Windows 7 shortcut keys

Basic

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Display Help F1
Upvote4 0 Copy the selected item CTRL+C (OR CTRL+INSERT)
Upvote4 0 Cut the selected item CTRL+X
Upvote4 0 Paste the selected item CTRL+V (OR SHIFT+INSERT)
Upvote4 0 Undo an action CTRL+Z
Upvote4 0 Redo an action CTRL+Y
Upvote4 0 Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin DELETE (OR CTRL+D)
Upvote4 0 Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first SHIFT+DELETE
Upvote4 0 Rename the selected item F2
Upvote4 0 Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph CTRL+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Select a block of text CTRL+SHIFT WITH AN ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document SHIFT WITH ANY ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop CTRL WITH ANY ARROW KEY+SPACEBAR
Upvote4 0 Select all items in a document or window CTRL+A
Upvote4 0 Search for a file or folder F3
Upvote4 0 Display properties for the selected item ALT+ENTER
Upvote4 0 Close the active item, or exit the active program ALT+F4
Upvote4 0 Open the shortcut menu for the active window ALT+SPACEBAR
Upvote4 0 Close active document CTRL+F4
Upvote4 0 Switch between open items ALT+TAB
Upvote4 0 Use the arrow keys to switch between open items CTRL+ALT+TAB
Upvote4 0 Change the size of icons on the desktop CTRL+MOUSE SCROLL WHEEL
Upvote4 0 Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D WINKEY LOGO KEY+TAB
Upvote4 0 Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D CTRL+WINKEY LOGO KEY+TAB
Upvote4 0 Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened ALT+ESC
Upvote4 0 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop F6
Upvote4 0 Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer F4
Upvote4 0 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item SHIFT+F10
Upvote4 0 Open the Start menu CTRL+ESC
Upvote4 0 Display the corresponding menu ALT+UNDERLINED LETTER
Upvote4 0 Perform the menu command (or other underlined command) ALT+UNDERLINED LETTER
Upvote4 0 Activate the menu bar in the active program F10
Upvote4 0 Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Refresh the active window F5 (OR CTRL+R)
Upvote4 0 View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer ALT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Cancel the current task ESC
Upvote4 0 Open Task Manager CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
Upvote4 0 Prevent the CD from automatically playing SHIFT WHEN YOU INSERT A CD
Upvote4 0 Switch the input language when multiple input languages are enabled LEFT ALT+SHIFT
Upvote4 0 Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled CTRL+SHIFT
Upvote4 0 Change the reading direction of text in right-to-left reading languages RIGHT OR LEFT CTRL+SHIFT
Upvote4 0 open the file CTRL+O
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Access

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Turn Filter Keys on and off RIGHT SHIFT FOR EIGHT SECONDS
Upvote4 0 Turn High Contrast on or off LEFT ALT+LEFT SHIFT+PRTSCN
Upvote4 0 Turn Mouse Keys on or off LEFT ALT+LEFT SHIFT+NUM LOCK
Upvote4 0 Turn Sticky Keys on or off SHIFT FIVE TIMES
Upvote4 0 Turn Toggle Keys on or off NUM LOCK FOR FIVE SECONDS
Upvote4 0 Open the Ease of Access Center WINKEY LOGO KEY+U
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Dialog Box

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Move forward through tabs CTRL+TAB
Upvote4 0 Move back through tabs CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Upvote4 0 Move forward through options TAB
Upvote4 0 Move back through options SHIFT+TAB
Upvote4 0 Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter ALT+UNDERLINED LETTER
Upvote4 0 Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands ENTER
Upvote4 0 Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box SPACEBAR
Upvote4 0 Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons ARROW KEYS
Upvote4 0 Display Help F1
Upvote4 0 Display the items in the active list F4
Upvote4 0 Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box BACKSPACE
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Windows Key

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Open or close the Start menu WINKEY LOGO KEY 
Upvote4 0 Display the System Properties dialog box WINKEY LOGO KEY+PAUSE
Upvote4 0 Display the desktop WINKEY LOGO KEY+D
Upvote4 0 Minimize all windows WINKEY LOGO KEY+M
Upvote4 1 Restore minimized windows to the desktop WINKEY LOGO KEY+SHIFT+M
Upvote4 0 Open Computer WINKEY LOGO KEY+E
Upvote4 0 Search for a file or folder WINKEY LOGO KEY+F
Upvote4 0 Search for computers (if you're on a network) CTRL+WINKEY LOGO KEY+F
Upvote4 0 Lock your computer or switch users WINKEY LOGO KEY+L
Upvote4 0 Open the Run dialog box WINKEY LOGO KEY+R
Upvote4 0 Cycle through programs on the taskbar WINKEY LOGO KEY+T
Upvote4 0 Start program pinned to taskbar in the position WINKEY LOGO KEY+NUMBER
Upvote4 0 Start new instance of the program pinned to taskbar in position SHIFT+WINKEY LOGO KEY+NUMBER
Upvote4 0 Switch to last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position CTRL+WINKEY LOGO KEY+NUMBER
Upvote4 0 Open Jump List for program pinned to taskbar in position ALT+WINKEY LOGO KEY+NUMBER
Upvote4 0 Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D WINKEY LOGO KEY+TAB
Upvote4 0 Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D CTRL+WINKEY LOGO KEY+TAB
Upvote4 0 Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area CTRL+WINKEY LOGO KEY+B
Upvote4 0 Preview the desktop WINKEY LOGO KEY+SPACEBAR
Upvote4 0 Maximize the window WINKEY LOGO KEY+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Maximize the window to the left side of the screen WINKEY LOGO KEY+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Maximize the window to the right side of the screen WINKEY LOGO KEY+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Minimize the window WINKEY LOGO KEY+DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Minimize all but the active window WINKEY LOGO KEY+HOME
Upvote4 0 Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen WINKEY LOGO KEY+SHIFT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move a window from one monitor to another WINKEY LOGO KEY+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW OR RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Choose a presentation display mode WINKEY LOGO KEY+P
Upvote4 0 Cycle through gadgets WINKEY LOGO KEY+G
Upvote4 0 Open Ease of Access Center WINKEY LOGO KEY+U
Upvote4 0 Open Windows Mobility Center WINKEY LOGO KEY+X
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Explorer

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Open a new window CTRL+N
Upvote4 0 Close the current window CTRL+W
Upvote4 0 Create a new folder CTRL+SHIFT+N
Upvote4 0 Display the bottom of the active window END
Upvote4 0 Display the top of the active window HOME
Upvote4 0 Maximize or minimize the active window F11
Upvote4 0 Rotate a picture clockwise CTRL+PERIOD (.)
Upvote4 0 Rotate a picture counter-clockwise CTRL+COMMA (,)
Upvote4 0 Display all subfolders under the selected folder NUM LOCK+ASTERISK (*) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Display the contents of the selected folder NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN (+) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Collapse the selected folder NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN (-) ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Collapse the current selection (if it's expanded), or select the parent folder LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item ALT+ENTER
Upvote4 0 Display the preview pane ALT+P
Upvote4 0 View the previous folder ALT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 View the previous folder BACKSPACE
Upvote4 0 Display the current selection (if it's collapsed), or select the first subfolder RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 View the next folder ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 View the parent folder ALT+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Display all folders above the selected folder CTRL+SHIFT+E
Upvote4 0 Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons CTRL+MOUSE SCROLL WHEEL
Upvote4 0 Select the address bar ALT+D
Upvote4 0 Select the search box CTRL+E
Upvote4 0 Select the search box CTRL+F
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Taskbar

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program SHIFT+CLICK ON A TASKBAR BUTTON
Upvote4 0 Open a program as an administrator CTRL+SHIFT+CLICK ON A TASKBAR BUTTON
Upvote4 0 Show the window menu for the program SHIFT+RIGHT-CLICK ON A TASKBAR BUTTON
Upvote4 0 Show the window menu for the group SHIFT+RIGHT-CLICK ON A GROUPED TASKBAR BUTTON
Upvote4 1 Cycle through the windows of the group CTRL+CLICK ON A GROUPED TASKBAR BUTTON
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Magnifier

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Zoom in or out WINKEY LOGO KEY+PLUS SIGN (+) OR MINUS SIGN (-)
Upvote4 0 Preview the desktop in full-screen mode CTRL+ALT+SPACEBAR
Upvote4 0 Switch to full-screen mode CTRL+ALT+F
Upvote4 0 Switch to lens mode CTRL+ALT+L
Upvote4 0 Switch to docked mode CTRL+ALT+D
Upvote4 0 Invert colors CTRL+ALT+I
Upvote4 0 Pan in the direction of the arrow keys CTRL+ALT+ARROW KEYS
Upvote4 0 Resize the lens CTRL+ALT+R
Upvote4 0 Exit Magnifier WINKEY LOGO KEY+ESC
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Remote Desktop

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Move between programs from left to right ALT+PAGE UP
Upvote4 0 Move between programs from right to left ALT+PAGE DOWN
Upvote4 0 Cycle through programs in the order that they were started in ALT+INSERT
Upvote4 0 Display the Start menu ALT+HOME
Upvote4 0 Switch between a window and full screen CTRL+ALT+BREAK
Upvote4 0 Display the Windows Security dialog box CTRL+ALT+END
Upvote4 0 Display the system menu ALT+DELETE
Upvote4 0 Place a copy of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard CTRL+ALT+MINUS SIGN (-) ON THE NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Place a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard CTRL+ALT+PLUS SIGN (+) ON THE NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 “Tab” from Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program CTRL+ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 “Tab” from Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW
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Paint

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Create a new picture CTRL+N
Upvote4 0 Open an existing picture CTRL+O
Upvote4 0 Save changes to a picture CTRL+S
Upvote4 0 Save the picture as a new file F12
Upvote4 0 Print a picture CTRL+P
Upvote4 0 Close a picture and its Paint window ALT+F4
Upvote4 0 Undo a change CTRL+Z
Upvote4 0 Redo a change CTRL+Y
Upvote4 0 Select the entire picture CTRL+A
Upvote4 0 Cut a selection CTRL+X
Upvote4 0 Copy a selection to the Clipboard CTRL+C
Upvote4 0 Paste a selection from the Clipboard CTRL+V
Upvote4 0 Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Cancel a selection ESC
Upvote4 0 Delete a selection DELETE
Upvote4 0 Bold selected text CTRL+B
Upvote4 0 Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel CTRL++ (PLUS)
Upvote4 0 Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel CTRL+-
Upvote4 0 Italicize selected text CTRL+I
Upvote4 0 Underline selected text CTRL+U
Upvote4 0 Open the Properties dialog box CTRL+E
Upvote4 0 Open the Resize and Skew dialog box CTRL+W
Upvote4 0 Zoom in CTRL+PAGE UP
Upvote4 0 Zoom out CTRL+PAGE DOWN
Upvote4 0 View a picture in full-screen mode F11
Upvote4 0 Show or hide the ruler CTRL+R
Upvote4 0 Show or hide gridlines CTRL+G
Upvote4 0 Display keytips F10 OR ALT
Upvote4 0 Show the current shortcut menu SHIFT+F10
Upvote4 0 Open Paint Help F1
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WordPad

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Create a new document CTRL+N
Upvote4 0 Open an existing document CTRL+O
Upvote4 0 Save changes to a document CTRL+S
Upvote4 0 Save the document as a new file F12
Upvote4 0 Print a document CTRL+P
Upvote4 0 Close WordPad ALT+F4
Upvote4 0 Undo a change CTRL+Z
Upvote4 0 Redo a change CTRL+Y
Upvote4 0 Select the entire document CTRL+A
Upvote4 0 Cut a selection CTRL+X
Upvote4 0 Copy a selection to the Clipboard CTRL+C
Upvote4 0 Paste a selection from the Clipboard CTRL+V
Upvote4 0 Make selected text bold CTRL+B
Upvote4 0 Italicize selected text CTRL+I
Upvote4 0 Underline selected text CTRL+U
Upvote4 0 Make selected text subscript CTRL+=
Upvote4 0 Make selected text superscript CTRL+SHIFT+=
Upvote4 0 Align text left CTRL+L
Upvote4 0 Align text center CTRL+E
Upvote4 0 Align text right CTRL+R
Upvote4 0 Justify text CTRL+J
Upvote4 0 Set single line spacing CTRL+1
Upvote4 0 Set double line spacing CTRL+2
Upvote4 0 Set line spacing to 1.5 CTRL+5
Upvote4 0 Increase the font size CTRL+SHIFT+>
Upvote4 0 Decrease the font size CTRL+SHIFT+<
Upvote4 0 Change characters to all capitals CTRL+SHIFT+A
Upvote4 0 Change the bullet style CTRL+SHIFT+L
Upvote4 0 Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing CTRL+D
Upvote4 0 Find text in a document CTRL+F
Upvote4 0 Find the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box F3
Upvote4 0 Replace text in a document CTRL+H
Upvote4 0 Move the cursor one word to the left CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move the cursor one word to the right CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move the cursor to the line above CTRL+UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move the cursor to the line below CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move to the beginning of the document CTRL+HOME
Upvote4 0 Move to the end of the document CTRL+END
Upvote4 0 Move up one page CTRL+PAGE UP
Upvote4 0 Move down one page CTRL+PAGE DOWN
Upvote4 0 Delete the next word CTRL+DELETE
Upvote4 0 Display keytips F10
Upvote4 0 Show the current shortcut menu SHIFT+F10
Upvote4 0 Open WordPad Help F1
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Calculator

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Switch to Standard mode ALT+1
Upvote4 0 Switch to Scientific mode ALT+2
Upvote4 0 Switch to Programmer mode ALT+3
Upvote4 0 Switch to Statistics mode ALT+4
Upvote4 0 Open date calculations CTRL+E
Upvote4 0 Turn calculation history on or off CTRL+H
Upvote4 0 Open unit conversion CTRL+U
Upvote4 0 Calculate or solve date calculations and worksheets ALT+C
Upvote4 0 Open Calculator Help F1
Upvote4 0 Press the M- button CTRL+Q
Upvote4 0 Press the M+ button CTRL+P
Upvote4 0 Press the MS button CTRL+M
Upvote4 0 Press the MR button CTRL+R
Upvote4 0 Press the MC button CTRL+L
Upvote4 0 Press the % button %
Upvote4 0 Press the +/– button F9
Upvote4 0 Press the / button /
Upvote4 0 Press the * button *
Upvote4 0 Press the + button +
Upvote4 0 Press the – button -
Upvote4 0 Press the 1/× button R
Upvote4 0 Press the square root button @
Upvote4 0 Press the number buttons (0-9) 0-9
Upvote4 0 Press the = button =
Upvote4 0 Press the . (decimal point) button .
Upvote4 0 Press the backspace button BACKSPACE
Upvote4 0 Press the C button ESC
Upvote4 0 Press the CE button DEL
Upvote4 0 Clear the calculation history CTRL+SHIFT+D
Upvote4 0 Edit the calculation history F2
Upvote4 0 Navigate up in the calculation history UP ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Navigate down in the calculation history DOWN ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Cancel editing the calculation history ESC
Upvote4 0 Recalculate the calculation history after editing ENTER
Upvote4 0 Select Degrees in Scientific mode F3
Upvote4 0 Select Radians in Scientific mode F4
Upvote4 0 Select Grads in Scientific mode F5
Upvote4 0 Press the Inv button in Scientific mode I
Upvote4 0 Press the Mod button in Scientific mode D
Upvote4 0 Press the sinh button in Scientific mode CTRL+S
Upvote4 0 Press the cosh button in Scientific mode CTRL+O
Upvote4 0 Press the tanh button in Scientific mode CTRL+T
Upvote4 0 Press the ( button in Scientific mode (
Upvote4 0 Press the ) button in Scientific mode )
Upvote4 0 Press the ln button in Scientific mode N
Upvote4 0 Press the Int button in Scientific mode ;
Upvote4 0 Press the sin button in Scientific mode S
Upvote4 0 Press the cos button in Scientific mode O
Upvote4 0 Press the tan button in Scientific mode T
Upvote4 0 Press the dms button in Scientific mode M
Upvote4 0 Press the pi button in Scientific mode P
Upvote4 0 Press the F-E button in Scientific mode V
Upvote4 0 Press the Exp button in Scientific mode X
Upvote4 0 Press the x^2 button in Scientific mode Q
Upvote4 0 Press the x^y button in Scientific mode Y
Upvote4 0 Press the x^3 button in Scientific mode #
Upvote4 0 Press the log button in Scientific mode L
Upvote4 0 Press the n! button in Scientific mode !
Upvote4 0 Press the yvx button in Scientific mode CTRL+Y
Upvote4 0 Press the 3vx button in Scientific mode CTRL+B
Upvote4 0 Press the 10x button in Scientific mode CTRL+G
Upvote4 0 Select Hex in Programmer mode F5
Upvote4 0 Select Dec in Programmer mode F6
Upvote4 0 Select Oct in Programmer mode F7
Upvote4 0 Select Bin in Programmer mode F8
Upvote4 0 Select Qword in Programmer mode F12
Upvote4 0 Select Dword in Programmer mode F2
Upvote4 0 Select Word in Programmer mode F3
Upvote4 0 Select Byte in Programmer mode F4
Upvote4 0 Press the RoR button in Programmer mode K
Upvote4 0 Press the RoL button in Programmer mode J
Upvote4 0 Press the Lsh button in Programmer mode <
Upvote4 0 Press the Rsh button in Programmer mode >
Upvote4 0 Press the Mod button in Programmer mode %
Upvote4 0 Press the ( button in Programmer mode (
Upvote4 0 Press the ) button in Programmer mode )
Upvote4 0 Press the Or button in Programmer mode |
Upvote4 0 Press the Xor button in Programmer mode ^
Upvote4 0 Press the Not button in Programmer mode ~
Upvote4 0 Press the And button in Programmer mode &
Upvote4 0 Press the A-F buttons in Programmer mode A-F
Upvote4 0 Toggles the bit value in Programmer mode SPACEBAR
Upvote4 0 Press the Average button in Statistics mode A
Upvote4 0 Press the Average Sq button in Statistics mode CTRL+A
Upvote4 0 Press the Sum button in Statistics mode S
Upvote4 0 Press the Sum Sq button in Statistics mode CTRL+S
Upvote4 0 Press the S.D. button in Statistics mode T
Upvote4 0 Press the Inv S.D. button in Statistics mode CTRL+T
Upvote4 0 Press the CAD button in Statistics mode D
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Windows Journal

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Start a new note CTRL+N
Upvote4 0 Open a recently used note CTRL+O
Upvote4 0 Save changes to a note CTRL+S
Upvote4 0 Move a note to a specific folder CTRL+SHIFT+V
Upvote4 0 Print a note CTRL+P
Upvote4 0 Close a note and its Journal window ALT+F4
Upvote4 0 Undo a change CTRL+Z
Upvote4 0 Redo a change CTRL+Y
Upvote4 0 Select all items on a page CTRL+A
Upvote4 0 Cut a selection CTRL+X
Upvote4 0 Copy a selection to the Clipboard CTRL+C
Upvote4 0 Paste a selection from the Clipboard CTRL+V
Upvote4 0 Cancel a selection ESC
Upvote4 0 Delete a selection DELETE
Upvote4 0 Start a basic find CTRL+F
Upvote4 0 Go to a page CTRL+G
Upvote4 0 Refresh find results F5
Upvote4 0 Refresh the note list F5
Upvote4 0 Toggle between a note list and a note F6
Upvote4 0 Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list CTRL+SHIFT+C
Upvote4 0 View a note in full-screen mode F11
Upvote4 0 Open Journal Help F1
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Windows Help Viewer

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Display the Table of Contents ALT+C
Upvote4 0 Display the Connection Settings menu ALT+N
Upvote4 0 Display the Options menu F10
Upvote4 0 Move back to the previously viewed topic ALT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topic ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Display the customer support page ALT+A
Upvote4 0 Display the Help and Support home page ALT+HOME
Upvote4 0 Move to the beginning of a topic HOME
Upvote4 0 Move to the end of a topic END
Upvote4 0 Search the current topic CTRL+F
Upvote4 0 Print a topic CTRL+P
Upvote4 0 Move the cursor to the search box F3
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