General Windows Shortcuts

Good evening Everyone, Today's topic is about Windows Shortcuts and the explanation about which some of you will be familiar with. 

So, Let's get into the topic.

 

General Windows Shortcuts :

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Ctrl + X : Cut the selected item

 

Ctrl + C : Copy the selected item

 

Ctrl + V : Paste the selected item

 

Ctrl + Z : Undo an action

 

Alt + Tab : Switch between open apps

 

Alt + F4 : Close the active item, or exit the active app

 

Alt + F8 : Show your password on the sign-in screen

 

Alt + Esc : Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

 

Alt + underlined letter : Perform the command for that letter

 

Alt + Enter : Display properties for the selected item

 

Alt + Spacebar : Open the shortcut menu for the active window

 

Alt + Left arrow : Go back

 

Alt + Right arrow : Go forward

 

Alt + Page Up : Move up one screen

 

Alt + Page Down : Move down one screen

 

Ctrl + F4 : Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and let you have multiple documents open at the same time)

 

Ctrl + A : Select all items in a document or window

 

Ctrl + D (or Delete) : Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin

 

Ctrl + R (or F5) : Refresh the active window

 

Ctrl + Y : Redo an action

 

Ctrl + Right arrow : Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word

 

Ctrl + Left arrow : Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word 

 

Ctrl + Down arrow : Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph

 

Ctrl + Up arrow : Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph

 

Ctrl + Alt + Tab : Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps

 

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + arrow keys : When a group or tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it in the direction specified

 

Ctrl + arrow key (to move to an item) + Spacebar : Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop

 

Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key : Select a block of text

 

Ctrl + Esc : Open Start

 

Ctrl + Shift + Esc : Open Task Manager

 

Ctrl + Shift : Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available

 

Ctrl + Spacebar : Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off

 

Shift + F10 : Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

 

Shift with any arrow key : Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document

 

Shift + Delete : Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first

 

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

 

Esc : Stop or leave the current task

 

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts : 

 

F4 : Display the items in the active list

 

Ctrl + Tab : Move forward through tabs

 

Ctrl + Shift + Tab : Move back through tabs

 

Ctrl + number (number 1–9) : Move to nth tab

 

Tab : Move forward through options

 

Shift + Tab : Move back through options

 

Alt + underlined letter : Perform the command (or select the option) that is used with that letter

 

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

 

Backspace : Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

 

Arrow keys : Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons

 

File Explorer keyboard shortcuts : 

 

Alt + D : Select the address bar

 

Ctrl + E : Select the search box

 

Ctrl + F : Select the search box

 

Ctrl + N : Open a new window

 

Ctrl + W : Close the active window

 

Ctrl + mouse scroll wheel : Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons

 

Ctrl + Shift + E : Display all folders above the selected folder

 

Ctrl + Shift + N : Create a new folder

 

Num Lock + asterisk (*) : Display all subfolders under the selected folder

 

Num Lock + plus (+) : Display the contents of the selected folder

 

Num Lock + minus (-) : Collapse the selected folder

 

Alt + P : Display the preview panel

 

Alt + Enter : Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item

 

Alt + Right arrow : View the next folder

 

Alt + Up arrow : View the folder that the folder was in

 

Alt + Left arrow : View the previous folder

 

Backspace : View the previous folder

 

Right arrow : Display the current selection (if it's collapsed), or select the first subfolder

 

Left arrow : Collapse the current selection (if it's expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in

 

End : Display the bottom of the active window

 

Home : Display the top of the active window

 

F11 : Maximize or minimize the active window

 

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts : 

 

Shift + click a taskbar button : Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app

 

Ctrl + Shift + click a taskbar button : Open an app as an administrator

 

Shift + right-click a taskbar button : Show the window menu for the app

 

Shift + right-click a grouped taskbar button : Show the window menu for the group

 

Ctrl + click a grouped taskbar button : Cycle through the windows of the group.

 

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