All business owners could use extra time in their day, right? To help you be more efficient and save time while on the computer, we’ve compiled a list of commonly used keyboard shortcuts for you. Keyboard shortcuts are simply keyboard combinations that perform a specific command. For example, instead of going to click File, then clicking Save, you can press both the CTRL and S keys to perform the command.
|Save||CTRL + S|
|Open||CTRL + O|
|CTRL + P|
|Copy||CTRL + C|
|Cut||CTRL + X|
|Paste||CTRL + V|
|Undo||CTRL + Z|
|Find||CTRL + F|
|Bold||CTRL + B|
|Italic||CTRL + I|
|Underline||CTRL + U|
|Zoom In||CTRL + +|
|Zoom Out||CTRL + -|
|Select all items in current window||CTRL + A|
|Delete an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin||SHIFT + DELETE|
|Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)||ALT + TAB|
|Minimize all open windows and display the desktop||Windows Logo + D|
|Find files or folders||Windows Logo + F|
|Open Control Panel||Windows Logo + C|
The shortcuts shown here are for Windows operating systems. However, if you are using a Mac operating system, many of the same shortcuts exist by using the command key in place of the CTRL key.
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