List of Microsoft Shortcut Keys

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A list of relatively obscure shortcut keys for various programs:



Ctrl + Shift + Esc - brings up task manager - one less click that Ctrl+Alt+Del and picking Task Manager

Alt + F4 apparently brings up a login form for Windows 7 in a lock screen - not tested yet - my computers don't have this problem.

Windows Key + Shift + Arrow Key - Move a window from one screen to another.

Alt + Esc - move current window behind all others

Alt + Space, then N - minimize current window

Win10: Shut Down: Press Windows key + X, followed by U, then U again to turn off.

Win10: Reboot: Press Windows key + X, followed by U, then R to restart.


OT:  Move windows that are off-screen or on other screen to primary screen - Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista, hold down Shift while right-clicking the program in the taskbar, then select Move.


Most Microsoft stuff:

Ctrl+; - inserts today's date

Ctrl+Shift+: - inserts time


MS Access:

Ctrl+F2 - "zooms" the current input field.


MS Excel:

F2 - edits the currently highlighted cell (in place)




There is a comprehensive list of shortcut keys in the MS Office help menus.


I've also used the GPL tool "HotKeyBind" to create custom shortcuts for rebooting and shutting down a HTPC from the wireless keyboard. Very handy!


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    Date Updated:
    2020-12-10 17:38:38
    Date Created:
    2003-08-06 15:56:26


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