Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

Hi guys. When I was browsing the net and searching for my next new article post, I found something interesting. Well, for some computer experts and programmers, I know this is just too ordinary for them, but for some other amateurs like me (heheh), well, I found it quite interesting.
We're using computer keyboards in typing our reports and chatting with friends. But, do you think that it is better if we know some general or basic keyboard shortcuts? For example, when writing in MS Words, there are so many commands that we are using.
Some other people that not yet familiar to MS Word find it very difficult. Why? Of course, they have to find it one by one in Option Files or some of them are using Help.

Well, to those who are interested and have some time, you can take a look some keyboard shortcuts that can help you in writing and even in surfing and using internet.

Here are some keyboard shortcuts that you can use in MS Words and other Microsoft Writing Applications
Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert = Copy.

Ctrl + X or Shift + Delete = Cut.

Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert = Paste/Move.

Ctrl + N = New File, Tab, Entry, etc.
Ctrl + U = Underline
Ctrl + S = Save.

Ctrl + O = Open.

Ctrl + P = Print.

Ctrl + Z
= Undo.

Ctrl + A = Select all.

Ctrl + F = Find.

Ctrl+W = to close the current window

Ctrl + F4 = Close tab or child window.

F1 = Open help.

And here is for Navigation Toolbar
    Tab: Forward one item.

    Shift + Tab: Backward one item.

    Ctrl + Tab: Cycle through tabs/child windows.

    Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Cycle backwards through tabs/child windows.

    Alt + (Letter): Activate item corresponding to (Letter). (Letter) is the underlined letter on the item's name.

    Ctrl + Left: Move cursor to the beginning of previous word.

    Ctrl + Right: Move cursor to the beginning of next word.

    Ctrl + Up: Move cursor to beginning of previous paragraph.

    Ctrl + Down: Move cursor to beginning of next paragraph.

    Shift + Left: Highlight one character to the left.

    Shift + Right: Highlight one character to the right.

    Shift + Up: Highlight from current cursor position, to one line up.

    Shift + Down: Highlight from current cursor position, to one line down.

    Ctrl + Shift + Left: Highlight to beginning of previous word.

    Ctrl + Shift + Right: Highlight to beginning of next word.

    Ctrl + Shift + Up: Highlight to beginning of previous paragraph.

    Ctrl + Shift + Down: Highlight to beginning of next paragraph.

    Home: Move cursor to top of a scrollable control.

    End: Move cursor to bottom of a scrollable control.

Here are Windows Function Shortcuts
    Win + F or F3: Open Find dialog. (All Files) F3 may not work in some applications which use F3 for their own find dialogs.
    Win + Control + F: Open Find dialog. (Computers)

    Win + U: Open Utility Manager.

    Win + F1: Open Windows help.

    Win + Pause: Open System Properties dialog.

    Win + Tab: Cycle through taskbar buttons

    Win + Shift + Tab: Cycle through taskbar buttons in reverse.

    Alt + Tab: Display Cool Switch. More commonly known as the AltTab dialog.

    Alt + Shift + Tab: Display Cool Switch; go in reverse.

    Alt + Escape: Send active window to the bottom of the z-order.

    Alt + Shift + Escape: Activate the window at the bottom of the z-order.

    Alt + F4: Close active window; or, if all windows are closed, open shutdown dialog.

    Shift while a CD is loading: Bypass AutoPlay.

    Ctrl + Alt + Delete or Ctrl + Alt + NumpadDel (Both NumLock states): Invoke the Task Manager or NT Security dialog.

    Ctrl + Shift + Escape (2000/XP ) or (Ctrl + Alt + NumpadDot) : Invoke the task manager

    Print screen: Copy screenshot of current screen to clipboard.

    Alt + Print screen: Copy screenshot of current active window to clipboard.

    Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow: Invert screen. Untested on OS's other than XP.

    Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow: Undo inversion.

And here is for Mozilla Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts
Well, you can try it now, if you are using Firefox :)

    Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PageDown: Cycle through tabs.

    Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PageUp: Cycle through tabs in reverse.

    Ctrl + (1-9): Switch to tab corresponding to number.

    Ctrl + N: New window.

    Ctrl + T: New tab.
    Ctrl + PrtSc : Print Screen the active window
    Ctrl + L or Alt + D or F6: Switch focus to location bar.

    Ctrl + Enter: Open location in new tab.

    Shift + Enter: Open location in new window.

    Ctrl + K or Ctrl + E: Switch focus to search bar.

    Ctrl + O: Open a local file.

    Ctrl + W: Close tab, or window if there's only one tab open.

    Ctrl + Shift + W: Close window.

    Ctrl + S: Save page as a local file.

    Ctrl + P: Print page.

    Ctrl + F or F3:
Open find toolbar.

    Ctrl + G or F3: Find next.

    Ctrl + Shift + G or Shift + F3: Find previous...

    Ctrl + B or Ctrl + I: Open Bookmarks sidebar.

    Ctrl + H: Open History sidebar.

    Escape: Stop loading page.

    Ctrl + R or F5: Reload current page.

    Ctrl + Shift + R or Ctrl + F5: Reload current page; bypass cache.

    Ctrl + U: View page source.

    Ctrl + D: Bookmark current page.

    Ctrl + NumpadPlus or Ctrl + Equals (+/=): Increase text size.

    Ctrl + NumpadMinus or Ctrl + Minus: Decrease text size.

    Ctrl + Numpad0 or Ctrl + 0: Set text size to default.

    Alt + Left or Backspace:

    Alt + Right or Shift + Backspace: Forward.

    Alt + Home: Open home page.

    Ctrl + M: Open new message in integrated mail client.

    Ctrl + J: Open Downloads dialog.

    F6: Switch to next frame. You must have selected something on the page already, e.g. by use of Tab.

    Shift + F6:
Switch to previous frame.

    Apostrophe ('): Find link as you type.

    Slash (/): Find text as you type.

And last here are some helpful Accessibility shortcuts
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.

Well, there are still many keyboard shortcuts, but I think this are the most common that we are using. I hope you find it helpful.. :)


  1. In addition with this shortcut menus here is some tricks:

    Ctrl+Shift+ > or < is to increase or decrease font size

    Hope you like it...

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