Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Know!!

Here are some of the keyboard shortcuts which can make your life easy when you are doing some work on your desktop/laptop.

General Typing Commands

  • CTRL+C (Copy)
  • CTRL+X (Cut)
  • CTRL+V (Paste)
  • CTRL+Z (Undo)
  • DELETE (Delete)
  • SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
  • CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
  • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
  • F2 key (Rename the selected item)
  • CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (take the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
  • CTRL+LEFT ARROW (take the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
  • CTRL+DOWN ARROW (take the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
  • CTRL+UP ARROW (take the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
  • CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
  • SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
  • CTRL+A (Select all)
  • F3 key (Search for folder or file)
  • ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
  • ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
  • ALT+ENTER (Shows the properties of the selected object)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  • ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
  • ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
  • F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
  • F4 key (Shows the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • SHIFT+F10 (Shows the shortcut menu for the selected item)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Shows the System menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+ESC (Shows the Start menu)
  • ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Shows the corresponding menu) Underlined character in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
  • F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
  • RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
  • LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
  • F5 key (Update the active window)
  • BACKSPACE (View the folder onelevel up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • ESC (Cancel the current task)
  • SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROMinto the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)

Dialog Box Shortcuts

  • CTRL+TAB (takeforward through the tabs)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (takebackward through the tabs)
  • TAB (Move forward through the options)
  • SHIFT+TAB (take backward through the options)
  • ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
  • ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
  • SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
  • Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
  • F1 key (Shows Help)
  • F4 key (Shows the items in the active list)
  • BACKSPACE (kicks a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or kicks dialog box)

Microsoft Key Dedicated Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Windows Logo (Shows or hide the Start menu)
  • Windows Logo+BREAK (Shows the System Properties dialog box)
  • Windows Logo+D (Shows the desktop)
  • Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
  • Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restorethe minimized windows)
  • Windows Logo+E (kicks My Computer)
  • Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
  • CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
  • Windows Logo+F1 (Shows Windows Help)
  • Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
  • Windows Logo+R (kicks the Run dialog box)
  • Windows Logo+U (kicks Utility Manager)

General Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
  • SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
  • NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the Toggle Keys either on or off)
  • Windows Logo +U (kicks Utility Manager)
  • Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
  • END (Shows the bottom of the active window)
  • HOME (Shows the top of the active window)
  • NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Shows all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
  • NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Shows the contents of the selected folder)

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