Keyboard & Computer Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

By | October 12, 2019

With a keyboard, we can give almost any command to the computer, by knowing some of the important shortcut keys you do not need to use a mouse for each operation. Sometime it could be tedious using mouse for simple commands such as opening a file, copying, and pasting, so here instead of a mouse, we can use the keyboard shortcut for opening a file and many various operations.

Keyboard & Computer Shortcuts

By knowing some important shortcut keys, you can increase your productivity with the computer and can eliminate some redundant work.

Basic Shortcut Keys

Shortcut keys: Description:
Ctrl + A To select all pages or text, or folder
Ctrl + C or Ctrl + insert To copy a selected item
Ctrl +X Cut the selected item
Ctrl + V To Paste the copied or cut item
Ctrl + F To open the search or find a bar
Ctrl + S To save the page
Ctrl + Z Undo the action
Ctrl + Y Redo the action
Ctrl + P To print the document
Ctrl + N To open a new window
Ctrl + W To close the current window
Alt +F4 To shut down the computer

Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys

Here are some basic shortcut keys you can use in Microsoft word.

Shortcut keys: Description:
Ctrl + B To bold the text
Ctrl + U To underline the text
Ctrl +I To italicize the text
Ctrl + L To left Align the selected paragraph
Ctrl + E To center align the paragraph
Ctrl + R To right-align the paragraph
Ctrl +J To justify the paragraph
Ctrl + K To create a hyperlink
F7 Run the Spell Checker
Shift + F7 Run thesaurus
=rand() To print a random text

Microsoft Excel Shortcut keys:

Microsoft Excel shortcuts keys come very usefully because of most of the work on excel done by the status bar menu commands.

Shortcut keys: Description:
F2 To edit the active cell
Alt + Enter Add a line break in a cell
Ctrl + Space Highlight the complete Column
Shift + Space Highlight the complete row
Ctrl + D It applies the fill down command

Shortcuts Keys for any Web browser

Here are some shortcut keys for web browser, these shortcut keys come very handy and save your time on serval mouse click. All the shortcut keys we have provided are standard shortcut keys and works on every web browser such as Chrome, Opera, Edge, etc.

Shortcut keys: Description:
F5 To refresh the page
Ctrl + + To zoom in
Ctrl + – To Zoom out
Ctrl +Tab Switch between browser tabs
Ctrl + T Open New Tab
Ctrl +Shift +T Open the last tab or page
Ctrl +D Bookmark the current tab
Ctrl + J Open the download tab
Ctrl + Shift + N Open a new window in incognito mode
Ctrl + Shift + I Inspect the page

Windows Shortcut keys:

These shortcut keys are particular for windows operating system and may not work on other operating systems.

Shortcut keys: Description:
Alt + Tab Switch between open applications
Window + D Show desktop
Window + L Lock the system
Window + E To open file explorer
Ctrl + Alt +Delete For restart, lock, sleep and shut down
Window + R Open run command
Window + Right arrow key Shift the current application to the right side
Window + Left arrow key Shift the current application to the left side
Window + M Minimize the application

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