Windows key + R = Run menu
ALT + Tab = Switch between windows
ALT, Space, X = Maximize window
CTRL + Shift + Esc = Task Manager
Windows key + Break = System properties
Windows key + F = Search
Windows key + D = Hide/Display all windows
CTRL + C = copy
CTRL + X = cut
CTRL + V = paste
Also don't forget about the "Right-click" key next to the right Windows key on your keyboard. Using the arrows and that key can get just about anything done once you've opened up any program.
[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications
[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter
[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu
[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)
[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window
[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document
Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word
Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph
[F1] Open Help for active application
Windows+M Minimize all open windows
Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all open windows
Windows+F1 Open Windows Help
Windows+Tab Cycle through the Taskbar buttons
Windows+Break Open the System Properties dialog box
Right SHIFT for eight seconds........ Switch FilterKeys on and off.
Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN....... Switch High Contrast on and off.
Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK....... Switch MouseKeys on and off.
SHIFT....... five times Switch StickyKeys on and off.
NUM LOCK...... for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off.
END....... Display the bottom of the active window.
HOME....... Display the top of the active window.
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 current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder.
RIGHT ARROW....... Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder.
Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run
devmgmt.msc = Device Managermsinfo32 = System Informationcleanmgr = Disk Cleanupntbackup = Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)mmc = Microsoft Management Consoleexcel = Microsoft Excel (If Installed)msaccess = Microsoft Access (If Installed)powerpnt = Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)winword = Microsoft Word (If Installed)frontpg = Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)notepad = Notepadwordpad = WordPadcalc = Calculatormsmsgs = Windows Messengermspaint = Microsoft Paintwmplayer = Windows Media Playerrstrui = System Restorenetscp6 = Netscape 6.xnetscp = Netscape 7.xnetscape = Netscape 4.xwaol = America Onlinecontrol = Opens the Control Panelcontrol printers = Opens the Printers Dialog
type in u're adress "google", then press [Right CTRL] and [Enter]add www. and .com to word and go to it
For Windows XP:
Copy. CTRL+CCut. CTRL+XPaste. CTRL+VUndo. CTRL+ZDelete. DELETEDelete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT+DELETECopy selected item. CTRL while dragging an itemCreate shortcut to selected item. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an itemRename selected item. F2Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word. CTRL+RIGHT ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word. CTRL+LEFT ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. CTRL+DOWN ARROWMove the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL+UP ARROWHighlight a block of text. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keysSelect more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document. SHIFT with any of the arrow keysSelect all. CTRL+ASearch for a file or folder. F3View properties for the selected item. ALT+ENTERClose the active item, or quit the active program. ALT+F4Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBARClose the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL+F4Switch between open items. ALT+TABCycle through items in the order they were opened. ALT+ESCCycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop. F6Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer. F4Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. SHIFT+F10Display the System menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBARDisplay the Start menu. CTRL+ESCDisplay the corresponding menu. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu nameCarry out the corresponding command. Underlined letter in a command name on an open menuActivate the menu bar in the active program. F10Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu. RIGHT ARROWOpen the next menu to the left, or close a submenu. LEFT ARROWRefresh the active window. F5View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer. BACKSPACECancel the current task. ESCSHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.
Use these keyboard shortcuts for dialog boxes:
To PressMove forward through tabs. CTRL+TABMove backward through tabs. CTRL+SHIFT+TABMove forward through options. TABMove backward through options. SHIFT+TABCarry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option. ALT+Underlined letterCarry out the command for the active option or button. ENTERSelect or clear the check box if the active option is a check box. SPACEBARSelect a button if the active option is a group of option buttons. Arrow keysDisplay Help. F1Display the items in the active list. F4Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box. BACKSPACE
If you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, or any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key and the Application key , you can use these keyboard shortcuts:
Display or hide the Start menu. WIN KeyDisplay the System Properties dialog box. WIN Key+BREAKShow the desktop. WIN Key+DMinimize all windows. WIN Key+MRestores minimized windows. WIN Key+Shift+MOpen My Computer. WIN Key+ESearch for a file or folder. WIN Key+FSearch for computers. CTRL+WIN Key+FDisplay Windows Help. WIN Key+F1Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. WIN Key+ LOpen the Run dialog box. WIN Key+ROpen Utility Manager. WIN Key+U
Accessibility keyboard shortcuts:
Switch FilterKeys on and off. Right SHIFT for eight secondsSwitch High Contrast on and off. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREENSwitch MouseKeys on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCKSwitch StickyKeys on and off. SHIFT five timesSwitch ToggleKeys on and off. NUM LOCK for five secondsOpen Utility Manager. WIN Key+U
shortcuts you can use with Windows Explorer:
Display the bottom of the active window. ENDDisplay the top of the active window. HOMEDisplay all subfolders under the selected folder. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)Display the contents of the selected folder. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder. LEFT ARROWDisplay current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder. RIGHT ARROW