There are many devices which can assist and make it easier when you are using a computer. One of the most important from those devices is the computer mouse. Computer mouse has become standard accessories in every PC. It help computer user to navigate within the computer screen and run it with just one click.
Unfortunately, some of these devices are rather easily broken and have short life. So, most of them are consider as disposable devices. When they have become broken and unrepairable, especially during important work, it will become quite annoying situation.
So, what should we do if the computer mouse has ceased to function and cannot be fixed when you are working an important document? Some people would become very worry, panic, and went to the closest electronic store immediately.
While there is nothing wrong with that action, but what if this situation is happen at night while most of the stores will not be open until 9am? Should you abandon the document that you are working on and waiting anxiously until the morning when the store is open?
So, if you are desperate to finish the important document that you are working on without using the mouse, you can use the keyboard shortcuts to perform various important functions without using the mouse. Therefore, you can continue to working on the document until the store has opened.
Here are some important shortcut keys that you can use to replace some of the PC mouse’s important functions;
Ctrl + S – to immediately save your work or changes in the document
Ctrl + O – to open the window of files that you want to opened
Ctrl + B – to change the fonts into Bold shape
Ctrl + I – to change the fonts into Italic shape
Ctrl + U – to put underline below the fonts
Ctrl + X – to cut highlighted characters or picture
Ctrl + W – to close the current windows
Ctrl + R – to arrange the document to the right alignment
Ctrl + L – to arrange the document to the left alignment
Ctrl + E – to arrange the document to the center alignment (especially in Word application)
Ctrl + Z – to undo the last changes or action
Ctrl + Y – to repeat the last action or redo the action that has been undone with Ctrl + Z
Ctrl + Shift + arrow – to highlight characters
Ctrl + Shift + DEL – to delete a word on the right side of cursor
Ctrl + Shift + Backspace – to delete a word on the left side of cursor
Ctrl + left/right arrow – to move the cursor between words or hyphen
Shift F7 – to activate the Thesaurus feature
F7 – to activate the spelling and grammar check feature
F12 – to save the document under different name (Save as)
Windows + D – minimize all the active windows to shows the desktop
Alt + Tab – switches the current window with other windows that are currently active on the desktop
F5 – refreshes the active window or browser (if you are using the Internet)
Ctrl + Esc – to show the “Start Menu” if you are using an older keyboard version that do not has Windows keys
F6 – to activate the address bar on the browser so you can type the URL
Ctrl + C – to copy the highlighted character or picture
Ctrl + V – to paste the copied character or picture
Windows + E – to open the Windows Explorer immediately and directly without using the Start Menu
Alt + F4 – to close the current window or application
If you are able to learn these basic keyboard’s shortcuts, you definitely are able to continue your work even if the mouse is malfunction. And if you are proficient with the shortcuts, you can perform your work faster without having to move in and out from keyboard to mouse for simple and basic function.