Computer Keyboard Shortcut Key

Shortcut Keys Description

Alt + F – File menu options in current program.

 Alt + E – Edit options in current program

 Alt + Tab – Switch between open programs

 F1 – Universal Help in almost every Windows program.

 F2 – Rename a selected file

 F5 – Refresh the current program window

 Ctrl + N – Create a new, blank document in some software programs

 Ctrl + O – Open a file in current software program

 Ctrl + A – Select all text.

 Ctrl + B – Change selected text to be Bold

 Ctrl + I – Change selected text to be in Italics

 Ctrl + U – Change selected text to be Underlined

 Ctrl + F – Open find window for current document or window.

 Ctrl + S – Save current document file.

 Ctrl + X – Cut selected item.

 Shift + Del – Cut selected item.

 Ctrl + C – Copy selected item.

 Ctrl + Ins – Copy selected item

 Ctrl + V – Paste

 Shift + Ins – Paste

 Ctrl + K – Insert hyperlink for selected text

 Ctrl + P – Print the current page or document.

 Home – Goes to beginning of current line.

 Ctrl + Home – Goes to beginning of document.

 End – Goes to end of current line.

Ctrl + End – Goes to end of document.

 Shift + Home – Highlights from current position to beginning of line.

 Shift + End – Highlights from current position to end of line.

 Ctrl + Left arrow – Moves one word to the left at a time.

 Ctrl + Right arrow – Moves one word to the right at a time.

 Ctrl + Esc – Opens the START menu

 Ctrl + Shift + Esc – Opens Windows Task Manager

 Alt + F4 – Close the currently active program

 Alt + Enter – Open the Properties for the selected item (file, folder, shortcut, etc.)

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