Windows & DOS Hotkeys....

Untested hotkeys are in red.

 

Windows Hotkeys....

Ctrl + Escape or Win: Display start menu.

Ctrl + Shift (may require more than once): Change Keyboard Language 

Shift + F10 or AppsKey: Display context menu.

Win + E: Open Windows Explorer.

Win + R: Open Run dialog.

Win + M: Minimize all windows.

Win + Shift + M: Undo minimize all windows.

Win + D: Toggle minimize all windows.

Win + B (XP only): Activate system tray. Arrow keys select, Enter double-clicks, and AppsKey or Shift + F10 right-clicks.

Win + L (XP Only): Locks keyboard. Similar to Lock Workstation.

Win + F or F3: Open Find dialog. (All Files) F3 may not work in some applications which use F3 for their own find dialogs.

Win + Control + F: Open Find dialog. (Computers)

Win + U: Open Utility Manager.

Win + F1: Open Windows help.

Win + Pause: Open System Properties dialog.

Win + Tab: Cycle through taskbar buttons. Enter clicks, AppsKey or Shift + F10 right-clicks.

Win + Shift + Tab: Cycle through taskbar buttons in reverse.

Alt + Tab: Display CoolSwitch. More commonly known as the AltTab dialog.

Alt + Shift + Tab: Display CoolSwitch; go in reverse.

Alt + Escape: Send active window to the bottom of the z-order.

Alt + Shift + Escape: Activate the window at the bottom of the z-order.

Alt + F4: Close active window; or, if all windows are closed, open shutdown dialog.

Shift while a CD is loading: Bypass AutoPlay.

Ctrl + Alt + Delete or Ctrl + Alt + NumpadDel (Both NumLock states): Invoke the Task Manager or NT Security dialog.

Ctrl + Shift + Escape (XP Only): Invoke the task manager. On earlier OSes, acts like Ctrl + Escape.

Printscreen: Copy screenshot of current screen to clipboard.

Alt + Printscreen: Copy screenshot of current active window to clipboard.

Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow: Invert screen. Untested on OSes other than XP.

Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow: Undo inversion.

 

 

Generic

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert: Copy.

Ctrl + X or Shift + Delete: Cut.

Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert: Paste/Move.

Ctrl + N: New... File, Tab, Entry, etc.

Ctrl + S: Save.

Ctrl + O: Open...

Ctrl + P: Print.

Ctrl + Z: Undo.

Ctrl + A: Select all.

Ctrl + F: Find...

Ctrl + F4: Close tab or child window.

F1: Open help.

F11: Toggle full screen mode.

Alt or F10: Activate menu bar.

Alt + Space: Display system menu. Same as clicking the icon on the titlebar.

Escape: Remove focus from current control/menu, or close dialog box.

 

 

Generic Navigation

Tab: Forward one item.

Shift + Tab: Backward one item.

Ctrl + Tab: Cycle through tabs/child windows.

Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Cycle backwards through tabs/child windows.

Enter: If a button's selected, click it, otherwise, click default button.

Space: Toggle items such as radio buttons or checkboxes.

Alt + (Letter): Activate item corresponding to (Letter). (Letter) is the underlined letter on the item's name.

Ctrl + Left: Move cursor to the beginning of previous word.

Ctrl + Right: Move cursor to the beginning of next word.

Ctrl + Up: Move cursor to beginning of previous paragraph. This and all subsequent Up/Down hotkeys in this section have only been known to work in RichEdit controls.

Ctrl + Down: Move cursor to beginning of next paragraph.

Shift + Left: Highlight one character to the left.

Shift + Right: Highlight one character to the right.

Shift + Up: Highlight from current cursor position, to one line up.

Shift + Down: Highlight from current cursor position, to one line down.

Ctrl + Shift + Left: Highlight to beginning of previous word.

Ctrl + Shift + Right: Highlight to beginning of next word.

Ctrl + Shift + Up: Highlight to beginning of previous paragraph.

Ctrl + Shift + Down: Highlight to beginning of next paragraph.

Home: Move cursor to top of a scrollable control.

End: Move cursor to bottom of a scrollable control.

 

 

Generic File Browser

Arrow Keys: Navigate.

Shift + Arrow Keys: Select multiple items.

Ctrl + Arrow Keys: Change focus without changing selection. "Focus" is the object that will run on Enter. Space toggles selection of the focused item.

(Letter): Select first found item that begins with (Letter).

BackSpace: Go up one level to the parent directory.

Alt + Left: Go back one folder.

Alt + Right: Go forward one folder.

Enter: Activate (Double-click) selected item(s).

Alt + Enter: View properties for selected item.

F2: Rename selected item(s).

F7: New folder.

Ctrl + NumpadPlus: In a Details view, resizes all columns to fit the longest item in each one.

Delete: Delete selected item(s).

Shift + Delete: Delete selected item(s); bypass Recycle Bin.

Ctrl while dragging item(s): Copy.

Ctrl + Shift while dragging item(s): Create shortcut(s).

 

In tree pane, if any:

Left: Collapse the current selection if expanded, or select the parent folder.

Right: Expand the current selection if collapsed, or select the first subfolder.

NumpadAsterisk: Expand currently selected directory and all subdirectories. No undo.

NumpadPlus: Expand currently selected directory.

NumpadMinus: Collapse currently selected directory.

 

 

Accessibility

Right Shift for eight seconds: Toggle FilterKeys on and off. FilterKeys must be enabled.

Left Alt + Left Shift + PrintScreen: Toggle High Contrast on and off. High Contrast must be enabled.

Left Alt + Left Shift + NumLock: Toggle MouseKeys on and off. MouseKeys must be enabled.

NumLock for five seconds: Toggle ToggleKeys on and off. ToggleKeys must be enabled.

Shift five times: Toggle StickyKeys on and off. StickyKeys must be enabled.

 

 

Microsoft Natural Keyboard with IntelliType Software Installed

Win + L: Log off Windows.

Win + P: Open Print Manager.

Win + C: Open control panel.

Win + V: Open clipboard.

Win + K: Open keyboard properties.

Win + I: Open mouse properties.

Win + A: Open Accessibility properties.

Win + Space: Displays the list of Microsoft IntelliType shortcut keys.

Win + S: Toggle CapsLock on and off.

 

 

Remote Desktop Connection Navigation

Ctrl + Alt + End: Open the NT Security dialog.

Alt + PageUp: Switch between programs.

Alt + PageDown: Switch between programs in reverse.

Alt + Insert: Cycle through the programs in most recently used order.

Alt + Home: Display start menu.

Ctrl + Alt + Break: Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen.

Alt + Delete: Display the Windows menu.

Ctrl + Alt + NumpadMinus: Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing Alt + PrintScreen on a local computer.

Ctrl + Alt + NumpadPlus: Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PrintScreen on a local computer.

 

 

Mozilla Firefox 1.x

Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PageDown: Cycle through tabs.

Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PageUp: Cycle through tabs in reverse.

Ctrl + (1-9): Switch to tab corresponding to number.

Ctrl + N: New window.

Ctrl + T: New tab.

Ctrl + L or Alt + D or F6: Switch focus to location bar.

Ctrl + Enter: Open location in new tab.

Shift + Enter: Open location in new window.

Ctrl + K or Ctrl + E: Switch focus to search bar.

Ctrl + O: Open a local file.

Ctrl + W: Close tab, or window if there's only one tab open.

Ctrl + Shift + W: Close window.

Ctrl + S: Save page as a local file.

Ctrl + P: Print page.

Ctrl + F or F3: Open find toolbar.

Ctrl + G or F3: Find next...

Ctrl + Shift + G or Shift + F3: Find previous...

Ctrl + B or Ctrl + I: Open Bookmarks sidebar.

Ctrl + H: Open History sidebar.

Escape: Stop loading page.

Ctrl + R or F5: Reload current page.

Ctrl + Shift + R or Ctrl + F5: Reload current page; bypass cache.

Ctrl + U: View page source.

Ctrl + D: Bookmark current page.

Ctrl + NumpadPlus or Ctrl + Equals (+/=): Increase text size.

Ctrl + NumpadMinus or Ctrl + Minus: Decrease text size.

Ctrl + Numpad0 or Ctrl + 0: Set text size to default.

Alt + Left or Backspace: Back.

Alt + Right or Shift + Backspace: Forward.

Alt + Home: Open home page.

Ctrl + M: Open new message in integrated mail client.

Ctrl + J: Open Downloads dialog.

F6: Switch to next frame. You must have selected something on the page already, e.g. by use of Tab.

Shift + F6: Switch to previous frame.

Apostrophe ('): Find link as you type.

Slash (/): Find text as you type.

 

 

GMail

Must have "keyboard shortcuts" on in settings.

C: Compose new message.

Shift + C: Open new window to compose new message.

Slash (/): Switch focus to search box.

K: Switch focus to the next most recent email. Enter or "O" opens focused email.

J: Switch focus to the next oldest email.

N: Switch focus to the next message in the "conversation." Enter or "O" expands/collapses messages.

P: Switch focus to the previous message.

U: Takes you back to the inbox and checks for new mail.

Y: Various actions depending on current view:

Has no effect in "Sent" and "All Mail" views.

[*:3gdr5caz]Inbox: Archive email or message.

[*:3gdr5caz]Starred: Unstar email or message.

[*:3gdr5caz]Spam: Unmark as spam and move back to "Inbox."

[*:3gdr5caz]Trash: Move back to "Inbox."

[*:3gdr5caz]Any label: Remove the label.X: "Check" an email. Various actions can be performed against all checked emails.

S: "Star" an email. Identical to the more familiar term, "flagging."

R: Reply to the email.

A: Reply to all recipients of the email.

F: Forward an email.

Shift + R: Reply to the email in a new window.

Shift + A: Reply to all recipients of the email in a new window.

Shift + F: Forward an email in a new window.

Shift + 1 (!): Mark an email as spam and remove it from the inbox.

G then I: Switch to "Inbox" view.

G then S: Switch to "Starred" view.

G then A: Switch to "All Mail" view.

G then C: Switch to "Contacts" view.

G then S: Switch to "Drafts" view.

 

Win+e: Brings up Window's 'My Computer'.

Win+f: Same as posted, i.e., ' Find all Files'.

Win+d: Brings up the 'Desktop'.

Win+r: Brings up the 'Run' window.

Control + "+"(plus key) in a form type window(like in the detail view of files in the explorer's window) with separators to adjust them to the minimum space

 

OTHER SOURCES….

 

List of F1-F9 Key Commands for the Command Prompt

F1 / right arrow: Repeats the letters of the last command line, one by one.

F2: Displays a dialog asking user to "enter the char to copy up to" of the last command line

F3: Repeats the last command line

F4: Displays a dialog asking user to "enter the char to delete up to" of the last command

line

F5: Goes back one command line

F6: Enters the traditional CTRL+Z (^z)

F7: Displays a menu with the command line history

F8: Cycles back through previous command lines (beginning with most recent)

F9: Displays a dialog asking user to enter a command number, where 0 is for first command line entered.

Note: The buffer allows a maximum of 50 command lines. After this number is reached, the first line will be replaced in sequence.

Works on Windows 2000 Professional and Server. Maybe on others, as well.

 

Tab (desktop active): advance thru Desktop & Taskbar elements (StartMenu, QuickLaunch, window tabs, toolbars, system tray) If you have Desktop toolbar on, you can't access the system tray this way. hold Shift to reverse.

Ctrl+Tab (desktop active): cycle thru desktop selection, StartMenu, QuickLaunch, system tray. Shift to reverse, but it will act the same as Shift above.

Tab (in browser/folder): cycle thru AddressBar, left panel (if present), and main panel/selection. varies with application.

F6: similar to above

Ctrl+Shift+Esc also works on Win2000, to invoke Task Manager.

Win+D: is technically, toggle desktop view, using Show_Desktop.scf, while MinimizeAllWindows doesn't minimize dialog boxes (including Properties windows).

minor correction, Ctrl + Arrow Keys: Change focus without changing selection. "Focus" is the object that will be added/removed when pressing Ctrl+Space. This also allows to select multiple items.

minor correction, under Remote Desktop Connection Navigation: PrintScreen captures the entire screen, while Alt+PrtScrn captures the active window.

Hold Shift to highlight any of the following four:

Home (in text editor): move caret to beginning of line.

End (in text editor): move caret to end of line.

Ctrl+Home (in text editor): move caret to beginning of text.

Ctrl+End (in text editor): move caret to end of text.

 

The following apply to the command prompt:

Alt+Enter: toggle fullScreen mode.

up/down: scroll thru/repeat previous entries

Esc: delete line

And some trivia for MS-DOS editor: in command prompt, type edit, hit Enter. Alt H, then C. Hold the down arrow to scroll to the Window Management Commands. Also, F8 tabs thru multiple open text files.

 

Print : captures full screen to clipboard

Alt + Print : captures active window to clipboard

 

Alt + Open a file (Doubleclick) = Shows Properties Dialog

 

Internet Explorer (tested with 6.x)

Shift + MWheelUp: Back

Shift + MWheelDown: Forward