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Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts:

 

When I observe most colleagues and friends working on their PC’s they mostly use the mouse as they are unaware of the powerful Windows keyboard shortcuts that will make their lives so much easier. Some people might be aware of the keyboard shortcuts, but they are used to be working mostly with the mouse and old habits are hard to let go.

 

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In this article I will take things step by step so you can learn the keyboard shortcuts that are required to navigate your way around the Windows operating system.

 

 

Lets assume your machine is starting up and due to a faulty mouse or some other related problem your system cannot be accessed with the mouse. A user that is not using keyboard shortcuts on a regular basis will be completely lost. Ok its relatively cheap to replace the mouse, but what if you had to quickly perform a task that cannot wait until a new mouse is acquired or the problem is fixed?

 

 

 

 

General Use of Windows Keyboard Shortcuts:

 

Take note that the WINDOWS key is the Windows Logo key on the keyboard.

 

ALT+TAB:
Display list of open programs and switch to next program.
(Press TAB again to advance to the following program).

 

ALT+SHIFT+TAB:

 

Display list of open programs and switch to previous program.
(Press TAB again to select the pervious program).

 

WINDOWS or CTRL+ESC:
Displays the Windows Start Menu.

 

WINDOWS+E:
Open My Computer.

 

WINDOWS+D:
Toggle between Show Desktop and Show Open Windows.

 

WINDOWS+M:
Minimize All Windows.

 

F2:
Rename selected folder, file or shortcut.

 

CTRL+N:
Create a New document for the active application.

 

CTRL+O:
Display the Open dialog box of the active application.

 

CTRL+S:
Save the current document of the active application.

 

CTRL+P:
Print the current document of the active application.

 

CTRL+A:
Select All content of the current document.

 

CTRL+X:
Cut the selected text or object.

 

CTRL+C:
Copy the selected text or object.

 

CTRL+V:
Paste contents of clipboard into active document.

 

CTRL+Z:
Undo the last operation.

 

CTRL+Y:
Redo the last Undo operation.

 

CTRL+B:
Make selected text bold or remove bold formatting.

 

CTRL+U:
Underline the selected text or remove underline.

 

CTRL+I:
Make selected text italic or remove italic formatting.

 

CTRL+F:
Displays the Find dialog box.

 

CTRL+H:
Displays the Replace dialog box.

 

 

Thank you for reading.

Updated: January 7, 2017 — 5:15 pm

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