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Windows XP keyboard shortcuts

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To

CTRL+C

Copy.

CTRL+X

Cut.

CTRL+V

Paste.

CTRL+Z

Undo.

DELETE

Delete.

SHIFT+DELETE

Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin.

CTRL while dragging an item

Copy selected item.

CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item

Create shortcut to selected item.

F2

Rename selected item.

CTRL+RIGHT ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word.

CTRL+LEFT ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word.

CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph.

CTRL+UP ARROW

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph.

CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys

Highlight a block of text.

SHIFT with any of the arrow keys

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or 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.

CTRL+F4

Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously.

ALT+TAB

Switch between open items.

ALT+ESC

Cycle through items in the order they were opened.

F6

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.

F4

Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows 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 a menu name

Display the corresponding menu.

Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu

Carry out the corresponding command.

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.

BACKSPACE

View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.

ESC

Cancel the current task.

SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive

Prevent the CD from automatically playing.

 

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