With the introduction of computers, our life has become easy and fast. Computers have become an integral part of our lives and working on them will become much easier if we use some keyboard shortcuts to execute the tasks.

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Here is the regularly updated list of some useful keyboard shortcuts that are handpicked to ease your work for sure.

1.  Windows + M or Windows + D

Maximizes and Minimises all active Windows.

2. Shift + Delete Key

Deletes any file permanently.

3. Ctrl + Scroll Mouse Wheel

“Zoom In” or “Zoom Out” any opened page.

4. Ctrl + Shift + T

Open the closed “Tab” in the browser again.

5. Alt + Tab

Switches between different programs running in the background.

6. Ctrl + Print

Captures the Screen.

Although in the newer version of windows there is a separate button PrtSc for taking a screenshot.

7. Alt + Left Arrow key (←)

Takes you to the previous page.

8. F2 Key

Lets you rename any file.

9. Windows + L

Lock your PC.

10. Ctrl + D

Bookmark any web page.

11. Ctrl + Shift + B

Hide or Unhide the “Bookmark Bar”.

12. Ctrl + Shift + O

Opens the “Bookmark list”.

13. Windows + Left(←) or Right(→) arrow key

Simultaneously opens two windows. (A multi-window feature).

14. Windows + Up(↑) or Down(↓) arrow key

Minimizes and Maximises multi windows separately.

15. Ctrl + Mouse Drag

Copy any file to your favorite location.

16. Ctrl + Shift while dragging a file

Copy any file’s shortcut to your favorite location.

17. Ctrl + Right Arrow Key

Takes the Insertion Point or Cursor to the first letter of the next word.

18. Ctrl + Left Arrow Key

Takes the Insertion Point or Cursor back to the first letter of the previous word.

19. Ctrl + Shift + Any Arrow Key

‘Highlights’ any text.

20. Ctrl + A

Selects the Entire Text.

21. Alt + Enter

Shows the property of any file or folder.

22. Alt + F4

Closes the current window.

23.  Shift + F10

Shows the shortcut menu of the selected file.

24. F5 Key

Refreshes the active window.

25. F1 key

Opens “Help Window” for you.

26. Windows + E

Opens the File Explorer.

27. Windows + R

Opens the Run Dialog Box.

28. Windows + U

Opens Windows Settings.

29. Shift Key For 8 Seconds or Press Shift Key 5 Times

Open Filter Keys dialog box to let you turn it ON or OFF.

30. Windows + Tab

Switch to Virtual Desktop.

31. Windows + 1……..10

Launch Applications pinned to Taskbar.

32. Windows + P

Projects to external Screen.

33. Shift + F3

Change anything from caps to no caps and vice versa in Word. 


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