Here is a list of Windows Keyboard Shortcuts you need to know

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Windows Keyboard Shortcuts are combinations that help you execute various tasks and open programs on a computer. The most popular shortcuts include Ctrl + V (To paste) and Ctrl + C (To copy files or text).

With a wide catalog of Windows shortcuts rising per build release, you need to know some of the very basic, and most used combinations to execute tasks much faster than you’d do with a mouse.

Likely, Keyboard shortcuts are not limited to Windows only, But can also be used on several other operating systems like macOS (For Apple PCs), Linux and Unix powered computers. Nonetheless, below is a full list of shortcuts you may need to know.

List of Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Most used Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + A – Select all
  •  Ctrl + B – bold
  •  Ctrl + C – copy
  •  Ctrl + D – fill
  •  Ctrl + F – toping
  •  Ctrl + G – Go
  •  Ctrl + H – switch
  •  Ctrl + I – italics
  •  Ctrl + K – Enter the hyperlink
  •  Ctrl + N – New workbook
  •  Ctrl + O – open
  •  Ctrl + P – Print
  •  Ctrl + R – fill
  •  Ctrl + S – Save
  •  Ctrl + U – Underline
  •  Ctrl + V – Paste
  •  Ctrl V – Close
  •  Ctrl + X – truncate
  •  Ctrl + Y – repeat
  •  Ctrl + Z – return

Formula Key Shortcuts

  •  F1 – help
  •  F2 – Edit
  •  F3 – Paste name
  •  F4 – Repeat the last step
  •  F4 – Switches between absolute / relative refs when entering the formula
  •  F5 – Git
  •  F6 – Next panel
  •  F7 – Spelling checker
  •  F8 – Advanced mode
  •  F9 – Recalculate all workbooks
  •  F10 – Activate the menu bar
  •  F11 – New graphics
  •  F12 – Storage

Control, Shift + Symbols Shortcuts

  •  Ctrl +: – Enter the current time
  •  Ctrl +;  – Add the current date
  •  Ctrl + “- Distribution value from above
  •  Ctrl + ‘- Copy formulas from Cell Above
  •  Shift – Press and hold the shift key in the Excel menu for additional features
  •  Shift + F1 – what is it?
  •  Shift + F2 – edit cell comment
  •  Shift + F3 – Convert a function to a formula
  •  Shift + F4 – Find the next one
  •  Shift + F5 – find
  •  Shift + F6 – Previous section
  •  Shift + F8 – add to selection
  •  Shift + F9 – Calculate the active activity page
  •  Shift + F10 – display shortcut menu
  •  Shift + F11 – New worksheet
  •  Ctrl + F3 – specify the name
  •  Ctrl + F4 – Close
  •  Ctrl + F5 – XL, reset window size
  •  Ctrl + F6 – Next workbook window
  •  Shift + Ctrl + F6 – Previous workbook window
  •  Ctrl + F7 – Move window
  •  Ctrl + F8 – Zoom window
  •  Ctrl + F9 – Decrease the workbook
  •  Ctrl + F10 – Maximize or restore window
  •  Ctrl + F11 – internal window 4.0 Macro page
  •  Ctrl + F1 – open the file

Alt, Ctrl, Shift + Symbols

  •  Alt + F1 – Add a graphic
  •  Alt + F2 – Save
  •  Alt + F4 – Exit
  •  Alt + down arrow – Display automatic completion list
  •  Alt + ‘- Formatting 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 + ^ – Ustel format
  •  Ctrl + Shift + & – place a border around the selected cells
  •  Ctrl + Shift + _ – Remove the outline border
  •  Ctrl + Shift + * – Select the current area
  •  Ctrl ++ – Add
  •  Ctrl + – – Delete
  •  Ctrl + 1 – Cell Formatting dialog box
  •  Ctrl + 2 – bold
  •  Ctrl + 3 – italics
  •  Ctrl + 4 – Bottom line
  •  Ctrl + 5 – Strikethrough
  •  Ctrl + 6 – Show / hide objects
  •  Ctrl + 7 – show / hide the standard toolbar
  •  Ctrl + 8 – Swap simple symbols
  •  Ctrl + 9 – hide lines
  •  Ctrl + 0 – hide columns
  •  Ctrl + Shift + (- show lines
  •  Ctrl + Shift +) – display columns
  •  Bottom or F10 – Open the menu
  •  Ctrl + Tab – in the toolbar: the next toolbar
  •  Shift + Ctrl + Tab – in the toolbar: the previous toolbar
  •  Ctrl + Tab – In the workbook: Activate the next workbook
  •  Shift + Ctrl + Tab – In the workbook: launch the previous workbook
  •  Shortcut – Next tool
  •  Shift + Tab – front tool
  •  Execute the Enter command
  •  Shift + Ctrl + F – The bottom of the font
  •  Shift + Ctrl + F + F – Format The letters window in the Mobile dialog box
  •  Shift + Ctrl + P – point size drop – down list
  •  Ctrl + E – centering center
  •  Ctrl + J – right
  •  Ctrl + L – align
  •  Ctrl + R – align to the right
  • Alt + Tab – switch applications

Windows Button Shortcuts

  •  Windows + R – Project screen
  •  Windows + E – Open the file opener
  •  Windows + D – Go to the desktop
  •  Windows + M – Minimize all windows
  •  Windows + S – search
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