Sunday, September 27, 2009

Windows Operating System Shortcut Keys

Windows Operating System Shortcut Keys

Here we have some common keyboard shortcuts which work on windows 7 as well as xp

Shortcut Keys

Description

Ctrl + (the '+' key

on the keypad)

Automatically adjust the width's of all the

columns in Windows explorer

Ctrl + Backspace

Delete word to the left of cursor

Alt + E

Edit options in current program

Alt + Enter

Opens properties window of Selected icon or program

Alt + Esc

Switch Between open applications on taskbar

Alt + F

File menu options in current program

Alt + F4

Closes Current open program

Alt + Print Screen

Copies active window to the clipboard

Alt + Shift + Tab

Switch backwards between open applications

Alt + Tab

Switch between open applications

Ctrl + A

Select all text

Ctrl + C

Copy highlighted text, data, or image

Ctrl + Del

Delete word to the right of cursor

Ctrl + End

Goes to end of document

Ctrl + Esc

Bring Up start button

Ctrl + F4

Closes Window in Program

Ctrl + Home

Goes to beginning of document

Ctrl + Insert

Copy selected item

Ctrl + Left arrow

Moves one word to the left at a time

Ctrl + Right arrow

Moves one word to the right at a time

Ctrl + V

Paste

Ctrl + X

Cut selected item

Ctrl + Z

Undoes a previous action

End

Goes to end of current line

F1

Accesses online help from most programs

F2

Renames selected Icon

F3

Starts find from desktop

F4

Opens the drive selection when browsing

F5

Refresh Contents

Holding Shift

Boot safe mode or by pass system files

Holding Shift

When putting in an audio CD will prevent CD Player from playing

Home

Goes to beginning of current line

Shift + Del

Cut selected item

Shift + Del

Delete programs/files without throwing into the recycle bin

Shift + End

Highlights from current position to end of line

Shift + F10

Simulates right click on selected item

Shift + Home

Highlights from current position to beginning of line

Shift + Insert

Paste


Microsoft Windows Shortcut Keys

Below is a listing of Windows keys that can be used on computers running a Microsoft Windows operating system and using a keyboard with a Windows key.

Shortcut Keys

Description

Windows Key + D

Minimizes all windows and returns the user to the desktop

Windows Key + E

Open Microsoft Explorer

Windows Key + F

Display the Windows Search / Find feature

Windows Key + CTRL + F

Display the search for computers window

Windows Key + F1

Display the Microsoft Windows help

Windows Key + L

Lock the computer (Windows XP and above only)

Windows Key + M

Minimizes all windows

Windows Key + Pause / Break key

Open the system properties window

Windows Key + R

Open the run window

Windows Key + SHIFT + M

Undo the minimize

Windows Key + Tab

Cycle through open programs through the taskbar

Windows Key+ U

Open Utility Manager


Word Shortcut Keys


Shortcut Keys

Description

Ctrl + A

Select all contents of the page

Ctrl + B

Bold highlighted selection

Ctrl + C

Copy selected text

Ctrl + X

Cut selected text

Ctrl + P

Paste

Ctrl + F

Open find box

Ctrl + I

Italic highlighted selection

Ctrl + K

Insert link

Ctrl + U

Underline highlighted selection

Ctrl + Y

Repeat the last action performed

Ctrl + Z

Undo last action

Ctrl + L

Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen

Ctrl + E

Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen

Ctrl + R

Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen

Ctrl + M

Indent the paragraph

Ctrl + Shift + F

Change the font

Ctrl + Shift + >

Increase selected font +1

Ctrl + ]

Increase selected font +1

Ctrl + Shift + <

Decrease selected font -1

Ctrl + [

Decrease selected font -1

Ctrl + Shift + *

View or hide non printing characters

Ctrl +

Moves one word to the left

Ctrl +

Moves one word to the right

Ctrl +

Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph

Ctrl +

Moves to the end of the paragraph

Ctrl + Del

Deletes word to right of cursor

Ctrl + Backspace

Deletes word to left of cursor

Ctrl + End

Moves the cursor to the end of the document

Ctrl + Home

Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document

Ctrl + Spacebar

Enable / Disable auto correction

Ctrl + 1

Single-space lines

Ctrl + 2

Double-space lines

Ctrl + 5

1.5-line spacing

Ctrl + Alt + 1

Changes text to heading 1

Ctrl + Alt + 2

Changes text to heading 2

Ctrl + Alt + 3

Changes text to heading 3

F1

Open Help

Shift + F3

Change the case of the selected text

F4

Repeat the last action performed (2000+)

F5

Open goto window

F7

Spell check selected text and or document

Shift + F7

Activate the thesaurus

F12

Save as

Shfit + F12

Save


Excel Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys

Description

F7

Spell check selected text and or document

F11

Create chart

Ctrl + Shift + ;

Enter the current time

Ctrl + ;

Enter the current date

Alt + Shift + F1

Insert New Worksheet

Shift + F3

Open the Excel formula window

Shift + F5

Bring up search box

Ctrl + A

Select all contents of the worksheet

Ctrl + B

Bold highlighted selection

Ctrl + I

Italic highlighted selection

Ctrl + K

Insert link

Ctrl + U

Underline highlighted selection

Ctrl + 5

Strikethrough highlighted selection

Ctrl + P

Bring up the print dialog box to begin printing

Ctrl + Z

Undo last action

Ctrl + F9

Minimize current window

Ctrl + F10

Maximize currently selected window

Ctrl + F6

Switch between open workbooks / windows

Ctrl + Tab

Move to next worksheet

Ctrl + Shift + !

Format number in comma format

Ctrl + Shift + $

Format number in currency format

Ctrl + Shift + #

Format number in date format

Ctrl + Shift + %

Format number in percentage format

Ctrl + Shift + ^

Format number in scientific format

Ctrl + Shift + @

Format number in time format

Ctrl + Arrow key

Move to next section of text

Ctrl + Space

Select entire column

Shift + Space

Select entire row

Mouse Shortcuts

Mouse Shortcuts

Description

Double click

Selects word

Triple click

Selects paragraph

Ctrl + Mouse wheel

Zooms in and out of document

Internet Explorer Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys

Description

Alt + Left Arrow

Back a page

Alt + Right Arrow

Forward a page

F5

Refresh current page / frame

F11

Display the current website in full screen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode

Esc

Stop page or download from loading

Ctrl + Enter

Quickly complete an address. As an example, type in: Google the address bar and press CTRL + ENTER. Http://www.Google.com will automatically be entered

Ctrl + N

Open New browser window

Ctrl + P

Print current page / frame

FrontPage Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys

Description

Ctrl + C

Copy selected text

Ctrl + X

Cut selected text

Ctrl + P

Paste selected text

Ctrl + K

Create a hyperlink

Ctrl + B

Bold highlighted selection

Ctrl + I

Italic highlighted selection

Ctrl + U

Underline highlighted selection

Ctrl + L

Left align the text

Ctrl + R

Right align the text

Ctrl + E

Center the text

Ctrl + /

Display HTML tags

Ctrl + S

Save document

Ctrl + Tab

Switch between open web pages

Ctrl + Insert

Enter Line break

Ctrl + Enter

Move cursor above or below a table

Ctrl + Shift + B

Preview in web browser window

Ctrl + Shift + <

Decrease font size

Ctrl + Shift + >

Increase font size

Visual Basic Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys

Description

F2

Brings up the 'Object Browser' window

F3/F4/F6/F11

Brings up the 'Properties Window' for the current form/control

F5

Executes the current project

Ctrl + F5

First checks for syntax errors and then executes the project

F7

Opens the code window for the current control

F8

Executes the project in 'Step mode'. Keep pressing F8 to execute the next statement; Press F5 to come out of step mode

F9

Inserts break point at the current line in the code window. Press F9 again to toggle the break point

Ctrl + G

Brings up the 'Immediate window', which is useful for debugging purposes

Ctrl + Spacebar

While writing code, this combination helps you see the available options/methods/properties based on what you are typing

Ctrl + J

Same as above...

Shift + F2

Place the cursor over any function call and press Shift + F2 to see the declaration of that function

Ctrl + F

Brings up the find dialog box

Ctrl + H

Brings up the replace dialog box

Shift + F3

Finds the previous occurrence of a string

Ctrl + Shift + F9

Clears all break points

Ctrl + Delete

Deletes to the end of the word

Crtl + Y

Deletes the current line of code

Ctrl + Z

Undoes the last change in the code window

Ctrl + Up/Down arrows

Helps you move between procedures/functions in the code window



Outlook Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys

Description

Alt + S

Sends the current mail

Ctrl + Enter

Sends the current mail

Ctrl + K

Resolves the email addresses from the address book

Alt + K

Resolves the email addresses from the address book

F7

Starts spell check

Ctrl + D

Deletes the current mail

Shift + Delete

Permanently deletes the current mail

Ctrl + Z

Undoes the last change

Ctrl + Y

Redoes the last change