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									Microsoft Windows SHORTCUT KEYS posted by SIRUVAN On 4:32 PM 0

Microsoft Windows SHORTCUT KEYS

Shortcut keys help provide an easier and usually quicker method of
navigating and using computer software programs.

Command Prompt:

ANSI.SYS Defines functions that change display graphics, control cursor
movement, and reassign keys.

APPEND Causes MS-DOS to look in other directories when editing a file
or running a command.

ARP Displays, adds, and removes arp information from network devices.

ASSIGN Assign a drive letter to an alternate letter.

ASSOC View the file associations.

AT Schedule a time to execute commands or programs.
ATMADM Lists connections and addresses seen by Windows ATM call

ATTRIB Display and change file attributes.

BATCH Recovery console command that executes a series of commands
in a file.

BOOTCFG Recovery console command that allows a user to view, modify,
and rebuild the boot.ini

BREAK Enable / disable CTRL + C feature.

CACLS View and modify file ACL's.

CALL Calls a batch file from another batch file.

CD Changes directories.

CHCP Supplement the International keyboard and character set

CHDIR Changes directories.

CHKDSK Check the hard disk drive running FAT for errors.

CHKNTFS Check the hard disk drive running NTFS for errors.

CHOICE Specify a listing of multiple options within a batch file.
CLS Clears the screen.

CMD Opens the command interpreter.

COLOR Easily change the foreground and background color of the MS-
DOS window.

COMP Compares files.

COMPACT Compresses and uncompress files.

CONTROL Open control panel icons from the MS-DOS prompt.


COPY Copy one or more files to an alternate location.

CTTY Change the computers input/output devices.

DATE View or change the systems date.

DEBUG Debug utility to create assembly programs to modify hardware

DEFRAG Re-arrange the hard disk drive to help with loading programs.

DEL Deletes one or more files.

DELETE Recovery console command that deletes a file.
DELTREE Deletes one or more files and/or directories.

DIR List the contents of one or more directory.

DISABLE Recovery console command that disables Windows system
services or drivers.

DISKCOMP Compare a disk with another disk.

DISKCOPY Copy the contents of one disk and place them on another disk.

DOSKEY Command to view and execute commands that have been run in
the past.

DOSSHELL A GUI to help with early MS-DOS users.

DRIVPARM Enables overwrite of original device drivers.

ECHO Displays messages and enables and disables echo.

EDIT View and edit files.

EDLIN View and edit files.

EMM386 Load extended Memory Manager.

ENABLE Recovery console command to enable a disable service or
ENDLOCAL Stops the localization of the environment changes enabled by
the setlocal command.

ERASE Erase files from computer.

EXIT Exit from the command interpreter.

EXPAND Expand a Microsoft Windows file back to it's original format.

EXTRACT Extract files from the Microsoft Windows cabinets.

FASTHELP Displays a listing of MS-DOS commands and information
about them.

FC Compare files.

FDISK Utility used to create partitions on the hard disk drive.

FIND Search for text within a file.

FINDSTR Searches for a string of text within a file.

FIXBOOT Writes a new boot sector.

FIXMBR Writes a new boot record to a disk drive.

FOR Boolean used in batch files.

FORMAT Command to erase and prepare a disk drive.
FTP Command to connect and operate on a FTP server.

FTYPE Displays or modifies file types used in file extension associations.

GOTO Moves a batch file to a specific label or location.

GRAFTABL Show extended characters in graphics mode.

HELP Display a listing of commands and brief explanation.

IF Allows for batch files to perform conditional processing.

IFSHLP.SYS 32-bit file manager.

IPCONFIG Network command to view network adapter settings and
assigned values.

KEYB Change layout of keyboard.

LABEL Change the label of a disk drive.

LH Load a device driver in to high memory.

LISTSVC Recovery console command that displays the services and

LOADFIX Load a program above the first 64k.

LOADHIGH Load a device driver in to high memory.
LOCK Lock the hard disk drive.

LOGON Recovery console command to list installations and enable
administrator login.

MAP Displays the device name of a drive.

MD Command to create a new directory.

MEM Display memory on system.

MKDIR Command to create a new directory.

MODE Modify the port or display settings.

MORE Display one page at a time.

MOVE Move one or more files from one directory to another directory.

MSAV Early Microsoft Virus scanner.

MSD Diagnostics utility.

MSCDEX Utility used to load and provide access to the CD-ROM.

NBTSTAT Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections
using NBT

NET Update, fix, or view the network or network settings
NETSH Configure dynamic and static network information from MS-DOS.

NETSTAT Display the TCP/IP network protocol statistics and

NLSFUNC Load country specific information.

NSLOOKUP Look up an IP address of a domain or host on a network.

PATH View and modify the computers path location.

PATHPING View and locate locations of network latency.

PAUSE Command used in batch files to stop the processing of a

PING Test / send information to another network computer or network

POPD Changes to the directory or network path stored by the pushd

POWER Conserve power with computer portables.

PRINT Prints data to a printer port.

PROMPT View and change the MS-DOS prompt.

PUSHD Stores a directory or network path in memory so it can be
returned to at any time.
QBASIC Open the QBasic.

RD Removes an empty directory.

REN Renames a file or directory.

RENAME Renames a file or directory.

RMDIR Removes an empty directory.

ROUTE View and configure windows network route tables.

RUNAS Enables a user to execute a program on another computer.

SCANDISK Run the scandisk utility.

SCANREG Scan registry and recover registry from errors.

SET Change one variable or string to another.

SETLOCAL Enables local environments to be changed without affecting
anything else.

SETVER Change MS-DOS version to trick older MS-DOS programs.

SHARE Installs support for file sharing and locking capabilities.

SHIFT Changes the position of replaceable parameters in a batch
SHUTDOWN Shutdown the computer from the MS-DOS prompt.

SMARTDRV Create a disk cache in conventional memory or extended

SORT Sorts the input and displays the output to the screen.

START Start a separate window in Windows from the MS-DOS prompt.

SUBST Substitute a folder on your computer for another drive letter.

SWITCHES Remove add functions from MS-DOS.

SYS Transfer system files to disk drive.

TELNET Telnet to another computer / device from the prompt.

TIME View or modify the system time.

TITLE Change the title of their MS-DOS window.

TRACERT Visually view a network packets route across a network.

TREE View a visual tree of the hard disk drive.

TYPE Display the contents of a file.

UNDELETE Undelete a file that has been deleted.

UNFORMAT Unformat a hard disk drive.
UNLOCK Unlock a disk drive.

VER Display the version information.

VERIFY Enables or disables the feature to determine if files have been
written properly.

VOL Displays the volume information about the designated drive.

XCOPY Copy multiple files, directories, and/or drives from one location
to another.

TRUENAME When placed before a file, will display the whole directory in
which it exists

TASKKILL It a application

Run Commands To Access The Control Panel:

Add/Remove Programs control appwiz.cpl

Date/Time Properties control timedate.cpl

Display Properties control desk.cpl

FindFast control findfast.cpl

Fonts Folder control fonts

Internet Properties control inetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Properties control main.cpl keyboard

Mouse Properties control main.cpl

Multimedia Properties control mmsys.cpl

Network Properties control netcpl.cpl

Password Properties control password.cpl

Printers Folder control printers

Sound Properties control mmsys.cpl sounds

System Properties control sysdm.cpl

Run Commands:

compmgmt.msc - Computer management

devmgmt.msc - Device manager

diskmgmt.msc - Disk management

dfrg.msc - Disk defrag

eventvwr.msc - Event viewer

fsmgmt.msc - Shared folders
gpedit.msc - Group policies

lusrmgr.msc - Local users and groups

perfmon.msc - Performance monitor

rsop.msc - Resultant set of policies

secpol.msc - Local security settings

services.msc - Various Services

msconfig - System Configuration Utility

regedit - Registry Editor

msinfo32 _ System Information

sysedit _ System Edit

win.ini _ windows loading information(also system.ini)

winver _ Shows current version of windows

mailto: _ Opens default email client

command _ Opens command prompt

Windows XP Shortcuts:
ALT+- (ALT+hyphen) Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI)
child window's System menu

ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item

ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened

ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program

ALT+SPACEBAR Display the System menu for the active window

ALT+TAB Switch between open items

ALT+Underlined letter Display the corresponding menu

BACKSPACE View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows

CTRL+A Select all



CTRL+I Italics

CTRL+O Open an item

CTRL+U Underline
CTRL+V Paste



CTRL+F4 Close the active document

CTRL while dragging Copy selected item

CTRL+SHIFT while dragging Create shortcut to selected iteM

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the
next word

CTRL+LEFT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the
previous word

CTRL+DOWN ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the
next paragraph

CTRL+UP ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the
previous paragraph

SHIFT+DELETE Delete selected item permanently without placing the
item in the Recycle Bin

ESC Cancel the current task

F1 Displays Help
F2 Rename selected item

F3 Search for a file or folder

F4 Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer

F5 Refresh the active window

F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop

F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program

SHIFT+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu

SHIFT+CTRL+ESC Launches Task Manager

SHIFT when you insert a CD Prevent the CD from automatically playing

WIN Display or hide the Start menu

WIN+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box

WIN+D Minimizes all Windows and shows the Desktop

WIN+E Open Windows Explorer

WIN+F Search for a file or folder
WIN+F+CTRL Search for computers

WIN+L Locks the desktop

WIN+M Minimize or restore all windows

WIN+R Open the Run dialog box

WIN+TAB Switch between open items

Windows Explorer Shortcuts:

ALT+SPACEBAR - Display the current window’s system menu

SHIFT+F10 - Display the item's context menu

CTRL+ESC - Display the Start menu

ALT+TAB - Switch to the window you last used

ALT+F4 - Close the current window or quit

CTRL+A - Select all items

CTRL+X - Cut selected item(s)

CTRL+C - Copy selected item(s)

CTRL+V - Paste item(s)
CTRL+Z - Undo last action

CTRL+(+) - Automatically resize the columns in the right hand pane

TAB - Move forward through options

ALT+RIGHT ARROW - Move forward to a previous view

ALT+LEFT ARROW - Move backward to a previous view

SHIFT+DELETE - Delete an item immediately

BACKSPACE - View the folder one level up

ALT+ENTER - View an item’s properties

F10 - Activate the menu bar in programs

F6 - Switch between left and right panes

F5 - Refresh window contents

F3 - Display Find application

F2 - Rename selected item

Internet Explorer Shortcuts:

CTRL+A - Select all items on the current page
CTRL+D - Add the current page to your Favorites

CTRL+E - Open the Search bar

CTRL+F - Find on this page

CTRL+H - Open the History bar

CTRL+I - Open the Favorites bar

CTRL+N - Open a new window

CTRL+O - Go to a new location

CTRL+P - Print the current page or active frame

CTRL+S - Save the current page

CTRL+W - Close current browser window

CTRL+ENTER - Adds the http://www. (url) .com

SHIFT+CLICK - Open link in new window

BACKSPACE - Go to the previous page

ALT+HOME - Go to your Home page

HOME - Move to the beginning of a document
TAB - Move forward through items on a page

END - Move to the end of a document

ESC - Stop downloading a page

F11 - Toggle full-screen view

F5 - Refresh the current page

F4 - Display list of typed addresses

F6 - Change Address bar and page focus

ALT+RIGHT ARROW - Go to the next page

SHIFT+CTRL+TAB - Move back between frames

SHIFT+F10 - Display a shortcut menu for a link

SHIFT+TAB - Move back through the items on a page

CTRL+TAB - Move forward between frames

CTRL+C - Copy selected items to the clipboard

CTRL+V - Insert contents of the clipboard

ENTER - Activate a selected link
HOME - Move to the beginning of a document

END - Move to the end of a document

F1 - Display Internet Explorer Help

Accessibility Shortcuts

Tap SHIFT 5 times - Toggles StickyKeys on and off.

Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for 8 seconds - Toggles
FilterKeys on and off.

Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for 5 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.

Microsoft Office Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Important Word Shortcuts

Annotation - ALT+CTRL+M

Auto Format - ALT+CTRL+K

Auto Text - F3 or ALT+CTRL+V


Bookmark - CTRL+SHIFT+F5


Copy Format - CTRL+SHIFT+C

Copy Text - SHIFT+F2

Create Auto Text - ALT+F3

Date Field - ALT+SHIFT+D

Delete Back Word - CTRL+BACKSPACE

Delete Word - CTRL+DELETE

Dictionary - ALT+SHIFT+F7

Do Field Click - ALT+SHIFT+F9
Doc Maximize - CTRL+F10

Doc Move - CTRL+F7

Doc Restore - CTRL+F5

Doc Size - CTRL+F8

Grow Font - CTRL+SHIFT+.

Grow Font One Point - CTRL+]Hanging Indent - CTRL+T

Header Footer Link - ALT+SHIFT+R

Help - F1


Hyperlink - CTRL+K

Indent - CTRL+M


Justify Para - CTRL+J

Left Para - CTRL+L

Line Up Extend - SHIFT+UP
List Num Field - ALT+CTRL+L

Outline - ALT+CTRL+O

Outline Collapse - ALT+SHIFT+- or ALT+SHIFT+NUM -

Outline Demote - ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT

Outline Expand - ALT+SHIFT+=

Outline Expand - ALT+SHIFT+NUM +

Outline Move Down - ALT+SHIFT+DOWN

Outline Move Up - ALT+SHIFT+UP

Outline Promote - ALT+SHIFT+LEFT

Outline Show First Line - ALT+SHIFT+L

Lock Fields - CTRL+3 or CTRL+F11

Web Go Back - ALT+LEFT

Web Go Forward - ALT+RIGHT

Word Left - CTRL+LEFT

Word Left Extend - CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT
Word Right - CTRL+RIGHT

Excel Time saving Shortcuts

Move to next cell in row - Tab

Move to previous cell in row - Shift + Tab

Up one screen - Page Up

Down one screen - Page Down

Move to next worksheet - Ctrl + Page Down

Move to previous worksheet - Ctrl + Page Up

Go to first cell in data region - Ctrl + Home

Go to last cell in data region - Ctrl + End

Bold toggle for selection - Ctrl + B

Italic toggle for selection - Ctrl + I

Underline toggle for selection - Ctrl + U

Strikethrough for selection - Ctrl + 5

Change the font - Ctrl + Shift + F
Change the font size - Ctrl + Shift + P

Apply outline borders - Ctrl + Shift + 7

Remove all borders - Ctrl + Shift + Underline

Wrap text in same cell - Alt + Enter

Format cells - Ctrl + 1

Select font - Ctrl + Shift + F

Select point size - Ctrl + Shift + P

Format as currency - Ctrl + Shift + 4

Format as general - Ctrl + Shift + # (hash sign)

Format as percentage - Ctrl + Shift + 5

Format as number - Ctrl + Shift + 1

Autosum a range of cells - Alt + Equals Sign

Insert the date - Ctrl + ; (semi-colon)

Insert the time - Ctrl + Shift + ; (semi-colon)

Insert columns/rows - Ctrl + Shift + + (plus sign)
Insert a new worksheet - Shift + F11

Read Monitor Cell One - Alt + Shift + 1

Read Monitor Cell Two - Alt + Shift + 2

Read Monitor Cell Three - Alt + Shift + 3

Read Monitor Cell Four - Alt + Shift + 4

List Visible Cells With Data - Ctrl + Shift + D

Lists Data In Current Column - Ctrl + Shift + C

List Data In Current Row - Ctrl + Shift + R

Select Hyperlink - Ctrl + Shift + H

Move To Worksheet Listbox - Ctrl + Shift + S

Move To Monitor Cell - Ctrl + Shift + M

Select Worksheet Objects - Ctrl + Shift + O

List Cells At Page Breaks - Ctrl + Shift + B

Options Listbox - Insert + V

Easy move through Powerpoint
Apply subscript formatting - CTRL+EQUAL SIGN (=)

Apply superscript formatting - CTRL+PLUS SIGN (+)

Bold - CTRL+B

Capitalize - SHIFT+F3

Copy - CTRL+C

Delete a word - CTRL+BACKSPACE

Demote a paragraph - ALT+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW

Find - CTRL+F

Insert a hyperlink - CTRL+K

Insert a new slide - CTRL+M

Italicize - CTRL+I

Make a duplicate of the current slide - CTRL+D

Open - CTRL+O

Open the Font dialog box - CTRL+T

Paste - CTRL+V
Print - CTRL+P

Promote a paragraph - ALT+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW

Repeat your last action - F4 or CTRL+Y

Save - CTRL+S

Select all - CTRL+A

Start a slide show - F5

Switch to the next pane (clockwise) - F6

Switch to the previous pane - SHIFT+F6

Undo - CTRL+Z

View guides - CTRL+G

Window XP Hidden Applications Shortcuts

To run any of these apps go to Start > Run and type the executable name:

1) Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual
2) Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe

3) Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of Windows

4) Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)

5) DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video &
sound cards)
6) Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or
modification of characters)

7) IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing

8) Microsoft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow
synchronization of files on the network for when working offline.
Apparently undocumented).

9) Windows Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media
Player, very basic).

10) ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do
with databases)
11) Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for
insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).

12) System Monitor = perfmon.exe (very useful, highly configurable tool,
tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC
performance, for uber-geeks only )

13) Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy Windows 3.x desktop

14) Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is
virtually non-existant).
15) Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the
Windows Registry).

16) Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared
folders on network).

17) File siganture verification tool = sigverif.exe

18) Volume Control = sndvol32.exe (I've included this for those people
that lose it from the System Notification area).
19) System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini &
Win.ini just like in Win98! ).

20) Syskey = syskey.exe (Secures XP Account database - use with care,
it's virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I'm
not sure of the full implications).

21) Microsoft Telnet Client = telnet.exe

22) Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for
monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having
driver problems. Undocumented).

23) Windows for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old
NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).

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