Most of you might be knowing all these shortcuts They are good for beginners These all work for Windows XP Alt + Tab Switch between open applications. Alt + Shift + Tab Switch backwards between open applications. Alt + Print Screen Create a screen shot only for the program you are currently in. Ctrl + Alt + Del Reboot the computer and/or bring up the Windows task manager. Ctrl + Esc Bring Up start menu. Alt + Esc Switch Between open applications on taskbar. F2 Renames selected Icon. F3 Starts find from desktop. F4 Opens the drive selection when browsing. F5 Refresh Contents. Alt + F4 Closes Current open program. Ctrl + F4 Closes Window in Program. Ctrl + (the '+' key on the keypad) Automatically adjust the widths of all the columns in Windows explorer Alt + Enter Opens properties window of selected icon or program. Shift + F10 Simulates right-click on selected item. Shift + Del Delete programs/files without throwing into the recycle bin. Holding Shift Boot safe mode or by pass system files. Holding Shift when putting in an audio cd, will prevent cd player from playing. Below is a listing of Windows keys that can be used on computers running a Microsoft Windows operating system and using a keyboard with a Windows key. In the below list of shortcuts, the Windows key is represented by "WINKEY". If you are looking for Windows shortcut keys, see the above Microsoft Windows shortcut key section.Shortcut Keys Description WINKEY + D Brings the desktop to the top of all other windows. WINKEY + M Minimizes all windows. WINKEY + SHIFT + M Undo the minimize done by WINKEY + M and WINKEY + D. WINKEY + E Open Microsoft Explorer. WINKEY + Tab Cycle through open programs through the taskbar. WINKEY + F Display the Windows Search / Find feature. WINKEY + CTRL + F Display the search for computers window. WINKEY + F1 Display the Microsoft Windows help. WINKEY + R Open the run window. WINKEY + Pause / Break key Open the system properties window. WINKEY + U Open Utility Manager. WINKEY + L Lock the computer.