Using Shortcuts – To Save time!



In my current role helping teachers and learners to become more digitally literate. I am always amazed to see how few people integrate shortcut keys into their daily routines. Whilst it doesn’t seem to make much difference at first. Once you start to string them together and commit them to your long term memory and string groups of them together, the time savings can be astronomical. Here are a couple of my favorites.

The normal ones that a lot of people know

Copy (Ctrl C)
Cut (Ctrl X)
Paste (Ctrl V)

Hidden Treasures

Refresh Browser (Ctrl R)
Select All (Ctrl A)
Paste without Formatting (Ctrl Shift V) – Amazing!
Bookmark Webpage (Ctrl D)

Windows Key Shortcuts

Split Screen Left (Windows Key Left Arrow)
Split Screen Right (Windows Key Right Arrow)
Zoom in on section of screen (Windows Key +)
Zoom out of section of screen (Windows Key – )
Lock PC ( Windows Key L)

My advice would be to experiment with these over time and try to add them to your normal routines on the keyboard. It will make you far more efficient when getting tasks done.


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