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 keyYou will get this Result
F1Display Help      *
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert)Copy the selected item      *
Ctrl + XCut the selected item      *
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)Paste the selected item      *
Ctrl + ZUndo an action      *
Ctrl + YRedo an action      *
Delete (or Ctrl + D)Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin      *
Shift + DeleteDelete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first      *
F2Rename the selected item      *
Ctrl + Right ArrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the next word      *
Ctrl + Left ArrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previous word      *
Ctrl + Down ArrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph      *
Ctrl + Up ArrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph      *
Ctrl + Shift with an arrow keySelect a block of text
Shift with any arrow keySelect more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
Ctrl with any arrow key + SpacebarSelect multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl + ASelect all items in a document or window      *
F3Search for a file or folder      *
Alt + EnterDisplay properties for the selected item      *
Alt + F4Close the active item, or exit the active program      *
Alt + SpacebarOpen the shortcut menu for the active window      *
Ctrl + F4Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)      *
Alt + TabSwitch between open items      *
Ctrl + Alt + TabUse the arrow keys to switch between open items
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheelChange the size of icons on the desktop
Windows logo key   + TabCycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Ctrl+Windows logo key  + TabUse the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Alt + EscCycle through items in the order in which they were opened      *
F6Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop      *
F4Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer
Shift + F10Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Ctrl + EscOpen the Start menu      *
Alt + underlined letterDisplay the corresponding menu
Alt + underlined letterPerform the menu command (or other underlined command)
F10Activate the menu bar in the active program      *
Right ArrowOpen the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
Left ArrowOpen the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
F5 (or Ctrl + R)Refresh the active window      *
Alt + Up ArrowView the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
EscCancel the current task      *
Ctrl + Shift + EscOpen Task Manager
Shift when you insert a CDPrevent the CD from automatically playing
Left Alt + ShiftSwitch the input language when multiple input languages are enabled
Ctrl+ShiftSwitch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled
Right or Left Ctrl + ShiftChange 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 keyYou will get this Result
Ctrl + TabMove forward through tabs      *
Ctrl + Shift + TabMove back through tabs      *
TabMove forward through options
Shift + TabMove back through options      *
Alt + underlined letterPerform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
EnterReplaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
SpacebarSelect or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Arrow keysSelect a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
F1Display Help
F4Display the items in the active list
BackspaceOpen 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 keyYou will get this Result
Windows logo keyOpen or close the Start menu.      *
Windows logo key  + PauseDisplay the System Properties dialog box.      *
Windows logo key  + DDisplay the desktop.      *
Windows logo key  + MMinimize all windows.      *
Windows logo key  + Shift + MRestore minimized windows to the desktop.      *
Windows logo key  + EOpen Computer.      *
Windows logo key  + FSearch for computers (if you’re on a network).      *
Windows logo key  + LLock your computer or switch users.      *
Windows logo key  + ROpen the Run dialog box.      *
Windows logo key  + TCycle through programs on the taskbar.      *
Windows logo key  + numberStart 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  + numberStart a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Ctrl+Windows logo key  + numberSwitch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Alt+Windows logo key  + numberOpen the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows logo key  + TabCycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
Ctrl+Windows logo key  + TabUse the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
Ctrl+Windows logo key  + BSwitch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
Windows logo key  + SpacebarPreview the desktop.
Windows logo key  + Up ArrowMaximize the window.      *
Windows logo key  + Left ArrowMaximize the window to the left side of the screen.      *
Windows logo key  + Right ArrowMaximize the window to the right side of the screen.      *
Windows logo key  + Down ArrowMinimize the window.      *
Windows logo key  + HomeMinimize all but the active window.
Windows logo key  + Shift + Up ArrowStretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Windows logo key  + Shift + Left Arrow or Right ArrowMove a window from one monitor to another.
Windows logo key  + PChoose a presentation display mode.
Windows logo key  + GCycle through gadgets.
Windows logo key  + UOpen Ease of Access Center.
Windows logo key  + XOpen Windows Mobility Center.

Computer shortcut keys for Window Explorer  

After Pressing this keyYou will get this Result
Ctrl + NOpen a new window      *
Ctrl + WClose the current window      *
Ctrl + Shift + NCreate a new folder
EndDisplay the bottom of the active window      *
HomeDisplay the top of the active window      *
F11Maximize or minimize the active window      *
Ctrl + Period (.)Rotate a picture clockwise
Ctrl + Comma (,)Rotate a picture counter-clockwise
Num Lock + Asterisk (*) on numeric keypadDisplay all subfolders under the selected folder
Num Lock + Plus Sign (+) on numeric keypadDisplay the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock + Minus Sign (-) on numeric keypadCollapse the selected folder
Left ArrowCollapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the parent folder
Alt + EnterOpen the Properties dialog box for the selected item
Alt + PDisplay the preview pane
Alt + Left ArrowView the previous folder
BackspaceView the previous folder
Right ArrowDisplay the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder
Alt + Right ArrowView the next folder
Alt + Up ArrowView the parent folder
Ctrl + Shift + EDisplay all folders above the selected folder
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheelChange the size and appearance of file and folder icons
Alt + DSelect the address bar
Ctrl + ESelect the search box
Ctrl + FSelect the search box

Computer shortcut keys for Taskbar

After Pressing this keyYou will get this Result
Shift + click a taskbar buttonOpen a program or quickly open another instance of a program
Ctrl + Shift + click a taskbar buttonOpen a program as an administrator
Shift + right-click a taskbar buttonShow the window menu for the program
Shift + right-click a grouped taskbar buttonShow the window menu for the group
Ctrl + click a grouped taskbar buttonCycle 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 keyYou will get this Result
Alt + Page UpMove between apps from left to right
Alt + Page DownMove between apps from right to left
Alt + InsertCycle through programs in the order that they were started in.
Alt + HomeDisplay the Start menu.
Ctrl + Alt + BreakSwitch between a window and full screen
Ctrl + Alt + EndDisplay the Windows Securitydialog box
Alt + DeleteDisplay the system menu.
Ctrl + Alt + Minus Sign (-) on the numeric keypadPlace 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 keypadPlace 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 keyYou will get this Result
Ctrl + NCreate a new picture
Ctrl + OOpen an existing picture
Ctrl + SSave changes to a picture
F12Save the picture as a new file
Ctrl + PPrint a picture
Alt + F4Close a picture and its Paint window
Ctrl + ZUndo a change
Ctrl + YRedo a change
Ctrl + ASelect the entire picture
Ctrl + XCut a selection
Ctrl + CCopy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl + VPaste a selection from the Clipboard
Right ArrowMove the selection or active shape right by one pixel
Left ArrowMove the selection or active shape left by one pixel
Down ArrowMove the selection or active shape down by one pixel
Up ArrowMove the selection or active shape up by one pixel
EscCancel a selection
DeleteDelete a selection
Ctrl + BBold 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 + UUnderline selected text
Ctrl + EOpen the Properties dialog box
Ctrl + WOpen the Resize and Skew dialog box
Ctrl + Page UpZoom in
Ctrl + Page DownZoom out
F11View a picture in full-screen mode
Ctrl + RShow or hide the ruler
Ctrl + GShow or hide gridlines
F10 or AltDisplay keytips
Shift + F10Show the current shortcut menu
F1Open Paint Help

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