Here are some shortcuts that apply to Windows and or most Windows applications.
What Shortcut Does
switches between all currently running programs
ctrl+tab (ctrl+f6 in Microsoft Word)
switches between the active windows in an MDI (Multiple Document Interface) application
brings up the windows start menu (Use the arrows keys to move through the options and enter to select an option.)
brings up the right click menu for a selected object (I.E. a file or folder in Windows Explorer)
selects all files in an explorer folder listing and some file selection dialog boxes
closes the active application (Press after clicking on a blank area of the desktop to evoke the Windows shut down dialog box.)
Here some shortcuts which work in most ASCII editors and word processors.
moves the cursor to the beginning of the current line
moves the cursor to the end of the current line
moves the cursor to the beginning of the document
moves the cursor to the end of the document
ctrl+left or right arrow
moves the cursor to the next or previous word with a word being a set of characters preceeded and proceeded by a space
shift+down arrow, left arrow, right arrow or up arrow
blocks text in the direction of the arrow key
shift+ctrl+left or right arrow
blocks text a word at a time in the direction of the arrow key with a word being a set of characters preceeded and proceeded
by a space
shift+page down or page up
blocks text a page at time downwards or upwards
shift+home or end
blocks text from the current cursor position to the beginning or end of the current line
shift+ctrl+home or end
blocks in all text from the current cursor position to the beginning or end of the document.
blocks in the entire document (only valid in notepad under Windows 2000 or later)
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