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15 Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know: PC Edition

If you don't already know these, you're probably only half geek, but even the biggest computer nerds among us sometimes take the long route, so here are some PC keyboard shortcuts you should know. They're sure to make your time at your computer easier, and allow you to stock up on those precious seconds which you could be using to surf the web. Tune in tomorrow for a Mac edition.


  • File menu options in current program = Alt + F
  • Edit options in current program = Alt + E
  • Universal Help in almost every Windows program = F1
  • Select all text = Ctrl + A
  • Cut selected item = Shift + Del


  • For 10 more keyboard shortcuts, just read more



  • Copy selected item = Ctrl + C
  • Paste = Ctrl + V
  • Go to beginning of current line = Home
  • Go to beginning of document = Ctrl + Home
  • Go to end of current line = End
  • Save = Shift + F12
  • Highlight from current position to beginning of line = Shift + Home
  • Highlight from current position to end of line = Shift + End
  • Move one word to the left at a time = Ctrl + Left arrow
  • Move one word to the right at a time = Ctrl + Right arrow
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