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Aug 25, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

11 keyboard shortcuts that will change your life

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For anyone that spends their day in front of a computer, a few shortcuts can offer respite from the constant clacking of a keyboard.
 

The Basics


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In a document, copying and pasting doesn’t have to be a task for a mouse or cursor pad.

Instead, hit Command + C on a Mac, or Control + C on a PC, to copy.

To paste hit Command/Control +V.

Control/Command + X will cut something from a document and if you delete something accidentally, Command/Control + Z will bring everything back, or undo your last action.

Don’t forget to hit Command/Control + S to save your work.

Command/Control + N, T will open a new Safari, Chrome or Internet Explorer window or tab respectively. The same command can be used to open new Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents too.

To move between browser tabsCommand/Control + 1 will bring you to your first open tab, Command/Control + 2 will bring you to your second open tab and so forth.

Command/Control + 9 will always take you to the last tab you have open.

Finally, Command/Control + = will zoom in on a page, Command/Control + - will zoom out and Command/Control + 0 will return a page to its original size.
 

Style


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Going from bold, italics to underlining text is as easy as highlighting the text and clicking Command/Control + B, I and U respectively. To exit out of that style, enter the same command.
 

Search


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To search a document or webpage for a certain passage can be very time consuming, but with this relatively unknown shortcut, Command/Control + F, you can search for a specific word or phrase. Let you computer pore over thousands of words in seconds.

A spotlight search is a feature only available on Mac computers. A spotlight search allows a computer user to search their machine and the web simultaneously for emails, contacts, files, directions and more.

Command + spacebar will access the spotlight feature.
 

Hyperlinks


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Cut down on http://'s and www's by adding a hyperlink in your emails. Highlight a word or phrase, click Command/Control + K and add a URL in the pop box. Instead of having bulky URLs, your email will be clean with a blue link that will direct readers to a webpage.
 

Private browsing


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This is perhaps the best shortcut if you are looking to browse online incognito.  Click Control + Shift + N on a PC or Command + Shift + N on a mac to keep your browser history private. In order to enable private browsing, a browser window must already be open.
 

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(3) Comment

By John | AUGUST 25, 2015 06:28 PM
Ctrl=/=Command
By Sean | AUGUST 25, 2015 06:05 PM
ctrl on a PC
By MrKenn | AUGUST 25, 2015 05:09 PM
OKAY, I confess to being somewhat computer illiterate. My computer (PC) has no "command" key. Any suggestions other than buying a Mac which is very tempting
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