Common Shortcut Keys

Last updated 24-07-23 09:07

Copy, Cut, and Paste:

Copy: Ctrl + C (or Command + C on Mac)

Cut: Ctrl + X (or Command + X on Mac)

Paste: Ctrl + V (or Command + V on Mac)

Undo and Redo:

Undo: Ctrl + Z (or Command + Z on Mac)

Redo: Ctrl + Y (or Command + Y on Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + Z (or Command + Shift + Z on Mac)

Select All:

Select All: Ctrl + A (or Command + A on Mac)

Save and Print:

Save: Ctrl + S (or Command + S on Mac)

Print: Ctrl + P (or Command + P on Mac)

Open and Close:

Open: Ctrl + O (or Command + O on Mac)

Close: Ctrl + W (or Command + W on Mac)

Find and Replace:

Find: Ctrl + F (or Command + F on Mac)

Find Next: F3 (or Command + G on Mac)

Replace: Ctrl + H (or Command + H on Mac)

Switching Between Applications and Windows:

Switch Applications: Alt + Tab (or Command + Tab on Mac)

Switch Windows of the Same Application: Ctrl + Tab (or Command + ~ on Mac)

Task Manager (Windows) or Force Quit (Mac):

Task Manager: Ctrl + Shift + Esc (or Ctrl + Alt + Del and then select Task Manager)

Force Quit: Option + Command + Esc


Refresh the Page or Document: F5 (or Command + R on Mac)

Zoom In and Zoom Out:

Zoom In: Ctrl + Plus (+) (or Command + Plus on Mac)

Zoom Out: Ctrl + Minus (-) (or Command + Minus on Mac)

Reset Zoom: Ctrl + 0 (or Command + 0 on Mac)

Switch Between Tabs:

Switch to the Next Tab: Ctrl + Tab (or Command + Option + Right Arrow on Mac)

Switch to the Previous Tab: Ctrl + Shift + Tab (or Command + Option + Left Arrow on Mac)


Capture Full Screen: PrtScn (or Command + Shift + 3 on Mac)

Capture Active Window: Alt + PrtScn (or Command + Shift + 4, then press Space and click on the desired window on Mac)

Taskbar (Windows) or Dock (Mac):

Show or Hide the Taskbar: Windows key (or Ctrl + Esc) (Windows)

Show or Hide the Dock: Option + Command + D (Mac)

These are just a few examples of commonly used shortcut keys. Many software applications and operating systems have their own specific shortcut keys. Exploring the documentation or Help section of a particular program can provide you with additional shortcuts specific to that application.

By incorporating these shortcut keys into your daily computer use, you can save time and increase your productivity. With practice, they will become second nature, allowing you to perform tasks more efficiently.

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