Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted by Brian Evans on November 12, 2014

Learning to use Keyboard Shortcuts can save you a lot of time. It takes a little practice to teach your hands how to use the shortcuts without looking at the keyboard, but once you learned them, you will soon wonder how you worked without them.

To perform a shortcut you hold down one key (Usually the Ctrl or Alt Key) and then press another key. Some of the most common Shortcuts are:

Alt+Tab=Switches between open programs

Ctrl+c=Copy

Ctrl+x=Cut

Ctrl+v=Paste

Ctrl+z=Undo

Ctrl+b=Bold

Ctrl+u=Underline

Ctrl+s=Saves the document

All of these shortcuts work in almost all programs that run on a Windows PC. Macs have their own set of shortcuts.

There are hundreds of different keyboard shortcuts. If you find yourself repeating an action over and over again, there is probably a shortcut that can help. And if there isn’t, you can even set up your own.