Knowledgebase: Windows 10
Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows
Posted by Jody Austin on 21 January 2016 01:24 PM

F1

 

Display Help

 

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

 

Copy the selected item

 

Ctrl+X

 

Cut the selected item

 

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

 

Paste the selected item

 

Ctrl+Z

 

Undo an action

 

Ctrl+Y

 

Redo an action

 

Delete (or Ctrl+D)

 

Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin

 

Shift+Delete

 

Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first

 

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+Shift with an arrow key

 

Select a block of text

 

Shift with any arrow key

 

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document

 

Ctrl+A

 

Select all items in a document or window

 

F3

 

Search for a file or folder

 

Alt+Enter

 

Display properties for the selected item

 

Alt+F4

 

Close the active item, or exit the active program

 

Alt+Spacebar

 

Open the shortcut menu for the active window

 

Ctrl+F4

 

Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)

 

Alt+Tab

 

Switch between open items

 

Ctrl+Alt+Tab

 

Use the arrow keys to switch between open items

 

Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel

 

Change the size of icons on the desktop

 

Windows logo key +Tab

 

Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D

 

Ctrl+Windows logo key +Tab

 

Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D

 

Alt+Esc

 

Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

 

F6

 

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop

 

Shift+F10

 

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

 

Ctrl+Esc

 

Open the Start menu

 

F10

 

Activate the menu bar in the active program

 

Alt+Up Arrow

 

View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer

 

Esc

 

Cancel the current task

 

Ctrl+Shift+Esc

 

Open Task Manager

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