Windows Keyboard Shortcuts


Application Shortcut Keys

Posted in general by estephen on February 23rd, 2007

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

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  1. sam said,

    on May 13th, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    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. estephen said,

    on June 11th, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Sam, I would need a lot more detail about exactly what you want. I don’t know how to do what you want off the top of my head.

  3. norma said,

    on January 19th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    i don’t know what key is what i’m lookin for asheet that will tell me what the keys are on my keyborad thank you norma

  4. Hans said,

    on April 4th, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Hello,

    what is the windows shortcut key for “Stand by”?

    Thanks,

    Hans

  5. estephen said,

    on April 14th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    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.

  6. Denise Miel said,

    on May 17th, 2008 at 9:23 am

    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!!

  7. cporche said,

    on May 21st, 2008 at 9:17 am

    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 ?

  8. estephen said,

    on June 19th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    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?

  9. cindyinNH said,

    on August 25th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    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?

  10. estephen said,

    on August 26th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Reboot doesn’t fix it? Your Fn key is probably stuck down. Try hitting it a few times. Also try switching off Num Lk and Scroll Lk.


  11. on December 13th, 2008 at 8:56 am

    I don’t want google chrome rather I want —-google internet with internet explorer back as previously permently www.,google com home page

  12. jay said,

    on September 9th, 2009 at 10:22 am

    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.

  13. jazzheR said,

    on March 11th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A SHORTCUT FOR MY ENTER KEY, IT DOESNT WORK WHEN IM AT MESSENGER, IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE

  14. Teri said,

    on May 27th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    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.

  15. lisa said,

    on January 7th, 2012 at 4:42 am

    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

  16. MARGARET said,

    on October 3rd, 2012 at 4:19 am

    HOW DO I SELECT TYPE WORDS FOR EXAMPLE WHEN I WANT TO CLOSE IN SPACES OR WHEN I WANT TO BOLD LETTERS


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