Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

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This is just a random list of keyboard shortcuts for use with any version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System. Each keyboard shortcut is designed to increase user productivity by eliminating the need to reach for the mouse. This is done by executing a combination of keys on the keyboard instead of clicking to perform the same function.

GUI task changing: ALT + TAB will bring up a Window with a list of icons representing programs which are currently running on your computer. While holding the ALT key, press and depress the TAB button to cycle between each icon task.

Cycle To The Next Task: ALT + ESC will switch to next task running on your computer. Hold down the ALT key, press and depress the ESC key to cycle to the next task.

Start Menu: CTRL + ESC will bring up the Start Menu. On some of the newer keyboard, there is a key that has the Microsoft logo: this will do the same thing as pressing CTRL + ESC. Once the Start Menu is opened, you can use your Arrow Keys on the keyboard to navigate through the list of installed programs. Press ENTER to execute the program.

Regaining Control: CTRL + ALT + DELETE will bring up Task Manager and allow you to end a process (terminate a program) if it has crashed or has stopped responding. Select the process which has stopped responding, and then press "END PROCESS" to terminate it.

Jump to next input object: Pressing TAB will generally cycle through the selectable input objects for an application (not necessarily in a good order, but in the order they were added). While a window is open on your Desktop will cycle the cursor to the next button position in the window. The TAB key also works when cycling between text fields when filling out forms on the Internet.

Copy Text Quick: After highlighting text with your mouse, press CTRL + INSERT (alternative to CTRL + C) to copy it to your clipboard.

Paste Text Quick: Pressing SHIFT + INSERT will paste any text that is in your clipboard. Your cursor must also be placed in an area that will accept keyboard input for this to work.

Highlight Text To The Top Of The Page: Click on a line of text anywhere in a document, and press CTRL + SHIFT + HOME to select all text above this area to the top of the page.

Highlight Text To The Bottom Of The Page: Click on a line of text anywhere in a document, and press CTRL + SHIFT+ END to select all text below this area to the bottom of the page.

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