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Common Keyboard Shortcuts - PC

Using keyboard shortcuts can not only save your time but will also make you look professional. As you get used to these shortcuts for a Windows PC, you can work more efficiently and productively.

Web Browsers

Ctrl+N Open a new window
Ctrl+T Open a new tab (if your browser supports tabs)
Ctrl+W Close the current window/tab
Ctrl+R Refresh
Esc Stop
Alt+← Back
Alt+→ Forward
PageUp Move up a page
PageDown Move down a page
Alt+Home Go to your homepage
Alt+D

Move focus to the address bar to type in a URL

Ctrl+Enter

Add "http://www." and ".com" around an address

MiddleClick

Middle-clicking a tab will close it, even if it's not the active tab

Editing Text

Ctrl+B Bold the selected text
Ctrl+I Italicize the selected text
Ctrl+U Underline the selected text
Ctrl+Backspace Delete the previous word
Ctrl+Del Delete the next word
Ctrl+F Find some text in the current document
Ctrl+Z Undo your last action

Using the Clipboard

Ctrl+C Copy what's selected
Ctrl+X  Cut what's selected
Ctrl+V Paste what you last copied or cut
Ctrl+A  Select all

Documents and Files

Ctrl+N  Create a new document
Ctrl+O Open an existing document
Ctrl+W Close the current document
Ctrl+S Saves the current document
Ctrl+P Print the current document

Windows

Alt+F4 Exit the active window
Alt+Tab Switch to the previous active window
Alt+Esc  Cycle through all open windows
Win+D Show desktop (hit it again to show windows)

Moving the Cursor

PageUp    Move the cursor up a page
PageDown    Move the cursor down a page
Home    Move the cursor to the beginning of the line
End Move the cursor to the end of the line
Ctrl+Home Move the cursor to the beginning of the document
Ctrl+End Move the cursor to the end of the document
Ctrl+←  Move the cursor left one word
Ctrl+→  Move the cursor right one word

Selecting Text

Shift+PageUp Select everything between the cursor and a page previous
Shift+PageDown Select everything between the cursor and a page after
Shift+Home  Select everything between the cursor and the beginning of the line
Shift+End Select everything between the cursor and the end of the line
Shift+Ctrl+Home Select everything between the cursor and the beginning of the document
Shift+Ctrl+End Select everything between the cursor and the end of the document
Shift+Ctrl+← Select the word to the left
Shift+Ctrl+→  Select the word to the right

Contact Us & Online Help

Sometimes we all need a little assistance, especially with technology.

Online Learning Help Form

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Phone: 413-236-2165

Monday – Thursday: 4 PM – 7 PM
(when evening classes are in session)
Phone: 413-499-4660, ext. 6501

BCC Student Technology Support
Email: ctenczar@berkshirecc.edu
Phone: 413–236–2165

BCC IT Help Desk
Email: helpdesk@berkshirecc.edu
Phone: 413-236-3004, or ext. 3004 on campus

Note: The Digital Commons and BCC IT Help Desk can only directly support college owned equipment and software. Limited support is provided to personally owned devices such as laptops, cell phones, and tablets.