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September 22, 2011

Shortcut Keys, They’re as Easy as 1, 2, 3

When I was 10, I composed an entire “freeform” dance number to Jackson 5’s “ABC” because I loved it so much. I danced it all day long and then I danced it a few more times. If you asked, I could probably still do it now. I won’t because I pretend to be a grown up but I could if pressed really hard or if someone threatened me.

That being said, when I was discussing how to share the shortcut keys that the Windows Facebook page, my head went to one place and one ever popular song. So, let me present to you the ABCs of shortcut keys:

A: Control + A = Select all text

B: Control + B = Quit local debugger (for those who want to know what a debugger is, click here.)

C: Control + C = Copy selected text

And just for good measure, I wanted to also share with you the 1, 2, 3’s.

1: F1 = Help Screen

2: F2 = Rename a program you select

3: F3 = Find files on your desktop or in IE9 find text on a web page

See, learning how to use the control keys is as easy as ABC, 123. Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself. For more shortcut keys and tips and tricks, fan the Windows Page on Facebook.