50 Amazing Common Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys 50 list

Computer keyboard shortcut keys are very useful and are faster ways to navigate and execute commands on the computer. There are many Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys available to use and also you can create your own shortcut keys. So below are 50 common Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys with their functions and steps to create shortcut keys on your computer.

Common Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Shortcut KeysDescription
Alt+FOpens file menu options for the current program.
Alt+EOpen Edit options in the current program.
Alt+TabSwitch between open programs
F1View help information
F2Rename the selected file
F5Refresh the current program window
Ctrl+DBookmarks the current page in many Internet browsers
Ctrl+NOpen a new tab in most Internet browsers or to create a new document in some software, or
Ctrl+OOpen a file in the current software
Ctrl+ASelect all text.
Ctrl+BChange selected text to be bold.
Ctrl+IChange selected text to be in italics.
Ctrl+UChange selected text to be underlined.
Ctrl+FOpen find window for current window or document
Ctrl+SSave the current document file
Ctrl+XCut selected items.
Shift+DelCut selected item.
Ctrl+CCopy selected item.
Ctrl+InsCopy selected item
Ctrl+YRedo the last action.
Ctrl+ZUndo the last action.
Ctrl+KInsert hyperlink for the selected text.
Ctrl+PPrint the current page or document.
Hometo shift the cursor to the beginning of the current line.
Ctrl+Hometo shift the cursor beginning of the document.
Endto shift the cursor to the end of the current line.
Ctrl+Endto shift the cursor to the end of the document.
Shift+HomeHighlights from the current position to the starting of the line.
Shift+EndHighlights from the current position to ending of the line.
Ctrl+Left arrowMoves one word to the left side at a time
Ctrl+Right arrowMoves one word to the right side at a time
Ctrl+EscOpen the Start menu.
Ctrl+Shift+EscOpen Windows Task Manager.
Alt+F4Close the currently active program.
Alt+EnterTo open the properties for the selected item (folder, file, shortcuts, etc.).

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Additional Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys

CTRL+SHIFT+ESCOpens the Windows Task Manager
CTRL+ALT+DELETEshow the menu of Lock, Switch User, Task Manager
CTRL+ plus (+)zoom in (expands)
CTRL+ minus (-)zoom out (collapses)
ALT+ENTEROpen the properties for the selected object
Windows KEY+BREAKSystem Properties dialog box
CTRL+LTo select the current path of the file on a browser
CTRL+SHIFT+ESCOpen Windows Task Manager
CTRL+ALT+DELETEShow the menu of Lock, Switch User, Task Manager
F10 / ALT THEN underlined Letter In MenuOpens a particular menu
Windows KEY+M Minimize all
Windows Key+ SHIFT+ M Undo minimize all
Windows Key+ P Projection Screen (PROJECT)
Windows Key+ Arrow key To manage a number of the window in a screen
Alt + Space Bar Opens the menu which moves, maximize, minimize, close the current windows.
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK Toggles MouseKeys OFF and ON in Numeric Keypad
Windows KEY+R then type cmd command prompt
Windows KEY+R then type “OSK“ On-screen Keyboard
Windows KEY+R then type mstsc Remote Desktop Connection
Windows KEY+AOpens Action Center on Windows10
Windows KEY+WOpens Window Ink Work-space on Windows10
Windows KEY+IOpens Windows Setting on Windows10

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How to create shortcut in Windows?


  1. Open the folder that contains the program or file you want as a shortcut.
  2. Right-click on the program or file then click Create Shortcut.
  3. After that, this creates a shortcut named “<your program/file> – Shortcut” or “Shortcut to <your program/file>” in the current folder.
  4. After all the steps above are done, you can copy or cut this shortcut and paste it anywhere.

Once the shortcut is made, to assign a shortcut key to that Windows shortcut, follow the steps below.

  1. Right-click the shortcut then select Properties.
  2. Click on the Shortcut tab.
  3. Click in the Shortcut key box and press a letter key. For example, if you press the “G” key, the shortcut key to run this shortcut will be Ctrl+Alt+G, meaning that pressing the Ctrl, Alt, and “G” keys at the same time run the shortcut.
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