Everyday most useful computer shortcut keys for computer users

Easy Shortcut keys for Windows XP, Vista, Win 7

If you are a regular computer user, than here you can find very useful list for computer shortcut keys. You can use this shortcut keys instead of normal access, because shortcut keys are always quick and fast. For example if you try to open “My Computer” in any OS like Windows Xp, Vista or Win 7, than the normal process would be : Start + Program Menu + My Computer or double click on “My Computer” icon on desktop. So you can shorten this process by using shortcut key : Windows Key + E button on keyboard. So if you want to open “My Computer” than you don’t need to use mouse by using shortcut key.

Shortcut key

Following computer shortcut keys you can use on daily basics.

List of Computer shortcut keys
Shortcut Key
Windows Button + Tab
Aero Flip all opened Application
Windows Button + P
Display Mode / Projector
Windows Button + U
Control Panel / All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center
Windows Button + L
Lock your System
Windows Button + D
Show Desktop Screen
Windows Button + M
Minimize all Application and Software
Windows Button + F
Search Files or Folder
Windows Button
Open or Hide Start Menu
Windows Button + E
To Open My computer
Windows Button + R
To Open Run
Ctrl + A
Select All
Ctrl + C
Ctrl + V
Ctrl + X
Ctrl + Z
Ctrl + Y
Ctrl+ F4
Close the Active Pane of an program or Application
Ctrl + R
Refresh Webpage
Ctrl + p
Open a Print Dialog Box
Alt + Space Bar
Open MMC Menu of the Application
Alt + F
Open File Menu of the Application
Used to Rename a Selected File or an item
Shift + Delete
Permanently delete a File or folder
Alt + F4
(Function Key) Close the Active Application
Alt + Tab Button
Switch Between Opened Application
Alt + Print Screen Button
Take Screen shot of desktop

  • To Shut Down your computer in Windows XP, you may use this short key : Press “Windows button” key one time and two time continues “U” key
  • To open “Task Manager” quickly use Ctrl + Shift + Del key
  • For zoom in, you can use : Windows button + Plus sign
  • For zoom out, you may use : Windows Button + Minus Sign key
In above list you can find most usable shortcut keys for daily use. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me via comments.