Comprehensive list of Windows hotkeys. 1 reply

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#1 13 years ago

Below is a (hopefully) comprehensive list of all default Windows hotkeys. If

StickWicky :P ? [COLOR=darkred]Untested hotkeys are in red.[/COLOR] Side notes are in italics. Windows Hotkeys Ctrl + Escape or Win: Display start menu. Shift + F10 or AppsKey: Display context menu. Win + E: Open Windows Explorer. Win + R: Open Run dialog. Win + M: Minimize all windows. Win + Shift + M: Undo minimize all windows. Win + D: Toggle minimize all windows. Win + B (XP only): Activate system tray. Arrow keys select, Enter double-clicks, and AppsKey or Shift + F10 right-clicks. Win + L (XP Only): Locks keyboard. Similar to Lock Workstation. Win + F or F3: Open Find dialog. (All Files) F3 may not work in some applications which use F3 for their own find dialogs. Win + Control + F: Open Find dialog. (Computers) Win + U: Open Utility Manager. Win + F1: Open Windows help. Win + Pause: Open System Properties dialog. Win + Tab: Cycle through taskbar buttons. Enter clicks, AppsKey or Shift + F10 right-clicks. Win + Shift + Tab: Cycle through taskbar buttons in reverse. Alt + Tab: Display CoolSwitch. More commonly known as the AltTab dialog. Alt + Shift + Tab: Display CoolSwitch; go in reverse. Alt + Escape: Send active window to the bottom of the z-order. Alt + Shift + Escape: Activate the window at the bottom of the z-order. Alt + F4: Close active window; or, if all windows are closed, open shutdown dialog. Shift while a CD is loading: Bypass AutoPlay. Ctrl + Alt + Delete or Ctrl + Alt + NumpadDel (Both NumLock states): Invoke the Task Manager or NT Security dialog. Ctrl + Shift + Escape (XP Only): Invoke the task manager. On earlier OSes, acts like Ctrl + Escape. [COLOR=darkred]F6[/COLOR]: Cycle through screen elements. Testing on this was inconclusive; I'd appreciate someone doing extensive testing on this under various circumstances, and posting the results. Printscreen: Copy screenshot of current screen to clipboard. Alt + Printscreen: Copy screenshot of current active window to clipboard. Generic Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert: Copy. Ctrl + X or Shift + Delete: Cut. Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert: Paste/Move. Ctrl + N: New... File, Tab, Entry, etc. Ctrl + S: Save. Ctrl + O: Open... Ctrl + P: Print. Ctrl + Z: Undo. Ctrl + A: Select all. Ctrl + F: Find... Ctrl + F4: Close tab or child window. F1: Open help. F11: Toggle full screen mode. Alt or F10: Activate menu bar. Alt + Space: Display system menu. Same as clicking the icon on the titlebar. Escape: Remove focus from current control/menu, or close dialog box. Generic Navigation Tab: Forward one item. Shift + Tab: Backward one item. Ctrl + Tab: Cycle through tabs/child windows. Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Cycle backwards through tabs/child windows. Enter: If a button's selected, click it, otherwise, click default button. Space: Toggle items such as radio buttons or checkboxes. Alt + (Letter): Activate item corresponding to (Letter). (Letter) is the underlined letter on the item's name. Ctrl + Left: Move cursor to the beginning of previous word. Ctrl + Right: Move cursor to the beginning of next word. Ctrl + Up: Move cursor to beginning of previous paragraph. This and all subsequent Up/Down hotkeys in this section have only been known to work in RichEdit controls. Ctrl + Down: Move cursor to beginning of next paragraph. Shift + Left: Highlight one character to the left. Shift + Right: Highlight one character to the right. Shift + Up: Highlight from current cursor position, to one line up. Shift + Down: Highlight from current cursor position, to one line down. Ctrl + Shift + Left: Highlight to beginning of previous word. Ctrl + Shift + Right: Highlight to beginning of next word. Ctrl + Shift + Up: Highlight to beginning of previous paragraph. Ctrl + Shift + Down: Highlight to beginning of next paragraph. Home: Move cursor to top of a scrollable control. End: Move cursor to bottom of a scrollable control. Generic File Browser Arrow Keys: Navigate. Shift + Arrow Keys: Select multiple items. Ctrl + Arrow Keys: Change focus without changing selection. "Focus" is the object that will run on Enter. Space toggles selection of the focused item. (Letter): Select first found item that begins with (Letter). BackSpace: Go up one level to the parent directory. Alt + Left: Go back one folder. Alt + Right: Go forward one folder. Enter: Activate (Double-click) selected item(s). Alt + Enter: View properties for selected item. F2: Rename selected item(s). F7: New folder. Ctrl + NumpadPlus: In a Details view, resizes all columns to fit the longest item in each one. Delete: Delete selected item(s). Shift + Delete: Delete selected item(s); bypass Recycle Bin. Ctrl while dragging item(s): Copy. Ctrl + Shift while dragging item(s): Create shortcut(s). In tree pane, if any: Left: Collapse the current selection if expanded, or select the parent folder. Right: Expand the current selection if collapsed, or select the first subfolder. NumpadAsterisk: Expand currently selected directory and all subdirectories. No undo. NumpadPlus: Expand currently selected directory. NumpadMinus: Collapse currently selected directory. Accessibility [COLOR=darkred]Right Shift[/COLOR] for eight seconds: Toggle FilterKeys on and off. FilterKeys must be enabled. [COLOR=darkred]Left Alt + Left Shift + PrintScreen[/COLOR]: Toggle High Contrast on and off. High Contrast must be enabled. [COLOR=darkred]Left Alt + Left Shift + NumLock[/COLOR]: Toggle MouseKeys on and off. MouseKeys must be enabled. [COLOR=darkred]NumLock[/COLOR] for five seconds: Toggle ToggleKeys on and off. ToggleKeys must be enabled. Shift five times: Toggle StickyKeys on and off. StickyKeys must be enabled. Microsoft Natural Keyboard with IntelliType Software Installed [COLOR=darkred]Win + L[/COLOR]: Log off Windows. [COLOR=darkred]Win + P[/COLOR]: Open Print Manager. [COLOR=darkred]Win + C[/COLOR]: Open control panel. [COLOR=darkred]Win + V[/COLOR]: Open clipboard. [COLOR=darkred]Win + K[/COLOR]: Open keyboard properties. [COLOR=darkred]Win + I[/COLOR]: Open mouse properties. [COLOR=darkred]Win + A[/COLOR]: Open Accessibility properties. [COLOR=darkred]Win + Space[/COLOR]: Displays the list of Microsoft IntelliType shortcut keys. [COLOR=darkred]Win + S[/COLOR]: Toggle CapsLock on and off. Remote Desktop Connection Navigation [COLOR=darkred]Ctrl + Alt + End[/COLOR]: Open the NT Security dialog. [COLOR=darkred]Alt + PageUp[/COLOR]: Switch between programs. [COLOR=darkred]Alt + PageDown[/COLOR]: Switch between programs in reverse. [COLOR=darkred]Alt + Insert[/COLOR]: Cycle through the programs in most recently used order. [COLOR=darkred]Alt + Home[/COLOR]: Display start menu. [COLOR=darkred]Ctrl + Alt + Break[/COLOR]: Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen. [COLOR=darkred]Alt + Delete[/COLOR]: Display the Windows menu. [COLOR=darkred]Ctrl + Alt + NumpadMinus[/COLOR]: Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing Alt + PrintScreen on a local computer. [COLOR=darkred]Ctrl + Alt + NumpadPlus[/COLOR]: Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PrintScreen on a local computer. Mozilla Firefox 1.x Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PageDown: Cycle through tabs. Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PageUp: Cycle through tabs in reverse. Ctrl + (1-9): Switch to tab corresponding to number. Ctrl + N: New window. Ctrl + T: New tab. Ctrl + L or Alt + D or F6: Switch focus to location bar. Ctrl + Enter: Open location in new tab. Shift + Enter: Open location in new window. Ctrl + K or Ctrl + E: Switch focus to search bar. Ctrl + O: Open a local file. Ctrl + W: Close tab, or window if there's only one tab open. Ctrl + Shift + W: Close window. Ctrl + S: Save page as a local file. Ctrl + P: Print page. Ctrl + F or F3: Open find toolbar. Ctrl + G or F3: Find next... Ctrl + Shift + G or Shift + F3: Find previous... Ctrl + B or Ctrl + I: Open Bookmarks sidebar. Ctrl + H: Open History sidebar. Escape: Stop loading page. Ctrl + R or F5: Reload current page. Ctrl + Shift + R or Ctrl + F5: Reload current page; bypass cache. Ctrl + U: View page source. Ctrl + D: Bookmark current page. Ctrl + NumpadPlus or Ctrl + Equals (+/=): Increase text size. Ctrl + NumpadMinus or Ctrl + Minus: Decrease text size. Ctrl + Numpad0 or Ctrl + 0: Set text size to default. Alt + Left or Backspace: Back. Alt + Right or Shift + Backspace: Forward. Alt + Home: Open home page. Ctrl + M: Open new message in integrated mail client. Ctrl + J: Open Downloads dialog. F6: Switch to next frame. You must have selected something on the page already, e.g. by use of Tab. Shift + F6: Switch to previous frame. Apostrophe ('): Find link as you type. Slash (/): Find text as you type. BBCode (This forum's posting) While text is selected: Alt + B: Format text in bold. Alt + I: Format text in italics. Alt + U: Format text as underlined. Alt + Q: Format text as a quote. Alt + C: Format text as code. Alt + L: Format text as a list. Alt + O: Format text as an ordered list. Alt + P: Format url as a hotlinked image. Alt + W: Format url as a hyperlink. GMail Must have "keyboard shortcuts" on in settings. C: Compose new message. Shift + C: Open new window to compose new message. Slash (/): Switch focus to search box. K: Switch focus to the next most recent email. Enter or "O" opens focused email. J: Switch focus to the next oldest email. N: Switch focus to the next message in the "conversation." Enter or "O" expands/collapses messages. P: Switch focus to the previous message. U: Takes you back to the inbox and checks for new mail. Y: Various actions depending on current view: Has no effect in "Sent" and "All Mail" views.

  • Inbox: Archive email or message.
  • Starred: Unstar email or message.
  • Spam: Unmark as spam and move back to "Inbox."
  • Trash: Move back to "Inbox."
  • Any label: Remove the label.

X: "Check" an email. Various actions can be performed against all checked emails. S: "Star" an email. Identical to the more familiar term, "flagging." R: Reply to the email. A: Reply to all recipients of the email. F: Forward an email. Shift + R: Reply to the email in a new window. Shift + A: Reply to all recipients of the email in a new window. Shift + F: Forward an email in a new window. Shift + 1 (!): Mark an email as spam and remove it from the inbox. G then I: Switch to "Inbox" view. G then S: Switch to "Starred" view. G then A: Switch to "All Mail" view. G then C: Switch to "Contacts" view.


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#2 13 years ago

whoa thats a nice list *copies down* now to remember them all...