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Windows XP Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcut Keys


for Windows XP 1

For those Mobility Disabilities


2 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows XP
Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows XP 3

Contents
Common PC Shortcuts in Place of your Mouse ................................................ 5 
General Keyboard Shortcuts.......................................................................... 5 
Natural Keyboard Shortcuts ........................................................................... 7 
Dialog Box Shortcut Keys .............................................................................. 7 
Windows Explorer Shortcut Keys................................................................... 8 
4 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows XP
Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows XP 5

Common PC Shortcuts in Place of your Mouse

Microsoft has several built-in features for people with mobility difficulties.

General Keyboard Shortcuts

Press To
CTRL+C Copy.
CTRL+X Cut.
CTRL+V Paste.
CTRL+Z Undo.
DELETE Delete.
Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in
SHIFT+DELETE
the Recycle Bin.
CTRL while dragging an
Copy selected item.
item
CTRL+SHIFT while
Create shortcut to selected item.
dragging an item
F2 Rename selected item.
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word.
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous
CTRL+LEFT ARROW
word.
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next
CTRL+DOWN ARROW
paragraph.
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous
CTRL+UP ARROW
paragraph.
CTRL+SHIFT with any
Highlight a block of text.
of the arrow keys
Press To
SHIFT with any of the Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or
arrow keys select text within a document.
CTRL+A Select all.
F3 Search for a file or folder.
ALT+ENTER View properties for the selected item.
ALT+F4 Close the active item, or quit the active program.
ALT+Enter Displays the properties of the selected object.
ALT+SPACEBAR Opens the shortcut menu for the active window.
Close the active document in programs that allow you to have
CTRL+F4
multiple documents open simultaneously.
ALT+TAB Switch between open items.
ALT+ESC Cycle through items in the order they were opened.
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F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.


Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows
F4
Explorer.
SHIFT+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
ALT+SPACEBAR Display the System menu for the active window.
CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu.
ALT+Underlined letter in
Display the corresponding menu.
a menu name
Underlined letter in a
command name on an Carry out the corresponding command.
open menu
F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program.
RIGHT ARROW Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.
LEFT ARROW Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.
F5 Refresh the active window.
View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows
BACKSPACE
Explorer.
ESC Cancel the current task.
SHIFT when you insert a
CD into the CD-ROM Prevent the CD from automatically playing.
drive
Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows XP 7

Natural Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use these shortcuts for any keyboard with Windows Logo key and

an Application key.

Press To
Display or hide the Start menu.

+BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box.

+D Show the desktop.

+M Minimize all windows.

+Shift+M Restores minimized windows.

+E Open My Computer.

+F Search for a file or folder.

CTRL+ +F Search for computers.

+F1 Display Windows Help.


Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain,
+L or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain.

+R Open the Run dialog box.

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.

+U Open Utility Manager.

Dialog Box Shortcut Keys

Use these shortcut keys to navigate a dialog box.

Press To
CTRL+TAB Move forward through tabs.
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB Move backward through tabs.
TAB Move forward through options.
SHIFT+TAB Move backward through options.
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ALT+Underlined Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding


letter option.
ENTER Carry out the command for the active option or button.
SPACEBAR Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box.
Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons.
F1 Display Help.
F4 Display the items in the active list.
Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or
BACKSPACE
Open dialog box.

Windows Explorer Shortcut Keys

Press To
END Display the bottom of the active window.
HOME Display the top of the active window.
NUM
LOCK+ASTERISK
Display all subfolders under the selected folder.
on numeric keypad
(*)
NUM LOCK+PLUS
SIGN on numeric Display the contents of the selected folder.
keypad (+)
NUM
LOCK+MINUS
Collapse the selected folder.
SIGN on numeric
keypad (-)
LEFT ARROW Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder.
RIGHT ARROW Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder.