All Windows shourtcut keys 2017

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Keyboard shortcuts can boost your productivity if your daily job relies heavily on using Windows. They just don’t get the work done quickly, but also improves the efficiency. Give them a try and you just might find yourself getting addicted to keyboard shortcuts
We’ve compiled a list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows 190 + shortcuts grouped into categories for easy access. If we missed some shortcut in this list, kindly let us know through the comments section.
Here are the shortcuts to get to the shortcuts:
Let’s kickstart the list with the most common shortcuts that you’ll often use.
·         F1 [Display Help]
·         F2 [Rename the selected item]
·         F3 [Search for a file or folder]
·         F4 [Display the address bar list in File Explorer]
·         F5 [Refresh the active window]
·         F6 [Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop]
·         F10 [Activate the Menu bar in the active app]
·         ALT F4 [Close the active item, or exit the active app]
·         ALT ESC [Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened]
·         ALT Underlined Letter in menus and dialog box options [Perform the command for that letter]
·         ALT ENTER [Display properties for the selected item]
·         ALT SPACEBAR [Open the shortcut menu for the active window]
·         ALT LEFT ARROW [Back]
·         ALT RIGHT ARROW [Forward]
·         ALT PAGE UP [Move up one screen]
·         ALT PAGE DOWN [Move down one screen]
·         ALT TAB [Switch between open apps (except desktop apps)]
·         CTRL F4 [Close the active document (in apps that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)]
·         CTRL A [Select all items in a document or window]
·         CTRL C or CTRL INSERT [Copy the selected item]
·         CTRL D / DELETE [DELETE the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin]
·         CTRL R or F5 [Refresh the active window]
·         CTRL V or SHIFT INSERT [Paste the selected item]
·         CTRL X [Cut the selected item]
·         CTRL Y [Redo an action]
·         CTRL Z [Undo an action]
·         CTRL + or CTRL  [Zoom in or out of a large NUMBER of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen]
·         CTRL + mouse scroll wheel [Change the size of desktop icons or zoom in or out of a large NUMBER of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen]
·         CTRL RIGHT ARROW [Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word]
·         CTRL LEFT ARROW [Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word]
·         CTRL DOWN ARROW [Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph]
·         CTRL UP ARROW [Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph]
·         CTRL ALT TAB [Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps]
·         CTRL ARROW SPACEBAR [Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop]
·         CTRL SHIFT ARROW [Select a block of text]
·         CTRL ESC [Open the Start screen]
·         CTRL SHIFT ESC [Open Task Manager]
·         CTRL SHIFT [Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available]
·         CTRL SPACEBAR [Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off]
·         SHIFT F10 [Display the shortcut menu for the selected item]
·         SHIFT ARROW [Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document]
·         SHIFT DELETE [Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first]
·         RIGHT ARROW [Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu]
·         LEFT ARROW [Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu]
·         ESC [Stop or leave the current task]
Let’s check the keyboard shortcuts involving the Windows logo key. Most of them are introduced in Windows 8’s Metro UI, and can be used in Windows 8 and above.
·         Win F1 [Open Windows Help and support]
·         Win [Display or hide the Start screen]
·         Win B [Set focus in the notification area]
·         Win C [Open Charms]
·         Win D [Display and hide the desktop]
·         Win E [Open File Explorer]
·         Win F [Open the Search charm and search for files]
·         Win H [Open the Share charm]
·         Win I [Open the Settings charm]
·         Win K [Open the Devices charm]
·         Win L [Lock your PC or switch people]
·         Win M [Minimize all windows]
·         Win O [Lock device orientation]
·         Win P [Choose a presentation display mode]
·         Win Q [Open the Search charm to search everywhere or within the open app (if the app supports app search)]
·         Win R [Open the Run dialog box]
·         Win S [Open the Search charm to search Windows and the web]
·         Win T [Cycle through apps on the taskbar]
·         Win U [Open Ease of Access Center]
·         Win V [Cycle through notifications]
·         Win SHIFT V [Cycle through notifications in reverse order]
·         Win W [Open the Search charm and search for settings]
·         Win X [Open the Quick Link menu]
·         Win Z [Show the commands available in the app]
·         Win , [Temporarily peek at the desktop]
·         Win PAUSE [Display the System Properties dialog box]
·         Win CTRL F [Search for PCs (if you’re on a network)]
·         Win SHIFT M [Restore minimized windows on the desktop]
·         Win (NUMBER 1-9) [Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, it switches to that app.]
·         Win SHIFT (NUMBER 1-9) [Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number]
·         Win CTRL (NUMBER 1-9) [Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number]
·         Win ALT (NUMBER 1-9) [Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number]
·         Win CTRL SHIFT (NUMBER 1-9) [Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator]
·         Win TAB [Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)]
·         Win CTRL TAB [Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)]
·         Win SHIFT TAB [Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order]
·         Win CTRL B [Switch to the app that displayed a message in the notification area]
·         Win UP ARROW [Maximize the window]
·         Win DOWN ARROW [Remove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window]
·         Win LEFT ARROW [Maximize the app or desktop window to the LEFT side of the screen]
·         Win RIGHT ARROW [Maximize the app or desktop window to the RIGHT side of the screen]
·         Win HOME [Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)]
·         Win SHIFT UP ARROW [Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen]
·         Win SHIFT DOWN ARROW [Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width]
·         Win SHIFT LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW [Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another]
·         Win SPACEBAR [Switch input language and keyboard layout]
·         Win CTRL SPACEBAR [Change to a previously selected input]
·         Win ENTER [Open Narrator]
·         Win SHIFT . [Cycle through open apps]
·         Win . [Cycle through open apps]
·         Win / [Initiate IME reconversion]
·         Win ALT ENTER [Open WindowsMedia Center]
·         Win +/- [Zoom in or out using Magnifier]
·         Win ESC [Exit Magnifier]
These are the keyboard shortcuts that can be used in dialog boxes.
·         F1 [Display Help]
·         F4 [Display the items in the active list]
·         CTRL TAB [Move forward through tabs]
·         CTRL SHIFT TAB [Move back through tabs]
·         CTRL (NUMBER 1-9) [Move to nth tab]
·         TAB [Move forward through options]
·         SHIFT TAB [Move back through options]
·         ALT Underlined Letter in menus and dialog box options [Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter]
·         SPACEBAR [Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box]
·         BACKSPACE [Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box]
·         ARROW keys [Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons]
These are the shortcuts that can be used to work with File Explorer’s windows or folders.
·         ALT D [Select the address bar]
·         CTRL E [Select the search box]
·         CTRL F [Select the search box]
·         CTRL N [Open a new window]
·         CTRL W [Close the current window]
·         CTRL + mouse scroll wheel [Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons]
·         CTRL SHIFT E [Display all folders above the selected folder]
·         CTRL SHIFT N [Create a new folder]
·         NUM LOCK * [Display all subfolders under the selected folder]
·         NUM LOCK + [Display the contents of the selected folder]
·         NUM LOCK  [Collapse the selected folder]
·         ALT P [Display the preview pane]
·         ALT ENTER [Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item]
·         ALT RIGHT ARROW [View the next folder]
·         ALT UP ARROW [View the folder that the folder was in]
·         ALT LEFT ARROW [View the previous folder]
·         BACKSPACE [View the previous folder]
·         RIGHT ARROW [Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder]
·         LEFT ARROW [Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in]
·         END [Display the bottom of the active window]
·         HOME [Display the top of the active window]
·         F11 [Maximize or minimize the active window]
Here are the keyboard shortcuts to work with items on the Desktop’s taskbar.
·         SHIFT + Click a Taskbar Button [Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app]
·         CTRL SHIFT + Click a Taskbar Button [Open an app as an administrator]
·         SHIFT + Right-click a Taskbar Button [Show the window menu for the app]
·         SHIFT + Right-click a Grouped Taskbar Button [Show the window menu for the groUP]
·         CTRL + Click a Grouped Taskbar Button [Cycle through the windows of the groUP]
These are the keyboard shortcuts to help you use your computer easily
·         Hold RIGHT SHIFT for eight seconds [Turn Filter Keys on and off]
·         LEFT ALT LEFT SHIFT PRINT SCREEN [Turn High Contrast on or off]
·         LEFT ALT LEFT SHIFT NUM LOCK [Turn Mouse Keys on or off]
·         Press SHIFT five times [Turn Sticky Keys on or off]
·         Press NUM LOCK for five seconds [Turn Toggle Keys on or off]
·         Win U [Open the Ease of Access Center]
Here are the keyboard shortcuts to help you use Magnifier
·         Win + [Zoom in]
·         Win  [Zoom out]
·         CTRL ALT SPACEBAR [Preview the desktop in full-screen mode]
·         CTRL ALT D [Switch to docked mode]
·         CTRL ALT F [Switch to full-screen mode]
·         CTRL ALT I [Invert colors]
·         CTRL ALT L [Switch to lens mode]
·         CTRL ALT R [Resize the lens]
·         CTRL ALT ARROW keys [Pan in the direction of the ARROW keys]
·         Win ESC [Exit Magnifier]
These are the keyboard shortcuts to help you use Narrator
·         SPACEBAR or ENTER [Activate current item]
·         TAB ARROW Keys [Move around on the screen]
·         CTRL [Stop reading]
·         CAPS LOCK D [Read item]
·         CAPS LOCK M [Start reading]
·         CAPS LOCK H [Read document]
·         CAPS LOCK V [Repeat phrase]
·         CAPS LOCK W [Read window]
·         CAPS LOCK PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN [Increase or decrease the volume of the voice]
·         CAPS LOCK +/- [Increase or decrease the speed of the voice]
·         CAPS LOCK SPACEBAR [Do default action]
·         CAPS LOCK LEFT or RIGHT ARROW [Move to previous/next item]
·         CAPS LOCK F2 [Show commands for current item]
·         Caps ESC [Exit Narrator]
These are the keyboard shortcuts to ease the use of remote desktop connection.
·         ALT PAGE UP [Move between apps, left to right]
·         ALT PAGE DOWN [Move between apps, right to left]
·         ALT INSERT [Cycle through apps in the order that they were started]
·         ALT HOME [Display the Start screen]
·         CTRL ALT BREAK [Switch between a window and full screen]
·         CTRL ALT END [Display the Windows Security dialog box]
·         CTRL ALT HOME [In full-screen mode, activate the connection bar]
·         ALT DELETE [Display the system menu]
·         CTRL ALT 
[Place a copy of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard (similar to 
ALT PRINT SCREEN on a local PC)]
·         CTRL ALT +
[Place a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard (similar to 
Print Screen on a local PC)]
·         CTRL ALT RIGHT ARROW 
[
TAB out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host app (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) app.]
·         CTRL ALT LEFT ARROW 
[
TABout of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host app (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) app.]
These are the keyboard shortcuts that can be used with the help viewer.
     F3 [Move the cursor to the search box]
·         F10 [Display the Options menu]
·         HOME [Move to the beginning of a topic]
·         END [Move to the end of a topic]
·         ALT LEFT ARROW [Move back to the previously viewed topic]
·         ALT RIGHT ARROW [Move to the next (previously viewed) topic]
·         ALT HOME [Display the Help and support home page]
·         ALT A [Display the customer support page]
·         ALT C [Display the TABle of Contents]
·         ALT N [Display the Connection Settings menu]
·         CTRL F [Search the current topic]
·         CTRL P [Print a topic]
Here are the keyboard shortcuts that can be used to rearrange apps on Metro screen. You should keep the Windows key pressed down continuously once you enter in the rearrange mode, then use the various commands. When you’re done rearranging apps, then release the Windows key.
·         Win . [Enter Rearrange mode and select apps or dividers across monitors]
·         Win LEFT ARROW [Move app divider left]
·         Win RIGHT ARROW [Move app divider right]
·         Win UP ARROW [Maximize app]
·         Win DOWN ARROW [Close app]
·         Win ESC [Exit Rearrange mode]

 

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