Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Basic PC shortcut keys

Below is a list of some of the most commonly used basic shortcut keys that work with almost all IBM compatible computers and software programs. It is highly recommended that all users keep a good reference of these shortcut keys or try to memorize them. Doing so will dramatically increase your productivity.
Tip: Besides the special character shortcuts listed here, some special characters are also located on the number keys (below the F1 - F12 keys). You can enter these special characters by pressing the Shift key and the number key that has the special character listed on it.
Shortcut KeysDescription
Alt + FFile menu options in current program.
Alt + EEdit options in current program
Alt + TabSwitch between open programs
F1Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
F2Rename a selected file
F5Refresh the current program window
Ctrl + NCreate a new, blank document in some software programs
Ctrl + OOpen a file in current software program
Ctrl + ASelect all text.
Ctrl + BChange selected text to be Bold
Ctrl + IChange selected text to be in Italics
Ctrl + UChange selected text to be Underlined
Ctrl + FOpen find window for current document or window.
Ctrl + SSave current document file.
Ctrl + XCut selected item.
Shift + DelCut selected item.
Ctrl + CCopy selected item.
Ctrl + InsCopy selected item
Ctrl + VPaste
Shift + InsPaste
Ctrl + KInsert hyperlink for selected text
Ctrl + PPrint the current page or document.
HomeGoes to beginning of current line.
Ctrl + HomeGoes to beginning of document.
EndGoes to end of current line.
Ctrl + EndGoes to end of document.
Shift + HomeHighlights from current position to beginning of line.
Shift + EndHighlights from current position to end of line.
Ctrl + Left arrowMoves one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl + Right arrowMoves one word to the right at a time.
Ctrl + EscOpens the START menu
Ctrl + Shift + EscOpens Windows Task Manager
Alt + F4Close the currently active program
Alt + EnterOpen the Properties for the selected item (file, folder, shortcut, etc.)