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Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows






Created:2005/01/26 Updated:2005/01/26 Questions and comments to:
hfraser@yorku.ca


Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows





Description


This document contains some keyboard shorcuts that you can use for
Windows applications


Take Control Using the CTRL key




  • CTRL + A : Selects ALL the items in the active
    window (TIP: great for selecting all of the junk messages in your YSPAM
    folder for deleting them in one fell swoop

  • CTRL + B : BOLDS text

  • CTRL + C : COPIES text or files

  • CTRL + S : SAVES your work

  • CTRL + V : PASTES texts or files

  • CTRL + X : CUTS text or files

  • CTRL + Y : REDO

  • CTRL + Z : UNDO

  • CTRL + HOME key : takes you to the top of the screen

  • CTRL + END key : takes you to the bottom of the screen

There are always Alternatives using the ALT key



  • ALT + SPACE BAR : displays the system menu for the active window

  • ALT + TAB : cycles through all open applications on your desktop

  • ALT + underlined letter in a drop down menu : opens the menu

There is Power in the Windows Logo
key



  • WINDOWS LOGO key : activates START menu

  • WINDOWS LOGO key + C : opens CONTROL PANEL

  • WINDOWS LOGO key + D : minimizes all open applications to take you
    right down to the desk top

  • WINDOWS LOGO key + E : opens WINDOWS Explorer (file
    manager)

  • WINDOWS LOGO key + F : opens FIND FILES or FOLDERS
    application

  • WINDOWS LOGO key + M : minimizes all open applications to take
    you right down to the desk top

  • WINDOWS LOGO key + R : opens the RUN dialog box