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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (Operating Systems)
 9  Chapter 0000:  How to Get There
      9  IV  Windows, Mice and Keyboards

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Windows Key Shortcuts and Key Combinations

Table 5 and Table 6 are designed to help you learn to use the keys on your keyboard for faster navigation and fewer mouse clicks. The first chart is only for the Windows Key while the second covers other common keys and key combinations in Windows.


Table 5: Windows Key Shortcuts

Key Combination

Function

Windows

Display the Start menu

Windows+TAB

Moves through buttons on the taskbar

Windows+F

Displays Find: All Files

CTRL+Windows+F

Displays Find: Computer

Windows+F1

Displays Help

Windows+R

Displays the Run command

Windows+Break

Displays the System Properties dialog box

Windows+E

Displays Windows Explorer

Windows+D

Minimize or restore all windows

SHIFT+Windows+M

Undo minimize all windows



Table 6: Common Keys and Key Combinations in Windows

Key Combination

Function

ESC (Escape)

Cancels a function

Backspace

Delete typing

F2

Rename

F3 + Menu Key

Display Find (application key)

F4

Open Save/Dialog box

F5

Refresh Window
(When used in Explorer or Internet Explorer)

F6

Switch Left & Right Panes Display Window

F8

Boot to Safe Mode /
Bypass GUI startup
(when used during system startup)

Line by line confirmation

F8 + Shift

Refresh the Desktop

F10

Activates menu bar

TAB

Navigation

Shift

Accesses other keys

CTRL (Control)

Navigation

ALT

Navigation

DEL (Delete)

Destroys

Enter

Make a selection

Page Up /
Page Down

Navigation

Arrow Keys

Navigation: Left, Up, Right, Down

Spacebar

Add Space in typing

Shift + DEL

Permanent Delete (No Copy to Recycle Bin)

ALT + F4

Close a Window

ALT + TAB

Switches Windows

CTRL + C

Copy

CTRL + X

Cut

CTRL + V

Paste

CTRL + P

Print

CTRL + ESC

Start Menu

CTRL + Z

UNDO

CTRL + A

Select All

Shift + F10

Display Shortcuts Options Menus

TAB

TAB Forward

CTRL+TAB

TAB Forward Options

CTRL+TAB

TAB Backward

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

TAB Backward thru Options

Left Arrow ·

Collapse Selection In Explorer

Right Arrow ‚

Expand Selection In Explorer


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