LIST OF KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS TO LOOK FOR IN 2020

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Most of us like using computers, but at times these computers can be very tricky inheriting their character to their complexity. Since modern day computers are growing and getting advanced in every aspect, today we have decided to focus on the computer keyboard shortcuts you should know in 2020, and you don’t have to be a nerd to understand this because this article is meant for everyone.

First we’ll begin by defining the term KEYBOARD SHORTCUT, according to Wikipedia, a keyboard shortcut is a series of one or several keys that invoke a software program to perform a preprogrammed action.

In other words, a key or combination of keys providing quick access to a particular function within a computer system.

Without going any further below is a list of computer keyboard shortcuts you should use in 2020.

General Keyboard Shortcuts

Alt + F — File menu options in the current program.

Alt + E — Edits options in the current program.

Alt + F4 — Close current program/window

Alt + F4 and then Enter — Shut Down Computer.

F1 — Universal help in any program.

Ctrl + A — Selects all text.

Ctrl + X — Cuts the selected item.

Ctrl + Del — Cut selected item.

Ctrl + C — Copy the selected item.

Ctrl + Ins — Copy the selected item.

Ctrl + V — Paste the selected item.

Shift + Ins — Paste the selected item.

Home — Takes the user to the beginning of the current line.

Ctrl + Home — Go to the beginning of the document.

End — Go to the end of the current line.

Ctrl + End — Go to the end of the document.

Shift + Home — Highlight from current position to end of the line.

Ctrl + Left Arrow — Move one word to the left at a time.

Ctrl + Right Arrow — Move one word to the right at a time.

Ctrl + PrtScn — Take a Screenshot.

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Alt + Tab — Switch between open applications.

Alt + Shift + Tab — Switch backward between open applications.

Alt + Print Screen — Take a screenshot of the current program.

Ctrl + Alt + Del — Reboot/Windows Task Manager.

Ctrl + Esc — Bring up the start menu.

Alt + Esc — Switch between applications on the task bar.

F2 — Rename selected icon.

F3 — Start find from the 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 or files permanently.

Holding Shift During Boot Up — Boot safe mode or bypass system files.

Windows Key + M — Minimize all windows.

Windows Key + Shift + M — Undo Minimize.

Windows Key + E — Open Microsoft Explorer.

Windows Key + Tab — Cycle through open programs on Taskbar.

Windows Key + S — Display Windows Search/Find feature.

Windows Key + F — Display Feedback Hub (Windows 10).

Windows Key + F1 — Display Microsoft Windows Help.

Windows Key + R — Open the Run window.

Windows Key + Pause/Break — Open system properties window.

Windows Key + U — Open Utility Manager.

Windows Key + L — Lock the computer.

Windows Key + Plus Key(+) — Activate Screen Magnifier.

Windows Key + Plus Key(+) — Increase level of magnification while Screen Magnifier is active.

Windows Key + Minus Key(-) — Decrease level of magnification while Screen Magnifier is active.

Windows Key + Ctrl + Enter — Start or Stop Narrator.

Word Keyboard Shortcuts

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 — Italicise 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 the selected paragraph to the left.

Ctrl + E — Align the selected text or line to the centre.

Ctrl + R — Align the selected text or line to the right.

Ctrl + M — Indent the paragraph.

Ctrl + T — Hanging indent.

Ctrl + D — Font options.

Ctrl + Shift + F — Change the font.

Ctrl + Shift + (>) — Increase selected font +1.

Ctrl + ] — Increase selected font +1.

Ctrl + [ — Decrease selected font ¬1.

Ctrl + Shift + (*) — View or hide non printing characters.

Ctrl + Left arrow Move one word to the left.

Ctrl + Right arrow — Move one word to the right.

Ctrl + Up arrow — Move to the beginning of the line or paragraph.

Ctrl + Down arrow — Move to the end of the paragraph.

Ctrl + Del — Delete word to the right of the cursor.

Ctrl + Backspace — Delete word to the left of the cursor.

Ctrl + End — Move cursor to end of the document.

Ctrl + Home — Move cursor to the beginning of the document.

Ctrl + Space bar — Reset highlighted text to default font.

Ctrl + 1 — Single-space lines.

Ctrl + 2 — Double-space lines.

Ctrl + 5 — 1.5-line spacing.

Ctrl + Alt + 1 — Change text to heading 1.

Ctrl + Alt + 2 — Change text to heading 2.

Ctrl + Alt + 3 — Change text to heading 3.

F1 — Open help.

Shift+F3 — Change case of selected text.

Shift + Insert — Paste.

F4 — Repeat the last action performed.

F7 — Spell check selected text and/or document.

Shift + F7 — Activate the thesaurus.

F12 — Save as.

Ctrl + S — Save.

Shift + F12 — Save.

Alt + Shift + D — Insert the current date.

Alt + Shift + T — Insert the current time.

Ctrl + W — Close document.

Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

F2 — Edit the selected cell.

F5 — Go to a specific cell.

F7 — Spell check selected text and/or document.

F11 — Create chart.

Ctrl + Shift + (;) — enter the current time.

Ctrl + (;) — Enter the current date.

Alt + Shift + F1 — Insert new worksheet.

Shift + F3 — Open the excel formula window.

Shift + F5 — Bring up the search box.

Ctrl + A — Select all contents of a worksheet.

Ctrl + B — Bold highlighted selection.

Ctrl + I — Italicize highlighted selection.

Ctrl + C — Copy selected text.

Ctrl + V — Paste.

Ctrl + D — Fill.

Ctrl + K — Insert link.

Ctrl + F — Open find and replace options.

Ctrl + G — Open go to options.

Ctrl + H — Open find and replace options.

Ctrl + U — Underline highlighted selection.

Ctrl + 5 — Strike through highlighted selection.

Ctrl + O — Open Options.

Ctrl + N — Open new documents.

Ctrl + P — Open print dialogue box.

Ctrl + S — Save.

Ctrl + W — Close document.

Ctrl + Z — Undo last action.

Ctrl + F9 — Minimize current window.

Ctrl + F10 — Maximize current window.

Ctrl + F6 — Switch between open workbooks/windows.

Ctrl + Page Up & Page Down — Move between Excel worksheets in the same documents.

Ctrl + Tab — Move between two or more Excel files.

Alt + (=) — Create the formula to sum all of the above cells.

Ctrl + Shift + (!) — Format number in comma format.

Ctrl + Shift + ($) — Format number in currency format.

Ctrl + Shift + (#) — Format number in date format.

Ctrl + Shift + (%) — Format number in percentage format.

Ctrl + Shift + (^) — Format number in scientific format.

Ctrl + Shift + (@) — Format number in time format.

Ctrl + (Right Arrow) —Move to next section of text.

Ctrl + Space — Select entire column.

Shift + Space — Select entire row.

 

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