Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Common Shortcuts 

  • CTRL+C (Copy)
  • CTRL+X (Cut)
  • CTRL+V (Paste)
  • CTRL+Z (Undo)
  • DELETE (Delete)
  • SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
  • CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
  • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
  • F2 key (Rename the selected item)
  • CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
  • CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
  • CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
  • CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
  • CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
  • SHIFT + any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
  • CTRL+A (Select all)
  • F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
  • ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
  • ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
  • ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents opensimultaneously)
  • ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
  • ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
  • F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
  • F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
  • ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu) Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
  • F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
  • 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)
  • F5 key (Update the active window)
  • BACKSPACE (View the folder onelevel up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • ESC (Cancel the current task)
  • SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROMinto the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)


Dialog Box – Keyboard Shortcuts 

  • CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
  • TAB (Move forward through the options)
  • SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
  • ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
  • ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
  • SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
  • Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
  • F1 key (Display Help)
  • F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
  • BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)


Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts 

  • Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
  • Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
  • Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
  • Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
  • Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restorethe minimized windows)
  • Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
  • Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
  • CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
  • Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
  • Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
  • Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
  • Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
  • Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
  • SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
  • NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
  • Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
  • Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
  • END (Display the bottom of the active window)
  • HOME (Display the top of the active window)
  • NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
  • NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)

MMC Console keyboard shortcuts 

  • SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
  • F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
  • F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
  • CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
  • CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
  • ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for theselected item)
  • F2 key (Rename the selected item)
  • CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)


Remote Desktop Connection Navigation 

  • CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
  • ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
  • ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
  • ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
  • ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
  • CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
  • ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
  • CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
  • CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboardand provide the same functionality aspressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)


Microsoft Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts 

  • CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
  • CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
  • CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
  • CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
  • CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
  • CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
  • CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
  • CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box,the same as CTRL+L)
  • CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
  • CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
  • CTRL+W (Close the current window)

Exclusive Run commands

Most wanted Windows RUN (DOS) Commands Finally collected in iLearn:

  1. Accessibility Controls = access.cpl
  2. Add Hardware Wizard = hdwwiz.cpl
  3. Add/Remove Programs = appwiz.cpl
  4. Administrative Tools = control admintools
  5. Automatic Updates = wuaucpl.cpl
  6. Bluetooth Transfer Wizard = fsquirt
  7. Calculator = calc
  8. Certificate Manager = certmgr.msc
  9. Character Map = charmap
  10. Check Disk Utility = chkdsk
  11. Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd
  12. Command Prompt = cmd
  13. Component Services = dcomcnfg
  14. Computer Management = compmgmt.msc
  15. Date and Time Properties = timedate.cpl
  16. DDE Shares = ddeshare
  17. Device Manager = devmgmt.msc
  18. Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* = directx.cpl
  19. Direct X Troubleshooter = dxdiag
  20. Disk Cleanup Utility = cleanmgr
  21. Disk Defragment = dfrg.msc
  22. Disk Management = diskmgmt.msc
  23. Disk Partition Manager = diskpart
  24. Display Properties = control desktop/desk.cpl
  25. Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility = drwtsn32
  26. Driver Verifier Utility = verifier
  27. Event Viewer = eventvwr.msc
  28. File Signature Verification Tool = sigverif
  29. Findfast = findfast.cpl
  30. Folders Properties = control folders
  31. Fonts = control fonts
  32. Fonts Folder = fonts
  33. Free Cell Card Game = freecell
  34. Game Controllers = joy.cpl
  35. Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) = gpedit.msc
  36. Hearts Card Game = mshearts
  37. Iexpress Wizard = iexpress
  38. Indexing Service = ciadv.msc
  39. Internet Properties = inetcpl.cpl
  40. IP Configuration = ipconfig
  41. Java Control Panel (If Installed) = jpicpl32.cpl
  42. Java Application Cache Viewer (If Installed) = javaws
  43. Keyboard Properties = control keyboard
  44. Local Security Settings = secpol.msc
  45. Local Users and Groups = lusrmgr.msc
  46. Logs You Out Of Windows = logoff
  47. Microsoft Chat = winchat
  48. Minesweeper Game = winmine
  49. Mouse Properties = control mouse
  50. Mouse Properties = main.cpl
  51. Network Connections = control netconnections
  52. Network Connections = ncpa.cpl
  53. Network Setup Wizard = netsetup.cpl
  54. Notepad = notepad
  55. Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) = nvtuicpl.cpl
  56. Object Packager = packager
  57. ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbccp32.cpl
  58. On Screen Keyboard = osk
  59. Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) = ac3filter.cpl
  60. Password Properties = password.cpl
  61. Performance Monitor = perfmon.msc
  62. Performance Monitor = perfmon
  63. Phone and Modem Options = telephon.cpl
  64. Power Configuration = powercfg.cpl
  65. Printers and Faxes = control printers
  66. Printers Folder = printers
  67. Private Character Editor = eudcedit
  68. Quicktime (If Installed) = QuickTime.cpl
  69. Regional Settings = intl.cpl
  70. Registry Editor = regedit
  71. Registry Editor = regedit32
  72. Remote Desktop = mstsc
  73. Removable Storage = ntmsmgr.msc
  74. Removable Storage Operator Requests = ntmsoprq.msc
  75. Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) = rsop.msc
  76. Scanners and Cameras = sticpl.cpl
  77. Scheduled Tasks = control schedtasks
  78. Security Center = wscui.cpl
  79. Services = services.msc
  80. Shared Folders = fsmgmt.msc
  81. Shuts Down Windows = shutdown
  82. Sounds and Audio = mmsys.cpl
  83. Spider Solitare Card Game = spider
  84. SQL Client Configuration = cliconfg
  85. System Configuration Editor = sysedit
  86. System Configuration Utility = msconfig
  87. System File Checker Utility = sfc
  88. System Properties = sysdm.cpl
  89. Task Manager = taskmgr
  90. Telnet Client = telnet
  91. User Account Management = nusrmgr.cpl
  92. Utility Manager = utilman
  93. Windows Firewall = firewall.cpl
  94. Windows Magnifier = magnify
  95. Windows Management Infrastructure = wmimgmt.msc
  96. Windows System Security Tool = syskey
  97. Windows Update Launches = wupdmgr
  98. Windows XP Tour Wizard = tourstart
  99. Wordpad = write