Computer Shortcut Keys

Computer Shortcut Keys

Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys that provide an alternate way to do something you’d typically do with a mouse. Shortcut keys are available in the table below:




CTRL+ALT+DELETE Opens the Windows Close Program or NT Security dialog box
DELETE Deletes the selected item(s).
SHIFT+DELETE Delete the selected items permanently (without moving them to the Recycle Bin)
CTRL+Escape Opens Start Menu
CTRL+I Italics
CTRL+N Opens a new web page or file.
CTRL+O Opens the open web page or file dialog box
CTRL+P Opens the Print dialog box.
CTRL+S Opens the Save dialog box.
CTRL+U Underline
CTRL+X Cuts the selected item(s) to the Clipboard.
CTRL+C  or  CTRL+INSERT Copies the selected item(s) to the Clipboard.
CTRL+V  or  SHIFT+INSERT Pastes the copied items(s) from the Clipboard.
CTRL+Z  or  ALT+BACKSPACE Undoes the last action if possible.
CTRL+Shift Do this while dragging a file to create a shortcut
ALT+SHIFT+BACKSPACE Redoes the previously undone action.
Windows logo key Opens Start Menu
Windows logo key+M Minimizes all open windows.
Windows logo key+SHIFT+M Expands windows minimized with above command.
Windows logo key+E Opens Windows Explorer.
Windows logo key+F Opens the Find All Files dialog box.
Windows logo key+R Opens the Run dialog box.
Windows logo key+BREAK Opens the System Properties dialog box.
Windows logo key+CTRL+F Opens the Find Computer dialog box.
SPACEBAR Same as Left Mouse Click
SHIFT+F10 Same as Right Mouse Click
SHIFT while inserting CDROM Suppresses Autoplay
SHIFT while loading Microsoft Word Suppresses the AutoExec macro.
F1 Displays help information
F2 Rename a selected item.
F3 Opens the Find All Files dialog box.
F4 Opens the drop-down list box on the toolbar, if there is one.
F5 Refreshes the current window.
F6 Switch Panes in Explorer
F10 Activates Windows Menu Bar
ALT+F4 Closes the current window.
ALT+F6 Switch between multiple windows in the same program
ALT+ENTER Displays properties for the selected item.
ALT+TAB Switches between application windows.
ALT+ underlined first letter in menu Opens the Indicated Menu Item
PRINT SCREEN Copies an image of the screen to the Windows Clipboard.
ALT+PRINT SCREEN Copies an image of the active window to the Windows Clipboard.
Win + L Log Off
win + D Hide Desktop

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