Time is money for most business professionals and you want to utilize every second that you have. It may not seem like a big time saver, but when you add up all the times you have to move your hand away the keyboard so you can “select”, “copy”, “paste” or any other similar functions, it starts to add up quick.
Memorize Keyboard Shortcuts
Memorizing shortcuts can be intimidating at first, but remember you don’t need to know every shortcut. You only need to learn and use the ones that are most important to you. Check out the shortcuts below to greatly improve your productivity.
Copy, Paste, and Other General Shortcuts
|Press this key||To do this|
|Ctrl + X||Cut the selected item|
|Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert)||Copy the selected item|
|Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)||Paste the selected item|
|Ctrl + Z||Undo an action|
|Alt + Tab||Switch between open apps|
|Alt + F4||Close the active item, or exit the active app|
|Ctrl + F||Search for a word within a web page|
|F2||Rename the selected item|
|F3||Search for a file or folder in File Explorer|
|F4||Display the address bar list in File Explorer|
|F5||Refresh the active window|
|F6||Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop|
|F10||Activate the Menu bar in the active app|
|Alt + F8||Show your password on the sign-in screen|
|Alt + Esc||Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened|
|Ctrl + Y||Redo an action|
|Ctrl + A||Select all items in a document or window|
|Ctrl + D (or Delete)||Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin|
|Ctrl + R (or F5)||Refresh the active window|
|Ctrl + Shift + Esc||Open Task Manager|
The Shortcuts Don’t End There
There’s plenty more shortcuts then what we showed you above. If you want to check them out then you should follow these links:
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