List of all Keyboard and Windows Shortcut Keys

This post contains the list of all Microsoft Windows shortcut you should know for increased speed and accuracy.

Speed is a great determinant of today’s world. With speed, one can get to the sky.

There are many ways to get to a destination. One can decide to take the long or short. The reason why most may take the long is that they don’t have the information leading to the quick. It is exactly the case with computer shortcuts keys.

Knowing your shortcuts in computer means speed. A function that is supposed to take about 30 seconds may take less than 5 seconds.

You have an edge whenever you are making use of these shortcuts buttons.

The shortcuts are listed below, grouped as; Microsoft Windows shortcuts, Windows shortcuts, Accessibility shortcuts and Explorer shortcuts.

Microsoft Windows Shortcut Keys

No Keys Functions
 1 Windows key + R Run menu
2 Windows key + E Explorer
3 ALT + Tab Switch between windows
4 ALT + Space + X Maximise window
5 CTRL + Shift + Esc Task Manager
6 Windows key + Break System properties
7 Windows key + F Search
8 Windows key + D Hide/Display all windows
9 CTRL + C Copy
10 CTRL + X Cut
11 CTRL + V Paste

Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows

No Keys Functions
12 [Alt] + [Esc] Switch between running applications
13 [Alt] + letter Select menu item by underlined letter
14 [Ctrl] + [Esc] Open Program Menu
15 [Ctrl] + [F4] Close active document or window (does not work with some applications)
16 [Alt] + [F4] Quit active application or close the current window
17 1[Alt] + [-] Open Control menu for active document
18 Ctrl] Lft. + Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word
19 Ctrl] Up + Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph
20 [F1] Open Help for active application
21 Windows + M Minimise all open windows
22 Shift+Windows + M Undo minimise all open windows
23 Windows + F1 Open Windows Help
24 Windows + Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons
25 Windows + Break Open the System Properties dialogue box
26 Windows + R Open Run Dialogue Box (Windows 10)
27 Windows + I Open Settings (Windows 10)

 

Accessibility Shortcut in Windows

No Keys Functions
28 Right SHIFT for eight seconds Switch Filter Keys on and off
29 Left ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN Switch High Contrast on and off
30 Left ALT + left SHIFT +NUM LOCK Switch Mouse Keys on and off
31 SHIFT five times Switch StickyKeys on and off
32 NUM LOCK for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off

 

Explorer Shortcut Keys

No Keys Functions
 33 END Display the bottom of the active window
34 HOME Display the top of the active window
35 NUM LOCK + ASTERISK Do the on numeric keypad (*) It will display all subfolders under the selected folder
36 NUM LOCK + PLUS SIGN Do on numeric keypad (+) to display the contents of the selected folder
37 NUM LOCK + MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder
38 LEFT ARROW Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder
39 RIGHT ARROW Display current selection if it’s collapsed, or select the first subfolder

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Related Tags: Windows Shortcut | Keyboard Shortcuts | Accessibility Shortcuts | Microsoft Shortcuts | Typing Shortcuts | Laptop Shortcuts | Computer Shortcuts.

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