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F1

Display Help

Ctrl+

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next
word

Ctrl+

Move the cursor to the beginning of the
previous word

Ctrl+

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next
paragraph

Ctrl+

Move the cursor to the beginning of the
previous paragraph

Ctrl+Shift+

Select a block of text

Shift+

Select a line within a document

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

+Tab
Ctrl+

Cycle through programs on the taskbar by
using Aero Flip 3-D
+Tab

Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs
on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D

Shift+F10

Display the shortcut menu for the selected
item

F10

Activate the menu bar in the active program

Alt+

View the folder one level up in Windows
Explorer

Ctrl+Shift+Esc

Open Task Manager

Shift when you insert a CD

Prevent the CD from automatically
playing

Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts

Turn Filter Keys on and off

Right SHIFT for eight seconds

Turn High Contrast on or off

Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (or
PRTSCRN)

Turn Mouse Keys on or off

Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK

Turn Sticky Keys on or off

SHIFT five times

Turn Toggle Keys on or off

NUM LOCK for five seconds

Open the Ease of Access Center

+U

General keyboard shortcuts

Create shortcut to selected item

CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item

Select a block of text

CTRL+SHIFT+Arrow key

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document

SHIFT+Arrow key

Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop

CTRL+Arrow key+SPACEBAR

Open the shortcut menu for the active window

ALT+SPACEBAR

Use the arrow keys to switch between open items

CTRL+ALT+TAB

Change the size of icons on the desktop

CTRL+Mouse scroll wheel

Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

+TAB

Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

CTRL+

+TAB

Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

ALT+ESC

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop

F6

Display the Address bar list in Windows Explorer

F4

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

SHIFT+F10

Open the Start menu

CTRL+ESC

Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu

RIGHT ARROW

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu

LEFT ARROW

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

Move forward through tabs

CTRL+TAB

Move back through tabs

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Move forward through options

TAB

Move back through options

SHIFT+TAB

Display the items in the active list

F4

Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

BACKSPACE

Microsoft keyboard shortcuts

Open or close the Start menu

Display the System Properties dialog box

+PAUSE

Display the desktop

+D

Minimize all windows

+M

Restore minimized windows to the desktop

+SHIFT+M

Search for a file or folder

+F

Lock your computer or switch users

+L

Cycle through programs on the taskbar

+T

N

Start/Switch to the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

+number

N

Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

SHIFT+

+number

N

Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

CTRL+

+number

N

Open the jump list for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

ALT+

Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

N

+number

+TAB

Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

CTRL+

+TAB

Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area

CTRL+

+B

Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar

+SPACEBAR

N

Maximize the window

+UP ARROW

N

Maximize the window to the left side of the screen

+LEFT ARROW

N

Maximize the window to the right side of the screen

+RIGHT ARROW

N

Minimize the window

+DOWN ARROW

N

Minimize all but the active window

+HOME

N

Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen

+SHIFT+UP ARROW

N

Move a window from one monitor to another

+SHIFT+LEFT or RIGHT ARROW

Open Windows Mobility Center

+X

Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts

Open a new window

CTRL+N

Close the current window

CTRL+W

Create a new folder

CTRL+SHIFT+N

Display the bottom of the active window

END

Display the top of the active window

HOME

Maximize or minimize the active window

F11

Display all subfolders under the selected folder

NUM LOCK+ASTERISK (*) on numeric keypad

Display the contents of the selected folder

NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN (+) on numeric keypad

Collapse the selected folder

NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN (-) on numeric
keypad

Collapse the current selection (if it is expanded), or select the parent folder

LEFT ARROW

N

Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item

ALT+ENTER

N

Display/Hide the Preview pane

ALT+P

View the previous folder

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Display the current selection (if it is collapsed), or select the first subfolder

RIGHT ARROW

View the next folder

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

View the parent folder

ALT+UP ARROW

Display all folders above the selected folder

CTRL+SHIFT+E

Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons

CTRL+Mouse scroll wheel

Select the Address bar

ALT+D

Select the Search box

ALT+E

Taskbar

N

Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program

SHIFT+Click on a taskbar button

N

Show the window menu for the program

SHIFT+Right-click on a taskbar button

N

Show the window menu for a group

SHIFT+Right-click a grouped taskbar button

N

Cycle through the windows of the group

CTRL+Click on a grouped taskbar button

Windows Login Screen Shortcuts

Power menu

ALT+S

Switch user

ALT+W

Navigate between user tiles

Arrow keys

Windows Help viewer keyboard shortcuts

Display the Table of Contents

ALT+C

Display the Connection Settings menu

ALT+N

Display the Options menu

F10

Move back to the previously viewed topic

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topic

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Display the customer support page

ALT+A

Display the Help and Support home page

ALT+HOME

Move the to beginning of a topic

HOME

Move to the end of a topic

END

Search the current topic

CTRL+F

Print a topic

CTRL+P

Move to the Search box

F3

Internet Explorer 8

Viewing and Exploring Web Pages

N

Display Help

F1

Toggle between full-screen and regular views of the browser window

F11

Move forward through the items on a web page, the Address bar, or the Links bar

TAB

Move back through the items on a web page, the Address bar, or the Links bar

SHIFT+TAB

Start Caret Browsing

F7

Go to your home page

ALT+HOME

Go to the next page

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Go to the previous page

ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE

Display a shortcut menu for a link

SHIFT+F10

Move forward through frames and browser elements (only works if tabbed browsing is disabled)

CTRL+TAB or F6

Scroll toward the beginning of a document

UP ARROW

Scroll toward the end of a document

DOWN ARROW

Scroll toward the beginning of a document in larger increments

PAGE UP

Scroll toward the end of a document in larger increments

PAGE DOWN

Move to the beginning of a document

HOME

Move to the end of a document

END

Find on this page

CTRL+F

Refresh the current web page

F5

Refresh the current web page, even if the time stamp for the web version and your locally stored version are the same

CTRL+F5

Stop downloading a page

ESC

Open a new web site or page

CTRL+O

Open a new window

CTRL+N

N

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window

CTRL+SHIFT+P

N

Duplicate tab (Open current tab in a new tab)

CTRL+K

Close the current window (if you only have one tab open)

CTRL+W

Save the current page

CTRL+S

Print the current page or active frame

CTRL+P

Activate a selected link

ENTER

Open Favorites

CTRL+I

Open History

CTRL+H

Open Feeds

CTRL+J

Open the Page menu

ALT+P

Open the Tools menu

ALT+T

Open the Help menu

ALT+H

Working with Tabs

Open links in a new tab in the background

CTRL+click

Open links in a new tab in the foreground

CTRL+SHIFT+click

Open a new tab in the foreground

CTRL+T

Switch between tabs

CTRL+TAB or CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Close current tab (or the current window if tabbed browsing is disabled)

CTRL+W

Open a new tab in the foreground from the Address bar

ALT+ENTER

Switch to a specific tab number

CTRL+n (where n is a number between 1 and 8)

Switch to the last tab

CTRL+9

Close other tabs

CTRL+ALT+F4

Toggle Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) on or off

CTRL+Q

Increase zoom (+ 10%)

CTRL+PLUS SIGN (+)

Decrease zoom (− 10%)

CTRL+MINUS SIGN (−)

Zoom

Zoom to 100%

CTRL+0

Search

N

Go to the search box

CTRL+E

Open your search query in a new tab

ALT+ENTER

Open the search provider menu

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Print Preview

Set printing options and print the page

ALT+P

Change paper, headers and footers, orientation, and margins for this page

ALT+U

Display the first page to be printed

ALT+HOME

Display the previous page to be printed

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Type the number of the page you want displayed

ALT+A

Display the next page to be printed

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Display the last page to be printed

ALT+END

Specify how you want frames to print (this option is available only if you are printing a web page that uses frames)

ALT+F

Close Print Preview

ALT+C

Address Bar

Select the text in the Address bar

ALT+D

Display a list of addresses you've typed

F4

When in the Address bar, move the cursor left to the next logical break in the address (period or slash)

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

When in the Address bar, move the cursor right to the next logical break in the address (period or slash)

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Add "www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end of the text typed in the Address bar

CTRL+ENTER

Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches

UP ARROW

Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches

DOWN ARROW

Opening Internet Explorer toolbar menus

Open the Home menu

ALT+M

Open the Print menu

ALT+R

Open the RSS menu

ALT+J

Open the Tools menu

ALT+O

N

Open the Safety menu

ALT+S

Open the Help menu

ALT+L

Working with feeds, history, and favorites

Add the current page to your favorites (or subscribe to the feed when in feed preview)

CTRL+D

N

Delete browsing history

CTRL+SHIFT+DEL

N

Open an InPrivate Browsing window

CTRL+SHIFT+P

Open the Organize Favorites dialog box

CTRL+B

Move selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box

ALT+UP ARROW

Move selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box

ALT+DOWN ARROW

Open Favorites Center and display your favorites

ALT+C

Open Favorites Center and display your history

CTRL+H

Open Favorites Center and display your feeds

CTRL+J

Open and dock the Favorites Center and display your feeds

CTRL+SHIFT+J

Open Add to Favorites menu (or open Subscribe to feed when in feed preview)

ALT+Z

Open the Favorites menu from the menu bar

ALT+A

Display all feeds (when in feed view)

ALT+I

Mark a feed as read (when in feed view)

ALT+M

Put cursor in Search box in feed view

ALT+S

Editing

N

Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard

CTRL+X

Copy the selected items to the Clipboard

CTRL+C

Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location

CTRL+V

Select all items on the current web page

CTRL+A

Open Internet Explorer Developer Tools

F12

Information bar

Move focus to the Information bar

ALT+N

Click the Information bar

SPACEBAR

Magnifier

Zoom in or out

+PLUS (+) or MINUS (−)

Preview the desktop in full-screen mode

CTRL+ALT+Spacebar

N

Switch to full-screen mode

CTRL+ALT+F

N

Switch to lens mode

CTRL+ALT+L

N

Switch to docked mode

CTRL+ALT+D

N

Invert colors

CTRL+ALT+I

N

Pan in the direction of the arrow keys

CTRL+ALT+Arrow keys

N

Resize the lens

CTRL+ALT+R

Exit Magnifier

+ESC

Narrator

Get information about the current item

CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

Read the entire selected window

CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR

Read the selected window layout

CTRL+ALT+SPACEBAR

Get information about the current item

ALT+HOME

Get a summary of the current item

ALT+END

Read a description of the dependent elements of the currently selected element

INSERT+SHIFT+G

Read a description of the non-dependent elements adjacent to the currently selected element

INSERT+CTRL+G

Enter Virtual Menu navigation mode, which allows you to access Narrator commands without switching from the program that

INSERT+CTRL+HOME

you're currently working with

Stop Narrator from reading text

CTRL

Move the text selection to the start of the previous text pattern

INSERT+Q

Move the text selection to the start of the next text pattern

INSERT+W

Move the text selection to the start of the current text pattern

INSERT+E

Move the text selection to the end of the current text pattern

INSERT+R

Select all of the text with the current text pattern

INSERT+F2

Read the current character

INSERT+F3

Read the current word

INSERT+F4

Read the current line

INSERT+F5

Read the current paragraph

INSERT+F6

Read the current page

INSERT+F7

Read the current document

INSERT+F8

Create a new picture

CTRL+N

Open an existing picture

CTRL+O

Save a picture

CTRL+S

Save a picture as a new file

F12

Print a picture

CTRL+P

Close a picture

ALT+F4

Undo a change

CTRL+Z

Redo a change

CTRL+Y

Select an entire picture

CTRL+A

Cut a selection to the Clipboard

CTRL+X

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

CTRL+C

Paint

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

CTRL+V

Move the selection right by one pixel

RIGHT ARROW

Move the selection left by one pixel

LEFT ARROW

Move the selection down by one pixel

DOWN ARROW

Move the selection up by one pixel

UP ARROW

Cancel a selection

ESC

Delete a selection

Delete

Bold selected text

CTRL+B

Increase the brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel

CTRL+PLUS (+)

Decrease the brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel

CTRL+MINUS (-)

Italicize selected text

CTRL+I

Underline selected text

CTRL+U

Open the Properties dialog box

CTRL+E

Open the Resize and Skew dialog box

CTRL+W

Zoom in

CTRL+PAGE UP

Zoom out

CTRL+PAGE DOWN

View a picture in full-screen mode

F11

Show or hide ruler

CTRL+R

Display gridlines

CTRL+G

Display keytips

F10 or ALT

Show the current shortcut menu

Shift+F10

Open Paint Help

F1

Windows Media Center

Navigate the keyboard

Open Windows Media Center or return to the Windows Media Center start screen

+ALT+ENTER

Close Windows Media Center

ALT+F4

Accept the selection

ENTER

Go back to the previous screen

BACKSPACE

Go to the first item in a list

HOME

Go to the last item in a list

END

Go to the next page

PAGE DOWN

Go to the previous page

PAGE UP

Move left, right, up, or down

ARROW KEYS

Go in and go out of windowed mode

ALT+ENTER

Control Audio

Mute volume

F8

Turn down volume

F9

Turn up volume

F10

Turn on or turn off closed captioning

CTRL+SHIFT+C

Go to Music

CTRL+M

Play an audio file or song

CTRL+SHIFT+P

Pause or resume an audio file or song

CTRL+P

Replay an audio file or song

CTRL+B

Skip to the next song

CTRL+F

Fast forward a song

CTRL+SHIFT+F

Rip a CD

CTRL+R

Display the context menu

CTRL+D

Control the TV

Go to Recorded TV

CTRL+O

Go to the Guide

CTRL+G

Go to live TV

CTRL+T

Record a TV show

CTRL+R

Pause or resume live TV or recorded TV

CTRL+P

Stop recording or stop playing a TV show

CTRL+SHIFT+S

Resume playing a TV show

CTRL+SHIFT+P

Rewind live TV or recorded TV

CTRL+SHIFT+B

Fast forward live TV or recorded TV

CTRL+SHIFT+F

Skip back

CTRL+B

Skip forward

CTRL+F

Display the context menu

CTRL+D

Go to the next channel

PAGE UP

Go to the previous channel

PAGE DOWN

Play the radio

Go to Radio

CTRL+A

Pause or resume live radio

CTRL+P

Stop live radio

CTRL+SHIFT+S

Resume playing radio

CTRL+SHIFT+P

Skip back

CTRL+B

Skip forward

CTRL+F

Display the context menu

CTRL+D

View pictures

Go to Pictures

CTRL+I

Zoom a picture in Picture Details

ENTER

Play a slide show

CTRL+SHIFT+P

Stop a slide show

CTRL+SHIFT+S

Pause a slide show

CTRL+P

Skip back to the previous picture

UP ARROW or LEFT ARROW

Skip forward to the next picture

DOWN ARROW or RIGHT ARROW

Display the context menu

CTRL+D

Play videos

Go to Videos

CTRL+E

Play

CTRL+SHIFT+P

Pause

CTRL+P

Stop

CTRL+SHIFT+S

Rewind

CTRL+SHIFT+B

Fast forward

CTRL+SHIFT+F

Skip back

CTRL+B

Skip forward

CTRL+F

Play DVDs

Go to the DVD menu

CTRL+SHIFT+M

Play

CTRL+SHIFT+P

Pause

CTRL+P

Stop

CTRL+SHIFT+S

Rewind

CTRL+SHIFT+B

Fast forward

CTRL+SHIFT+F

Go to the previous chapter

CTRL+B

Go to the next chapter

CTRL+F

Change the DVD angle

ARROW KEYS

Change the DVD audio selection

CTRL+SHIFT+A

Change the DVD subtitles selection

CTRL+U

Windows Media Player

N

Zoom to 50%

ALT+1

Zoom at 100%

ALT+2

Zoom to 200%

ALT+3

Toggle display for full-screen video

ALT+ENTER

Retrace your steps back through your most recent views in the Player

ALT+LEFT ARROW

Retrace your steps forward through your most recent views in the Player

ALT+RIGHT ARROW

Switch to full-screen mode

CTRL+1

Switch to skin mode

CTRL+2

Switch to player mode

CTRL+3

Switch to the first view in a media category after Recently Added (such as Artist in Music)

CTRL+7

Switch to the second view in a media category after Recently Added (such as Album in Music)

CTRL+8

Switch to the third view in a media category after Recently Added (such as Songs in Music)

CTRL+9

N

Select everything in a list

CTRL+A

Previous (item or chapter

CTRL+B

Put the focus on the search box in the library

CTRL+E

Next (item or chapter)

CTRL+F

Turn shuffle on or off

CTRL+H

Eject CD or DVD (note that this does not work on computers equipped with two or more CD or DVD disc drives)

CTRL+J

In full mode, show or hide the Classic Menus (menu bar)

CTRL+M

Create a new playlist

CTRL+N

Open a file

CTRL+O

Play or pause playing

CTRL+P

Stop playing

CTRL+S

In audio playback, turn repeat on or off

CTRL+T

Specify a URL or path to a file

CTRL+U

Close or stop playing a file

CTRL+W

Rewind video

CTRL+SHIFT+B

Turn captions and subtitles on or off

CTRL+SHIFT+C

Fast forward through video or music

CTRL+SHIFT+F

Use a fast play speed

CTRL+SHIFT+G

Play at normal speed

CTRL+SHIFT+N

Next playlist in playlist history

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Previous playlist in playlist history

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Resize player to image in Now Playing mode

CTRL+Click

Return to Now Playing

ESC

Display Windows Media Player Help

F1

Edit media information on a selected item in the library

F2

Add media files to the library

F3

Switches the view of items in the Details pane using the options available with the View Options button

F4

Refresh information in the panes

F5

Increase the size of album art

F6

Decrease the size of album art

SHIFT+F6

Mute the volume

F7

Decrease the volume

F8

Increase the volume

F9

Show the Classic Menus (menu bar)

F10

Switch to full-screen mode

F11

WordPad

Create a new document

CTRL+N

Open an existing document

CTRL+O

Save a document

CTRL+S

Save a document as a new file

F12

Print a document

CTRL+P

Close a document

ALT+F4

Undo a change

CTRL+Z

Redo a change

CTRL+Y

Select an entire document

CTRL+A

Cut a selection to the Clipboard

CTRL+X

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

CTRL+C

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

CTRL+V

Bold selected text

CTRL+B

Italicize selected text

CTRL+I

Underline selected text

CTRL+U

Change selected text to subscript

CTRL+=

Change selected text to superscript

CTRL+SHIFT+=

Align text left

CTRL+L

Align text center

CTRL+E

Align text right

CTRL+R

Justify text

CTRL+J

Set single line spacing

CTRL+1

Set double line spacing

CTRL+2

Set line spacing to 1.5

CTRL+5

Increase the font size

CTRL+SHIFT+>

Decrease the font size

CTRL+SHIFT+<

Change characters to all capitals

CTRL+SHIFT+A

Change the bullet style

CTRL+SHIFT+L

Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing

CTRL+D

Find text in a document

CTRL+F

Find the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box

F3

Replace text in a document

CTRL+H

Move the cursor one word to the left

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Move the cursor one word to the right

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Move the cursor to the line above

CTRL+UP ARROW

Move the cursor to the line below

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Move to the end of the document

CTRL+END

Move to the beginning of the document

CTRL+HOME

Move up one page

CTRL+PAGE UP

Move down one page

CTRL+PAGE DOWN

Delete the next word

CTRL+DELETE

Display keytips

F10

Show the current shortcut menu

SHIFT+F10

Open WordPad Help

F1