Do you use keyboard shortcuts?

Keyboard shortcuts

If the answer is no, then it’s high time you learn some if you spend a lot of time on your PC or laptop as they can save tonnes of time!

Keyboard shortcuts are really useful for actions you perform often.

We quite honestly couldn’t live without them anymore and because you are performing some actions multiple times a day, you get to learn them quickly and using them they become completely¬†automatic.

Opening & closing Microsoft Office Docs

CTRL + N = Create new document

CTRL + O = Open new document

CTRL + S = Save a document

F12 = Save As

Moving text Around

CTRL + A = Select All

CTRL + X = Cut

CTRL + C = Copy

CTRL + V = Paste

Jumping through text

Shift + Arrows = Select text where cursor is placed

CTRL + Home = Move curser to start of doc

CTRL + End = Move curser to end of doc

Grabbing text

Shift + Home = Select whole line left of curser

Shift + End = Select whole line right of curser

Fixing a mistake

CTRL + Z = Undo

CTRL + Delete = Undo word after curser

CTRL + Backspace = Delete word before curser

NEW: Windows Shortcut Keys
Windows Key + R: Opens the Run menu.
Windows Key + E: Opens Explorer.
Alt + Tab: Switch between open programs.
Windows Key + Up Arrow: Maximize current window.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open Task Manager.
Windows Key + Break: Opens system properties.
Windows Key + F: Opens search for files and folders.
Windows Key + D: Hide/display the desktop.
Alt + Esc: Switch between programs in order they were opened.
Alt + Letter: Select menu item by underlined letter.
Ctrl + Esc: Open Start menu.
Ctrl + F4: Close active document (does not work with some applications).
Alt + F4: Quit active application or close current window.
Alt + Spacebar: Open menu for active program.
Ctrl + Left or Right Arrow: Move cursor forward or back one word.
Ctrl + Up or Down Arrow: Move cursor forward or back one paragraph.
F1: Open Help menu for active application.
Windows Key + M: Minimize all windows.
Shift + Windows Key + M: Restore windows that were minimized with previous keystroke.
Windows + F1: Open Windows Help and Support.
Windows + Tab: Open Task view.
Windows + Break: Open the System Properties dialog box.
Hold Right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Switch FilterKeys on and off.
Left Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen: Switch High Contrast on and off.
Left Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock: Switch Mouse keys on and off.
Press Shift five times: Switch Sticky keys on and off.
Hold Num Lock for five seconds: Switch Toggle keys on and off.

Become more efficient by using keyboard shortcuts for every day computer activity. You’ll be amazed how much time they can save.

Print them out and learn them!