help of Ctrl F4, You can
easily close the
the active Window
The Ctrl F4 (Ctrl + F4) keyboard shortcut is used
to to close the active Window.
Suppose you are
working in MS word and if you wanted to close the active document you
could use the
Ctrl + F4 Windows Shortcut.
An active Window refers to
Window currently being used.
For example: Let us say you
opened three files serially.
Let us name these files as:
As Excel-1st-active-Window is
the last file you had opend, it will be the file you will be looking at
on the screen, in other words, it is the active Window.
Ctrl + F4 can be used to close this active Window.
this file is closed, the second file, that is to say,
Excel-2nd-active-Window becomes the active document.
Because it is the file you
see on the screen.
If you press ‘Ctrl F4’ this file
will now be closed.
Now only one file is left open
on the screen which is, Excel 3rd active Window.
pressing ‘Ctrl F4’ that file will also be closed.
you understand that ‘Ctrl F4’ is used to close the The most active
How can I help you to
remember this particular keyboard shortcut.
talk about an active Window, images of flying Microsoft floating
Windows that move around the screen in the Microsoft screensaver comes
to my mind.
It is always active and it is the most
Please go through the images
carefully, which will help you to remember how to close an active
Image-1: The floating Window on the
Image-2: ‘F’ comes
to pick up the Window.
Image-3: The Window
has been caught by F.
Image-4 & 5:
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The number ‘4’ transforms into a ‘U’
The Window has been droped
into the “U”shaped container.
The U shaped container transforms back into ‘4’ and the
Window has been locked in it.
The Window has been taken by ‘F’ and is
being transferred to a fence made up of Ctrl.
is no more active. The active Window has been closed
the shortcut key combination for closing the active Window is Ctrl + F4.