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Useful keyboard shortcut keys for windows

 Shift and Resize Active Window
Alt+Space            Opens the title bar menu
Alt+Space+Enter              Restore Window
Alt+Space+x       Maximize Window
Alt+Space+n      Minimize Window
Win+Arrow Down            Set window to Restored (if Maximized) or Minimized (if Restored)
Win+Arrow Up  Maximize window
Win+Shift+Arrow Down/Win+Shift+Arrow Up   Maximize Restored window vertically
Win+Arrow Right/Win+Arrow Left           Move Restored window to left/center/right.
Win+Shift+Arrow Right/Win+Shift+Arrow Left   Move window to left monitor / to right monitor when using multiple monitors
F11         Turn full page view on and off
'Maximized' means full monitor, 'Restored' means changeable window size, and 'Minimized' means minimized to task bar.

Button between function
alt+Shift+Tab     Cycles through open programs in taskbar. Hold alt and continuously press tab to move forward between applications. Release keys to switch to application selected. Add shift to reverse direction.
Alt+Ctrl+tab, then use arrow keys to select application  Cycles through open programs in taskbar without needing to hold alt continuously. Press alt+ctrl+tab once, then continue with arrow keys and press enter on application.
Alt+Esc/Alt+Shift+Esc     Cycle through programs on taskbar in the order they were opened or accessed
Win+Tab              Cycle through programs using Aero Flip 3D
Ctrl+Win+Tab    Cycle through programs on Taskbar using Aero Flip 3D
Win+g   Cycle through Gadget Window

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Manage Several Windows
Win+d   Minimize all windows on all Monitors. Press once more to restore earlier state
Win+m Minimize all windows on current Monitor
Win+Shift+m     Restore previously minimized windows on current Monitor
Win+Home         Set all windows to Minimized on current Monitor except active
Win+Space         Preview Desktop / make windows transparent.

Win+f    Open Windows Search. f3 on empty desktop works, too.
Win+l    Lock the keyboard/ computer
Win+F1 Display Windows Help
Win+e   Start Windows Explorer.
Win+r    Open the Run window
Alt+Shift              Change keyboard language outline if multiple language layouts are active
shift when inserting CD or DVD  Prevent CD or DVD from automatically playing
Win+p   Choose Arrangement Display Mode
Win+x   Open Mobility Center

Taskbar and windows 7
ctrl+Esc Turn on Start Button. Then use arrow keys, space and enter to navigate within Start Menu
Win+t    Go to first item in taskbar, continue with arrow keys
Win+b   Go to first item in system tray
Shift+click on a taskbar item        Start new instance of taskbar item
Ctrl+Shift+click on a taskbar item              Start new instance of taskbar item as administrator
Shift+right-click on a taskbar item             Show the window menu for the program

For desktop Navigating
Arrow Keys         Navigate between and select single icons on desktop (when focus is on the desktop)
Home/End          Select first / select last object on desktop
Enter     Start on active icon
Shift+F10             Activate context menu of active icon by simulates right mouse button. Once in the context menu use arrow keys, a-z and enter to select item

Windows Explorer
Win+e   Start Windows Explorer (My Computer)
Alt+Arrow Up    Go up one folder
Alt+d or f4           Skip to the Address bar and select absolute address. Copy address with ctrl+c if desired
Ctrl+e or ctrl+f   Jump to Search Box in Explorer
Ctrl+n    Open new case of Windows Explorer
Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right                Go to previous folder / go to next folder
Tab/Shift+Tab   Switch focus forward/ backward between Address bar, Search Bar, Toolbar, Navigation Pane, and File List (Default is usually File List)
F11         Expand window
Navigate File List and Navigation Pane
Arrow Keys         Navigate between files and folders
Enter     Open folder or start application
Home/End          Jump to first / jump to last item
F2           Change the file name of active item
Arrow Left/Arrow Right                Expand folder / collapse folder (navigation pane only)
File List
Alt+p     Display or hide Preview Panel
Alt+v then d       View details. Check View menu for more options
Alt+v then x       View extra-large icons. Check View menu for more options
Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel               Change size of icons
 Select Items in File List and Navigation Pane
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down     Select multiple adjacent items (directly above or below)
ctrl with arrow keys and space   Select multiple non-adjacent items. Hold ctrl, use arrow keys to move to next item, and press space to add/remove from selection
Ctrl+a    Select all
Press the first letter any item to jump to it. Continue typing the full name if multiple items start with the same letter
Control Items in Explorer Ctrl+c, ctrl+x, ctrl+v         ctrl+c for copy, ctrl+x for cut and ctrl+v for paste
Ctrl+z    Undo an action
Ctrl+y    Redo an action
Delete  Delete an item and place it into the Recycle Bin
Shift+Delete      Delete an item permanently without placing it into the Recycle Bin
Shift+F10             Activate context menu of active object. Replaces the right mouse button. Once in the context menu use arrow keys, a-z and enter to get to the selection
Ctrl+Shift+n        Create new folder
Alt+Enter             Open Properties dialog box

Dialog Boxes
Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab                Move forward / move backwards through tabs
Tab/Shift+Tab   Move forward / move backwards through options
Alt+underlined letter     Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
Enter     Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
Space    Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Arrow Keys         Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
F4           Display the items in the active list
Backspace   Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

Photo Spectator
Shift+Delete      Permanently delete current photo
Alt+Enter             Show properties of current photo
Alt+e or ctrl+s    Email current photo
Ctrl+c    Copy current photo file to clipboard
Alt+o     Open current photo in other application
Arrow Left/Arrow Right                Go to next / go to previous photo
Ctrl+.     Rotate photo clockwise
Ctrl+,     Rotate photo counter-clockwise
[+]/-      Zoom in / zoom out (or mouse wheel)
Ctrl+0 (zero)       Fit to Window
Delete  Delete current photo

Windows Admin
Ctrl+Win+f          Search for Computers (with Active Directory activated)
Win+pause/break           Display System Properties which holds system properties, computer name, device manager and so on
Ctrl+Shift+Esc    Opens Windows Task Manager
Remote Desktop
Alt+Page Up/Alt+Page Down     Move between programs from left to right / from right to left
Alt+Insert            Cycle through programs in the order that they were started in
Alt+Home           Display the Start menu
Ctrl+Alt+pause/break    Switch between a window and full screen
Ctrl+Alt+End      Display the Windows Security dialog box
Alt+Delete          Display the system menu

Windows Assist
Tab         Move between links
Alt+c      Display the Table of Contents
Alt+n     Display the Connection Settings menu
F10         Display the Options menu
Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right                Move back / move forward to the previously/ next viewed topic
Alt+a     Display the buyer support page
Alt+Home           Display the Help and Support home page
Home/End          Move to the beginning / to the end of a topic
Ctrl+f     Search the current topic. Press tab to leave
Ctrl+p    Print a topic
F3           Shift the cursor to the search box. Press tab to leave

Ease of Admission
Win+u   Open Ease of Access Center
Right shift for eight seconds        Turn Filter Keys on or off
left alt + left shift +Num Lock      Turn Mouse Keys on or off
left alt + left shift + prtScn            Turn High Contract on or off
Press shift five times.     Turn Sticky Keys on or off
Press num lock for five seconds                Turn Toggle Keys on or off

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