Microsoft Vista Keyboard Shortcuts
Save time with Keyboard shortcuts.... ( Windows vista)
Explorer Shortcuts
ALT+D Select the Address bar
CTRL+E Select the Instant Search box
F5 Refresh the active window
ALT+UP ARROW View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
ALT+LEFT Go backward to previous location in history
Backspace Navigate to parent folder if there are no previous navigations.  Navigate to previous location in history if one exists.
ALT+RIGHT Go forward to next location in history
ESC Cancel the current task or search
F10 or ALT Activate the menu bar in the active program
F6 Cycle focus to next UI element in Explorer
ALT+F4 or CTRL+W Close the active item, or exit the active program
F4 Display the Address bar list in Windows Explorer
F3 or CTRL+F Search for a file or folder
CTRL+N Opens current location in a new window
F11 Turn Full Screen Mode on or off
ALT+SPACEBAR Open the shortcut menu for the active window
ALT+TAB Cycle through open windows
CTRL+ALT+TAB Cycle through open windows without closing the menu
CTRL+ESC Display Start Menu
CTRL+SHIFT+ESC Task Manager
   
Listview Shortcuts 
CTRL+A Select all items in a document or window
END Select last item in the active window
HOME Select first item in the active window
CTRL+END Move focus to last item in the selected window without selecting
CTRL+HOME Move focus to first item in the selected window without selecting
CTRL+Arrow keys+Spacebar Allows discontinuous multiple selection of items
SHIFT with any arrow key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
SHIFT+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
F2 Rename the selected item
ALT+ENTER Display properties for the selected item
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
CTRL+PLUS key on Number Pad Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
   
Instant Search Box Shortcuts
ALT+ENTER Searches for entered term and opens Search Pane (does not work in Start Menu)
SHIFT+ENTER Searches for entered term using Internet browser (does not work in Start Menu)
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER Will launch a selected Application elevated if used from the Start Menu
   
Folder Tree Shortcuts  
NUM LOCK+ASTERISK (*) on numeric keypad Display all subfolders under the selected folder
NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN (+) on numeric keypad Display the contents of the selected folder
NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN (-) on numeric keypad Collapse the selected folder
LEFT ARROW Collapse the current selection (if it is expanded), or select the parent folder
RIGHT ARROW Display the current selection (if it is collapsed), or select the first subfolder
ALT+LEFT ARROW View the previous folder
ALT+RIGHT ARROW View the next folder
   
Windows Key Shortcuts
Windows logo key  Open or close the Start menu
Windows logo key + # Launches shortcut in Quick Launch with the position corresponding to the # entered.   (eg. Winkey + 1 to launch first item in quick launch menu)
Windows logo key +BREAK Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key +D Display the desktop
Windows logo key +M Minimize all windows
Windows logo key +SHIFT+M Restore minimized windows to the desktop
Windows logo key +E Open Windows Explorer navigated to Computer
Windows logo key +F Search for a file or folder
CTRL+Windows logo key +F Search for computers 
Windows logo key +L Lock your computer 
Windows logo key +R Open the Run dialog box
Windows logo key +T Cycle through programs on the taskbar
Windows logo key +TAB Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
CTRL+Windows logo key +TAB Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D
Windows logo key +SPACEBAR Bring all gadgets to the front and select Windows Sidebar
Windows logo key +G Cycle through Sidebar gadgets
Windows logo key +U Open Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key +X Open Windows Mobility Center
   
Login Screen Shortcuts
ALT+S Power Menu
ALT+W Switch user
Arrow keys Navigate between user tiles
   
Security Screen Shortcuts
ALT+K Lock machine
ALT+W Switch user
ALT+L Log off
ALT+C Change Password
ALT+T Task Manager
   
General Shortcuts
CTRL+C or CTRL+INS Copy
CTRL+X or SHIFT+DEL Cut
CTRL+V or SHIFT+INS Paste
CTRL+Z Undo
CTRL+Y Redo
F1 Help
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item Create shortcut to selected item.
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys Highlight a block of text.
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word.
CTRL+LEFT ARROW Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word.

 

Can you work without a mouse?

Just Imagine One day your mouse hanged while you working on an important file. Or it’s damaged but you have to send an important file. If you know the keyboard shortcuts, you can do it faster than the mouse. Same time try to study impotent Run commands,Office Shortcuts, and Windows Xp Shortcuts




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