Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

The keyboard image effects that you see below showing Windows Keyboard Shortcuts are being controlled through an external .css (Cascading Style Sheet) file. These are not actual images, but a carefully thought out list of CSS attributes that gives the appearance of a key on a Windows keyboard.

While in Internet Explorer...

  1. Ctrl + E

    Shows the Search Pane at left.

  2. Ctrl + F

    Displays a Find on this page dialog box and allows you to search content on the page you are viewing in your browser. Neat little feature if you are searching for a specific reference on the page.

  3. Ctrl + H

    Shows you the History of web pages you've visited at left.

  4. Ctrl + I

    Shows your Favorites at left.

  5. Ctrl + N

    Opens a New window in Internet Explorer.

  6. Ctrl + W

    Closes the currently open Internet Explorer window.

  7. Alt + Left Arrow

    To go Back.

  8. Alt + Right Arrow

    To go Forward.

  9. Alt + Home

    Takes you to your Default Home Page in Internet Explorer.

  10. Ctrl + Refresh

    Refresh the web page bypassing your browser's cache.

  11. Esc

    Stop the current page from loading. Also stops animations, background sounds, etc.

  12. Shift + Click

    While clicking hyperlink on web page, opens that link in a new browser window.

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While viewing a web page with vertical scroll bar...

  1. Space Bar

    To scroll Downward.

  2. Space Bar + Shift

    To scroll Upward.
    You can also use the Page Down or Page Up keys.

  3. End

    Go to End of page.

  4. Home

    Go to Top of page.

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While in your favorite Word Processing or HTML Editing Programs...

  1. Ctrl + C

    Copy, places the selected/highlighted copy on the clipboard.

  2. Ctrl + H

    Replace, brings up the Find and Replace dialog box. Great for global find and replace routines while working in normal and html views in your favorite WYSIWYG editors like FrontPage. You can also use this to find and replace content within your Word Documents, Excel Spreadsheets, etc...

  3. Ctrl + O

    Open, brings up a browse dialog and allows you to select a file to open.

  4. Ctrl + V

    Paste, inserts the copy on the clipboard into the area where your flashing cursorFlashing Cursoris positioned or the area you have selected/highlighted.

  5. Ctrl + W

    Close, will close the document currently open.

  6. Ctrl + X

    Cut, removes the selected/highlighted copy and places it on the clipboard.

  7. Ctrl + Y

    Redo last command.

  8. Ctrl + Z

    Undo last command.

  9. Enter

    Creates a new Paragraph <p> (Hard Return) or what is referred to as a Hard Return.

  10. Shift + Enter

    Creates a new Line Break <br> (Soft Return) or what is referred to as a Soft Return.

  11. Shift + Arrow

    Shift + Arrow Up, Down, Left or Right. Position your cursorFlashing Cursorat the beginning of the area you wish to highlight for copying. Now use the up, down, left or right arrow keys to select areas of content to be highlighted, copied, pasted, etc.

  12. Print Screen/SysRq

    Usually located at the upper right hand corner of your keyboard next to the Scroll Lock and Pause/Break keys. I will be devoting an entire page to the Print Screen Key when time permits. Please note that not all keyboards have the Print Screen Key.

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And last but not least, the infamous...

  1. Ctrl + Alt + Delete

    Doing this once will bring up the Close Program dialog box. From there you can highlight the program that you wish to force closed (End Task), look for this at the end of the program name; [not responding]. You only need to do this when a program freezes (crashes) on you, welcome to Windows!

  2. Ctrl + Alt + Delete + Ctrl + Alt + Delete

    Doing this twice will Shut Down and Reboot your computer. This is a last resort option to a severe crash and one that I typically do not recommend! Each time you do this, you cause a little disk fragmentation. If you don't defrag your hard drive on a regular basis, your system will eventually slow down and crash more frequently.

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Here is a link to a picture of a clickable Windows Keyboard with detailed explanations of each key. Use your back button to return to this page.

Windows Keyboard


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