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Windows Vista Keyboard Shortcuts.

Explorer Shortcuts
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
Backspace
    
Navigate to parent folder if there are no previous navigations.  Navigate to previous location in history if one exists.
ALT+RIGHT
    
Go forward to next location in history
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
ALT+SPACEBAR
    
Open the shortcut menu for the active window
ALT+TAB
    
Cycle through open windows
CTRL+ALT+TAB
    
Cycle through open windows without closing the menu
CTRL+ESC
    
Display Start Menu
CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    
Task Manager
Listview Shortcuts
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 with any arrow key
    
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
SHIFT+F10
    
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
F2
    
Rename the selected item
ALT+ENTER
    
Display properties for 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 on Number Pad
    
Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Instant Search Box Shortcuts
ALT+ENTER
    
Searches for entered term and opens Search Pane (does not work in Start Menu)
SHIFT+ENTER
    
Searches for entered term using Internet browser (does not work in Start Menu)
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
    
Will launch a selected Application elevated if used from the Start Menu
Folder Tree Shortcuts
NUM LOCK+ASTERISK (*) on numeric keypad
    
Display all subfolders under the selected folder
NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN (+) on numeric keypad
    
Display the contents of the selected folder
NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN (-) on numeric keypad
    
Collapse the selected folder
LEFT ARROW
    
Collapse the current selection (if it is expanded), or select the parent folder
RIGHT ARROW
    
Display the current selection (if it is collapsed), or select the first subfolder
ALT+LEFT ARROW
    
View the previous folder
ALT+RIGHT ARROW
    
View the next folder
Windows Key Shortcuts
Windows logo key
    
Open or close the Start menu
Windows logo key + #
    
Launches shortcut in Quick Launch with the position corresponding to the # 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
    
Display 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
Login Screen Shortcuts
ALT+S
    
Power Menu
ALT+W
    
Switch user
Arrow keys
    
Navigate between user tiles
Security Screen Shortcuts
ALT+K
    
Lock machine
ALT+W
    
Switch user
ALT+L
    
Log off
ALT+C
    
Change Password
ALT+T
    
Task Manager
General Shortcuts
CTRL+C or CTRL+INS
    
Copy
CTRL+X or SHIFT+DEL
    
Cut
CTRL+V or SHIFT+INS
    
Paste
CTRL+Z
    
Undo
CTRL+Y
    
Redo
F1
    
Help
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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