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Computer Keyboard Shortcuts For All Computer Users (PART 1)

There is no doubt in saying computers have become a very important part of man’s daily life. You must know about the computer keyboard shortcut keys. In computing, a computer keyboard shortcut is a set of one or more keys that brings up a command in software or an operating system.

Shortcut keys help provide an easier and quicker method of navigating and executing commands in the computer programs. A computer shortcut keys make work easy and functions quickly.

Knowing these, we have taken some time off normal duties to compile a list of computer keyboard shortcut keys that will go a long way to helping you when ever you are behind the computer.

Let’s begin with the Windows Key Shortcuts (WINKEY shortcuts).

WINKEY+D: Brings desktop to the top of other windows.

WINKEY+M: Minimize all windows.

WINKEY+SHIFT+M: Undo the minimize

WINKEY+E: Opens Microsoft Explorer.

WINKEY+Tab: Cycle through open programs on the taskbar.

WINKEY+F: Display the Windows Search/Find feature.

WINKEY+F1: Display the Microsoft Windows help.

WINKEY+CTRL+F: Display the search for computers window.

WINKEY+R: Open the run window.

WINKEY+U: Open utility manager.

WINKEY+Pause/Break: Open the system properties window.

WINKEY+L: Lock the computer (Windows XP & later)

 Alt +Tab: Switch between open programs.

 Ctrl+Shift+Esc: Open Task Manager.

Alt+ Letter: Select menu item by underlined letter.

Alt+ F4: Quit active application or close current window.

Ctrl+Esc: Open Start menu.

 Ctrl+ F4: Close all active document (there are exceptions)

Alt+ spacebar: Open menu for active program.

Ctrl+Left or Right Arrow: Move cursor forward or back one paragraph.

Let’s now turn our attention to Shortcut Keys in Microsoft Word.

F1 Key: Get help on a selected command or use the office assistant.

Shift and F1 Key: Review text formatting.

F2 Key: Move text or image.

Shift + F3 Key: Change the case of the selected text.

Shift + F4 Key: Perform a Find or Go To action again.

 F4 Key: Perform last action again.

 F5 Key: Displays the Go To dialogue box.

Shift+ F5: Move to a previous revision.

 F6 Key: Go to the next frame or pane.

 Shift+ F6 Key: Go to the previous frame or pane.

 F7 key: Launch the Spell Checker.

 Shift + F7 Key: Launch the Thesaurus.

 F8 Key: Extend the current selection.

 Shift + F8 Key: Shrink the current selection.

F9 Key: Refresh.

 Shift + F9 Key: Switch between a field code and its result.

 F10 Key: Show Key Tips.

 Shift + F10 Key: Display a Shortcut Menu (same as right-clicking).

 F11 Key: Go to the next field.

 SHIFT + F11 Key: Go to the previous field.

 F12 Key: Open Save As, equivalent to tools menu.

 Shift + F12 Key: Save document, equivalent to tools menu.

 Ctrl and A: Selects all in the current document.

 Ctrl and B: Bold text.

 Ctrl and C: Copies the item or text.

 Ctrl and D: Displays the Font dialogue box.

 Ctrl and E: Switch a paragraph between center and left alignment.

 Ctrl and F: Displays the Find dialog box to search the current document.

 Ctrl and G: Displays the Go To dialog box to search for a specific location in the current document.

 Ctrl and H: Displays the Replace dialogue box.

 Ctrl and I: Italicize text.

 Ctrl and J: Switch a paragraph between justified and left alignment.

 Ctrl and K: Create a hyperlink.

 Ctrl and L: Left align a paragraph.

 Ctrl and M: Indent a paragraph from the left.

 Ctrl and N: Create a new document.

 Ctrl and O: Opens a new document.

 Ctrl and P: Prints a document.

 Ctrl and R: Switch the alignment of a paragraph between left and right.

 Ctrl and S: Saves a document.

 Ctrl and U: Underlines text.

 Ctrl and V: Pastes the copied item or text.

Ctrl and X: Cuts the selected item or text.

 Ctrl and Y: Redo the last action.

 Ctrl and Z: Undo the last action.

 Ctrl and Enter: Insert a page break.

 Ctrl and F2: Select Print Preview command.

 Ctrl and F4: Closes the active window.

 Ctrl and F6: Opens the next window if multiple are open.

This brings us to the end of Computer Keyboard Shortcuts Part 1. Stick and stay with us as we bring to you Part 2 of this lesson very soon.

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