Windows Shortcuts

Via Steve Clayton.

A few of them that I am not familiar with are:

Windows Logo+L: Lock your machine (password protect)
ALT+F4: Quit program

Ctrl + Esc: Open Start Menu

F1: Guess what it is for
Ctrl + Tab: Switch between windows in the same program. Now that IE7 has tabs, everyone should know this.

Start + break: Brings up the “System Properties”

Ctrl+Shift+Esc: Task Manager

ALT+SPACE,X: Maximize a window
ALT+SPACE,N: Minimize a window
ALT+SPACE,E,P: Paste into a command window
ALT+SPACE,E,K: Copy from a command window (use arrow keys).

Ctrl+Z: Undo
F3: for repeat find.
F2: for change file name

Ctrl+P: For bringing Print Window.

Update: I found this official keyboard shortcuts for Windows.

  • F1: Help
  • ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
  • ALT+F4: Quit program
  • F1: Starts Windows Help
  • F10: Activates menu bar options
  • SHIFT+F10: Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as right-clicking an object
  • ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
  • 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+F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)
  • CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
  • F2: Rename object
  • F3: Find all files
  • ALT+ENTER: Open the properties for the selected object
  • F5: Refreshes the current window.
  • F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer
  • CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
  • Ctrl+Shift+Esc: Task Manager