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    Computer Keyboard and shortcuts Everyone should know

    Computer keyboard Shortcut keys help provide an easier and faster way of navigating and executing commands in computer software.

    Shortcut keys are commonly accessed by using the ALT key, Ctrl key, or Shift key, and the windows key button which was newly introduces in this recent window. You use these set of action keys in conjunction with another key. “Ctrl + C” is telling you to copy what you want to be copied

    here is a list of the most useful than others in terms of operating the computer.

    1. Press “Ctrl-Esc” to open the Start screen.

    2. Press “Windows-C” to open the Charms menu.

    3. Press “Ctrl-Shift-Esc” to open the Task Manager.

    4. Press “Windows-Tab” to scroll through currently open applications.

    5. Press “F3” to search for a file or folder.

    6.Press “F5” or “Ctrl-R” to refresh the active window.

    7. Press “Alt-Spacebar” to open the shortcut menu for the active application window.

    8. Press “Alt-Left arrow” to move backward or “Alt-Right arrow” to move forward within Web browsers and some presentation software.

    9. Press “Windows-O” to lock the current screen orientation.

    10. Press “Ctrl-C” to copy a select item and “Ctrl-V” to paste it.

    11. Press “Ctrl-Y” to redo an action and “Ctrl-Z” to undo an action.

    12. press “Windows-printscreen to screenshot

    Here is a list of Shurtcut keys

    Save Your time with Short Cut 

    Ctrl + A – Select All
    Ctrl + B – Bold
    Ctrl + C – Copy
    Ctrl + D – Fill
    Ctrl + F – Find
    Ctrl + G – Find next instance of text
    Ctrl + H – Replace
    Ctrl + I – Italic
    Ctrl + K – Insert a hyperlink
    Ctrl + N – New workbook
    Ctrl + O – Open
    Ctrl + P – Print
    Ctrl + R – Nothing right
    Ctrl + S – Save
    Ctrl + U – Underlined
    Ctrl + V – Paste
    Ctrl W – Close
    Ctrl + X – Cut
    Ctrl + Y – Repeat
    Ctrl + Z – Cancel
    F1 – Help
    F2 – Edition
    F3 – Paste the name
    F4 – Repeat the last action
    F4 – When entering a formula, switch between absolute / relative references
    F5 – Goto
    F6 – Next Pane
    F7 – Spell Check
    F8 – Extension of the mode
    F9 – Recalculate all workbooks
    F10 – Activate Menubar
    F11 – New graph
    F12 – Save As
    Ctrl +: – Insert the current time
    Ctrl +; – Insert the current date
    Ctrl + “- Copy the value of the cell above
    Ctrl + ‘- Copy the formula from the cell above
    Shift – Offset Adjustment for Additional Functions in the Excel Menu
    Shift + F1 – What is it?
    Shift + F2 – Edit cell comment
    Shift + F3 – Paste the function into the formula
    Shift + F4 – Search Next
    Shift + F5 – Find
    Shift + F6 – Previous Panel
    Shift + F8 – Add to the selection
    Shift + F9 – Calculate the active worksheet
    Shift + F10 – Popup menu display
    Shift + F11 – New spreadsheet
    Shift + F12 – Save
    Ctrl + F3 – Set name
    Ctrl + F4 – Close
    Ctrl + F5 – XL, size of the restore window
    Ctrl + F6 – Next Workbook Window
    Shift + Ctrl + F6 – Previous Workbook Window
    Ctrl + F7 – Move window
    Ctrl + F8 – Resize Window
    Ctrl + F9 – Minimize the workbook
    Ctrl + F10 – Maximize or Restore Window
    Ctrl + F11 – Inset 4.0 Macro sheet
    Ctrl + F1 – Open File
    Alt + F1 – Insert a graph
    Alt + F2 – Save As
    Alt + F4 – Output
    Alt + F8 – Macro dialog
    Alt + F11 – Visual Basic Editor
    Ctrl + Shift + F3 – Create a name using the names of row and column labels
    Ctrl + Shift + F6 – Previous Window
    Ctrl + Shift + F12 – Printing
    Alt + Shift + F1 – New spreadsheet
    Alt + Shift + F2 – Save
    Alt + = – AutoSum
    Ctrl + `- Toggle value / display of the formula
    Ctrl + Shift + A – Insert the argument names in the formula
    Alt + down arrow – automatic view list
    Alt + ‘- Format Style Dialog
    Ctrl + Shift + ~ – General Format

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