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Windows Vista Shortcut Keys

Here is a list of Windows Vista Shortcut keys that are listed on the Windows Vista Blog. These are great time savers.

Display Help: F1
Copy the selected item: CTRL+C
Cut the selected item: CTRL+X
Paste the selected item: CTRL+V
Undo an action: CTRL+Z
Redo an action: CTRL+Y
Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin: DELETE
Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first: SHIFT+DELETE
Rename the selected item: F2
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word:
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word:
CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph:
CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph:
CTRL+UP ARROW
Select a block of text: CTRL+SHIFT with an arrow key
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document: SHIFT with any arrow key
Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop: CTRL with any arrow key+SPACEBAR
Select all items in a document or window: CTRL+A
Search for a file or folder: F3
Display properties for the selected item: ALT+ENTER
Close the active item, or exit the active program: ALT+F4
Open the shortcut menu for the active window: ALT+SPACEBAR
Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously): CTRL+F4
Switch between open items: ALT+TAB
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 “View definition” by using Windows Flip 3-D: Windows logo key +TAB
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D: CTRL+Windows logo key +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
Display the corresponding menu: ALT+underlined letter
Perform the menu command (or other underlined command): ALT+underlined letter
Activate the menu bar in the active program: F10
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
Refresh the active window: F5
View the folder one level up in Windows
Explorer: ALT+UP ARROW
Cancel the current task: ESC
Open Task Manager: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
When you insert a CD Prevent the CD from automatically playing: SHIFT
Open or close the Start menu: Windows logo key
Display the System Properties dialog box: Windows logo key +PAUSE
Display the desktop: Windows logo key +D
Minimize all windows: Windows logo key +M
Restore minimized windows to the desktop:
Windows logo key +SHIFT+M
Open Computer: Windows logo key +E
Search for a file or folder: Windows logo key +F
Search for computers (if you are on a network):
CTRL+Windows logo key +F
Lock your computer or switch users: Windows logo key +L
Open the Run dialog box: Windows logo key +R
Cycle through programs on the taskbar: Windows logo key +T
Cycle through programs on the: Windows logo key +TAB
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D: CTRL+Windows logo key +TAB
Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar: Windows logo key +SPACEBAR
Cycle through Sidebar gadgets: Windows logo key +G
Open Ease of Access Center: Windows logo key +U
Open Windows Mobility Center: Windows logo key +X
Open the Quick Launch shortcut that is in the position that corresponds to the number. For example, Windows logo key +1 to launch the first shortcut in the Quick Launch menu:
Windows logo key with any number key

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