PC Shortcut Keys

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Overview of This Articles

Computer keyboards are used for many purpose, so there are two types of keyboards and wireless and with wire used keyboards. Touchscreen keyboards are virtual keyboards unit have QWERTY and numeric appearance so that message typing and calling are quit easy.

This article basically

  • All about keyboard shortcuts
  • It define general key combinations
  • Various keyboards shortcuts combination used in Ms-Office

General PC shortcut keys

  • Alt+F = Fill menu option in current program
  • Alt+E = Edit option in current program
  • F1 = Universal help for all types of programs
  • Ctrl+A = Select all
  • Ctrl+X = Cut selected item
  • Shift+Del = Permanent Delete selected item
  • Ctrl+C = Copy selected item
  • Ctrl+Ins = Copy selected item
  • Ctrl+V = Paste
  • Home = Go to beginning of current line
  • Ctrl+home = Go to beginning of document
  • End = Go to end of current line
  • Shift+End = Highlight from current position to end of line
  • Shift+Home = Highlight from current position to beginning of line
  • Ctrl+left arrow = Move one word to the left at a time
  • Ctrl+right arrow = Move one word to the right at a time

Windows PC Shortcut Keys

  • Alt+Tab = Switch between open application
  • Alt+Shift+Tab = Switch backwards between open application
  • Alt+Print Screen = Create screenshot for current program
  • Print screen = Create screen shot for display
  • Ctrl+Alt+Del = Reboot/ windows Task manager
  • Alt+Esc = Switch between application on taskbar
  • Ctrl+Esc = Bring up start menu
  • F2 = Rename selected item
  • F3 = Start find from desktop
  • F4 = Close window in program
  • Ctrl+Plus key = Automatically adjust widths of all columns in windows explorer
  • Alt+Enter = Open properties window of selected icon or program
  • Shift+F10 = Simulate right click
  • Shift+Del = Delete program/ files permanently
  • Holding Shift during bootup = Boot safe mode or bypass system files


Shortcut Keys with Winkey´╗┐

  • Winkey+D = Bring desktop to the top of other windows
  • Winkey+M = Minimize all windows
  • Winkey+Shift+M = Undo the minimize done by Winkey+M and Winkey+D
  • Winkey+E = Open Microsoft Explorer
  • Winkey+Tab = Cycle through open programs on taskbar
  • Winkey+F = Display the windows search/ Find feature
  • Winkey+Ctrl+F = Display the search for computer window
  • Ctrl+F1 = Display the MS window help
  • Winkey+R = Open the run window
  • Winkey+Pause/Break = Open the system properties window
  • Winkey+U = Open Utility manager
  • Winkey+L = Lock the Computer

Shortcut Keys for Office package

Microsoft Word

  • Ctrl+A = Select all contents of the page
  • Ctrl+B = Bold highlight selection Text
  • Ctrl+C = Copy selected text
  • Ctrl+X = Cut selected text
  • Ctrl+N = Open new or blank documents
  • Ctrl+O = Open Option
  • Ctrl+P = Open the print window
  • Ctrl+F = Open the find box
  • Ctrl+I = Italicize highlighted selection
  • Ctrl+K = Insert Link
  • Ctrl+U = Underline highlighted selection
  • Ctrl+V = Paste
  • Ctrl+Y = Redo the last action performed
  • Ctrl+Z = Undo last action
  • Ctrl+G = Find and replace option
  • Ctrl+H = Find and replace option
  • Ctrl+J = Justify paragraph alignment
  • Ctrl+L = Align selected text or line to the left
  • Ctrl+Q = Align selected paragraph to the left
  • Ctrl+ E = Align selected text to the center
  • Ctrl+R = Align selected line or text to the right
  • Ctrl+M = Indent the paragraph
  • Ctrl+T = hanging Indent
  • Ctrl+D = Font Option
  • Ctrl+Shift+F = Change the font
  • Ctrl+Shift+> = Increase selected font
  • Ctrl+] = Increase selected font + 1
  • Ctrl+Shift+< = Decrease selected font – 1
  • Ctrl+[ = Decrease selected font – 1
  • Ctrl+Shift+* = View or hide non printing characters
  • Ctrl+Left Arrow = Move one word to the left
  • Ctrl+Right arrow = Move one word to the right
  • Ctrl+Up Arrow = Move to beginning of the line or paragraph
  • Ctrl+Down arrow = Move to the end of the paragraph
  • Ctrl+End = Move cursor to the end of document
  • Ctrl+Home = Move cursor to beginning of document
  • Ctrl+Space = Reset highlighted text to default font
  • 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
  • Shift+F3 = Change case of selected text
  • Shift+Insert = Paste
  • F4 = Repeat last action performed
  • F7 = Spell check selected text
  • Shift+F7 = Active the thesaurus
  • F12 = Save as
  • Ctrl+s = Save
  • Shift+F12 = Save
  • Alt+Shift+D = Insert the current date
  • Alt+Shift+T = Insert the current time
  • Ctrl+W = Close documents