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Computer Shortcut keys for all competitive exams


Alt + F: File menu options in current program
Alt + E: Edit options in current program
F1: Universal help (for all programs)
Ctrl + A: Select all text
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
Home: Go to beginning of current line
Ctrl + Home: Go to beginning of document
End: Go to end of current line
Ctrl + End: Go to end of document
Shift + Home: Highlight from current position to beginning of line
Shift + End: Highlight from current position to end of line
Ctrl + f: Move one word to the left at a time
Ctrl + g: Move one word to the right at a time


Alt + Tab: Switch between open applications
Alt + Shift + Tab: Switch backwards between open applications
Alt + Print Screen: Create screen shot for current program
Ctrl + Alt + Del: Reboot/Windows task manager
Ctrl + Esc: Bring up start menu
Alt + Esc: Switch between applications on taskbar
F2: Rename selected icon
F3: Start find from desktop
F4: Open the drive selection when browsing
F5: Refresh contents
Alt + F4: Close current open program
Ctrl + F4: Close window in program
Ctrl + Plus Key: Automatically adjust widths of all columns in Windows Explorer
Alt + Enter: Open properties window of selected icon or program
Shift + F10: Simulate right-click on selected item
Shift + Del: Delete programs/files permanently


WINKEY + D: Bring desktop to the top of other windows
WINKEY + M: Minimize all windows
WINKEY + SHIFT + M: Undo the minimize done by WINKEY + M and WINKEY + D
WINKEY + E: Open Microsoft Explorer
WINKEY + Tab: Cycle through open programs on taskbar
WINKEY + F: Display the Windows Search/Find feature
WINKEY + CTRL + F: Display the search for computers window
WINKEY + F1: Display the Microsoft Windows help
WINKEY + R: Open the run window
WINKEY + Pause /Break: Open the system properties window
WINKEY + U: Open utility manager
WINKEY + L: Lock the computer


Ctrl + A: Select all contents of the page
Ctrl + B: Bold highlighted selection
Ctrl + C: Copy selected text
Ctrl + X: Cut selected text
Ctrl + N: Open new/blank document
Ctrl + O: Open options
Ctrl + P: Open the print window
Ctrl + F: Open find box
Ctrl + I: Italicize highlighted selection
Ctrl + K: Insert link
Ctrl + U: Underline highlighted selection
Ctrl + V: Paste
Ctrl + Y: Redo the last action performed
Ctrl + Z: Undo last action
Ctrl + G: Find and replace options
Ctrl + H: Find and replace options
Ctrl + J: Justify paragraph alignment
Ctrl + L: Align selected text or line to the left
Ctrl + Q: Align selected paragraph to the left
Ctrl + E: Align selected text or line to the center
Ctrl + R: Align selected text or line to the right
Ctrl + M: Indent the paragraph
Ctrl + T: Hanging indent
Ctrl + D: Font options
Ctrl + Shift + F: Change the font
Ctrl + Shift + >: Increase selected font +1
Ctrl + ]: Increase selected font +1
Ctrl + Shift + <: Decrease selected font -1
Ctrl + [: Decrease selected font -1
Ctrl + Shift + *: View or hide non printing characters
Ctrl + f: Move one word to the left
Ctrl + g: Move one word to the right
Ctrl + h: Move to beginning of the line or paragraph
Ctrl + i: Move to the end of the paragraph
Ctrl + Del: Delete word to right of cursor
Ctrl + Backspace: Delete word to left of cursor
Ctrl + End: Move cursor to end of document
Ctrl + Home: Move cursor to beginning of document
Ctrl + Space: Reset highlighted text to default font
Ctrl + 1: Single-space lines
Ctrl + 2: Double-space lines
Ctrl + 5: 1.5-line spacing
Ctrl + Alt + 1: Change text to heading 1
Ctrl + Alt + 2: Change text to heading 2
Ctrl + Alt + 3: Change text to heading 3
F1: Open help
Shift + F3: Change case of selected text
Shift + Insert: Paste
F4: Repeat last action performed
F7: Spell check selected text and/or document
Shift + F7: Activate the thesaurus
F12: Save as
Ctrl + S: Save
Shift + F12: Save
Alt + Shift + D: Insert the current date
Alt + Shift + T: Insert the current time
Ctrl + W: Close document

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