microsoft.jpg A keyboard shortcut (also known as a shortcut, accelerator key, hot key, or mnemonic) is a key or set of keys that performs a predefined function. You can act faster, save time and reduce a lot of mouse work for some common computing chores using shortcut keys. Having said that, many people do not really like to use shortcut keys because it is hard to remember and find them.

Microsoft has summarized dozens of shortcut keys for Windows XP and Windows Vista users. If you are interested in being familiar with these keys, you can go to the relevant pages:

a. Windows XP go here
b. Windows Vista go here or here.