Essential Keyboard Shortcuts To Master Your Computer

When we are we want to do some text alignment operations, we usually use mouse. But you don’t know how it becomes so easy to use some keyboard shortcuts instead of playing with your mouse. You can use a combination of keys to do things that normally need a mouse, track-pad or other input device. Rather than reaching for your mouse to select an item on your word processor toolbar, you can use a combination of keys to performs a specific task. Here is a list of commonly used and highly popular keyboard shortcuts, try to use it regularly to familiar with it. Once you by-heart the key combination you can save your time and can increase productivity.

 

SHORTCUTS USE ACTION
Ctrl+A Select all highlight all of the text in a document
Ctrl + X Cut Cut the selected item
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert) Copy Copy the selected item
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) Paste Paste the selected item
Ctrl+Z Undo Undo an action or roll back your last action
Ctrl + Y Redo Redo an action
Ctrl+W Close Will close down whatever you’re viewing.
Ctrl + D (or Delete) Delete Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Ctrl + R (or F5) Refresh Refresh the active window
Ctrl + Esc Open Start Open Start
Ctrl + F4 Close Close the active document
Ctrl + Alt + Tab Switch between apps Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps
Ctrl + Right arrow Move beginning to next Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl + Left arrow Move beginning to previous Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl + Down arrow Move beginning to next Para Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl + Up arrow Move beginning to previous Para Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + arrow keys Direction When a group or tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it in the direction specified
Ctrl + arrow key (to move to an item) + Spacebar Select multiple Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key Block text Select a block of text
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Task Manager Open Task Manager
Ctrl + Shift keyboard layout Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available
Esc Leave Stop or leave the current task
Windows logokey+D Display Display and hide the desktop
Windows logokey+L Lock PC Lock your computer
Alt+F4 Close apps Close the active item, or exit the active app
Alt+Tab Switch apps Flick through multiple applications
 Alt + Esc Cycle through items Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
 Alt + Enter Display properties Display properties for the selected item
 Alt + Spacebar Shortcut menu Open the shortcut menu for the active window
 Alt + Left arrow Go back Go back
 Alt + Right arrow Go forward  Go forward
 Alt + Page Up Move up Move up one screen
Alt + Page Down Move down Move down one screen
 Alt + F8 Show password Show your password on the sign-in screen
Shift + Delete Delete Directly Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Shift + F10 Shortcut menu Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Shift with any arrow key Select more Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document
Right arrow  Open a submenu  Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
 Left arrow  Close a submenu  Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu