Windows keyboard shortcuts

Windows keyboard shortcuts


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This list features several Windows shortcuts, but be aware that there are specific shortcuts for each software. Here, you will find the most used ones.

  • Windows specific shortcuts

    • With the Windows key

    • With the ALT key

    • With the CTRL key

  • In file management and in almost all software

  • In word processing software

  • In Windows Media Player

Windows specific shortcuts

With the Windows key

Windows key + E: opens the File Explorer;

Windows key + R: starts the Run command;

Windows key + S: opens the Search command;

Windows key + L: blocks the session in use;

Windows key + M: minimizes the window in progress;

Windows key + X: opens the Quick Link menu;

Windows key + Pause: opens the System Information Panel;

Windows key + D: minimizes all windows and displays the desktop;

Windows key + Tab: visualizes the open windows and virtual desktops.

With the ALT key

Alt + F4: close the running window or program;

Alt + space bar: displays the context menu of the running window;

Alt + space bar + N: minimizes the running window;

Alt + space bar + F: closes the running window;

Alt + PrintScreen: takes a screen capture of the running window;

Alt + Tab: switch between open windows.

With the CTRL key

Ctrl + Alt + Del: activates the options screen when a software or the PC crashes;

Ctrl + Shift + Esc: opens the task manager;

Ctrl + Esc: opens the Start menu;

Ctrl + dragging an element: copies the selected element.

In file management and in almost all software

Ctrl + A: select everything;

Ctrl + B: organizes Internet Favorites;

Ctrl + C: copy;

Ctrl + F: search for texts in the file or in the Internet browser;

Ctrl + H: replace text;

Ctrl + N: create a new file and / or open a new window;

Ctrl + O: opens a document;

Ctrl + P: print;

Ctrl + S: saves;

Ctrl + v: glue;

Ctrl + W: closes the running window (= Alt + F4);

Ctrl + X: cut;

Ctrl + Y: repeats the action that has just been canceled;

Ctrl + Z: cancel the last action.

In word processing software

Ctrl + N: make the selected text bold;

Ctrl + U: underline the selected text;

Ctrl + I: put the selected text in italics;

Tab: moves the entire selection one tab to the right;

Ctrl + Home: go back to the beginning of the open document;

Ctrl + End: go to the end of the open document;

Ctrl + right arrow: takes the insertion point to the beginning of the next word;

Ctrl + left arrow: takes the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word;

Ctrl + down arrow: takes the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph;

Ctrl + up arrow: takes the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph.

In Windows Media Player

Alt + 1 (2 or 3): zoom 50%, 100% and 200%, successively;

Alt + Enter: switches to Full Screen mode;

Esc: exits Full Screen mode;

Alt + left arrow: go back in the browsing history;

Alt + right arrow: move forward in the browsing history;

Ctrl + 1: switches to Full Screen mode;

Ctrl + 2: change the appearance;

Ctrl + B: previous (element or chapter);

Ctrl + F: next (element or chapter);

Ctrl + H: enable / disable random reading;

Ctrl + i: enable / disable repetition;

Ctrl + M: show / hide traditional menus (menu bar);

Ctrl + N: create a new selection;

Ctrl + O: opens a file;

Ctrl + P: reading and / or pausing;

Ctrl + S: for reading CTRL + S;

Ctrl + U: specifies a URL or a file path;

F2: renames the selected element;

F3: add media files to the library;

F5: updates the information;

F6: increases the size of the pouch;

F7: disables the volume;

F8: decrease the volume;

F9: increase the volume.

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