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Important Computer Shortcuts You Must Know

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Important Computer Shortcuts You Must Know

Here are some important computer shortcuts which you must know to make things easier for you. Remember these shortcuts.

By Pratibha Yadav 09th Jul, 2015 03:22 pm

Ctrl+C and Ctrl+Insert:

These shortcuts are used to copy things. All you need to do is select the text you want to copy and press Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert.

Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert:

Ctrl+V is the shortcut for pastin g your text after copying it.

Ctrl+X:

It copies and cuts the text. So, if you want to place text somewhere else in a document, you can cut it and paste it somewhere else.

Ctrl+Z:

Ctrl+Z is a saviour in the computer world. When you want to undo certain things, do a Ctrl+Z.

Ctrl+Y:

It is the opposite of Ctrl+Z. It will redo your undo.

Ctrl+S:

This shortcut is used to save the file.

Ctrl+U:

It underlines the selected text.

Ctrl+F:

With Ctrl+F, you can find and replace text in your document. Example: If you want to replace a word, you hit Ctrl+F, a dialogue box appears; you enter the words to find and replace, and click replace or replace all.

Ctrl+I:

This is used to convert the text style into italics. Select the text and then press Ctrl+I.

Ctrl+B:

This is used to make the selected text bold. Ctrl+B makes your letters bold.

Alt+Tab:

Alt+Tab is used to shift between open programs on your computer.

Ctrl+Tab:

Ctrl+Tab helps you shift between the open tabs of your browser.

Ctrl+Backspace:

It deletes a word at a time instead of just one character.

Ctrl+ Left arrow/Right arrow:

If you hold Ctrl and the left/right arrow, the cursor will move one word at a time instead of one character.

Ctrl+Home:

This shortcut moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.

Ctrl+End:

If you want to directly get to the end of the document, then instead of scrolling all the way, you can press Ctrl+End.

Ctrl+P:

This is used to print your current page.

F2:

If you want to rename a file, select a file and press F2.

F5:

F5 refreshes the window you are viewing.

Ctrl+Esc:

Press these keys together to open the start menu.

Alt+F4:

It closes your current program.

Alt+Enter:

To go to the properties of files, folders, shortcuts, you need to press Alt+Enter.

Shift+Del+Enter:

It deletes any file or folder permanently. You will not even find these deleted files in your recycle bin.

Ctrl+H:

It opens your browsing history. So, if you want to check your browsing history, Ctrl+H is all you have to do.

Ctrl+A:

 It selects or highlights everything in a document.

Esc:

It cancels the ongoing task.

Windows+E:

It opens ‘My Computer’.

Windows+R:

It opens the run tab. You can start any program from there.

Windows+M:

It minimises all the windows to show the desktop.

Windows+Shift+M:

It restores all the minimised windows.

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