Some Useful Tricks and Tips


Aman Jatt
Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks for how to use the common applications fasters using keyboard shortcuts. Get to know how can perform faster by not having to reach out for the mouse every time you need to do a task.


  1. Rename a selected item [F2]
  2. Open the drop-down list box in Windows Explorer. [F4], Pressing F4 again, moves the keyboard focus back to the previously used item
  3. Open a folder tree of a selected folder, when working in Windows Explorer. Also to expand everything under the current selection back to a previously opened state. [+]
  4. Bypass the AutoPlay feature when you insert a CD-ROM; to suppress the AutoExec macro in MSWord. [Shift] (while inserting the CD, or while opening Word)
  5. Delete items permanently-without moving them to the Recycle Bin. [Shift] + [Delete]
  6. Display a shortcut menu that shows a list of commands relevant to a selected object-same as right-clicking the mouse. [Shift] + [F10] or the Application key (the key next to the right-hand Windows key)
  7. Expand the view of everything under the current selection-when working in Windows Explorer. Asterisk

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  1. Insert a comment [Alt] + [Ctrl] + [M]
  2. Insert a Date field into a document. [Alt] + [Shift] + [D]
  3. Increase the font size of selected text by 1 point. [Ctrl] + []] (])
  4. Increase the font size of selected characters. [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [>]


  1. Advance to the next slide [N], Left-Click, [Spacebar], [Right Arrow], [Down Arrow], [Enter], or [Page Down]
  2. Return to the previous slide [P], [Backspace], [Left Arrow], [Up Arrow], or [Page Up]
  3. Show or hide the arrow pointer [A], or [=]
  4. Erase drawing on screen [E]


  1. Move to the left between nonadjacent selections. [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Left Arrow]
  2. Insert the AutoSum formula; works within a cell or formula bar of a spreadsheet. [Alt] + [=]
  3. Select the entire active column [Ctrl] + [Spacebar]
  4. Select the entire active row [Shift] + [Spacebar]
  5. Move to the last cell on the worksheet. [End] + [Home]
  6. Display a shortcut menu that shows a list of commands relevant to the selected object. [Shift] + [F10]
  7. Insert blank cells into a row or column. [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [+]
  8. Select all cells that are directly or indirectly referred to by formulas in a selected area. [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [{]

Internet Explorer

  1. Add Bookmark [Ctrl] + [D]
  2. Auto-complete .com Address [Ctrl] + [Enter]
  3. Full Screen [F11]
  4. Home Page [Alt] + [Home]
  5. Reload [F5], [Ctrl] + [R]
  6. Select Location Bar [Alt] + [D], [F6], [F4], [Ctrl] + [Tab]
  7. Select Search Bar [CTRL] + [E]