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Question  What other shortcut or hotkeys are there in Windows?

By default Windows comes with many default shortcut key or hotkey combinations. Our Shortcut Key Explorer software will only display those shortcut keys that are defined within Windows Shortcuts on your computer.

However, here is a small list of some of the application shortcut keys that come default with Windows:

Shortcut Keys Description
Alt + Tab Switch between open applications.
Alt + Shift + Tab Switch backwards between open applications.
Alt + Print Screen Create a screen shot only for the program you are currently in.
Ctrl + Esc Bring Up start button.
Alt + Esc Switch Between open applications on taskbar.
F2 Renames selected Icon
F3 Starts find from desktop
F4 Opens the drive selection when browsing.
F5 Refresh Contents
Alt + F4 Closes Current open program.
Ctrl + F4 Closes Window in Program
Alt + Enter Opens properties window of Selected icon or program.
Shift + F10 Simulates right click on selected item.
Shift + Del Delete programs/files without throwing into the recycle bin.
Holding Shift Boot safe mode or by pass system files.
Holding Shift When putting in an audio CD will prevent CD Player from playing.


Shortcut Keys  Description
WINKEY + D  Minimizes all windows and returns the user to the desktop.
WINKEY + M Minimizes all windows.
WINKEY + SHIFT + M Undo the minimize.
WINKEY + E Open Microsoft Explorer.
WINKEY + Tab Cycle through open programs through the taskbar.
WINKEY + F Display the Windows Search / Find feature.
WINKEY + CTRL + F  Display the search for computers window.
WINKEY + F1 Display the Microsoft Windows help.
WINKEY + R Open the run window.
WINKEY + Pause / Break key  Open the system properties window.
WINKEY + U Open Utility Manager.
WINKEY + L Lock the computer (Windows XP and above only).
WINKEY = The key on your keyboard on the bottom left side between the CTRL and ALT keys.

For a complete list of all Windows shortcut keys please read this from Microsoft.

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Added: Jan 20, 2005