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Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are the tools which facilitate our need to use the computer faster. Here are some basic and very useful computer keyboard shortcut keys, which will make life so much easier on a daily basis.
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It is no secret that the computer keyboard is the most used part of the PC. There are numerous computer shortcut keys that are there to be used. But the point is to know and use the useful ones. There is a lot that can be done faster and easier, simply by using a combination of keys very easily. Let us have a look at the important keyboard shortcuts of a computer, which will really help us in our everyday tasks.
List of Computer Keyboard Shortcuts
Here is a list of some useful shortcuts, many of which we don't use quite often. But when we need them, then it's so difficult to find them, so here goes.
KEY RESULT CHARACTER MEANING
ALT 1 white smiley
ALT 2 black smiley
ALT 3 heart
ALT 4 diamond
ALT 5 club
ALT 6 spade
ALT 13 quaver
ALT 14 joined quavers
ALT 18 up-down arrow
ALT 24 up arrow
ALT 25 down arrow
ALT 26 right arrow
ALT 27 left arrow
ALT 0128 euro
ALT 0132 double comma
ALT 0133 ... ellipse
ALT 0134 cross
ALT 0135 double cross
ALT 0137 per mille/per thousand
ALT 0149 bullet
ALT 0150 - en dash
ALT 0151 - em dash
ALT 0153 trademark
ALT 0161 ¡ upsidedown exclamation
ALT 162 ¢ cent
ALT 0163 £ pound
ALT 0165 ¥ yen
ALT 0174 ® registered
ALT 0169 © copyright
ALT 0176 ° degrees
ALT 0177 ± plus-minus
ALT 0178 ² squared
ALT 0179 ³ cubed
ALT 0188 ¼ one-fourth
ALT 0189 ½ half
ALT 0190 ¾ three-fourth
ALT 0191 ¿ upsidedown question
ALT 0215 × multiplication sign
ALT 227 π pi
ALT 228 Σ sum
ALT 246 ÷ division sign
ALT 251 tick/square root

Alphabets with Accents
These are some alphabets with accents. They are mostly used in words that have their origin in a different language, or those that just have an accent, like sauté, fiancé, cómo, etc.
KEY RESULT CHARACTER MEANING
ALT 0192 À capital a with accent
ALT 0193 Á capital A with accent
ALT 0194 Â capital A with accent
ALT 0195 Ã capital A with accent
ALT 0200 È capital E with accent
ALT 0201 É capital E with accent
ALT 0202 Ê capital E with accent
ALT 0204 Ì capital I with accent
ALT 0205 Í capital I with accent
ALT 0206 Î capital I with accent
ALT 0209 Ñ capital N with accent
ALT 0210 Ò capital O with accent
ALT 0211 Ó capital O with accent
ALT 0212 Ô capital O with accent
ALT 0213 Õ capital O with accent
ALT 0138 Š capital S with accent
ALT 0217 Ù capital U with accent
ALT 0218 Ú capital U with accent
ALT 0219 Û capital U with accent
ALT 0221 Ý capital Y with accent
ALT 0142 Ž capital Z with accent
ALT 0224 à small a with accent
ALT 0225 á small a with accent
ALT 0226 â small a with accent
ALT 0227 ã small a with accent
ALT 0232 è small e with accent
ALT 0233 é small e with accent
ALT 0234 ê small e with accent
ALT 0236 ì small i with accent
ALT 0237 í small i with accent
ALT 0238 î small i with accent
ALT 0241 ñ small n with accent
ALT 0242 ò small o with accent
ALT 0243 ó small o with accent
ALT 0244 ô small o with accent
ALT 0245 õ small o with accent
ALT 0154 š small s with accent
ALT 0249 ù small u with accent
ALT 0250 ú small u with accent
ALT 0251 û small u with accent
ALT 0253 ý small y with accent
ALT 0158 ž small z with accent

Browser Shotcuts
Here are some shortcut keys for the widely used Windows based browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox. Also, most of these can be used as shortcut keys in Excel and shortcut keys for Word.
KEY COMMAND
F5 refresh
CTRL U page source
CTRL P print
CTRL S save page
CTRL + zoom in
CTRL - zoom out
CTRL 0 normal view
CTRL C copy
CTRL X cut
CTRL V paste
CTRL Z undo
CTRL F find
SHIFT F3 find previous
CTRL W close tab
CTRL SHIFT W close window
CTRL T new tab
CTRL SHIFT T opens closed tab
CTRL N new window
CTRL TAB next tab
CTRL SHIFT TAB previous tab
CTRL 9 last tab
CTRL D bookmark page
CTRL SHIFT D bookmark all tabs

All the above computer keyboard shortcuts are useful to us on a daily basis, at some point of time or the other. Memorizing all of them is near to impossible, so maybe you can take out a printout or bookmark these articles for further reference.