200 Shortcut Keys in Windows That you need to know

Utilising A PC’s full potential is not quite an easy task, especially if you are a beginner in the world of computers. In order to extract the 100% potential of your PC, you need to know more about It’s various functionalities & features. In this mission, shortcut keys are there for your help. Basically, shortcut keys are the type of keys that help you to complete the tasks in less time than the normal one. You have to just input a special key combination to complete the command. There are numerous types of shortcut keys in Windows and its regarding software and tools. Here is the full list of all the useful shortcut keys in Windows and its other available software that you can use for your convenience.

Normal Shortcut Keys

  • Ctrl + A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Select All
  • Ctrl + C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Copy
  • Ctrl + X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Cut
  • Ctrl + V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paste
  • Ctrl + Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Undo
  • Ctrl + B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bold
  • Ctrl + U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Underline
  • Ctrl + I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Italic
  • F1  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Help
  • F2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rename selected object
  • F3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Find all files
  • F4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opens file list drop-down in dialogs
  • F5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Refresh current window
  • F6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shifts focus in Windows Explorer
  • F10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Activates menu bar options
  • Alt + TAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cycles between open applications
  • Alt + F4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quit program, close current window
  • Alt + F6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Switch between current program windows
  • Alt + Enter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opens properties dialog
  • Alt + Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . System menu for current window
  • Alt + ¢ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . opens drop-down lists in dialog boxes
  • Backspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . Switch to parent folder
  • Ctrl + Esc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opens Start menu
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del . . . . . . . . . . Opens task manager, reboots the computer
  • Ctrl + Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Move through property tabs
  • Ctrl + Shift + Drag . . . . . . . Create shortcut (also right-click, drag)
  • Ctrl + Drag . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copy File
  • Esc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cancel last function
  • Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Press/hold SHIFT, insert CD-ROM to bypass auto-play
  • Shift + Drag . . . . . . . . . . . . Move file
  • Shift + F10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opens context menu (same as right-click)
  • Shift + Del . . . . . . . . . . . Full wipe deletes (bypasses Recycle Bin)
  • ALT+ Underlined letter . . . . Opens the corresponding menu

Shortcut Keys in PC Keyboard

(Document Cursor Controls)

  • Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to beginning of line or far left of field or screen
  • End . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to end of line, or far right of field or screen
  • Ctrl + Home . . . . . . . . to the top
  • Ctrl + End . . . . . . . . . . to the bottom
  • Page Up . . . . . . . . . . . . moves document or dialog box up one page
  • Page Down . . . . . . . . moves document or dialog down one page
  • Arrow KEYS . . . . . . . move focus in documents, dialogs, etc.
  • Ctrl+ > . . . . . . . . . . . . next word
  • Ctrl + Shift + > . . . . . . selects word

Windows Explorer Tree Control

  • Numeric Keypad * . . . Expand all under current selection
  • Numeric Keypad + . . . Expands current selection
  • Numeric Keypad – . . . Collapses current selection
  • ¦ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Expand current selection or go to first child
  • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Collapse current selection or go to parent

Shortcut Keys with Special Characters

  • ‘Opening single quote ………… Alt 0145
  • ’ Closing single quote ………….. Alt 0146
  • “ Opening double quote ……… Alt 0147
  • “ Closing double quote ……….. Alt 0148
  • – En dash ……………………………. Alt 0150
  • — Em dash …………………………. Alt 0151
  • … Ellipsis …………………………….. Alt 0133
  • Bullet …………………………………. Alt 0149
  • ® Registration Mark ……….….. Alt 0174
  • © Copyright ………………………. Alt 0169
  • ™ Trademark …………………….. Alt 0153
  • ° Degree symbol ………….…….. Alt 0176
  • ¢ Cent sign ……………….……….. Alt 0162
  • 1⁄4 ……………………………….…… Alt 0188
  • 1⁄2 ………………………….…….….. Alt 0189
  • 3⁄4 ……………………………………. Alt 0190

PC Keyboard Shortcuts

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  • É …………………………………….. Alt 0233
  • É ……………………………………. Alt 0201
  • Ñ ………………………………… Alt 0241
  • ÷ ………………………………… Alt 0247

File menu options in current program

  • Alt + E Edit options in current program
  • F1 Universal help (for all programs)
  • Ctrl + A Select all text
  • Ctrl + X Cut selected item
  • Shift + Del Cut selected item
  • Ctrl + C Copy selected item
  • Ctrl + Ins Copy selected item
  • Ctrl + V Paste
  • Shift + Ins Paste
  • Home Go to beginning of current line
  • Ctrl + Home Go to beginning of document
  • End Go to end of current line
  • Ctrl + End Go to end of document
  • Shift + Home Highlight from current position to beginning of line
  • Shift + End Highlight from current position to end of line
  • Ctrl + f Move one word to the left at a time
  • Ctrl + g Move one word to the right at a time

Shortcut Keys in Windows!

  • Alt + Tab Switch between open applications
  • Alt + Shift + Tab Switch backwards between open applications
  • Alt + Print Screen Create screen shot for current program
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del Reboot/Windows® task manager
  • Ctrl + Esc Bring up start menu
  • Alt + Esc Switch between applications on taskbar
  • F2 Rename selected icon
  • F3 Start find from desktop
  • F4 Open the drive selection when browsing
  • F5 Refresh contents
  • Alt + F4 Close current open program
  • Ctrl + F4 Close window in program
  • Ctrl + Plus Key Automatically adjust widths of all columns in Windows Explorer
  • Alt + Enter Open properties window of selected icon or program
  • Shift + F10 Simulate right-click on selected item
  • Shift + Del Delete programs/files permanently
  • Holding Shift During Boot-up Boot safe mode or bypass system files

WINKEY Shortcut Keys

  • WINKEY + D Bring desktop to the top of other windows
  • WINKEY + M Minimize all windows
  • WINKEY + SHIFT + M Undo the minimize done by WINKEY + M and
  • WINKEY + E Open Microsoft Explorer
  • WINKEY + Tab Cycle through open programs on taskbar
  • WINKEY + F Display the Windows® Search/Find feature
  • WINKEY + CTRL + F Display the search for computers window
  • WINKEY + F1 Display the Microsoft® Windows® help
  • WINKEY + R Open the run window
  • WINKEY + Pause /Break Open the system properties window
  • WINKEY + U Open utility manager
  • WINKEY + L Lock the computer (Windows XP® & later)

Shortcut Keys in Outlook!

  • Alt + S Send the email
  • Ctrl + C Copy selected text
  • Ctrl + X Cut selected text
  • Ctrl + P Open print dialog box
  • Ctrl + K Complete name/email typed in address bar
  • Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + I Italicize highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + R Reply to an email
  • Ctrl + F Forward an email
  • Ctrl + N Create a new email
  • Ctrl + Shift + A Create a new appointment to your calendar
  • Ctrl + Shift + O Open the outbox
  • Ctrl + Shift + I Open the inbox
  • Ctrl + Shift + K Add a new task
  • Ctrl + Shift + C Create a new contact
  • Ctrl + Shift+ J Create a new journal entry

Shortcut Keys for Word!

  • Ctrl + A Select all contents of the page
  • Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + C Copy selected text
  • Ctrl + X Cut selected text
  • Ctrl + N Open new/blank document
  • Ctrl + O Open options
  • Ctrl + P Open the print window
  • Ctrl + F Open find box
  • Ctrl + I Italicize highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + K Insert link
  • Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection
  • Ctrl + V Paste
  • Ctrl + Y Redo the last action performed
  • Ctrl + Z Undo last action
  • Ctrl + G Find and replace options
  • Ctrl + H Find and replace options
  • Ctrl + J Justify paragraph alignment
  • Ctrl + L Align selected text or line to the left
  • Ctrl + Q Align selected paragraph to the left
  • Ctrl + E Align selected

Therefore, these are every possible useful shortcut key in windows. So, utilise them properly to save your valuable time. I hope, you guys have enjoyed “All the Shortcut Keys in Windows & Its Regarding Software!” & it has helped you a lot. If so, don’t hesitate to comment down below to express your thoughts. Thanks for visiting & appreciating my work.

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