Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

The following work in most Windows applications.

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Undo/Redo

<Ctrl>+z     undo (My best friend!)

<Ctrl>+y     redo (repeats the last command)

Cut, copy, paste

These work in all Windows applications. They're all side-by-side on the keyboard.

<Ctrl>+x     cut (x looks like a scissors)

<Ctrl>+c     Copy

<Ctrl>+v     paste

Font style

 

<Ctrl>+b     Bold

<Ctrl>+i     Italic

<Ctrl>+u     Underline

Document commands.

<Ctrl>+o     Open a document

<Ctrl>+w     Window close

<Ctrl>+p     Print

<Ctrl>+s     Save

<Ctrl>+n     New document

Selection

<Ctrl>+a     Select All of document

<Shift>+ any cursor movement key
will select the text the cursor passes over

Miscellaneous

 

<Ctrl>+f         Find

<Window>+d       Show Desktop

F2               Edit

F5               Refresh window

<Alt>+<Tab>      Switch between open applications

<Window>+<Tab>   Switch between open applications

<PrtScrn>        Copy entire screen to clipboard as a bitmap (image)

<Alt>+<PrtScrn>  Copy current application window to clipboard as a bitmap

<Ctrl>+<Tab>     Move forward through tabs (e.g. in browser)

<Ctrl>+<Shift>+<Tab>
Move backwards through tabs

<Alt>+<underlined letter>
Display a menu item