Dead basic computing question? Give me some short cut tips please(7 Posts)
I have only just learned (unbeliveably I know) that Ctrl + C enlarges the page.
What other short cuts are there?
Also I have never learned all the 'F' keys do F1 - F12.
I've pressed but nothing much happens.
How funny I use these keys all the time but unless I am actually using them I dont have a clue.
Here you go - the list from help!
Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)
Copy the selected item
Cut the selected item
Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)
Paste the selected item
Undo an action
Redo an action
Delete (or Ctrl+D)
Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Rename the selected item
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key
Select a block of text
Shift with any arrow key
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
Ctrl with any arrow key+Spacebar
Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Select all items in a document or window
Search for a file or folder
Display properties for the selected item
Close the active item, or exit the active program
Open the shortcut menu for the active window
Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
Switch between open items
Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel
Change the size of icons on the desktop
Windows logo key +Tab
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Ctrl+Windows logo key +Tab
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Open the Start menu
Display the corresponding menu
Perform the menu command (or other underlined command)
Activate the menu bar in the active program
Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
F5 (or Ctrl+R)
Refresh the active window
View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
Cancel the current task
Open Task Manager
Shift when you insert a CD
Prevent the CD from automatically playing
Switch the input language when multiple input languages are enabled
Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled
Right or Left Ctrl+Shift
Change the reading direction of text in right-to-left reading languages
The other thing is I am always making my screen view larger or smaller by mistake on the internet - CTRL+0 returns it to an acceptable size.
Thank you very much!!
I don't know why I don't know these things since I spend most days on a computer both at work and at home.
It also very much depends what applications you are using. For example, as above ctrl+D is for delete, but in Excel, it copies the contents of the cell immediately above.
Some "shortcuts" I like that are slightly less well known are:
alt + D, in a web browser, goes to address bar and selects all text so you can type a new website.
"home" key: go to either the start of a line of text, or the top of a website.
"end" key: go to either the end of a line of text, or the bottom of a website
"windows key" + D, minimise all windows open (press again to bring them all back, as long as you didn't already open new ones.)
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