Introduction to Short Cut Keys

20 May

One thing I try to use all of the time are short cut keys on my computer. They are quick ways to accomplish specific routine tasks like copying, pasting, and selecting all. When learned and applied these combinations of keys will help speed up your daily life and proficiency with your computer. Here is a quick reference to some shortcut keys that will work with most programs on your personal computer.

Short Cut Keys

Description

Hold Down Ctrl

Click on and select multiple files in any order

Hold Down Shift

Click on first and last file to select a series of files

Ctrl + A

Select all

Ctrl + C

Copy

Ctrl + V

Paste

Ctrl + X

Cut

Ctrl + Y

Redo

Alt + F

File menu in current program

F1

Universal help in almost every Windows programs

Home

Goes to beginning of current line

Ctrl + Home

Goes to beginning of Document

Shift + Home

Highlights from current position to the beginning of the line

End

Goes to end of current line

Ctrl + End

Goes to end of document

Shift + End

Highlights from current position to the end of the line

Ctrl + Left Arrow

Moves one word to the left at a time

Ctrl + Right Arrow

Moves one word to the right at a time

 

Written By: Chris Jackson – ms Maasdam Techspert

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3 Responses to “Introduction to Short Cut Keys”

  1. FAYE May 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    CHRIS: I REALLY ENJOYED THE CLASSES I TOOK. WISHED I\’D HAD TIME FOR MORE,BUT WAS ENJOYING SO MUCH. I WENT TO THE WEBB SITE TO GET THE HANDOUT BUT COULDN\’T TELL WHERE TO CLICK TO GET THEM. PLEASE HELP. FAYE THE BINGO PLAYER.

  2. Paul May 23, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    Chris: My new favorite shortcut is hold down the Windows key and tap the letter E. This brings up Windows Explorer.Paul Kinnecom (rrgeek)

  3. Jeanne May 30, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    Hi Chris. loved the classes. Had a blast learning all the things you taught. I wanted to get the handouts into my skydrive but can\’t remember how to do it. Can you send me a short blast on how to transfer (download) into my skydrive from yours? Thanks Jeanne

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