Computer Shortcut Keys
Computer Shortcut Keys

Computer Shortcuts And Special Characters

Computer Shortcut Keys is a set of one or more keys that invoke a command in software or an operating system.

Computer Shortcut Keys help provide an easier and usually quicker method of navigating and executing commands in computer software programs.

BASIC COMPUTER SHORTCUT KEYS

Alt + F : File menu options in current program.

Alt + E : Edit options in current program.

F1 : Universal help (for all programs).

Ctrl + A : Select all text.

Ctrl + X : Cut selected item.

Shift + Del : Cut selected item.

Ctrl + C : Copy selected item.

Ctrl + Ins : Copy selected item.

Ctrl + V : Paste.

Shift + Ins : Paste.

Home : Go to beginning of current line.

Ctrl + Home : Go to beginning of document.

End : Go to end of current line.

Ctrl + End : Go to end of document.

Shift + Home : Highlight from current position to beginning of line.

Shift + End : Highlight from current position to end of line.

Ctrl +  ← : Move one word to the left at a time.

Ctrl + → : Move one word to the right at a time.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS SHORTCUT KEYS

Alt + Tab : Switch between open applications.

Alt + Shift + Tab : Switch backwards between open applications.

Alt + Print Screen : Create screen shot for current program.

Ctrl + Alt + Del : Reboot/Windows task manager.

Ctrl + Esc : Bring up start menu.

Alt + Esc : Switch between applications on taskbar.

F2 : Rename selected icon.

F3 : Start find from desktop.

F4 : Open the drive selection when browsing.

F5 : Refresh contents.

Alt + F4 : Close current open program.

Ctrl + F4 : Close window in program.

Ctrl + Plus Key : Automatically adjust widths of all columns in Windows Explorer.

Alt + Enter : Open properties window of selected icon or program.’

Shift + F10 : Simulate right-click on selected item.

Shift + Del : Delete programs/files permanently.

Holding Shift During Bootup : Boot safe mode or bypass system files.

Holding Shift During Bootup : When putting in an audio CD, will prevent CD Player from playing.

WINKEY SHORTCUTS

WINKEY + D : Bring desktop to the top of other windows.

WINKEY + M : Minimize all windows.

WINKEY + SHIFT + M : Undo the minimize done by WINKEY+M and WINKEY+D.

WINKEY + E : Open Microsoft Explorer.

WINKEY + Tab : Cycle through open programs on taskbar.

WINKEY + F : Display the Windows Search/Find feature.

WINKEY + CTRL + F : Display the search for computers window.

WINKEY + F1 : Display the Microsoft Windows help.

WINKEY + R : Open the run window.

WINKEY + Pause/Break : Open the system properties window.

WINKEY + U : Open utility manager.

WINKEY + L : Lock the computer (Windows XP & later)

WORD SHORTCUT KEYS

Ctrl + A : Select all content 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 : Italicize highlighted selection.

Ctrl + K : Insert link.

Ctrl + U : Underline highlighted selection.

Ctrl + V : Paste.

Ctrl + Y : Redo the last action performed.

Ctrl + Z : Undo 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 centre.

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 + Shift + < : Decrease selected font -1.

Ctrl + [ : Decrease selected font -1.

Ctrl + Shift + ‘ : View or hide non printing characters.

Ctrl +  ← : Move one word to the left.

Ctrl + → : Move one word to the right.

Ctrl + ↑ : Move to beginning of the line or paragraph.

Ctrl + ↓ : Move to the end of the paragraph.

Ctrl + Del : Delete word to right of cursor.

Ctrl + Backspace : Delete word to left of cursor.

Ctrl + End : Move cursor to end of document.

Ctrl + Home : Move cursor to beginning of document.

Ctrl + Space : Reset highlighted text to default font.

Ctrl + 1 : Single-space lines.

Ctrl + 2 : Double-space lines.

Ctrl + 5 : 1.5-line spacing.

Ctrl + Alt + 1 : Change text to heading 1.

Ctrl + Alt + 2 : Change text to heading 2.

Ctrl + Alt + 3 : Change text to heading 3.

F1 : Open help.

Shift + F3 : Change case of selected text.

Shift + Insert : Paste.

F4 : Repeat last action performed (Word 2000+).

F7 : Spell check selected text and/or document.

Shift + F7: Activate the thesaurus.

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.

EXCEL SHORTCUT KEYS

F2 : Edit the selected cell.

F5 : Go to a specific cell.

F7 : Spell check selected text and/or document.

F11 : Crete 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 search box.

Ctrl + A : Select all contents of 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 last action.

Ctrl + F9 : Minimize current window.

Ctrl + F6 : Switch between open workbooks/windows.

Ctrl + Page up & Page Down : Move between two or more open Excel files

Alt + = : Create formula to sum all of above cells.

Ctrl + ‘ : Insert value of above cell into current cell.

Ctrl + Shift + ! : Format number in comma format.

Ctrl + Shift + $ : Format number in currency format.

Ctrl + Shift + # : Format number in date format.

Ctrl + Shift + % : Format number in percentage format.

Ctrl + Shift + ^ : Format number in scientific format.

Ctrl + Shift + @ : Format number in time format.

Ctrl + → : Move to next section of text.

Ctrl + Space : Select entire column.

Shift + Space : Select entire row.

Ctrl + W : Close document.

OUTLOOK SHORTCUT KEYS

Alt + S : Send the email.

Ctrl + C : Copy selected text.

Ctrl + X : Cut selected text.

Ctrl + P : Open print dialogue box.

Ctrl + K : Complete name/email typed in address bar.

Ctrl + B : Bold highlighted selection.

Ctrl + I : Italicize highlighted selection.

Ctrl + U : Underline highlighted selection.

Ctrl + R : Reply to an email.

Ctrl + F : Forward an email.

Ctrl + N : Create a new email.

Ctrl + Shift + A : Create a new appointment to your calendar.

Ctrl + Shift + O : Open the outbox.

Ctrl + Shift + I : Open the inbox.

Ctrl + Shift + K : Add a new task.

Ctrl + Shift + C : Create a new contact.

Ctrl + Shift + J : Create a new journal entry.