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Windows Shortcuts

When I examine the majority co-workers and friends working on their computers they typically use the mouse as they are unaware of the great Windows shortcuts that will make their work so much easier. A few people might be aware of the keyboard shortcuts, but they are familiar with working frequently with the mouse and old habits are hard to allow going.

In this article I will explain things step by step so you can learn the keyboard shortcuts that are required to navigate your Windows Computer easily.

Let’s suppose your computer is starting up and due to a defective mouse or some other associated problem your computer cannot be accessed with the mouse. Someone  that is not using keyboard shortcuts on a normal basis will be totally lost. Ok its somewhat cheap to change the mouse, but what if you had to quickly perform a assignment that cannot wait until a new mouse is acquired or the problem is fixed?

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Working with Windows

Next step in Windows keyboard shortcuts is to control windows in the perspective of maximizing, minimizing, moving and closing them. To minimize the currently working window press Alt and Space bar. The Control Menu for the window will appear. Now press N to minimize the window.

To maximize or get a window to its restored state when it is minimized to the Windows Taskbar Press hold down Alt and then press and release the Tab key until the desired window is selected. When the window of selection is selected also release the Alt key which will make sure that the window will either be maximized or restored depending on its previous state.

To maximize a window from its restored state press Alt and Space bar. Once the Control Menu appears press X to maximize the window. To restore a maximized window press Alt and Space bar. When the Control Menu appear press R to get the window from it’s maximized to restored state.

General Use Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Be noted that The WINDOWS key is the Windows Logo key on the keyboard.

ALT+TAB
Displays list of open programs & switch to the next program.
Press Tab to Continue the operation

ALT+SHIFT+TAB
Displays  list of open programs & switch to previous program.
Press TAB another time to select the pervious program.

WINDOWS key or  CTRL+ESC
Displays the Windows Start Menu.

WINDOWS+E
Open My Computer.

Alt+F4
Display Shutdown or Restart option

WINDOWS+D
Toggle between display Desktop and Show Open Windows.

WINDOWS+M
Minimize All Windows.

F2
Rename selected file , folder or shortcut

CTRL+N
Create a New document for the current application.

CTRL+O
Display the Open dialog box of the current application.

CTRL+S
Save the current document of the active application.

CTRL+P
Print the current document of the active application.

CTRL+A
Select All content of the current document.

CTRL+X
Cut the selected text or object.

CTRL+C
Copy the selected text or object.

CTRL+V
Paste contents of clipboard into active document.

CTRL+Z
Undo the last operation.

CTRL+Y
Redo the last Undo operation.

CTRL+B
Make selected text bold or remove bold formatting.

CTRL+U
Underline the selected text or remove underline.

CTRL+I
Make selected text italic or remove italic formatting.

CTRL+F
Displays the Find dialog box.

CTRL+H
Displays the Replace dialog box. Read other blogs

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