Frequently Used Windows Shortcut Keys:


The following table shows the different short-cut keys frequently used while working on the computer system −
Function
Short-cut keys
Commonly Used Short-cut Keys
F1
Universal help (for any sort of program).
Alt + F
File menu options in current program.
Alt + E
Edits options in current program.
Ctrl + A
Selects all text.
Ctrl + X
Cuts the selected item.
Ctrl + C
Copies the selected item.
Ctrl + V
Pastes copied item.
Home
Takes the user to the beginning of the current line.
End
Takes the user to the end of the current line.
Ctrl + Home
Takes the user to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + End
Takes the user to the end of the document.
Shift + Home
Highlights from the current place to the beginning of line.
Shift + End
Highlights from the current place to the end of line.
Microsoft Windows Shortcut Keys
Ctrl + F4
Closes window in program.
Alt + F4
Closes current open program.
F2
Renames the selected icon.
F3
Start find from desktop.
F4
Opens the drive selection when browsing.
F5
Refreshes contents.
Alt + Tab
Switches from one open application to another open application.
Alt + Shift + Tab
Switches backwards between open applications.
Alt + Print Screen
Creates screen shot for current program.
Ctrl + Alt + Del.
Opens windows task manager/reboot.
Ctrl + Esc
Brings up start menu.
Alt + Esc
Switches between applications on taskbar.
Ctrl + Plus (+) Key
Automatically adjusts widths of all columns in Windows Explorer.
Alt + Enter
Opens properties window of selected icon or program.
Shift + F10
Simulates right-click on selected item.
Shift + Del
Deletes selected programs/files permanently.
Holding Shift During Boot-up
Enables boot safe mode or bypass system files.
Ctrl + N
Starts a new note.
Ctrl + O
Opens a recently used note.
Ctrl + S
Saves changes to a note.
Ctrl + P
Prints a note.
Alt + F4
Closes a note and its Journal window.
Ctrl + Z
Helps Undo a change.
Ctrl + Y
Helps Redo a change.
Ctrl + A
Selects all items on a page.
Ctrl + X
Cuts a selection.
Ctrl + C
Copies a selection to the Clipboard.
Ctrl + V
Pastes a selection from the Clipboard.
Esc
Cancels a selection.
Ctrl + F
Start a search tool.
Ctrl + Shift + C
Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list.
Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys
Ctrl + N
Creates a new document.
Ctrl + O
Opens an existing document.
Ctrl + S
Saves changes to a document.
F12
Saves the document as a new file.
Ctrl + P
Prints a document.
Ctrl + Z
Helps Undo a change.
Ctrl + Y
Helps Redo a change.
Ctrl + A
Selects the whole document.
Ctrl + X
Helps cut a selection
Ctrl + C
Copies a selection to the Clipboard.
Ctrl + V
Pastes a selection from the Clipboard.
Ctrl + B
Makes selected text bold.
Ctrl + I
Italicizes selected text.
Ctrl + U
Underlines selected texts.
Ctrl + L
Aligns text left.
Ctrl + R
Aligns text right.
Ctrl + E
Aligns text center.
Ctrl + J
Helps justify text.
Ctrl + 1
Sets single line spacing.
Ctrl + 2
Sets double line spacing.
Ctrl + 5
Sets line spacing to 1.5.
Ctrl + Shift + A
Changes characters to all capitals.
Ctrl + D
Inserts a Microsoft Paint drawing.
Ctrl + F
Finds text
Ctrl + Home
Moves to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + End
Moves to the end of the document.

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