Aug 192012
 

Unofficial list (note to self) of most important Windows keyboard shortcuts:

Ctrl + Z = Undo (most important Windows keyboard shortcut; Saved some of my files from certain death)

Ctrl + Y = Redo

 

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Ins = Copy

Ctrl + X = Cut
(also Shift + Del but only for marked text; DO NOT USE Shift + Delete for files)

Shift + Del (in Windows Explorer) = permanent file deletion (skip the recycle bin)

Ctrl + B or Shift + Ins = Paste

Ctrl + P = Print

 

Alt + F4 = close program or window

Ctrl + W = close window or browser tab (newer shortcut)

Ctrl + Esc = open Start menu

Alt + Tab = switch between open windows/programs

Alt + Enter = Properties (ex: of selected file or drive)

Alt + Space = Right system menu (top right side of the window to move and resize window)

Alt + Left Arrow = Back (in internet browsers)

Ctrl + H = History (internet browsers)

Ctrl + + = increase font size (internet browsers)

Ctrl + – = decrease font size (internet browsers)

Ctrl + 0 = reset font size to default (internet browsers)

Ctrl + B = Bold (only in word processors, text editing)

Ctrl + I = Italic (text)

Ctrl + U = Underline (text)

F2 = Rename

F3 = Find

Ctrl + mouse drag & drop = copy instead of moving an item

 

Windows Key Shortcuts (in further text Win):

Win + E = Open Windows Explorer

Win + L = Lock computer screen (if set with password, it needs to be entered to get back in)

Win + P = Projector (toggle single/dual screen options)

Win + R = Run window

Win + M = Minimize all windows

Win + D = Show desktop (toggles minimizing all windows on/off)

Win + Pause/Break = System Properties

Win + Tab = switch between open windows with view of all (newer feature)

Win + F = search

Win, → , →, S = Sleep  (press right arrow twice, then s)

Win, →, →, U = Shutdown

Win, → , →, H = Hybernate

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