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Ctrl keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl is used in keyboard shortcut key such as the three finger salute or CTRL +
ALT + DEL.
This key combination suggests pressing and holding down the CTRL, ALT, and DEL k
eyboard keys
to open the Task Manager or reboot the computer.
Some documentation may also list commands such as ^X, ^C, ^Z, etc. this means CT
RL-X, CTRL-C,
CTRL-Z, etc. In other words, a user would want to press and hold the CONTROL or
CTRL key and
then press the letter following the caret. Below are some other commonly used Ct
rl shortcut
keys on a Windows computer.
Ctrl
Ctrl
Ctrl
for

+ A
+ B
+ C
further

Ctrl +
Ctrl +
Ctrl +
Ctrl +
Ctrl +
d
Ctrl +
Ctrl +
Ctrl +
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These two keys will select all text or other objects.


Bold highlighted text.
Copy any selected text or other object. See Control C definition

D
E
F
G
H

information.
Bookmark an open web page or open font window in Microsoft Word.
Center text.
Open find window.
Open Find in browser and word processors.
Open the Find and Replace in Notepad, Microsoft Word, and WordPa

I
J
K

Italicize text.
View downloads in browsers and set Justify in Microsoft Word.
Create a hyperlink for the highlighted text in Microsoft Word an

Ctrl + L
or.
Ctrl + M
Ctrl + N
Ctrl + O
Ctrl + P
Ctrl + R
Ctrl + S
Ctrl + T
rocessors.
Ctrl + U
Ctrl + V
Ctrl + W
Ctrl + X
Ctrl + Y
Ctrl + Z
Ctrl + Esc
Ctrl + Tab

HTML editors.
Select address bar in browser or left align text in word process
Indent selected text in word processors and other programs.
Create a new page or document.
Open a file in most programs.
Open print window to print page you're viewing.
Reload page in browser or right align text in word processor.
Save the document or file.
Create a new tab in an Internet browser or adjust tabs in word p
Underline selected text.
Paste any text or other object that has been copied.
Close open tab in a browser or close a document in Word.
Cut selected text or other object.
These keys will redo any undo action.
Pressing these two keys will undo any action.
Open the Windows Start Menu.
Switch between open tabs in browsers or other tabbed programs.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab will go backwards (right to left).

Basic PC shortcut keys


Below is a list of some of the most commonly used basic shortcut keys that work
with almost all IBM compatible computers and software programs. It is highly rec
ommended that all users keep a good reference of these shortcut keys or try to m
emorize them. Doing so will dramatically increase your productivity.
Tip: Besides the special character shortcuts listed here, some special character
s are also located on the number keys (below the F1 - F12 keys). You can enter t
hese special characters by pressing the Shift key and the number key that has th

e special character listed on it.


Shortcut Keys Description
Alt + F
File menu options in current program.
Alt + E
Edit options in current program
Alt + Tab
Switch between open programs
F1
Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
F2
Rename a selected file
F5
Refresh the current program window
Ctrl + N
Create a new, blank document in some software programs
Ctrl + O
Open a file in current software program
Ctrl + A
Select all text.
Ctrl + B
Change selected text to be Bold
Ctrl + I
Change selected text to be in Italics
Ctrl + U
Change selected text to be Underlined
Ctrl + F
Open find window for current document or window.
Ctrl + S
Save current document file.
Ctrl + X
Cut selected item.
Shift + Del
Cut selected item.
Ctrl + C
Copy selected item.
Ctrl + Ins
Copy selected item
Ctrl + V
Paste
Shift + Ins
Paste
Ctrl + K
Insert hyperlink for selected text
Ctrl + P
Print the current page or document.
Home
Goes to beginning of current line.
Ctrl + Home
Goes to beginning of document.
End
Goes to end of current line.
Ctrl + End
Goes to end of document.
Shift + Home
Highlights from current position to beginning of line.
Shift + End
Highlights from current position to end of line.
Ctrl + Left arrow
Moves one word to the left at a time.
Ctrl + Right arrow
Moves one word to the right at a time.
Ctrl + Esc
Opens the START menu
Ctrl + Shift + Esc
Opens Windows Task Manager
Alt + F4
Close the currently active program
Alt + Enter
Open the Properties for the selected item (file, folder, shortcu
t, etc.)
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PC shortcut keys for Special Characters
There are many special characters that can be created using keyboard shortcuts.
Below are some of the more common and popular special characters and the keyboar
d
shortcuts to create them.
Shortcut Keys
Alt + 0224
Alt + 0232
Alt + 0236
Alt + 0242
Alt + 0241
Alt + 0228
Alt + 0246
Alt + 0252
Alt + 0248
Alt + 0223
Alt + 0198

Special Character

Alt
Alt
Alt
Alt
Alt
Alt
Alt
Alt
Alt
Alt
Alt

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

0231
0191
0176
0177
0153
0169
0174
0128
0162
0163
0165

(degree symbol)
(plus/minus symbol)

(Euro currency)
(Cent symbol)
(British Pound currency)
(Japanese Yen currency)