Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Computer Keyboard shortcuts 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 PC user

71 Computer Keyboard Shortcuts Keys

The following table shows the different keyboard short-cut keys frequently used while working on the computer system −.

S. No. Function Short-cut keys
Commonly Used Short-cut Keys
1 F1 Universal help (for any sort of program).
2 Alt + F File menu options in current program.
3 Alt + E Edits options in current program.
4 Ctrl + A Selects all text.
5 Ctrl + X Cuts the selected item.
6 Ctrl + C Copies the selected item.
7 Ctrl + V Pastes copied item.
8 Home Takes the user to the beginning of the current line.
9 End Takes the user to the end of the current line.
10 Ctrl + Home Takes the user to the beginning of the document.
11 Ctrl + End Takes the user to the end of the document.
12 Shift + Home Highlights from the current place to the beginning of line.
13 Shift + End Highlights from the current place to the end of line.
14 Microsoft Windows Shortcut Keys
15 Ctrl + F4 Closes window in program.
16 Alt + F4 Closes current open program.
17 F2 Renames the selected icon.
18 F3 Start find from desktop.
19 F4 Opens the drive selection when browsing.
20 F5 Refreshes contents.
21 Alt + Tab Switches from one open application to another open application.
22 Alt + Shift + Tab Switches backwards between open applications.
23 Alt + Print Screen Creates screen shot for current program.
24 Ctrl + Alt + Del. Opens windows task manager/reboot.
25 Ctrl + Esc Brings up start menu.
26 Alt + Esc Switches between applications on taskbar.
27 Ctrl + Plus (+) Key Automatically adjusts widths of all columns in Windows Explorer.
28 Alt + Enter Opens properties window of selected icon or program.
29 Shift + F10 Simulates right-click on selected item.
30 Shift + Del Deletes selected programs/files permanently.
31 Holding Shift During Boot-up Enables boot safe mode or bypass system files.
32 Ctrl + N Starts a new note.
33 Ctrl + O Opens a recently used note.
34 Ctrl + S Saves changes to a note.
35 Ctrl + P Prints a note.
36 Alt + F4 Closes a note and its Journal window.
37 Ctrl + Z Helps Undo a change.
38 Ctrl + Y Helps Redo a change.
39 Ctrl + A Selects all items on a page.
40 Ctrl + X Cuts a selection.
41 Ctrl + C Copies a selection to the Clipboard.
42 Ctrl + V Pastes a selection from the Clipboard.
43 Esc Cancels a selection.
44 Ctrl + F Start a search tool.
45 Ctrl + Shift + C Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list.
Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys
46 Ctrl + N Creates a new document.
47 Ctrl + O Opens an existing document.
48 Ctrl + S Saves changes to a document.
49 F12 Saves the document as a new file.
50 Ctrl + P Prints a document.
51 Ctrl + Z Helps Undo a change.
52 Ctrl + Y Helps Redo a change.
53 Ctrl + A Selects the whole document.
54 Ctrl + X Helps cut a selection
55 Ctrl + C Copies a selection to the Clipboard.
56 Ctrl + V Pastes a selection from the Clipboard.
57 Ctrl + B Makes selected text bold.
58 Ctrl + I Italicizes selected text.
59 Ctrl + U Underlines selected texts.
60 Ctrl + L Aligns text left.
61 Ctrl + R Aligns text right.
62 Ctrl + E Aligns text center.
63 Ctrl + J Helps justify text.
64 Ctrl + 1 Sets single line spacing.
65 Ctrl + 2 Sets double line spacing.
66 Ctrl + 5 Sets line spacing to 1.5.
67 Ctrl + Shift + A Changes characters to all capitals.
68 Ctrl + D Inserts a Microsoft Paint drawing.
69 Ctrl + F Finds text
70 Ctrl + Home Moves to the beginning of the document.
71 Ctrl + End Moves to the end of the document.

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