18 keyboard shortcuts for Windows

Stop wasting time moving your hands from the keyboard to the mouse! These keyboard shortcuts will work for most Windows programs:

  • Alt+underlined letter: Open menu, select option, or press button
  • F2: Rename file or folder (after clicking to select it)
  • Windows Key+E: Open My Computer
  • Windows Key+D: Minimize all open windows, show the desktop
  • Home/Ctrl+Home: Jump to beginning or top
  • End/Ctrl+End: Jump to end or bottom
  • Tab: Move to the next field or option
  • Shift+Tab: Move to the previous field or option

Control key shortcuts

  • Ctrl+A: Select all the items in the current window
  • Ctrl+F: Find
  • Ctrl+C: Copy
  • Ctrl+X: Cut
  • Ctrl+V: Paste
  • Ctrl+Z: Undo
  • Ctrl+Y: Redo
  • Ctrl+B: Bold
  • Ctrl+U: Underline
  • Ctrl+I: Italic

Find more keyboard shortcuts on these Microsoft pages:

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