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or Ctrl + Esc

Opens or closes the Start Menu

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+ Break

Opens the System Properties dialog windows

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+ D

Shows the desktop

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+ M

Minimizes all open windows

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+ Shift + M

Restores all open windows

Alt + F4

Closes the currently active window

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+ E

Windows Explorer

 

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+F or F3

Find Files

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+ Ctrl + F

Searches for computers on a network

Ctrl + A

Selects all text

Ctrl + X

Cuts all selected text

Ctrl + C

Copies all selected text

Ctrl + V

Pastes content of clipboard

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+ L

Locks Computer

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+ R

Opens the Run dialog box

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and hold + T

Advances through programs on your taskbar

Alt hold + Tab

Advances through open windows

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and hold + Tab

Advances through programs using 3D view

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+ Spacebar

Brings gadgets to front

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and hold + G

Advances through gadgets

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+ U

Opens the Ease of Access Center

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+ X

Opens the Windows Mobility Center

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+ F1

Opens the Windows Vista Help dialog

F1

Opens the Help dialog of the current program