Important keyboard shortcuts you should know

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By Abraham Johnson
Whenever I see somebody computing the hard and slow way, I have an urge to correct them. For example, when I’m in a meeting that involves a PowerPoint presentation, and the presenter switches into slide-show mode by awkwardly groping for the touch pad, then selecting View > Slide Show, I have the urge to shout because this long process only takes Just pressing F5!” I believe that we should be masters of our tools, using them in the ways that save us the most possible time and effort. As most nonbeginners know, you can use Alt+Tab to switch between applications. I also like using Shift +Alt+Tab, which steps you through your running applications in the opposite order. This is useful if
you have a whole bunch of programs running at once. Also, Windows+D minimizes all windows, and Windows+R brings up the Run dialog (where you can
also paste file paths and URLs. Below are dozens of more Windows shortcuts; remember this is your world of solutions
Keyboard Shorcuts (Microsoft Windows)1. CTRL+C
2. CTRL+X (Cut)
3. CTRL+V (Paste)
4. CTRL+Z (Undo)
5. DELETE (Delete)
6. SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item
permanently without placing the item in the Recycle
7. CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected
8. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a
shortcut to the selected item)
9. F2 Key (Rename the selected item)
10. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to
the beginning of the next word)
11. CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the
beginning of the previous word)
12. CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to
the beginning of the next paragraph)
13. CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the
beginning of the previous paragraph)
14. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrowkeys (Highlight a
block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one
item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a
15. CTRL+A (Select all)
16. F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
17. ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected
18. ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active
19. ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected
20. ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the
active window)
21. CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs
that enable you to have multiple documents
opensimultaneou­ sly)
22. ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
23. ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that
they had been opened)
24. F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a
window or on the desktop)
25. F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My
Computer or Windows Explorer)
26. SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the
selected item)
27. ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the
active window)
28. CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
29. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the
corresponding menu) Underlined letter in a command
name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding
30. F10 key (Activate the menu bar inthe active
31. RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or
open a submenu)
32. LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or
close a submenu)
33. F5 key (Update the active window)
34. BACKSPACE (View the folder onelevel up in My
Computer or Windows Explorer)
35. ESC (Cancel the current task)
36. SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROMinto the CD-ROM
drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
Dialog Box – Keyboard Shortcuts
1. CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
2. CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
3. TAB (Move forward through the options)
4. SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
5. ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding
command or select the corresponding option)
6. ENTER (Perform the command for the active option
or button)
7. SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active
option is a check box)
8. Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a
group of option buttons)
9. F1 key (Display Help)
10. F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
11. BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is
selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)
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