Instead of using a mouse, keyboard shortcut keys can be used to do any function faster and more efficient. Below I mentioned the top 10 keyboard shortcut keys:
Windows + L & Windows + R & Windows + M
Windows + L : Locks the windows desktop for current user.
Windows + R : Open Run dialog box.
Windows + M : Minimize all the running and opened applications at a time.
Ctrl + Alt + Delete:
Open Task manager which helps to manage applications, processes, users, networks and performance at a single window.
Alt + Tab or Alt + Esc
It’s a Task Switcher which Switches between running applications.
In windows 7, Windows key + ALT used to switch between programs in full screen graphical mode.
Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert
Copy the highlighted text or other content to the clipboard.
In many command line interfaces, Ctrl + C is used to terminate any running process or execution.
Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert
Paste the copied content from clipboard to current cursor position.
Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y
- Ctrl + Z key used to undo the last action performed. For ex: If you remove some words in notepad, pressing Ctrl – Z will restore the words. Use this command multiple times to undo all the action performed.
- Ctrl + Y will redo the previous action done by the user.
Ctrl + F
Find or search a word in any program like browsers, MS office, notepad, etc…
Windows+F key opens windows search bar.
Ctrl + S
Save a document or any program. It works almost in all the applications.
Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End
Ctrl + Home : Move the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl – End : Move the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl + P
Print any content like text or image. It invokes the print command and the print dialog box appears.