Keyboard Shortcuts are a way of speeding up almost everything you do on your PC.
We have put together a few handy shortcuts and tricks that every Windows user should know. If you believe some of your employees or even friends or family members could use with a refresher lesson, feel free to move this post along!
Before we start, let’s make sure we’re all clear on some basics. Ctrl stands for Control. It’s one of the main keys on your Windows PC that you use for keyboard shortcuts. Alt, Shift and Ctrl don’t actually do anything obvious when you press them individually. When you press them along with another letter or number, you can make your computer do things a lot faster.
For writing or dealing with document..
The tools below all you to easily copy text, images, quotes, links and documents from one page or file to the other. Making it a lot quicker than using your mouse to move files or rewrite text.
Ctrl + A = Highlight everything
Shift + Arrow = Highlight specific text
Ctrl + C = Copy
Ctrl + X = Cut
Ctrl + V = Paste
The following tools are perfect for writing text. Writing a document is made easy, you can quickly edit the style of font without having to touch the mouse. Saving the document as you go with just one simple shortcut ensure that you won’t have to worry about losing your important work. Printing any webpage or document is quick and easy. Using these shortcuts will ensure you can stop worrying about the small things and get on with your important priorities.
Ctrl + Z = Undo
Ctrl + B = Bold
Ctrl + U = Underline
Ctrl + I = Italic
Ctrl + S = Save
Ctrl + P = Print
What other shortcuts should I know?
These keyboard shortcuts will help navigate around your PC. They’re also useful shortcuts for when you’re browsing the web or wanting to quickly minimise or end tasks. Every time you lift your hand off the keyboard to reach your mouse, you are wasting precious seconds. Every computer user should know these shortcuts to same time and effort.
Ctrl + Esc = Opens Start Menu
Alt + Tab = Switches between open programs on your PC
Windows Logo + L = Locks your computer
Windows Logo + M = Minimise everything
F5 = Refreshes the current current Window
Ctrl +N = Opens up a new tab in your browser / document
Ctrl + F = Opens up a ‘find’ command in document /browser.
F1 = Starts Windows Help
Ctrl + Shift + T = Restore closed tab
Businesses worldwide use PCs within their offices everyday to work on documents, accounting, communicating and so on. Making sure your employees know the basic ins and outs of computing can save you a lot of time and money. Your employees should have the correct training in computer basics such as keyboard shortcuts or what they can do to avoid viruses.
Providing your employees with basic computer skills will improve productivity and confidence.
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