Very Useful Keyboard Shortcut

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Alt + 0153..... ™ Trademark symbol



Alt + 0169.... ©  copyright symbol



Alt + 0174.....®  Registered ¬ trademark symbol



Alt + 0176 ...°...Degree symbol



Alt + 0177 ...±....plus or minus sign



Alt + 0182 ...¶.....paragraph mark



Alt + 0190 ...¾....fraction, three-fourths



Alt + 0215 ....×.....multiplication sign



Alt + 0162...¢....the cent sign



Alt + 0161.....¡..... upside down exclamation point



Alt + 0191.....¿..... upside down question mark



Alt + 1.......☺....smiley face



Alt + 2 ......☻.....black smiley face



Alt + 15.....☼.....sun



Alt + 12......♀.....female sign



Alt + 11.....♂......male sign



Alt + 6.......♠.....spade



Alt + 5.......♣...... Club



Alt + 3.......♥...... Heart



Alt + 4.......♦...... Diamond



Alt + 13......♪.....eighth note



Alt + 14......♫...... beamed eighth note



Alt + 8721.... ∑.... Nary summation (auto sum)



Alt + 251.....√.....square root check mark



Alt + 8236.....∞..... infinity



Alt + 24.......↑..... up arrow



Alt + 25......↓...... down arrow



Alt + 26.....→.....right arrow



Alt + 27......←.....left arrow



Alt + 18.....↕......up/down arrow



Alt + 29......↔...left right arrow





















































Move and Resize Active Window



Win+Arrow Down



Set window to Restored (if Maximized) or Minimized (if Restored)



Win+Arrow Up



Maximize window (if Restored)



Win+Shift+Arrow Down/Win+Shift+Arrow Up



Maximize Restored window vertically / Restore window to previous state



Win+Arrow Right/Win+Arrow Left



Move Restored window to left/center/right. Works across multiple monitors



Win+Shift+Arrow Right/Win+Shift+Arrow Left



Move window to left monitor / to right monitor when using multiple monitors



Alt+Space



Opens the title bar menu



Alt+Space+Enter



Restore Window



Alt+Space+x



Maximize Window



Alt+Space+n



Minimize Window



F11



Turn full page view on or off



'Maximized' means full screen, 'Restored' means variable window size, and 'Minimized' means minimized to taskbar.



 

































Switch between Applications



Alt+tab, 
alt+Shift+Tab



Cycles through open programs in taskbar. Hold alt and continuously press tab to move forward between applications. Release keys to switch to application selected. Add shift to reverse direction.



Alt+Ctrl+tab, then use arrow keys to select application



Cycles through open programs in taskbar without needing to hold alt continuously. Pressalt+ctrl+tab once, then continue with arrow keys and press enter on application.



Alt+Esc/Alt+Shift+Esc



Cycle through programs on taskbar in the order they were opened or accessed



Win+Tab



Cycle through programs using Aero Flip 3D



Ctrl+Win+Tab



Cycle through programs on Taskbar using Aero Flip 3D



Win+g



Cycle through Gadget Window






























Manage Multiple Windows



Win+d



Minimize all windows on all Monitors. Press again to restore previous state



Win+m



Minimize all windows on current Monitor



Win+Shift+m



Restore previously minimized windows on current Monitor



Win+Home



Set all windows to Minimized on current Monitor except active



Win+Space



Preview Desktop / make windows transparent (May not work with all Settings)

















































2. Accessing Windows Features



Win+e



Start Windows Explorer (in My Computer)



Win+r



Open the Run window



Win+f



Open Windows Search. f3 on empty desktop works, too.



Win+l



Lock the keyboard/ computer



Win+F1



Display Windows Help



Alt+Shift



Change keyboard language layout if multiple language layouts are active*



shift when inserting CD or DVD



Prevent CD or DVD from automatically playing



Win+p



Choose Presentation Display Mode



Win+x



Open Mobility Center



* When working with multiple Keyboards Layouts (e.g. Spanish/English/German). Add unlimited Layouts under Regional settings and activate language bar in Taskbar to see current language. Switch with shortcut any time.













































3. Windows 7 Taskbar



win or ctrl+Esc



Activate Start Button. Then use arrow keys, space and enter to navigate within Start Menu



Win+t



Go to first item in taskbar, continue with arrow keys



Win+b



Go to first item in system tray



Shift+click on a taskbar item



Start new instance of taskbar item



Ctrl+Shift+click on a taskbar item



Start new instance of taskbar item as administrator



Shift+right-click on a taskbar item



Show the window menu for the program



Win+1...9



Switch to application in position N on taskbar (or launch pinned application)



Shift+Win+1...9



Start new instance of taskbar item in position N on taskbar



Unfortunately, Microsoft removed the possibility to select multiple taskbar items in Windows 7


































4. Navigating Desktop



Arrow Keys



Navigate between and select single icons on desktop (when focus is on the desktop)



Home/End



Select first / select last object on desktop



Enter



Launch active icon



Shift+F10



Activate context menu of active icon by simulates right mouse button. Once in the context menu use arrow keys, a-z and enter to select item



tab, shift+tab on empty desktop



Navigate between desktop, the quick-launch bar, task bar and notification bar. Then usearrow keys and enter or space to activate specific icons



a, b, c, ...



Pressing the initial letter of the name of any objects will highlight the respective application or folder. Continue typing the object name if multiple objects start with the same letter










5. Windows Explorer










































Basics



Win+e



Start Windows Explorer (My Computer)



Alt+Arrow Up



Go up one folder



Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right



Go to previous folder / go to next folder



Tab/Shift+Tab



Switch focus forward/ backward between Address bar, Search Bar, Toolbar, Navigation Pane, and File List (Default is usually File List)



Alt+d or f4



Jump to the Address bar and select absolute address. Copy address with ctrl+c if desired



Ctrl+e or ctrl+f



Jump to Search Box in Explorer



Ctrl+n



Open new instance of Windows Explorer



F11



Maximize window














































Navigate File List and Navigation Pane



Arrow Keys



Navigate between files and folders



Enter



Open folder or start application



Home/End



Jump to first / jump to last item



F2



Change the file name of active item



f2, then arrow left/Arrow Right



Move one character to the left / to the right in item name



f2, then ctrl+Arrow Left/Ctrl+Arrow Right



Jump one word to the left / to the right of item name



f2, then home /End



Jump to beginning / jump to end of item name



f2, then ctrl+a



Select complete object name including suffix (default excludes suffix)



Arrow Left/Arrow Right



Expand folder / collapse folder (navigation pane only)


























File List



Alt+p



Display or hide Preview Pane



Alt+v then d



View details. Check View menu for more options



Alt+v then x



View extra-large icons. Check View menu for more options



Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel



Change size of icons


























Select Items in File List and Navigation Pane



Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down



Select multiple adjacent items (directly above or below)



ctrl with arrow keys and space



Select multiple non-adjacent items. Hold ctrl, use arrow keys to move to next item, and press space to add/remove from selection



Ctrl+a



Select all



a ...z and 1..9



Press the initial letter any item to jump to it. Continue typing the full name if multiple items start with the same letter










































Manipulate Items in Explorer



Ctrl+c, ctrl+x, ctrl+v



ctrl+c for copy, ctrl+x for cut and ctrl+v for paste



Ctrl+z



Undo an action



Ctrl+y



Redo an action



Delete



Delete an item and place it into the Recycle Bin



Shift+Delete



Delete an item permanently without placing it into the Recycle Bin



Shift+F10



Activate context menu of active object. Replaces the right mouse button. Once in the context menu use arrow keys, a-z and enter to get to the selection



Ctrl+Shift+n



Create new folder



Alt+Enter



Open Properties dialog box






















































6. Photo Viewer



Arrow Left/Arrow Right



Go to next / go to previous photo



Ctrl+.



Rotate photo clockwise



Ctrl+,



Rotate photo counter-clockwise



[+]/-



Zoom in / zoom out (or mouse wheel)



Ctrl+0 (zero)



Fit to Window



Delete



Delete current photo



Shift+Delete



Permanently delete current photo



Alt+Enter



Show properties of current photo



Alt+e or ctrl+s



Email current photo



Ctrl+c



Copy current photo file to clipboard



Alt+o



Open current photo in other application (e.g. Paint of Office)










































7. Dialog Boxes



Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab



Move forward / move backwards through tabs



Tab/Shift+Tab



Move forward / move backwards through options



Alt+underlined letter



Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter



Enter



Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands



Space



Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box



Arrow Keys



Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons



F4



Display the items in the active list



Backspace



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










8. Windows Admin






















Admin Tasks



Ctrl+Win+f



Search for Computers (with Active Directory activated)



Win+pause/break



Display System Properties which holds system properties, computer name, device manager and so on



Ctrl+Shift+Esc



Opens Windows Task Manager


































Remote Desktop



Alt+Page Up/Alt+Page Down



Move between programs from left to right / from right to left



Alt+Insert



Cycle through programs in the order that they were started in



Alt+Home



Display the Start menu



Ctrl+Alt+pause/break



Switch between a window and full screen



Ctrl+Alt+End



Display the Windows Security dialog box



Alt+Delete



Display the system menu






















































9. Windows Help



Tab



Move between links



Alt+c



Display the Table of Contents



Alt+n



Display the Connection Settings menu



F10



Display the Options menu



Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right



Move back / move forward to the previously/ next viewed topic



Alt+a



Display the customer support page



Alt+Home



Display the Help and Support home page



Home/End



Move to the beginning / to the end of a topic



Ctrl+f



Search the current topic. Press tab to leave



Ctrl+p



Print a topic



F3



Move the cursor to the search box. Press tab to leave










10. Ease of Access and Magnifier


































Ease of Access



Win+u



Open Ease of Access Center



Press shift five times.



Turn Sticky Keys on or off



Press num lock for five seconds



Turn Toggle Keys on or off



Right shift for eight seconds



Turn Filter Keys on or off



left alt + left shift +Num Lock



Turn Mouse Keys on or off



left alt + left shift + prtScn



Turn High Contract on or off (Careful, will change theme!)

































Magnifier



Win+[+]



Start Magnifier and zoom in



Win+-



Zoom out with Magnifier active



Ctrl+Alt+i



Invert colors in Magnifier display



Win+Esc



Exit Magnifier



Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Keys



Move the Magnifier windows



Note: Microsoft lists more shortcuts for Magnifier, but not all of them seem to work.


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