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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (A+ 4 Real)
 9  Chapter 1: What are Operating Systems and How Do They Work?
      9  Operating System Features
           9  The Keyboard

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Basic Shortcut Keys for Desktop

Table 3 shows the functions of some of the more common keys used to perform functions in the Windows desktop.


Table 3: Desktop Shortcut Keys

Key

Function

ESC (Escape)

Cancels (“escapes from”) a function

F3

Recall entry (displays last command in MS-DOS prompt or Command Prompt mode)

F5

Refresh (when used in Explorer or Internet Explorer)

TAB

Cycles the input focus

Shift

Accesses other keys

CTRL (Control)

Shortcut Enable key (for e.g.: Control + F opens a “Find” box)

Windows/Start

Opens the Start menu

ALT

Activates the menu bar for navigation with arrow keys

DEL (Delete)

Deletes the selected item, when the focus is on an icon or file

Page Up /
Page Down

Navigation

Arrow Keys

Navigation


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