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Keyboard Shortcuts Keys & Special Characters You Must Know

Keyboard shortcuts make our life very easy, but many seem to care less about them. In this article you will see the basic keyboard shortcuts everyone should know.

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Keyboard Shortcuts Keys & Special Characters You Must Know

Here are the list of the some shortcuts keys of the computer that you must be know about that with their description and key:

Shortcut KeysDescription
Alt + FFile menu options in current program.
Alt + EEdit options in current program
Alt + TabSwitch between open programs
F1Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
F2Rename a selected file
F5Refresh the current program window
Ctrl + NCreate a new, blank document in some software programs
Ctrl + OOpen a file in current software program
Ctrl + ASelect all text.
Ctrl + BChange selected text to be Bold
Ctrl + IChange selected text to be in Italics
Ctrl + UChange selected text to be Underlined
Ctrl + FOpen find window for current document or window./ Search.
Ctrl + SSave current document file.
Ctrl + XCut selected item.
Shift + DelCut selected item.
Ctrl + CCopy selected item.
Ctrl + InsCopy selected item
Ctrl + VPaste
Shift + InsPaste
Ctrl + KInsert hyperlink for selected text
Ctrl + PPrint the current page or document.
HomeGoes to beginning of current line.
Ctrl + HomeGoes to beginning of document.
EndGoes to end of current line.
Ctrl + EndGoes to end of document.
Shift + HomeHighlights from current position to beginning of line.
Shift + EndHighlights from current position to end of line.
Ctrl + Left arrowMoves one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl + Right arrowMoves one word to the right at a time.
Ctrl + EscOpens the START menu
Ctrl + Shift + EscOpens Windows Task Manager
Alt + F4Close the currently active program
Alt + EnterOpen the Properties for the selected item (file, folder, shortcut, etc.)

 

Well, you might know some or even all of these shortcut, So we have the following table for you which would help to write special characters.

Shortcut KeysSpecial Character
Alt + 0224à
Alt + 0232è
Alt + 0236ì
Alt + 0242ò
Alt + 0241ñ
Alt + 0228ä
Alt + 0246ö
Alt + 0252ü
Alt + 0248ø
Alt + 0223ß
Alt + 0198Æ
Alt + 0231ç
Alt + 0191¿
Alt + 0176°  (degree symbol)
Alt + 0177±  (plus/minus symbol)
Alt + 0153
Alt + 0169©
Alt + 0174®
Alt + 0128€  (Euro currency)
Alt + 0162¢  (Cent symbol)
Alt + 0163£  (British Pound currency)
Alt + 0165¥  (Japanese Yen currency)
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