60 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know [Infographic]

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.

60 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know [Infographic]

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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.

  • 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

  • Word:
    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.

  • bt dubs, opening a new Chrome incognito window is not “CTRL+SHIFT+NCNTRL+S”. It’s just ctrl+shift+n. ctrl+w closes your tab in Chrome. ctrl+shift+d bookmarks all tabs in a window.

    You can use windows+shift+s to do a screen clipping.
    You can use windows+screenshot to take a screenshot of the whole screen but you can change what the printscreen button does in Settings.
    You can use windows+. or windows+; to use the emoji picker.
    you can use windows+v to manage your clipboard.
    windows+g for game Xbox game overlay.
    windows+left/right to snap an active window to the left/right.
    Windows+up to maximise, windows+down to restore or minimise.

    You don’t have to use windows+s to search as you can search directly from the start.

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