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Keyboard Steps and Shortcuts

Keyboard navigation and key sequences are often the most efficient and reliable way to interact with an application. Cycle includes many Steps for performing keyboard activities such as: entering text, pushing common buttons, pushing functions keys, entering multiple key sequences, and pushing a single key multiple times with waits in between.

The Windows operating system contains many keyboard shortcuts to allow actions to be invoked. The table below displays many of the commonly-used shortcuts.

Commonly-used shortcuts

ActionKey SequenceCycle Step
Open Start MenuCTRL + ESCGiven I press keys "CTRL+ESC"
Close WindowALT + F4Given I press keys "ALT+F4"
Save FileCTRL + SGiven I press keys "CTRL+S"
New FileCTRL + NGiven I press keys "CTRL+N"
Refresh a WebpageF5Given I press keys "F5"
Open a New TabCTRL + TGiven I press keys "CTRL+T"
Select the Address BarALT + DGiven I press keys "ALT+D"
CopyCTRL + CGiven I press keys "CTRL+C"
CutCTRL + XGiven I press keys "CTRL+X"
PasteCTRL + VGiven I press keys "CTRL+V"

Note: Shortcuts should be entered using all capital letters and surrounded by quotation marks.

Shortcut syntax

Complete List of Windows Keyboard Shortcuts