Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys that provide an alternative way to do something that you would generally do with a mouse on a personal computer (Windows PC). Here’s a list of commonly used keyboard shortcuts:
Ctrl + A = Select All. Selects all contents of the active window. It is useful when copying large amounts of data.
Ctrl + C = Copy / Ctrl + X = Cut. Copies the contents of the selected area to the clipboard.
Ctrl + V = Paste. Pastes the contents stored in the clipboard.
Ctrl + Z = Undo. Goes back a step. Useful when mistakes are made.
Ctrl + Y = Redo. A step forward.
Ctrl + S = Save. Saves changes to the active file.
Ctrl + P = Print. For printing the active document.
Ctrl + Esc = Open the Start menu.
Ctrl + Alt + Delete = Launch Task Manager. Invokes a task manager or security related component that facilitates ending a Windows session or killing a frozen application.
Alt + Tab = Switch windows. Switch to another window or application.
Alt + F4 = Quit / Exit. Exit / Close the active application.
Win + Shift + S = Screenshot. Shortcut to take a screenshot.
Win + D = Show / hide the desktop screen.
Win + left arrow = Dock window left.
Win + right arrow = Dock window right.
F11 = Fullscreen. The F11 function key is often used in many applications to maximize to full screen.