Keyboard shortcuts that will save you time

If you’re anything like me you probably spend the majority of your time in front of a computer. Here are a list of our top 10 Windows and web browser shortcuts that will help you work faster and smarter.

Top 5 keyboard shortcuts for windows users:

  • Ctrl + S – Lets you save the document you’re working on without going to file > save
  • Windows key + M – If you work on multiple windows and find you are spending endless time minimising these to get back to your desktop – this shortcut is the one for you. Simply minimise everything and get back to your desktop at the click of a keyboard.
  • Shift + arrows – Highlighting text and accidentally copying the space at the end can be very frustrating – using shift + arrow will make your highlighting far more accurate.
  • Alt + tab – This is another great one for people that open a lot of windows. Just use Alt + Tab to easily navigate through your windows – particularly great for presentations.
  • Ctrl + Z – Ever had that horrific moment when you delete something really important? Well that’s what you need Ctrl + Z for. This will undo your last action, whether you deleted a small amount of text in a document or an entire set of files on your network.

Top 5 keyboard shortcuts that work in any web browser:

  • Ctrl + D – If you find it really hard to remember how to bookmark in different web browsers, Ctrl + D works whether you’re using IE, Chrome or Firefox.
  • Ctrl + Tab – I’ll admit, this one isn’t revolutionary, but it does make moving through open tabs much easier.
  • Ctrl + Shift + T – You’ve just closed a tab you were using, it was actually really important but you can’t quite remember how you go to the specific web page, just use Ctrl + Shift + T and you can reopen the last closed tab.
  • Ctrl + T – Quite simply Ctrl + T will let you quickly open a new tab in your web browser.
  • F5 – Refreshes the contents of your page – if it’s loading slowly or not refreshing properly F5 is the key you want to press

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