In Windows Vista, as in other Windows Operating Systems (also see Keyboard Shortcuts), you can use many shortcut keys as an alternative to the mouse. You can open, close, and navigate the Start menu, desktop, menus, dialog boxes, and Web pages using keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts may also make it easier and sometimes a lot faster for you to interact with your computer.
See the following tables for some of the most useful shortcuts:
Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts
Press this key
To do this
Right SHIFT for eight seconds
Turn Filter Keys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (or PRTSCRN)
Turn High Contrast on or off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK
Turn Mouse Keys on or off
SHIFT five times
Turn Sticky Keys on or off
NUM LOCK for five seconds
Turn Toggle Keys on or off
Windows logo key +U
Open the Ease of Access Center
General keyboard shortcuts
Press this key
To do this
Copy the selected item
Cut the selected item
Paste the selected item
Undo an action
Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Rename the selected item
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
CTRL+SHIFT with an arrow key
Select a block of text
SHIFT with any arrow key
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
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