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    Default Windows Vista Keyboard Shortcuts

    Vista is the new Operating system and most of the us dont know about some of its Shortcut Keys. So I am posting here the List of Shortcut keys which will help you to operate Windows Vista faster.

    Explorer Shortcuts
    Shortcut Description

    CTRL+SHIFT+ESC Task Manager
    CTRL+ESC Display Start Menu
    CTRL+ALT+TAB Cycle through open windows without closing the menu
    ALT+TAB Cycle through open windows
    ALT+SPACEBAR Open the shortcut menu for the active window
    ALT+D Select the Address bar
    CTRL+E Select the Instant Search box
    F5 Refresh the active window
    ALT+UP ARROW View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
    ALT+LEFT Go backward to previous location in history
    ALT+RIGHT Go forward to next location in history
    Backspace Navigate to parent folder if there are no previous navigation. Navigate to previous location in history if one exists.
    Esc Cancel the current task or search
    F10 or ALT Activate the menu bar in the active program
    F6 Cycle focus to next UI element in Explorer
    ALT+F4 or CTRL+W Close the active item, or exit the active program
    F4 Display the Address bar list in Windows Explorer
    F3 or CTRL+F Search for a file or folder
    CTRL+N Opens current location in a new window
    F11 Turn Full Screen Mode on or off
    CTRL+ALT+DEL Displays Logon screen including Lock Computer, Switch User, Logoff, Change a Password and Task Manager
    Print Screen Copies the full screen image to the Windows Clipboard
    Alt+Print Screen Copies the selected window’s image to the Windows Clipboard
    Alt+Enter Displays property sheet for the selected object
    Shift+F10 Equivalent to Right-Click
    Shift+Right-Click Shows alternative commands for the selected object
    CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER Will launch a selected Application elevated if used from the Start Menu

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    CTRL+A Select all items in a document or window
    END Select last item in the active window
    HOME Select first item in the active window
    CTRL+END Move focus to last item in the selected window without selecting
    CTRL+HOME Move focus to first item in the selected window without selecting
    CTRL+Arrow keys+Spacebar Allows discontinuous multiple selection of items
    SHIFT+Arrow keys Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
    F2 Rename the selected item
    DELETE or CTRL+D Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
    SHIFT+DELETE Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
    CTRL+PLUS key Increases font size
    CTRL+Minus key Decreases font size
    CTRL+0 Resets font size to default

    Windows Key Shortcuts

    Windows logo key Opens the Start menu
    Windows logo key +(number) Launches shortcut in Quick Launch with the position corresponding to the number entered. (eg. Winkey + 1 to launch first item in quick launch menu)
    Windows logo key +BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box
    Windows logo key +D Displays the desktop
    Windows logo key +M Minimize all windows
    Windows logo key +SHIFT+M Restore minimized windows to the desktop
    Windows logo key +E Open Windows Explorer navigated to Computer
    Windows logo key +F Search for a file or folder
    CTRL+Windows logo key +F Search for computers
    Windows logo key +L Lock your computer
    Windows logo key +R Open the Run dialog box
    Windows logo key +T Cycle through programs on the taskbar
    Windows logo key +TAB Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
    CTRL+Windows logo key +TAB Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
    Windows logo key +SPACEBAR Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar
    Windows logo key +G Cycle through Sidebar gadgets
    Windows logo key +U Open Ease of Access Center
    Windows logo key +X Open Windows Mobility Center

    General Shortcuts

    CTRL+X or SHIFT+DEL Cut
    CTRL+C or CTRL+INS Copy
    CTRL+V or SHIFT+INS Paste
    CTRL+Z Undo
    CTRL+Y Redo
    CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item Create shortcut to selected item.
    CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys Highlight a block of text.
    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.
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    Quite a handy list there Thanx.

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    Really nice...huge collection ! thanks for sharing

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    Your welcome

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