Keyboard and computer shortcuts are designed to make routine computer functions quicker and easier. The only problem is that many of these have gone unnoticed by the average user. By using simple keyboard and computer shortcuts in the workplace, you can increase your productivity and cut back on the strain caused by repetitive motions.

Important Shortcut Keys for Computer
Key Command Result
CTRL+A Select All
CTRL+V Paste
CTRL+U Underline
CTRL+I Italic
F1 Help
F2 Rename selected object
F3 Find all files
F4 Opens file list drop-down in dialogs
F5 Refresh current window
F6 Shifts focus in Windows Explorer
F10 Activates menu Bar options
ALT+TAB Cycles between open applications
ALT+F4 Quit program, close current window
ALT+F6 Switch between current program windows
ALT+ENTER Opens properties dialog
ALT+SPACE System menu for current window
ALT+C Opens drop-down lists in dialog boxes
BACKSPACE Switch to parent folder
CTRL+ESC Opens Start menu
CTRL+ALT+DEL Opens task manager, reboots the computer
CTRL+TAB Move through property tabs
CTRL+SHIFT+DRAG Create Result (also right-click, drag)
CTRL+DRAG Copy file
ESC Cancel last function
SHIFT Press/hold SHIFT, insert CD-ROM to bypass auto-play
SHIFT+DRAG Move file
SHIFT+F10 Opens context menu (same as right-click)
SHIFT+DELETE Full wipe delete (bypasses Recycle Bin)
ALT+underlined letter Opens the corresponding menu