I was surprised and dismayed as I searched the Web for a complete list of Windows shortcut keys. There is none. So, here's my attempt at gathering one together. If I missed any, let me know.
Note that since MDI (Multiple Document Interface) is now passe, those shortcuts are somewhat useless. Tabbed interfaces are now the rage.
|Tab||Moves between fields in a dialog box|
|Shift-Tab||Moves backwards between fields in a dialog box|
|Ctrl-C||Copies the current selection to the clipboard|
|Ctrl-X||Cuts the current selection to the clipboard|
|Ctrl-V||Pastes from the clipboard|
|Shift-Delete||Delete without recycle bin|
|PrintScreen, PrtSc, PrtScn (it is called different things on different keyboards)||Screen Capture. Copies the entire screen to the clipboard. You can then paste it into your favorite imaging application like Paint or Photoshop.|
|Alt-PrintScreen||Window Capture. Copies the contents of the current window to the clipboard. You can then paste it into your favorite imaging application like Paint or Photoshop.|
|Shift-UpArrow, Shift-DownArrow, Shift-LeftArrow, Shift-RightArrow, Shift-Home, Shift-End, Shift-PageUp, Shift-PageDown||Select text|
|Alt-DownArrow||Opens the drop down list in a combo box. Try it in your browser's "Address" field.|
|Alt-UpArrow||Closes the drop down list in a combo box|
|Alt-Tab||Switch between applications in "cool" mode|
|Alt-Esc||Switch between applications|
|Alt-F4||Closes the current window. If the desktop is the current window, this shuts down Windows.|
|Alt-Ctrl-Delete||Brings up the Windows Security dialog or the task manager|
|Ctrl-Shift-Esc||Brings up the task manager|
|Ctrl-Esc||Brings up the Start menu|
|F10||Jumps focus to the current window's menu. Press the down arrow key to open the menu.|
|Shift-F10||Brings up the context (right-click) menu for the currently selected item|
|Alt-Space||Brings up the system menu for the current window|
|Alt-Hyphen||Brings up the system menu for the current document window in an MDI (Multiple Document Interface) application.|
|Alt-Enter||Switches a DOS program between windowed and full-screen modes|
|Ctrl-Tab, Ctrl-F6||Cycles through the windows in an MDI (Multiple Document Interface) application. Ctrl-Tab also cycles through the tabs in a tabbed dialog box.|
|Shift-Ctrl-Tab, Shift-Ctrl-F6||Cycles backwards through the windows in an MDI (Multiple Document Interface) application. Shift-Ctrl-Tab also cycles backwards through the tabs in a tabbed dialog box.|
|Ctrl-F4||Closes an MDI window in an MDI application.|
|Shift CD||Hold down shift while inserting a CD to avoid autorun.|
Q126449 - Microshaft's list has more, but isn't complete either.
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