10 Best Keyboard shortcuts that everybody should use

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When you lift the hand off your keyboard and going for the mouse you are wasting precious of seconds of your time in workflow, This is the reason you need to use the keyboard shortcuts to work and moreover they are accurate than mouse.

Example :

Selecting Cells in a Excelsheet


One of the most basic keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + C (copy) , Ctrl + X (cut)and Ctrl +V but we are not here to talk about that we are here to talk about the keyboard shortcuts that will make your life more productive.

Windows Key + Arrow: Windows Snap



Hit Windows + Left Arrow to snap a window to the left side of the screen or Windows + Right Arrow to snap it to the right. If you have more than one screen, you can hit the key combo more than once to move a window from one screen to another and you can snap a different window to each monitor edge, allowing you to have four snapped windows on two displays (or six or a three-display setup). Hitting Windows + Up  Arrow maximises a window while Window + Down Arrow minimises it.

Shift + Arrow: Highlight Text


To highlight text with your keyboard, simply hold down the Shift key as you move the cursor with the arrow keys. If you also hold down CTRL, you can highlight whole words rather than individual characters with each arrow press. Remember that you can also change text to bold (CTRL + B) or italics (CTRL + I) in most programs without using a mouse.

Shift + F7: Thesaurus Lookup in Word


Every time we write an article we like to keep it fresh by using some new words, If you are writing an english essay and like to impress your professor your can use Thesaurus to make your article interesting.

Windows Key + L: Lock Your PC


It is better to lock your system when you are going for a quick coffee break otherwise in some case scenarios when you leave you system your friends might mess up your pc and cause you a big headache.

ALT + Left Arrow: Back in Web Browser


Some times you want to take a quick look at the page you visited seconds ago then you can just press Alt and Left Arrow to make you work out a quick look.


CTRL + D: Bookmark a Webpage


If you like what you’re reading in any of the three major browsers and want to bookmark it, there’s no need to click a star icon or select an option from the Favorites menu. Hitting CTRL + D in Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer pops up a dialog box which lets you bookmark the current page, edit the name of the bookmark and even select a folder to store it in.

F2: Rename Files


There are so many reasons why you would need to rename a file. Perhaps it’s a photo with a non-descript filename like SAM_0591.jpg. Whatever your reason, the fastest and easiest way to rename a file is to select it in Windows Explorer and fit the F2 key.

You can even use rename multiple files at the same time. Just highlight all the files you want to rename (Shift + click lets you highlight many files at once), hit F2, type the new name and press Enter. All the files will have the same new name plus a number in parens (ex: mydog (1).jpg).

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