Help with your keyboard using Windows

Windows, 95, 98, 2000, ME

  • ‘ F1 ’ – Displays the help file for the current program.
  • ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ letter ‘ – activates the menu represented by the letter, where letter is the underlined letter in the menu title for example ‘ File’ would be ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ F’
  • ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ Z ‘ – Undo the last action.
  • ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ Tab ‘ – Quickly switch between current running programs.
  • ‘ Windows Key ‘ + ‘ D’ – Shows your desktop.
  • ‘ Windows Key ‘ + ‘ E ‘ – Starts Windows Explorer.
  • ‘ Windows Key ‘ + ‘ U ‘ – Displays the Windows utility manager dialog box for controlling accessibility options .
  • ‘ Ctrl’ + ‘ C’ – Copies selected textgraphics to the clipboard.
  • ‘ Ctrl’ + ‘ V ‘ – Pastes textgraphics from the clipboard.
  • ‘ Ctrl’ + ‘ X’ – Cuts selected textgraphics to the clipboard.

Windows XP

  • ‘ F1 ‘ – Displays the help file for the current program.
  • ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ letter ‘ – activates the menu represented by the letter, where letter is the underlined letter in the menu title for example ‘ File’ would be ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ F’
  • ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ Z ‘ – Undo the last action.
  • ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ Tab ‘ – Quickly switch between current running programs.
  • ‘ Windows Key ‘ + ‘ D’ – Shows your desktop.
  • ‘ Windows Key ‘ + ‘ E ‘ – Starts Windows Explorer.
  • ‘ Windows Key ‘ + ‘ U ‘ – Displays the Windows utility manager dialog box for controlling accessibility options .
  • ‘ Ctrl’ + ‘ C’ – Copies selected textgraphics to the clipboard.
  • ‘ Ctrl’ + ‘ V ‘ – Pastes textgraphics from the clipboard.
  • ‘ Ctrl’ + ‘ X’ – Cuts selected textgraphics to the clipboard.

You can also find help with your keyboard on these other operating systems:

For Mac, For Linux.

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