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A Guide to Understanding the Functionality of the Ctrl Key

ctrl-keyThe Control key or Ctrl key is a modifier that performs a special operation or a shortcut operation when pressed together with another key. It has the potential to increase the manifold functionality of your keyboard.

This key finds use for a variety of commands and shortcuts. Pressing Alt-Ctrl-Del together, for instance, reboots the computer, and pressing ctrl+C together is the standard keyboard shortcut for the "copy command." The Ctrl key also provides shortcuts to load new fonts into MS Excel, replicate some of the mouse gestures in Internet Explorer and FireFox, save MS Office Live workspace, create pareto charts in MS Excel and much more.

Read this Bright Hub guide that unveils the hidden functionality of the Ctrl key and improve your speed and performance.

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