Win98/Me/XP Keyboard Shortcuts

 

For those of you who've been looking for a list of Windows 98/Milennium shortcut keys, here's some of the more useful ones. Note that:

  • represents the flag key (aka "the Win key") on the Windows Keyboard, and
  •   represents the special key underneath the right <Shift> and next to the right-side key.

 

ACTION

KEYBOARD SHORTCUT

Close the active window or program

<Alt><F4>   

Close the active window within a program

<Ctrl><F4>

Copy from Windows Clipboard

<Ctrl> c

Cut selected text; store it in Windows Clipboard

<Ctrl> x

Cycle through Taskbar programs

 <Tab>

Delete an item so that it's not sent to the Recycle Bin

<Shift><Delete>

Display a context ("right click") menu

     or

<Shift><F10>

Display current window's system menu

<Alt><spacebar>

Display Properties for a selected item

<Alt><Enter>

Explorer

  e

Find a computer on the network

<Ctrl>  f

Find a file or folder

  f

Help for selected item

<F1>

Help (Windows)

  <F1>

Maximize the active window

<Alt><spacebar> x

Minimize the active window

 <Alt><spacebar> n

Minimize all running programs

 d

Open selected folder or program

<Ctrl><Enter>

Open selected folder in a two-paned Explorer window

<Ctrl><Shift><Enter>

Paste text from the Windows Clipboard

<Ctrl>v

Prevent a CD from autoplaying

hold down <Shift> while inserting the CD

Restore the active window

<Alt><spacebar> r

Restore minimized programs

  d

Run Dialog

  r

Start Menu

Switch between running programs

<Alt><Tab>

Switch in the reverse direction between running programs

<Alt><Shift><Tab>

System Properties

(Device Manager resides here)

  <Break>

Task Managernew

<Shift><Ctrl><Esc>

useful for those PCs where <Ctrl><Alt><Del> doesn't open the Task Manager window directly

Utlity Managernew

(e.g., Magnifier, Narrator, etc.).

 u

Undo previous action

<Ctrl>z

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