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The computer has become an essential part of our life. It is used in different sectors to accomplish works easily and efficiently. If you spend most of the time using a computer then computer shortcut keys will totally change your user experience. Basically, a computer shortcut is a set of one or more keys that invoke a command in software or an operating system. To increase productivity in work the shortcut keys play an important role.

Here is a list of commonly used short-cut keys that can provide an easier and quicker experience:

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Basic Computer Shortcut keys

  • Alt + F: File menu options in the current program.
  • Alt + E: Edits options in the current program.
  • F1: Universal help (for any sort of program).
  • Ctrl + A:Selects all text.
  • Ctrl + X:Cuts the selected item.
  • Ctrl + Del:Cut selected item.
  • Ctrl + C:Copy the selected item.
  • Ctrl + Ins: Copy the selected item.
  • Ctrl + V: Paste the selected item.
  • Ctrl + Home: Go to the beginning of the document.
  • End: Go to the end of the current line.
  • Ctrl + End: Go to the end of a document.
  • Shift + Home: Highlight from the current position to the beginning of the line.
  • Shift + End: Highlight from the current position to the end of the 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.

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Word Shortcut keys

  • ctrl + A: Select all contents of the page.
  • Ctrl + B :Bold highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + C : Copy selected text.
  • Ctrl + X : Cut selected text.
  • Ctrl + N : Open new/blank document.
  • Ctrl + O : Open options.
  • Ctrl + P: Open the print window.
  • Ctrl + F : Open find box.
  • Ctrl + I : Italicise highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + K : Insert link.
  • Ctrl + U : Underline highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + V : Paste.
  • Ctrl + Y: Redo the last action performed.
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action.
  • Ctrl + G: Find and replace options.
  • Ctrl + H: Find and replace options.
  • 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 or line to the center.
  • Ctrl + R: Align selected text or line to the right.
  • Ctrl + M: Indent the paragraph.
  • Ctrl + T: Hanging indent.
  • Ctrl + D :Font options.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F : Change the font.
  • Ctrl + Shift + > : Increase selected font +1.
  • Ctrl + ] : Increase selected font +1.
  • Ctrl + Del: Delete the word to the right of the cursor.
  • Ctrl + Backspace: Delete the word to the left of the cursor.
  • 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 document.

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Excel Shortcut keys

  • F2: Edit the selected cell.
  • F5: Go to a specific cell.
  • F7: Spell check selected text and/or document.
  • F11: Create a chart
  • Ctrl + Shift + ; : Enter the current time.
  • Ctrl + ; : Enter the current date
  • Alt + Shift + F1: Insert new worksheet.
  • Shift + F3: Open the Excel formula window.
  • Shift + F5: Bring up the search box
  • Ctrl + A: Select all contents of a worksheet.
  • Ctrl + B: Bold highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + I: Italicize highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + C: Copy selected text.
  • Ctrl + V: Paste
  • Ctrl + D: Fill
  • Ctrl + K: Insert link
  • Ctrl + F: Open find and replace options.
  • Ctrl + G : Open go-to options.
  • Ctrl + H: Open find and replace options.
  • Ctrl + U : Underline highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + Y: Underline selected text.
  • Ctrl + 5 : Strikethrough highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + O : Open options.
  • Ctrl + N : Open new document.
  • Ctrl + P : Open print dialog box.
  • Ctrl + S : Save.
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action.
  • Ctrl + F9 : Minimize current window.
  • Ctrl + F10 : Maximize currently selected window.
  • Ctrl + F6: Switch between open workbooks/windows.
  • Ctrl + Page up & Page Down: Move between Excel worksheets in the same document.
  • Ctrl + Tab: Move between Two or more open Excel files
  • Ctrl + (Right arrow) : Move to next section of text.
  • Ctrl + Space : Select entire column.
  • Shift + Space : Select entire row.
  • Ctrl + W : Close document.

Windows Shortcut keys

  • Alt + Tab: Switch between open applications.
  • Alt + Shift + Tab: Switch backward between open applications.
  • Alt + Print Screen: Create a screenshot for the current program.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del: Reboot/Windows task manager.
  • F5: Refresh contents.
  • Alt + F4 : Close current open program.
  • Ctrl + F4 : Close window in program.
  • Alt + Enter: Open the properties window of the selected icon or program.
  • Shift + F10 : Simulate right-click on selected item.
  • Shift + Del : Delete programs/files permanently.
  • F2: Rename selected icon.
  • F3: Start to find from the desktop.
  • F4: To open the drive selection when browsing.
  • Ctrl + Esc: Bring up the start menu.
  • Alt + Esc: Switch between applications on the taskbar.

There are many other keyboard shortcuts that will also be uploaded timely.

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