Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys are designed to make routine computer functions quicker and easier. By using simple keyboard shortcuts in the workplace, you can increase your productivity and cut back on the strain caused by repetitive motions.

Most shortcuts serve to eliminate additional steps that might involve your mouse or selecting extra menus. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, these shortcuts are some of the most common ones you’ll regularly use. The shortcuts below apply specifically to the PC user

Keyboard Shortcuts Keys

The following table shows the different computer keyboard shortcut keys frequently used while working on the computer system.

Line Operations Computer Keyboard Shortcuts Keys

Windows/LinuxMacAction
Ctrl-DCommand-DRemove line
Alt-Shift-DownCommand-Option-DownCopy lines down
Alt-Shift-UpCommand-Option-UpCopy lines up
Alt-DownOption-DownMove lines down
Alt-UpOption-UpMove lines up
Alt-DeleteCtrl-KRemove to line end
Alt-BackspaceCommand-BackspaceRemove to linestart
Ctrl-BackspaceOption-Backspace, Ctrl-Option-BackspaceRemove word left
Ctrl-DeleteOption-DeleteRemove word right
Ctrl-OSplit line

Selection Shortcuts Keys

Windows/LinuxMacAction
Ctrl-ACommand-ASelect all
Shift-LeftShift-LeftSelect left
Shift-RightShift-RightSelect right
Ctrl-Shift-LeftOption-Shift-LeftSelect word left
Ctrl-Shift-RightOption-Shift-RightSelect word right
Shift-HomeShift-HomeSelect line start
Shift-EndShift-EndSelect line end
Alt-Shift-RightCommand-Shift-RightSelect to line end
Alt-Shift-LeftCommand-Shift-LeftSelect to line start
Shift-UpShift-UpSelect up
Shift-DownShift-DownSelect down
Shift-PageUpShift-PageUpSelect page up
Shift-PageDownShift-PageDownSelect page down
Ctrl-Shift-HomeCommand-Shift-UpSelect to start
Ctrl-Shift-EndCommand-Shift-DownSelect to end
Ctrl-Shift-DCommand-Shift-DDuplicate selection
Ctrl-Shift-PSelect to matching bracket

Multicursor Shortcuts Keys

Windows/LinuxMacAction
Ctrl-Alt-UpCtrl-Option-UpAdd multi-cursor above
Ctrl-Alt-DownCtrl-Option-DownAdd multi-cursor below
Ctrl-Alt-RightCtrl-Option-RightAdd next occurrence to multi-selection
Ctrl-Alt-LeftCtrl-Option-LeftAdd previous occurrence to multi-selection
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-UpCtrl-Option-Shift-UpMove multicursor from current line to the line above
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-DownCtrl-Option-Shift-DownMove multicursor from current line to the line below
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-RightCtrl-Option-Shift-RightRemove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to next
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-LeftCtrl-Option-Shift-LeftRemove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to previous
Ctrl-Shift-LCtrl-Shift-LSelect all from multi-selection

Go to Shortcuts Keys

Windows/LinuxMacAction
LeftLeft, Ctrl-BGo to left
RightRight, Ctrl-FGo to right
Ctrl-LeftOption-LeftGo to word left
Ctrl-RightOption-RightGo to word right
UpUp, Ctrl-PGo line up
DownDown, Ctrl-NGo line down
Alt-Left, HomeCommand-Left, Home, Ctrl-AGo to line start
Alt-Right, EndCommand-Right, End, Ctrl-EGo to line end
PageUpOption-PageUpGo to page up
PageDownOption-PageDown, Ctrl-VGo to page down
Ctrl-HomeCommand-Home, Command-UpGo to start
Ctrl-EndCommand-End, Command-DownGo to end
Ctrl-LCommand-LGo to line
Ctrl-DownCommand-DownScroll line down
Ctrl-UpScroll line up
Ctrl-PGo to matching bracket
Option-PageDownScroll page down
Option-PageUpScroll page up

Find/Replace Shortcuts Keys

Windows/LinuxMacAction
Ctrl-FCommand-FFind
Ctrl-HCommand-Option-FReplace
Ctrl-KCommand-GFind next
Ctrl-Shift-KCommand-Shift-GFind previous

Folding Shortcuts Keys

Windows/LinuxMacAction
Alt-L, Ctrl-F1Command-Option-L, Command-F1Fold selection
Alt-Shift-L, Ctrl-Shift-F1Command-Option-Shift-L, Command-Shift-F1Unfold
Alt-0Command-Option-0Fold all
Alt-Shift-0Command-Option-Shift-0Unfold all

Other Keyboard Shortcuts Keys

Windows/LinuxMacAction
TabTabIndent
Shift-TabShift-TabOutdent
Ctrl-ZCommand-ZUndo
Ctrl-Shift-Z, Ctrl-YCommand-Shift-Z, Command-YRedo
Ctrl-,Command-,Show the settings menu
Ctrl-/Command-/Toggle comment
Ctrl-TCtrl-TTranspose letters
Ctrl-EnterCommand-EnterEnter full screen
Ctrl-Shift-UCtrl-Shift-UChange to lower case
Ctrl-UCtrl-UChange to upper case
InsertInsertOverwrite
Ctrl-Shift-ECommand-Shift-EMacros replay
Ctrl-Alt-EMacros recording
DeleteDelete
Ctrl-LCenter selection

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