkey+shift+M = Restore the minimized windows.
Winkey+E  = Open my computer.
Winkey+F  = Search for a file or a folder.
Ctrl+winkey+F = Search for computers.
Winkey+F1 = Display windows help.
Winkey+L   = Lock the keyboard.
Winkey+R   = Open the run dialog box.
Winkey+U   = Open utility manager.

                             DIALOG BOX

Tab              = Move forward through the options.
Shift+tab    = Move backward through the options.
Ctrl+tab     = Move forward through the tabs.
Ctrl+shift+tab = Move backward through the tabs.
Alt+underlined letter = Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option.

Enter          = Perform the command for the active option or button.

Spacebar    = Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box. 

F1             = Display help.

F4             = Display the items in the active list.
arrow keys = Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons.

Backspace = Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the SAVE AS or open dialog box.

                            WINDOWS EXPLORER


END                              = Display the button of the active window.
HOME                          = Display the top of the active window.
Num lock+asterisk sign(*) = Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder.

Num lock+plus sign(+)      = Display the contents of the selected folder.

Num lock+minus sign(-)   = Collapse the selected folder.

Left arrow                         = Collapse the current selection if it is expanded or select the parent folder.

Right arrow                       = Display the current selection if it is collapsed or select the first subfolder.



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