Windows Shortcut Commands

Dennis Foote - Systems Engineer

Shortcut commands can be an easy way to get what you want when you want it when using Windows operating systems without all the clicking and menus. This week, I came across some that I knew I learned somewhere along the way but I had forgotten about. So in my quest to make my life easier, I again found a great cheat sheet with a list of commands that I used to use and had forgotten about along the way. Here is a short, but great list of most commonly used commands that may help you.

CTRL+C (Copy)

CTRL+X (Cut)  

CTRL+V (Paste)

CTRL+Z (Undo)

F2 key (Rename the selected item)

CTRL+A (Select all)

ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)

CTRL+Shift+Tab (Move backward through the tabs)

Win (Display or hide the Start menu)

Win+D (Display the desktop)

Win+E (Open My Computer)

Win+F (Search for a file or a folder)