Important Shortcut Keys for Computer

Keyboard and computer shortcuts are designed to make routine computer functions quicker and easier. The only problem is that many of these have gone unnoticed by the average user. By using simple keyboard and computer shortcuts in the workplace, you can increase your productivity and cut back on the strain caused by repetitive motions.


  • CTRL+A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Select All
  • CTRL+C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copy
  • CTRL+X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cut
  • CTRL+V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paste
  • CTRL+Z. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Undo
  • CTRL+B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bold
  • CTRL+U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Underline
  • CTRL+I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Italic
  • F1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Help
  • F2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rename selected object
  • F3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Find all files
  • F4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opens file list drop-down in dialogs
  • F5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Refresh current window
  • F6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shifts focus in Windows Explorer
  • F10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Activates menu bar options
  • ALT+TAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cycles between open applications
  • ALT+F4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quit program, close current window
  • ALT+F6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Switch between current program windows
  • ALT+ENTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opens properties dialog
  • ALT+SPACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . System menu for current window
  • ALT+¢ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . opens drop-down lists in dialog boxes
  • BACKSPACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . Switch to parent folder
  • CTRL+ESC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opens Start menu
  • CTRL+ALT+DEL . . . . . . . . . . Opens task manager, reboots the computer
  • CTRL+TAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Move through property tabs
  • CTRL+SHIFT+DRAG . . . . . . . Create shortcut (also right-click, drag)
  • CTRL+DRAG . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copy File
  • ESC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cancel last function
  • SHIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Press/hold SHIFT, insert CD-ROM to bypass auto-play
  • SHIFT+DRAG . . . . . . . . . . . . Move file
  • SHIFT+F10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opens context menu (same as right-click)
  • SHIFT+DELETE . . . . . . . . . . . Full wipe delete (bypasses Recycle Bin)
  • ALT+underlined letter . . . . Opens the corresponding menu
 

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