SHORTCUTS GALORE
Start Menu Shortcuts
Activate Start menu
[CTRL][ESC]
Activate Start menu from Desktop
[CTRL][ESC]
Activate Start menu from Desktop
[ALT][S]
Add item to Start menu
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [R], [CTRL][TAB], [A], [ALT][B]
Remove items from Start menu
[MOUSE R] on Start button, O, P,[ENTER]
Reduce size of icons in Start menu
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [R], [S]
Clear contents of Documents menu
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [R],[CTRL][TAB], [C]
Bring up Find utility
[MOUSE R] on Start button,[F]

Taskbar Shortcuts
Hide Taskbar
[MOUSE R], [R], [U]
Restore hidden Taskbar
[MOUSE R], [R], [U]
Remove clock from Tray
[MOUSE R], [R], [C]
Cascade all windows
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [C]
Tile all windows horizontally
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [H]
Tile all windows vertically
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [V]
Undo last Desktop command
[MOUSE R], [U]
Reduce size of icons in Start menu
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [R], [S]
Clear contents of Documents menu
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [R],[CTRL][TAB], [C]
Add item to Start menu
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [R],[CTRL][TAB], [A], [ALT][B]

General Shortcuts
Close a window
[CTRL][F4]
Close current menu selection
[ESC]
Cycle through open applications
[ALT][TAB], [ALT][TAB]
Display Start menu
[CTRL][ESC]
Get specific help on selected item
[F1]
Move through menus
[UP ARROW],[DOWN ARROW]
Move to menu where X is underlined
[ALT]X
Open a menu
[DOWN ARROW]
Quit a program
[ALT][F4]
View the Shortcut menu for selected item
[SHIFT][F10]
Switch to last window used
[ALT][TAB]
Bypass CD or CD-ROM autoplay
[SHIFT] while inserting the disc
Select first item on menu bar
[F10]
Move through menu headings
[LEFT ARROW],[RIGHT ARROW]
Cancel current selection on menu bar
[ALT] or [F10]
Open application's Control menu
[ALT][SPACEBAR]
Open document's Control menu
[ALT][-]
Close current document window
[CTRL][F4]
Switch to the next document window
[CTRL][F6]
Toggle maximized and windowed displays
[MOUSE R][MOUSE R] on title bar
Copy a file
[MOUSE R] drag the file, [C]
Create a shortcut
[CTRL][SHIFT] drag the file
Create a shortcut
[MOUSE R] drag an item, [S]
Delete an item
Drag to Recycle Bin
Delete an item to Recycle Bin
[DEL]
Undo delete
[MOUSE R] on desktop, [U]
Delete an item with no undelete
[SHIFT][DEL]
Delete an item with no undelete
[SHIFT][MOUSE R], [D]
Delete an item with no undelete
[SHIFT]drag item to Recycle Bin
Select first menu on menu bar
[ALT]
Add Toolbar to any Windows folder
[ALT][V], [T]
Move forward through dialog box options
[TAB]
Move backward through dialog box options
[SHIFT][TAB]
Move between tabs
[CTRL][TAB]
Open a list box
[ALT][DOWN ARROW]
Go to the top of a list box
[HOME]
Go to the bottom of a list box
[END]
Move to item in list box starting with X
X
Select or deselect items in a check box
[SPACEBAR]
Select or deselect one item at a time in a list
[SHIFT][UP ARROW]
Select or deselect one item at a time in a list
[SHIFT][DOWN ARROW]
Make noncontiguous selections from list
[CTRL][LEFT ARROW], [MOUSE L]
Open Look In list (Open dialog)
[F4]
Open Save In list (Save as dialog)
[F4]
Open folder a level up from current folder
[BACKSPACE]
Create a new folder
[MOUSE R], [W], [F]
Jump to a desktop item
Type initial characters
Rename an item
[F2]
Find a file or folder
[F3]
Cut selected item
[CTRL][X]
Copy selected item
[CTRL][C]
Paste copied or cut item
[CTRL][V]
View an item's Properties
[ALT][ENTER]
View an item's Properties
[ALT][MOUSE R][MOUSE R]
Create a shortcut
[MOUSE R]drag the file, [S]
Close parent folders
[SHIFT] click on the Close button
Line up icons
[MOUSE R], [E]
Turn on (or turn off) icons' autoarrange
[MOUSE R], [I], [A]
Minimize all windows
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [M]
Cascade all windows
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [C]
Tile all windows horizontally
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [H]
Tile all windows vertically
[MOUSE R] on Taskbar, [V]
Undo last Desktop command
[MOUSE R], [U]
Change the Desktop's properties
[MOUSE R] on desktop, [R]
Change background pattern
[MOUSE R] on desktop, [R],select option, [ALT][A]
Change wallpaper
[MOUSE R] on desktop, [R], [ALT][W],select option, [ALT][A]
Tile wallpaper
[MOUSE R] on desktop, [R], [ALT]T,[ALT][A]
Center wallpaper
[MOUSE R] on desktop, [R], [ALT]C,[ALT][A]
Change screen saver
[MOUSE R] on desktop, [R],[CTRL][TAB], [ALT][S]
Password-protect screen saver
[MOUSE R] on desktop,[R],[CTRL][TAB], [ALT][P]
Change password
[MOUSE R] on desktop, [R],[CTRL][TAB], [ALT][C]
Preview screen saver
[MOUSE R] on desktop, [R],[CTRL][TAB], [ALT][V]

Recycle Bin Shortcuts
Empty Recycle Bin
[MOUSE R], [B]
Cancel delete confirmation dialog box
[MOUSE R], [R], [D]
Reinstate delete confirmation dialog box
[MOUSE R], [R], [D]
Cancel undelete option for every deletion
[MOUSE R], [R], [R]

Explorer Shortcuts
Open Explorer
[MOUSE R] on Start button, [E]
Refresh a window
[F5]
Go to a named folder
[CTRL][G], enter name
Jump to a folder
Type its initial character(s)
Undo
[CTRL][Z]
Select all
[CTRL][A]
Move one level up
[BACKSPACE]
Close selected folder and its parents
[SHIFT][L] on Close button
Rename an item
[F2]
Find a file or folder
[F3]
Cut selected item
[CTRL][X]
Copy selected item
[CTRL][C]
Paste copied or cut item
[CTRL][V]
Delete an item to Recycle Bin
[DEL]
Delete an item to Recycle Bin
[MOUSE R], [D]
Delete an item with no undelete
[SHIFT][DEL] or [SHIFT][MOUSE R], [D]
View an item's Properties
[ALT][ENTER]
View an item's Properties
[ALT][MOUSE R][MOUSE R]
Copy a file
[CTRL] drag the file
Create a shortcut
[CTRL][SHIFT] drag the file
Switch between left and right panes
[F6]
Expand current folder's subfolders
[*] on numeric keypad
Expand the selected folder
[+] on numeric keypad
Collapse the selected folder
[-] on numeric keypad
Expand current selection
[RIGHT ARROW]
Select first subfolder (if expanded)
[RIGHT ARROW]
Collapse current selection
[LEFT ARROW]
Select parent folder (if collapsed)
[LEFT ARROW]
Change icon size to small
[ALT][V], [M]
Change icon size to small
[MOUSE R], [V], [M]
Change icon size to large
[ALT][V], [G]
Change icon size to large
[MOUSE R], [V], [G]
Change icon view to a list
[ALT][V], [L]
Change icon view to a list
[MOUSE R], [V], [L]
Change icon view to a detailed list
[ALT]V, [D]
Change icon view to a detailed list
[MOUSE R], [V], [D]
Arrange icons in alphabetical order
[ALT]V, [I], [N]
Arrange icons in alphabetical order
[MOUSE R], [I], [N]
Arrange icons by size
[ALT][V], [I], [S]
Arrange icons by size
[MOUSE R], [I], [S]
Arrange icons by type
[ALT][V], [I], [T]
Arrange icons by type
[MOUSE R], [I], [T]
Arrange icons by modification date
[ALT][V], [I], [D]
Arrange icons by modification date
[MOUSE R], [I], [D]
Line up icons
[ALT]V, [I], [E]
Line up icons
[MOUSE R], [I], [E]
Add Toolbar to any Windows applet or folder
[ALT][V], [T]
Activate the Toolbar's List box
[TAB]
Activate the Toolbar's List box
[F4]

Folder Shortcuts
Find a file or folder
[F3]
Cut selected item
[CTRL][X]
Copy selected item
[CTRL][C]
Paste copied or cut item
[CTRL][V]
Delete an item to Recycle Bin
[DEL]
Delete an item to Recycle Bin
[MOUSE R], [D]
Undo delete
[MOUSE R] on desktop,[U]
Delete an item with no undelete
[SHIFT][DEL]
View an item's Properties
[ALT][ENTER]
Copy a file
[CTRL] drag the file
Create a shortcut
[CTRL][SHIFT] drag the file

Font Shortcuts
Install a new font
[ALT][F], [I]
Hide font variations (bold, italic, etc.)
[ALT][V], [H]
List fonts by similarity
[ALT][V], [S]

Printer Shortcuts
Pause print job on selected printer
[ALT][F], [A]
Pause print job on selected printer
[MOUSE R], [A]
Purge print job on selected printer
[ALT][F], [U]
Purge print job on selected printer
[MOUSE R], [U]
Set default printer
[ALT][F], [F]
Set default printer
[MOUSE R], [F]



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