Computer Awareness is a common section for the various Bank, Insurance, SSC, and RRB exams conducted in the country. The list of computer shortcut keys is a question that may not just be asked as a part of the Computer section but may also be asked in the General Awareness section in a few cases.
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|Want to upgrade your Computer Knowledge?? Start off with the list of important Computer Shortcut Keys.
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Since the computer shortcut keys form an important part of the computer awareness syllabus, we have given the list of these shortcut keys further below in this article. Also, a few sample questions which may be asked based on this topic have been discussed below.
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List of Computer Shortcut Keys
The table given below mentions the list of shortcut keyboard keys, mainly used for operations in MS Office and its applications. Candidates can go through the list carefully and must know them for basic computer operations as well.
|Computer Shortcut Keys|
|1||Alt+F||Displays the File menu options|
|2||Alt+E||Opens the Edit options|
|3||Alt+Tab||Switch between open programs|
|4||F1||Used by every Windows program for Help|
|5||F2||To Rename a selected file|
|6||F5||Refresh the page or current window|
|7||Ctrl+D||To Bookmarks the current page (for most Browsers)|
|8||Ctrl+N||Create a new or blank document or open a new tab in the Internet Browser|
|9||Ctrl+O||To Open a file|
|10||Ctrl+A||Select the entire text at once|
|11||Ctrl+B||Change the text to Bold|
|12||Ctrl+I||Change the Text to Italics|
|13||Ctrl+U||Underline the selected text|
|14||Ctrl+S||Save the file or document you are working on|
|15||Ctrl+X||Cut selected part of the text or image|
|16||Shift+Del||Remove the selected items|
|17||Ctrl+C||To copy the text or image|
|19||Ctrl+Y||Redo last action|
|20||Ctrl+Z||Undo last action|
|21||Ctrl+K||Insert hyperlink for selected text.|
|22||Ctrl+P||To print the document|
|23||Home||Moves the beginning of the current line|
|24||Ctrl+Home||Moves to the beginning of the document|
|25||End||Moves to the end of the line|
|27||Ctrl+End||Moves to the end of the document|
|28||Ctrl+Left arrow||Moves one word to the left at a time.|
|29||Ctrl+Right arrow||Moves one word to the right at a time.|
|30||Alt+F4||To close the program currently active|
|31||Alt+Enter||Open the properties for the selected item|
|32||Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar||Create a non-breaking space|
|33||Ctrl + Shift+ <||Decrease font size one value|
|34||Ctrl + Shift + >||Increase the font size one value|
|35||Ctrl + [||Increase the font size by 1 point|
|36||Ctrl + ]||Decrease the font size by 1 point|
|37||Ctrl + Spacebar||Remove paragraph or character formatting|
|38||Ctrl + Alt + V||Paste special|
|39||Ctrl + Shift + V||Paste formatting only|
|40||Ctrl+F10||Maximise the document window|
|41||Ctrl + Shift + T||Enter the current time|
|42||Ctrl + ;||Enter the current date|
|43||Shift + F3||Open the Excel formula window|
|44||Shift + F5||Bring up search box.|
|45||Ctrl + F9||Minimise current workbook|
|46||Ctrl + F10||Maximise currently selected workbook|
|47||Ctrl + F6||Switch between open workbooks/window|
|48||Ctrl + Page Down||Move between Excel worksheets in the same Excel document|
|49||Ctrl + Tab||Move between two or more open Excel files|
|50||Ctrl + Page Up||Move between Excel worksheet in the same Excel document|
|51||Alt + =||Create a formula to sum all of the cells|
|52||Ctrl + ’||Insert the value of the above cell into cell currently selected.|
|53||Ctrl + Arrow key||Move to next section to text|
|54||Ctrl + Space||Select entire column|
|55||Shift + Space||Select entire row|
|56||Ctrl+L||To left-align the selected text|
|57||Ctrl+R||To right-align the selected text|
|58||Ctrl+J||To justify the selected text|
|59||Ctrl+E||To centre align the text|
|60||Ctrl+Del||To delete the word to the right|
|61||Shift+Del||To permanently delete a file|
The above-mentioned list s for the most commonly and frequently used shortcut keys and candidates must memorize them so that they are able to answer the direct questions based on the shortcut keys topic.
Refer to the following computer-related terms and concepts to strengthen your command and to score more in the Computer Awareness section of the upcoming competitive exams:
|Web Browsers||Storage Devices|
|Types of Computer||Internet|
|Computer Virus||Computer Networks|
Computer Shortcut Keys – Sample Questions
Given below are a few sample questions which shall help candidates understand the type of questions which may be asked with respect to this topic.
Q 1. What along with the “ctrl” key needs to be pressed in order to cut a part of the text written in MS Word?
Answer: (1) X; “ctrl+X” needs to pressed to cut a part of text or image from an MS Word document
Q 2. Which of the given pairs of keys need to be pressed in order to move at the beginning of a document?
Answer: (4) ctrl+home
Q 3. _________ shortcut keys must be used to select an entire row.
Answer: (3) shift+space
Q 4. To move between two more MS Excel files, which shortcut keys can be used?
Answer: (1) ctrl+Tab
Q 5. Shift+ctrl+___ keys are used to decrease the size of the font by one number. What should come in place of the blank?
Answer: (4) <
Q 6. What is the function of the F2 key?
- To increase the brightness of the system
- To save a file
- To rename a file
- To add an extra sheet in MS Excel
- To copy the file to another drive
Answer: (3) To rename a file
Q 7. To bookmark the current page, which shortcut keys can be used?
Answer: (1) ctrl+D
Q 8. What is the function of the shortcut key “ctrl+shift+T”?
- To copy the text from one folder to another
- To enter the time
- To have a text break in the file
- To skip any text break in the document
- To open a new tab in Internet Explorer
Answer: (2) To enter the time
Q 9. Which shortcut keys from the given options can be used to add a hyperlink to the selected text?
Answer: (5) ctrl+K
Q 10. In MS-Excel, which shortcut keys can be used to create a formula to sum all of the cells?
Answer: (2) alt+=
The above-mentioned questions will help candidates apprehend the way in which questions based on computer shortcut keys may be asked in the various Government exams.
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