13 Computer Shortcut Keys Every Users Should Know

If you are a Computer users and you don’t know or use these computer shortcut keys, then you are really missing out something big, which would have saved more of your time when working. At least, knowing it now will still saves you more time next time you are working on your computer. You don’t have to depends much on the usefulness of your mouse, make the best out of your keyboard with computer shortcut and operate your laptop like a professional.

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13 Computer Shortcut Keys Every Users Should Know

Here we go :

Navigation Shortcut Keys

Believe me, adopt this method of using the following navigation shortcut keys and you will navigate more faster and efficient than before. What are the keys? These are :

Alt+Tab for switching between opened windows, with this, you don’t have to stress your hand aiming for the mouse to switch between opened applications.

With applications which are tab-based interfaces, most especially browsers,  you can use Ctrl+Tab to cycle between open tabs, Ctrl+Shift+Tab to cycles between open tabs in reverse.

Under this tab based applications, you can use Ctrl+T to quickly open a new tab.  To goto the address bar on your current tab, press Ctrl+L. To close the current tab, press Ctrl+W.

For Mac Users ; Mac users can use the Command key instead of the Ctrl key in Windows for most of the shortcuts except Ctrl+Tab which is the same In Macs.

Basic Ctrl Shortcut Keys

Ctrl C for Copy, Ctrl V for paste, Ctrl X for cut, Ctrl Z for Undo, the power of these keyboard shortcuts can never be over-emphasized, these keys are critical when working with text environment application like microsoft word, with these shortcuts, you can easily copy, paste,cut or undo selected text without wasting your precious time stressing your hand on the mouse.

Not only that, You can use these keyboard shortcuts on most applications, including web browsers. Even on your desktop and file explorer, you can copy, paste or cut file or folder with these shortcuts, it saves more time!

Recommended : Ctrl Z ; Indeed A Computer Lifesaver

Ctrl F -Find

It’s funny how people underestimate this computer shortcut key, With Ctrl F, you can easily search for text in a webpage or document on browsers instead of going through the stress of scrolling up and down the page to search for a particular text, also on most applications, even those that seems to not have the find option in the menu.

For Mac Users ; Mac users can use the Command key instead of the Ctrl key in Windows.

You can check 20 Useful Mac Shortcuts You Probably Don’t Know


The last of the list, is the Window Key+E, instead of  putting computer shortcut on your desktop or pinning File Explorer on your taskbar for quick access to your file explorer, you can simply use this computer shortcut to access the File Explorer in a sec. Simple! Superb?

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