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10 Computer Shortcuts That Will Simplify Your Life

Oct 03 2013

Chances are, you spend a lot of time on your computer. Whether it’s for work or fun, it’s hard to get anything done without using the omnipresent machine in one way or another. Because we use them so often, if there’s a way to save time and make one aspect of life simpler, it will make a big impact! And because we love to simplify life, we’ve compiled 10 great computer shortcuts for you.

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  1. Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert lets you copy highlighted text.
  2. Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert lets you paste copied text.
  3. Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y means “undo” a previous action.
  4. Ctrl + F opens the Find option.
  5. Alt + Tab or Alt + Esc lets you quickly switch between open programs.
  6. Ctrl + Back space and Ctrl + Left or Right arrow allows you to delete a full word at a time instead of a single character.
  7. Ctrl + S saves the document you are working on.
  8. Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End moves the cursor to the beginning or end of a document.
  9. Ctrl + P prints the page you are viewing
  10. Page Up, Space bar, and Page Down moves one page at a time through a multi-page documents or websites.

Of course, combining real world shortcuts with techie ones makes life simple, too. Our electronic deadbolt is an every day shortcut in real life!

What computer shortcuts do you use most often? Tell us in the comments section below!