Windows hot keys


Hotkeys general

Shortcut

Description

Ctrl + Esc
Win

Open menu Start

Ctrl + Shift + Esc

Call "Task Manager"

Win + E

Run "Explorer"

Win + R

Display dialog "Run"

Win + D

Minimize all windows or return to its original state (switch)

Win + L

Lock Workstation

Win + Pause

Call "System Properties"

Win + F

View the files search box

Win + Сtrl + F

View the computers search box

Printscreen

Make a screenshot of the screen

Alt + Printscreen

Make a screenshot of the current active window

Win + Tab
Win + Shift + Tab

Switches between the buttons on the taskbar

F6
Tab

Moving between the elements of the taskbar

Ctrl + A

Select all (objects, text)

Ctrl + C
Ctrl + Insert

Copy to Clipboard (objects, text)

Ctrl + X
Shift + Delete

Cut to the clipboard (objects, text)

Ctrl + V
Shift + Insert

Paste from clipboard (objects, text)

Ctrl + N

Create a new document, project or similar action. In Internet Explorer, open a new window with a copy of the contents of the current window.

Ctrl + S

Save the current document, project, etc.

Ctrl + O

Call the file selection dialog to open the document, project, etc.

Ctrl + P

Print

Ctrl + Z

Undo the last action

Alt + Enter

The transition to full-screen mode and back (switch)

Working with text

Shortcut

Description

Ctrl + A

Select all

Ctrl + C
Ctrl + Insert

Copy

Ctrl + X
Shift + Delete

Cut

Ctrl + V
Shift + Insert

Paste

Ctrl + arrow

Transition by words in the text

Shift + arrow

Selecting Text

Ctrl + Shift + arrow

Select the text by words

Home
End
Ctrl + Home
Ctrl + End

Move to top-end line of text

Ctrl + Home
Ctrl + End

Move to top-end of the document

Working with windows

Shortcut

Description

Alt + Tab
Alt + Shift + Tab

Switching between open windows

Alt + Esc
Alt + Shift + Esc

Switch between windows (in the order in which they were launched)

Alt + F6

Switch between multiple windows of one program

Alt + F4

Close the active window (running application). With the active desktop - to call the dialogue shut down Windows

Ctrl + F4

Ctrl + W

Close the active document or tab

Alt
F10

Activate window menu

Esc

Exit from the menu or close the window open dialogue

Alt + letter

Call menu command or the opening menu item. The corresponding letters in the menu is usually highlighted (or originally, or become underlined when you press Alt). If the menu is already open and active, then to call the command by pressing corresponding underlined letter

Alt + Space

Call the system menu window

Ctrl + Up
Ctrl + Down

Vertical scrolling text or moving up and down the paragraphs of text

Working with Dialogs

Shortcut

Description

Ctrl + Tab

Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Moving back and forth between pages (tabs) dialogue

Tab

Shift + Tab

Move forward and back buttons on the elements and dialogue

Alt + letter

Activating an element or pressing dialogue button

Enter

Run the current option or button

arrows

Select a button if the active option is in a group of switches

Working with Internet Explorer and Firefox

Shortcut

Description

F4

Display a list of field "Address"

Ctrl + N

Start another instance of the browser with the same web address

F5

Refresh the current Web page

Ctrl + E

Open the panel "Search the Internet"

Ctrl + F

Search page

Ctrl + I

Open the panel "Favorites"

Ctrl + O

"Open" dialog box

Ctrl + P

"Print" dialog box

Ctrl + W

Close the active page

F11

Transition to full-screen mode and back