shortcut keys of windows xp

Main windows xp shortcut keys

  1. Win+?    Maximize the current window
  2. Win+?    If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
  3. Win+?    Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
  4. *If it is already docked left, it is moved to the right half of the screen
  5. *If it is already docked right, it is restored to its original size

 

  1. Win+?    Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
  2. Win+Shift+?    Move current window to the left monitor (with dual monitors)
  3. Win+Shift+?    Move current window to the right monitor (with dual monitors)
  4. Win+Home    Minimize all but the current window
  5. Win+Space    Peek at the desktop
  6. Win+[Plus sign]    Zoom in
  7. Win+[Minus sign]    Zoom out
  8. Win+P    Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
  9. Middle Click    Open a new instance of the program
  10. Ctrl+Shift+Click    Open a new instance of the program as Administrator
  11. Shift+Right-Click    Show window menu
  12. Alt+P    In Explorer, show/hide the preview pane
  13. Shift+Click    Open a new instance of the program
  14. Ctrl+Click    Cycle between windows in a group

Starting Programs

  1. Win+1    Open the first program on your Quick Launch bar
  2. Win+2    Open the second program on your Quick Launch bar
  3. Win+n    Open the nth program on your Quick Launch bar
  4. Win+U    Open the ease of access center
  5. Win+F    Open the search window
  6. Win+X    Open the Mobility Center
  7. Win+E    Open Explorer
  8. Win+R    Open the Run window [more info]
  9. Win+B    Move focus to notification tray (the right-most portion of the taskbar)
  10. Win+P    Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
  11. Win+Pause    Open the System Properties portion from the Control Panel
  12. Ctrl+Shift+Esc    Open Windows Task Manager

Managing Windows

  1. Alt+F4    Close the active window
  2. Alt+Tab    Switch to previous active window
  3. Alt+Esc    Cycle through all open windows
  4. Win+Tab    Flip 3D [more info]
  5. Ctrl+Win+Tab    Persistent Flip 3D
  6. Win+T    Cycle through applications on taskbar (showing its live preview)
  7. Win+M    Minimize all open windows
  8. Win+Shift+M    Undo all window minimization
  9. Win+D    Toggle showing the desktop
  10. Win+?    Maximize the current window
  11. Win+?    If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
  12. Win+?    Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
  13. *If it is already docked left, it is moved to the right half of the screen
  14. *If it is already docked right, it is restored to its original size
  15. Win+?    Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
  16. *If it is already docked right, it is moved to the left half of the screen
  17. *If it is already docked left, it is restored to its original size
  18. Win+Shift+?    Move current window to the left monitor (with dual monitors)
  19. Win+Shift+?    Move current window to the right monitor (with dual monitors)
  20. Win+Home    Minimize all but the current window
  21. Win+Space    Peek at the desktop
  22. Win+[Plus sign]    Zoom in
  23. Win+[Minus sign]    Zoom out
  24. Alt+?    Go back
  25. Alt+?    Go forward
  26. Alt+?    Go up a directory
  27. Alt+D    Move focus to address bar
  28. Alt+D, Tab    Move focus to search bar
  29. Alt+Enter    Open the Properties window of the current selection
  30. Ctrl+Mousewheel    Change the view type (extra large, small, list view, detail, etc.)
  31. Alt+P    Show/hide the preview pane

windows power on and off

  1. Win, ?, Enter    Shutdown
  2. Win, ?, ?, R    Restart
  3. Win, ?, ?, S    Sleep
  4. Win, ?, ?, W    Switch Users
  5. Win+L    Locks computer