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Updated on May 7, 2013

All likes short cuts in life but there is a saying that "There is no short cuts to success". But their are some short cuts which are used and liked by all and its not cheating too.

So, here I am telling you all, about some short cut keys used in Computers. I know you all will think why we need this article as we all work on computers or laptops all the time and knows about all short cut keys. But their is no harm is revision is it.

So, let start with these short cuts which are very common

Sr. No
Tool Name
Short Cuts Keys
Description
1.
New Blank Document
Ctrl + N
Open a new blank document.
2.
Close Window
Ctrl + W
Close the Current Window.
3.
New Folder
Ctrl + Shift + N
Creates New Folder.
4.
Open
Ctrl + O
Open an already existing saved document.
5.
Save
Ctrl + S
Save the current file with its current file name, location and file format.
6.
Print
Ctrl + P
Print the existing file.
7.
Cut
Ctrl + X
Cut the selected text, file or folder.
8.
Copy
Ctrl + C
Copies the selected text, file or folder.
9.
Paste
Ctrl + V
Pastes the cut or copied data.
10.
Undo
Ctrl + Z
Reverses the last command.
11.
Redo
Ctrl + Y
Reverses the actions of Undo.
12.
Bold
Ctrl + B
Bolds the selected text and numbers.
13.
Italics
Ctrl + I
Makes selected text and numbers in Italics.
14.
Underline
Ctrl + U
Underlined the selected text and numbers.
15.
Right Align
Ctrl + R
Align right the selected text and numbers.
16.
Left Align
Ctrl + L
Align left the selected text and numbers.
17.
Centre Align
Ctrl + E
Centres the selected text and numbers.
18.
Justify
Ctrl + J
Align the selected text and numbers to both right and left margins.
19.
Select All
Ctrl + A
Selects all text in existing document.
20.
Delete
Del
Delete the selected file or folder and place it in Recycle Bin.
21.
Delete
Shift + Del
Delete the selected file or folder completely without placing it in Recycle Bin.
22.
File Menu
Alt + F
Displays File Menu options in current program.
23.
Edit Menu
Alt + E
Displays Edit Menu Options in current program.
24.
Help
F1
Universal Help in almost every Windows Application.
25.
Function Key
F4
Displays the items in the Active List.
26.
Minimize/ Maximize
F11
Minimizes or maximizes the active window.
27.
For Images
Ctrl + Period (.)
Rotate a picture Clockwise.
28.
For Images
Ctrl + Comma (,)
Rotates the picture anti - clockwise.
29.
Subfolder
Num Lock + Plus Sign (+) on numeric Keypad
Displays all subfolders under the selected folder.
30.
Subfolder
Num Lock + Minus Sign (-) on numeric keypad
Collapses the selected folder.
31.
Properties Dialog Box
Alt + Enter
Displays the properties dialog box for the selected items.
32.
Preview
Alt + P
Displays the Preview Pane.
33.
Previous Folder
Alt + Left Arrow
View the previous folder.
34.
Previous Folder
Back Space
Shows the previous folder.
35.
Subfolder
Right Arrow
Displays the Current Selection if its collapsed, or select the first subfolder.
36.
Next Folder
Alt + Right Arrow
Views the next folder.
37.
Parent Folder
Alt + Up Arrow
Views the parent folder.
38.
Folders
Ctrl + Shift + E
Displays all folders above the selected folder.
39.
Address Bar
Alt + D
Selectes the Addres Bar.
40.
Search Box
Ctrl + E
Selects the Search Box.
41.
Search Box
Ctrl + F
Selects the Search Box.


So, friends these are some common short cut keys which are common in all windows application. In the next table I will tell you about different short cuts used in Paint application. This short cuts are pretty much the same with common short cuts. So lets see them .

Short Cuts Used in Paint

Sr No.
Tool Name
Short Cut Keys
Description
1.
New Picture
Ctrl + N
Creates a New Picture.
2.
Open Picture
Ctrl + O
Open an existing picture.
3.
Save Picture
Ctrl + S
Saves the changes to a Picture.
4.
Save as
F12
Save the picture as a new file.
5.
Print
Ctrl + P
Print a Picture.
6.
Close
Alt + F4
Close a Picture and its Paint Window.
7.
Undo
Ctrl + Z
Undo a Change.
8.
Redo
Ctrl + Y
Reverse the action of Undo.
9.
Cut
Ctrl + X
Cuts a selected Picture.
10.
Copy
Ctrl + C
Copies a selected Picture to the Clipboard.
11.
Paste
Ctrl + V
Paste a selected picture from the Clipboard.
12.
Selection
Ctrl + A
Selects the Entire Picture.
13.
Picture
Right Arrow
Move the selection or active shape right by One Pixel.
14.
Picture
Left Arrow
Move the slection or active shape left by One Pixel.
15.
Picture
Up Arrow
Move the selection or active shape Up by One Pixel.
16.
Picture
Down Arrow
Move the selection or active shape down by One Pixel.
17.
Increase Width
Ctrl + (+) Plus Sign
Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by One Pixel.
18.
Decrease Width
Ctrl + (-) Minus Sign
Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by One Pixel.
19.
Skew and Resize Dialog Box
Ctrl + W
Opens the Skew and Resize Dialog Box.
20.
Ruler
Ctrl + R
Show or Hide the Ruler.
21.
Gridlines
Ctrl + G
Show or Hide Gridlines.
22.
Keytips
Alt or F10
Displays the keytips.
23.
Zoom In
Ctrl + Page Up
Zoom In the Page.
24.
Zoom Out
Ctrl + Page Down
Zoom Out the Page.
25.
Full Screen Mode
F11
View a picture in Full - Screen Mode.

This are the short cuts keys used in Paint Application. As you have noticed that some short cut keys are same as those of commonly used shortcut keys. But some are different too. I hope this hub will help you in learning some short cut keys which will be useful to you.


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    • Hariom Singhal profile image

      Hariom 4 years ago from INDIA (Haryana) SAMPLA

      Very helpful for new on computer.