Wouldn’t you do anything to get free from work quickly? We know that you would. And what if we told you that it’s literally in your hands to do so. We really mean it. The solution has been there in front you all the time, but now is the time to know how you can use it.
We are talking about your desktop’s or laptop’s keyboard. It is not just a fancy version of the good old typewriter that was used earlier. There are a number of functions that you can perform using it and believe us, you may also consider giving up on your mouse once you do. And needless to say, you would be saving a lot of time at work, which will boost your efficiency and allow you to end your day timely.
If you have any experience with a keyboard, we know that you would already be aware of shortcuts like Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C and Ctrl +V. So we are not including the obvious ones. Read our list to know 20 useful keyboard shortcuts that will help you save your time:
Windows key + Print Screen
Take a screenshot of your entire desktop and automatically save it in the Screenshots folder in ‘Pictures’.
Windows key + number
If you have apps pinned to taskbar, you can use this shortcut to access these apps as indicated by the number. So if you press Windows key + 1, the app pinned first in the chronological order would open up.
Windows key + M
Minimize all opened programs on your system to go desktop.
Windows key + Shift + M
Restore all minimized programs on your system.
Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key
Select text. If you press the side arrows, you will be able to select word wise, and with up and down arrows, you will be able to select the text line-wise.
Shift + Page Up or Page Down
Move cursor up or down the screen and simultaneously select text.
Alt + Tab
Switch between all open items on your system.
Shift + Delete
Delete items permanently without moving them to the Recycle Bin.
Ctrl + Z
Undo the last action you performed.
Ctrl + Y
Redo an action you just performed.
Windows key + D
Go to the desktop.
Windows key + I
Ctrl + Shift + Esc
Access the Task Manager.
Ctrl + Tab
Go to the next opened tab.
Ctrl + Click / Shift + Click
Select multiple items or files.
Alt + F4
Close any active Windows app on your system.
Ctrl + Shift + T
Reopen last closed browser tab on your system.
Ctrl + D
Bookmark the webpage that is currently active.
Windows key + (+) or (-)
Zoom in or zoom out using the magnifier.
Windows key + L
Lock your PC.