Monday, January 3, 2011

Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts

ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window’s System menu.
ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item.
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program.
ALT+SPACEBAR Display the System menu for the active window.
ALT+TAB Switch between open items.
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name Display the corresponding menu.
BACKSPACE View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
CTRL+A Select all.
CTRL+B Bold
CTRL+C Copy.
CTRL+I Italics
CTRL+O Open an item.
CTRL+U Underline
CTRL+V Paste.
CTRL+X Cut.
CTRL+Z Undo.
CTRL+F4 Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously.
CTRL while dragging an item Copy selected item.
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item Create shortcut to selected item.
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word.
CTRL+LEFT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word.
CTRL+DOWN ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph.
CTRL+UP ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph.
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys Highlight a block of text.
DELETE Delete.
SHIFT+DELETE Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.
ESC Cancel the current task.
F1 Displays Help
F2 Rename selected item.
F3 Search for a file or folder.
F4 Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
F5 Refresh the active window.
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.
F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program.
SHIFT+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu.
SHIFT+CTRL+ESC Launches Task Manager
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu Carry out the corresponding command.
RIGHT ARROW Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.
LEFT ARROW Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document.
SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.
Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
Shortcut Keys Function
CTRL+PLUS
on numeric keypad (+) Automatically resize the columns in the right hand pane
END Display the bottom of the active window.
HOME Display the top of the active window.
NUM LOCK+ASTERISK
on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder.
NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN
on numeric keypad (+) Display the contents of the selected folder.
NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN
on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder.
LEFT ARROW Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder.
RIGHT ARROW Display current selection if it’s collapsed, or select first subfolder

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