300 short cuts of Windows XP

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by goodone, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. goodone

    goodone New Member

    I found these tricks on a website. I didn't have time to try all of them, so go ahead guys try tem and tell me if they all work.

    General keyboard shortcuts
    • CTRL+C (Copy)
    • CTRL+X (Cut)
    • CTRL+V (Paste)
    • CTRL+Z (Undo)
    • DELETE (Delete)
    • SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
    • CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
    • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
    • F2 key (Rename the 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 in a document)
    • CTRL+A (Select all)
    • F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
    • ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
    • ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
    • ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
    • ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
    • CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
    • ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
    • ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
    • F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
    • F4 key (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 (Perform the corresponding command)
    • F10 key (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 key (Update 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-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
    • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)
    Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
    If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.
    • CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
    • CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
    • TAB (Move forward through the options)
    • SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
    • 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)
    • Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
    • F1 key (Display Help)
    • F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
    • BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)
    Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts
    • Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
    • Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
    • Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
    • Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
    • Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
    • Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
    • Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
    • CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
    • Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
    • Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
    • Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
    • Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
    Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
    • Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
    • Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
    • Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
    • SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
    • NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
    • Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
    Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
    After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
    • RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
    • LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
    • UP ARROW (Move up one row)
    • DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
    • PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
    • PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
    • HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
    • END (Move to the end of the line)
    • CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
    • CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
    • SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)
    Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts
    • CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
    • CTRL+N (Open a new console)
    • CTRL+S (Save the open console)
    • CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
    • CTRL+W (Open a new window)
    • F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
    • ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
    • ALT+F4 (Close the console)
    • ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
    • ALT+V (Display the View menu)
    • ALT+F (Display the File menu)
    • ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)
    MMC console window keyboard shortcuts
    • CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
    • ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
    • SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
    • F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
    • F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
    • CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
    • CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
    • ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
    • F2 key (Rename the selected item)
    • CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)
    Remote desktop connection navigation
    • CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
    • ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
    • ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
    • ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
    • ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
    • CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
    • ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
    • CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
    • CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
    Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation
    • CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
    • CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
    • CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
    • CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
    • CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
    • CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
    • CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
    • CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
    • CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
    • CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
    • CTRL+W (Close the current window)
  2. Grandcruiser

    Grandcruiser New Member

    WOW...how long did it take you to get all that down?
  3. Derek

    Derek Community Support Force Community Support

    Did you copy and paste it or type it..?
  4. Veivei

    Veivei New Member

    All works ...hehehe...
  5. satbir

    satbir New Member

    I thought we should not copy paste instead we could have provided a link there.
  6. goodone

    goodone New Member

    In all honesty and fairness, I did copy and paste that. I'm I going against your rules?? If so that was my bad, forgive me for that. I do believe that some things will have to be copied and pasted because that info above is some information I got a couple of months ago and I saved it on my computer. So be honest with me guys, I don't have a link for this and I should look at the file and type it all over again when I can just copy and paste it?
  7. Veivei

    Veivei New Member

    Next time you can just use "quote" and provide the source link to the related article.
  8. GamingX

    GamingX Executive Team

    Honestly, I didn't know that Windows had so many shortcuts, thanks....:)
  9. stealth_thunder

    stealth_thunder New Member

    Well some of the ebooks out there about windows xp hacks have already stated cover most of the shorcuts already. The Windows Vista Hacks is going to be released soon but I not too sure of the time and date of released. Thanks for the information though, I only use some of what is being posted in the list
  10. QuwenQ

    QuwenQ New Member

    No Vista shortcuts. Darn. ;; Most of them work for all versions for Windows though, and some of them are pretty obvious. But some of them are new to me, so thank you. =)
  11. shaunak

    shaunak New Member

    A small correction: Windows+L locks the entire desktop and not just the keyboard.

    ^^ the only changes in vista are a whole set of new WINDOWS KEY+somekeyhere shortcuts which, IMO are totally useless.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2007
  12. like2program

    like2program New Member

    Quite frankly, even most of the people at microsoft don't know that there are that many. In fact, I am sure of this because if they did, they would just make it so I could freaking customize the keys instead of having to remember every single one.
  13. Zdroyd

    Zdroyd New Member

    I use a lot of those all the time...

    I read about those and more in a book a year ago and I still refer to it.

    (My favorate is Windows+D to show desktop. That is very useful when running a game/program that is lagging or erroring.)
  14. Blazer9131

    Blazer9131 New Member

    Aww crap.. I turned High Contrast on, and now it's stuck.. lets see.. how to fix this little problemm..


    ~Blaze
  15. VPmase

    VPmase New Member

    Lol. I've known most of these through accidental button pressing xD
    My fav is the Windows + D since it pretty much ATL+Tab but just minimizes everything.
  16. TheMan177

    TheMan177 New Member

    Yeah, win + D gets used a lot here, but I remember in some pretty intense game one of the important functions was bound to alt + D... that ended up getting changed quite quickly after a few 'mistakes' :biggrin:
  17. bigjoe4

    bigjoe4 New Member

    wow, that is the best shortcut ever!! now I know what them arrow buttons are actually for!!
  18. coolv1994

    coolv1994 New Member

    I learned something today =P
  19. TechAsh

    TechAsh Retired

    I'm going to move this to the 'Computers and Technology' Forum becuase it fits better there. Crossfire is for debates.

    I know most of those shortcuts, but I don't many of them. I use mouse guestures more.
  20. kkenny

    kkenny Active Member

    Proves you get smarter every day. Nice find :)

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