Computer Shortcut keys to upgrade your working efficiency

We have heard many proverbs regarding time i.e. “Time is Precious/Gold/Money/Platinum”. Hence, everyone amongst us always seeks for the shortcuts to conserve the time. So, today we bring a few productive computer shortcut keys for you.

Computer shortcut keys help you to ease the work and ameliorate your working efficiency. They are mainly accessed by using Ctrl (Control), Alt (Alter), Shift, and Win (Windows) keys.

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Now, just give it a try, who knows you might get used to it.

 

General key Shortcuts –

  1. Ctrl + A – Select all
  2. Ctrl + C – Copy the selected content
  3. Ctrl + N – Open a new console
  4. Ctrl + V – Paste the selected content
  5. Ctrl + W – Close the Windows Explorer or browser
  6. Ctrl + X – Cut the selected content
  7. Ctrl + Y – Redo an action
  8. Ctrl + Z – Undo an action
  9. Ctrl – while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
  10. Ctrl + Shift – while dragging an item (Create a shortcut of the selected item)
  11. Ctrl + Shift +Esc – Open the Task Manager
  12. Ctrl + Right arrow – To move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word
  13. Ctrl + Left arrow – To move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word
  14. Ctrl + Down arrow –To move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph
  15. Ctrl + Up arrow – To move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph
  16. Ctrl + Shift – With any of the arrow keys (Highlight/Select a block of text)
  17. Ctrl + Esc – Display the Start menu
  18. Ctrl + F4 – Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously
  19. Ctrl + Click (On Underlined link or URL on document) – Opens the link in the browser
  20. ALT + D– Select the address bar
  21. Alt + Enter – View the properties for the selected item
  22. Alt + F4 – Close the active item, or quit the active program
  23. Alt + Spacebar – Open the shortcut menu for the active window
  24. Alt + Tab – Switch between the open programs/windows
  25. Alt + Esc – Cycle through programs/windows in the order that they had been opened
  26. Alt + Spacebar – Display the System menu for the active window
  27. Shift – With any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
  28. Shift + F10 – Displays the shortcut menu for the selected item(Works as a right mouse click)
  29. Delete – Delete the content and move it to Recycle bin.
  30. Shift + Delete – Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin
  31. Right arrow – Open the submenu or open the next menu to the right
  32. Left arrow – Close the submenu or open the next menu to the left
  33. Backspace – View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer
  34. Esc – Cancel the current task
  35. Shift – when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)

 

Windows key Shortcuts –

  1. Win – Display or hide the Start screen
  2. Win + B– Set focus in the notification area
  3. Win + D – Show or hide the desktop
  4. Win + E – Open File Explorer
  5. Win + H – Open the Share charm
  6. Win + I – Open the Settings
  7. Win + K – Open the Devices charm
  8. Win + L – Lock your computer
  9. Win + M – Minimize all windows
  10. Win + R – Open the Run dialog box
  11. Win + S – Search Windows
  12. Win + T – Cycle through apps on the taskbar
  13. Win + X – Open the hidden menu
  14. Win + left arrow or Win + right arrow –  Snap File Explorer windows i.e. open it on one side of the screen (left or right, depending on which arrow you hit)
  15. Win + Tab – Open the Task view
  16. Win + PrtSc – Save a screenshot in the Pictures folder.
  17. Win + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow – To switch between virtual desktop screens
  18. Win + Ctrl + D – Add a new virtual desktop
  19. Win + Enter – Open Narrator
  20. Win + +/- – Zoom in or out using Magnifier
  21. Win + Esc – Exit Magnifier

 

Function Keys Shortcuts –

  1. F1 key – Display Help
  2. F2 key – To Rename the selected item
  3. F3 key – Search for a file or a folder
  4. F4 key – Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
  5. F5 key – Refresh the active window
  6. F6 key – Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
  7. F10 key – Activate the menu bar in the active program
  8. F11 key – Maximize or minimize the active window

 

Special Keys Shortcuts –

  1. PgUp (Page Up) – Move up one screen at a time
  2. PgDn (Page Down) – Move down one screen at a time
  3. Home – Move to the beginning of the line
  4. End – Move to the end of the line
  5. Ctrl + Home – Move to the first character
  6. Ctrl + End – Move to the last character

 

Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer Shortcuts –

  1. Ctrl + E – Open the Search bar
  2. Ctrl + F – Start the Find utility
  3. Ctrl + H – Open the History bar
  4. Ctrl + I – Open the Favorites bar (Internet Explorer)
  5. Ctrl + N – Start another instance of the browser
  6. Ctrl + O – Open the Open dialog box (Google Chrome)
  7. Ctrl + P – Open the Print dialog box
  8. Ctrl + T – New Tab
  9. Ctrl + Shift + T – Reopen the recently closed tabs
  10. Ctrl + Shift + I – Open the Developer Tools /Inspect element window (Google Chrome)
  11. Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn – Jump to the next open tab
  12. Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp – Jump to the previous open tab
  13. Ctrl + Shift + N – Open a new window in Incognito mode

 

There are many more Computer shortcut keys which can ease your work.

Please do suggest us, if we missed any cool computer shortcut keys in our blog.

Now, let’s work smart with short keys.

“Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.” – Byron Dorgan

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