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Windows Vista: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Appendix D. The Master Keyboard Shortcut List

Here it is, by popular, frustrated demand: The master list of every secret (or not-so-secret) keystroke in Windows Vista. Clip and post to your monitor (unless, of course, you got this book from the library).

Explorer windows

Highlight the Address bar

Alt+D

Open Previous Locations list (Address bar)

F4

Refresh the window

F5

Open this folder's parent window

Alt+Up arrow

Back (previous window)

Alt+Left arrow or Backspace

Forward

Alt+Right arrow

Cancel the current task or search

Esc

Make menu bar visible

F10 or Alt

Close window

Alt+F4 or Ctrl+W

Open Search window

F3, Ctrl+F, or +F

Open another window for this folder

Ctrl+N

Full Screen Mode on/off

F11

Open this window's Control menu

Alt+Space

Cycle through open windows

Alt+Tab

Cycle through open windows without closing the menu

Ctrl+Alt+Tab

Open Start menu

or Ctrl+Esc

Open Task Manager

Ctrl+Shift+Esc

Resize columns to fit their contents

Ctrl+Plus sign (+) on numeric keypad

Instant Search box (top of each Explorer window)

Select the Instant Search box (next to Address bar)

Ctrl+E

Search and open Search Pane

Alt+Enter

Search in Internet Explorer

Shift+Enter

Open a selected program elevated (Start Menu searches)

Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Working with icons ...

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