Listed below are all the default keyboard shortcuts or keyboard short keys. These keyboard shortcuts allows the computer user to spare time and use their computer time efficiently. The keyboard shortcuts are also known as Ease of Access Keyboard Shortcuts.

 

  1. Right Shift for eight seconds: Turn Filter Keys on and off
  2. Left Alt + Left Shift + PrtScn (or PrtScn): Turn High Contrast on or off
  3. Left Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock: Turn Mouse Keys on or off
  4. Shift five times: Turn Sticky Keys on or off
  5. Num Lock for five seconds: Turn Toggle Keys on or off
  6. Windows logo key + U: Open the Ease of Access Center

General Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. F1: Display Help
  2. Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert): Copy the selected item
  3. Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item
  4. Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert): Paste the selected item
  5. Ctrl + Z: Undo an action
  6. Ctrl + Y: Redo an action
  7. Delete (or Ctrl + D): Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
  8. Shift + Delete: Delete the selected item without moving it to the RecycleBin first
  9. F2: Rename the selected item
  10. Ctrl + Right Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
  11. Ctrl + Left Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
  12. Ctrl + Down Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
  13. Ctrl + Up Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
  14. Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key: Select a block of text
  15. Shift + any arrow key: Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
  16. Ctrl + any arrow key + Spacebar: Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
  17. Ctrl + A: Select all items in a document or window
  18. F3: Search for a file or folder
  19. Alt + Enter: Display properties for the selected item
  20. Alt + F4: Close the active item, or exit the active program
  21. Alt + Spacebar: Open the shortcut menu for the active window
  22. Ctrl + F4: Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  23. Alt + Tab: Switch between open items
  24. Ctrl + Alt + Tab: Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
  25. Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel: Change the size of icons on the desktop
  26. Windows logo key + Tab: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
  27. Ctrl+ Windows logo key + Tab: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
  28. Alt + Esc: Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
  29. F6: Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
  30. F4: Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer
  31. Shift + F10: Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
  32. Ctrl + Esc: Open the Start menu
  33. Alt + underlined letter: Display the corresponding menu
  34. Alt + underlined letter: Perform the menu command (or other underlined command)
  35. F10: Activate the menu bar in the active program
  36. Right Arrow: Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
  37. Left Arrow: Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
  38. F5 (or Ctrl + R): Refresh the active window
  39. Alt + Up Arrow: View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
  40. Esc: Cancel the current task
  41. Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open Task Manager
  42. Shift when you insert a CD: Prevent the CD from automatically playing
  43. Left Alt + Shift: Switch the input language when multiple input languages are enabled
  44. Ctrl + ShiftL: Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled
  45. Right or Left Ctrl + Shift: Change the reading direction of text in right-to-left reading languages

Dialog box Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Ctrl + Tab: Move forward through tabs
  2. Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Move back through tabs
  3. Tab: Move forward through options
  4. Shift + Tab: Move back through options
  5. Alt + underlined letter: Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
  6. Enter: Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
  7. Spacebar: Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
  8. Arrow keys: Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
  9. F1: Display Help
  10. F4: Display the items in the active list
  11. Backspace: Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts

  1. Windows logo key: Open or close the Start menu.
  2. Windows logo key + Pause: Display the System Properties dialog box.
  3. Windows logo key + D: Display the desktop.
  4. Windows logo key + M: Minimize all windows.
  5. Windows logo key + Shift + M: Restore minimized windows to the desktop.
  6. Windows logo key + E: Open Computer.
  7. Windows logo key + F: Search for a file or folder.
  8. Ctrl + Windows logo key + F: Search for computers (if you’re on a network).
  9. Windows logo key + L: Lock your computer or switch users.
  10. Windows logo key + R: Open the Run dialog box.
  11. Windows logo key + T: Cycle through programs on the taskbar.
  12. 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.
  13. Shift + Windows logo key + number: Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
  14. 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.
  15. Alt + Windows logo key + number: Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
  16. Windows logo key + Tab: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
  17. Ctrl+Windows logo key + Tab: Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
  18. Ctrl+Windows logo key + B: Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
  19. Windows logo key + Spacebar: Preview the desktop.
  20. Windows logo key + Up Arrow: Maximize the window.
  21. Windows logo key + Left Arrow: Maximize the window to the left sideof the screen.
  22. Windows logo key + Right Arrow: Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.
  23. Windows logo key + Down Arrow: Minimize the window.
  24. Windows logo key + Home: Minimize all but the active window.
  25. Windows logo key + Shift + Up Arrow: Stretch the window to the topand bottom of the screen.
  26. Windows logo key + Shift+ Left Arrow or Right Arrow: Move a window from one monitor to another.
  27. Windows logo key + P: Choose a presentation display mode.
  28. Windows logo key + G: Cycle through gadgets.
  29. Windows logo key + U: Open Ease of Access Center.
  30. Windows logo key + X: Open Windows Mobility Center.

Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts

  1. Ctrl + N: Open a new window
  2. Ctrl + W: Close the current window
  3. Ctrl + Shift + N: Create a new folder
  4. End: Display the bottom of the active window
  5. Home: Display the top of the active window
  6. F11: Maximize or minimize the active window
  7. Ctrl + Period (.): Rotate a picture clockwise
  8. Ctrl + Comma (,): Rotate a picture counter-clockwise
  9. Num Lock + Asterisk (*) on numeric keypad: Display all subfolders under the selected folder
  10. Num Lock + Plus Sign (+) on numerickeypad: Display the contents of the selected folder
  11. Num Lock + Minus Sign (-) on numeric keypad: Collapse the selected folder
  12. Left Arrow: Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the parent folder
  13. Alt + Enter: Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item
  14. Alt + P: Display the preview pane
  15. Alt + Left Arrow: View the previous folder
  16. Backspace: View the previous folder
  17. Right Arrow: Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder
  18. Alt + Right Arrow: View the next folder
  19. Alt + Up Arrow: View the parent folder
  20. Ctrl + Shift + E: Display all folders above the selected folder
  21. Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel: Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
  22. Alt + D: Select the address bar
  23. Ctrl + E: Select the search box
  24. Ctrl + F: Select the search box

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

  1. Shift + Click on a taskbar button: Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program
  2. Ctrl + Shift + Click on a taskbar button: Open a program as an administrator
  3. Shift + Right-click on a taskbar button: Show the window menu for the program
  4. Shift + Right-click on a grouped taskbar button: Show the window menu for the group
  5. Ctrl + Click on a grouped taskbar button: Cycle through the windows of the group

Magnifier keyboard shortcuts

  1. Windows logo key + Plus Sign or Minus Sign: Zoom in or out
  2. Ctrl + Alt + Spacebar: Preview the desktop in full-screen mode
  3. Ctrl + Alt + F: Switch to full-screen mode
  4. Ctrl + Alt + L: Switch to lens mode
  5. Ctrl + Alt + D: Switch to docked mode
  6. Ctrl + Alt + I: Invert colors
  7. Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys: Pan in the direction of the arrow keys
  8. Ctrl + Alt + R: Resize the lens
  9. Windows logo key + Esc: Exit Magnifier

Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcuts

  1. Alt + Page Up: Move between programs from left to right.
  2. Alt + Page Down: Move between programs from right to left.
  3. Alt + Insert: Cycle through programs in the order that they were started in.
  4. Alt + Home: Display the Start menu.
  5. Ctrl + Alt + Break: Switch between a window and full screen.
  6. Ctrl + Alt + End: Display the Windows Security dialog box.
  7. Alt + Delete: Display the system menu.
  8. Ctrl + Alt + Minus Sign (-) on the numeric keypad: Place a copy of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing Alt + PrtScn on a local computer).
  9. Ctrl + Alt + Plus Sign (+) on the numeric keypad: Place a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing PrtScn on a local computer).
  10. Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow: “Tab” out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) program.
  11. Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow: “Tab” out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) program.

Paint keyboard shortcuts

  1. Ctrl + N: Create a new picture
  2. Ctrl + O: Open an existing picture
  3. Ctrl + S: Save changes to a picture
  4. F12: Save the picture as a new file
  5. Ctrl + P: Print a picture
  6. Alt + F4: Close a picture and its Paint window
  7. Ctrl + Z: Undo a change
  8. Ctrl + Y: Redo a change
  9. Ctrl + A: Select the entire picture
  10. Ctrl + X: Cut a selection
  11. Ctrl + C: Copy a selection to the Clipboard
  12. Ctrl + V: Paste a selection from the Clipboard
  13. Right Arrow: Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel
  14. Left Arrow: Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel
  15. Down Arrow: Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel
  16. Up Arrow: Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel
  17. Esc: Cancel a selection
  18. Delete: Delete a selection
  19. Ctrl + B: Bold selected text
  20. Ctrl + +: Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
  21. Ctrl + -: Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
  22. Ctrl + I: Italicize selected text
  23. Ctrl + U: Underline selected text
  24. Ctrl + E: Open the Properties dialog box
  25. Ctrl + W: Open the Resize and Skew dialog box
  26. Ctrl + Page Up: Zoom in
  27. Ctrl + Page Down: Zoom out
  28. F11: View a picture in full-screen mode
  29. Ctrl + R: Show or hide the ruler
  30. Ctrl + G: Show or hide gridlines
  31. F10 or Alt: Display keytips
  32. Shift + F10: Show the current shortcut menu
  33. F1: Open Paint Help

WordPad keyboard shortcuts

  1. Ctrl + N: Create a new document
  2. Ctrl + O: Open an existing document
  3. Ctrl + S: Save changes to a document
  4. F12: Save the document as a new file
  5. Ctrl + P: Print a document
  6. Alt + F4: Close WordPad
  7. Ctrl + Z: Undo a change
  8. Ctrl + Y: Redo a change
  9. Ctrl + A: Select the entire document
  10. Ctrl + X: Cut a selection
  11. Ctrl + C: Copy a selection to the Clipboard
  12. Ctrl + V: Paste a selection from the Clipboard
  13. Ctrl + B: Make selected text bold
  14. Ctrl + I: Italicize selected text
  15. Ctrl + U: Underline selected text
  16. Ctrl + =: Make selected text subscript
  17. Ctrl + Shift + =: Make selected text superscript
  18. Ctrl + L: Align text left
  19. Ctrl + E Align text center
  20. Ctrl + R:: Align text right
  21. Ctrl + J: Justify text
  22. Ctrl + 1: Set single line spacing
  23. Ctrl + 2: Set double line spacing
  24. Ctrl + 5: Set line spacing to 1.5
  25. Ctrl + Shift + >: Increase the font size
  26. Ctrl + Shift + <: decrease=”” the=”” font=”” size=””></:>
  27. Ctrl + Shift + A: Change characters to all capitals
  28. Ctrl + Shift + L: Change the bullet style
  29. Ctrl + D: Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing
  30. Ctrl + F: Find text in a document
  31. F3: Find the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box
  32. Ctrl + H: Replace text in a document
  33. Ctrl + Left Arrow: Move the cursor one word to the left
  34. Ctrl + Right Arrow: Move the cursor one word to the right
  35. Ctrl + Up Arrow: Move the cursor to the line above
  36. Ctrl + Down Arrow: Move the cursor to the line below
  37. Ctrl + Home: Move to the beginning of the document
  38. Ctrl + End: Move to the end of the document
  39. Ctrl + Page Up: Move up one page
  40. Ctrl + Page Down: Move down one page
  41. Ctrl + Delete: Delete the next word
  42. F10: Display key tips
  43. Shift + F10: Show the current shortcut menu
  44. F1: Open WordPad Help

Calculator keyboard shortcuts

  1. Alt + 1: Switch to Standard mode
  2. Alt + 2: Switch to Scientific mode
  3. Alt + 3: Switch to Programmer mode
  4. Alt + 4: Switch to Statistics mode
  5. Ctrl + E: Open date calculations
  6. Ctrl + H: Turn calculation history on or off
  7. Ctrl + U: Open unit conversion
  8. Alt + C: Calculate or solve date calculations and worksheets
  9. F1: Open Calculator Help
  10. Ctrl + Q: Press the M- button
  11. Ctrl + P: Press the M+ button
  12. Ctrl + M: Press the MS button
  13. Ctrl + R: Press the MR Button
  14. Ctrl + L: Press the MC Button
  15. %: Press the % button
  16. F9: Press the +/– button
  17. /: Press the / button
  18. *: Press the * button
  19. +: Press the + button
  20. -: Press the – button
  21. R: Press the 1/× button
  22. @: Press the square root button
  23. 0-9: Press the number buttons (0-9)
  24. =: Press the = button
  25. .: Press the . (Decimal point) button
  26. Backspace: Press the backspace button
  27. Esc: Press the C button
  28. Del: Press the CE button
  29. Ctrl + Shift + D: Clear the calculation history
  30. F2: Edit the calculation history
  31. Up Arrow key: Navigate up in the calculation history
  32. Down Arrow key: Navigate down in the calculation history
  33. Esc: Cancel editing the calculation history
  34. Enter: Recalculate the calculation history after editing
  35. F3: Select Degrees in Scientific mode
  36. F4: Select Radians in Scientific mode
  37. F5: Select Grads in Scientific mode
  38. I: Press the Inv button in scientific mode
  39. D: Press the Mod button in Scientific mode
  40. Ctrl + S: Press the sinh button in Scientific mode
  41. Ctrl + O: Press the cosh button in Scientific mode
  42. Ctrl + T: Press the tanh button in Scientific mode
  43. (: Press the ( button in Scientific mode
  44. ): Press the ) button in Scientific mode
  45. N: Press the ln button in Scientific mode
  46. ;: Press the Int button in Scientific mode
  47. S: Press the sin button in Scientific mode
  48. O: Press the cos button in Scientific mode
  49. T: Press the tan button in Scientific mode
  50. M: Press the dms button in Scientificmode
  51. P: Press the pi button in Scientific mode
  52. V: Press the F-E button in Scientific mode
  53. X: Press the Exp button in Scientific mode
  54. Q: Press the x^2 button in Scientific mode
  55. Y: Press the x^y button in Scientific mode
  56. #: Press the x^3 button in Scientific mode
  57. L: Press the log button in Scientific mode
  58. !: Press the n! button in Scientific mode
  59. Ctrl + Y: Press the y?x button in Scientific mode
  60. Ctrl + B: Press the 3?x button in Scientific mode
  61. Ctrl + G: Press the 10x button in Scientific mode
  62. F5: Select Hex in Programmer mode
  63. F6: Select Dec in Programmer mode
  64. F7: Select Oct in Programmer mode
  65. F8: Select Bin in Programmer mode
  66. F12: Select Qword in Programmer mode
  67. F2: Select Dword in Programmer mode
  68. F3: Select Word in Programmer mode
  69. F4: Select Byte in Programmer mode
  70. K: Press the RoR button in Programmer mode
  71. J: Press the RoL button in Programmer mode
  72. <: press=”” the=”” lsh=”” button=”” in=”” programmer=”” mode=””></:>
  73. >: Press the Rsh button in Programmer mode
  74. %: Press the Mod button in Programmer mode
  75. (: Press the ( button in Programmer mode
  76. ): Press the ) button in Programmer mode
  77. |: Press the Or button in Programmer mode
  78. ^: Press the Xor button in Programmer mode
  79. ~: Press the Not button in Programmer mode
  80. &: Press the And button in Programmer mode
  81. A-F: Press the A-F buttons in Programmer mode
  82. Spacebar: Toggles the bit value in Programmer mode
  83. A: Press the Average button in Statistics mode
  84. Ctrl + A: Press the Average Sq button in Statistics mode
  85. S: Press the Sum button in Statistics mode
  86. Ctrl + S: Press the Sum Sq button in Statistics mode
  87. T: Press the S.D. button in Statistics mode
  88. Ctrl + T: Press the Inv S.D. button in Statistics mode
  89. D: Press the CAD button in Statistics mode

Windows Journal keyboard shortcuts

  1. Ctrl + N: Start a new note
  2. Ctrl + O: Open a recently used note
  3. Ctrl + S: Save changes to a note
  4. Ctrl + Shift + V: Move a note to a specific folder
  5. Ctrl + P: Print a note
  6. Alt + F4: Close a note and its Journal window
  7. Ctrl + Z: Undo a change
  8. Ctrl + Y: Redo a change
  9. Ctrl + A: Select all items on a page
  10. Ctrl + X: Cut a selection
  11. Ctrl + C: Copy a selection to the Clipboard
  12. Ctrl + V: Paste a selection from the Clipboard
  13. Esc: Cancel a selection
  14. Delete: Delete a selection
  15. Ctrl + F: Start a basic find
  16. Ctrl + G: Go to a page
  17. F5: Refresh find results
  18. F5: Refresh the note list
  19. F6: Toggle between a note list and a note
  20. Ctrl + Shift + C: Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list
  21. F11: View a note in full-screen mode
  22. F1: Open Journal Help

Windows Help viewer keyboard shortcuts

  1. Alt + C: Display the Table of Contents
  2. Alt + N: Display the Connection Settings menu
  3. F10: Display the Options menu
  4. Alt + Left Arrow: Move back to the previously viewed topic
  5. Alt + Right Arrow: Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topic
  6. Alt + A: Display the customer support page
  7. Alt + Home: Display the Help and Support home page
  8. Home: Move to the beginning of a topic
  9. End: Move to the end of a topic
  10. Ctrl + F: Search the current topic
  11. Ctrl + P: Print a topic
  12. F3: Move the cursor to the searchbox

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