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Windows Shortcut Keys
  • Last Updated : 27 Feb, 2020

Did you know that using keyboard shortcuts can increase productivity and save you time?… Yes, the term “shortcut” may seem daunting at first, but if you use computers every day it’s important to consider the benefits! To help you to get into the habit of using keyboard shortcuts, here are three reasons that may encourage you even more:

  • Efficient
  • Multitasking
  • Time Saving

We have listed some shortcut keys:

1. Ctrl Key Shortcuts

Combination of Keys Working
Ctrl + A Select All
Ctrl + B Bold The Text
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + D Bookmark The Page in Browser
Ctrl + E Display Address Bar in Internet Explorer
Ctrl + F Find any File, Folder or Text
Ctrl + G Go To Function (in Ms-Word or MS-Excel)
Ctrl + H Open History in Internet Browser
Ctrl + I Make Text Italic in MS Word, MS Excel & MS Powerpoint
Ctrl + J Open Downloads in Internet Browser
Ctrl + K Insert Hyperlink in MS word, Excel, Powerpoint
Ctrl + L Text Justification in Ms Word
Ctrl + M Make New Slide in MS Powerpoint
Ctrl + N Open the New Application Window in Internet Browser
Ctrl + O Open a File
Ctrl + P Print a Document or Picture
Ctrl + Q Close Microsoft Powerpoint
Ctrl + R Reload The Page in Internet Browser
Ctrl + S Save Any Document
Ctrl + T Open a New Tab in Internet Browser
Ctrl + U Underline The Text
Ctrl + V Paste
Ctrl + W Close a Program, Window, tab or Document
Ctrl + X Cut Any Text, Image, Video
Ctrl + Y Redo the command
Ctrl + Z Undo the command

2. Windows Key Shortcuts

Combination of Keys Working
Windows Key + D Display Desktop
Windows Key + E Open My Computer
Windows Key + F Search File
Windows Key + L Lock Your Computer
Windows Key + N Open MS-Note One
Windows Key + R Open Run Dialog Box
Windows Key + T Open Apps on Taskbar
Windows Key + U Open Ease of Access Center
Windows Key + X Open Window Mobility Centre

3. Function Key Shortcuts

Combination of Keys Working
F1 Brings Up A Help Window In Many Applications
F2 Renames A Selected Object
F3 Open Search Box In Browsers
F4 Display The Address Bar List In My Computer Or Windows Explorer
F5 Refresh A Displayed Page In Browser
F6 Cycles Through The Screen Element In A Window
F7 Perfoms Spell And Grammar Check(Ms Word)
F8 Extend Selection(Ms Office)
F9 Updates Field(Ms Office)
F10 Activates Menu Bar Options
F11 Toggles Between Full Screen And Normal Display In Browsers
F12 Opens “Save As” Dialog(Ms Office)

4. Some Miscellaneous Shortcuts

Combination of Keys Working
ALT + F File menu options in current program.
ALT + E Open Edit options in current program.
ALT + TAB Switch between open programs.
SHIFT +DEL Cut selected item.
HOME Goes to beginning of current line.
CTRL + HOME Goes to beginning of document.
END Goes to end of current line.
CTRL + END Goes to end of document.
SHIFT + HOME Highlights from current position to beginning of line.
SHIFT + END Highlights from current position to end of line.
CTRL + LEFT ARROW Moves one word to the left at a time.
CTRL + RIGHT ARROW Moves one word to the right at a time.
CTRL + ESC Open the Start menu.
CTRL + SHIFT + ESC Open Windows Task Manager.
ALT + F4 Close the currently active program.
ALT + ENTER Open the properties for the selected item (file, folder, shortcut, etc.).
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