Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Computer shortcut keys

We all know that windows is packed with a lot of shortcut keys. It almost provides shortcuts for all functions and operations. I love shortcuts keys because it saves you from the trouble of browsing and opening multiple folders. Also the best thing is that you can make custom shortcuts to any application, game or file. These increases your productivity and comes very handy if your mouse is not working. Here I am sharing a few predefined shortcut keys and then will how to make custom ones.

List of computer shortcut keys:

Shortcut keys using Windows ( using windows keys ) :

Windows key + R             —        Run menu
Windows key + E             —        Windows Explorer
Windows key + D             —        Hide/Display all windows
Windows key + Break     —         System properties
Windows key + F             —         Search
Windows + M                   —          Minimize all open windows
Shift+Windows + M        —          Undo minimize all open windows
Windows + F1                   —          Open Windows Help
Windows + Tab                 —         Cycle through the Taskbar buttons
Windows + Break             —         Open the System Properties dialog box

Shortcut keys using Alt:

Alt + Esc                      —             Switch between running applications
Alt + F4                       —             Quit active application or close current window
Alt + [-]                       —             Open Control menu for active document
ALT + Tab                   —              Switch between windows
ALT + Space + X        —              Maximize window

Shortcut keys using Ctrl:

Ctrl + Esc             —             Open Program Menu
Ctrl + F4              —               Close active document or group windows
CTRL + C             —               Copy
CTRL + X              —              Cut
CTRL + V              —               Paste

Accessability Shortcuts:

Right SHIFT for eight seconds                     — Switch FilterKeys on and off
Left ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN — Switch High Contrast on and off
Left ALT + left SHIFT +NUM LOCK         — Switch MouseKeys on and off
SHIFT five times                                            — Switch StickyKeys on and off
NUM LOCK for five seconds                        — Switch ToggleKeys on and off

Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

END (Display the bottom of the active window)
HOME (Display the top of the active window)
NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)

How to create shortcuts for files :

Follow the steps given below to make shortcut key to access a file.

Create custom shortcut key
  • Right click on the file for which you want to make the shortcut.
  • Select create shortcut.
  • Right click on the newly created file and select properties.
  • Click on shortcut tab -> shortcut key .
  • Press desired combination of keys and click save.
Now whenever you press the combination of keys your file will be opened.

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