Want to improve your speed and productivity using a computer? Using keyboard commands can make you work faster and more efficiently. In this article Hook’s David Caldwell from Interspatial Online Services shares his must know keyboard shortcuts for a windows pc.
Two key shortcuts, these require you hold the 'Ctrl' button down while you press the second key.
Ctrl + X
Think of the X as being like a pair of scissors that will cut out the selection and store it on your computer's clipboard for future use.
Ctrl + C
Copy is the same a 'Cut' but is stores the selection on the clipboard while leaving the selection on the page intact.
Paste retrieves the centent stored on the clipboard and pastes it into the document.
Sends the active window to a printer, very useful when printing emails.
Ctrl + P
Ctrl + F
Opens the applications search facility, want to find a phrase hidden in a large document or web page? Find will open a search window for you to enter your search into.
Makes the selected text emphasised
Ctrl + B
Marks the selected text in italics
Ctrl + I
Selects everything in the application window
Ctrl + A
Saves your work to the computers memory
Ctrl + S
Shortcuts using the Windows Key
Windows + D
Minimises all of your active windows and displays your desktop.
Windows + E
Opens your file manager
Show task manager, use this when a program freezes and becomes unresponsive
Ctrl + Alt + Delete
Alt + Shift + D
Inserts the current date into a word document, useful for letters and invoices.
Inserts the current time into a Word or Outlook document
Alt + Shift + T
Video Tutorial Showing my Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts
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