Keyboard Shortcut Keys 

List of basic computer shortcut keys for easy access to the computer

Friends, do you also want to know the different Shortcut Keys of computer keyboards? In this article, you will know more than 100 different types of computer keyboard shortcuts such as A to Z keyboard shortcuts, MS Word shortcuts, and Excel shortcuts keyboard. Along with this, in this article, you will also know the Select keyboard shortcut, so let’s know about the shortcut keys of the computer.

Computer Shortcut Keys

There are many types of keyboard shortcuts in Windows computers such as Ctrl shortcuts, Function shortcuts, etc. So let’s first know the shortcut of Ctrl Key.

Basic Computer Shortcut Keys

S.NoShortcut KeysDescription
1Ctrl + ASelects all text
2Ctrl + XCuts the selected item
3Ctrl + DelCuts selected item
4Ctrl + CCopy the selected item
5Ctrl + InsCopy the selected item
6Ctrl + XCuts the selected item
7Ctrl + VPaste selected item
8Alt + FFile menu options in the current program.
9Alt+EOpen Edit options in the current program
10Alt+TabSwitch between open programs.
11F1View help information (F1 is used by almost every Windows program to display help).
12F2Rename a selected file.
13F5Refresh the current program window.
14Ctrl + DBookmarks the current page in most Internet browsers.
15Ctrl + NCreate a new or blank document in some software, or open a new tab in most Internet browsers.
16Ctrl+BChange selected text to bold.
17Ctrl + OOpen a file in the current software.
18Ctrl + IChange selected text to be in italics.
19Ctrl + UChange selected text to be underlined.
20Ctrl + FOpen the find window for the current document or window.
21Ctrl + SSave the current document file.
22Shift+DelCut selected item.
24Ctrl+YRedo the last action.
25Alt + TabSwitch between the open programs/windows
26Alt + EscCycle through programs/windows in the order that they had been opened
27Alt + SpacebarDisplay the System menu for the active window
28Shift + F10Displays the shortcut menu for the selected item(Works as a right mouse click)
29Ctrl + F4Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously
30Ctrl + ZUndo an action

Computer Shortcut Keys – (Windows keys)

S.NoShortcut KeysDescription
1Win + EscExit Magnifier
2Win + +/-Zoom in or out using Magnifier
3Win + EnterOpen Narrator
4Win + Ctrl + DAdd a new virtual desktop
5Win + Ctrl + Left or Right arrowTo switch between virtual desktop screens
6Win + PrtScSave a screenshot in the Pictures folder.
7Win + TabOpen the Task view
8Win + left arrow or Win + right arrowSnap File Explorer windows i.e. open it on one side of the screen (left or right, depending on which arrow you hit)
9Win + F1Open the Microsoft Windows help and support centre
10Win + XOpen the hidden menu
11Win + TCycle through apps on the taskbar
12Win + SSearch Windows
13Win + ROpen the Run dialogue box
14Win + MMinimize all windows
15Win + LLock your computer
16Win + KOpen the Devices charm
17Win + IOpen the Settings
18Win + HOpen the Share charm
19Win + EOpen File Explorer
20Win + DShow or hide the desktop
21Win + BSet focus in the notification area
22WinDisplay or hide the Start screen

Computer Shortcut Keys – (Function keys)

S.NoShortcut KeysDescription
1F1 keyDisplay Help
2F2 keyTo Rename the selected item
3F3 keySearch for a file or a folder
4F4 keyDisplay the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer
5F5 keyRefresh the active window
6F6 keyCycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop
7F7 keyTo spell check and grammar check in MS Word document, Outlook, etc
8F8 keyUsed to enter the Windows startup menu, mainly used to access Windows Safe Mode
9F9 keyRefresh the document in Microsoft Word
10F10 keyActivate the menu bar in the active program
11F11 keyMaximize or minimize the active window
12F12 keyOpen the Save as window in Microsoft Word

Computer Shortcut Keys – (Special keys)

S.NoShortcut KeysDescription
1PgUp (Page Up)Move up one screen at a time
2PgDn (Page Down)Move down one screen at a time
3HomeMove to the beginning of the line
4EndMove to the end of the line
5Ctrl + HomeMove to the first character
6Ctrl + EndMove to the last character

Computer Shortcut Keys for Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer –

S.NoShortcut KeysDescription
1Ctrl + EOpen the Search bar
2Ctrl + FStart the Find utility
3Ctrl + POpen the Print dialogue box
4Ctrl + OOpen the Open dialogue box (Google Chrome)
5Ctrl + HOpen the History bar
6Ctrl + IOpen the Favorites bar (Internet Explorer)
7Ctrl + LMove your cursor to the URL
8Ctrl + NStart another instance of the browser
9Ctrl + RRefresh the current browser screen
10Ctrl + TNew Tab
11Ctrl + Shift + TReopen the recently closed tabs
12Ctrl + Shift + IOpen the Developer Tools /Inspect element window (Google Chrome)
13Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDnJump to the next open tab
14Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUpJump to the previous open tab
15Ctrl + Shift + NOpen a new window in Incognito mode

Computer keyboard shortcut keys – Function Shortcut Keys

Function Keys are present at the top of your keyboard from F1 to F12, so let’s go through the shortcuts of Function Keys as well.

F1To open the Help menu.
F2To rename any file.
F3It is used to do Find Next.
F4To repeat the command used in the previous task.
F5To refresh the screen.
F6To change the directory.
F7To delete rows in Excel.
F8To delete a cell in Excel.

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