Windows can be controlled from the keyboard with shortcuts which replace actions using a mouse.

There are hundreds of shortcuts to control windows and applications, some of the ones that are most commonly used are:
Windows logo key + U: Open the Ease of Access Centre.

Shift 5 times: Turn Sticky Keys on or off.

Num Lock for 5 seconds: Turn Toggle Keys on or off.

F1: Display Help.

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert: Copy the selected item.

Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item.

Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert: Paste the selected item.

Ctrl + Z: Undo an action.

Ctrl + Y: Redo an action.

Delete or Ctrl + D: Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.

Shift + Delete: Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first.

Windows logo key: Open or close the Start menu.
Windows logo key + L: Lock the desktop equivalent to Alt Ctrl Del to Lock Screen.

Windows logo key +  Tab: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3D.

Windows logo key + E: Open Computer to find folders and documents.

Alt + Tab: Switch between open items.

Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel: Change the size of icons on the desktop (must be on the desktop!).

Alt + F4: Close the active item or exit the active program.

These shortcuts work In Windows 7, 8 and 10.


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