Computer Shortcut Keys

Computer Shortcut Keys

In computing, a keyboard shortcut is a series of one or several keys that invoke a software program to perform a preprogrammed action. This article lists all the keyboard shortcuts that are present in a standard computer.

General Computer Shortcut Keys

  • Ctrl + Ins - Copy selected item
  • F1 Universal help (for all programs) - undefined
  • Ctrl + f - Move one word to the left at a time
  • Shift + Ins - Paste
  • Ctrl + V - Paste
  • Ctrl + A - Select all text
  • Home - Go to beginning of current line
  • End - Go to end of current line
  • Alt + F - File menu options in current program
  • Alt + E - Edit options in current program
  • Ctrl + End - Go to end of document
  • Ctrl + Home - Go to beginning of document
  • Ctrl + X - Cut selected item
  • Shift + - Del Cut selected item
  • Shift + Home - Highlight from current position to beginning of line
  • Ctrl + C - Copy selected item
  • Ctrl + g - Move one word to the right at a time
  • Shift + End - Highlight from current position to end of line

Microsoft Excel Computer Shortcut Keys

  • Ctrl + W - Close document
  • Ctrl + I - Italicize highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + H - Open find and replace options
  • Ctrl + 5 - Strikethrough highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + F6 - Switch between open workbooks/windows
  • Ctrl + K - Insert link
  • Ctrl + ‘ - Insert value of above cell into current cell
  • Alt + = - Create formula to sum all of above cells
  • Ctrl + N - Open new document
  • Ctrl + B - Bold highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + Tab - Move between two or more open Excel® files
  • Ctrl + F - Open find and replace options
  • Ctrl + Page up or Page down - Move between Excel® worksheets in the same document
  • Ctrl + A - Select all contents of worksheet
  • Ctrl + U - Underline highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + S - Save
  • Ctrl + O - Open options
  • Ctrl + F9 - Minimize current window
  • Ctrl + Y - Underline selected text
  • Ctrl + F10 - Maximize currently selected window
  • Ctrl + G - Open go-to options
  • Ctrl + P - Open print dialog box
  • Shift + Space - Select entire row
  • Ctrl + Z - Undo last action
  • Ctrl + D - Fill
  • Ctrl + Space - Select entire column
  • Ctrl + V - Paste
  • Ctrl + C - Copy selected text
  • Ctrl + g - Move to next section of text
  • F7 - Spell check selected text and/or document
  • F2 - Edit the selected cell
  • Ctrl + Shift + ; - Enter the current time
  • Shift + F3 - Open the Excel® formula window
  • Ctrl + ; - Enter the current date
  • Alt + Shift + F1 - Insert new worksheet
  • F5 - Go to a specific cell
  • F11 - Create chart
  • Shift + F5 - Bring up search box
  • Ctrl + Shift + ! - Format number in comma format
  • Ctrl + Shift + # - Format number in date format
  • Ctrl + Shift + @ - Format number in time format
  • Ctrl + Shift + ^ - Format number in scientific format
  • Ctrl + Shift + % - Format number in percentage format
  • Ctrl + Shift + $ - Format number in currency format

Computer Shortcut Keys for Microsoft Word

  • Ctrl + Z - Undo last action
  • Ctrl + O - Open options
  • Ctrl + N - Open new/blank document
  • Ctrl + M - Indent the paragraph
  • Ctrl + F - Open find box
  • Ctrl + K - Insert link
  • Ctrl + J - Justify paragraph alignment
  • Ctrl + C - Copy selected text
  • Ctrl + D - Font options
  • Ctrl + L - Align selected text or line to the left
  • Ctrl + H - Find and replace options
  • Ctrl + B - Bold highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + V - Paste
  • Ctrl + I - Italicize highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + A - Select all contents of the page
  • Ctrl + Y - Redo the last action performed
  • Ctrl + R - Align selected text or line to the right
  • Ctrl + E - Align selected text or line to the center
  • Ctrl + T - Hanging indent
  • Ctrl + Q - Align selected paragraph to the left
  • Ctrl + X - Cut selected text
  • Ctrl + U - Underline highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + G - Find and replace options
  • Ctrl + P - Open the print window
  • Ctrl + Shift + > - Increase selected font +1
  • F1 - Open help
  • Ctrl + ] - Increase selected font +1
  • Ctrl + 1 - Single-space lines
  • Alt + Shift + D - Insert the current date
  • Ctrl + Alt + 3 - Change text to heading 3
  • Shift + F3 - Change case of selected text
  • Ctrl + i - Move to the end of the paragraph
  • Ctrl + Shift + F - Change the font
  • Ctrl + f - Move one word to the left
  • Ctrl + Shift + * - View or hide non printing characters
  • Ctrl + Home - Move cursor to beginning of document
  • F4 - Repeat last action performed (Word 2000+)
  • Ctrl + 2 - Double-space lines
  • Ctrl + S - Save
  • Ctrl + End - Move cursor to end of document
  • Ctrl + Shift + < - Decrease selected font -1
  • F7 - Spell check selected text and/or document
  • Ctrl + W - Close document
  • Alt + Shift + T - Insert the current time
  • Ctrl + h - Move to beginning of the line or paragraph
  • Ctrl + Space - Reset highlighted text to default font
  • Shift + F7 - Activate the thesaurus
  • Ctrl + Backspace - Delete word to left of cursor
  • Ctrl + Alt + 1 - Change text to heading 1
  • Shift + F12 - Save
  • Shift + Insert - Paste
  • Ctrl + g - Move one word to the right
  • Ctrl + [ - Decrease selected font -1
  • F12 - Save as
  • Ctrl + Del - Delete word to right of cursor
  • Ctrl + Alt + 2 - Change text to heading 2

Computer Shortcut Keys for Windows

  • F2 - Rename selected thing (icon, file etc)
  • Ctrl + Esc - Bring up start menu
  • F5 - Refresh contents (of directory or browser etc)
  • Holding Shift - During bootup boot into safe mode or bypass system files
  • Ctrl + Plus Key - Automatically adjust widths of all columns in Windows Explorer
  • Ctrl + F4 - Close current working window
  • Shift + F10 - Simulate right-click on selected item
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del - Restart the computer or open Windows® task manager
  • F4 - Open the drive selection when browsing
  • Alt + Print Screen - Create screen shot for current program
  • F3 - Start find from desktop
  • Alt + Esc - Switch between applications on taskbar
  • Alt + F4 - Close current open program
  • Shift + Del - Delete programs/files permanently
  • Alt + Enter - Open properties window of selected icon or program
  • Alt + Shift + Tab - Switch backwards between open applications
  • Alt + Tab - Switch between open applications

Windows Key (WINKEY) Shortcuts in Computer

  • WINKEY + Tab - Cycle through open programs on taskbar
  • WINKEY + Pause - Open the system properties window
  • WINKEY + U - Open utility manager
  • WINKEY + E - Open Microsoft Explorer
  • WINKEY + F - Display the Windows® Search/Find feature
  • WINKEY + SHIFT + M - Undo the minimize done by WINKEY + M and WINKEY + D
  • WINKEY + M - Minimize all windows
  • WINKEY + F1 - Display the Microsoft® Windows® help
  • WINKEY + L - Lock the computer (Windows XP® & later)
  • WINKEY + D - Bring desktop to the top of other windows
  • WINKEY + R - Open the run window
  • WINKEY + CTRL + F - Display the search for computers window

OUTLOOK Shortcut Keys in Computer

  • Alt + S - Send the email
  • Ctrl + Shift + J - Create a new journal entry
  • Ctrl + N - Create a new email
  • Ctrl + P - Open print dialog box
  • Ctrl + F - Forward an email
  • Ctrl + B - Bold highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + Shift + K - Add a new task
  • Ctrl + K - Complete name/email typed in address bar
  • Ctrl + C - Copy selected text
  • Ctrl + U - Underline highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + I - Italicize highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + R - Reply to an email
  • Ctrl + Shift + O - Open the outbox
  • Ctrl + Shift + I - Open the inbox
  • Ctrl + Shift + C - Create a new contact
  • Ctrl + Shift + A - Create a new appointment to your calendar
  • Ctrl + X - Cut selected text