Frequently Asked Questions

Computer Shortcuts

  • Ctrl+A
    • Highlight everything in the current folder, document, or page.
  • Ctrl+C / Ctrl+Insert
    • Copy the selected text, image, or item to the clipboard.
  • Ctrl+X
    • Cut (remove) the selected text, image, or item and moves it to the clipboard.
  • Ctrl+V
    • Paste contents of the clipboard into current program or window.
  • Ctrl+F
    • In most programs, this command opens up a search window (includes all
      browsers and most Office applications).
  • Ctrl+S
    • Save an open document, file, or webpage (most browsers and programs).
  • Ctrl+Z
    • Undo the last action performed (supported by most programs and browsers).
  • Ctrl+Left arrow/Right arrow
    • Move your cursor to the start of the previous word (left) or to the beginning of the
      next word (right).
  • Ctrl+Shift+Left arrow/Right arrow
    • Highlight the previous word (left) or highlight the next word (right).
  • Ctrl+Backspace
    • Delete the word to the left of your cursor.
  • Ctrl+Home
    • Move your cursor to the beginning of a document or page.
  • Ctrl+End
    • Move your cursor to the end of a document or page.
  • Esc
    • Cancel current/opened task.
  • Shift+Delete
    • Delete a highlighted item (permanently) without first moving it to the Recycle Bin.
  • Ctrl+Tab
    • Move through opened tabs.
  • Alt+Tab
    • Move through opened windows
  • Ctrl+Click / Shift+Click
    • Select more than one item or file
  • Shift+Arrow
    • Highlight text to the left or the right.
  • Ctrl+P
    • Print current document or page.
  • Ctrl+Shift+V
    • Paste current clipboard as plain text.
  • Shift+F7
    • Open thesaurus lookup in Microsoft Word.
  • Ctrl+Shift+T
    • Reopen last closed browser tab.
  • Windows key+M
    • Minimize all opened windows.
  • Windows key+shift+M
    • Undo the minimized windows
  • Windows key+L
    • Lock your PC.