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20 Common Keyboard Shortcut Keys Every Computer Operator Should Know

Shortcut keys help provide an easier and quicker method of navigating and executing commands in the computer software. Here are top 20 basic keywords everyone should know:

1. Ctrl + C / Ctrl + X / Ctrl + V: Copy, Cut, and Paste, respectively.

2. Ctrl + Z / Ctrl + Y: Undo and Redo actions.

3. Ctrl + S: Save the current document or file.

4. Ctrl + F: Find text or items in a document or web page.

5. Ctrl + A: Select all items in a document or on a webpage.

6. Ctrl + P: Print the current document.

7. Alt + Tab: Switch between open applications or windows.

8. Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Access the Task Manager (on Windows) or force quit applications (on Mac).

9. Ctrl + W / Ctrl + F4: Close the current tab or window in many applications.

10. Ctrl + N: Open a new document or window.

11. Ctrl + T: Open a new tab in web browsers.

12. Ctrl + Shift + T: Reopen the last closed tab in web browsers.

13. Windows key + D (Windows) / Command key + Mission Control (Mac): Show the desktop.

14. Ctrl + Arrow keys: Navigate text by words (left and right) or by paragraphs (up and down).

15. Ctrl + Shift + Arrow keys: Select text by words or paragraphs.

16. Ctrl + Backspace / Ctrl + Delete: Delete words in text documents.

17. Ctrl + Shift + Esc (Windows) / Command + Option + Esc (Mac): Open the Task Manager (Windows) or the Force Quit Applications window (Mac) directly.

18. Alt + F4 (Windows) / Command + Q (Mac): Close the active program or application.

19. Ctrl + 1, Ctrl + 2, etc.: Switch between tabs or sections in many applications.

20. Ctrl + Shift + N (Windows) / Command + Shift + N (Mac): Create a new folder in File Explorer or Finder.

You can also find the shortcut keys in popular programs by looking for underlined letters in their menus. For example, the file menu image has an underline on the "F" in File

which means you can press Alt + F to access the file menu.


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