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Microsoft Windows shortcut keys

Under all versions of Microsoft Windows is a list of all the major Windows shortcut keys. If your looking for a Windows program shortcut key to see our other computer keyboard shortcuts.

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Windows keyboard shortcut keys.

How to navigate Windows using a keyboard
Other keyboard shortcuts .

Normal Windows keyboard shortcuts

Alt + Tab

Switch between open applications in all versions of Windows. At the same time by pressing Alt + Shift + Tab to reverse direction.

Ctrl + Tab

Program groups, tabs, or applications that support this feature to switch between the document window. At the same time by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Tab to reverse direction.

Alt + double-click 

Double click on the object's properties in Windows 95 and later in the display. For example, a file will appear on your properties.

Alt + Print Screen 

Active program window for all versions of Windows create a screen shot. For example, if you had opened the calculator and the calculator as a screen shot of the window will be created. If the print screen key is pressed will be a screen shot of the entire screen.

Ctrl + Alt + Del 

Locking the computer, switch user, Task Manager, Windows etc in later versions of Windows to open the options screen. Several times to press Ctrl + Alt + Del will reboot the computer.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc 

Immediately to Windows 2000 and later Windows Task Manager.

Ctrl + Esc

In most versions of Windows, open the Windows Start menu. 8 Windows Start screen to open the Task Manager in Windows 3.x this would bring.

Alt + Esc 

Windows 95 and later switch between open applications on taskbar.

Alt + Space Bar 

Windows 95 and later Windows program for the currently open window control menu drops down.

Alt + Enter

Selected or the program icon in Windows 95 and later Properties window opens.

Alt + Space Bar

Present in all versions of Windows, open the Control menu for the window open.

Shift + Del

After throwing it in the Recycle Bin in Windows 95 without any files or other object will delete.

Hold down the Shift key

When an audio CD or other CD that uses AutoPlay, hold down the Shift key, insert the CD will be prevented from playing.

Simulates right click on the selected item. This is useful if you use the mouse right click is difficult or impossible.

Windows keyboard shortcut keys

Shortcuts in the list below, Windows Key "WinKey" is represented by all of these shortcuts work in all versions of Windows, we have not mentioned all the versions of Windows will support Windows key shortcut key.

All versions of Windows


Pressing the Windows key alone will open or hide the Windows Start menu. In Windows 8, the open or hide the Start screen.

Winkey + F1

Open the Microsoft Windows Help and Support Center.

WinKey key + Pause / Break

Open the System Properties window.

Winkey + D

Top of all other windows desktop opens.

Winkey + E

Open Microsoft Windows Explorer.

Winkey + F

Windows Search is displayed or facility.

Winkey + Ctrl + F

Display the search for computers window.

Winkey + L

If you need to lock the computer and switch users (Windows XP and above only).

Winkey + M

All windows minimizes.

Winkey + Shift + M

Winkey + M 

Undo minimize and by

Winkey + D.

Winkey + R

Open the Run window.

Winkey + U

Open Ease of Access Center Manager or utility.

Only Windows XP

Winkey + Tab

Cycle through open programs through the taskbar.

Windows 7 and only 8

+ WinKey 1-0

Windows key and pressing the top row number keys from 1 to 0 in any number of icons on the taskbar will open the corresponding program. For example, if Internet Explorer press WinKey + 1 1 icon on the taskbar to open the program or if it is already open switch.

Winkey + (the plus (+) or minus (-))

Open Windows Magnifier and zoom plus sign (+) and minus symbols to zoom out (-).

Press Winkey + ESC to stop the beat

Winkey + Home

Minimize all windows except the active window.

Winkey + P

Monitoring and projection display type or the computer screen shows how to change the screen 2.

Winkey + T

Set focus on taskbar icon

Winkey + Left arrow

Look on the left side of the half-screen window shrinks.


Half on the right side of the screen to the side window shrinks to look at.

Winkey + up arrow

Side by side viewing mode, this shortcut takes back full size screen.


Screen minimizes. Also, side by side viewing mode, return to the small size takes the shortcut screen.

Only Windows 8

Winkey +,

Take a look at the Windows desktop.

+ WinKey.

Snap is a Windows application for the sides of the screen. It is often clamp right and left hand side of the screen to switch between applications or will unsnap.

Winkey + Enter

Open Windows Narrator

Winkey + C

Open Charms.

Winkey + G

Cycle through desktop gadget.

Winkey + H

Charms Open in stock.

Winkey + I

Charms Open the settings.

Winkey + J

We switch between apps.

Winkey + K

Open tool in Charms.

Winkey + O

Lock screen orientation.

Winkey + X 

Force open the user menu, which features the most power users, Device Manager, Control Panel, Event Viewer, command prompt, and you want to use as many people as