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Computer Principles for Programmers – Keyboard Shortcuts – W2In other applications with a traditional menu, like Visual Studio, after pressingthe Alt key, you will see characters underlined which are the shortcut keys. E.g.Once the menu is activated by the Alt key, you can release the Alt key. The first menu item (usually File) will be highlighted to indicate the menu is active. Although you can use the arrow keys to select or open a menu, keyingan underlined letter is more direct.Keying an ‘F’ will show the File’s menu.Upper or lower case can be used; this is known as “case independent”.Key an ‘N’ for the New sub-menu. Then a ‘P’ for the new Project dialog.Any time you see an underlined letter in a dialog, you can press and hold Alt + the underlined letter to move the focus there. E.g.Alt+N in the screen shot below selects the characters in the Name text box allowing you to change it.3 of 12
Computer Principles for Programmers – Keyboard Shortcuts – W2Navigation and selection:Moves cursorCtrl + moves toShift +Arrow up/downOne lineNext paragraphSelects Arrow left/rightOne charNext wordSelects HomeStart of lineStart of documentSelectsEndEnd of lineEnd of documentSelectsPage UpOne page upTop of previous pageSelectsPage DownOne page downTop of next pageSelectsModification:Ctrl+XCut a selection to the ClipboardCtrl+CCopy a selection to the ClipboardCtrl+VPaste a selection from the ClipboardCtrl+ZUndo a change4 of 12
Computer Principles for Programmers – Keyboard Shortcuts – W2Ctrl+YRedo a changeCtrl+FFind text in a documentCtrl+HFind and Replace text in a documentText Enhancement:Ctrl+BMake selected text boldCtrl+UMake selected text underlinedCtrl+IMake selected text italic-work-almost-everywhere/5 of 12
Computer Principles for Programmers – Keyboard Shortcuts – W2For the rest of this activity, put your mouse out ofreach.For keyboard shortcuts, refer to the notes above and the handouts.TopCopy all the lines from Topto Bottominclusive to your activity answer document – all without using the mouse. Then, complete the following actions…andno mousing. Resequence these words of a well-known typing exercise from their alphabetical order into a sentence: (10 points)a brown dog. fox jumps lazy over quick TheGo to the end of this line using a single key [End] and type your name Cut this line and paste it to appear before Bottom.Convert this line to bold using the minimum number of keystrokes. What were the keystrokes?
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