Computer shortcut keys

Every day computers are used everywhere such as in government offices, private companies and schools for student learning. A computer is used to type documents, send e-mail, and browse the web. It is also used to handle accounting, management, presentations, etc.

Nowadays, one minute is important for all people, So everyone uses computers to get the job done quickly. We can't do our job quickly without knowing the computer keyboard shortcut keys, Computer keyboard shortcut keys help in getting the job done faster. Get here the useful computer shortcut keys for work faster with the computer, and you can download here PDF of A to Z computer shortcut keys.

List of Shortcut keys of Computer PDF


Computer general shortcut keys

  • Windows logo key - Open or close the Start menu.
  • Win key + A - Open the action center.
  • Win + B - Highlight the notification area.
  • Win + R - Run a command. 
  • Win + C - Open Cortana.
  • Win + E - Open File-Explore (Quick Action).
  • Win + H - Open the share charm. 
  • Win + I - Open the setting app.
  • Win + L - Lock the desktop and go to lock screen.
  • Win + M - Switch to desktop and minimize all open windows.
  • Win + O - Lock the orientation. 
  • Win + P - Open the project the pane.
  • Win + T - Cycle through the apps on the taskbar.
  • Win + U - Lunch the Ease of Access center.
  • Win + V - Cycle through notifications.
  • Win + X - Open the advance menu.
  • Win + Enter - Open the narrator.
  • Win + Spacebar - Switch input language and keyboard layout. 
  • Win + TAP - Open the task view.
  • Win + BREAK - Display the system properties dialog box.
  • Win + D - Display the desktop.
  • Win + SHIFT + M - Restore minimized windows to the desktop.
  • CTRL + Win + F - Search for computer.
  • Win + G - Cycle through sidebar and gadget. 
  • CTRL + C - Copy the selected item.
  • CTRL + X - Cut the selected item. 
  • CTRL + V - Paste the selected item.
  • CTRL + X - Undo an action.
  • DELETE Key - Delete the selected item and move to the recycle bin
  • SHIFT + DELETE - Delete the selected item without moving to recycle bin.
  • CTRL + Right Arrow - Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word.
  • CTRL + Left Arrow - Move the cursor to the beginning of the Previous word.
  • CTRL + Down Arrow - Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph.
  • CTRL + Up Arrow - Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph.
  • SHIFT + Any Arrow key - Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document.
  • CTRL + A - Select all item in a document or window.
  • F3 - Search for a file or folder.
  • ALT + ENTER - Display properties for the selected item.
  • ALT + F4 - Close the active item.
  • ALT + SPACEBAR - Open the shortcut menu for the active window.
  • CTRL + F4 - Close the active document.
  • ALT + TAB - Switch between open item.
  • CTRL + ALT + TAB - Use the arrow keys to switch between open item.
  • Win + Plus sign - Zoom In. 
  • Win + Minus sign - Zoom Out.
  • Win + ESCAPE - Close Magnifier. 
  • Win + Left Arrow - Dock the active window to the left half of the monitor.
  • Win + Right Arrow - Dock the active window to the right half of the monitor.
  • Win + Up Arrow - Maximize the active window vertically and horizontally.
  • Win + Down Arrow - Restore or minimize the active window.
  • Win + SHIFT + Left Arrow - With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the left.
  • Win +PRNT SCRN -  Take a picture of the screen and place it in the Computer>Pictures>Screenshots folder.
  • Win + CTRL + LEFT/RIGHT Arrow - Switch to the next or previous virtual desktop.
  • Win + CTRL + D - Create a new virtual desktop.
  • Win + CTRL + F4 - Close the current virtual desktop.
  • Win +? Launch the Windows Feedback App.
  • Win + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW - With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the right.
  • Win + HOME -  Minimize all nonactive windows; restore on the second keystroke.
  • Win + SHIFT + DOWN ARROW - Restore or minimize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
  • Win + SHIFT + UP ARROW - Maximize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
  • Alt + F4 (Function key F4) - Shut down or restart Windows.
  • Ctrl + Ins - Copy selected item.
  • Shift + Del - Cut selected item.
  • CTRL + ALT + DEL - Restart the computer.
  • CTRL + ESC - Display the start menu.
  • F5 - Refresh the active window.
  • F2 - Rename the selected item.

Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and MS-Access shortcut keys

Browser shortcut keys

  • CTRL+T - New tab
  • CTRL+N - New window
  • CTRL+SHIFT+N - New incognito window
  • CTRL+J - Download menu
  • CTRL+T - Delete and open history
  • Ctrl+SHIFT+DELETE - Delete all browser data
  • Ctrl+D - bookmark page
  • Ctrl+SHIFT+T - Restore last close tab
  • CTRL+F  - Find

Symbols shortcut keys

  • Alt + 0177 - ± plus or minus sign
  • Alt + 0182 - ¶ paragraph mark
  • Alt + 0190 - ¾ fraction, three fourths
  • Alt + 0215 - × multiplication sign
  • Alt + 01625 - ¢ the cent sign
  • Alt + 0161 - ¡ upside-down exclamation point
  • Alt + 0191 - ¿ upside-down question mark
  • Alt + 1 - ☺ smiley face
  • Alt + 2 - ☻ black smiley face
  • Alt + 0153 - ™ trademark symbol
  • Alt + 0169 - © copyright symbol
  • Alt + 0174 - ® registered symbol
  • Alt + 0176 - ° degree symbol
  • Alt + 15 - ☼ sun
  • Alt + 12 - ♀ female sign
  • Alt + 11 - ♂ male sign
  • Alt + 6 - ♠ spade
  • Alt + 8721 - ∑ N-ary summation ( auto sum )
  • Alt + 251 - √ square root checkmark
  • Alt + 24 - ↑ up arrow
  • Alt +25 - ↓ down arrow
  • Alt + 26 - → right arrow
  • Alt +27 - ← left arrow
  • Alt + 18 - ↕ up/down arrow
  • Alt + 29 - ↔ left/right arrow
  • Alt + 5 - ♣ club
  • Alt + 3 - ♥ heart
  • Alt + 4 - ♦ diamond
  • Alt +13 - ♪ eight-note
  • Alt + 14 - ♫ beamed eight-note

Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts

  • Ctrl + C - Copy the selected text.
  • Ctrl + V - Paste the selected text.
  • Ctrl + M - Enter Mark mode.
  • Ctrl + Home (Mark mode) - Move the cursor to the beginning of the buffer.
  • Ctrl + End (Mark mode) - Move the cursor to the end of the buffer.
  • Ctrl + Up arrow - Move up one line in the output history.
  • Ctrl + Down arrow - Move down one line in the output history.
  • Ctrl + End - If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the command line. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the right of the cursor in the command line.
  • Alt + selection key - Begin selection in block mode.
  • Arrow keys - Move the cursor in the direction specified.
  • Page up - Move the cursor by one page up.
  • Page down - Move the cursor by one page down.

Virtual Desktop keyboard shortcuts

  • Win + Tab - Open Task view.
  • Win + Ctrl + D - Add a virtual desktop.
  • Win + Ctrl + Right arrow - Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right.
  • Win + Ctrl + Left arrow - Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left.
  • Win + Ctrl + F4 - Close the virtual desktop you're using.

Windows Explorer Shortcuts keys

  • Alt + D - Select the address bar.
  • Ctrl + E - Select the search box.
  • Left arrow - Collapse the current selection (if it's expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in.
  • End - Display the bottom of the active window.
  • Home - Display the top of the active window.
  • F11 - Maximize or minimize the active window.
  • Num Lock + Asterisk (*) - Display all subfolders under the selected folder.
  • Num Lock + plus (+) - Display the contents of the selected folder.
  • Num Lock + minus (-) - Collapse the selected folder.
  • Alt + P - Display the preview panel.
  • Alt + Enter - Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item.
  • Ctrl + F - Select the search box.
  • Ctrl + N - Open a new window.
  • Ctrl + W - Close the active window.
  • Ctrl + mouse scroll wheel - Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons.
  • Ctrl + Shift + E - Display all folders above the selected folder.
  • Ctrl + Shift + N - Create a new folder.
  • Right arrow - Display the current selection (if it's collapsed), or select the first subfolder.
  • Alt + Right arrow - View the next folder.
  • Alt + Up arrow - View the folder that the folder was in.
  • Alt + Left arrow - View the previous folder.
  • Backspace - View the previous folder.

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