Keyboard Shortcut Keys PDF – Overview
Windows Keyboard Shortcut Keys can help a MS Windows user work more efficiently. Since computers are now very useful or even essential parts of our lives, and in fact there is much to do with computers. If you use the computer frequently at your home or office, you must have knowledge about the keyboard shortcut keys which can help you complete your tasks easily and efficiently.
Keyboard Shortcut Keys provides an easier way of navigating and performing commands in computer software. The use of windows computer shortcut keys is beneficial for computer users, as it allows them to complete tasks accurately and in less time.
Keyboard Shortcut Keys
List of topics in which shortcut keys are given
- Open Programs
- Dialog Boxes
- Microsoft Word Formatting
- Microsoft PowerPoint Navigation
- Microsoft Excel Worksheet navigation
- Mozilla Firefox (Web)
- Mozilla Thunderbird (Email)
Common Shortcut Keys
|Computer Shortcut Keys
|Ctrl + X
|Cut the selected item.
|Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert)
|Copy the selected item.
|Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)
|Paste the selected item.
|Ctrl + Z
|Undo an action.
|Alt + Tab
|Switch between open apps.
|Alt + F4
|Close the active item, or exit the active app.
|Rename the selected item.
|Search for a file or folder in File Explorer.
|Display the address bar list in File Explorer.
|Refresh the active window.
|Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.
|Activate the Menu bar in the active app.
|Alt + F8
|Show your password on the sign-in screen.
|Alt + Esc
|Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened.
|Alt + underlined letter
|Perform the command for that letter.
|Alt + Enter
|Display properties for the selected item.
|Alt + Spacebar
|Open the shortcut menu for the active window.
|Alt + Left arrow
|Alt + Right arrow
|Alt + Page Up
|Move up one screen.
|Alt + Page Down
|Move down one screen.
|Ctrl + F4
|Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and let you have multiple documents open at the same time).
|Ctrl + A
|Select all items in a document or window.
|Ctrl + D (or Delete)
|Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.
|Ctrl + E
|Open Search (in most apps).
|Ctrl + R (or F5)
|Refresh the active window.
|Ctrl + Y
|Redo an action.
|Ctrl + Right arrow
|Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word.
|Ctrl + Left arrow
|Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word.
|Ctrl + Down arrow
|Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph.
|Ctrl + Up arrow
|Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph.
|Ctrl + Alt + Tab
|Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps.
|Alt + Shift + arrow keys
|When a group or tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it in the direction specified.
|Ctrl + Shift + arrow keys
|When a tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it into another tile to create a folder.
|Ctrl + arrow keys
|Resize the Start menu when it’s open.
|Ctrl + arrow key (to move to an item) + Spacebar
|Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop.
|Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key
|Select a block of text.
|Ctrl + Esc
|Ctrl + Shift + Esc
|Open Task Manager.
|Ctrl + Shift
|Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available.
|Ctrl + Spacebar
|Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off.
|Shift + F10
|Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
|Shift with any arrow key
|Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document.
|Shift + Delete
|Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first.
|Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.
|Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.
|Stop or leave the current task.
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