Short Keys of Keyboard |Windows Keyboard Shortcuts 2020

Short keys of Keyboard |Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Short keys of Keyboard |Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Short keys of Keyboard |Windows Keyboard Shortcuts 2020: We use the mouse a lot in our daily computer work. In particular, we use the mouse to issue commands to Windows OS or other software. Commands help make our work easier. The faster we can operate the mouse, the faster our tasks become. We can also use the keyboard to execute commands that help us get things done faster.

In particular, we use the keyboard as a shortcut key by pressing Ctrl, Alt, and other alphabets together. We can also use other keys on the keyboard as shortcut keys. Here we discuss all those Keyboard Shortcut keys.

Shortcut Keys for Windows

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Shortcut Keys for Windows
  • Win + E: It directs to open Windows Explorer.
  • Win + R: It directs to open the Run Dialogue Box.
  • Win + F: It directs to opens search for files and folders.
  • Win + D: It directs to hide all the opened program and display the desktop.
  • Win + M: It directs to minimize all windows.
  • Win + Up Arrow: It directs to maximize the current window.
  • Win + Break: It directs to open system properties.
  • Win + F1: It directs to Open Windows Help and Support.
  • Win + Tab: It directs to the Open Task view.
  • Win + Break: It directs to open the System Properties dialog box.
  • Alt + Tab: It directs to switch between open programs.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc: It directs to open Task Manager.
  • Ctrl + Esc: It directs to open Start menu.
  • Ctrl + F4: It directs to close the active document (does not work with some applications).
  • Ctrl + Left or Right Arrow: It directs to move the cursor forward or back one word.
  • Ctrl + Up or Down Arrow: It directs to move the cursor forward or back one paragraph.
  • Alt + Esc: It directs to switch between programs in the order they were opened.
  • Alt + Letter: It directs to select a menu item by underlined letter.
  • Alt + F4: It directs to quit the active application or close the current window.
  • Alt + Spacebar: It directs to an open the menu for active program.
  • Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen: It directs to Switch High Contrast on and off.
  • Left Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock: It directs to Switch Mouse keys on and off.
  • F1: It directs to an open help menu for the active application.
  • F2: It directs to select the file/folder name to rename it.
  • Shift + Win + M: It directs to restore windows that were minimized with the previous keystroke.
  • Hold Right SHIFT key for eight seconds: It directs to Switch Filter Keys on and off.
  • Hold Num Lock for five seconds: It directs to Switch Toggle keys on and off.
  • Press Shift five times: It directs to Switch Sticky keys on and off.

Shortcut Keys for Windows System Commands

To run specific programs, you have to type the following commands in your Run dialogue box:

shortcut keys for system
  • calc: Open Calculator
  • cleanmgr: Open Disk Cleanup
  • cmd: Open Command Prompt
  • compmgmt.msc: Open Computer Management
  • control printers: Opens the printers dialogue box
  • control: Open Opens the Control Panel
  • devmgmt.msc: Open Device Manager
  • dhcpmgmt.msc: Open DHCP Management
  • dnsmgmt.msc: Open DNS Management
  • dsa.msc: Open Active Directory Users and Computers
  • dssite.msc: Open Active Directory Sites and Services
  • eventvwr: Open Event Viewer
  • excel: Open Microsoft Excel (if installed)
  • iexplore: Open Internet Explorer
  • mmc: Open Microsoft Management Console
  • msaccess: Open Microsoft Access (if installed)
  • msinfo32: Open System Information
  • msmsgs: Open Windows Messenger
  • mspaint/pbrush: Open Microsoft Paint
  • notepad: Open Notepad
  • ntbackup: Open Backup or restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
  • powerpnt: Open Microsoft PowerPoint (if installed)
  • rstrui: Open System restore
  • services.msc: Open Services
  • winword: OpenMicrosoft Word (if installed)
  • wmplayer: Open Windows Media Player
  • wordpad: Open WordPad

Shortcut Keys for Internet Explorer

Short Keys of Keyboard |Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Shortcut keys for internet explorer
  • Alt + Down Arrow: It directs to move a selected item down the favorites list.
  • Alt + Left Arrow/Backspace: It directs to go back to the previous page.
  • Alt + Right Arrow: It directs to go to the next page.
  • Ctrl + ( + or -): It directs to zoom in or out of page by 10%.
  • Ctrl + D: It directs to add the current site to your favorites.
  • Ctrl + Enter: It directs to add “www.” at the starting and “.com” to the end of any text entered in the Address bar. (
  • Ctrl + F4: It directs to closes tabs in the background.
  • Ctrl + I: It directs to view your favorites.
  • Ctrl + N: It directs to open a new window.
  • Ctrl + P: It directs to print the current page.
  • Ctrl + T: It directs to open a new tab.
  • Ctrl + Tab: It directs to switch between tabs.
  • Esc: It directs you to stop downloading a page.
  • F11: It directs to toggle between full-screen and regular view.
  • F5: It directs to refresh the page.
  • Shift + Spacebar: It directs to move up one page.
  • Spacebar: It directs to click the notification bar.

Shortcuts Keys for File Explorer

  • End: It directs to display the bottom of the current window.
  • Home: It directs to display top of the current window.
  • Left Arrow: It directs to collapse the current selections or select a parent folder.
  • Right Arrow: It directs to display the current selection or select the first subfolder.
  • Ctrl+N – It directs to open a new file.
  • Ctrl+W – It directs to close the current File Explorer window.
  • Ctrl+Mousewheel Up or Down – It directs to change the size of files and folder icons (zoom in or out.)
  • Ctrl+Shift+N – It directs to create a new folder
  • Backspace or Alt+Left arrow – It directs to view the previous folder (go back.)
  • Alt+Right arrow – It directs to view the next folder (go forward.)
  • Alt+Up arrow – It directs to view the folder the current folder is in.
  • Ctrl+FCtrl+E, or F3 – It directs to focus the Search box.
  • Ctrl+LAlt+D, or F4 – It directs to focus the address (location) bar.
  • F11 – It directs to maximize the File Explorer window. Press F11 again to shrink the window.

We hope that this article is very helpful for all of you. Stay with for the latest Computer, Internet Tips & Tricks.

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