The following is a list of the keyboard commands that you can use
instead of a mouse in MS-DOS 5.0 or later Shell:
ALT or F10 Selects the menu bar.
ALT+<first letter of Opens specified menu. For example, ALT+F
menu option> opens the File menu.
TAB Moves among areas of Shell. In the default
configuration, this will move you from the
Drive icons -> Directory Tree -> Main Group
-> Drive icons.
SHIFT+TAB Reverses the direction.
Arrow keys Moves within an area or menu of Shell.
PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN Scrolls up or down one window.
SHIFT+F5 Repaints screen.
F5 Reads all the files on the current disk
drive, just as it does when you start MS-DOS
Shell, and repaints screen. This will
update the File List to reflect files deleted
CTRL+<drive letter> Selects the drive specified.
F1 Activates a HELP Window containing
information about the selected menu.
SHIFT+F9 Shells to command prompt using COMSPEC
variable; does not exit Shell.
ALT+F4 or F3 Exits MS-DOS Shell.
HOME or CTRL+HOME Scrolls to the beginning of the list.
END or CTRL+END Scrolls to the end of the list.
SHIFT+F8 Turns ADD mode on/off to select files.
SPACEBAR Selects the files (must be in ADD mode).
CTRL+SLASH (/) "Selects All" files.
CTRL+BACKSLASH (\) "Cancels All" files.
F9 Views file contents.
F7 Moves files to different drive or directory.
F8 Copies files to different drive or directory.
SHIFT+ENTER Adds a program to the Active Task List.
CTRL+F5 Updates a directory after making changes to
files in a directory.
+ Expands the directory to view the
- Collapses branch(es).
CTRL+ASTERISK (*) Expands all directories.
Active Task List
ALT+TAB Switches to the next application in the
Active Task List.
CTRL+ESC Switches to MS-DOS Shell from any program.
DEL Deletes a program from the Active Task List.