|Press this key
|To do this
|Ctrl + X
|Cut the selected item.
|Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert)
|Copy the selected item.
|Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)
|Paste the selected item.
|Ctrl + Z
|Undo an action.
|Alt + Tab
|Switch between open apps.
|Alt + F4
|Close the active item, or exit the active app.
|Windows logo key + L
|Lock your PC.
|Windows logo key + D
|Display and hide the desktop.
|Rename the selected item.
|Search for a file or folder in File Explorer.
|Display the address bar list in File Explorer.
|Refresh the active window.
|Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.
|Activate the Menu bar in the active app.
|Alt + F8
|Show your password on the sign-in screen.
|Alt + Esc
|Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened.
|Alt + underlined letter
|Perform the command for that letter.
|Alt + Enter
|Display properties for the selected item.
|Alt + Spacebar
|Open the shortcut menu for the active window.
|Alt + Left arrow
|Alt + Right arrow
|Alt + Page Up
|Move up one screen.
|Alt + Page Down
|Move down one screen.
|Ctrl + F4
|Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and let you have multiple documents open at the same time).
|Ctrl + A
|Select all items in a document or window.
|Ctrl + D (or Delete)
|Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.
|Ctrl + R (or F5)
|Refresh the active window.
|Ctrl + Y
|Redo an action.
|Ctrl + Right arrow
|Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word.
|Ctrl + Left arrow
|Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word.
|Ctrl + Down arrow
|Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph.
|Ctrl + Up arrow
|Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph.
|Ctrl + Alt + Tab
|Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps.
|Alt + Shift + arrow keys
|When a group or tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it in the direction specified.
|Ctrl + Shift + arrow keys
|When a tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it into another tile to create a folder.
|Ctrl + arrow keys
|Resize the Start menu when it’s open.
|Ctrl + arrow key (to move to an item) + Spacebar
|Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop.
|Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key
|Select a block of text.
|Ctrl + Esc
|Ctrl + Shift + Esc
|Open Task Manager.
|Ctrl + Shift
|Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available.
|Ctrl + Spacebar
|Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off.
|Shift + F10
|Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
|Shift with any arrow key
|Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document.
|Shift + Delete
|Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first.
|Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.
|Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.
|Stop or leave the current task.
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