Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

keyboardHere are some very useful keyboard shortcuts, to help you perform your tasks quicker and easier. For a complete list of all shortcuts, please visit this Microsoft Web page.

Happy testing!

  • ALT+TAB = switch between running programs (windows in taskbar)
  • ALT+F4 = close running program or window
  • ALT+down arrow = open drop down list box
  • ALT+ENTER = open properties for the selected object
  • F1 = help
  • F5 = refresh current page
  • SHIFT+DELETE = permanently delete
  • SPACE = select radio button, checkbox or option
  • CTRL+ENTER = opens a web site that ends with .com after typing the domain name (example: type CNN in the address bar of your browser, then press CTRL+ENTER and this will automatically add http://www in front and .com at the end)  
  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • CTRL+Z: Undo
  • CTRL+B: Bold
  • CTRL+U: Underline
  • CTRL+I: Italic
  • F5: Refreshes the current window.
  • CTRL+Z: Undo the last command
  • CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window
  • * (star) = expands everything
  • + (plus sign) = expands current selection
  • – (minus sign) = collapses current selection
  • TAB = move the the next control/link (this is handy for web site when your mouse doesn’t work – just navigate with tab and press enter to select a link)
  • SHIFT+TAB = move to the previous control/link
  • ESC = cancel

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