Microsoft Office shortcut keys commonly used in Microsoft Office
Commonly used shortcut keys in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office shortcut keys commonly used in Microsoft Office

Commonly used shortcut keys in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Shortcut keys are the combination of keys that are executed for a specific function or for a precise command. It is done within an application or computer. Here is the list of Microsoft Office Shortcut Keys, Internet Explorer shortcut keys, Chrome shortcut keys and etc.

Ctrl+0Toggles 6pts of spacing before a paragraph.
Ctrl+ASelect all contents of the page.
Ctrl+BBold highlighted selection.
Ctrl+CCopy selected text.
Ctrl+DOpen the font preferences window.
Ctrl+EAligns the line or selected text to the centre of the screen.
Ctrl+FOpen find box.
Ctrl+IItalic highlighted a selection.
Ctrl+JAligns the selected text or line to justify the screen.
Ctrl+KInsert a hyperlink.
Ctrl+LAligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen.
Ctrl+MIndent the paragraph.
Ctrl+NOpens a new, blank document window.
Ctrl+OOpens the dialogue box or page for selecting a file to open.
Ctrl+POpen the print window.
Ctrl+RAligns the line or selected text to the right of the screen.
Ctrl+SSave the open document. Just like Shift+F12.
Ctrl+TCreate a hanging indent.
Ctrl+UUnderline the selected text.
Ctrl+WClose the currently open document.
Ctrl+XCut selected text.
Ctrl+YRedo the last action performed.
Ctrl+ZUndo the last action.
Ctrl+Shift+LQuickly create a bullet point.
Ctrl+Shift+FChange the font.
Ctrl+Shift+>Increase selected font +1pts up to 12pt and then increase font +2pts.
Ctrl+]Increase selected font +1pts.
Ctrl+Shift+<Decrease selected font -1pts if 12pt or lower; if above 12, decreases font by +2pt.
Ctrl+[Decrease selected font -1pts.
Ctrl+/+cInsert a cent sign (¢).
Ctrl+’+Insert a character with an accent (grave) mark, where is the character you want. For example, if you wanted an accented è you would use Ctrl+’+e as your shortcut key. To reverse the accent mark use the opposite accent mark, often on the tilde key.
Ctrl+Shift+*View or hide non-printing characters.
Ctrl+Moves one word to the left.
Ctrl+Moves one word to the right.
Ctrl+Moves to the beginning of the line or paragraph.
Ctrl+Moves to the end of the paragraph.
Ctrl+DelDeletes word to the right of the cursor.
Ctrl+BackspaceDeletes word to the left of the cursor.
Ctrl+EndMoves the cursor to the end of the document.
Ctrl+HomeMoves the cursor to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl+SpacebarReset highlighted text to the default font.
Ctrl+1Single-space lines.
Ctrl+2Double-space lines.
Ctrl+51.5-line spacing.
Ctrl+Alt+1Changes text to heading 1.
Ctrl+Alt+2Changes text to heading 2.
Ctrl+Alt+3Changes text to heading 3.
Alt+Ctrl+F2Open new document.
Ctrl+F1Open the Task Pane.
Ctrl+F2Display the print preview.
Ctrl+Shift+>Increases the selected text size by one font size.
Ctrl+Shift+<Decreases the selected text size by one font size.
Ctrl+Shift+F6Switches to another open Microsoft Word document.
Ctrl+Shift+F12Prints the document.
F1Open Help.
F4Repeat the last action performed (Word 2000+)
F5Open the Find, Replace, and Go To window in Microsoft Word.
F7Spellcheck and grammar check selected text or document.
F12Save As.
Shift+F3Change the text in Microsoft Word from uppercase to lowercase or a capital letter at the beginning of every word.
Shift+F7Runs a Thesaurus check on the selected word.
Shift+F12Save the open document. Just like Ctrl+S.
Shift+EnterCreate a soft break instead of a new paragraph.
Shift+Alt+DInsert the current date.
Shift+Alt+TInsert the current time.


Chrome shortcut keys

Shortcut KeysDescription
Alt+HomeOpen your homepage
Alt+TabToggle between browser windows
Alt+Left ArrowBack a page
Alt+Right ArrowForward a page
F11Display the current website in full-screen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode.
EscStoppage or download from loading
Ctrl+(- or +)Zoom in or out of a page, “-” will zoom out and “+” will zoom in
Ctrl+1-8Pressing Ctrl and any number 1 through 8 will move to the corresponding tab in your tab bar.
Ctrl+9Switch to the last tab
Ctrl+0Reset browser zoom to default
Ctrl+EnterThis combination is used to quickly complete an address. For example, type “youtube” in the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to get
Ctrl+Shift+DelOpen the Clear Data window to quickly clear private data
Ctrl+Shift+BToggle the bookmarks bar between hidden and shown
Ctrl+ASelect everything on a page
Ctrl+DAdd a bookmark for the page currently opened
Ctrl+FOpen the “find” bar to search text on the current page
Ctrl+OOpen a file in the browser
Ctrl+Shift+OOpen the Bookmark manager
Ctrl+HOpen browser history in a new tab
Ctrl+JDisplay the downloads window
Ctrl+K or Ctrl+EMoves your text cursor to the Omnibox so that you can begin typing your search query and perform a Google search
Ctrl+LMove the cursor to the browser address bar and highlight everything in it
Ctrl+NOpen New browser window
Ctrl+Shift+NOpen a new window in the incognito (private) mode
Ctrl+PPrint current page or frame
Ctrl+R or F5Refresh the current page or frame.
Ctrl+SSaves the current page
Ctrl+TOpens a new tab
Ctrl+UView a web page’s source code
Ctrl+WCloses the currently selected tab
Ctrl+Shift+WCloses the currently selected window
Ctrl+Shift+TThis combination reopens the last tab you’ve closed. If you’ve closed multiple tabs you can press this shortcut key multiple times to restore each of the closed tabs.
Ctrl+TabMoves through each of the open tabs going to the right
Ctrl+Shift+TabMoves through each of the open tabs going to the left
Ctrl+Left-clickOpen a link in a new tab in the background
Ctrl+Shift Left-clickOpen a link in a new tab and switch to the new tab
Ctrl+Page DownOpen the browser tab to the right
Ctrl+Page UpOpen the browser tab to the left
SpacebarMoves down a page at a time
Shift+SpacebarMoves up a page at a time
HomeGo to top of page
EndGo to the bottom of page
Alt+Down ArrowDisplay all previous text entered in a text box and available options on a drop-down menu.



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Microsoft Windows Shortcut Keys

Shortcut KeysDescription
Windows key + RRun menu
Windows key + EExplorer
ALT + TabSwitch between windows
ALT + Space + XMaximize window
CTRL + Shift + EscTask Manager
Windows key + BreakSystem properties
Windows key + FSearch
Windows key + DHide/Display all windows
CTRL + CCopy
CTRL + VPaste

Accessibility Shortcuts

Shortcut KeysDescription
Right SHIFT for eight secondsSwitch FilterKeys on and off
Left ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREENSwitch High Contrast on and off
Left ALT + left SHIFT +NUM LOCKSwitch MouseKeys on and off
SHIFT five timesSwitch StickyKeys on and off
NUM LOCK for five secondsSwitch ToggleKeys on and off

Internet Explorer Shortcuts

Shortcut KeysDescription
ENDDisplay the bottom of the active window
HOMEDisplay the top of the active window
NUM LOCK + ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)Display all subfolders under the selected folder
NUM LOCK + PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)Display the contents of the selected folder
NUM LOCK + MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)Collapse the selected folder
LEFT ARROWCollapse current selection if it’s expanded, or select parent the folder
RIGHT ARROWDisplay current selection if it’s collapsed, or select the first subfolder

System Commands keys

Type the following commands in your Run Box (Windows Key + R) or Start Run

Shortcut KeysDescription
devmgmt.mscDevice Manager
Ctrl+Alt+ArrowsRotate screen
cleanmgrDisk Cleanup
mmcMicrosoft Management Console
excelMicrosoft Excel (If Installed)
msaccessMicrosoft Access (If Installed)
powerpntMicrosoft PowerPoint (If Installed)
winwordMicrosoft Word (If Installed)
frontpgMicrosoft FrontPage (If Installed)
msmsgsWindows Messenger
mspaintMicrosoft Paint
wmplayerWindows Media Player
rstruiSystem Restore
netscp6Netscape 6.x
netscpNetscape 7.x
netscapeNetscape 4.x
controlOpens the Control Panel
control printersOpens the Printers Dialog
cmdCommand Prompt
iexplore + “web address”Internet Explorer
compmgmt.mscComputer Management
dhcpmgmt.mscDHCP Management
dnsmgmt.mscDNS Management
eventvwrEvent Viewer
dsa.mscActive Directory Users and Computers
dssite.mscActive Directory Sites and Services




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