All Keyboard Shortcuts for faster usage

I know exactly how it feels when using a Laptop without knowing the keyboard shortcuts for faster command,

it’s tiring. But before that, you need to understand what a keyboard shortcut means.

The keyboard shortcut is simply a faster way to use your computer.



A keyboard shortcut is a series of keys you can press to complete a computer command.

As a common convention, keys that are meant to be pressed at the same time are joined by a ”+” in written text.

For example, Ctrl+S means you should press the Ctrl and S keys at the same time.

There are many keyboard shortcuts shown below


Press this key To do this
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 Picture of the Windows logo key + TabCycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Ctrl+Windows logo key Picture of the 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

What is a Computer keyboard?

A computer keyboard is a typewriter-style device which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys to act as mechanical levers or electronic switches.

Following the decline of punch cards and paper tape, interaction via teleprinter-style keyboards became the main input method for computers.

Keyboard keys (buttons) typically have characters engraved or printed on

them and each press of a key typically corresponds to a single written symbol.

However, producing some symbols may require pressing and holding several keys simultaneously or in sequence.

While most keyboard keys produce letters, numbers, or signs (characters),

other keys or simultaneous key presses can produce actions or execute computer commands.

In normal usage, the keyboard is used as a text entry interface for typing text, numbers, and symbols into a word processor, text editor, or any other program.

In a modern computer, the interpretation of key presses is generally left to the software.

A computer keyboard distinguishes each physical key from every other key and reports all key presses to the controlling software.

Keyboards are also used for computer gaming either regular keyboards or

keyboards with special gaming features, which can expedite frequently used keystroke combinations.


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