52 Keyboard shortcuts to boost your productivity


Keyboard shortcuts will help you to complete some tasks more quickly, you can also boost your productivity if your job relies on using windows.

Give them a try and you may find yourself addicted to keyboard shortcuts.

General Shortcuts 

ALT+F4 – Close the active item, or quit the active program

ALT+Space bar – Open the shortcut menu for the active window

ALT+F4 – Close the active window

ALT+TAB – Switch between open items

ALT+Esc – Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened

CTRL+A – Select all text

CTRL+C – Copy the selected item

CTRL+V – Paste

CTRL+X – Cut the selected item

CTRL+Y – Redo an action

CTRL+Z – Undo an action 

CTRL+P – View articles with a slideshow or multiple pages in any browser

CTRL+Backspace – Delete one word at a time

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CTRL+SHIFT+Esc – Open Task Manager

CTRL+SHIFT+T – Reopen previous tab in the browser

CTRL+W – Close the current window

CTRL+Esc – Display the start menu

Esc – Cancel the current task

CTRL+TAB – Move forward through the tabs

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB – Move backward through the tabs

CTRL+ALT+TAB – Use the arrow keys to switch between all open tabs

TAB – Move forward through the options

SHIFT+with any of the arrow keys – Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document.

SHIFT+ESC – Open Chrome’s task manager

SHIFT+F10 – Simulate right-click on the selected icon

SHIFT+DELETE – Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the recycle bin.

Windows Key Shortcuts

Windows Logo – Display or hide the start screen   

Win+D – Display the desktop

Win+M – Minimize all of the windows

Win+SHIFT+M – Restore the minimized windows

Win+E – Open My Computer

Win+F – Search for a file or a folder

Win+F1 – Display Windows Help

Win+R – Open the run dialog box

Win+CTRL+F – Search for  PCs if you are on a network

Win+TAB – Cycle through used apps

Win+SHIFT+TAB – Cycle through used apps

Win+ALT+ENTER – Open Windows Media Center

Win + +/- [Zoom in or out using Magnifier]

Win+Esc – Exit Magnifier

Uses Of Function Keys F1 to F12

F1 – Opens the Help Screen for almost every program

F2 – Allows you to rename a selected file or folder

F3 – Opens a Search Feature for an application that is active at the moment

F4 – ALT+F4 closes the active window and also Shuts Down your PC

F5 – Allows you to REFRESH or RELOAD the page or Document window

F6 – Moves the cursor to the Address Bar in most of the internet browsers

F7 – It is used to Spell Check and Grammar Check a document in Microsoft applications

F8 – Used to Access the Boot Menu in Windows when turning on the computer

F9 – Refreshes a document in Microsoft Word and sends and receives emails in Microsoft Outlook

F10 – Activates the menu bar of an open application.Shift+F10 is the same as right-clicking

F11 – Enters and exits fullscreen Mode in Internet browsers

F12 – Opens and save as dialog box in Microsoft applications

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