Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

I received my Windows 10 invitation to download.. did YOU? If anyone does the download will you pleas let me know how it goes? I am scared to try it.

Keyboard Shortcuts only apply to Windows Users and these are the ones I use and have for years.  NON Windows users you are in luck today and may skip this post

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl + C = copy
Ctrl + V = paste
Ctrl + X = cut
Ctrl + S = Save
Ctrl +  Z = undo
Ctrl + F = find and you can type what you are looking for and it will find it.

Ctrl + A selects everything in the open window.
(Next 3, highlight words first)
Ctrl + B = Bold
Ctrl + I = Italliac
Ctrl + U = Underline

Top Row Function  keys

F 5 is refresh page
F 3 is find, the same as Ctrl F gives a find search bar to type in
Print screen will copy the entire screen and you can paste it into email or word doc

How to highligt words with out dragging mouse over them.

Double click on word to highlight only the word, triple click on sentence or paragraph to highlight them and Try it NOW by double click on THIS and Triple click HERE


Gail said...

Cool! I am trying to figure out how to put this as a shortcut on my desktop so I can refer to it often.


Weekend-Windup said...

You are up to date in installation. Need to learn from you many things...

diane b said...

Same with Apple. I am suppose to upgrade to Yosemite but I hate having to learn all the new fangled stuff.

Blogoratti said...

Nice, I am yet to jump on Windows 10, but it sure looks great. Thanks for sharing those tips.

Madi and Mom said...

Bryan saw an add stating Windows 10 was a free download for a year. I LOL'd
I said nope not free for us because the only way I'd do it is to let the
Geek Squad come to the house. No way am I trying it. I watched the IT guy at NCSU do downloads a lot and he was truly a guru. He had issues too there is always a glitch. Too many things have to be turned off or taken off before downloading NOPE not for me
Hugs Cecilia

From the Kitchen said...



SweetMarie said...

I'm a chicken! I'm waiting for you!! lol

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, thanks for the keyboard shortcuts. Some I already knew and some are new to me. Windows 10 update is scary. I heard the update can be good or bad depending on if you had windows 7 or 8 . I am sure they will be doing a lot of fixes and patches. Enjoy your day!

carolann said...

I am scared to do anything with uploading Windows even 7 let alone 10. My computer is okay now running fine. So I dare not touch anything. Good luck Sandra if you try.

And my friend said it is only for a year 10 then they charge.

Your savvy Sandra but if you want to take a chance' You said you read it was not for a year only free but permanently. Once you load up. Then that would be really good. I hear it is better then 7 and 8. As those two were hard to adjust with. People complained also with key bards and language with French on key board. That would scare me.

Have a great day Sandra.

Kathy said...

I'm still getting used to 7 which was on the laptop I've switched to since my other computer crashed. I've never uploaded an OS, just always waiting for whatever happens to be installed on my next computer. I use most of those keyboard shortcuts but some were new, especially the double and triple click for highlighting Thanks.

Cranberry Morning said...

I know and use some of these, but did not know several others. Thanks!! I'm surprised you are cautious about Windows 10. I thought you jumped into all new techno stuff. :-)). Have a good Thursday.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

All these years and I've never used shortcuts other than CTRL-DEL-ALT when something is stuck. I know that one person I follow said it took 10 hours for her Windows 10 to download.

Jo said...

Ewgh, Sandra. I've had my invite for days now and keep rescheduling. I have son and DIL here tonight and will ask them to see me safely through. Apparently it's going to be a good thing... Mmm Will let you know tomorrow, if I have a computer left! LOL!

DawnTreader said...

I've been using most of these for as long as I can remember, but ctrl + F was new to me I think and I tend to forget about the F-keys as well. I've not downloaded Windows 10. I asked my brother about it and he suggested I wait a while, after all it's going to be free for a year... So I did not sign up for it yet.

Ann Thompson said...

Ctrl s and z I use the rest I never think of. I didn't know about double click and triple click to highlight. Very cool

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I've been scared to do it, too. I think I'll ponder on it awhile!

DeniseinVA said...

I'm waiting too. Great post for shortcuts Sandra, thank you :)

Rose said...

My brother did Win 10 and it even fixed something that wasn't working before....however, another friend cannot get her computer to download pics from her camera since installing Win 10.

Chatty Crone said...

My grandson installed windows 10 on his two year old computer. It has so many cliches. We brought it in and they want $170 to take it back to 8 OR now get this - he can wait until Windows 10 fixes the cliches and they can update his computer.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm on a Mac. Last spring I downloaded Yosemite, which turned out to be really easy to learn. BUT my computer does turn on slower now...or maybe it's just my imagination.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I just updated hubby from XP to 8.1 Windows and that was huge!! Not easy for me and very hard for him.
I am a Mac user who just updated to Yosemite recently and in September the newest version for Macs will appear. For us elderly these changes come so fast I wonder how we can stay safe? Password hell is my worste nightmare since I get to be in charge of three folks' all because they can't recall them.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes, Sandra, I have also received an invite to upgrade to Windows 10 but plan to bypass it. My older deaktop is running fine with an older version and Inplan to replace it within 6 months so see no need to upgrade. I just wish I could get rid of the notification uodate so that I don't accidentally click on it. I have read some good things about the next version.