Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows XP

To

Press

Set focus on a notification.

Windows Key+B

View properties for the selected item.

ALT+ENTER

Displays the properties of the selected object.

ALT+Enter

Cycle through items in the order they were opened.

ALT+ESC

“Close the active item, or quit the active program.

ALT+F4

Opens the shortcut menu for the active window.

ALT+SPACEBAR

Display the System menu for the active window.

ALT+SPACEBAR

Switch between open items.

ALT+TAB

Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option in a dialog box.

ALT+Underlined letter

Display the corresponding menu.

ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name

Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons in a dialog box.

Arrow keys

View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.

BACKSPACE

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

BACKSPACE

Copy selected item.

CTRL while dragging an item

Select all.

CTRL+A

Copy.

CTRL+C

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph.

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Display the Start menu.

CTRL+ESC

Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously.

CTRL+F4

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word.

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word.

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Create shortcut to selected item.

CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item

Highlight a block of text.

CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys

Move backward through tabs in a dialog box.

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB

Move forward through tabs in a dialog box.

CTRL+TAB

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph.

CTRL+UP ARROW

Paste.

CTRL+V

Search for computers.

CTRL+Windows Key+F

Cut.

CTRL+X

Undo.

CTRL+Z

Delete.

DELETE

Display the bottom of the active window.

END

Carry out the command for the active option or button in a dialog box.

ENTER

Cancel the current task.

ESC

Display Help in a dialog box.

F1

Activate the menu bar in the active program.

F10

Rename selected item.

F2

Search for a file or folder.

F3

Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer.

F4

Display the items in the active list in a dialog box.

F4

Refresh the active window.

F5

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.

F6

Display the top of the active window.

HOME

Switch MouseKeys on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK

Switch High Contrast on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.

LEFT ARROW

Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder.

LEFT ARROW

Display the items in the active list in a dialog box.

F4

Refresh the active window.

F5

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.

F6

Display the top of the active window.

HOME

Switch MouseKeys on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK

Switch High Contrast on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.

LEFT ARROW

Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder.

LEFT ARROW

Display the items in the active list in a dialog box.

F4

Refresh the active window.

F5

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.

F6

Display the top of the active window.

HOME

Switch MouseKeys on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK

Switch High Contrast on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.

LEFT ARROW

Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder.

LEFT ARROW

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.

Menu key

Switch ToggleKeys on and off.

NUM LOCK for five seconds

Display all subfolders under the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)

Collapse the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)

Display the contents of the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)

Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.

RIGHT ARROW

Display current selection if it’s collapsed, or select first subfolder.

RIGHT ARROW

Switch FilterKeys on and off.

Right SHIFT for eight seconds

Display the items in the active list in a dialog box.

F4

Refresh the active window.

F5

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.

F6

Display the top of the active window.

HOME

Switch MouseKeys on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK

Switch High Contrast on and off.

Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.

LEFT ARROW

Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder.

LEFT ARROW

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.

Menu key

Switch ToggleKeys on and off.

NUM LOCK for five seconds

Display all subfolders under the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)

Collapse the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)

Display the contents of the selected folder.

NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)

Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.

RIGHT ARROW

Display current selection if it’s collapsed, or select first subfolder.

RIGHT ARROW

Switch FilterKeys on and off.

Right SHIFT for eight seconds

Switch StickyKeys on and off.

SHIFT five times

Prevent the CD from automatically playing.

SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document.

SHIFT with any of the arrow keys

Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.

SHIFT+DELETE

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.

SHIFT+F10

Move backward through options in a dialog box.

SHIFT+TAB

Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box in a dialog box.

SPACEBAR

Move forward through options in a dialog box.

TAB

Carry out the corresponding command.

Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu

Display or hide the Start menu.

Windows Key

Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain.

Windows Key+ L

Display the System Properties dialog box.

Windows Key+BREAK

Show the desktop.

Windows Key+D

Open My Computer.

Windows Key+E

Search for a file or folder.

Windows Key+F

Display Windows Help.

Windows Key+F1

Minimize all windows.

Windows Key+M

Open the Run dialog box.

Windows Key+R

Restores minimized windows.

Windows Key+Shift+M

Opens Utility Manager.

Windows Key+U

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