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

Keyboard Shortcuts Keys

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

Line Operations Shortcuts Keys

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-D Command-D Remove line
Alt-Shift-Down Command-Option-Down Copy lines down
Alt-Shift-Up Command-Option-Up Copy lines up
Alt-Down Option-Down Move lines down
Alt-Up Option-Up Move lines up
Alt-Delete Ctrl-K Remove to line end
Alt-Backspace Command-Backspace Remove to linestart
Ctrl-Backspace Option-Backspace, Ctrl-Option-Backspace Remove word left
Ctrl-Delete Option-Delete Remove word right
--- Ctrl-O Split line

Selection Shortcuts Keys

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-A Command-A Select all
Shift-Left Shift-Left Select left
Shift-Right Shift-Right Select right
Ctrl-Shift-Left Option-Shift-Left Select word left
Ctrl-Shift-Right Option-Shift-Right Select word right
Shift-Home Shift-Home Select line start
Shift-End Shift-End Select line end
Alt-Shift-Right Command-Shift-Right Select to line end
Alt-Shift-Left Command-Shift-Left Select to line start
Shift-Up Shift-Up Select up
Shift-Down Shift-Down Select down
Shift-PageUp Shift-PageUp Select page up
Shift-PageDown Shift-PageDown Select page down
Ctrl-Shift-Home Command-Shift-Up Select to start
Ctrl-Shift-End Command-Shift-Down Select to end
Ctrl-Shift-D Command-Shift-D Duplicate selection
Ctrl-Shift-P --- Select to matching bracket

Multicursor Shortcuts Keys

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-Alt-Up Ctrl-Option-Up Add multi-cursor above
Ctrl-Alt-Down Ctrl-Option-Down Add multi-cursor below
Ctrl-Alt-Right Ctrl-Option-Right Add next occurrence to multi-selection
Ctrl-Alt-Left Ctrl-Option-Left Add previous occurrence to multi-selection
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Up Ctrl-Option-Shift-Up Move multicursor from current line to the line above
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Down Ctrl-Option-Shift-Down Move multicursor from current line to the line below
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Right Ctrl-Option-Shift-Right Remove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to next
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Left Ctrl-Option-Shift-Left Remove current occurrence from multi-selection and move to previous
Ctrl-Shift-L Ctrl-Shift-L Select all from multi-selection

Go to Shortcuts Keys

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Left Left, Ctrl-B Go to left
Right Right, Ctrl-F Go to right
Ctrl-Left Option-Left Go to word left
Ctrl-Right Option-Right Go to word right
Up Up, Ctrl-P Go line up
Down Down, Ctrl-N Go line down
Alt-Left, Home Command-Left, Home, Ctrl-A Go to line start
Alt-Right, End Command-Right, End, Ctrl-E Go to line end
PageUp Option-PageUp Go to page up
PageDown Option-PageDown, Ctrl-V Go to page down
Ctrl-Home Command-Home, Command-Up Go to start
Ctrl-End Command-End, Command-Down Go to end
Ctrl-L Command-L Go to line
Ctrl-Down Command-Down Scroll line down
Ctrl-Up --- Scroll line up
Ctrl-P --- Go to matching bracket
--- Option-PageDown Scroll page down
--- Option-PageUp Scroll page up

Find/Replace Shortcuts Keys

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Ctrl-F Command-F Find
Ctrl-H Command-Option-F Replace
Ctrl-K Command-G Find next
Ctrl-Shift-K Command-Shift-G Find previous

Folding Shortcuts Keys

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Alt-L, Ctrl-F1 Command-Option-L, Command-F1 Fold selection
Alt-Shift-L, Ctrl-Shift-F1 Command-Option-Shift-L, Command-Shift-F1 Unfold
Alt-0 Command-Option-0 Fold all
Alt-Shift-0 Command-Option-Shift-0 Unfold all

Other Keyboard Shortcuts Keys

Windows/Linux Mac Action
Tab Tab Indent
Shift-Tab Shift-Tab Outdent
Ctrl-Z Command-Z Undo
Ctrl-Shift-Z, Ctrl-Y Command-Shift-Z, Command-Y Redo
Ctrl-, Command-, Show the settings menu
Ctrl-/ Command-/ Toggle comment
Ctrl-T Ctrl-T Transpose letters
Ctrl-Enter Command-Enter Enter full screen
Ctrl-Shift-U Ctrl-Shift-U Change to lower case
Ctrl-U Ctrl-U Change to upper case
Insert Insert Overwrite
Ctrl-Shift-E Command-Shift-E Macros replay
Ctrl-Alt-E --- Macros recording
Delete --- Delete
--- Ctrl-L Center selection

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