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Glossary of General windows keyboard shortcut keys

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CTRL+C
Copy.
CTRL+X
Cut.
CTRL+V
Paste.
CTRL+Z
Undo.
DELETE
Delete.
SHIFT+DELETE
Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.
CTRL while dragging an item
Copy selected item.
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item
Create shortcut to selected item.
F2
Rename 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 with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document.
CTRL+A
Select all.
F3
Search for a file or folder.
ALT+ENTER
View properties for the selected item.
ALT+F4
Close the active item, or quit the active program.
ALT+SPACEBAR
Display the System 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.
ALT+ESC
Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
F6
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.
F4
Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
SHIFT+F10
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
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
Carry out the corresponding command.
F10
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
Refresh the active window.
BACKSPACE
View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.
ESC
Cancel the current task.
SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive
Prevent the CD from automatically playing.

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