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Basic PC Shortcut Keys


Basic Shortcut Keys

The followings are some basic PC shortcut keys that are supported in most IBM compatible computers. They are also supported in most application software.

Use at your own risk.

Shortcut Keys Supported Window Versions Description
Alt + e 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Pull down the top Edit menu.
Alt + f 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Pull down the top File menu
Ctrl + a 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Select all text.
Ctrl + c 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Copy selected item(s) (to clipboard).
Ctrl + f 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Find.
Ctrl + v 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Paste copied item(s) from clipboard
Ctrl + x 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Cut.
Ctrl + Ins 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Same as Ctrl + c
Ctrl + (left arrow) 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Move one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl + (right arrow) 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Move one word to the right at a time.
Shift + Ins 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Same as Ctrl + v
Shift + Delelte (or Del) 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Cut. Or permanently delete selected item(s) on Windows Explorer.
F1 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Help.
Home 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Jump to the beginning of the line or page.
Ctrl + Home 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Jump to the beginning of the document or page.
End 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Jump to the end of the line or page.
Ctrl + End 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista ump to the end of the document or page.
Shift + Home 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Set selection (highlight) from current position to beginning of the line or page.
Shift + End 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Set selection (highlight) from current position to end of the line or page.
Shift + (left arrow) 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Set selection (highlight) from current position to the left, one character at a time.
Shift + (right arrow) 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Set selection (highlight) from current position to the right, one character at a time.
Shift + (down arrow) 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Set selection (highlight) from current position to the next line down.
Shift + (up arrow) 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista Set selection (highlight) from current position to the next line up.





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