Tips & Tricks - Windows Shortcuts

There are many different Windows short cuts which can make life a lot easier, these range from going to your desktop by just pressing two buttons to switching through programs without even touching your mouse. Well, here is a collection of some of the best:

  • Ctrl + A = Select all text on a page;
  • Windows Key + E = Open up a new explorer window
  • Windows Key + F = Open up the 'find' tool to search for something.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Delete = Open up task manager and open and close programs and processes on the fly.
  • Windows Key + D = Go straight to the desktop. Press again to go back to the program you were using before.
  • Windows Key = Opens up the start menu instantly.
  • Backspace Key = Go back a folder in Windows explorer.
  • F7 (In Microsoft Word) = Opens up Spell Check
  • Ctrl + F7 (In Microsoft Word) = Opens up the thesaurus.
  • Alt + Tab = Cycle through programs without touching the mouse
  • Alt + F4 = Close down a program instantly.
  • Ctrl + X = Cut out selected text.
  • Ctrl + Z = Undo the last action.
  • Ctrl + Y = Redo the last action.
  • Ctrl + C = Copy selected text.
  • Ctrl + V = Paste selected text.
Those are the main short cuts used in Windows, hopefully you will have found at least one you didn't know of previously.


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