Some useful shortcuts when using a computer keyboard

By Staff Writer | 19 Mar 2019 at 21:35hrs
Shortcuts make it quicker to use computer programs, usually, these shortcuts make use of the Alt key and Shift in conjunction with a single letter.

These are some of the shortcuts we came across

Ctrl + Esc: Open Start menu.

Ctrl + F4: Close active document (does not work with some applications).

Alt + F4: Quit active application or close current window.

Alt + Spacebar: Open menu for active program.

Ctrl + Left or Right Arrow: Move cursor forward or back one word.

Ctrl + Up or Down Arrow: Move cursor forward or back one paragraph.

F1: Open Help menu for active application.

Windows Key + M: Minimize all windows.

 Shift + Windows Key + M: Restore windows that were minimized with previous keystroke.

Windows + F1: Open Windows Help and Support.

Windows + Tab: Open Task view.

Windows + Break: Open the System Properties dialog box.

Hold Right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Switch FilterKeys on and off.

Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen: Switch High Contrast on and off.

Left Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock: Switch Mouse keys on and off.

Press Shift five times: Switch Sticky keys on and off.

Hold Num Lock for five seconds: Switch Toggle keys on and off