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F1

Displays Windows Help and Support

Ctrl + C

Copy the selected item

Ctrl + X

Cut the selected item

Ctrl + V

Paste the selected item

Ctrl + Z

Undo the last action you did

Delete

Deletes the selected item

F2

Rename selected item

Ctrl + Right Arrow

Moves cursor to beginning of next word

Ctrl + Left Arrow

Moves cursor to beginning of previous word

Ctrl + A

Selects all items in current document or window

Alt + Tab

Switch between open windows

Alt + Esc

Make each open window active in turn

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+ Tab

Cycle through open windows using Aero Flip 3D view

F5

Refresh the active window

Ctrl + Shift + Esc

Opens Task Manager

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Opens Start Menu

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+ D

Minimizes all open windows and shows the desktop - press again to restore all open windows

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+ M

Minimize all open windows

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+ F

Search for a file or folder

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+ L

Lock your computer or switch users

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+ U

Open Ease of Access Center

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+ X

Open Windows Mobility Center

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+ Up Arrow

Maximize current window - same as dragging window to top of screen (Aero Snap)

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+ Down Arrow

Restore current window to previous size - same as dragging windows away from top of screen (Aero Snap)

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+ Left or Right Arrow

Docks active window to left or right of screen - handy to place two windows side by side to move or compare contents (Aero Snap)

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+ Space Bar

Makes all open windows transparent so you can see desktop whilst keys held down (Aero Peek)

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+ Home

Minimizes all but the active window - press again to restore windows (Aero Shake)

Ctrl + Shift + N

Create a new folder