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keyboard shortcutsI’ve had friends and colleagues asked me the What and How questions
when it comes to using the computer. Here is a list i believe will help you. However, the best way to learn this is by practicing.

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

Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows.

Note: You don’t have to press the + button between the short codes. It just means when and are used, for instance, would make a certain action happen.

(Alt) + (Esc) —> Switch between running applications

(Alt) + letter —> Select menu item by underlined letter

(Ctrl) + (Esc)—> Open Program Menu

(Ctrl) + (F4)—> Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)

(Alt) + (F4) —> Quit active application or close current window

(Alt) + (-) —> Open Control menu for active document

(Ctrl) Lft. + Rt. arrow —> Move cursor forward or back one word

(Ctrl) Up + Down arrow —> Move cursor forward or back one paragraph

(F1) —> Open Help for active application

Windows + M —> Minimize all open windows

Shift+Windows + M —> Undo minimize all open windows

Windows + F1 —> Open Windows Help

Windows + Tab —>Cycle through the Taskbar buttons

Windows + Break —> Open the System Properties dialog box


Home: Goes to beginning of current line.

Ctrl + Home: Goes to beginning of document.

End: Goes to end of current line.

Ctrl + End: Goes to end of document.

Shift + Home: Highlights from current position to beginning of line.

Shift + End: Highlights from current position to end of line.

Ctrl + Left arrow: Moves one word to the left at a time.

Ctrl + Right arrow: Moves one word to the right at a time.

Trust me, this will answer your questions. Please share and let me know how useful this is to you.

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