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Windows 10 – Common keyboard shortcuts

Below are the most frequently used keyboard shortcuts for Windows.

Top ten shortcuts

  1. ‘F1’ – Displays the help file for the current program.
  2. ‘Alt’ + ‘letter’ – activates the menu represented by the letter, where the letter is underlined in the menu title.

For example, ‘File’ would be ‘Alt’ + ‘F’. See fig 1.

 

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Fig 1

  1. ‘Ctrl’ + ‘Z’ – Undo the last action.
  2. ‘Alt’ + ‘Tab’ – Quickly switch between current running programs.
  3. ‘Windows Key’+ ‘D’ – Shows your desktop.
  4. ‘Windows Key’ + ‘E’ – Starts Windows Explorer.
  5. ‘Windows Key’ + ‘U’ – Displays the Windows utility manager dialog box for controlling accessibility options.
  6. ‘Ctrl’ + ‘C’ – Copies selected text\graphics to the clipboard.
  7. ‘Ctrl’ + ‘V’ – Pastes text\graphics from the clipboard.
  8. ‘Ctrl’ + ‘X’ – Cuts selected text\graphics to the clipboard.

Windows 10 – Useful keyboard shortcuts

‘Windows’ logo key + ‘start typing’ – Search your PC

‘Windows’ logo key + ‘D’ – Go straight to desktop

‘Windows’ logo key + ‘L’ – Log off Windows

‘Windows’ logo key + ‘U’ – Open the Ease of Access Centre

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