Microsoft released one of its unsuccessful operating system about a 2 years ago.  Microsoft stated that this will be the best OS from it.  However, the OS failed in many ways.  The most important was the performance, where If a person is using the complete functionality of Vista.  The performance is gone.  Many other software were not compatible with Vista, as it has complete new set coding which was different from XP.  Third party software were not ready with the compatibility drivers for the OS.  This was a let down for the Operating system.

However, now many users are getting used to Vista, and looking out for Windows 7.  This is for the users who are using Windows Vista.  Some of the short key which you think may be useful in day to day activities while using the compter.  

Using KeysWindows Key Shortcut How it Functions
On Desktop
Windows key Opens or closes the Start menu
Windows + D Displays your desktop
Windows + E Opens the Computer window
Windows + F Opens the Search window
Ctrl + Windows + F Searches for computers (if you're on a network)
Windows + L Locks your computer or switches users
Windows + M Minimizes all windows
Shift + Windows + M Restores minimized windows
Windows + R Opens the Run dialog box
Windows + T Cycles through programs on the Taskbar
Windows + U Opens the Ease of Access Center
Ctrl + A Selects everything in a window
Ctrl + C Copies selected items
Ctrl + X Cuts selected items
Ctrl + V Pastes cut or copied items
Ctrl + Y Redoes an action
Ctrl + Z Undoes an action
F1 Displays Help
F2 Highlights the label of a selected item for editing
F3 Opens the Search window
Ctrl + F4 Closes the current document
Alt + F4 Closes the current item or program
F5 Refreshes a window
F6 Cycles through elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 Activates a program's menu bar
Shift + Windows + F10 Displays the shortcut menu for a selected item
Delete Deletes selected items to the Recycle Bin
Shift + Delete Deletes selected items permanently
Alt + Enter Displays the properties of a selected item
Ctrl + Esc Opens the Start menu
Alt + Esc Cycles through items in the order you opened them
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Opens the Windows Task Manager
Left Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock Turns the Mouse Keys feature on or off
Hold for five seconds + Num Lock Turns the Toggle Keys feature on or off
Windows + Pause Displays the System Properties dialog box
Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen Turns the High Contrast feature on or off
Right Shift for 8 seconds Turns the Filter Keys feature on and off
Press Shift five times Turns the Sticky Keys feature on or off
Alt + Spacebar Opens the shortcut menu for the current window
Alt + Tab Switches between open items
Windows + Tab Cycles through open items with Flip 3-D
Ctrl + Alt + Tab Displays open items (use the arrow keys to switch between them)
Ctrl + Windows + Tab Displays open items with Flip 3-D (use the arrow keys to cycle through them)
Windows Explorer Alt + D Moves to the Address bar
F4 Displays the Address bar drop-down list
Ctrl + N Opens a new window
F11 Maximizes/minimizes the current window
Left arrow Collapses a selection or selects its parent folder
Alt + Left arrow Shows the previous folder
Right arrow Displays the current selection or selects its first subfolder
Alt + Right arrow Shows the next folder
Asterisk (keypad) Displays subfolders within a selected folder
End Displays the bottom of the current window
Home Displays the top of the current window
Minus Sign (keypad) Collapses the selected folder
Plus Sign (keypad) Displays the contents of the selected folder
Vista Sidebar Windows + G Cycles through gadgets
Windows + Spacebar Brings all gadgets to the front; selects Sidebar
Tab Cycles through Sidebar controls
Dialog Box F1 Displays Help
F4 Displays items in a drop-down list
Backspace In Save As or Open dialog, opens a folder one level up from a selected folder
Enter Works like a mouse click for some selected options
Spacebar Selects or deselects an active check box
Tab Moves forward through dialog box options
Ctrl + Tab Hops from tab to tab
Shift + Tab Moves backward through dialog box options
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Hops backward from tab to tab
Vista Help Alt + A Displays the customer support page
Alt + C Displays the Help And Support Contents
Ctrl + F Opens Find dialog box for the current topic
Alt + N Displays the connection settings menu
Ctrl + P Prints a help topic
F3 Moves to the Search box
F10 Displays Options menu
Alt + Home Displays the Help And Support home page


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