Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Windows XP - Keyboard Shortcuts - Part I






                    Keyboard shortcuts plays a vital role in improving the speed, performance. When it comes to Time factor, we can save maximum type by using these shortcuts. 





Here are few keyboard shortcuts for Windows XP:


  • CTRL+C                  (Copy)
  • CTRL+X                  (Cut)
  • CTRL+V                  (Paste)
  • CTRL+Z                   (Undo)
  • DELETE                   (Delete)
  • SHIFT+DELETE        (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
  • CTRL while dragging an item         (Copy the selected item)
  • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
  • F2 key                                             (Rename the 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)
  • SHIFT with any of the arrow keys    (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
  • CTRL+A                      (Select all)
  • F3 key                         (Search for a file or a folder)
  • ALT+ENTER               (View the properties for the selected item)
  • ALT+F4                       (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
  • ALT+ENTER               (Display the properties of the selected object)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR       (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+F4                     (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  • ALT+TAB                    (Switch between the open items)
  • ALT+ESC                     (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
  • F6  key                         (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
  • F4   key                        (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • SHIFT+F10                   (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR         (Display the System menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+ESC                     (Display the Start menu)
  • F10 key                         (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
  • 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)
  • F5 key                           (Update the active window)
  • BACKSPACE                (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • ESC                                (Cancel the current task)
  • SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive  (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC       (Open Task Manager)

3 comments:

Ctrl+D then side arrow would take you to taskbar items..

Are these shortcut keys applicable in all the applications?

Are these shortcut keys applicable in all the applications?

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