Some Essential Keyboard Hacks Everyone Must Know

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Today the internet is playing a vital role in our life, it has changed our lives in surprising ways. Today the internet has occupied every part of our life. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web, electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing. To surf the internet we use majorly use computers, laptops. Therefore it is very necessary to know some keyboard hacks so that our work could become easier.
Here are some of the basic keyboard hacks everyone should know.


Shortcuts for Microsoft word
 F1 key: Get help on a selected command or use the Office assistant.
Shift and F1 Key: Review text formatting.
F2 Key: Move text or image.
Shift + F2 Key: Copy text.
F3 Key: Insert an auto text entry.
Shift + F3 Key: Change the case of the selected text.
F4 Key: Perform last action again.
Shift + F4 Key: Perform a Find or Go To action again.
F5 Key: Displays the Go To dialogue box. You can also get to Find and Replace from here.
Shift + F5 Key: Move to a previous revision.
F6 Key: Go to the next frame or pane.
Shift + F6 Key: Go to the previous frame or pane.
F7 Key: Launch the Spell Checker.
Shift + F7 Key: Launch the Thesaurus.
F8 Key: Extend the current selection.
Shift + F8 Key: Shrink the current selection.
F9 Key: Refresh.
Shift + F9 Key: Switch between a field code and its result.
F10 Key: Show Key Tips.
Shift + F10 Key: Display a Shortcut Menu (same as right-clicking).
F11 Key: Go to the next field.
SHIFT + F11 Key: Go to the previous field.
F12 Key: Open Save As, equivalent to tools menu.
Shift + F12 Key: Save document, equivalent to tools menu.
Ctrl and A: Selects all in the current document.
Ctrl and B: Bold text.
Ctrl and C: Copies the item or text.
Ctrl and D: Displays the Font dialogue box.
Ctrl and E: Switch a paragraph between centre and left alignment.
Ctrl and F: Displays the Find dialog box to search the current document.
Ctrl and G: Displays the Go To dialog box to search for a specific location in the current document.
Ctrl and H: Displays the Replace dialogue box.
Ctrl and I: Italicize text.
Ctrl and J: Switch a paragraph between justified and left alignment.
Ctrl and K: Create a hyperlink.
Ctrl and L: Left align a paragraph.
Ctrl and M: Indent a paragraph from the left.
Ctrl and N: Create a new document.
Ctrl and O: Opens a new document.
Ctrl and P: Prints a document.
Ctrl and R: Switch the alignment of a paragraph between left and right.
Ctrl and S: Saves a document.
Ctrl and U: Underlines text.
Ctrl and V: Pastes the copied item or text.
Ctrl and X: Cuts the selected item or text.
Ctrl and Y: Redo the last action.
Ctrl and Z: Undo the last action.
Ctrl and Enter: Insert a page break.
Ctrl and F2: Select Print Preview command.
Ctrl and F4: Closes the active window.
Ctrl and F6: Opens the next window if multiple are open.

Shortcuts for Mac

Command + X: Cut selected text and copy it.
Command + C: Copy selected text.
Command + V: Paste copied text.
Command + Z: Undo the previous command.
Command + A: Select all items.
Command + F: Open Find window to search text.
Command + H: Hide windows of the front app.
Command + N: Open a new document or window.
Command + O: Open a selected item.
Command + P: Print the current document.
Command + S: Save the current document.
Command + W: Close front window.
Command + Q: Quit the app.
Command + M: Minimize the front window to the Dock.
Command + Spacebar: Open Spotlight search field.
Command + Tab: Switch between open apps.
Command + B: Bold selected text.
Command + I: Italicize selected text.
Command + U: Underline selected text.
Command + Semicolon (;): Find misspelled words in the document.
Option + Command + Esc: Choose an app to force quit.
Shift + Command + Tilde (~): Switch between open windows.
Shift + Command + 3: Take a screenshot.
Fn + Up Arrow: Scroll up one page.
Fn + Down Arrow: Scroll down one page.
Fn + Left Arrow: Scroll to the beginning of the document.
Fn + Right Arrow: Scroll to the end of the document.

File Explorer shortcut
End: Display the bottom of the current window.
Home: Display top of the current window.
Left Arrow: Collapse the current selections or select a parent folder.
Right Arrow: Display the current selection or select the first subfolder.

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