Computer shortcut keys for Windows & others a2z

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Computer shortcut keys for Window

If you – want to learn computer or are learning now, then it is very important for you that you should also be aware of the Computer shortcut keys that are used to run the computer, there are many shortcut keys used for the computer, some of Computer shortcut keys are given below :-

( shortcut keys marked with * is important & asked in several examinations )

Computer shortcut keys – General Keyboards

After Pressing this key You will get this Result
F1 Display Help      *
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert) Copy the selected item      *
Ctrl + X Cut the selected item      *
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) Paste the selected item      *
Ctrl + Z Undo an action      *
Ctrl + Y Redo an action      *
Delete (or Ctrl + D) Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin      *
Shift + Delete Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first      *
F2 Rename the selected item      *
Ctrl + Right Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word      *
Ctrl + Left Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word      *
Ctrl + Down Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph      *
Ctrl + Up Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph      *
Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key Select a block of text
Shift with any arrow key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
Ctrl with any arrow key + Spacebar Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl + A Select all items in a document or window      *
F3 Search for a file or folder      *
Alt + Enter Display properties for the selected item      *
Alt + F4 Close the active item, or exit the active program      *
Alt + Spacebar Open the shortcut menu for the active window      *
Ctrl + F4 Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)      *
Alt + Tab Switch between open items      *
Ctrl + Alt + Tab Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel Change the size of icons on the desktop
Windows logo key   + Tab Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Ctrl+Windows logo key  + Tab Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Alt + Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened      *
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop      *
F4 Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer
Shift + F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Ctrl + Esc Open the Start menu      *
Alt + underlined letter Display the corresponding menu
Alt + underlined letter Perform the menu command (or other underlined command)
F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program      *
Right Arrow Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
Left Arrow Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
F5 (or Ctrl + R) Refresh the active window      *
Alt + Up Arrow View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
Esc Cancel the current task      *
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager
Shift when you insert a CD Prevent the CD from automatically playing
Left Alt + Shift Switch the input language when multiple input languages are enabled
Ctrl+Shift Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled
Right or Left Ctrl + Shift Change the reading direction of text in right-to-left reading languages

Computer shortcut keys used in Dialog boxes

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for use in dialog boxes.

After Pressing this key You will get this Result
Ctrl + Tab Move forward through tabs      *
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Move back through tabs      *
Tab Move forward through options
Shift + Tab Move back through options      *
Alt + underlined letter Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
Enter Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
Spacebar Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
F1 Display Help
F4 Display the items in the active list
Backspace Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

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Computer shortcut keys with Windows logo

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that use the Windows logo key

After Pressing this key You will get this Result
Windows logo key Open or close the Start menu.      *
Windows logo key  + Pause Display the System Properties dialog box.      *
Windows logo key  + D Display the desktop.      *
Windows logo key  + M Minimize all windows.      *
Windows logo key  + Shift + M Restore minimized windows to the desktop.      *
Windows logo key  + E Open Computer.      *
Windows logo key  + F Search for computers (if you’re on a network).      *
Windows logo key  + L Lock your computer or switch users.      *
Windows logo key  + R Open the Run dialog box.      *
Windows logo key  + T Cycle through programs on the taskbar.      *
Windows logo key  + number Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.
Shift+Windows logo key  + number Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Ctrl+Windows logo key  + number Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Alt+Windows logo key  + number Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows logo key  + Tab Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
Ctrl+Windows logo key  + Tab Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
Ctrl+Windows logo key  + B Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
Windows logo key  + Spacebar Preview the desktop.
Windows logo key  + Up Arrow Maximize the window.      *
Windows logo key  + Left Arrow Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.      *
Windows logo key  + Right Arrow Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.      *
Windows logo key  + Down Arrow Minimize the window.      *
Windows logo key  + Home Minimize all but the active window.
Windows logo key  + Shift + Up Arrow Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Windows logo key  + Shift + Left Arrow or Right Arrow Move a window from one monitor to another.
Windows logo key  + P Choose a presentation display mode.
Windows logo key  + G Cycle through gadgets.
Windows logo key  + U Open Ease of Access Center.
Windows logo key  + X Open Windows Mobility Center.

Computer shortcut keys for Window Explorer  

After Pressing this key You will get this Result
Ctrl + N Open a new window      *
Ctrl + W Close the current window      *
Ctrl + Shift + N Create a new folder
End Display the bottom of the active window      *
Home Display the top of the active window      *
F11 Maximize or minimize the active window      *
Ctrl + Period (.) Rotate a picture clockwise
Ctrl + Comma (,) Rotate a picture counter-clockwise
Num Lock + Asterisk (*) on numeric keypad Display all subfolders under the selected folder
Num Lock + Plus Sign (+) on numeric keypad Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock + Minus Sign (-) on numeric keypad Collapse the selected folder
Left Arrow Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the parent folder
Alt + Enter Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item
Alt + P Display the preview pane
Alt + Left Arrow View the previous folder
Backspace View the previous folder
Right Arrow Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder
Alt + Right Arrow View the next folder
Alt + Up Arrow View the parent folder
Ctrl + Shift + E Display all folders above the selected folder
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
Alt + D Select the address bar
Ctrl + E Select the search box
Ctrl + F Select the search box

Computer shortcut keys for Taskbar

After Pressing this key You will get this Result
Shift + click a taskbar button Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program
Ctrl + Shift + click a taskbar button Open a program as an administrator
Shift + right-click a taskbar button Show the window menu for the program
Shift + right-click a grouped taskbar button Show the window menu for the group
Ctrl + click a grouped taskbar button Cycle through the windows of the group

Computer shortcut keys for Remote Desktop Connection

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Remote Desktop Connection.

After Pressing this key You will get this Result
Alt + Page Up Move between apps from left to right
Alt + Page Down Move between apps from right to left
Alt + Insert Cycle through programs in the order that they were started in.
Alt + Home Display the Start menu.
Ctrl + Alt + Break Switch between a window and full screen
Ctrl + Alt + End Display the Windows Securitydialog box
Alt + Delete Display the system menu.
Ctrl + Alt + Minus Sign (-) on the numeric keypad Place a copy of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing Alt+PrtScn on a local computer).
Ctrl + Alt + Plus Sign (+) on the numeric keypad Place a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing PrtScn on a local computer).
Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow “Tab” out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) program.
Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow “Tab” out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) program.

Computer shortcut keys for Paint

these shortcut keys can be very helpful when you are working with Paint

After Pressing this key You will get this Result
Ctrl + N Create a new picture
Ctrl + O Open an existing picture
Ctrl + S Save changes to a picture
F12 Save the picture as a new file
Ctrl + P Print a picture
Alt + F4 Close a picture and its Paint window
Ctrl + Z Undo a change
Ctrl + Y Redo a change
Ctrl + A Select the entire picture
Ctrl + X Cut a selection
Ctrl + C Copy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl + V Paste a selection from the Clipboard
Right Arrow Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel
Left Arrow Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel
Down Arrow Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel
Up Arrow Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel
Esc Cancel a selection
Delete Delete a selection
Ctrl + B Bold selected text
Ctrl + + Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
Ctrl + – Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
Ctrl + U Underline selected text
Ctrl + E Open the Properties dialog box
Ctrl + W Open the Resize and Skew dialog box
Ctrl + Page Up Zoom in
Ctrl + Page Down Zoom out
F11 View a picture in full-screen mode
Ctrl + R Show or hide the ruler
Ctrl + G Show or hide gridlines
F10 or Alt Display keytips
Shift + F10 Show the current shortcut menu
F1 Open Paint Help

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