Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can save you time and make you more efficient with your computer. Here are some common keyboard shortcuts.

Most Windows applications
TypeTo Get
Ctrl + SSave
Ctrl + ZUndo
Ctrl + XCut
Ctrl + CCopy
Ctrl + VPaste
Ctrl + PPrint
TabMove to next input field
Windows Desktop

The Windows key () is usually found on the left side of the bottom row of the keyboard between 'Ctrl' and 'Alt.'

TypeTo Get
Windows key  + ELaunch Windows Explorer
F2Rename file or folder
Windows key
 + M
Minimize all Windows
Alt + F4Close current Window
Windows key
 + R
Open "Run" dialog
Alt + TabSwitch between Windows (very useful when computer seems hung)
Ctrl + Shift + EscInvoke "Task Manager"
Ctrl + Alt + DelChange password or invoke "Task Manager"
Windows key
 + L
Lock the computer (Only works in Windows XP when "fast user switching" is disabled)
Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, & Chrome
TypeTo Get
Ctrl + EnterPrepends "http://www." and appends ".com" to what you typed in the Address box
TypeTo Get
Ctrl + Alt + TOpens the terminal window
Ctrl + PPrint (just like in Windows)

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