How To Change The Settings So That The Keyboard Is More Accessible Or Can Be Used On-Screen.
There are a number of ways you can adapt your computer to make it easier to use the keyboard. These guides explain how to customise your operating system (Windows or Mac ), so that you can use the keyboard with one hand, for instance, or minimise accidental keystrokes. You can also set up the on-screen keyboard and learn shortcuts and other tricks to reduce the amount of typing you need to do.
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- Common keyboard shortcuts
A list of the most frequently used keyboard shortcuts.
- Windows 7
- Mac OS X
Common Keyboard Shortcuts In Windows 7
This page lists the most frequently used keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7. These are useful for people who have difficulty using a mouse or want to reduce the amount they use the mouse.
- F1 – Display the help file for the current programme.
- Alt + letter – Activate the menu represented by a particular letter that is underlined in the menu bar. For example, you can access the ‘File’ drop-down menu by pressing Alt + F.
- Ctrl + Z – Undo the last action.
- Alt + Tab – Quickly switch between currently running programmes.
- Windows key + D – Show your desktop.
- Windows key + E – Start Windows Explorer.
- Windows key + U – Open the ‘Ease of Access Center’, so you can change accessibility options on your computer.
- Ctrl + C – Copy selected text/graphics to the clipboard.
- Ctrl + V – Paste text/graphics from the clipboard.
- Ctrl + X – Cut selected text/graphics (a copy is saved to the clipboard).
Note: A more comprehensive list of shortcuts can be found on the Microsoft website: Keyboard shortcuts for Windows.
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