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Useful Windows Shortcut Keys

Here are useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows, some of which you may already know.

Some of these are extremely useful.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

  • F1: Help
  • F2: Rename object
  • F3: Find all files
  • F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
  • F5: Refreshes the current window.
  • F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
  • CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • CTRL+Z: Undo
  • CTRL+B: Bold
  • CTRL+U: Underline
  • CTRL+I: Italic
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • CTRL+Z: Undo the last command
  • CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently
  • SHIFT+click+Close button: For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders
  • ALT+F4: Quit program
  • ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
  • ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object
  • BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
  • Windows Logo+L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)
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