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Windows hotkeys

Windows hotkeys page is a list with all Windows hotkeys for windows that are currently available on computersnake. Currently there are 134 Windows hotkeys on this page. To see all different type of hotkeys and more, visit the Windows pages or the Windows information page. The most populair Windows hotkeys can be found on the Top 10 Windows hotkeys page.
general
The sub category general contains 93 unique extensions and is part of the Windows extensions list. Rename file or folder is the most populair hotkey in this sub category with 258 views where Open Explorer is the latest addition to this list.
NameHotkeyDescription
Activate file menu bar
F10
Activate help feature
F1
Avoid CD Autoplay
SHIFT
Begin current of document
CTRL
+
HOME
Begin current of line
HOME
Boot in safe mode
F8
Browse available drives
F6
Change icon size
CTRL
+
MOUSE SCROLL
Close active window
ALT
+
F4
Close active window or if all windows are closed, open shutdown dialog.
Close window within window
CTRL
+
F4
Collapse folder
ARROW RIGHT
Copy
CTRL
+
INSERT
Copy
CTRL
+
C
Copy.
Create new folder
CTRL
+
SHIFT
+
N
Cut
SHIFT
+
DEL
Cut
CTRL
+
X
Cut.
Delete file permanent
SHIFT
+
DEL
Delete item into recycle bin
DELETE
Dialog
WINDOWS
+
R
Opens Run dialog.
Display search
WINDOWS
+
CTRL
+
F
Display Search Feature
WINDOWS
+
F
Edit options
ALT
+
E
End of current document
CTRL
+
END
End of current line
END
Expand folder
ARROW LEFT
Explorer
WINDOWS
+
E
Opens Windows Explorer.
File menu options
ALT
+
F
Find
CTRL
+
F
Find.
Full screen
F11
Toggle fullscreen mode.
Go to next folder
ALT
+
ARROW RIGHT
Go to previous folder
ALT
+
ARROW LEFT
Go up one folder
ALT
+
ARROW UP
Help
WINDOWS
+
F1
Opens Windows help.
Hide Start Menu
WINDOWS
Highlights to begin of line
SHIFT
+
HOME
Highlights to end of line
SHIFT
+
END
Jump to adress bar
F4
Jump to adress bar
ALT
+
D
Jump to begin of item name
F2
+
HOME
Jump to end of item name
F2
+
END
Launch active file
ENTER
Launch active icon
ENTER
Lock computer
WINDOWS
+
L
Maximize window
ALT
+
SPACE
+
X
Menu bar
ALT
Activate menu bar.
Minimize screens
WINDOWS
+
M
Minimize all windows.
Minimize window
ALT
+
SPACE
+
N
Move one character to left
F2
+
ARROW LEFT
Move one character to right
F2
+
ARROW RIGHT
Move one word to left
F2
+
CTRL
+
ARROW LEFT
Move one word to right
F2
+
CTRL
+
ARROW RIGHT
Move word to left
CTRL
+
LEFT ARROW
Move word to right
CTRL
+
RIGHT ARROW
New file
CTRL
+
N
New File, Tab, Entry.
Open
CTRL
+
O
Open.
Open Desktop
WINDOWS
+
D
Open Explorer
WINDOWS
+
E
Open Folder
ENTER
Open option screen Windows
CTRL
+
ALT
+
DELETE
Open properties window
ALT
+
ENTER
Open Start Menu
WINDOWS
Open System Properties
WINDOWS
+
PAUSE
Open title menu
ALT
+
SPACE
Open Utility Manager
WINDOWS
+
U
Open Windows Start Menu
CTRL
+
ESCAPE
Open Windows Task Manager
CTRL
+
SHIFT
+
ESCAPE
Paste
SHIFT
+
INSERT
Paste
CTRL
+
V
Paste or Move.
Preview Desktop
WINDOWS
+
SPACE
Print
CTRL
+
P
Print.
Printscreen
PRINTSCREEN
Makes a screenshot of the current window to the clipboard.
Printscreen of current window
ALT
+
PRINTSCREEN
Makes a screen of the current active window to the clipboard.
Redo action
CTRL
+
Y
Refresh
F5
Rename file or folder
F2
Restore window
ALT
+
SPACE
+
ENTER
Save
CTRL
+
S
Save.
Search
F3
Search in Explorer
CTRL
+
E
Select all
CTRL
+
A
Select all.
Select full object name
F2
+
CTRL
+
A
Start application
ENTER
Switch between open applications
ALT
+
SHIFT
+
ESCAPE
Switch between open applications
ALT
+
ESCAPE
Switch between programs
CTRL
+
TAB
Switch between programs by using Aero Flip 3D
WINDOWS
+
TAB
Switch threw applications
ALT
+
TAB
Switch threw applications reserved
ALT
+
SHIFT
+
TAB
Switch through programs on taskbar
CTRL
+
WINDOWS
+
TAB
Undo
CTRL
+
Z
Undo.
Undo minimize screens
WINDOWS
+
SHIFT
+
M
Undo minimize all windows.
View details
ALT
+
V
+
D
View icons in extra large size
ALT
+
V
+
X
navigation
The sub category navigation contains 5 unique extensions and is part of the Windows extensions list. Toggle radio or checkbox is the most populair hotkey in this sub category with 45 views where Highlight character to the right is the latest addition to this list.
NameHotkeyDescription
Backward
SHIFT
+
TAB
Backward one item.
Forward
TAB
Forward one item.
Highlight character to the left
SHIFT
+
Highlight one character to the left.
Highlight character to the right
SHIFT
+
Hightlight one character to the right.
Toggle radio or checkbox
SPACE
Toggle items such as radio buttons or checkboxes.
Taskbar
The sub category Taskbar contains 18 unique extensions and is part of the Windows extensions list. Start program 8 on taskbar is the most populair hotkey in this sub category with 59 views where Switch to program 9 on taskbar is the latest addition to this list.
NameHotkeyDescription
Start program 1 on taskbar
SHIFT
+
WINDOWS
+
1
Start program 2 on taskbar
SHIFT
+
WINDOWS
+
2
Start program 3 on taskbar
SHIFT
+
WINDOWS
+
3
Start program 4 on taskbar
SHIFT
+
WINDOWS
+
4
Start program 5 on taskbar
SHIFT
+
WINDOWS
+
5
Start program 6 on taskbar
SHIFT
+
WINDOWS
+
6
Start program 7 on taskbar
SHIFT
+
WINDOWS
+
7
Start program 8 on taskbar
SHIFT
+
WINDOWS
+
8
Start program 9 on taskbar
SHIFT
+
WINDOWS
+
9
Switch to program 1 on taskbar
WINDOWS
+
1
Switch to program 2 on taskbar
WINDOWS
+
2
Switch to program 3 on taskbar
WINDOWS
+
3
Switch to program 4 on taskbar
WINDOWS
+
4
Switch to program 5 on taskbar
WINDOWS
+
5
Switch to program 6 on taskbar
WINDOWS
+
6
Switch to program 7 on taskbar
WINDOWS
+
7
Switch to program 8 on taskbar
WINDOWS
+
8
Switch to program 9 on taskbar
WINDOWS
+
9
Windows 7 and 8 only
The sub category Windows 7 and 8 only contains 7 unique extensions and is part of the Windows extensions list. Shrink window to 50 procent on left side is the most populair hotkey in this sub category with 39 views where Window back to full size is the latest addition to this list.
NameHotkeyDescription
Browse threw taskbar icons
WINDOWS
+
T
Change Display types
WINDOWS
+
P
Minimize all windows behind active window
WINDOWS
+
HOME
Minimize window
WINDOWS
+
DOWN ARROW
Shrink window to 50 procent on left side
WINDOWS
+
LEFT ARROW
Shrink window to 50 procent on right side
WINDOWS
+
RIGHT ARROW
Window back to full size
WINDOWS
+
UP ARROW
Windows 8 only
The sub category Windows 8 only contains 11 unique extensions and is part of the Windows extensions list. Open Narrator is the most populair hotkey in this sub category with 101 views where Power user menu is the latest addition to this list.
NameHotkeyDescription
App to sides of screen
WINDOWS
+
.
Lock screen
WINDOWS
+
O
Open Charms
WINDOWS
+
C
Open Desktop gadgets
WINDOWS
+
G
Open Devices in Charms
WINDOWS
+
K
Open Narrator
WINDOWS
+
ENTER
Peek at Desktop
WINDOWS
+
,
Power user menu
WINDOWS
+
X
Settings Charms
WINDOWS
+
I
Share Charms
WINDOWS
+
H
Switch between apps
WINDOWS
+
J