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The Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

Concept Computer's favorite Keyboard shortcuts to make computing easier

Computer Keyboard Shortcuts
Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

CTRL Functions

CTRL + A : Select All

CTRL + X : Cut to Clipboard

CTRL + C : Copy

CTRL + V : Paste

CTRL + Y : Redo

CTRL + S : Save

CTRL + F : Find (find a word on a website or a document)

CTRL + W : Close Window

CTRL + (+) : (no brackets) Zoom in

CTRL + (-) : (no brackets) Zoom Out

CTRL + Alt + Del : Open Task Manager

CTRL + Shift + T : Open closed tab (works multiple times)

Windows Functions

⊞ : Opens Start Menu

⊞ + D : Go to Desktop

⊞ + L : Lock Computer

⊞ + I : Open Settings

⊞ + E : Opens File Explorer

⊞ + PrtSc : Take screenshots & auto save to screenshots folder

Alt + [space bar] + N : Minimize Window

Alt + [space bar] + X : Maximize Window

International Characters/Alt Codes/Unicodes

à, è, ì, ò, ù, À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù

CTRL+` (ACCENT GRAVE), the letter

á, é, í, ó, ú, ý Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú, Ý

CTRL+' (APOSTROPHE), the letter

â, ê, î, ô, û Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û

CTRL+SHIFT+^ (CARET), the letter

ã, ñ, õ Ã, Ñ, Õ

CTRL+SHIFT+~ (TILDE), the letter

ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ, Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü, Ÿ

CTRL+SHIFT+: (COLON), the letter

å, Å

CTRL+SHIFT+@, a or A

æ, Æ

CTRL+SHIFT+&, a or A

œ, Œ

CTRL+SHIFT+&, o or O

ç, Ç

CTRL+, (COMMA), c or C

ð, Ð


ø, Ø

CTRL+/, o or O







The Unicode character for the specified Unicode (hexadecimal) character code

The character code, ALT+X

For example, to insert the euro currency symbol , press 20AC, and then hold down the ALT key and press X.

The ANSI character for the specified ANSI (decimal) character code

ALT+the character code (on the numeric keypad)

Note: Make sure that NUM LOCK is on before you type the character code.

For example, to insert the euro currency symbol, hold down the ALT key and press 0128 on the numeric keypad.

Have a favorite keyboard shortcut not on the list, or would like to have something added to the list, leave us a comment!

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