60 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know [Infographic]

Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you're presented with, whether it's a Windows PC, a Mac, an Excel spreadsheet, or a Powerpoint slideshow. Plus, there are extras in here for Gmail and Chrome to boot.

The graphic below has all of the shortcuts broken down by the application they're useful for, and while some of them are ones you probably use every day, like Ctrl/Opt + C and Ctrl/Opt + V to copy and paste, some of them are more interesting, like F7 to start a spell check from anywhere in a Word document, Shift + F3 to switch case, and / Shift+J to mark a Gmail message as read. Check out the whole thing below, and see if you pick up anything new.

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    Some usefuls ones there. I always say I'll try and remember more shortcuts, but forget too many. A reminder is nice.

    Chrome downloads windows hotkey: ctrl-j

    Some of my favourites:
    win+L lock computer (Windows)
    win+D go to desktop
    win+M minimise all
    f9 update field (MS office)
    ctrl+a, f9 update all fields in document (MS office)
    ctrl+backspace/delete delete word
    ctrl+left/right skip entire word
    ctrl+shift+left/right select entire word

    Word: select some text or click on a word and use Shift+F3 to cycle between lowercase, UPPERCASE, Mixed Case
    Powerpoint: F5 to start or Shift+F5 to start from the slide you are looking at

    Select document: ctrl + Numpad 5
    Select table: alt + Numpad 5

    Since moving to a tenkeyless keyboard, these are the ones I miss the most, closely followed by troubles invoking Unicode characters.

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