Windows Vista shortcut keys Windows

Basic

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Display Help F1
Upvote4 0 Copy the selected item CTRL+C
Upvote4 0 Cut the selected item CTRL+X
Upvote4 0 Paste the selected item CTRL+V
Upvote4 0 Undo an action CTRL+Z
Upvote4 0 Redo an action CTRL+Y
Upvote4 0 Move to the Recycle Bin DELETE
Upvote4 0 Delete the selected item 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+ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Select multiple items or select text within a document SHIFT+ARROW KEY
Upvote4 0 Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop CTRL+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 the 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 WindowsFlip 3-D WINKEY LOGO KEY+TAB
Upvote4 0 Cycle programs on taskbar with Windows 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
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
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Ease of Access

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Toggle Filter Keys RIGHT SHIFT FOR EIGHT SECONDS
Upvote4 0 Toggle High Contrast LEFT ALT+LEFT SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (PRTSCRN)
Upvote4 0 Toggle Mouse Keys LEFT ALT+LEFT SHIFT+NUM LOCK
Upvote4 0 Toggle Sticky Keys SHIFT FIVE TIMES
Upvote4 0 Toggle the Toggle Keys NUM LOCK FOR FIVE SECONDS
Upvote4 0 Open the Ease of Access Center WINKEY LOGO KEY+U
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Dialog

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 command that goes with 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 folder one level up if a folder is selected in 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 0 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 are on a network) CTRL+WINKEYLOGO 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 Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D WINKEY LOGO KEY+TAB
Upvote4 0 Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar WINKEY LOGO KEY+SPACEBAR
Upvote4 0 Cycle through Sidebar 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
Upvote4 0 Open the Quick Launch shortcut that corresponds to the number. WINKEY LOGO KEY+NUMBER
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Explorer

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Open a new window CTRL+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 Display all subfolders under the selected folder NUM LOCK+* ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Display the contents of the selected folder NUM LOCK++ ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Collapse the selected folder NUM LOCK+- ON NUMERIC KEYPAD
Upvote4 0 Collapse the current selection or select the parent folder LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 View the previous folder ALT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Display the current selection or select the first subfolder RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 View the next folder ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons CTRL+MOUSE SCROLL WHEEL
Upvote4 0 Select the Address bar ALT+D
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Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Bring all gadgets to the front and select Sidebar WINKEY LOGO KEY+SPACEBAR
Upvote4 0 Cycle through Sidebar gadgets WINKEY LOGO KEY+G
Upvote4 0 Cycle through Sidebar controls TAB
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Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Open the Fix pane CTRL+F
Upvote4 0 Print the selected picture CTRL+P
Upvote4 0 View the selected picture at a larger size ENTER
Upvote4 0 Open or close the Details pane CTRL+I
Upvote4 0 Rotate the picture clockwise CTRL+.
Upvote4 0 Rotate the picture counter-clockwise CTRL+,
Upvote4 0 Rename the selected item F2
Upvote4 0 Search for an item CTRL+E
Upvote4 0 Go back ALT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Go forward ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Zoom in or resize the picture thumbnail +
Upvote4 0 Zoom out or resize the picture thumbnail -
Upvote4 0 Change the size of the picture thumbnail CTRL+MOUSE SCROLL WHEEL
Upvote4 0 Best fit CTRL+B
Upvote4 0 Select the previous item LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Select the next item or row DOWN ARROW
Upvote4 0 Previous item (Easel) or previous row (Thumbnail) UP ARROW
Upvote4 0 Previous screen PAGE UP
Upvote4 0 Next screen PAGE DOWN
Upvote4 0 Select the first item HOME
Upvote4 0 Select the last item END
Upvote4 0 Move the selected item to the Recycle Bin DELETE
Upvote4 0 Permanently delete the selected item SHIFT+DELETE
Upvote4 0 Collapse node LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Expand node RIGHT ARROW
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Video

Useful Description Keys
Upvote4 0 Move back one frame J
Upvote4 0 Pause the playback K
Upvote4 0 Move forward one frame L
Upvote4 0 Set the start trim point I
Upvote4 0 Set the end trim point O
Upvote4 0 Split a clip M
Upvote4 0 Stop and rewind all the way back to the start trim point HOME
Upvote4 0 Advance to the next frame ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Go back to the previous frame ALT+LEFT ARROW
Upvote4 0 Stop and rewind playback CTRL+K
Upvote4 0 Play from the current location CTRL+P
Upvote4 0 Move the start trim point HOME
Upvote4 0 Move to the end trim point END
Upvote4 0 Seek to nearest split point before the current location PAGE UP
Upvote4 0 Seek to nearest split point after the current location PAGE DOWN
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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 the to 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 to the Search box F3
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