Work Smart With PC Keyboard Shortcuts For Rookie Copyblogger
Learn how to increase your work speed and save more time using a PC or Desktop computer? Here is some very vital keyboard shortcut that works across all Windows OS (Windows XP, Vista, windows7, 8 and 8.1respectively).
Quit giving excuses for your delays, learn the smart ways of working with a PC. Now!! Before we begin this class lets set the foundation right;
What do we mean when we say keyboard shortcuts?
Keyboard shortcuts are an amalgamation of two or more keys that when pressed together perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts make it easier to interact with your computer, saving your time and effort when you work with Windows and other programs.
Also, most computer programs provide accelerator keys that make it easier to work with menus and other commands available in the program for users. Keyboard shortcuts are very essential tools for Blogger, Copywriter, office clerk, and accountant.
How do I use keyboard shortcuts?
Like you already know a keyboard shortcut is a combination of two to more computer keys or single key to aid us to work faster with our computer. Take for example Ctrl+Z is a shortcut key to undo a task when implementing it the plus sign (+) is not added because we only use it to indicate that those keys should be pressed in combination.
Now that know the meaning of the term keyboard shortcut and how to use a keyboard shortcut, see some general keyboard shortcut:-
GENERAL KEYBOARD SHORTCUT FOR PC & DESKTOP COMPUTER
Esc————————cancels the current task
Ctrl + Shift+ t————-open a closed tab on any browser
End———Move the cursor to the end of a line or move to the bottom of a webpage
Home———————Move the cursor to the beginning of a line or move to the top of a webpage
Left Arrow, Right Arrow,
Up Arrow, or Down Arrow————-Move the cursor or selection one space or line in the direction of the arrow, or scroll a webpage in the direction of the arrow
Cap lock—————to use uppercase latter
Windows logo key————–Open the Start menu
Backspace————————-Erase typed words
Page-Up———————–Move the cursor or page up one screen
Page Down——————Move the cursor or page down one screen
Delete———————Delete the character after the cursor or the selected text; in Windows, delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Insert——————–Turn Insert mode off or on. When Insert Mode is on, text that you type is inserted at the cursor. When Insert mode is off, text that you type replaces existing characters.
Ctrl+Home—————Move to the top of a document
Ctrl+End——————-Move to the bottom of a document
Windows logo key+D——————Return to desktop
Alt+Tab————————Switch between open programs or windows
Ctrl+Shift+t——————-to open a close tab on while browsing
Alt+F4——————-Close the active item or exit the active program
Ctrl+S——————Save the current file or document (works in most programs
Ctrl+C————————-Copy the selected item
Ctrl+X————————Cut the selected item
Ctrl+V———————Paste the selected item
Ctrl+Z———————undo an action
Ctrl+A———————Select all items in a document or window
Ctrl+Y—————————-redo an action
Windows key +F—————Display Windows Help and Support
Shift+Delete—————delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
F2——————————-Rename the selected item
Ctrl+Right Arrow——————Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl+Left Arrow—————-Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl+Down Arrow————-Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl+Up Arrow————Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key————select a block of text
Shift with any arrow key—————Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop or select text within a document
Ctrl with arrow key+Spacebar—————-Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl+A————–Select all items in a document or window
F3——————–Search for a file or folder
Alt+Enter—————Display properties for the selected item
Alt+F4——————-Close the active item or exit the active program
Alt+Spacebar—————-Open the shortcut menu for the active window
Ctrl+F4——————-close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
Alt+Tab————————–Switch between open items
Ctrl+Alt+Tab———————Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel————-Change the size of icons on the desktop
Windows logo key +Tab——Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Ctrl+Windows logo key +Tab——Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Alt+Esc—————–Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
F6—————-Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F4——————Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer
Shift+F10————-Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Ctrl+Esc—————-Open the Start menu
F10———————-Activate the menu bar in the active program
Right Arrow————–Open the next menu to the right, or open a sub-menu
Left Arrow—————Open the next menu to the left, or close a sub-menu
F5————————–Refresh the active window
Alt+Up——————–Arrow View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
Ctrl+Shift+Esc——————–Open Task Manager
Press Shift key—————-when you insert a CD it Prevents the CD from automatically playing
Ctrl+N——————— open a new window or new page
Ctrl+Shift+N———————–creates a new folder
Windows logo key + + or – ——————-Zoom in or out
Windows logo key + Esc——————–Exit Magnifier
Ctrl+R————————-to rotate an image or move characters to the right
Fn + F9—————————— lock keyboard mouse
Fn + F8————————project computer screen
Windows logo key +M———————– minimizes all windows.
Windows logo key +Shift+M————-Restore minimized windows to the desktop.
Windows logo key +P———————-choose a presentation display mode.
Windows logo key +G———————-Cycle through gadgets
Windows logo key +U————————–Open Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key +X—————————–Open Windows Mobility Center.
Ctrl+Delete————————————-To Restart your PC
F1————————————–Display Help for a program or Windows
Fn+F1————————————Put the computer in sleep mode
Fn+F2———————————Put a computer in flight mode
Fn+F5——————————-Reduce screen brightness
Fn+F6——————————-Increase screen brightness
Fn+F7—————————–close computer screen
Fn+F8——————————project computer screen
Fn+F9—————————-lock keyboard mouse
Fn+F11—————————- reduce sound volume
Fn+F12—————————increase sound volume
This is certainly not all, there are over a million keyboard shortcuts keys that are available for computer users. And like I earlier stated every computer program has its own accelerator keys that make it easier to work with menus and other commands available in the program for users.
These PC keyboard shortcuts are only but general shortcut keys that can be used across many computer programs feel free to add as many shortcut keys known to you or share this among your student or friends on every social platform.