A to Z Computer Shortcut Keys with its functions

In the 21st century, it’s necessary to have at least one computer in the house because the world is moving to digitalization and every information is available on a fingertip. All we need is a computer and an internet connection. But I am pretty sure that you don’t know some of the hidden basic computer shortcut keys and their functionalities. Computers Hotkeys make our work fast. So in this post, we have tried our best to provide you a widely used uncommon computer shortcut keys with their functions. You will also get to know how you can create your own shortcut keys in the next section.

How to create any Shortcut & Hotkey on a computer?

-> To create a shortcut of any program first open the folder/directory of that program.

-> Now right click on that program and click on Create Shortcut.

-> Now to assign the Shortcut key to that program Right-click the shortcut and click Properties and then Click on the Shortcut tab.

-> Now Click in the Shortcut key box and press any letter. (For example, if you press “a”, the shortcut key will automatically be made to Ctrl + Alt + A and that will act as your Shortcut Key.

So this is the simple process to create a shortcut and assign it a hotkey. Now let’s see some hidden computer Hotkeys with their function which will help you fasten the task.

Basic Computer Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys Description
Alt+F File menu options in the current program.
Alt+E Edit options in current program
Alt+Tab Switch between open programs
F1 Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
F2 Rename a selected file
F5 Refresh the current program window
Ctrl+N Create a new or blank document in some software programs.
Ctrl+O Open a file in the current software program
Ctrl+A Select all text.
Ctrl+B Change selected text to be Bold
Ctrl+I Change selected text to be in Italics
Ctrl+U Change selected text to be Underlined
Ctrl+F Open find window for current document or window.
Ctrl+S Save current document file.
Ctrl+X Cut selected item.
Shift+Del Cut selected item.
Ctrl+C Copy selected item.
Ctrl+Ins Copy selected item
Ctrl+V Paste
Shift+Ins Paste
Ctrl+Y Redo the last action
Ctrl+Z Undo the last action
Ctrl+K Insert hyperlink for selected text
Ctrl+P Print the current page or document.
Home Goes to beginning of current line.
Ctrl+Home Goes to beginning of the document.
End Goes to end of current line.
Ctrl+End Goes to end of the document.
Shift+Home Highlights from the current position to the beginning of the line.
Shift+End Highlights from current position to end of the line.
Ctrl+Left arrow Moves one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl+Right arrow Moves one word to the right at a time.
Ctrl+Esc Opens the Start menu
Ctrl+Shift+Esc Opens Windows Task Manager
Alt+F4 Close the currently active program
Alt+Enter Open the Properties for the selected item (file, folder, shortcut, etc.)

MS Excel Shortcut Keys

F2 Edit the active cell
F5 Displays the Go To box
F7 Open the Spelling dialogue box to check a selected range
F11 Create a chart of data in the current range in a separate sheet
Alt + Shift + F1 Insert a new worksheet
Ctrl + Shift + Colon (:) Enter the current time
Ctrl + Semicolon (;) Enter the current date
Alt + Shift + F1 Insert a new worksheet
Ctrl + A Select all content in the worksheet
Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection
Ctrl + I Italicize highlighted selection
Ctrl + K Open the Insert hyperlink dialogue box
Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection
Ctrl + P Brings up the print dialog box
Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Page Up Move to the previous sheet in a workbook
Ctrl + Page Down Move to next sheet in a workbook
Ctrl + Tab Switch to the next tab in the dialogue box
Ctrl + Arrow Key Move to the edge of the current data region in a worksheet
Ctrl + Space Select an entire column in a worksheet
Shift + Space Select an entire row in a worksheet
Ctrl + F9 Minimize a workbook window to an icon
Ctrl + F6 Switch to the next workbook window when multiple are open
Ctrl + F10 Maximize a selected workbook window
Ctrl + Shift + ! Apply the Number format
Ctrl + Shift + # Apply the Date format
Ctrl + Shift + % Apply the Percentage format
Ctrl + Shift + ^ Apply the Exponential format
Ctrl + Shift + @ Apply the Time format

MS Word Shortcut Keys

Ctrl + A Selects all in the current document
Ctrl + B Bold text
Ctrl + C Copies the item or text
Ctrl + D Displays the Font dialogue box
Ctrl + E Switch a paragraph between the center and left
Ctrl + F Displays the Find dialog box to search the current document
Ctrl + G Displays the Go To dialog box to search for a specific location
Ctrl + H Displays the Replace dialogue box
Ctrl + I Italicize text
Ctrl + J Switch a paragraph between the justified and left alignment
Ctrl + K Create a hyperlink
Ctrl + L Left align a paragraph
Ctrl + M Indent a paragraph from the left
Ctrl + N Create a new document
Ctrl + O Opens a new document
Ctrl + P Prints a document
Ctrl + R Switch the alignment of a paragraph between left and right
Ctrl + S Save
Ctrl + U Underlines text
Ctrl + V Pastes
Ctrl + X Cuts
Ctrl + Y Redo the last action
Ctrl + Z Undo the last action
Ctrl and F2 Select Print Preview command
Ctrl and Enter Insert a page break
Ctrl and F4 Closes the active window
Ctrl and F6 Opens the next window if multiple are open

Desktop Hotkeys with Working Functions

Alt + Page Up Move between programs from left to right.
Alt + Page Down Move between programs from right to left.
Alt + Insert Cycle through programs in the order that they were started in.
Alt + Home Display the Start menu.
Ctrl + Alt + Break Switch between a window and full screen.
Ctrl + Alt + End Display the Windows Security dialog box.
Alt + Delete Display the system menu.
Ctrl + Alt + Minus Sign (-) or Alt+PrtScn Place a copy of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard.
Ctrl + Alt + Plus Sign (+) or PrtScn Place a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard

Google Chrome Shortcut Keys

Ctrl + N
Open new window
Ctrl + T
Open a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + T
Reopen the last closed tab
Ctrl + Tab
Move to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Move to the previous tab
Alt + Left Arrow
Open previous page in the browsing history
Alt + Right Arrow
Open next page in the browsing history
Ctrl + W
Close current tab
Alt + F4
Close current window
Ctrl + Shift + O
Open Bookmarks Manager
Ctrl + H
Open History page
Ctrl + J
Open Downloads page
Ctrl + F
Open Find Bar
Ctrl + P
Print current page
Ctrl + S
Save current page
Ctrl + D
Save current page as a bookmark
Reload current page
Toggle full-screen mode

Joshi Bhavya

About the Author: Joshi Bhavya

Hey, This is Bhavya. A Technology Lover and Learner. By Education, I am an Engineer and by Profession a Web Entrepreneur. I am not a Pro nor expert. The only aim of my life is to Learn as much as possible every day and share with all of you.

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