Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted: September 26, 2009 in Windows, XP
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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
•    END (Display the bottom 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)

Shortcut keys for Character Map
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)

Windows Explorer tree control
•    Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection
•    Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection
•    Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.
•    RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded, otherwise goes to the first child
•    LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent

Properties control
•    CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB: Move through the property tabs

Accessibility shortcuts
•    Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
•    Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off
•    Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
•    Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
•    Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off

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