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PC shortcuts quiz: See how many shortcuts you know

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Oh no, just what you were afraid of - a quiz. But this quiz should be more fun than the quizzes you had in school. And you may learn some new shortcuts.

Almost everyone knows CTRL-C, CTRL-V and CTRL-Z. But not many people know dozens of shortcuts in Windows, browsers and applications. Browsers alone have well over 80 shortcuts. A regular reader of PC tip of the day articles has learned a lot of shortcuts.

This article shows you ways to use two or more shortcuts together (shortcut groups). Each of the shortcut groups accomplish two or more related operations.

Each group gives you a context where the shortcuts work. For example, the shortcuts in Group 1 are used in a browser. For each of the Groups below try to figure out:

  1. What each shortcut does individually.
  2. What the group of shortcuts accomplish together.

The answers will be published in a later article.

Group 1 - in a browser
CTRL-2
CTRL-W

Group 2 - in a browser
CTRL-T (or ALT-D)
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CTRL-ENTER

Group 3 - in Windows Explorer with one or more data files selected
ALT-ENTER
ALT-R
ENTER

Group 4 - in any editor
CTRL-SHIFT-RIGHTARROW
CTRL-SHIFT-RIGHTARROW
SHIFT-DELETE
CTRL-RIGHTARROW
SHIFT-INSERT

Group 5 - in a browser
While holding CTRL, click three different links on the page
CTRL-TAB
CTRL-TAB
CTRL-TAB

Group 6 - in Windows Explorer with one data file selected
F2
CTRL-C
ESC

Group 7 - in any editor
CTRL-C
CTRL-V
CTRL-V

Group 8 - in a browser
CTRL-D
ENTER

Group 9 - in any editor with specific text highlighted
CTRL-C
CTRL-HOME
CTRL-F
CTRL-V
ENTER

Group 10 - in a text entry field in a browser
CTRL-A
CTRL-C

Be sure to read the next article for the answers.

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