Windows 3.1 keyboard shortcuts

You probably don't use Windows 3.1 anymore, but just looking at it's keyboard shortcuts are going to give you some nostalgia. It shows how keyboard shortcuts are started to form. If you want to bring your memories back, you can find online emulators of Windows 3.1 (they work in your browser) on web or install the operating system on a virtual PC.

Windows 3.1
Del

Delete

⤶ Enter

Open

Alt + ⤶ Enter

Properties

F7

Move

F8

Copy

Alt + F4

Exit Windows

↑   Shift + F5

Cascade windows

↑   Shift + F4

Tile windows

Alt + Space

Open Control Box

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Esc

Cancel most operations and close dialog boxes

Ctrl + Home

Puts the cursor to the beginning of an open document

Ctrl + End

Puts the cursor to the end of an open document

Home

Move the cursor to the beginning of the line

End

Move the cursor to the end of the line

↑   Shift + Del

Cut the selected text to the clipboard

↑   Shift + Insert

Paste the contents of the clipboard into open file under cursor

Ctrl + Insert

Copy selected text or object to the clipboard

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Cycle through open windows

Alt + F4

Close the application or dialog box

Alt + ⭾ Tab

Task switch. Hold Tab while repeatedly pressing Alt cycles through open windows

Ctrl + Esc

Bring up the task list of running applications

↑   Shift + F8

Allows multiple selection of non-contiguous items from any list. Use this shortcut on the first item and then move with arrow keys, then press Enter to select items

Alt + ⬅ Backspace

Undo last command

or Ctrl + Z
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Alt + Mouse left click

Use this shortcut to turn over only one card instead of three


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Program information

Program name: Windows 3.1 (General)

Windows 3.1 released by Microsoft in April 1992. This version of operating system came with networking capabilities and used TrueType fonts first time. Windows 3.1 replaced Reversi game with Minesweeper. To start Windows 3.1, you had to type "win" in MS-DOS command line (which required MS-DOS to be installed first), this is why it is sometimes considered a "graphical interface" rather than full operating system.

Web page: https://support.microsoft.com/...


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