We live in the 21st century and the time demands for quick actions. Microsoft Windows enables users to speed up their actions by using shortcut keys. No matter whether you are a geeky or a normal user of Windows, you can use the shortcut keys very easily.The Windows Shortcuts are easy to remember. You can save your precious time by implementing these useful shortcuts.

 

microsoft windows Ctrl key shortcuts

 

Ctrl  Key Shortcuts

Ctrl key shortcuts are most commonly used by millions of users. These shortcuts are basically used for Microsoft Word, but some of the Ctrl  key shortcuts are common for all the applications.

ctrl key shortcuts for Windows users

Ctrl + C : To copy the selected text.
Ctrl + V : To paste the text that is copied.
Ctrl + X : To cut the selected text.
Ctrl + Z : To undo the last action.
Ctrl + Y : To redo the last undone action or repeat an action.
Ctrl + B : To bold the selected text.
Ctrl + U : To underline the selected text.
Ctrl + I : To italicize the selected text.
Ctrl + N : To create new copy of document.
Ctrl + A : To select all the contents or data of active window.
Ctrl + S : To save the opened file.
Ctrl + F : To open Find (Search) field.
Ctrl + G : To open Go to tab under Find and Replace prompt window. This is used to quickly jump to a specific                               page, section, line, comment, bookmark, footnote and heading etc.
Ctrl + H : To open Replace tab under Find and Replace prompt window.
Ctrl + J : To Justify the alignment of selected contents.
Ctrl+ L : To set left alignment of the contents.
Ctrl + R : To set right alignment of the contents.
Ctrl + K : To open insert hyperlink window.
Ctrl + M: To Indent a paragraph from the left.
Ctrl + Q: To remove paragraph formatting.
Ctrl + W : To close current window.
Ctrl + T : To create hanging indent.
Ctrl + P : To print the current document.

 

 Ctrl + Shift Key Shortcuts

ctrl key shortcuts
Ctrl + Shift + C : To copy formats of selected contents.
Ctrl + Shift + V : To paste formats that were copied.
Ctrl + Shift + D : To double underline the selected text.
Ctrl + Shift + F : To change the font.
Ctrl + Shift + K: To format selected letters as small capitals.
Ctrl + Shift + L: To apply the list style to the selected contents.
Ctrl + Shift + M: To remove paragraph indent from the left.
Ctrl + Shift + N: To apply normal style to the selected text.
Ctrl + Shift + P: To open the Font prompt window.
Ctrl + Shift + Q: To convert the selected text to symbol font.
Ctrl + Shift + S: To apply a style to selected contents.
Ctrl + Shift + T: To reduce an indent.
Ctrl + Shift + W: To underline selected words and avoid spaces.

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Additional Ctrl Key Shortcuts

Ctrl + 1  : To apply single space between lines.
Ctrl + 2  : To apply double space between lines.
Ctrl + 5  : To apply 1.5 space between lines.
Ctrl + Home  : To jump to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + End  :  To jump to the end of the document.
Ctrl + Enter  : To break the page.
Ctrl + Delete : To delete one word to the right.
Ctrl + Backspace : To delete one word to the left.
Ctrl + Left Arrow : To move one word to the left.
Ctrl + Right Arrow : To move one word to the right.
Ctrl + Up Arrow : To move one paragraph up.
Ctrl + Down Arrow : To move one paragraph down.
Ctrl + [  : To decrease the size of selected text by one point.
Ctrl + ]  : To increase the size of selected text by one point.
Ctrl + Shift + > : To increase font size of selected text by two points.
Ctrl + Shift + < : To decrease font size of selected text by two points.
Ctrl + Alt + C : To insert copyright symbol.
Ctrl + Alt + R : To insert registered trademark symbol.
Ctrl + Alt + T : To insert trademark symbol.
Ctrl + Alt + M : To insert a comment.
Ctrl + Alt + I  :  To see print preview.

By using these Ctrl key shortcuts, you can increase your productivity. Just get rid of memorizing menus of options and avoid repeated mouse clicks for all the actions.

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