Keyboard Shortcuts

MS-Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Action Modifiers Key

Open context-sensitive menu for selected object

Shift+

F10

Rename selected object

 

F2

Open the Find dialogue box

 

F3

Close the active window

Alt+

F4

Refresh (Windows Explorer)

 

F5

Delete, bypass Recycle Bin (Windows Explorer)

Shift+

Del

Cycle through taskbar items (clockwise)

Alt+

Tab

 

Windows+

Tab

Cycle through taskbar items (counterclockwise)

Alt+Shift+

Tab

Send the active window to the back

Alt+

Esc

Display Help

Windows+

F1

Display Find all files dialogue box

Windows+

F

Display Find computer dialogue box

Ctrl+Windows+

F

Display the Run command

Windows+

R

Open the Start Menu

Ctrl+

Esc

 

Ctrl+Windows+

Esc

Display system properties

Windows+

Break

Display Windows Explorer

Windows+

E

Minimize window

Alt+Shift+

N

Undo minimize all windows

Shift+Windows+

M

Copy Desktop to Clipboard

 

PrintScreen

Copy Active Window to Clipboard

Alt+

PrintScreen




Bruce Miller, 2004, 2014