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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


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  • 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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rubialala rubialala 9 years
I love all these shortcuts and use them and it freaking drives me CRAZY when I watch someone else use like the arrow key to get to the end of a word or a line or paragraph. I'm like, I could be DONE with this already!!!
bjornwinner bjornwinner 9 years
can't wait for the mac edition -- or am i making a fool of myself and you guys already did it. i will do some "research" and get "back" to "you" "Thanks"
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 9 years
I use Alt + left arrow to go back and Alt+ right arrow for forward. Also if I have to exit something in a flash I use Alt F4 to Esc
LizaToad LizaToad 9 years
i like Alt + Tab to quickly switch between programs (toggle) so no one catches me on Popsugar!
luv_my_junk luv_my_junk 9 years
Maybe I'm old school, but I also use Ctrl + S for a quick save, Ctrl + C for copy and Ctrl + V for paste.
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