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Essential Shortcut Keys for computers

Using a laptop easily

In the technological world, everyone owns a computer or laptop to do their work easily and efficiently. Even working in a computer has easy ways to perform tasks. Such things are the shortcut keys. Rather than going step by step, using shortcut keys reduce the work time and also makes us feel comfortable. Here in this article, we can see some useful and important shortcut keys.


General Computer Shortcut Keys


Ctrl + A – Select all
Ctrl + C – Copy the selected content
Ctrl + V – Paste the selected content
Ctrl + W – Close the windows explorer or browser
Ctrl + X – Cut the selected content
Ctrl + Shift + Esc – Open the task manager
Alt + F4 – Close the active item, or quit the active program
Alt + Tab – Switch between the open programs /windows

Windows Shortcut Keys


Windows key – Open or close start menu
Windows key + A – Open action center
Windows key + C – Open Cortana
Windows key + D – Display and hide the desktop
Windows key + E – Open file explorer
Windows key + G – Screen recording
Windows key + H – Open the Share charm
Windows key + I – Open settings
Windows key + K – Open the connect quick action
Windows key + L – Lock your PC or switch accounts
Windows key + M – Minimize all windows
Windows key + R – Open run dialog box
Windows key + S – Open search
Windows key + U – Open Ease of Action Center
Windows key + X – Open Quick link menu
Windows key + Tab – Open the task view
Windows key + PrtScr – Save s screenshot in the pictures folder
Windows key + Up Arrow – Maximize current window
Windows key + Fn + B – Open system properties

Function Shortcut Keys


F1 Key – Help
F2 Key – To rename the selected item
F3 Key – Search for a file or a folder
F4 Key – Display Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
F5 Key – Refresh the active window
F6 Key – Move the cursor to the address bar in internet explorers
F7 Key – To spell & grammar check
F8 Key – Enter the Windows startup menu
F9 Key – Send and receive e-mail in Microsoft Outlook
F10 Key – Activate the menu bar in the active program
F11 Key – Enter and exit fullscreen mode in modern internet browsers

Shortcut Keys for MS Word


Ctrl + A – Select all contents of the page
Ctrl + B – Bold highlighted selection
Ctrl + C – Copy selected text
Ctrl + D – Font Options
Ctrl + E – Align selected text or line to the center
Ctrl + F – Open find box
Ctrl + G – Find and replace options
Ctrl + H – Find and replace options
Ctrl + I – Italicize highlighted selection
Ctrl + J – Justify paragraph alignment
Ctrl + K – Insert link
Ctrl + L – Align selected text or line to the left
Ctrl + M – Indent the paragraph
Ctrl + N – Open new blank document
Ctrl + O – Open options
Ctrl + P – Open the print window
Ctrl + Q – Align selected paragraph to the left
Ctrl + R – Align selected text or line to the right
Ctrl + S – Save
Ctrl + T – Hanging indent
Ctrl + U – Underline highlighted selection
Ctrl + V – Paste
Ctrl + W – Close the document
Ctrl + X – Cut the selected text
Ctrl + Y – Redo
Ctrl + Z – Undo
Ctrl + Shift + F – Change the font
Ctrl + Shift + > – Increase selected font size +2
Ctrl +] – Increase selected font size +1
Ctrl + Shift + < – Decrease selected font size -2
Ctrl + [ – Decrease selected font size -1
Ctrl + Del – Delete word to right of cursor
Ctrl + Backspace – Delete word to left of cursor
Ctrl + End – Move cursor to end of the document
Ctrl + Home – Move cursor to beginning of the document
Ctrl + Space – Reset highlighted text to default
Ctrl + 1 – Single space lines
Ctrl + 2 – Double space lines
Ctrl + 5 – 1.5 line spacing
Ctrl + Alt + 1 – Change text to heading 1
Ctrl + Alt + 2 – Change text to heading 2
Ctrl + Alt + 3 – Change text to heading 3
F1 key – Help
Shift + F3 – Change case of selected text
Shift + Insert – Paste
F4 key – Repeat the last action performed
F7 key – Spell check selected text or document
Shift + F7 – Activate thesaurus
F12 key – Save as
Shift + F12 – Save
Alt + Shift + D – Insert the current date
Alt + Shift + T – Insert the current time

 
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