Some Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Computers

There are some use keyboard shortcuts for windows computers such, amazing keyboard shortcuts which if used properly could save a lot of time and effort.

So lets learn started :-

Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End : This shortcut useful for quickly going to the top and bottom of a page.

Ctrl+F5 : This shortcut clears the cache and refreshes the current tab.

Windows key(or a start button key) + D : This shortcut is the keyboard equivalent of "Show the Desktop Screen". It is useful for quickly minimizing every open window in taskbar,when someone come in and you are doing some private work.You can press these shortcuts

Ctrl+Shift+Esc : This shortcut directly starts the task manager. While Alt+Ctrl+Del was used to bring out the Task Manager in Windows XP and earlier versions, in Windows 10,Windows 8.1,Windows 8 and Windows 7,it just brings up the lock this computer screen.

Ctrl+Click : This shortcut is very useful for opening a any link in a background tab. This is useful when you have to load a page without leaving the current one.(Except the use of this shortcut promptly you open any link by right click then open in new tab).

Alt+Print Screen : it takes the screenshot of the current active window as opposed to just Print Screen which takes the screenshot of the entire screen.if you want to take print of full then screen then press F11 for full screen.

Shift+Click for Yes to All and No to All and the selection: If you have a lot of dialog boxes asking yes and no question, just shift+click Yes or No on one to yes all or no all.

Ctrl+C :This shortcut commonly used for copy any content

Ctrl+T : This shortcut opens a new tab in any browsers.

Ctrl+P : This shortcut useful for printing the current page.

Space Bar : While viewing a web page in a browser, pressing space bar moves the page down.

Alt+Tab : This shortcut Useful for quickly cycling between running applications. Press along with Shift to cycle backwards.

Ctrl+Tab : Ro Cycle between tabs in your browser.

Ctrl+Shift+T :this Shortcut Reopens the last closed tab.

Ctrl+Shift+N : This shortcut opens a new incognito window(private Window) in Google Chrome.

Ctrl+Shift+P : This Shortcut to opens a new private window in Mozilla Firefox(Browser).

Alt+Enter :After writing the domain name in the address bar of your browser to insert .com automatically.And this shortcut also use in excel.

Shift+Enter :This shortcut for inserts .net domain name extension.

Ctrl+W : This shortcut closes the current tab in your browser quickly.

Ctrl+Backspace : This shortcut deletes the last word you have typed. It is useful in case you typed in a wrong word and want to delete it quickly,then use of this shortcut

Ctrl+Left or Right Arrow key : This shortcut allows you to move the cursor one word at a time instead of the default one character at a time.

Ctrl++ : This shortcut allows you to zoom in web pages in web browsers. Useful when text on a web page is too small to read properly. Ctrl+Scroll wheel can also zoom in documents, file thumbnails and icons in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Ctrl+- : This shortcut does the reverse of the previous shortcut.

Ctrl+0 : This shortcut reset the webpages zoom.

Windows key+M : This shortcutMinimizes all the open windows.

Ctrl+L : This shortcut allows you to quickly jump to the address bar of your web browser.

Windows key+Pause/Break : Quickly open the system properties dialog box.

Ctrl+Shift+Delete : This shortcut opens the option to delete your browsers history, cookies, cache and other details that it stores while you browse the internet. This shortcut is extremely useful for the privacy conscious.

Windows Key+L : This shortcut locks your computer.

ctrl + H : makes the history appear.

CTRL+B : Bold CTRL+U: Underline CTRL+I: Italic.

Alt+Select : This shortcut allows you to select rectangular blocks of text in Word processors, something that is not possible with simple select.

F2 : Allows you to rename the selected file.

Holding Shift while inserting a device with removable storage prevents automatic run.

Ctrl+F : This keyboard shortcut opens the Find option in any program.

Ctrl+S : If you are working on a software and want to quickly save your progress,this shortcut will come in handy.

Shift+Right click : This shortcut Open alternate right click options.

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