Windows® XP Keyboard Shortcuts
What are the benefits of using keyboard shortcuts on Windows® XP?
Most users will agree that working with the keyboard is faster and more efficient than using a mouse. Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that can be used to perform a function which a mouse would do. Keyboard shortcuts eliminate the need for relying on the pointing device and would help get the work done more quickly. Windows® XP was designed to make work easier so comes with a large number of keyboard shortcuts that can be used in many of the Microsoft® applications. Some of the common keyboard shortcuts are Control key+C for copying, Control+Z for undoing, Alt+F4 key for closing the running application etc.
Following details give users more information on the benefits of using keyboard shortcuts on Windows® XP
- More efficient & easy
- Increase system performance
- Need for separate hardware eliminated
More efficient & easy
Keyboard shortcuts make working on the Windows® XP more efficient. User need not take his/her hands away from the keyboard and can perform all the tasks easily. Shortcuts are provided to perform a large number of activities like copying, deleting etc. faster and easier.
Increase system performance
Using keyboards decreases the system response time and thereby, tends to increase performance of the system running on Windows® XP. Although the performance increase may not be very substantial, as the entire keyboard shortcuts are pre-programmed into the system, response time of the computer decreases and work can be done more quickly.
Sometimes users may find that using an external pointing device is difficult because of the work environment or hardware malfunction. Shortcuts provided with Windows® XP ensure that work can be done even without the pointing device.
Keyboard shortcuts that come with Windows® XP increases accessibility. This is especially helpful for those people who cannot use a mouse or external pointing device due to physical reasons like disability. Keyboard shortcuts help users of all kinds use a particular program or application to its full capabilities.