You are used to reading a lot of articles about Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Computer Science, and that kind of stuff on this blog. But this time, we have something different for you, but also, very helpful.

This time, we have for you some important keyboard shortcut keys system for Windows, but some of them you can also use on Mac.

For example, on Windows OS we have a CTRL key button but on Mac OS that’s Command key. And the ALT button on Windows is the same as the Option button on Mac.

These keyboard shortcuts will save you a lot of time while working on your computer, and you will be much productive as well, which we all want.

 

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Document cursor controls and keyboard shortcuts:

CTRL + A — Select All
CTRL + C — Copy
CTRL + X — Cut
CTRL + V — Paste
CTRL + Z — Undo
CTRL + B — Bold
CTRL + U — Underline
CTRL + I — Italic

F1 — Help
F2 — Rename the selected object
F3 — Find all files
F4 — Opens file list drop-down in dialogs
F5 — Refresh current window
F6 — Shifts focus in Windows Explorer
F10 — Activates menu bar options

ALT + TAB — Cycles between open applications
ALT + F4 — Quit program, close current window
ALT + F6 — Switch between current program windows
ALT + ENTER — Opens properties dialog
ALT + SPACE — System menu for the current window
ALT + ¢ — Opens drop-down lists in dialog boxes

BACKSPACE — Switch to the parent folder
CTRL + ESC — Opens the Start menu
CTRL + ALT + DEL — Opens task manager, reboots the computer
CTRL + TAB — Move through property tabs
CTRL + SHIFT + DRAG — Create shortcut (also right-click, drag)
CTRL + DRAG — Copy File

ESC — Cancel the last function
SHIFT — Press/hold SHIFT, insert CD-ROM to bypass auto-play
SHIFT + DRAG — Move a file
SHIFT + F10 — Opens context menu (same as right-click)
SHIFT + DELETE — Full wipe delete (bypasses Recycle Bin)
ALT + Underlined letter — Opens the corresponding menu
HOME — To the beginning of a line or far left of field or screen
END — To end of the line, or far right of field or screen
CTRL + HOME — To the top
CTRL + END — To the bottom
PAGE UP — Moves document or dialog box up one page
PAGE DOWN — Moves document or dialog down one page
ARROW KEYS — Move focus in documents, dialogs, etc.
CTRL + > — Next word
CTRL + SHIFT + > — Selects word

Windows Explorer Tree Control:

Numeric Keypad * — Expand all under the current selection
Numeric Keypad + — Expands current selection
Numeric Keypad – — Collapses the current selection
¦ — Expand current selection or go to the first child
‰ — Collapse current selection or go to parent

 

Creating unique images in a uniform world:

é — ALT + 0233
É — ALT + 0201
ñ — ALT + 0241
÷ — ALT + 0247
‘ Opening single quote — ALT + 0145
’ Closing single quote — ALT + 0146
“ Opening double quote — ALT + 0147
“ Closing double quote — ALT + 0148
– En dash — ALT 0150
— Em dash — ALT 0151
… Ellipsis — ALT 0133
• Bullet — ALT + 0149
® Registration Mark — ALT + 0174
© Copyright — ALT + 0169
™ Trademark — ALT + 0153
° Degree symbol — ALT + 0176
¢ Cent sign — ALT + 0162
1⁄4 — ALT + 0188
1⁄2 — ALT + 0189
3⁄4 — ALT + 0190

 

 

File menu options in the current program:

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

 

Microsoft® Windows® shortcut keys:

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Alt + Tab — Switch between open applications
Alt + Shift + Tab — Switch backward between open applications
Alt + Print Screen —Create screenshot for current program
Ctrl + Alt + Del — Reboot/Windows® task manager
Ctrl + Esc — Bring up the start menu
Alt + Esc — Switch between applications on the taskbar
F2 — Rename selected icon
F3 — Start to find from desktop
F4 — Open the drive selection when browsing
F5 — Refresh contents
Alt + F4 — Close current open program
Ctrl + F4 — Close window in program
Ctrl + Plus Key — Automatically adjust widths of all columns in Windows Explorer
Alt + Enter — Open properties window of selected icon or program
Shift + F10 — Simulate right-click on selected item
Shift + Del — Delete programs/files permanently
Holding Shift during bootup boot safe mode or bypass system files
Holding Shift during bootup when putting in an audio CD, will prevent CD Player from playing

 

WinKey keyboard shortcuts:

WinKey Shortcuts for Windows Operating System

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

 

Outlook® shortcut keys:

Outlook Shortcut keys

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

 

Word® shortcut keys:

Ctrl + A — Select all contents of the page
Ctrl + B — Bold highlighted selection
Ctrl + C — Copy selected text
Ctrl + X — Cut selected text
Ctrl + N — Open new/blank document
Ctrl + O — Open options
Ctrl + P — Open the print window
Ctrl + F — Open find box
Ctrl + I — Italicize highlighted selection
Ctrl + K — Insert link
Ctrl + U — Underline highlighted selection
Ctrl + V — Paste
Ctrl + Y — Redo the last action performed
Ctrl + Z — Undo last action
Ctrl + G — Find and replace options
Ctrl + H — Find and replace options
Ctrl + J — Justify paragraph alignment
Ctrl + L — Align selected text or line to the left
Ctrl + Q — Align selected paragraph to the left
Ctrl + E — Align selected

 

Conclusion

Some of these keyboard shortcuts you probably know, but also there are a lot that you may not know. So now, try to use these shortcuts a lot more and see by yourself how much time they will save you.

It’s much quicker to do it on the keyboard, instead of taking your hand off the keyboard and trying to do some task with your mouse. Get used to these keyboard shortcuts by forcing yourself to learn and use them more.


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These shortcut keys are borrowed from Course Hero.

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