By Nancy C. Muir

Part of Computers For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Use the following Windows keystroke shortcuts to handle common activities, such as cutting and pasting text, quickly and easily, or opening commonly used windows.

Key or Keystroke Combination Effect
Ctrl+X Cuts the selected text or object
Ctrl+C Copies the selected text or object
Ctrl+V Pastes copied or cut text or object
Ctrl+Z Undoes the previous action
Alt+Tab Switches between currently open app
Windows Key Displays the Start menu
Win+S Opens Cortana
Win+I Displays the Settings window
Win+L Displays the Lock screen
Win+A Displays the Action Center
Win+E Displays File Explorer
Win+Tab Displays Task View