COMPUTER KEYBOARD SHORTCUT KEYS

KEYBOARD SHORTCUT KEYS


Shortcut keys are considered as an easy way to give commands to all the software of the computer because with the help of them we can easily give any command or else we have to do many mouse clicks for that task.


Often, Ctrl, Shift key is used along with Alt key to run shortcut keys in Windows computer, whereas in Apple computer, Ctrl, Shift key is used along with command key. To find shortcut keys that are most commonly used in the Windows operating system, we can look next to that menu.


COMPUTER KEYBOARD SHORTCUT KEYS


Basic PC shortcut keys


A list of some commonly used shortcut keys is given below which will work with almost any IBM computer and their software. All computer users should try to remember all these keys because these shortcut keys will increase productivity dramatically.



Shortcut Keys

Description

Alt + F

File menu option of the current program.

Alt + E

Edit the menu option of the current program.

Alt + Tab

Switch between open programs

F1

Opening of support option in almost every Windows program

F2

Rename Selected File

F5

Refresh the current program window

Ctrl+N

Create a new file in the current program

Ctrl+O

Open a dialog box to open a file already created in the current program

Ctrl+A

Select all text

Ctrl+B

Bolding Selected Text

Ctrl+I

Italicizing selected text

Ctrl+U

Underline selected text

Ctrl+F

Open the Find dialog box in the current program

Ctrl+S

Save current file

Ctrl+X

Cut selected text

Ctrl+C

Paste the selected text

Ctrl+Ins

Copying selected text

Ctrl+V

Paste the data present in the clipboard

Ctrl+Y

Redo the last action

Ctrl+Z

Undo the last action

Ctrl+K

Enter a hyperlink for the selected text

Ctrl+P

Print the current page or document.

Home

Go to start of the current line

Ctrl+Home

Go to the start of the current document

End

Go to the end of the current line

Ctrl+End

End of the current document

Ctrl+Esc

Jumpstart menu

Ctrl+Shift+Esc

Opening windows task manager

Alt + F4

Shutdown current active program

Alt + Enter

Open the property window for the selected item (file, folder, shortcut, etc.)



PC shortcut keys for Special Characters


Many special characters can be created by keyboard shortcuts. Below are some popular characters and keyboard shortcuts to create them.



Shortcut Keys

Special Character

Alt+0224

at

Alt+0232

is

Alt+0236

ì

Alt+0242

ò

Alt+0241

ñ

Alt+0228

ä

Alt+0246

ö

Alt+0252

ü

Alt+0248

ø

Alt+0223

ß

Alt+0198

Æ

Alt+0231

ç

Alt+0191

¿

Alt+0176

°  (degree symbol)

Alt+0177

± (plus / minus symbol)

Alt+0153

Alt+0169

©

Alt+0174

®

Alt+0128

€  (Euro currency)

Alt+0162

¢  (Cent symbol)

Alt+0163

£  (British Pound currency)

Alt+0165

¥  (Japanese Yen currency)


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