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Keyboard Shortcuts: How to use hot keys

Most Popular Keyboard Shortcuts

Hot keys is a very simple thing but very essential

Hot keys on Windows

Keyboard shortcut


Ctrl + A Select all content.
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert) Copy selected items to clipboard.
Ctrl + X Cut selected items to clipboard.
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) Paste content from clipboard.
Ctrl + Z Undo an action, including undelete files (limited).
Ctrl + Y Redo an action.
Ctrl + Shift + N Create new folder on desktop or File Explorer.
Alt + F4 Close active window. (If no active window present, then shutdown box appears.)
Ctrl + D (Del) Delete selected item to the Recycle Bin.
Shift + Delete Delete selected item permanently skipping Recycle Bin.
F2 Rename selected item.
Alt + Tab Switch between open apps.
PrtScn Take screenshot and stores it in clipboard.
Windows key + E Open File Explorer.
Windows key + Shift + S Capture part of the screen with Snip & Sketch.
Windows key + Left arrow key Snap app or window left.
Windows key + Right arrow key Snap app or window right.

Hot keys on Mac

Keyboard shortcut


Command + A Select all
Command + C Copy
Command + V Paste
Command + X Cut
Command + S Save
Command + Q Quit
Command + N New
Command + Z or Command + Shift + Z Undo/Redo
Command + M Minimize window
Command + W Close window
Command + P Print
Command + F Find
Command + Shift + 4 Capture custom screenshot
Command + space Open Apps search panel


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Alex Kara
By Alex Kara on Jul 16, 2021
IT Basics