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Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP Shortcut Keys

Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP Shortcut KeysHello Guys, we are again come with Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP Shortcut Keys for you, from it’s help you can do your work fast and save your time. so be smart and use shortcut keys while working on PC and be faster then others.In this post we provide list of some common shortcut keys in different versions Microsoft Windows. May be some shortcut keys below are not supported in all versions of Windows but most of these working fine.

All Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP Shortcut Keys showing on this page are only applicable for Windows in general usages, If you are looking for shortcut keys for a specific application like MS.Excel, MS.Word, etc, then please see the links showing below.

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Windows shourtcut keys for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98 & 95

Shortcut Key
Short Key Description
Supported Window Versions
Alt + (double-click)
Open Properties dialog of selected item.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Alt + Enter
Opens properties window of selected item.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Alt + Esc
Switch Between open tasks available on the taskbar.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Alt + F4
Close the top (focused) window.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Alt + Tab
Switch between open windows.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Alt + Tab + Shift
Switch between open windows, backward.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Ctrl + Alt + Delete (or Del)
Bring up the Windows Task Manager, or reboot computer.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Ctrl + Esc
Bring up the Windows Start menu.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Ctrl + ‘+’ (‘+’ key on the keypad)
Autofit the widths of all columns (if available) in current window.
98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Ctrl + F4
Close sub window/tab.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Ctrl + Tab
Switch between existing tabs (within a window).
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Ctrl + Tab + Shift
Switch between existing tabs (within a window), backward
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
F1
Open Help for Windows or focused application.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
F2
Rename.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
F3
Find/Search.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
F4
Select drives or display the list of drives
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
F5
Refresh.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
F6
Switch focus to the address bar (if exists).
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
F10
Switch focus to the top menu bar.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Shift + F10
Same as mouse right-click on the select item.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Print Screen
Capture a screenshot of the entire desktop to clipboard.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Print Screen + Alt
Capture a screenshot of just the top(focused) window to clipboard.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Shift + Delete (or Del)
Permanently delete selected file(s)/folder(s) (bypass recycle bin)
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
Shift (hold while inserting an audio CD to drive)
Prevent autoplay.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
* (keypad) on Windows Explorer.
Expand all sub-directories from the selected item.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
+ (keypad) on Windows Explorer.
Expand only the first level of selected item.
95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 & 8
– (keypad) on Windows Explorer.
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Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP Shortcut Keys

Most keyboards have a Windows Key (key with a Windows icon). This key provides additional shortcuts for Microsoft Windows. Below is a list of the shortcut keys by combining the Windows key and other keys.

Shortcut Keys
Description
WINDOWS-KEY
Bring up the Windows Start menu.
WINDOWS-KEY + F1
Bring up the Windows Help.
WINDOWS-KEY + e
Open Microsoft Explorer.
WINDOWS-KEY + f
Windows Search.
WINDOWS-KEY + Ctrl + f
Search for computers
WINDOWS-KEY + d
Minimizes all and bring up desktop, or restore all
WINDOWS-KEY + l
Lock the computer (Windows XP & newer).
WINDOWS-KEY + m
Minimizes all windows.
WINDOWS-KEY + Shift + m
Restore all. Opposite with WINDOWS-KEY + M and WINDOWS-KEY + D.
WINDOWS-KEY + r
Open the run window.
WINDOWS-KEY + u
Utility Manager.
WINDOWS-KEY + Tab
Cycle through the programs on task bar.
WINDOWS-KEY + Pause/Break
Open the System Properties window.
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