Shortcut Keys for Windows with description


Shortcut keys save your precious time and energy by omitting the unnecessary steps involved in windows operations. Here is a list of some most common keyboard shortcuts for windows that you must know.


shortcut keys for windows with description


Using shortcut keys greatly enhances the working speed and the ease of performing different tasks in an operating system. It may be sometimes be very time consuming to perform repetitive tasks such as copy, paste, switch windows, search and so on. Microsoft windows has many useful shortcut keys that solve this problem for you. Some of them are worth being memorized and of course, all are there to give you a great user friendly interface. Let us have a look at some of the common keyboard shortcut keys for windows.


List of Shortcut keys for every day use


Shortcut Key
Description
Windows
Open the windows start menu
Ctrl+Home
Move to the start of a document
Ctrl+End
Go to the end of the document
Pg Up
Move one page up in a document
Pg dn
Move one page below in a document
Ctrl+F
Find a particular word or phrase in a window
Ctrl+P
Print the open document or the page
Ctrl+C
Copy the selected text or image
Ctrl+V
Paste the copied or cut item
Ctrl+X
Cut the selected item
Ctrl+Z
Undo the previous operation
Ctrl+Y
Redo the undone operation
Ctrl+A
Select the whole contents of a window or a document
Home
Moves the cursor to the start of a line
End
Moves the cursor to the end of a line
F1
Opens help in almost every program
Windows+F1
Opens Microsoft help and support
Ctrl+insert
Copy the selected text or image
Shift+insert
Paste the copied or cut item
F2
To rename any item including documents
Shift+del
Permanently deleting a selected item
Ctrl+S
Save the current document
Alt+F4
Close the current window
Alt+F
Open file menu options in current document
Shift+Home
Highlight the content from current position to the start of document
Shift+End
Highlight the content from current position to the end of document
Ctrl+left arrow
Move one word left at a time
Ctrl+right arrow
Move one word right at a time
Ctrl+backspace
Delete one word at a time
Ctrl+tab
Switch between tabs in a window rightways
Crrl+Shift+tab
Switch between tabs in a window leftways
Alt+tab
Switch between windows in windows 7 or vista
F5
Refreshes the windows


Shortcut keys are a means to protect your time from extra operations that result in extra effort when done with the help of mouse. There are many more keys that can considerably aid you in faster use of windows if you know and apply them. However, the above given list just comprises of some basic keyboard shortcuts that should not be forgotten if you really want to enjoy working on the windows. To learn more keyboard shortcuts in windows go to the page, “Advanced use of keyboard shortcuts in windows”.