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Common Windows keyboard shortcuts

By Patrick Stafford
Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Tech trick on Windows ShortcutsLearning to operate Windows through shortcuts is often difficult, but mastering some of the more common commands can make you work faster and without interruption. Here some of the most common shortcuts to help you out:

 

  • F1 – Windows Help
  • F10 – Shows menu options
  • Shift + F10 – Opens shortcut for selected item
  • CTRL + ESC – Opens Start Menu
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ESC – Opens Windows Task Manager
  • ALT + SPACE – Displays main System menu
  • ALT + F4 – Closes current window
  • Windows + M – Minimises all windows to desktop
  • ALT + F6 – Move between multiple windows in the same program
  • ALT + TAB – Move between open programs
  • CTRL+C - Copy
  • CTRL+B - Bold
  • CTRL+U - Underline
  • CTRL+I – Italic
  • CTRL+X - Cut
  • CTRL+V - Paste
  • CTRL+Z - Undo

For even more shortcuts check out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449.

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