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List of Windows Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Computer keyboard shortcut keys

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows

Surf Faster! Check out these easy and quick shortcut windows keys to help maneuver quickly on your PC/Laptop.

Basic Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys

  • #1) Windows + D : It minimizes all open windows immediately. Pressing the Windows key with the letter D or M acts the same way.
  • #2) Windows + E : Opens "My Computer" where you can browse our system and access any file, folder, or application on your PC or Laptop.
  • #3) Windows + L : Changes the current logged in user to the screen where you can login to another user. If there is only one user on your PC, it will automatically lock the workstation with the option of logging into the user again.
  • #4) Windows + R : It will take you directly to the "Run Dialogue" box where you can run an application. No hassle to open this window by going to programs, or windows icon.
  • #5) Windows + ⬆️/⬇️ : You can use Windows key + down arrow key to minimize the current window you are on, and do just the opposite with the shortcut in order to maximize the window you are on, this is just like Zoom in and Zoom out.

Basic Windows Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys:

Here are the list of most useful Basic PC shortcut keys;
  1. Ctrl + A - Select All
  2. Ctrl + B - Bold
  3. Ctrl + C - Copy
  4. Ctrl + D - Fill
  5. Ctrl + F - Find
  6. Ctrl + G - Bold
  7. Ctrl + H - Replace
  8. Ctrl + I - Italic
  9. Ctrl + K - Insert a hyperlink
  10. Ctrl + N - New workbook
  11. Ctrl + O - Open
  12. Ctrl + P - Print
  13. Ctrl + R - Nothing right
  14. Ctrl + S - Save
  15. Ctrl + U - Underlined
  16. Ctrl + V - Paste
  17. Ctrl W - Close
  18. Ctrl + X - Cut
  19. Ctrl + Y - Repeat
  20. Ctrl + Z - Cancel
  21. F1 - Help
  22. F2 - Edition
  23. F3 - Paste the name
  24. F4 - Repeat the last action
  25. F4 - When entering a formula, switch between absolute / relative references
  26. F5 - Go to
  27. F6 - Next Pane
  28. F7 - Spell Check
  29. F8 - Extension of the mode
  30. F9 - Recalculate all workbooks
  31. F10 - Activate Menu bar
  32. F11 - New graph
  33. F12 - Save As
  34. Ctrl +: - Insert the current time
  35. Ctrl +; - Insert the current date
  36. Ctrl + "- Copy the value of the cell above
  37. Ctrl + '- Copy the formula from the cell above
  38. Shift - Offset Adjustment for Additional Functions in the Excel Menu
  39. Shift + F1 - What is it?
  40. Shift + F2 - Edit cell comment
  41. Shift + F3 - Paste the function into the formula
  42. Shift + F4 - Search Next
  43. Shift + F5 - Find
  44. Shift + F6 - Previous Panel
  45. Shift + F8 - Add to the selection
  46. Shift + F9 - Calculate the active worksheet
  47. Shift + F10 - Popup menu display
  48. Shift + F11 - New spreadsheet
  49. Shift + F12 - Save
  50. Ctrl + F3 - Set name
  51. Ctrl + F4 - Close
  52. Ctrl + F5 - XL, size of the restore window
  53. Ctrl + F6 - Next Workbook Window
  54. Shift + Ctrl + F6 - Previous Workbook Window
  55. Ctrl + F7 - Move window
  56. Ctrl + F8 - Resize Window
  57. Ctrl + F9 - Minimize the workbook
  58. Ctrl + F10 - Maximize or Restore Window
  59. Ctrl + F11 - Inset 4.0 Macro sheet
  60. Ctrl + F1 - Open File
  61. Alt + F1 - Insert a graph
  62. Alt + F2 - Save As
  63. Alt + F4 - Output
  64. Alt + F8 - Macro dialog
  65. Alt + F11 - Visual Basic Editor
  66. Ctrl + Shift + F3 - Create a name using the names of row and column labels
  67. Ctrl + Shift + F6 - Previous Window
  68. Ctrl + Shift + F12 - Printing
  69. Alt + Shift + F1 - New spreadsheet
  70. Alt + Shift + F2 - Save
  71. Alt + = - AutoSum
  72. Ctrl + `- Toggle value / display of the formula
  73. Ctrl + Shift + A - Insert the argument names in the formula
  74. Alt + down arrow - automatic view list
  75. Alt + '- Format Style Dialog
  76. Windows +D : Show Desktop

Keyboard Shortcut Keys for Virtual Desktop:

Just like most Windows 10 features, you can control several aspects of your virtual desktops without a mouse. At this writing, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts to manage your virtual desktops.
  • Windows + Tab : Open Task View
  • Windows + Ctrl + D : Create a new virtual desktop.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow : Switch between virtual desktops.
  • Windows + Ctrl + F4 : Close the current virtual desktop.
  • Esc : Close Task View.

Windows Magnifier Keyboard Shortcut Keys:

Here are some of the useful shortcut keys using helps while Windows Magnifier;
  • Windows + Plus Sign (+) : Zoom in.
  • Windows + Minus Sign (+) : Zoom Out.
  • Windows + Plus Sign (+) : Turn ON Magnifier.
  • Windows + Esc : Turn OFF Magnifier.
  • Ctrl + Alt + L : Switch the Lens view.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Keys : Zoom in and Out using the mouse scroll wheel.
  • Ctrl + Alt + D : Switch to the Docked View.
  • Ctrl + Alt + F: Switch to the Full Screen View.
Compare to reaching for mouse, a single keyboard shortcut saves a moment off your task. This might not seem like much, but add up all those saved moments over a week or a month, and imagine how much time you have saved. That's why it's important to know as many keyboard shortcuts as possible.