Using keyboards in 10.0.25290.1000
Use this page to find out what keys are available for a shortcut, or for comparing what individual keyboard layouts output for given key.
To start, select the combination of keys you are interested in:
Basic rules for creating shortcuts:
Here are links to shortctus in existing products:
If you are creating an application, make sure your users get an intuitive experience. The most common assignments are as follows:
|cycle through panes||menu¹||full-screen|
¹ Functionality provided by operating system.
² Why does Outlook map Ctrl+F to Forward instead of Find, like all right-thinking programs?
Why is Alt+F4 the hotkey for closing a window? Why not Alt+F5 or Alt+F3?
If you are a developer, you might want to check Michael's Keyboard Laws for Developers.