When working with computers, you might occasionally have found yourself in a situation where you had no access to a working mouse or touch-pad; in such situations, knowing the necessary keyboard shortcuts can be a life saver!
You can use the TAB key to cycle through the elements on screen.
SHIFT + TAB will cycle through the elements backwards.
CTRL + TAB will cycle through the tabs in a window.
Using CTRL + A selects all elements in the active window.
Press CTRL + C to copy something to the clipboard, and CTRL + V to paste it later – also works for files and folders!
Use CTRL+X to cut, and CTRL + V to finish the cut. I.e. The element will be deleted in its original location, and inserted at the paste location.
SHIFT + F10 is the shortcut combination for the right-click menu, useful when working in explore.
If your keyboard has no start button, fear not, simply hit CTRL + ESC instead!
ALT + TAB will allow you to shift between running programs.
After pressing ALT + SPACE, you will be able to quickly move, maximize and minimize windows, plus much more.
Pressing ALT + F4 will close the active window; if the desktop is active, the shutdown dialog will be opened. Good to know if you want to quickly shut down your computer!
Hitting F5 will update the active window, in a browser this will re-load the web-page.
Use the ALT + Left and Right arrow keys to move back and forward in a browser window, or in windows explore.
To quickly rename a file, you can press the F2 key.
Instead of using the well known CTRL + F combination, you can simply hit F3 when you want to search for something.