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almost all IBM compatible computers and software programs. It is highly recommended
that all users keep a good reference of the below short cut keys and/or try to memorize
the below keys. Doing so will dramatically increase your productivity.



















MICROSOFT WINDOWS SHORTCUT KEYS
Shortcut Keys Operating System Description
Alt + Tab 3.X / 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Switch between open applications.
Alt + Shift + Tab 3.X / 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Switch backwards between open applications.
Alt + Print Screen 3.X / 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Create a screen shot only for the program you are currently in.
Ctrl + Esc 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Bring Up start button.
Alt + Esc 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Switch Between open applications on taskbar.
F2 3.X / 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Renames selected Icon
F3 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Starts find from desktop
F4 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Opens the drive selection when browsing.
F5 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Refresh Contents
Alt + F4 3.X / 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Closes Current open program.
Ctrl + F4 3.X / 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Closes Window in Program
Ctrl + (the '+' key on the keypad) 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Automatically adjust the width's of all the columns in Windows explorer
Alt + Enter 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Opens properties window of Selected icon or program.
Shift + F10 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Simulates right click on selected item.
Shift + Del 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Delete programs/files without throwing into the recycle bin.
Holding Shift 3.X / 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP Boot safe mode or by pass system files.
Holding Shift 95 / 98 / NT / 2000 / XP When putting in an audio CD will prevent CD Player from playing.
WINDOWS KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
Below is a listing of Windows keys that can be used on computers running a Microsoft Windows
operating system and using a keyboard with a Windows key. In the below list of shortcuts the windows
key is represented by "WINKEY".If you are looking for Windows shortcut keys see the above Microsoft
Windows shortcut key section.
Shortcut Keys Description
WINKEY + D Minimizes all windows and returns the user to the desktop.
WINKEY + M Minimizes all windows.
WINKEY + SHIFT + M Undo the minimize.
WINKEY + E Open Microsoft Explorer.
WINKEY + Tab Cycle through open programs through the taskbar.
WINKEY + F Display the Windows Search / Find feature.
WINKEY + CTRL + F Display the search for computers window.
WINKEY + F1 Display the Microsoft Windows help.
WINKEY + R Open the run window.
WINKEY + Pause / Break key Open the system properties window.
WINKEY + U Open Utility Manager.
WINKEY + L Lock the computer (Windows XP and above only
EXCEL SHORTCUT KEYS
Shortcut Keys Description
F7 Spell check selected text and or document.
F11 Create chart.
Ctrl + Shift + ; Enter the current time
Ctrl + ; Enter the current date
Alt + Shift + F1 Insert New Worksheet
Shift + F3 Open the Excel formula window.
Shift + F5 Bring up search box.
Ctrl + A Select all contents of the worksheet.
Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection.
Ctrl + I Italic highlighted selection.
Ctrl + K Insert link.
Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection.
Ctrl + 5 Strikethrough highlighted selection.
Ctrl + P Bring up the print dialog box to begin printing.
Ctrl + Z Undo last action.
Ctrl + F9 Minimize current window.
Ctrl + F10 Maximize currently selected window.
Ctrl + F6 Switch between open workbooks / windows.
Ctrl + Page up Move between Excel work sheets in the same Excel document.
Ctrl + Page down Move between Excel work sheets in the same Excel document.
Ctrl + Tab Move between Two or more open Excel files.
Ctrl + Shift + ! Format number in comma format.
Ctrl + Shift + $ Format number in currency format.
Ctrl + Shift + # Format number in date format.
Ctrl + Shift + % Format number in percentage format.
Ctrl + Shift + ^ Format number in scientific format.
Ctrl + Shift + @ Format number in time format.
Ctrl + Arrow key Move to next section of text.
Ctrl + Space Select entire column.
Shift + Space Select entire row.
WORD SHORTCUT KEYS
Shortcut Keys Description
Ctrl + A Select all contents of the page.
Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection.
Ctrl + C Copy selected text.
Ctrl + X Cut selected text.
Ctrl + P Open the print window.
Ctrl + F Open find box.
Ctrl + I Italic highlighted selection.
Ctrl + K Insert link.
Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection.
Ctrl + V Paste.
Ctrl + Y Repeat the last action performed.
Ctrl + Z Undo last action.
Ctrl + L Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl + E Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
Ctrl + R Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl + M Indent the paragraph.
Ctrl + Shift + F Change the font.
Ctrl + Shift + > Increase selected font +1.
Ctrl + ] Increase selected font +1.
Ctrl + Shift + < Decrease selected font -1.
Ctrl + [ Decrease selected font -1.
Ctrl + Shift + * View or hide non printing characters.
Ctrl + Moves one word to the left.
Ctrl + Moves one word to the right.
Ctrl + Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
Ctrl + Moves to the end of the paragraph.
Ctrl + Del Deletes word to right of cursor.
Ctrl + Backspace Deletes word to left of cursor.
Ctrl + End Moves the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl + Home Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + Spacebar Reset highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl + 1 Single-space lines.
Ctrl + 2 Double-space lines.
Ctrl + 5 1.5-line spacing.
Ctrl + Alt + 1 Changes text to heading 1.
Ctrl + Alt + 2 Changes text to heading 2.
Ctrl + Alt + 3 Changes text to heading 3.






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