Keyboard shortcuts

You can use shortcut keys as an alternative to the mouse when working in Windows. You can open, close, and navigate the Start menu, desktop, menus, dialog boxes, and Web pages using keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts may also make it easier for you to interact with your computer. “Win-button” is the button at the left lower corner of keyboard, that usually has a Windows logo on it.

  • F1 : Help
  • CTRL+ESC or Win-button : Open Start menu
  • ALT+TAB: Change active program
  • ALT+F4: Close active program
  • CTRL+A: Select all
  • CTRL+C: copy
  • CTRL:+X: Cut
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • Win-button +M: Minimize all windows
  • Win-button + Shift + M: Restore windows
  • Win-button +E: Open Windows Explorer

Microsoft guide to keyboard shortcuts