Computer Shortcut Keys

Shortcut keys are very useful, and can help make the things you do most often on your computer faster and easier. Most programs on your computer have built in shortcut keys that are unique to each program. Shortcut keys work by combining the SHIFT, ALT, or CTRL key along with another key. For example by pressing and holding the CTRL key and then pressing the C key simultaneously you can copy what you have selected, and to paste it simply press the CTRL key and V key to paste it.

In addition to the shortcuts listed on this page, users can find the shortcut keys to other programs by looking for the underlined letters in the menus at the top of the screen. For example, in Microsoft Word you will notice that the "F" in File has been underlined. This means you can press the Alt key and F to access the File menu. Note: Some programs require the user to press and hold the ALT key to see the underlined characters. Finally, as can also be seen some of the common features such as Open (Ctrl+O) and Save (Ctrl+S) have shortcut keys assigned to them also.

Alt + F File menu option in current program Alt + E Edit options in current program Alt + Tab Quickly switch between open programs Ctrl + A Selects all text Ctrl + X Cut selected item Ctrl + C Copies selected item Ctrl + V Paste Ctrl + Home Take you to the beginning of the document Ctrl + End Take you to the end of the document

I hope that these shortcuts will save you some time. If you have any questions, or need any help with your computer, visit our website at or give us a call at Coastal Computer Systems 954-491-9779.