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Friday, 11 April 2014

40 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know


Working with computers is quite easy & almost everyone can do it, but aren't you jealous of your friends who do it rapidly like pros? (Oh common accept it, i won't tell anybody!). However, it is hard to remember each and every shortcut in huge Operating System like Windows, you can obviously mug up some shortcuts for most frequently used operations. Isn't it cool to do everything fast in front of your friends and look like a professional? I think it is. It will surely impress your colleagues and friends as it always happens with me ;) So here are:

40 Key shortcuts for Windows, you must know to look like a computer pro.    


Windows Shortcuts You Must Know
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  1. F1:
    Help

  2. ALT+TAB:
    Switch between open programs

  3. ALT+F4:
    Quit program

  4. SHIFT+DELETE:
    Delete item permanently

  5. Windows Logo+L:
    Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

  6. CTRL+C:
    Copy

  7. CTRL+X:
    Cut

  8. CTRL+V:
    Paste

  9. CTRL+Z:
    Undo

  10. CTRL+B:
    Bold

  11. CTRL+U:
    Underline

  12. CTRL+I:
    Italic

  13. ALT+double click:
    Displays properties

  14. SHIFT+DELETE:
    Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin

  15. CTRL+SHIFT+ESC:
    Opens Windows Task Manager

  16. ALT+DOWN ARROW:
    Opens a drop-down list box

  17. SHIFT:
    Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass the automatic-run feature

  18. CTRL+TAB:
    Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program

  19. ALT+underlined letter in menu:
    Opens the menu

  20. ALT+F4:
    Closes the current window

  21. CTRL+F4:
    Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window

  22. ALT+F6:
    Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find dialog box and the main Notepad window)

  23. F2:
    Rename object

  24. F3:
    Find all files

  25. ALT+ENTER:
    Open the properties for the selected object

  26. F5:
    Refreshes the current window.

  27. CTRL+A:
    Select all the items in the current window

  28. BACKSPACE:
    Switch to the parent folder

  29. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN:
    Toggles high contrast on and off

  30. Windows Logo+R:
    Run dialog box

  31. Windows Logo+M:
    Minimize all

  32. SHIFT+Windows Logo+M:
    Undo minimize all

  33. Windows Logo+E:
    Windows Explorer

  34. Windows Logo+F:
    Find files or folders

  35. Windows Logo+D:
    Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop

  36. CTRL+Windows Logo+F:
    Find computer

  37. Windows Logo+TAB:
    Cycle through taskbar buttons

  38. TAB:
    Move to the next control in the dialog box

  39. SHIFT+TAB:
    Move to the previous control in the dialog box

  40. ESC:
    Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button