Save Time with Keyboard Shortcuts

Learning Keyboard Shortcuts

We all like taking shortcuts, right? Save time and increase productivity when typing away on your computer with keyboard shortcuts. Below is the list of the most commonly used shortcut keys.

Keyboard ShortcutsDescription
Alt + FFile menu options in current program.
Alt + EEdit options in current program
Alt + TabSwitch between open programs
F1Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
F2Rename a selected file
F5Refresh the current program window
Ctrl + NCreate a new, blank document in some software programs
Ctrl + OOpen a file in current software program
Ctrl + ASelect all text.
Ctrl + BChange selected text to be Bold
Ctrl + IChange selected text to be in Italics
Ctrl + UChange selected text to be Underlined
Ctrl + FOpen find window for current document or window.
Ctrl + SSave current document file.
Ctrl + XCut selected item.
Shift + DelCut selected item.
Ctrl + CCopy selected item.
Ctrl + InsCopy selected item
Ctrl + VPaste
Shift + InsPaste
Ctrl + KInsert hyperlink for selected text
Ctrl + PPrint the current page or document.
HomeGoes to beginning of current line.
Ctrl + HomeGoes to beginning of document.
EndGoes to end of current line.
Ctrl + EndGoes to end of document.
Shift + HomeHighlights from current position to beginning of line.
Shift + EndHighlights from current position to end of line.
Ctrl + Left arrowMoves one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl + Right arrowMoves one word to the right at a time.
Ctrl + EscOpens the
START menu
Ctrl + Shift + EscOpens Windows Task Manager
Alt + F4Close the currently active program
Alt + EnterOpen the Properties for the selected item (file, folder, shortcut, etc.)

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