25 Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know

July 27th, 2018 by admin

Why go the long way when you can take a shortcut? In today’s fast-moving world, we want things quick and easy. Keyboard shortcuts are a simple way to increase your efficiency and ease of navigation when working on your PC. So let your pup rest his weary head on your trackpad a little longer, as you maneuver around his snout using these keyboard shortcuts.

Many of us are familiar with Ctrl+C (Copy), Ctrl+X (Cut), and Ctrl+P (Paste). However, there are many more shortcuts out there can make your life just a little bit easier. Here are 25 more of our favorites. 

Press This To Do This
Ctrl + F Find; Search document/page
Ctrl + S Save document
Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y Redo Undo an Undo, essentially)
Ctrl + A Select/highlight all
Ctrl + D Bookmark webpage
Ctrl + R Refresh webpage
Ctrl + P Print
Ctrl + Alt + Delete Launch Task Manager
Ctrl + Shift + T Reopen last closed browser tab
Windows Key (Win) + L Lock computer
Shift + Left Select one character of text to the left
Shift + Right Select one character of text to the right
Shift + Up Select one line above
Shift + Down Select one line below
Ctrl + [+] Zoom in (web page)
Ctrl + [-] Zoom out (web page)
F1 Help (almost any Windows program)
F2 Rename
Windows Key + Print Scrn Screenshot of entire display (saves to Computer > Pictures > Screenshot)
Ctrl + Enter Adds .com  in navigation bar
Ctrl + Click Opens link in new tab
Alt + Tab Switch between open apps
Ctrl + Tab Move between tabs within browser/application
Ctrl + D Delete Selected Item

Give these shortcuts a try! As you incorporate them into your routine more and more, they’ll become second nature; you’ll wonder how you ever did without! -Hannah Webb

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