Top Keyboard Shortcuts you should know about


Using keyboard shortcuts allows us to work faster, smarter and reduces repetitive strain, and helps keep you focused. For example, to print a page just press the Ctrl+P shortcut. Below are the top 10 keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use.


As mentioned above Control+P is used to open the print preview page on the document you’re currently being looking at. For example, press Ctrl+P now to view a print preview of this page. If you are using an Apple Computer the use Cmd+P to open the print preview.



While working on a document or any file in almost every program, pressing Ctrl+S saves that file. Use this shortcut key if you’re working on anything important in case an error happens, you lose power, or any other issues that could cause you to any work since the last save. If working on Apple computers, use Cmd+S to save a file.



The Ctrl+F opens the Find field, which allows you to search the text currently displayed in any program that supports it. For example, Ctrl+F can be used in your Internet browser to find text on the current page you are working on. Again with Apple, use Cmd+F to find.


Ctrl+C and Ctrl+X

Both Ctrl+C and will copy highlighted text or a selected item. If you want to cut an item instead of copying it, then press Ctrl+X.Apple computer users can substitute the Ctrl key for the command (cmd) key on their computers. For example, pressing Cmd+C copies highlighted text.



Ctrl+V will paste the text or object that’s stored in the clipboard. On Apple computers, use Cmd+V instead.


Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y

Pressing Ctrl+Z will undo any change. For example, if you cut text, pressing this key combination will undo the cut. Pressing Ctrl+Y would redo the undo.  On Apple computers, use Cmd+Z and Cmd+Y to undo and redo.


Ctrl+Home or Ctrl+End

Ctrl+Home will move the cursor to the beginning of the document, and Ctrl+End will move the cursor to the end of a document. These shortcuts work with most documents, as well as web pages. On Apple use Cmd and the up arrow to get to the beginning of a document or Cmd and the down arrow to get to the end of a document.



Pressing Alt+Tab switches between open programs moving forward. For example, if you have your browser window open and other programs running in the background press and hold Alt and then press the tab key to cycle through each open program. On Apple use the Command (Cmd) key. For Example, Cmd+Tab to switch between open programs.


Ctrl+Backspace and Ctrl+Left or Right arrow

Note: The following shortcuts are for PC users only and don’t work on apple.  Pressing Ctrl+Backspace will delete a full word at a time instead of a single character.  Holding down the Ctrl key while pressing the left or right arrow will move the cursor one word at a time instead of one character at a time. If you want to highlight one word at a time, hold down Ctrl+Shift, then press the left or right arrow key. Your highlighted selection will move one word at a time in that direction.