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Some Handy Windows Shortcuts
Some Windows handy shortcuts

BIOS depending on manufacturer of the mother board: esc, f1, f2, f8 or f10
Boot to USB or CD/DVD depending on manufacturer: esc, f1, f2, f8, f10 or f12
Windows 8~10 safe mode f4, or f5 safe mode with networking, or f6 safemode with cmd prompt
Windows 7 and before safe mode f8

Ctrl+Shift+Esc: Opens Task Manager
(or use Ctrl+Alkt+Delete and select Task Manager)

Windows Logo: Start menu
Windows Logo+F1: Help
Windows Logo+A: Starts Accessibility Options (if installed)
Windows Logo+C: Opens Control Panel
Windows Logo+D: Desktop, Minimizes apps and displays desktop
Windows Logo+E: Windows Explorer
Windows Logo+F: Find (search) in open file or folder
Windows Logo+F+CTRL: Find computer
Windows Logo+G: Cycle through sidebar Gadgets
Windows Logo+I: Opens Mouse Properties dialog box
Windows Logo+K: Opens Windows Devices Charms
Windows Logo+K: Opens Keyboard Properties dialog box
Windows Logo+L: Log off / Lock Windows
Windows Logo+M: Minimize all
Windows Logo+M+SHIFT: Undo minimize all
Windows Logo+P: Starts Print Manager
Windows Logo +R: Opens Run [run for examples the following commands]
[Or run commands as Administrator using cmd]
chkdsk /f /y [reboot to run]
ipconfig /all /flushdns /renew
mstsc Remote Desktop
Windows Logo+S: Toggles CAPS LOCK on and off
Windows Logo+T: Taskbar (cycle through)
Windows Logo+U: Open Ease of Access Center
Windows Logo+W Search Settings
Windows Logo+TAB: Cycle through taskbar buttons
Windows Logo+V: Starts Clipboard
Windows Logo+Pause: Computer System Properties
Windows Logo+SPACEBAR: Displays IntelliType shortcut keys
Windows Logo+Break: System Properties dialog box
Windows Logo+CTRL+TAB: Moves focus from Start, to toolbar, to system tray (use ARROWS left/right to move)

Application Key: Displays relivant Popup Menu for Selected Application

ENTER: Equivalent to click the selected button
CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
Ctrl+B: Bold
Ctrl+C: Copy
Ctrl+I: Italic
Ctrl+P: Print open document
Ctrl+S: Save
Ctrl+U: Underline
Ctrl+V: Paste
Ctrl+X: Cut
CTRL+Z: Undo the last command
Shift+Del: Delete without sending to recycle bin

TAB: Move to the next control in the dialog box
SHIFT+TAB: Move to the previous control in the dialog box
SPACEBAR: If the current control is a button, this clicks the button.
If the current control is a check box, this toggles the check box.
If the current control is an option, this selects the option.
ESC: Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button
ALT+underlined letter in dialog box item: Move to the corresponding item
CTRL+G: Opens the Go To Folder tool (in Windows 95 Windows Explorer only)
BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder
SHIFT+click+Close button: For folders, close the current folder plus all parent folders

F1: Starts Windows Help
F2: Rename object
F3: Find all files
F4: Selects the Go To A Different Folder box and moves down the entries in the box (if the toolbar is active in Windows Explorer)
F4+Alt: Closes the current window
F4+Ctrl: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
F5: Refreshes the current window.
F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
F6+ALT: Switch between multiple windows in the same program
(for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, F6+ALT: switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)
F8: while booting - Windows Boot Options
F10: Activates menu bar options
F10+SHIFT: Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object

CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
CTRL+ESC+SHIFT: Opens Windows Task Manager
CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program
ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature
ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
ALT+- (ALT+hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child window's System menu
(from the MDI child window's System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)

Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection
Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection
Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.
RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded, otherwise goes to the first child
LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent

Accessibility shortcuts

Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
Hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off
Hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
Left ALT+Left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
Left ALT+Left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off

ctrl+alt+delete (options)
lock computer
sign off
change password
start task manager

Shift +(power) select Reboot/Restart: Reboot to Windows Restore and repair tools

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