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More Keyboard Shortcuts.

Mar27

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2009/03/27 08:51 AM RssIcon

Keyboard shortcuts do help us save time now days. Following a brief post on keyboard shortcut combinations for international characters. Here are some more common keyboard shortcuts. Some you might well be aware of, some not.

FILE

  • Ctrl + S = Save
  • Ctrl + N = New Document
  • Ctrl + O = Open Existing Document
  • Ctrl + P = Print
  • Ctrl + W = Close

PARAGRAPH ALIGNMENT

  • Ctrl + L = Left Aligned
  • Ctrl + R = Right Aligned
  • Ctrl + E = Centre Aligned
  • Ctrl + J = Justified

LINE SPACING

  • Ctrl + 1 = Single Line Spacing
  • Ctrl + 2 = Double Line Spacing
  • Ctrl + 5 = 1-1/2 Line Spacing

Font Styles (with text selected)

  • Ctrl + B = Bold
  • Ctrl + I = Italic
  • Ctrl + U = Underlined.

Page Scrolling

  • Ctrl + Home = Top of Document
  • Ctrl + End = Bottom of Document
  • Ctrl + Page Up = Top of Page
  • Ctrl + Page Down = Bottom of Page

EDIT

  • Ctrl + A = Select All
  • Ctrl + X = Cut
  • Ctrl + C = Copy
  • Ctrl + V = Paste
  • Ctrl + F = Find
  • Ctrl + H = Find & Replace
  • Ctrl + Z = Undo Ctrl + Y = Redo

Menu Shortcuts

  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
  • ALT+F4 (Close the console)
  • ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
  • ALT+V (Display the View menu)
  • ALT+F (Display the File menu)
  • ALT+O (Display the Favourites menu)

Internet Explorer Navigation

  • CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favourites dialog box)
  • CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
  • CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
  • CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
  • CTRL+I (Open the Favourites bar)
  • CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
  • CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
  • CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
  • CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
  • CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
  • CTRL+W (Close the current window)

Win (Windows) Key Same as clicking on Start

  • Win Key + E Opens Windows Explorer
  • Win Key + F = Find Files & Folders
  • Win Key + R brings up the Run command.
  • Win Key + Pause/Break Key takes you to System Properties
  • Win Key + D toggles you between the Desktop and wherever you happen to be.

Codes generated with your Alt Key combination require using the Number Keys on your Numeric Keypad.Using the Number Keys at the top of your keyboard will not work. Make sure your num lock is on.

Special Symbol Shortcuts Using the ALT Key

  • Alt + 0176 = ° (Degrees) For MS Word 2000 and above use Alt + @ (Alt + Shift + 2) the press the space bar.
  • Alt + 0162 = ¢
  • Alt + 0188 = ¼;
  • Alt + 0189 = ½;
  • Alt + 0190 = ¾;
  • Alt + 0178 = ²
  • Alt + 0179 = ³
  • Alt + 0163 = £
  • Alt + 0169 = ©
  • Alt + 0174 = ®
  • Alt + 0165 = ¥
  • Alt + 0177 = ±
  • Alt + 0185 = ¹
  • Alt + 0247 = ÷
  • Alt + 0166 = ¦
  • Alt + 0149 = •
  • Alt + 0134 = †
  • Alt + 0227 = ã
  • Alt + 0151 = —
  • Alt + 0150 = –
  • Alt + 0191 = ¿
  • Alt + 0161 = ¡
  • Alt + 0209 = Ñ
  • Alt + 0241 = ñ
  • Alt + 0225 = á
  • Alt + 0233 = é
  • Alt + 0237 = í
  • Alt + 0243 = ó
  • Alt + 0250 = ú
  • Alt + 0252 = ü
  • Alt + 0186 = º
  • Alt + 0170 = ª

Other More Common Short cuts

  • F1 = Help
  • F7 = Spell Checker
  • Shift + F7 = Thesaurus
  • F12 = Save As...
  • Alt + F4 = Exit Program
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del = Break out of a lockup and open Task Manager
  • In MS-Word: Shift + F3 = Toggles selected text from ALL CAPITAL LETTERS to all lower case letters to Traditional sentence structure.

 

There are definitely more keyboard shortcuts. But these are the ones I think people use more often. IF you have any that are not listed and you use a lot. Why not post those keyboard shortcuts so that we all can share in your great productivity.

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