Alt+F4 (in a program): Closes the window

Alt+F4 (from the desktop): Opens the Windows Shutdown/ Restart dialog box

Alt+Spacebar: In the active window, this brings up the corner dialog box

Alt+Esc: Cycles between open windows in the order they were opened

Shift+Delete: Permanently deletes an item (rather than sending it to the Recycle Bin)

Ctrl+drag an icon: Copies that item

Ctrl+Shift+drag an icon: Creates a shortcut for the item

Right-click+drag an icon: Brings up a menu to copy, move, or create a shortcut for the item

Shift+F10: Displays a shortcut menu for an item (like rightclicking with the mouse)

Ctrl+Esc: Opens the Start menu 

Stanley Zarowin is a contributing editor to the JofA. His e-mail address is .


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