The shortcuts below are a listing of basic shortcut keys that will work with nearly all desktop computer systems and software programs. If you take the time to learn the shortcut keys for the application you are using, you will greatly increase your proficiency while making your tasks much easier.
Windows Operating Systems Shortcut keys Description
Ctrl + (the '+' key on the keypad)Automaticall y adjust thewidth's of all the columns in Windows explorer
Ctrl + Backspace Delete word to the left of cursor
Alt + E Edit options in current program
Alt + Enter Opens properties window of Selected icon or program
Alt + Esc Switch Between open applications on taskbar
Alt + F File menu options in current program
Alt + F4 Closes Current open program
Alt + Print Screen Copies active window to the clipboard
Alt + Shift + Tab Switch backwards between open applications
Alt + Tab Switch between open applications
Ctrl + A Select all text
Ctrl + C Copy highlighted text, data, or image
Ctrl + Del Delete word to the right of cursor
Ctrl + End Goes to end of document
Ctrl + Esc Bring Up start button
Ctrl + F4 Closes Window in Program
Ctrl + Home Goes to beginning of document
Ctrl + Insert Copy selected item
Ctrl + Left arrow Moves one word to the left at a time
Ctrl + Right arrow Moves one word to the right at a time
Ctrl + V PasteCtrl + X Cut selected item
Ctrl + Z Undoes a previous actionEnd Goes to end of current line
F1 Accesses online help from most programs
F2 Renames selected Icon
F3 Starts find from desktop
F4 Opens the drive selection when browsing
F5 Refresh Contents
Holding Shift Boot safe mode or by pass system files
Holding Shift When putting in an audio CD will prevent CD Player from playing
Home Goes to beginning of current line
Shift + Del Cut selected item
Shift + Del Delete programs/files without throwing into the recyclebin
Shift + End Highlights from current position to end of line
Shift + F10 Simulates right click on selected item
Shift + Home Highlights from current position to beginning of line