If you are too slow to use the Windows computer and want to improve your speed of interaction, keyboard shortcuts will help you. Most of the new users don’t have much idea about the several functions available on their Windows computer. Some users don’t have much experience in using the mouse fast and accurately. You can do a lot of things with your mouse using keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys to provide the easiest way to do something you’d typically do with your mouse. Here are some useful, commonly used keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcuts for typing

Ctrl+C : Copy the selected item
Ctrl+X : Cut the selected item
Ctrl+V : Paste the selected item
Ctrl+Z : Undo an action
Ctrl+Y : Redo an action
Ctrl+A : Select all items

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows logo key

Windows logo key+L : Lock your computer
Windows logo key+X : Shutdown options
Windows logo key+D : Switch between open apps
Windows logo key+Tab : Task view
Windows logo key+Up Arrow : Maximize window (F11)
Windows logo key+PrtScn : To take a screenshot

Keyboard shortcuts for ALT key

Alt+Tab : Switch between open apps
Alt+F4 : Close the active item or to exit from an active app
Alt+Left arrow : Go back
Alt+Right arrow : Go forward

Keyboard shortcuts for CTRL key

Ctrl+F4 : Close the active document
Ctrl+R : Refresh the active window (F5)
Ctrl+Shift+Esc : Open task manager

General keyboard shortcuts

Esc : Stop or leave the current task
PrtScn : To take a screenshot of the whole screen (it automatically copied to the clipboard)
Shift+Delete : Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle bin first
Ctrl+Shift+Esc : Open task manager
Ctrl+Esc : Open start

You can see the full list of keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft’s Windows 10 support page.


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