Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
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Shortcut keys help provide an easier and usually faster method of navigating and executing commands in computer software programs. Shortcut keys are commonly accessed by using the Alt key (on IBM compatible computers), Command key (on Apple computers), Ctrl key, or Shift key along with another key.

Basic Windows Shortcut Keys

below is a list of some of the most commonly used basic shortcut keys that work with almost all IBM compatible computers and software programs. it is highly recommended that all users keep a great reference of these shortcut keys or try to memorize them. Doing so will dramatically increase your productivity.

Ctrl+C ===> Copy

Ctrl+V ===> Paste

Ctrl+Z ===> Undo

Ctrl+X ===> Cut

Ctrl+Y ===> Redo

Ctrl+A ===> Select All

Shift+Delete ===> Delete Selected Item Permanently Without Placing The Item in Recycle Bin

Alt+Enter ===> View Properties of the Selected Items

Alt+tab ===> Cycle Through Active Windows

F2 ===> Rename The selected Item

F3 ===> Search for a file or Folder

F5 ===> Refresh The Current Window

ESC===> Cancel the Selected Task

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