Windows Computer Basic Shortcut Keys to Learn

We’ve already discussed Microsoft Word and Excel Shortcut Keys; In this very article we are listing out Windows Computer Basic Shortcut Keys you need to learn;

If you don’t know, Windows Operating system is one of the most widely used Operating systems; According to the research data shows that there are over 1 billion Windows-powered PCs in use in the world, Microsoft officially claims there are over 400 million active users of Windows 10 itself;

So if you are using Windows operating system or a user then these listed Shortcut keys will definitely help you to gain productivity; The motto of sharing these shortcut keys is to help you save time while working on a computer;

Computer Basic Shortcut Keys to Learn

  • Alt + F                                     File menu options in current program
  • Alt + E                                     edit options in current program
  • F1                                            Universal help (for all programs)
  • Ctrl + A                                    Select all text
  • Ctrl + X                                    Cut selected item
  • Shift + Del                               Cut selected item
  • Ctrl + C                                    Copy selected item
  • Ctrl + Insert                              Copy selected item
  • Ctrl + V                                    Paste
  • Shift + Insert                            Paste
  • Home                                       Go to the beginning of the current line
  • Ctrl + Home                             Go to the beginning of the document
  • End                                          Go to the end of the current line
  • Ctrl + End                                Go to the end of the document
  • Shift + Home                            Highlight from current position to the beginning of the line
  • Shift + End                               Highlight from current position to the end of the line
  • Ctrl + f                                     Move one word to the left at a time
  • Ctrl + g                                    Move one word to the right at a time

In this second list, we’ve segmented especially for Windows shortcut keys; You can these shortcut keys to get your task done immediately;

Windows Computer Basic Shortcut Keys to Learn

  • Alt + Tab                                           Switch between open applications
  • Alt +Shift + Tab                                 Switch backward between open applications
  • Alt + Print Screen                              Create screenshot for the current program
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del                                  Reboot/Windows® task manager
  • Ctrl + Esc                                           Bring up the start menu
  • Alt + Esc                                            Switch between applications on taskbar
  • F2                                                      Rename selected icon
  • F3                                                      Start find from desktop
  • F4                                                      Open the drive selection when browsing
  • F5                                                      Refresh contents
  • Alt + F4                                             Close current open program
  • Ctrl + F4                                             Close window in program
  • Alt + Enter                                         Open properties window of selected icon or program
  • Shift + F10                                         Simulate right-click on selected item
  • Shift + Del                                         Delete programs/files permanently
  • WIN + D                                    Bring desktop to the top of other windows
  • WIN + M                                    Minimize windows
  • WIN +SHIFT + M                      Undo the minimize WINKEY + M and WINKEY + D
  • WIN + E                                    Open Microsoft Explorer
  • WIN + Tab                                 Cycle through open programs on taskbar
  • WIN + F                                    Display the Windows® Search/Find feature
  • WIN +CTRL + F                        Display the search for computers window
  • WIN + F1                                   Display the Microsoft® Windows® help
  • WIN + R                                    Open the run window
  • WIN +Pause /Break                   open the system properties window
  • WIN + U                                    Open utility manager
  • WIN + L                                    Lock the computer (XP & later)


That is all list of Windows Computer Basic Shortcut Keys to Learn; I hope these shortcut keys will help you in time saving and productivity; If you think we forgot any of the shortcut keys then please comment down below and we will update as soon as possible;

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J. Satya

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