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25 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for PC and MAC !

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It is a collection from PCMAG for our readers. Read some essential keyboard shortcuts.

Note:  Single letter keys are shown capitalized, but you do not have to hold Shift unless it’s specified. You also don’t have to type the plus sign; plus sign just means push the keys on either side of it at the same time.

25 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts—Windows

Commonly Used OS-Level Shortcuts 

1. Alt + Tab (toggle between programs)
2. Windows button + M (show desktop, i.e., minimize all windows
3. Windows button + Tab (show all active windows in taskbar)
4. PrtScn (save screen capture to clipboard; “paste” the image into an image-editing program to make it into a file)
5. Windows button (opens applications menu)

Browser Shortcuts

6. Ctrl + T (open a new tab)
7. Ctrl + Shift + t (reopens the tab you last closed; works multiple times)
8. F5 (reload page)
9. Backspace (go to the previous page; works multiple times)
10. Ctrl + Tab (cycle between tabs)

Commonly Used Shortcuts in Most Applications

11. Ctrl+ Z (undo last operation
12. Ctrl + Y (redo last operation)
13. Crtl + O (open file
14. Crtl + S (save
15. Ctrl + W (close active window or file)
16. Crtl + Q (quit application)

Copy-and-Pasters’ Delight

17. Ctrl + A (select all in active window; e.g., select all text on page)
18. Ctrl + X (cut to clipboard)
19. Ctrl + C (copy)
20. Ctrl + V (paste)

Find, Select, and Navigate Text

21. Ctrl + F (find; helpful if you’re searching for a particular word on a website or document)
22. Ctrl + Shift + down arrow (select until end of line)
23. Ctrl + Shift + up arrow (select until beginning of line
24. Ctrl + Home (move cursor to top/start of document)
25. Ctrl + End (move cursor to bottom/end of document)

25 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts—Mac

Note: Single letter keys are shown capitalized, but you do not have to hold Shift unless it’s written. You also don’t have to type the plus sign; plus sign just means push the keys on either side of it at the same time.

Commonly Used OS-Level Shortcuts 

1. Command + Tab (toggle between programs)
2. Command + M (minimize active window
3. Swipe three fingers up on trackpad (show all active windows)
4. Command + Shift + 3 (take screenshot; the default settings will save it to a predefined location, usually the “Pictures” folder and name it “Picture1,” “Picture2,” etc.)
5. Command + N (opens new Finder from desktop; new window/file in most other programs)

Browser Shortcuts

6. Command + T (open a new tab)
7. Command + Shift + t (reopens the tab you last closed in Chrome, Firefox, Opera; works multiple times)
8. Command + R (reload page)
9. Backspace (go to previous page; works multiple times)
10. Control + Tab (cycle between tabs/go to next tab in Chrome, Firefox, Opera)

Commonly Used Shortcuts in Most Applications

11. Command + Z (undo last operation
12. Command + Y (redo last operation)
13. Command + O (open file
14. Command + S (save
15. Command + W (close active window or file)
16. Command + Q (quit application)

Copy-and-Pasters’ Delight

17. Command + A (select all in active window; e.g., select all text on page)
18. Command + X (cut to clipboard)
19. Command + C (copy)
20. Command + V (paste)

Find, Select, and Navigate Text

21. Command + F (find; helpful if you’re searching for a particular word on a website or document)
22. Command + Shift + down arrow (select until end of line)
23. Command + Shift + up arrow (select until beginning of line
24. Command + up arrow (move cursor to top/start of document)
25. Command + down arrow (move cursor to bottom/end of document)

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