Keyboard shortcuts and their corresponding commands

Keyboard shortcuts and their corresponding commands

What is keyboard shortcut?

It is a computer keyboard key or combination of keyboard keys that issue a command to the computer system.

The plausible reason why they are called shortcut keys is that, they help a computer user to perform a task faster than the usual way. As the usual way has to do with moving of mouse back and forth, side to side and clicking of buttons.

Microsoft Windows Keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut keysCommand
Ctrl+CCopy selected items
Ctrl+XCut selected items
Ctrl+VPaste
Ctrl+ZUndo
Ctrl+YRedo
Alt+TabSwitch between open apps
Ctrl+ASelect All
Windows key+LLock PC
Windows key+EOpen file explorer
Windows key+F1Open windows help
Windows key+ROpen Run Window
Windows key+MMinimize all windows
ALT+Fopen menu options in current window
ALT+F4Close current window
F1Open help window
F2Rename a selected file
F5Refresh
Ctrl+SSave
Ctrl+PPrint
EndGoes to the end of current line
HomeGoes to beginning of current line
Ctrl+HomeGoes to the beginning of document
Shift+DeleteDelete selected item without moving it to the recycle bin
Shift+Right arrow Select items to the right
Shift+Left arrow Select items to the left
Shift+Up arrow Select items to the top
Shift+Down arrow Select items to the down
Shift+F10Display shortcut menu for selected item
Ctrl+Shift+EscOpen task manager
Ctrl+EscOpen start menu
Ctrl+Arrow keysResize the start menu
Ctrl+Up arrowMove cursor to the beginning of a previous paragraph
Ctrl+Down arrowMove cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl+Left arrowMove cursor to the beginning of a previous word
Ctrl+Right arrowMove cursor to the beginning of the next word
EscStop or leave the current task
Ctrl+R or F5Refresh the active window
Ctrl+Delete or DDelete and move to the recycle bin
Alt+Page upMove up one screen
Alt+Page downMove down one screen
Alt+Left arrow Go back
Alt+Right arrowGo forward
Alt+EnterDisplay properties for selected items
Alt+SpacebarOpen shortcut menu for active window
Alt+EscCycle through items in the oder they were opened
Alt+F8Show password on the sign-in screen
F10Activate the menu bar in the active bar
windows key+DDisplay or hide desktop
F4Display address bar list in file explorer.

MacBook keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut keysCommand
F8Choose another desktop
F11Hide all windows
F12Display dashboard widgets
Cmd+ASelect all items
Cmd+CCopy selected items
Cmd+DDuplicate selected item/items
Cmd+EEject the selected volume
Cmd+FFind files
Cmd+HHide all finder windows
Cmd+IShow information for selected item/items
Cmd+JShow view options for the active window
Cmd+kDisplay the connect to sever dialog
Cmd+LCreate an alias for the selected item
Cmd+MMinimize the active window
Cmd+NOpen a new finder window
Cmd+OLaunch the selected item
Cmd+RShow the original for the selected alias
Cmd+TAdd selected item to the sidebar
Cmd+VPaste copied item
Cmd+WClose the active window
Cmd+XCut selected item/items
Cmd+ZUndo
Cmd+1, Cmd+2, Cmd+3, Cmd+4Switch Finder Views
Cmd+ClickOpen sidebar item in a new tab or window
Right ArrowIn list view, expand a folder
Left ArrowIn list view, collapse a folder
Cmd+down arrow Go into selected folder/open selected folder
Cmd+up arrow Go to parent folder
Cmd+]Go forward
Cmd+[Go back
Cmd+Opt+DeleteDelete a file without putting it in the trash
Cmd+deleteMove selected files to the trash
Cmd+Shift+DeleteEmpty the trash with warning
Cmd+Opt+Shift+DeleteEmpty the trash with no warning
EscCancel a drag and drop process while in the midst of dragging
Cmd+Opt+IShow inspector
Cmd+Opt+SHide/Show sidebar
Cmd+Opt+THide/Show toolbar
Cmd+Shift+AGo to applications folder
Cmd+?Display the Mac OS X help viewer

Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut keys Command
ctrl+ASelect all contents of page
Ctrl+BBold highlighted texts
Ctrl+CCopy selected texts
Ctrl+DOpen font dialog box
Ctrl+EAlign centre
Ctrl+FOpen search box
Ctrl+GOpen find and replace box
Ctrl+HOpen find and replace box
Ctrl+IItalic highlighted texts
Ctrl+JJustify the text across the page
Ctrl+KInsert link
Ctrl+LAlign left
Ctrl+MIndent the paragraph
Ctrl+NOpen a new document
Ctrl+OOpen a document stored on the hard disk
Ctrl+POpen the print window
Ctrl+RAlign right
Ctrl+SSave the opened document
Ctrl+UUnderline selected texts
Ctrl+VPaste
Ctrl+WClose document
Ctrl+XCut
Ctrl+YRedo
Ctrl+zUndo
Shift+EndTo the end of a line
Shift+HomeTo the beginning of a line
Shift+Up arrowOne line up
Shift+Down arrowOne line down
F1Open Help
F4Repeat last action
F7Spelling and grammar check
F12Save As
Ctr+Shift+FChange font
Ctrl+Shift+>Increase selected font
Ctrl+Shift+<Decrease selected font
Ctrl+]Increase selected font +1pts
Ctrl+[Decrease selected font -1pts
Ctrl+Left arrowMove one word to the left
Ctrl+Right arrowMove one word to the right
Ctrl+Shift+*Show/hide non printing characters
Ctrl+DeleteDelete word to the right
Ctrl+BackspaceDelete word to the left
Ctrl+HomeMove cursor to the beginning of the document
Ctrl+EndMove cursor to the end of the document
Ctrl+1Single-space lines
Ctrl+2Double-space lines
Ctrl+51.5 line spacing
Ctrl+Alt+1Change text to heading 1
Ctrl+Alt+2Change text to heading 2
Ctrl+Alt+3Change text to heading 3
Ctrl+F1Open Task pane
Ctrl+F2Display print preview
Shift+F3Change text from upper to lower case
Shift +F7Run Thesaurus check on highlighted word
Ctrl+Shift+F12Print document
Shift+EnterLine break
Alt+Shift+DInsert current date
Alt+Shift+TInsert current time
Ctrl+EnterPage break
Ctrl+Shift+EnterColumn break
Ctrl+Alt+TTrademark symbol
Ctrl+Alt+CCopyright symbol

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