By Fiona Ness on Mon 20 October 2014 in Topical
If you’re anything like me you probably spend the majority of your time in front of a computer, be that at home or at work. If you also consider yourself to be a busy person, then this article is definitely for you.
We’ve pulled together a list of our top 10 Windows and web browser shortcuts that will help you work faster not harder.
Top 5 keyboard shortcuts for windows users:
1. Ctrl + S
Lets you save the document you’re working on without going to file > save
2. Windows key + M
If you work on multiple windows and find you are spending endless time minimising these to get back to your desktop – this shortcut is the one for you. Simply minimise everything and get back to your desktop at the click of a keyboard.
3. Shift + arrows
Highlighting text and accidentally copying the space at the end can be very frustrating – using shift + arrow will make your highlighting far more accurate.
4. Alt + tab
This is another great one for people that open a lot of windows. Just use Alt + Tab to easily navigate through your windows – particularly great for presentations.
5. Ctrl + Z
Ever had that horrific moment when you delete something really important? Well that’s what you need Ctrl + Z for. This will undo your last action, whether you deleted a small amount of text in a document or an entire set of files on your network.
Top 5 keyboard shortcuts that work in any web browser:
1. Ctrl + D
I’m a bit of a bookmark fiend, but actually find it really hard to remember how to bookmark in different web browsers, which is why I love Ctrl + D, whether I’m using IE, Chrome or Firefox it will bring up my bookmark window.
2. Ctrl + Tab
I’ll admit, this one isn’t revolutionary, but it does make moving through open tabs much easier.
3. Ctrl + Shift + T
You’ve just closed a tab you were using, it was actually really important but you can’t quite remember how you go to the specific web page, just use Ctrl + Shift + T and you can reopen the last closed tab.
4. Ctrl + T
Quite simply Ctrl + T will let you quickly open a new tab in your web browser.
Refreshes the contents of your page – if it’s loading slowly or not refreshing properly F5 is the key you want to press
Whilst we love a good keyboard shortcut, there’s only so much time they will save.