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Tech Tips

Keyboard Shortcuts

Have you ever seen a co-worker use a few strokes on the keyboard to accomplish a task that usually takes you several clicks of the mouse to do? Familiarize yourself with some of these keyboard shortcuts to save time while working.

Here are some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts:

Copy. CTRL+C


Paste. CTRL+V

Undo. CTRL+Z

Delete. DELETE

Select all. CTRL+A

Highlight a block of text. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document. SHIFT with any of the arrow keys

Switch between open items. ALT+TAB

Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer. F4

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. SHIFT+F10

Display the System menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR

Display the Start menu. CTRL+ESC

Display the corresponding menu. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name
Refresh the active window. F5

Cancel the current task. ESC

SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing. 



Last Updated 12/19/2006