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All Windows Hotkeys Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Shortcut Keys (Revealed)

Keyboard Shortcut typically an alternate means for invoking one or more commands that would otherwise be accessible only through a menu. Using Keyword Shortcut is a quick and easy way of using the windows without using the mouse. Keyboard shortcuts are generally, two or more keys used for invoking the command. Many Professionals use only keyboard shortcuts to access to any command. e.g.: We use Ctrl+C -For Copy, Instead of using the mouse.

all keyboard shortcut2On the request of one of the readers, "I am looking for shortcut command for windows as well as for Firefox Browser, could you post on that." Today, it’s merely absurd to use a mouse for every single basic task like copy, paste or to save a file, etc..
Besides that today most laptop and notepad users prefer to use the keyboard than mouse pad or Touch Pad. Below is a list of all Windows hotkeys, Internet Explorer Hotkeys and Firefox Hotkeys.

Below are the list for Windows, Internet Explorer & Firefox Hotkeys…

* Windows HotKeys.
* Essential& Professional HotKeys.
* Programs (Applications) Hotkeys.
* Function Keys(F1 to F11).
* Internet Explorer Hotkeys.
* Firefox Hotkeys.


In Windows Hotkey, windows key + other keys are used to invoke windows function or application i.e. window logo + other keys. This generally help to perform all windows functions.

Note : Here Win refers to Window Logo keys on your keyboard…


Windows Hotkeys-General

Win + L Locks Workstation.
Win + F1 Open Windows Help.
Win + F3 Or F Open Find Dialog.
Win + B Move focus to system tray icons.
Win + D Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop
Win + E Open My Computer.
Win + F Open Find Files & Folder Window.
Win + L Locks Workstation.(Lock Pc)
Win + M Minimize all window.
Win + R Run dialog box
Win + U Open Utility Manager.
Win + Pause Break
Open System Properties dialog.
Win + Tab
Cycle through taskbar buttons. (Switches between application)
Win + Shift + Tab
Cycle through taskbar buttons in reverse.
Win + Ctrl + F Find computer
Note: Here Win refers to Window Logo key on Keyboard

This Essential Hotkeys are important hotkeys which can help you to get your work done quickly & easily. For e.g. To select multiple files, to Bypass Autoplay function, etc..


Windows XP -Essential Keys & Professional Trick keys

CTRL + Alt + Delete,
CTRL + Alt + Numpad,
CTRL + Shift + Esc
Open Or Display Task Manager
Hold Ctrl And Select Files Select Multiple files by holding down Ctrl and select files
Ctrl + Shift Open a folder while pressing Ctrl+Shift, ohhh don’t panic. All files and folder will not show text on the file (Label). To get the text label back, open the same folder using the same step again. This hotkey is very interesting and could be used to spook your friend.
Ctrl + Alt + Down Invert screen, the Entire Screen Display will turn Up Side Down.
Ctrl + Alt + Up Undo Inversion, Back To Normal Screen.
Shift + Delete This will directly delete the file and bypass recycle bin. (To Delete Permanently)
Hold Shift When loading CD/DVD Hold Down Shift To Bypass Auto play .
Hold Shift While Login When You Login to Windows Hold Down Shift which will bypass Startup Program which are in the startup folder but not program listed in Registry
ALT+Underlined letter Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option
Alt + Enter Display properties dialog box. Select drive or file and press Alt + Enter.
Print Screen Press Print Screen to capture the entire screen and Paste in Paint.
ALT + Print Screen If we need only to capture the window or dialog box not whole entire screen then use this to capture the current window.

Windows Programs Hotkeys are shortcut which are common among all application or program in windows. For e.g. To Copy, To Paste, To Bold, To save, To close Window, etc..


Windows Programs Shortcut Keys

CTRL + A Selects all the files in active Window
CTRL + Insert
Copy any file or text.
SHIFT + Delete
Cut any file or text.
SHIFT + Insert
Paste the copied files.
CTRL + Z Undo Any Action (Reverse the action you done).
CTRL + Y Redo any Action.
CTRL + B Makes Text Bold.
CTRL + I Makes Text Italic.
CTRL + U Makes Text Underline.
CTRL + F Display Find Dialog Box.
CTRL + G Display Goto Dialog Box
CTRL + N Open New Dialog Box or Create New File
CTRL + O Displays the Open dialog box.
CTRL + P Displays the Print dialog box.
CTRL + S Displays the Save dialog box.
CTRL+ESC Display the Start menu.
CTRL + F4 Close any active window or Program or Application or Shutdown Pc.
CTRL + W Close Active Window.

Many think Function keys Hotkeys are useless but they are not. Beloe is the list of all the function keys from F1 To f11.


Windows ® XP – Function Key

F1 key Gives help on the active window or selected item.
F2 key Rename the selected item
F3 key Search for a file or a folder
F4 key Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
F5 key Update the active window
F6 key Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 key Activate the menu bar in the active program
F11 key Toggle full screen mode.

Listed all the Internet Explorer hotkeys. Although many basic hotkeys are similar in browsers of IE and Firefox.


Internet Explorer Hotkeys Shortcuts

Alt + Enter Add the default prefix ":http://www" & ".com". Put Address of website like cnet on Address bar directly and press Alt and Enter.
CTRL+B Open the Organize Favorites dialog box.
CTRL+O Open the Open dialog box.
CTRL+F Start the Find utility.
CTRL+I Open Find utility.
CTRL+H Open the History bar.
CTRL+L Open the Open dialog box.
CTRL+P Open the Print dialog box.
CTRL+R Toggle full screen mode.
CTRL+R Update the current Web page.
CTRL+W Close the current window.

Firefox Hotkeys are shortcuts used in Firefox browser giving an ability to use Firefox without mouse. Below is the list for all the Firefox Hotkeys.


Firefox Hotkey Shortcuts

Ctrl + N Open New Window
Ctrl + T Open New Tab.
Ctrl + W Close the Current Tab.
F5 Refresh The Page
Esc Stop The Page From Loading
F5 key Update the active window
End Go To Bottom Of the Page
Home Go To the top Of the Page
Ctrl + Print Print the Page
Ctrl + u Page Sources
Ctrl And + Zoom In
Ctrl And – Zoom out
Ctrl and 0 Zoom Reset
Ctrl + F Find
Alt + Enter Add the default prefix ":http://www" & ".com".Put Address of website like cnet on Address bar directly and press Alt and Enter.

Kindly let us know, if any of the above shortcuts are improper or not working in Windows, Internet Explorer or Firerfox. If you have any suggestion or any queries, post it in the below comment section.

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  • Anandh

    Thanks it very usefull

  • George the Locksmith

    I love shortcuts!!!


  • Alex

    awesome post.specially the trick key u gave above for inverting screen and vanish the text of files.I tried and worked and today i m going to spook my friend with this….

  • Alvin

    i m not new with this hotkeys..But i m surprised there are lot of cool hotkeys that even i don't known .such as task manager can be done with ctrl+alt+numpad dot and also professional trick key i didn't known this.
    thanks for this great article…
    techie inspire rocksxxx

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    very great stuff short keywords for quick action really it is very helpful for profession who are are working online
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    Thanks for this information..all your shortcuts are very important.

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    Mmm for myself, I don't really use keywords shortcut. I think mouse more comfortable. but keyboard really help if we want to have job done fast.

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    how to install window xp????

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    This is an amazing resource for people. I will be recommending this to many of our clients. Great job!

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    This is going in by bookmarks. Back in the day when we didn't have mice you had to know these by heart. They can you save you tons of time in most situations.

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    I know some of those shortcut keys but honestly, i didn't know the other few until i found your post! thank you!

  • monika

    i like shortcuts because they saves our time now i know some more shorcuts please keep sharing this type of stuffs.

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    wow, what a comprehensive list you have here. I recently did a similar post on one of my blogs, I think i'd be updating my list with some of the great shortcuts you have here. Thanks for sharing.


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