F1
Display Help

CTRL+C
Copy the selected item

CTRL+X
Cut the selected item

CTRL+V
Paste the selected item

CTRL+Z
Undo an action

CTRL+Y
Redo an action

DELETE
Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin

SHIFT+DELETE
Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first

F2
Rename the selected item

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word

CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word

CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph

CTRL+UP ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph

CTRL+SHIFT with an arrow key
Select a block of text

SHIFT with any arrow key
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document

CTRL with any arrow key+SPACEBAR
Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop

CTRL+A
Select all items in a document or window

F3
Search for a file or folder

ALT+ENTER
Display properties for the selected item

ALT+F4
Close the active item, or exit the active program

ALT+SPACEBAR
Open the shortcut menu for the active window

CTRL+F4
Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)

ALT+TAB
Switch between open items

CTRL+ALT+TAB
Use the arrow keys to switch between open items

CTRL+Mouse scroll wheel
Change the size of icons on the desktop

Windows logo key +TAB
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

CTRL+Windows logo key +TAB
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

ALT+ESC
Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

F6
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop

F4
Display the Address bar list in Windows Explorer

SHIFT+F10
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

CTRL+ESC
Open the Start menu

ALT+underlined letter
Display the corresponding menu

ALT+underlined letter
Perform the menu command (or other underlined command)

F10
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
Refresh the active window

ALT+UP ARROW
View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer

ESC
Cancel the current task

CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
Open Task Manager

SHIFT when you insert a CD
Prevent the CD from automatically playing

Posted 6 years ago
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