Shortcut keyboard keys

Control Key

List of Control Key Shortcuts

  • Ctrl+A These two keys will select all text or other objects.
  • Ctrl+B Bold highlighted text.
  • Ctrl+C Copy any selected text or another object.
  • Ctrl+D Bookmark an open web page or open font window in Microsoft Word.
  • Ctrl+E Center text.
  • Ctrl+F Open find window.
  • Ctrl+G Open Find in a browser and word processors.
  • Ctrl+H Open the Find and Replace in Notepad, Microsoft Word, and WordPad
  • Ctrl+I Italicize text.
  • Ctrl+J View downloads in browsers and set justify alignment in Microsoft Word.
  • Ctrl+K Create a hyperlink for the highlighted text in Microsoft Word and many HTML editors.


  • Ctrl+L Select address bar in a browser or left align text in a word processor.
  • Ctrl+M Indent selected text in word processors and other programs.
  • Ctrl+N Create a new page or document.
  • Ctrl+O Open a file in most programs.
  • Ctrl+P Open a print window to print the page you’re viewing.
  • Ctrl+R Reload page in browser or right align text in a word processor.
  • Ctrl+S Save the document or file.
  • Ctrl+T Create a new tab in an Internet browser or adjust tabs in word processors.
  • Ctrl+U Underline selected text.
  • Ctrl+V Paste any text or another object that has been copied.
  • Ctrl+W Close open tab in a browser or close a document in Word.
  • Ctrl+X Cut selected text or another object.
  • Ctrl+Y These keys will redo any undo action.
  • Ctrl+End Moves cursor to the end of a document instead of end of the line.
  • Ctrl+Z Pressing these two keys will undo any action.
  • Ctrl+Esc Open the Windows Start Menu.
  • Ctrl+Tab Switch between open tabs in browsers or other tabbed programs.
  • Ctrl+Shift+Tab Will go backwards (right to left).
  • Ctrl+ Shift+ZRedo
  • Ctrl+[Decrease font size
  • Ctrl+]Increase font size
  • Ctrl+=Toggle font subscript
  • Ctrl+ Shift+=Toggle font superscript
  • Ctrl+End Bottom (end of document or window)
  • Ctrl+HomeTop (start of document or window)
  • Ctrl+InsertCopy
  • Ctrl+PgDnNext tab
  • Ctrl+PgUpPrevious tab
  • Ctrl+Tab Next window or tab
  • Ctrl+ Shift+Tab Previous window or tab
  • Ctrl+← Previous word
  • Ctrl+→ Next word
  • Ctrl+DeleteDelete next word
  • Ctrl+← Backspace Delete previous word
  • Ctrl+Alt+← Backspace Restart X11
  • Ctrl+Alt+↑Rotate screen right-side up
  • Ctrl+Alt+↓Rotate screen upside down
  • Ctrl+Alt+←Rotate screen left
  • Ctrl+Alt+→Rotate screen right
  • Ctrl+ Shift+Esc Open task manager
  • Ctrl+Alt+DelReboot; Open task manager or session options

COMMON short cut key in document

  • Short-cut Keysand their Descriptions
  • Alt + F: File menu options in current program.
  • Alt + E: Edit options in current program
  • F1: Universal Help in almost every Windows program.
  • Ctrl + A:Select all text.
  • Ctrl + X: Cut
  • Shift + Del: Cut selected item.
  • Ctrl + C: Copy selected item.
  • Ctrl + Ins: Copy selected item.
  • Ctrl + V: Paste selected item.
  • Shift + Ins: 
  • 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.
  • Shortcut Keys and their Functions: Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys in Microsoft Word.
  • Shortcut Keysand their Descriptions
  • Ctrl + A: Select all contents of the page.
  • Ctrl + B: Bold highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + C: Copy selected text.
  • Ctrl + X: Cut selected text.
  • Ctrl + P: Open the print window.
  • Ctrl + F: Open find box.
  • Ctrl + I: Italic highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + K: Insert link (Shortcut Keys and their Functions).
  • Ctrl + U: Underline highlighted selection.
  • Ctrl + V: 
  • Ctrl + Y: Redo the last action performed.
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo last action.
  • Ctrl + L: Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
  • Ctrl + E: Aligns the line or selected text to the center of the screen.
  • Ctrl + R: Aligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
  • Ctrl + M: Indent the paragraph.
  • Ctrl + Shift + F: Change the font.
  • Ctrl + Shift + >: Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increases font +2pts.
  • Ctrl + ]: Increase selected font +1pts.
  • Ctrl + Shift + <: Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower, if above 12 decreases font by +2pt.
  • Ctrl + [: Decrease selected font -1pts.
  • Ctrl + Shift + *: View or hide non printing characters.
  • Ctrl + L: Moves one word to the left.
  • Ctrl + R: Moves one word to the right.
  • Ctrl +: Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
  • Ctrl +: Moves to the end of the paragraph.
  • Ctrl + Del: Deletes word to right of cursor.
  • Ctrl + Backspace: Deletes word to left of cursor.
  • Ctrl + End: Moves the cursor to the end of the document.
  • Ctrl + Home:Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
  • Ctrl + Spacebar: Reset highlighted text to the default font.
  • Ctrl + 1: Single-space lines.
  • Ctrl + 2: Double-space lines.
  • Ctrl + 5: 5-line spacing.
  • Ctrl + Alt + 1: Changes text to heading 1.
  • Ctrl + Alt + 2: Changes text to heading 2.
  • Ctrl + Alt + 3: Changes text to heading 3.
  • Alt + Shift + D: Insert the current date.
  • Alt + Shift + T: Insert the current time.


  • Alt + Tab: Used for Switching the Current Working Programs in Computer.
  • Ctrl + Tab: Used for Switching the Tabs in Google Chrome Browser. (Quick Access).
  • Win Button + D: Used for Minimized All Current Working Programs in Computer.
  • Alt + Space Bar + N: Used to Minimize the Current Program in Computer.
  • Alt + Space Bar + X: Used to Close the Current Program in Computer.
  • Alt + Space Bar + R: Used to Restore the Past Position in Google Chrome Browser.
  • Alt + Space Bar + E: Used for Reopen Closed Tab in Google Chrome Browser. (Quick Access).


Shortcut Keys for Shutdown:

  • Alt + F4: Used for closing the current working program and also useful to shutdown option when you’re in the desktop.

Keyboard Shortcut to Change Font Type

  • Ctrl + B: Bold
  • Ctrl + I: Italic
  • Ctrl + U: Underline
  • Ctrl + .: Superscript
  • Ctrl + ,: Subscript
  • Ctrl + Alt + C: Copy formatting
  • Ctrl + Alt + V: Paste formatting
  • Ctrl + \: Clear formatting
  • Ctrl + Alt + 0: Normal paragraph style
  • Ctrl + Alt + 1 to six : Header style 1 to 6
  • Ctrl + Shift + L: Left alignment
  • Ctrl + Shift + E: Center alignment
  • Ctrl + Shift + R: Right alignment
  • Ctrl + Shift + J: Full justify
  • Ctrl + Shift + 7: Numbered list
  • Ctrl + Shift + 8: Bulleted list

Shortcut Keys to Select Paragraph And Sentence

  • Ctrl + X: Cut
  • Ctrl + C: Copy
  • Ctrl + V: Paste
  • Ctrl + Z: Undo
  • Ctrl + Y: Redo
  • Tab key: paragraph indentation Increasing
  • Shift + Tab key: paragraph indentation Decreasing
  • Ctrl + K: Insert link
  • Ctrl + Shift + Y: Get definitions
  • Ctrl + Alt + F: Insert footnote
  • Ctrl + F: Find
  • Ctrl + Shift + C: Word count


Special Windows Key Functions Keyboard Shortcuts


  • Windows Key + D: Bring desktop to the highest of other windows
  • Windows Key + M: Minimize all windows
  • Windows Key + R: Open the run window
  • Windows Key + Break/Pause: For properties of Windows system
  • Windows Key + SHIFT + M: back to minimize undo function done by Windows Key + M and Windows Key + D
  • Windows Key + E: Open Microsoft Explorer
  • Windows Key + Tab: Cycle through open programs on the taskbar
  • Windows Key + F: Windows Find/Search features displayed
  • Windows Key + CTRL + F: Display the look for computers window
  • Windows Key + F1: It shows the Windows help
  • Windows Key + U: Open utility manager
  • Windows Key + L: Locking the account of current working PC (Platform of XP and later operating systems)



Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts

1. Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
2. Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System
Properties dialog box)
3. Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
4. Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
5. Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restorethe minimized windows)
6. Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
7. Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
8. CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
9. Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help) 10. Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
11. Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
12. Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
13. Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts
14. Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
15. Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
16. Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the
MouseKeys either on or off)
17. SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
18. NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the
ToggleKeys either on or off)
19. Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
20. Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
21. END (Display the bottom of the active window)
22. HOME (Display the top of the active window)
23. NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
24. NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)

MMC Console keyboard shortcuts

1. SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
2. F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
3. F5 key (Update the content of all console
4. CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
5. CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
6. ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for theselected item)
7. F2 key (Rename the selected item)
8. CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console) Remote

Desktop Connection Navigation

1. CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
2. ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
3. ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
4. ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
5. ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
6. CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer
between a window and a full screen)
7. ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
8. CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
9. CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place asnapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboardand provide the same functionality aspressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)

Microsoft Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

1. CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
2. CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
3. CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
4. CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
5. CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar) 6. CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
7. CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
8. CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box,the same as CTRL+L)
9. CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
10. CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
11. CTRL+W (Close the current window)




Result Windows macOS
Free Transform Control + T Command + T
Toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush Hold down ` (grave accent) Hold down ` (grave accent)
Decrease Brush Size [ [
Increase Brush Size ] ]
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Rotate the brush tip by 1 degree Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Right Arrow (clockwise)
Rotate the brush tip by 15 degrees Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Shift + Left Arrow (anti-clockwise),
Shift + Right Arrow (clockwise)
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Fit layer(s) to screen Alt-click layer Option-click layer
New layer via copy Control + J Command + J
New layer via cut Shift + Control + J Shift + Command + J
Add to a selection Any selection tool + Shift-drag Any selection tool + Shift-drag
Delete brush or swatch Alt-click brush or swatch Option-click brush or swatch
Toggle auto-select with the move tool Control-click Command-click
Close all open documents other than the current document Ctrl + Alt + P Command + Option + P
Cancel any modal dialog window (including the Start Workspace) Escape Escape
Select the first edit field of the toolbar Enter Return
Navigate between fields Tab Tab
Navigate between fields in the opposite direction Tab + Shift Tab + Shift
Change Cancel to Reset Alt Option
Result Windows macOS
Start Help F1 Help key
Undo/Redo F1
Cut F2 F2
Copy F3 F3
Paste F4 F4
Show/Hide Brush panel F5 F5
Show/Hide Color panel F6 F6
Show/Hide Layers panel F7 F7
Show/Hide Info panel F8 F8
Show/Hide Actions panel F9 Option + F9
Revert F12 F12
Fill Shift + F5 Shift + F5
Feather Selection Shift + F6 Shift + F6
Inverse Selection Shift + F7 Shift + F7


Result Windows macOS
Cycle through tools with the same shortcut key Shift-press shortcut key (if Use Shift Key for Tool Switch preference is selected) Shift-press shortcut key (if Use Shift Key for Tool Switch preference is selected)
Cycle through hidden tools Alt-click + tool (except Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, and Convert Point tools) Option-click + tool (except Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, and Convert Point tools)
Move tool V V
Rectangular Marquee tool

Elliptical Marquee tool

Lasso tool

Polygonal Lasso tool

Magnetic Lasso tool

Magic Wand tool

Quick Selection tool

Crop tool

Slice tool

Slice Select tool

Eyedropper tool

Color Sampler tool

Ruler tool

Note tool

Spot Healing Brush tool

Healing Brush tool

Patch tool

Red Eye tool

Brush tool

Pencil tool

Color Replacement tool

Mixer Brush tool

Clone Stamp tool

Pattern Stamp tool

History Brush tool

Art History Brush tool

Eraser tool

Background Eraser tool

Magic Eraser tool

Gradient tool

Paint Bucket tool

Dodge tool

Burn tool

Sponge tool

Pen tool

Freeform Pen tool

Horizontal Type tool

Vertical Type tool

Horizontal Type mask tool

Vertical Type mask tool

Path Selection tool

Direct Selection tool

Rectangle tool

Rounded Rectangle tool

Ellipse tool

Polygon tool

Line tool

Custom Shape tool

Hand tool H H
Rotate View tool R R
Zoom tool Z Z
Default Foreground/Background colors D D
Switch Foreground/Background colors X X
Toggle Standard/Quick Mask modes Q Q
Content-Aware Move tool J J
Perspective Crop tool C C
Artboard tool V V
Rotate View tool R R
Toggle Preserve Transparency / (forward slash) / (forward slash)
Decrease Brush Hardness { {
Increase Brush Hardness } }
Previous Brush , ,
Next Brush . .
First Brush < <
Last Brush > >


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