Hotkeys & Shortcuts

General Keyboard Shortcuts:

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Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
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Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows )
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Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows )
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Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
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Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
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CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
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Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
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Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)

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CTRL+C (Copy)
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CTRL+X (Cut)
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CTRL+V (Paste)
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CTRL+Z (Undo)
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DELETE (Delete)
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SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
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CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
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CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
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F2 key (Rename the selected item)
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CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
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CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
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CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
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CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
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CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
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SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
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CTRL+A (Select all) F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
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ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
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ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
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ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
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ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
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CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
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ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
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ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
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F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
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F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
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SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
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ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
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CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
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ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
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Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
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F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
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RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
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LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
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F5 key (Update the active window)
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BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
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ESC (Cancel the current task)
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SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 Keyboard Shortcuts:

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CTRL+click (Open links in a new tab in the background)
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CTRL+SHIFT+click (Open links in a new tab in the foreground)
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CTRL+T (Open a new tab in the foreground)
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ALT+ENTER (Open a new tab from the Address bar)
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ALT+ENTER (Open a new tab from the search box)
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CTRL+Q (Open Quick Tabs – thumbnail view)
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CTRL+TAB/CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Switch between tabs)
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CTRL+n (n can be 1-8) (Switch to a specific tab number)
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CTRL+9 (Switch to the last tab)
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CTRL+W (Close current tab)
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ALT+F4 (Close all tabs)
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CTRL+ALT+F4 (Close other tabs)

For more information, visit: http://www.microsoft.com
Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts:

If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.

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CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
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CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
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TAB (Move forward through the options)
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SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
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ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
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ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
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SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
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Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
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F1 key (Display Help)
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F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
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BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)
Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts:

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END (Display the bottom of the active window)
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HOME (Display the top of the active window)
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NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
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NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
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NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
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LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
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RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts:

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Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
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Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
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Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
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Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows )
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Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows )
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Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
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Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
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CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
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Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
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Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
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Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
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Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts:

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Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
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Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
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Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
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SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
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NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
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Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
Remote Desktop Connection Navigation:

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CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
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ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
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ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
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ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
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ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
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CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
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ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
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CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
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CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)


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