Work Smart With PC Keyboard Shortcuts For Rookie Copyblogger

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Learn how to increase your work speed and save more time using a PC or Desktop computer? Here are 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 amalgamation of two or more keys that when pressed together performs 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 keyboardshortcut?

Like you already know a keyboard shortcut is combination of two to more computer keys or single key to aid us 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 keyboard shortcut, see some general keyboard shortcut :-


Esc                                             cancel 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

Tab                                          Double spacing

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 +F1                      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 submenu


Left Arrow                                     Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu


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 Prevent the CD from                                           automatically   playing


Ctrl+N                                              open a new window or new page


Ctrl+Shift+N                                    create 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                        minimize 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 computer in sleep mode

Fn+F2                                                     Put 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+F10                                                 mute


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 use 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.


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