23 time-saving keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are a series of keys you can tap to avoid clicking around your screen. If you work on your computer all day at work, or even if you’re just browsing for leisure at home, keep this guide handy to save yourself a click or two.

  1. Ctrl + Z – undo 
  2. F2 – rename file 
  3. Print Screen – screenshot (this may prompt a screenshot application if you have one) 
  4. Ctrl + Shift + Esc – task manager 
  5. Ctrl + F – search  
  6. Ctrl + V — paste 
  7. Ctrl + C – copy  
  8. Ctrl + A – select all 
  9. Ctrl + W – close 
  10. F5 – refresh 
  11. Ctrl + B – bold text* 
  12. Ctrl + U – underline selection* 
  13. Ctrl + I – italicize selection*  
  14. Win + L – lock computer 
  15. Win – start menu 
  16. Ctrl + D – create bookmark 
  17. Ctrl + K – hyperlink selection**  
  18. Ctrl + R – align selection** 
  19. Ctrl + S – save**                                                             
  20. Ctrl + P – print**  
  21. F11 – fullscreen 
  22. Ctrl + N – new tab 
  23. Esc – cancel page load*** 

Did you know that you can also customize, and create your own keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word? You can train your computer to respond to certain clicks, keyboard taps and more. While these will only work in the application, you’ll still save yourself a lot of time. 

*Compatible with Microsoft word 

**Compatible with applications like Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc. 

***Compatible in web browsers 

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