Wednesday, April 17, 2019

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMPUTER SHORTCUT KEYS (2019)

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If you work on computers the whole day or for some amount of time, computer keyboard shortcut keys are important to know for you. Because knowing shortcut keys will make your work easier and you don’t have to always switch concentration from keyboard to mouse, sometimes it’s very irritating so it’s better to know the shortcut keys.

Few programs or software’s from Microsoft and others have shortcut keys for any function can be recognized when you open its menu. There on the menu, you can find functions where a letter would be underlined, those underlined letters mean when you hold your ALT key (in some case CTRL key) with that underlined letter key on the keyboard (ALT Key + underlined letter) that particular function will work on your computer.

Whereas most of the shortcut keys are already mentioned besides the functions under the programs like CTRL + C to copy, CTRL + V to paste, etc.

Now, here is a list of computer keyboard shortcut keys that might be helpful to you. Memorize it according to your usage it really helps a lot.


BASIC COMPUTER SHORTCUT KEYS (Works on all Programs)

F1 – To View Help (For every Window Program)
• CTRL + C – To Copy
• CTRL + X – To Cut
• CTRL + V – To Paste
• CTRL + A – Select All
• CTRL + N – To Open a New File (Under any program), To Open a New Tab (Under any Web Browser)
• CTRL + O – To Open a File (Under any program)
• CTRL + F – To Find any file (Displays a Search Bar to find keywords)
• CTRL + S – To Save File (Under any Program)
• CTRL + Z – Undo
• CTRL + Y – Redo
• CTRL + K – To add a Hyperlink (A link of a file or website can be added, Under programs)
• CTRL + P – To Print any Page or Document
• CTRL + Esc – To open Start Menu
• CTRL + W – To Close the current Window
• CTRL + Home – To go to Beginning of a Document (Under Document Type Programs and Web browsers)
• CTRL + End – To go to End of a Document (Under Document Type Programs and Web browsers)
• CTRL + F4 – To Close a Program
• CTRL + Shift + Esc – To open Task Manager directly
• CTRL + Alt + Delete – To open a window consisting Reboot, Task Manager, Lock option, etc (Often used computer is Stuck)
• CTRL + PLUS key (+) – To Zoom IN Page or Window
• CTRL + MINUS key (-) – To Zoom OUT Page or Window
• ALT – To Display the Menu Bar at the Top of the Page (Under various programs and Web Browsers)
• ALT + F – To open File Menu (Under various programs and Web Browsers)
• ALT + E – To open Edit Menu (Under various programs and Web Browsers)
• ALT + Tab – To Switch between Open Programs
• ALT + F4 – To Close the active Program
• ALT + Enter – To Open Properties of a Selected File or Program
• ALT + Prt Sc – To Capture Screenshot (Copies the screenshot into hidden Clipboard)
• ALT + Esc – To Switch between Programs under Taskbar
• ALT + Left Arrow – To go to Previous Page in Web Browsers
• ALT + Right Arrow – To go to Next Page in Web Browsers
• SHIFT + Delete – To Delete Selected file or word Permanently
• SHIFT + F10 – Work as a Right Click on a Selected Item
• WINDOWS KEY + R – Opens Run Menu (On Desktop)
• WINDOWS KEY + E – Opens File Explorer (On Desktop)
• WINDOWS KEY + UP ARROW – Maximize Current Window
• WINDOWS KEY + F – Opens Feedback Hub (Windows 10)
• WINDOWS KEY + D – Hide or Display the Desktop screen

Shortcut Keys for Microsoft WORD

If you work on MS Word to write your projects and stuff, you should know the shortcuts for MS Word, knowing the shortcuts will save your time. Finding for functions and applying takes time and it breaks your writing concentration, so it’s better to know these shortcut keys and write quickly.

CTRL + A – To Select all the text and image at once
• CTRL + C – To Copy the Selected Text or Image
• CTRL + X – To Cut the Selected Text
• CTRL + V – To Paste the Selected Text or Image.
• CTRL + B – To Bold the Text
• CTRL + I – To write Italic Text
• CTRL + U – To Underline Text
• CTRL + N – To Create a New Document
• CTRL + O – To Open a New Document
• CTRL + P – To Print a New Document
• CTRL + S – To Save the Document
• CTRL + Y – Redo
• CTRL + Z – Undo
• CTRL + F – To Find Text (Displays a Search Bar to find keywords)
• CTRL + G – It Opens the Go To Dialog Box (search for page no, section, line, etc)
• CTRL + H – It Opens Find and Replace Dialog Box.
• CTRL + E – To Switch the Paragraph Alignment between Centre and Left
• CTRL + J or CTRL + L – To Switch the Paragraph Alignment between Justified and Left
• CTRL + R – To Switch the Paragraph Alignment between Left and Right
• CTRL + M – To Align Paragraph from Left to Right
• CTRL + D – It Displays Font and Character Spacing Dialog Box
• CTRL + K – To add a Hyperlink (A link of a file or website can be added, Under programs)
• CTRL + Enter – To Insert Page Break
• CTRL + F2 – To Select Print Preview
• CTRL + F4 – To Close the Current-Word File
• CTRL + F6 – To Switch between Multiple Word Windows
• CTRL + > – To Increase Font Size
• CTRL + < – To Decrease Font Size • ALT – To Display Highlighted Shortcut Key on the Menu
• ALT + SHIFT + D – Add Current Date
• ALT + SHIFT + T – Add Current Time
• SHIFT + F1 – To Review Text Formatting
• SHIFT + F3 – To Change Letter Case (Small letter to Capital Letter and vice versa)
• SHIFT + F7 – To Launch Thesaurus (Contains a list of Words)


Shortcut Keys for Microsoft EXCEL

Ms. Excel is widely used in the field of Accounting, used to prepare charts, calculations, etc. People who work on Excel Worksheet should know these shortcuts to make their work easier, efficient and can save time.

CTRL + A – To Select all the text and values at once
• CTRL + C – To Copy the Selected Text or Values
• CTRL + X – To Cut the Selected Text or Values
• CTRL + V – To Paste the Selected Text or Values
• CTRL + B – To Bold the Text
• CTRL + I – To write Italic Text
• CTRL + U – To Underline Text
• CTRL + N – To Create a New Worksheet
• CTRL + O – To Open a New Worksheet
• CTRL + P – To Print a New Worksheet
• CTRL + S – To Save the Worksheet
• CTRL + Y – Redo
• CTRL + Z – Undo
• CTRL + F – To Find Text (Displays a Search Bar to find keywords)
• CTRL + G – It Opens the Go To Dialog Box (search for page no, section, line, etc)
• CTRL + H – It Opens Find and Replace Dialog Box.
• CTRL + ; (semicolon) – Add Current Date
• CTRL + ‘ (apostrophe) or CTRL + D – To add data of the above cell in the current cell
• CTRL + SHIFT + : (colon) – Add Current Time
• CTRL + SPACE – To Select Entire Column
• CTRL + TAB – To Switch between Excel Worksheet Tabs
• SHIFT + SPACE – To Select Entire Row
• SHIFT + F3 – To Insert Various Functions
• SHIFT + F5 – It Opens Find and Replace Dialogue Box
• F2 – Edit active cell
• F7 – To Open Thesaurus
• F11 – Create Chart according to current data entered


Shortcut Keys to Run a Program – To run a program from the desktop in Windows installed PC; you can open the Run Dialog Box and can use few keywords for a few particular programs to open. First, you need to Open the Run Dialog box by using shortcut WINDOWS KEY + R, once the Run Dialog Box appears to use commands to open the program. The commands are as follows –

cmd – To Open Command Prompt
• control – To Open Control Panel
• devmgmt.msc – To Open Device Manager
• regedit – To Open Registry Editor
• msinfo32 – To Open System Information
• winver – It shows Your Windows Version Information
• sysedit – To Open System Configuration Editor
• compmgmt – It shows the Computer Management Console
• diskmgmt.msc – To Open the Disk Management Tool
• dfrg.msc – To Open Windows disk defragmenter
• perfmon.msc – It shows the performance monitor
• cleanmgr – To Open Disk Cleanup Program
• notepad – To Open Notepad
• wordpad – To Open Wordpad
• calc – To Open Calculator
• msmsgs – To Open Windows Messenger
• wmplayer – To Open Windows Media Player
• iexplore – To Open Internet Explorer

If You Have Microsoft Programs Installed You can use following commands to Open following Programs-

winword – Microsoft Word
• excel – Microsoft Excel
• powerpnt – Microsoft Powerpoint
• msaccess – Microsoft Access
• mspaint – Microsoft Paint

You can use some commands to directly get inside Control Panel and get access to those Programs

sysdm.cpl – To Open System Properties
• desk.cpl – To Open Display Properties
• inetcpl.cpl – To Open Internet Properties
• netcpl.cpl – To Open Network Properties
• appwiz.cpl – To Open Add or Remove Programs section
• main.cpl – To Open Mouse Properties
• main.cpl keyboard – To Open Keyboard Properties
• mmsys.cpl – To Open Multimedia Properties
• password.cpl – To Open Password Properties
• printers – To Open Printers Folder
• mmsys.cpl sounds – To Open Sound Properties
• sysdm.cpl – To Open System Properties
• timedate.cpl – To Open Date or Time Properties
• desk.cpl – To Open Display Properties
• fonts – To Open Fonts Folder

So, these are some computer shortcuts that you can use to fasten up your work for different situations. Tell me guys what did you find the most helpful. Mail us for any queries.

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