We are marching ahead with our series on Fast Typing. This time, we offer you a nice selection of keyboard shortcuts to help you keep your hands on the keyboard and your eyes on the screen!
It’s no surprise why Windows and Mac OS have many keyboard shortcuts. Since both your hands are already on the keyboard, why spend time using a mouse to navigate?
Common shortcuts below are mostly used in word processing programs:
|Ctrl + C||Copy|
|Ctrl + X||Cut|
|Ctrl + V||Paste|
|Ctrl + Z||Undo|
|Ctrl + S||Save|
|Ctrl + F||Search for word|
|Ctrl + A||Highlight everything|
|Shift + Left Arrow or Right Arrow||Hightlight next letter|
|Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow or Right Arrow||Highlight next word|
|Ctrl + Left Arrow or Right Arrow||Navigate text cursor to next word without highlight|
|Home||Go to beginning of line|
|End||Go to end of line|
|Page Up||Scroll up|
|Page Down||Scroll down|
You can also use shortcut keys while browsing the web. Here are some shortcuts you could use to navigate in web browsers.
|Ctrl + Tab||Switch to next tab|
|Ctrl + Shift + Tab||Switch to previous tab|
|Ctrl + T||Open new tab|
|Ctrl + W||Close current tab|
|Ctrl + Shift + T||Open previously closed tab|
|Ctrl + R||refresh current webpage|
|Ctrl + N||Open new web browser window|
|Backspace||Go back one page|
|Shift + Backspace||Go forward one page|
Finally, here are some common keyboard shortcuts for more general (Windows) navigation.
|Alt + Tab||Switch to next opened window|
|Alt + Shift + Tab||Switch to previous opened window|
|Alt + F4||Close current window|
Using these shortcut keys will require the little finger a lot as many of the modifier keys like Ctrl,Alt and Shift are closest to your little finger.