SHORTCUTS AND TRICKS

Navigating round the system can be cool, exciting but equally stressful and time consuming if not for the shortcuts made available to us. Shortcuts are a set of instructions or commands given by computer users to the computer to perform specific functions. For instance, imagine you want to select over a thousand items, instead of holding the control key and clicking on the items or dragging the mouse over the items, you simply hold the control key and hit the “a” key and it selects everything. Quite easy, eh?!, But I bet most of you already knew that. That is just one of the numerous ways in which shortcuts are helpful.

Shortcuts can also be created for files and folders by right- clicking on the desktop, selecting new and under it shortcuts. You can also create commands to make your system shutdown (that will be for later).

Knowing all the shortcuts doesn’t make you computer competent. It just makes our works that much easier and faster.

Let us discuss the shortcuts we all know. Apart from the one we mentioned earlier we have quite a number, the famous “copy and paste”, otherwise known as “control c” and “control v”. The “control z” which is simply to undo the last action. I can go on and on, Yes!, ‘dem plenty!’. “Wouldn’t it be nice if we can get all the shortcuts collated in one place”, some of you may have wondered. We have collated as much as we could.

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SHORT CUT KEYS (WINDOWS)

1 Alt+Enter Display properties for selected item 18 F2 Rename Selected file
2 Alt + F4 Close Active windows or program 19 F3 Search for file or folder
3 Alt + Double + Click Display Properties dialog box 20 F4 Displays Address Bar list
4 Alt + Tab Switch Between open windows or programs 21 F5 Refresh active windows
5 Backspace Open a folder one level up 22 F6 Cycle through screen element in a window
6 Ctrl + A Select All 23 F10 Activate the Menu Bar
7 Ctrl + C Copy highlighted text selection 24 Shift + Ctrl + Esc Task Manager
8 Ctrl + X Cut 25 Shift + F10 Display shortcut Menu for selected item
9 Ctrl + V Paste (copied item) 26 Shift Stop an auto-run CD from playing automatically
10 Ctrl + Z Undo 27 Win key + D Display the desktop
11 Delete Delete 28 Win key + E Opens My Computer
12 Shift + Delete Delete without sending to Recycle Bin(do this with caution) 29 Win key + F Search for Files and Folder
13 Ctrl + Drag Copy 30 Win key + M Minimize all Open windows
14 Ctrl +shift +Drag Create short cut 31 Win key +shift + M Restore all Minimized open windows
15 Ctrl + F4 Close active documents in multiple document program 32 Win key + L Lock the Computer
16 Ctrl + Win key + F Search for Computers 33 Win key + R Open the run dialog Box
17 Ctrl + Esc Display the Start menu      

 

 

Is that all? Some of you may have wondered. Some of you would have gone further to ask if there are shortcuts for applications (for example Microsoft Word, excel and the likes).

Yes we do have shortcuts and some of the shortcuts listed above can also be used in these applications

 

 

 

 

            SHORT CUT KEYS (MICROSOFT WORD)

1 Ctrl + A Select all contents of the page 16 Ctrl + W Close current document
2 Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection 17 Ctrl + X Cut selected Text
3 Ctrl + C Copy selected Text 18 Ctrl + Y Redo the Last action
4 Ctrl + D Open the font dialog Box 19 Ctrl + Z Undo last action
5 Ctrl + E Align the line or selected text to the center of the screen 20 Ctrl + Shift + > Increase selected font +1. pt up To 12pts. and then increase font +2pts.
6 Ctrl + F Open find and replace Box 21 Ctrl + Shift + < Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt. or lower, if above 12 decrease font by +2pts.
7 Ctrl + G + or Ctrl + F5 Open find and replace Box 22 Ctrl + ] Increase selected font +1pts.
8 Ctrl + H Open find and replace Box 23 Ctrl + [ Decrease selected font –pts.
9 Click, Hold and drag More highlighted text from one point to the other 24 Ctrl + Del Deletes word to right of cursor
10 Ctrl + I Italicize highlighted selection 25 Ctrl +Backspace Deletes a word towards the left of cursor
11 Ctrl + J Justify (spread) the text across the page 26 Ctrl + Home Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document
12 Ctrl + K Insert link 27 Ctrl + End Moves the cursor to the End of the document
13 Ctrl + L Align the Line or selected text to the left of the screen 28 Ctrl +1 Single-Space lines
14 Ctrl + M Indent the paragraph 29 Ctrl + 2 Double-Space lines
15 Ctrl + Mouse wheel Zoom the Document 30 Ctrl + 5 1.5-line spacing
31 Ctrl + N Open a new Document 41 Ctrl + Spacebar Reset highlighted text to the default font
32 Ctrl + O Open an existing Document 42 Ctrl + F1 Open the task pane
33 Ctrl + P Open print window 43 Ctrl + F2 Print preview
34 Ctrl + R Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen 44 Double-click on a word Select the word
35 Ctrl + S Save the current  document 45 Triple-click on a line Select the paragraph
36 Ctrl + T Reduce hanging indent `46 Shift + F3 Cycle selection through sentence case, capital, and small letters
37 Ctrl + Shift + T Increasing Hanging indent 47 F4 Repeat the last action performed
38 Ctrl + M Increase paragraph indent from left to right 48 F5 Open the field, replace, and go to window in Microsoft Word
39 Ctrl + U Underline Selection 49 F7 Spell and grammar check selected text and /or document
40 Ctrl + V Paste Contents of Clipboard 50 F12 Save as

 

 

SHORT CUT KEYS (MICROSOFT EXCEL)

1 Alt + = Auto sum all values above the

Selection cell

18 Ctrl + 0 Hides the selected column
2 Alt + F1 Create chat of selected range 19 Ctrl + F6 Switch between open workbooks/windows
3 Alt + F2 Save As 20 Ctrl + F9 Minimize current window
4 Alt + Shift + F1 Insert new worksheet 21 Ctrl + F10 Maximize current minimized window
5 Ctrl + A Select all content of the worksheet 22 Ctrl + Page Up Move to the left among open worksheet
6 Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection 23 Ctrl + page Down Move to the right among open worksheet
7 Ctrl + C Copies selected cell 24 Ctrl + Tab Cycle through open excel files
8 Ctrl + D Uses the fill Down command to copy the contents and format of the topmost cell of a selected range into the cell below 25 Ctrl + ‘ Insert the Value of the above cell in to the current cell
9 Ctrl + F Find 26 Ctrl + Shift + + Insert dialog box
10 Ctrl + G Go to 27 Ctrl + Shift + ~ Remove the outline border from the selected cells
11 Ctrl + H Replace 28 Ctrl + Shift + ! Format number in comma format
12 Ctrl + I Italicized 29 Ctrl + Shift + $ Format number in currency format
13 Ctrl + K Insert link 30 Ctrl + Shift + # Format number in date format
14 Ctrl + K Insert link, to remove link, select link, hold Ctrl and Click. Then click on Remove link button 31 Ctrl + Shift + % Format number in percentage format in no decimal spaces
15 Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection 32 Ctrl + Shift + ^ Format number in scientific format
16 Ctrl + P Show print dialog Box 33 Ctrl + Shift + @ Format  number in time format
17 Ctrl + Z Undo last section 34 Ctrl + Spacebar Select entire column
35 Ctrl + 1 Display format cells dialog box 43 Shift + Spacebar Select entire Row
36 Ctrl + 2 Bold selected cell 44 F2 Select cell for editing
37 Ctrl + 3 Italicize 45 F5 Go to
38 Ctrl + 4 Underline 46 Shift + Arrow key Extend selection by one cell
39 Ctrl + 5 Strikethrough 47 Ctrl + Shift + ( Unhide any hidden columns within the selection.
40 Ctrl + 6 Alternates between hiding objects, displaying objects 48 Ctrl + Shift + ) Unhide any hidden rows within the selection
41 Ctrl + 8 Displays or hides the outline symbols 49 Shift F3 Open Excel formula window
42 Ctrl + 9 Hides the selected row 50 Shift F5 Find

 

 

 

 

SHORT CUT KEYS (MICROSOFT POWERPOINT)

1 Backspace or Up Arrow key Previous slide during presentation 21 Ctrl + Z Undo
2 Ctrl + F Find 22 Ctrl + = Change to subscript
3 Ctrl + G Change grid and guide settings 23 Ctrl + Shift + + Superscript
4 Ctrl + H Replace 24 Ctrl + F1 Show/ hide task pane
5 Ctrl + I Italicize Text 25 Ctrl + Shift + > Increase font size
6 Ctrl + J Justify text 26 Ctrl + Shift + < Decrease font size
7 Ctrl + K Insert hyperlink 27 Ctrl + Shift + C Copy format
8 Ctrl + L Left align 28 Ctrl + Shift + F Change font
9 Ctrl + M New slide 29 Ctrl + Shift + P Change font size
10 Ctrl + O Open 30 Ctrl + Shift + V Paste Formats
11 Ctrl + P Print 31 Ctrl + Shift + Tab Switch between outline and slides pane in normal view
12 Ctrl + Q Close PowerPoint 32 Ctrl +  Up Arrow Go up one paragraph
13 Ctrl + R Right align Text 33 Enter or Down Arrow key Next Slide
14 Ctrl + S Save 34 Esc, Ctrl, + Break or hyphen End Slide show
15 Ctrl + T Font dialog Box 35 Shift + F3 Change Text Case
16 Ctrl + U Underline highlighted text 36 Shift + F7 Thesaurus
17 Ctrl + V Paste 37 Shift + F9 Shoe or hide grid lines
18 Ctrl + W Close preparation 38 F1 Help
19 Ctrl + X Cut 39 F5 Slide Show
20 Ctrl + Y Redo last Action 40 F10 Set focus to first menu, File menu

That brings us to the end of this post. Thanks for Reading.

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2 thoughts on “SHORTCUTS AND TRICKS

  1. WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..more wait .. …

  2. Many people need to know this but for me this post is 4 years late. They gave me this as an assignment in computer class back when i was in 100 level……….. i ended up dubbing someone else.

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