KnowTechPro Series: Tips & Shortcuts To Be more productive and Impress friends!

KnowTechPro Series: Tips & Shortcuts To Be more productive and Impress friends!

ashutoshBY Ashutosh Raina

  • Top 15 keyboard shortcuts are shown below:
  1. Ctrl + A = Select all items in a document or window
  2. Ctrl + C = Copy a selected item
  3. Ctrl + V = Paste the selected item
  4. Ctrl + X = Cut the selected item
  5. Ctrl + Z = Undo an action
  6. Ctrl + P = Print
  7. Alt + F4 = Close the active item, or exit the active program
  8. Alt + Tab = Switch between open programs
  9. Shift + Delete = Delete selected item without moving it to the recycle bin first/permanent delete
  10. Windows logo key + D = Clear away everything and show desktop
  11. Windows logo key + E = Open Windows Explorer
  12. Windows logo key + Tab = Cycle through task bar buttons
  13. FN + PRTSC = Captures entire desktop/laptop screen
  14. Ctrl + Y = Redo an action
  15. Ctrl + L = Highlight the text in the Address bar

Rest keyboard shortcuts are also shown below:

  1. Ctrl + Esc = Open the Start Menu
  2. Ctrl + D = Add a webpage to your favourites
  3. Ctrl + J = Open Download Manager
  4. Ctrl + Right arrow = Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
  5. Ctrl + Left arrow = Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
  6. Ctrl + Down arrow = Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
  7. Ctrl + Up arrow = Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
  8. Ctrl + Shift + any arrow key = Select a block of text
  9. Ctrl + any arrow key + space bar = Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
  10. Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel = Change the size of icons on the desktop
  11. Ctrl + Alt + Tab = Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
  12. Ctrl + Shift + Escape = Open task manager
  13. Alt = Show the menu bar. After you make a selection, the menu bar goes away.
  14. Alt + Spacebar = Open the shortcut menu for the active window
  15. Shift + any arrow key = Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop or select text within a document
  16. Shift + F10 = Opens a shortcut menu for the selected items (like right clicking on a mouse)
  17. Windows logo key = Opens start menu
  18. Windows logo key + F = Find files or folders
  19. Windows logo key + M = Minimize all windows
  20. Windows logo key + Down Arrow = Minimize the window
  21. Windows logo key + Up Arrow = Maximize the window
  22. Windows logo key + L = Lock the computer (without using ctrl + alt + delete)
  23. Shift + Windows logo key + M = Undo minimize all
  24. Windows logo key + F1 = Open Help
  • Some other major Windows Function keys:
  1. F1 = Open the help page or window
  2. F2 = Rename an object
  3. F5 = Refresh the page
  4. F6 = Go/Show the address bar
  5. F10 = Activate the menu bar in the active program

I sincerely hope that it has given you some knowledge and insight. If there is any specific topic you want us to cover in detail or you have any IT need or problem/issues in your business, to be taken care of, do let us know.
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(KnowTechPro Series – is a series, on Technology, initiated by Ashutosh Raina, Founder Director – Knowledge Partner Professionals Pty Ltd.)

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