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What are the shortcut keys available?

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What are the shortcut keys available?

The following are the most commonly used shortcut keys:
- Windows + F1: Starts the Help section of Windows.
- Windows + Tab: Switches between the selection of programs shown on the taskbar.
- Windows + E: Starts Windows Explorer.
- Windows + F: Starts Windows Search program for Files and Folders.
- Windows + Ctrl + F: Starts Windows Search program for Computers.
- Windows + M: Minimizes the window for all running programs.
- Windows + Shift + M: Restores all minimized windows of running programs to their original sizes.
- Windows + R: Starts Run command.
- Windows + Pause: Starts System Properties.
- F1: Displays the Help section of the active program.
- F10 or Alt: Displays the menu bar of the active program.
- Alt + Tab: Switches between programs.
- Alt + double-click: Displays the properties of the selected icon.
- Alt + F4: Closes the active program.
- Ctrl + Esc: Displays the Start menu.
- Shift + F10: Displays the available tasks for the selected item.


The following are the available shortcut keys in Desktop and Windows/Internet Explorer:
- F2: Renaming purposes.
- F3: Starts the Windows Search program for Files and Folders.
- Ctrl + A: Selects all items in the window.
- Ctrl + C: Copy.
- Ctrl + V: Paste.
- Ctrl + X: Cut.
- Alt + Enter: Displays properties.
- Ctrl + Shift + Drag-and-Drop: Creates a shortcut.
- Ctrl + Drag-and-Drop: Copies item/s to the drop destination.
- Shift + Del: Deletes selected item/s immediately instead of moving to Recycle Bin


The following are the available shortcut keys in Windows/Internet Explorer:
- F5: Refreshes the contents in the window.
- Back Space: Moves one layer up.
- Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action.
- * (number pad): Displays all contents (including sub-folders' contents) of selected folder.
- + (number pad): Displays all contents in selected folder.
- - (number pad): Closes currently selected folder.
- F6: Toggles within the areas in Internet Explorer


The following are the available shortcut keys in Properties window:
- Tab: Moves to the next option/field.
- Shift + Tab: Moves to the previous option/field.
- Ctrl + Tab: Moves to the next tab.
- Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Moves to the previous tab.