Application Shortcut Keys

Most Windows applications will let you use the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Save the current document: Ctrl+S
  • Print the current document: Ctrl+P
  • Copy the selected text into the clipboard: Ctrl+C
  • Cut the selected text into the clipboard: Ctrl+X
  • Paste from the clipboard: Ctrl+V

18 thoughts on “Application Shortcut Keys”

  1. HI
    I want to make some keys on the key broad stop functioning.Example when somebody presses f5 nothing should happen. In the same way i want to bring back the same function again whenever i want to .Can u please help me with this.I want this program so bad.It is usefull for my business.I know we can do that, but i barely remember. Please help me.

  2. Norma, sorry that I can’t help you unless you tell me which key you’re confused by.

    Hans, on many computers, you can configure the power button (on the laptop or desktop) to be a stand by button. Failing that, try Ctrl+Alt+Del, then press S to Shut Down, use the up and down arrows until you find Hibernate, then press Enter.

  3. I would love to use F7 for spellcheck, but nothing happens when I tap it. Could it be disabled somehow? And if so, how would I enable it? Thanks!

    PS – Your website is so helpful to this newbie!!

  4. I can not return to the regular keystrokes on my laptop. Some how I have activated the function(?) that allows me to type a (*) instead of p. I would like to return to normal. The lower letters are displayed- o istead of m. Please help me resolve this ?

  5. Denise, which program are you using when you try F7 and it doesn’t work? Not every program has spell check, unfortunately. Try it in Word.

    cporche, I think this is going to depend on your keyboard. Perhaps you’ve hit the Fn lock key on your laptop?

  6. i have almost the same problem as cporche only thing is that if i hit one of the letters with a # next to it doent type and the letter only types when i am holding the fn button down how an i fix this?

    1. To understand that the Koran is false is to realize that Muhammad was always being ordered to have more sex, take more wives and concubines, kill more people, take more of their money and possessions, etc. There is no reason that the ravings of a lunatic illiterate from the 7th century should be taken by intelligent Westerners, especially those skeptical about other religions, as holy words that we must respect and honor.

  7. I want to create a shortcut that allows a pre-estabished line or two of text to appear. For instance, have the abilty to anwer a frequently asked e-mail question with a2-3 key stroke custom shortcut.


  9. Does anyone know if there are keyboard shortcut keys for formatting in PowerPoint using a Mac running the Leopard OS? Am getting so tired of having to mouse using the formatting palette … No shortcut keys shown in the dropdown format menu. I know the basic shortcut keys, I’m trying to find the formatting shortcuts – if they exist for the Mac version of ppt. Ready to go back to my PC just to use the keyboard instead of the mouse.

  10. When i use certain keys they make shortcuts happen and i cannot use them to write my password in,how do i make the keys no longer shortcuts i have an Acer5600 series,using windows7,Like when i write a name,when the R is pressed it opens the run window….Is there anyway to disable the shortcut keys……Plz help..xx

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