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Computer keyboard shortcuts – from Beginner to Expert

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to increase your productivity and save time while working on a computer. They allow you to quickly access commonly used commands without having to take your hands off the keyboard.

By learning the most common keyboard shortcuts, you can quickly move around applications, open files, copy and paste text, or perform other tasks with just a few keystrokes. In this article, we will discuss some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts that will help you become more efficient while working on your computer.

Here are some Useful Computer Shortcuts for you.

Ctrl+A – Select All

Ctrl+B – Bold

Ctrl+C – Copy 

Ctrl+D – Fill Down

Ctrl+F – Find

Ctrl+G – Goto

Ctrl+H – Replace

Ctrl+I – Italic

Ctrl+K – Insert Hyperlink

Ctrl+N – New Workbook

Ctrl+O – Open

Ctrl+P – Print

Ctrl+R – Fill Right

Ctrl+S – Save

Ctrl+U – Underline

Ctrl+V – Paste

Ctrl W – Close

Ctrl+X – Cut

Ctrl+Y – Repeat

Ctrl+Z – Undo

F1 – Help

F2 – Edit

F3 – Paste Name

F4 – Repeat last action

F4 – While typing a formula, switch between absolute/relative refs

F5 – Goto

F6 – Next Pane

F7 – Spell check

F8 – Extend mode

F9 – Recalculate all workbooks

F10 – Activate Menu bar

F11 – New Chart

F12 – Save As

Ctrl+: – Insert Current Time

Ctrl+; – Insert Current Date

Ctrl+” – Copy Value from Cell Above

Ctrl+’ – Copy Formula from Cell Above

Shift – Hold down shift for additional functions in Excel’s menu

Shift+F1 – What’s This?

Shift+F2 – Edit cell comment

Shift+F3 – Paste function into formula

Shift+F4 – Find Next

Shift+F5 – Find

Shift+F6 – Previous Pane

Shift+F8 – Add to selection

Shift+F9 – Calculate active worksheet

Shift+F10 – Display shortcut menu

Shift+F11 – New worksheet

Ctrl+F3 – Define name

Ctrl+F4 – Close

Ctrl+F5 – XL, Restore window size

Ctrl+F6 – Next workbook window

Shift+Ctrl+F6 – Previous workbook window

Ctrl+F7 – Move window

Ctrl+F8 – Resize window

Ctrl+F9 – Minimize workbook

Ctrl+F10 – Maximize or restore window

Ctrl+F11 – Inset 4.0 Macro sheet

Ctrl+F1 – File Open

Alt+F1 – Insert Chart

Alt+F2 – Save As

Alt+F4 – Exit

Alt+Down arrow – Display

AutoComplete list

Alt+’ – Format Style dialog box

Ctrl+Shift+~ – General format

Ctrl+Shift+! – Comma format

Ctrl+Shift+@ – Time format

Ctrl+Shift+# – Date format

Ctrl+Shift+$ – Currency format

Ctrl+Shift+% – Percent format

Ctrl+Shift+^ – Exponential format

Ctrl+Shift+& – Place outline border around selected cells

Ctrl+Shift+_ – Remove outline border

Ctrl+Shift+* – Select current region

Ctrl++ – Insert

Ctrl+- – Delete

Ctrl+1 – Format cells dialog box

Ctrl+2 – Bold

Ctrl+3 – Italic

Ctrl+4 – Underline

Ctrl+5 – Strikethrough

Ctrl+6 – Show/Hide objects

Ctrl+7 – Show/Hide Standard toolbar

Ctrl+8 – Toggle Outline symbols

Ctrl+9 – Hide rows

Ctrl+0 – Hide columns

Ctrl+Shift+( – Unhide rows

Ctrl+Shift+) – Unhide columns

Alt or F10 – Activate the menu

Ctrl+Tab – In toolbar: next toolbar

Shift+Ctrl+Tab – In toolbar: previous toolbar

Ctrl+Tab – In a workbook: activate next workbook 

Shift+Ctrl+Tab – In a workbook: activate previous workbook

Tab – Next tool

Shift+Tab – Previous tool

Enter – Do the command

Shift+Ctrl+F – Font Drop down List

Shift+Ctrl+F+F – Font tab of Format Cell Dialog box

Shift+Ctrl+P – Point size Drop down List

Ctrl + E – Align center

Ctrl + J – justify

Ctrl + L – align  

Ctrl + R – align right

Alt + Tab – switch applications

Windows + P – Project screen

Windows + E – open file explorer

Windows + D – go to desktop

Windows + M – minimize all windows

Windows + S – search

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