Computer-keyboard shortcut keys

Shortcut keys is the combination of two or more keys that execute a specific function or command within an application or operating system computer.

Shortcut Keys in Microsoft Office

Shortcut Keys Description
SHIFT + F9 Key Switch between a field code and its result
F10 Key Activate the menu bar
SHIFT + F10 Key Display a Shortcut Menu (same as right-clicking)
F11 Key Go to the next field
SHIFT + F11 Key Go to the previous field
F12 Key Save file As, equivalent to tools menu
SHIFT + F12 Key Save document, equivalent to tools menu
CTRL + A Selects all in the current document
CTRL + B Bold text
CTRL + C Copies the item or text to the Clipboard and can be pasted using CTRL and V
CTRL + D Displays the Font dialogue box
CTRL + E Centre Alignment
CTRL + F Displays the Find dialog box, to search the current document
CTRL + G Displays the Go to dialog box, to go to a specific location in the current document
CTRL + H Displays the Replace dialogue box
CTRL + I Italic text
CTRL + J Full Justification
CTRL + K Create Hyperlink
CTRL + L Left Alignment
CTRL + M Tab
CTRL + N Creates a new document
CTRL + O Displays the Open File dialogue box
CTRL + P Displays the Print dialog box
CTRL + R Right Alignment
CTRL + S Displays the Save dialog box
CTRL + U Underline text
CTRL + V Pastes the copied item or text from the Clipboard into the current position in the document
CTRL + X Cuts the item or text selected to the Clipboard
CTRL + Y Redo the last undone action
CTRL + Z Undoes the last action
CTRL + ENTER Insert Page Break
CTRL + F2 Show Print preview
CTRL + F4 Closes the active document window
CTRL + F6 Opens the next document window
SHIFT + F3 Key Change the case of the selected text

Windows Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys Description
Windows key + R Run menu
Windows key + E Explorer
ALT + Tab Switch between windows
ALT + Space + X Maximize window
CTRL + Shift + Esc Task Manager
Windows key + Break System properties
Windows key + F Search
Windows key + D Hide/Display all windows
CTRL + C Copy
CTRL + X Cut
CTRL + V Paste

Accessability Shortcuts

Shortcut Keys Description
Right SHIFT for eight seconds Switch FilterKeys on and off
Left ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN Switch High Contrast on and off
Left ALT + left SHIFT +NUM LOCK Switch MouseKeys on and off
SHIFT five times Switch StickyKeys on and off
NUM LOCK for five seconds Switch ToggleKeys on and off

Explorer Shortcuts

Shortcut Keys Description
END Display the bottom of the active window
HOME Display the top of the active window
NUM LOCK + ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder
NUM LOCK + PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+) Display the contents of the selected folder
NUM LOCK + MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-) Collapse the selected folder
LEFT ARROW Collapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent folder
RIGHT ARROW Display current selection if it’s collapsed, or select first subfolder

System Commands

shortcut keys

Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run

Shortcut Keys Description
devmgmt.msc Device Manager
Ctrl+Alt+Arrows Rotate screen
cleanmgr Disk Cleanup
mmc Microsoft Management Console
excel Microsoft Excel (If Installed)
msaccess Microsoft Access (If Installed)
powerpnt Microsoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
winword Microsoft Word (If Installed)
frontpg Microsoft FrontPage (If Installed)
notepad Notepad
wordpad WordPad
calc Calculator
msmsgs Windows Messenger
mspaint Microsoft Paint
wmplayer Windows Media Player
rstrui System Restore
netscp6 Netscape 6.x
netscp Netscape 7.x
netscape Netscape 4.x
control Opens the Control Panel
control printers Opens the Printers Dialog
cmd Command Prompt
iexplore + “web address” Internet Explorer
compmgmt.msc Computer Management
dhcpmgmt.msc DHCP Management
dnsmgmt.msc DNS Management
services.msc Services
eventvwr Event Viewer
dsa.msc Active Directory Users and Computers
dssite.msc Active Directory Sites and Services



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