How to select using the keyboard?
You can select text in documents and files in folders not only with the mouse, but also using the keyboard. If you have to type a lot and the keys are always at hand, it turns out to be even more convenient than driving the cursor on the screen. In this article we will explain how to select text and files using the keyboard, and in addition, you may be interested in our previous articles - How to select text with a keyboard, How to select all files and How to select a line.
If you need to select all the text in a document, on a web page or in a chat, just press the [Ctrl] + [A] keys (it’s also Russian [F]). This combination is universal and works in almost any application. Just keep in mind that if you try to select the text of any article on the site in this way, a lot of unnecessary information will be included in the selection - menu items, text from the side panels, a line about copyright protection, etc.
If you need to select not everything, but only a certain piece of text, hold down the [Shift] key and press the arrow keys.When you press the right arrow, the letters to the right of the cursor will be sequentially highlighted; when you click the left arrow, the letters to the left of the cursor are highlighted. And if you press the up or down arrow, the selection will sequentially increase by one line up or down, respectively.
If you hold down [Shift] and press the [Home] key, the text will be highlighted from the cursor to the beginning of the line, and the [End] key will highlight the text from the cursor to the end of the line. You can use the [Page Up] (selection up) and [Page Down] (selection down) keys to select large sections.
The [Ctrl] + [A] key combination mentioned above is suitable not only for working with text, but also for selecting all the files in a folder. A group of files can be selected using the [Shift] key in the same way as the text (just do not forget to select one file with the mouse first). By pressing the arrow keys left or right together with [Shift], you can select one file at a time, and rows of files are selected with the up and down arrows. If you use the [Page Up] or [Page Down] keys with the [Shift] key, you can select large groups of files up or down from the current one. And the keys [Home] and [End] select all files from the current to, respectively, the first or last in the folder.