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What are the shortcut keys available?

    What are the shortcut keys available?

    The following are the most commonly used shortcut keys:
    - Windows + F1: Starts the Help section of Windows.
    - Windows + Tab: Switches between the selection of programs shown on the taskbar.
    - Windows + E: Starts Windows Explorer.
    - Windows + F: Starts Windows Search program for Files and Folders.
    - Windows + Ctrl + F: Starts Windows Search program for Computers.
    - Windows + M: Minimizes the window for all running programs.
    - Windows + Shift + M: Restores all minimized windows of running programs to their original sizes.
    - Windows + R: Starts Run command.
    - Windows + Pause: Starts System Properties.
    - F1: Displays the Help section of the active program.
    - F10 or Alt: Displays the menu bar of the active program.
    - Alt + Tab: Switches between programs.
    - Alt + double-click: Displays the properties of the selected icon.
    - Alt + F4: Closes the active program.
    - Ctrl + Esc: Displays the Start menu.
    - Shift + F10: Displays the available tasks for the selected item.


    The following are the available shortcut keys in Desktop and Windows/Internet Explorer:
    - F2: Renaming purposes.
    - F3: Starts the Windows Search program for Files and Folders.
    - Ctrl + A: Selects all items in the window.
    - Ctrl + C: Copy.
    - Ctrl + V: Paste.
    - Ctrl + X: Cut.
    - Alt + Enter: Displays properties.
    - Ctrl + Shift + Drag-and-Drop: Creates a shortcut.
    - Ctrl + Drag-and-Drop: Copies item/s to the drop destination.
    - Shift + Del: Deletes selected item/s immediately instead of moving to Recycle Bin


    The following are the available shortcut keys in Windows/Internet Explorer:
    - F5: Refreshes the contents in the window.
    - Back Space: Moves one layer up.
    - Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action.
    - * (number pad): Displays all contents (including sub-folders' contents) of selected folder.
    - + (number pad): Displays all contents in selected folder.
    - - (number pad): Closes currently selected folder.
    - F6: Toggles within the areas in Internet Explorer


    The following are the available shortcut keys in Properties window:
    - Tab: Moves to the next option/field.
    - Shift + Tab: Moves to the previous option/field.
    - Ctrl + Tab: Moves to the next tab.
    - Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Moves to the previous tab.