Computer Shortcuts

All Computer shortcut keys (Excel, MS Word shortcuts)

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Hackers in movies always type super fast and only by keyword, not using a mouse. Cool guys shoot computer shortcuts one by one even not looking to keyboard at all, because  all interesting happens on screen.

He knows keyboard shortcuts
He knows keyboard shortcuts

Unfortunately, in real life only few people know more shortcuts than standard ctrl + c, ctrl +v. It’s mind-blowing for my friends when they see I don’t use mouse in excel, but doing things faster than them. That is missed opportunity for everyone to speed up your work and make your life internet browsing time much more comfortable in general. So I gonna reveal some secrets today, welcome to my ultimate guide about computer, Excel and MS Office shortcuts!

Computer keyboard shortcut keys

Alt Hot keysComputer Function
Alt + Ctrl + SSplit a window or remove the split view
Alt + EEdits options in the current program.
Alt + FFile menu options in the current program.
Alt + QGo to the “Tell me what you want to do” box
Ctrl Hot keysComputer Function
Ctrl + (Left arrow)Move one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl + (Right arrow)Move one word to the right at a time.
Ctrl + ASelects all text.
Ctrl + Alt + NDraft View
Ctrl + Alt + OOutline View
Ctrl + Alt + VPrint Layout View
Ctrl + CCopy the selected item.
Ctrl + DelCut selected item.
Ctrl + EndGo to the end of a document.
Ctrl + FSearch a document
Ctrl + F2Print Preview View
Ctrl + HomeGo to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + InsCopy the selected item.
Ctrl + NCreate a new document
Ctrl + OOpen an existing document
Ctrl + SSave a document
Ctrl + VPaste the selected item.
Ctrl + WClose a document
Ctrl + XCuts the selected item.
Ctrl + YRedo an action
Ctrl + ZUndo an action
Shift Hot keysComputer Function
Shift + EndHighlight from current position to end of the line.
Shift + F7Open the thesaurus. If you have a word selected, Shift + F7 looks up that word in the thesaurus.
Shift + HomeHighlight from current position to beginning of the line.
Shift + InsPaste the selected item.
F1-F12 Hot keysComputer Function
F1Universal help (for any sort of program).
F12Open the Save As dialog box
F7Run a spelling and grammar check
F9Refresh the field codes in the current selection
Rest Hot keysComputer Function
EndGo to the end of the current line.
HomeTakes the user to the beginning of the current line.

Microsoft Windows shortcut keys list

Alt Hot keysWindows Function
Alt + EnterOpen properties window of selected icon or program.
Alt + EscSwitch between applications on the taskbar.
Alt + F4Close current open program.
Alt + Print ScreenCreate screenshot for the current program.
Alt + Shift + TabSwitch backward between open applications.
Alt + TabSwitch between open applications.
Ctrl Hot keysWindows Function
Ctrl + Alt + DelReboot/Windows task manager.
Ctrl + EscBring up the start menu.
Ctrl + F4Close window in program.
Ctrl + Plus KeyAutomatically adjust widths of all columns in Windows Explorer.
Shift Hot keysWindows Function
Holding Shift During Boot upBoot safe mode or bypass system files.
Holding Shift During Boot upWhen putting in an audio CD, will prevent CD Player from playing.
Shift + DelDelete programs/files permanently.
Shift + F10Simulate right-click on selected item.
F1-F12 Hot keysWindows Function
F2Rename selected icon.
F3Start find from the desktop.
F4Open the drive selection when browsing.
F5Refresh contents.

Most useful keyboard shortcuts

Hot keysFunction
Alt + TabSwitch between open programs
Ctrl + ASelects all
Ctrl + CCopy
Ctrl + FSearch
Ctrl + NCreate
Ctrl + SSave
Ctrl + XCut
Ctrl + ZUndo
Ctrl + ZPaste

WINKEY shortcuts:

WINKEY + CTRL + FDisplay the search for computers window.
WINKEY + DBring desktop to the top of other windows.
WINKEY + EOpen Microsoft Explorer.
WINKEY + FDisplay the Windows Search/Find feature.
WINKEY + F1Display the Microsoft Windows help.
WINKEY + LLock the computer (Windows XP & later).
WINKEY + MMinimize all windows.
WINKEY + Pause /BreakOpen the system properties window.
WINKEY + ROpen the run window.
WINKEY + SHIFT + MUndo the minimize done by WINKEY + M and WINKEY + D.
WINKEY + TabCycle through open programs on the taskbar.
WINKEY + UOpen utility manager.

MS Word shortcut keys

Alt Hot keysMicrosoft Word Function
Alt + Shift + DInsert the current date.
Alt + Shift + TInsert the current time.
Ctrl Hot keysMicrosoft Word Function
Ctrl + (Down arrow)Move to the end of the paragraph.
Ctrl + (Left arrow)Move one word to the left.
Ctrl + (Right arrow)Move one word to the right.
Ctrl + (Up arrow)Move to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
Ctrl + [Decrease selected font -1.
Ctrl + ]Increase selected font +1.
Ctrl + 1Single-space lines.
Ctrl + 2Double-space lines.
Ctrl + 51.5-line spacing.
Ctrl + ASelect all contents of the page.
Ctrl + Alt + 1Change text to heading 1.
Ctrl + Alt + 2Change text to heading 2.
Ctrl + Alt + 3Change text to heading 3.
Ctrl + BBold highlighted selection.
Ctrl + BackspaceDelete word to the left of the cursor.
Ctrl + CCopy selected text.
Ctrl + DFont options.
Ctrl + DelDelete word to the right of the cursor.
Ctrl + EAlign selected text or line to the center.
Ctrl + EndMove cursor to end of the document.
Ctrl + FOpen find box.
Ctrl + GFind and replace options.
Ctrl + HFind and replace options.
Ctrl + HomeMove cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + IItalicise highlighted selection.
Ctrl + JJustify paragraph alignment.
Ctrl + KInsert link.
Ctrl + LAlign selected text or line to the left.
Ctrl + MIndent the paragraph.
Ctrl + NOpen new/blank document.
Ctrl + OOpen options.
Ctrl + POpen the print window.
Ctrl + QAlign selected paragraph to the left.
Ctrl + RAlign selected text or line to the right.
Ctrl + SSave.
Ctrl + Shift + *View or hide non printing characters.
Ctrl + Shift + >Increase selected font +1.
Ctrl + Shift + FChange the font.
Ctrl + Shift + LBulleted list
Ctrl + SpaceReset highlighted text to default font.
Ctrl + THanging indent.
Ctrl + UUnderline highlighted selection.
Ctrl + VPaste.
Ctrl + WClose document.
Ctrl + XCut selected text.
Ctrl + YRedo the last action performed.
Ctrl + ZUndo last action.
Shift Hot keysMicrosoft Word Function
Shift + F12Save.
Shift + F3Change case of selected text.
Shift + F7Activate the thesaurus.
Shift + InsertPaste.
Up ArrowUp one line
F1-F12 Hot keysFunction
F1Open help.
F4Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+).
F7Spell check selected text and/or document.
F12Save as.
Rest Hot keysMicrosoft Word Function
Down ArrowDown one line
Left ArrowLeft one character
Right ArrowRight one character

MS Excel shortcut keys

Excel shortcuts in use
Excel shortcuts in use
Alt Hot keysMicrosoft Excel Function
Alt + =Create the formula to sum all of the above cells.
Alt + Shift + F1Insert new worksheet.
Ctrl Hot keysMicrosoft Excel Function
Ctrl +Insert the value of above cell into the current cell.
Ctrl + ;Enter the current date
Ctrl + (Right arrow)Move to next section of text.
Ctrl + 5Strikethrough highlighted selection.
Ctrl + ASelect all contents of a worksheet.
Ctrl + BBold highlighted selection.
Ctrl + CCopy selected text.
Ctrl + DFill
Ctrl + FOpen find and replace options.
Ctrl + F10Maximize currently selected window.
Ctrl + F6Switch between open workbooks/windows.
Ctrl + F9Minimize current window.
Ctrl + GOpen go-to options.
Ctrl + HOpen find and replace options.
Ctrl + IItalicize highlighted selection.
Ctrl + KInsert link
Ctrl + NOpen new document.
Ctrl + OOpen options.
Ctrl + POpen print dialog box.
Ctrl + Page up & Page DownMove between Excel worksheets.
Ctrl + SSave.
Ctrl + Shift + ;Enter the current time.
Ctrl + Shift + !Format number in comma format.
Ctrl + Shift + @Format number in time format.
Ctrl + Shift + #Format number in date format.
Ctrl + Shift + %Format number in percentage format.
Ctrl + Shift + ^Format number in scientific format.
Ctrl + Shift + $Format number in currency format.
Ctrl + SpaceSelect entire column.
Ctrl + TabMove between two or more open Excel files
Ctrl + UUnderline highlighted selection.
Ctrl + VPaste
Ctrl + WClose document.
Ctrl + YUnderline selected text.
Ctrl + ZUndo last action.
Shift Hot keysMicrosoft Excel Function
Shift + F3Open the Excel formula window.
Shift + F5Bring up the search box
Shift + SpaceSelect entire row.
F1-F12 Hot keysMicrosoft Excel Function
F2Edit the selected cell.
F5Go to a specific cell.
F7Spell check selected text and/or document.
F11Create chart

MS Outlook shortcut keys ( 2016 edition)

Alt Hot keysMicrosoft Outlook Function
Alt + –Display the current week in calendar view
Alt + (any number from 1-10)Change the number of calendar days that display
Alt + =Display the current month in calendar view
Alt + F, use letters to navigateMove to File tab ribbon
Alt + H, use letters to navigateMove to Home tab ribbon
Alt + Left arrowGo back to previous view in main Outlook window
Alt + O, use letters to navigateMove to Folder tab ribbon
Alt + QGo to “Tell me what you want to do”
Alt + Right arrowGo forward to next view in main Outlook window
Alt + SSend or post or reply all
Alt + SSave and close (except in mail)
Alt + S, use letters to navigateMove to Send/Receive tab ribbon
Alt + W, use letters to navigateMove to View tab ribbon
Alt +Up arrow or Ctrl + comma or Alt + Page UpIn the Reading Pane, go to the previous message
Ctrl Hot keysMicrosoft Outlook Function
Ctrl + 1Switch to Mail
Ctrl + 2Switch to Calendar
Ctrl + 3Switch to Contacts
Ctrl + 4Switch to Tasks
Ctrl + 5Switch to Notes
Ctrl + 6Switch to Folder List in the Folder pane
Ctrl + 7Switch to Shortcuts
Ctrl + Alt + FForward as attachment
Ctrl + Alt + JMark a message as not junk
Ctrl + Alt + KExpand search to include items from the current folder
Ctrl + Alt + ZExpand search to include subfolders
Ctrl + BDisplay Send/Receive progress
Ctrl + commaSwitch to previous message (with message open)
Ctrl + DDelete an item
Ctrl + EFind a message or other item (Go to Search box)
Ctrl + EnterSend a message
Ctrl + FForward a message
Ctrl + F1Expand or collapse the ribbon
Ctrl + KCheck names
Ctrl + M or F9Check for a new e-mail
Ctrl + NCreate a message (when in Mail)
Ctrl + OOpen a received message
Ctrl + PPrint an item
Ctrl + periodSwitch to next message (with message open)
Ctrl + QMark a message as read
Ctrl + RReply to a message
Ctrl + Right Arrow or Ctrl + Left ArrowTo move between groups on a ribbon
Ctrl + S or Shift + F12Save (except in tasks)
Ctrl + Shift + ACreate a new appointment
Ctrl + Shift + BOpen address book
Ctrl + Shift + CCreate a new contact
Ctrl + Shift + DDial a contact phone number
Ctrl + Shift + ECreate a new folder
Ctrl + Shift + FUse Advance find
Ctrl + Shift + GFlag a message for follow-up
Ctrl + Shift + HCreate a new Microsoft Office document
Ctrl + Shift + ISwitch to Inbox
Ctrl + Shift + JCreate a new journal entry
Ctrl + Shift + KCreate a new task
Ctrl + Shift + LCreate a new contact group
Ctrl + Shift + MCreate a new email message
Ctrl + Shift + MCreate a message (from any Outlook view)
Ctrl + Shift + NCreate a new note
Ctrl + Shift + PCreate a search folder
Ctrl + Shift + QCreate a meeting request
Ctrl + Shift + RReply all to a message
Ctrl + Shift + SPost to this folder
Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Shift + TabMove between the Outlook program parts
Ctrl + Shift + UCreate a task request
Ctrl + Shift + VMove an item
Ctrl + Shift + WOpen the MailTip in the selected message
Ctrl + Shift + XCreate a new fax
Ctrl + Shift + YCopy an item
Ctrl + TPost a reply in this folder
Ctrl + TabMove around message header lines in the Folder Pane or an open message.
Ctrl + UMark as unread
Ctrl + YGo to different folder
F1-F12 Hot keysMicrosoft Outlook Function
F2Turn on editing in a field
F3Display the Find Bar
F4Search for text within an open item
F6Move between the Outlook program parts
F7Check spelling
F9Send and Receive
F10Selects the Menu Bar or Closes an open menu and submenu
F11Find a contact
F12Save As (only in mail)
Space Hot keysMicrosoft Outlook Function
SpaceIn the Reading Pane, page down through text
Space + ShiftIn the Reading Pane, page up through text
Space or Enter keyActivate a selected command on the ribbon
Space or Enter keyOpen a gallery on the ribbon
Rest Hot keysMicrosoft Outlook Function
Arrow keysMove around within the Folder Pane
Down arrowGo to the next message
Enter keyFinish with a control on the ribbon and move back to the document
TabMove between the Outlook program pars
Tab or Shift-tabOn the ribbon, to move between commands
Up arrowGo to the previous message


PC shortcut keys for special characters

Shortcut KeysSpecial Character
Alt + 0128€  (Euro currency)
Alt + 0153
Alt + 0162¢  (Cent symbol)
Alt + 0163£  (British Pound currency)
Alt + 0165¥  (Japanese Yen currency)
Alt + 0169©
Alt + 0174®
Alt + 0176°  (degree symbol)
Alt + 0177±  (plus/minus symbol)
Alt + 0191¿
Alt + 0198Æ
Alt + 0223ß
Alt + 0224à
Alt + 0228ä
Alt + 0231ç
Alt + 0232è
Alt + 0236ì
Alt + 0241ñ
Alt + 0242ò
Alt + 0246ö
Alt + 0248ø
Alt + 0252ü

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