Keyboard shortcuts for windows 7,8,10 :

 

Efficient usage keyboard shortcuts will you make you a professional of computer usage and that looks professional to others. Using mouse will always seem like a newbie who is just introduced to computer. So getting to know about keyboard shortcuts of windows of all versions is the best way. I have listed all the keyboard shortcuts in a PDF so that you don’t need to visit the site each and every time. This makes very easy download and refer when you needed.

 

 

Checkout Windows keyboard shortcuts PDF at the bottom of the post.

 

General Keyboard shortcuts :

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

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts :

Ctrl+Tab
Move forward through tabs
Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Move back through tabs
Tab
Move forward through options
Shift+Tab
Move back through options
Alt+underlined letter
Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
Enter
Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
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
Display Help
F4
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

Windows Logo keyboard shortcuts :

Windows logo key
Open or close the Start menu.
Windows logo key  +Pause
Display the System Properties dialog box.
Windows logo key  +D
Display the desktop.
Windows logo key  +M
Minimize all windows.
Windows logo key  +Shift+M
Restore minimized windows to the desktop.
Windows logo key  +E
Open Computer.
Windows logo key  +F
Search for a file or folder.
Ctrl+Windows logo key  +F
Search for computers (if you’re on a network).
Windows logo key  +L
Lock your computer or switch users.
Windows logo key  +R
Open the Run dialog box.
Windows logo key  +T
Cycle through programs on the taskbar.
Windows logo key +number
Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.
Shift+Windows logo key +number
Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Ctrl+Windows logo key +number
Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Alt+Windows logo key +number
Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows logo key  +Tab
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
Ctrl+Windows logo key  +Tab
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
Ctrl+Windows logo key  +B
Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
Windows logo key  +Spacebar
Preview the desktop.
Windows logo key  +Up Arrow
Maximize the window.
Windows logo key  +Left Arrow
Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.
Windows logo key  +Right Arrow
Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.
Windows logo key  +Down Arrow
Minimize the window.
Windows logo key  +Home
Minimize all but the active window.
Windows logo key  +Shift+Up Arrow
Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Windows logo key +Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow
Move a window from one monitor to another.
Windows logo key +P
Choose a presentation display mode.
Windows logo key +G
Cycle through gadgets.
Windows logo key +U
Open Ease of Access Center.
Windows logo key +X
Open Windows Mobility Center.

 

 

Windows Explorer Keyboard shortcuts :

Ctrl+N
Open a new window
Ctrl+Shift+N
Create a new folder
End
Display the bottom of the active window
Home
Display the top of the active window
F11
Maximize or minimize the active window
Num Lock+Asterisk (*) on numeric keypad
Display all sub folders under the selected folder
Num Lock+Plus Sign (+) on numeric keypad
Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock+Minus Sign (-) on numeric keypad
Collapse the selected folder
Left Arrow
Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the parent folder
Alt+Enter
Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item
Alt+P
Display the preview pane
Alt+Left Arrow
View the previous folder
Right Arrow
Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder
Alt+Right Arrow
View the next folder
Alt+Up Arrow
View the parent folder
Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel
Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
Alt+D
Select the address bar
Ctrl+E
Select the search box
 

Wordpad Keyboard Shortcuts:

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

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