Using the best keyboard shortcuts in everyday tasks is the best way to maximise your productivity. At first it looks complicated, loads of combinations to remember all at once, but don’t worry, take your time and use one in each time and you will soon discover how much useful and how much you will remember strait away for each different situation you may face while responding emails, writing a report, writing a post for your blog or even replying a comment in your social media group.
Once you learn and start to practice you will never go back to use fully and mainly the mouse to select a text, right click, click on copy, then click on where you want to paste, right click and click on the word paste, you could simple Copy (Ctrl + C) and Paste (Ctrl + V), quick than say “Copy and Paste”.
Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert – Both Ctrl + C and Ctrl + Insert will copy the highlighted text or selected item.
If you want to cut instead of copy press Ctrl + X.
Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert – Both the Ctrl + V and Shift + Insert will paste the text or object that’s in the clipboard.
Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y – Undo any change.
For example, if you cut text, pressing this will undo it.
This can also often be pressed multiple times to undo multiple changes.
Pressing Ctrl + Y would redo the undo.
Ctrl + F – Pressing Ctrl + F opens the Find in any program.
This includes your Internet browser to find text on the current page.
Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Tab – Quickly switch between open programs moving forward.
[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]Press Ctrl + Tab to switch between tabs in a program.[/notification]
[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]Adding the Shift key to Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Tab will move backwards.[/notification]
For example, if you are pressing Alt + Tab and pass the program you want to switch to, press Alt + Shift + Tab to move backwards to that program.
[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]Windows Vista and 7 users can also press the Windows Key + Tab to switch through open programs in a full screenshot of the Window.[/notification]
Ctrl + Back space and Ctrl + Left or Right arrow – Pressing Ctrl + Backspace will delete a full word at a time instead of a single character.
Holding down the Ctrl key while pressing the left or right arrow will move the cursor one word at a time instead of one character at a time.
If you wanted to highlight one word at a time, you can hold down Ctrl + Shift and then press the left or right arrow key to move one word at a time in that direction while highlighting each word.
Ctrl + S – While working on a document or other file in almost every program, pressing Ctrl + S saves that file.
This shortcut key should be used frequently anytime you’re working on anything important.
Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End – Ctrl + Home will move the cursor to the beginning of the document and Ctrl + End will move the cursor to the end of a document.
These shortcuts work with most documents, as well as web pages.
Ctrl + P > Open a print preview of the current page or document being viewed.
For example, press Ctrl + P now to view a print preview of this page.
F2 > After highlighting or selecting a file, pressing F2 changes the file name to be editable, allowing you to rename the file.