Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Have you ever been stuck behind someone who walks way too slow?  It usually happens when you’re in a hurry or running late for something.  That’s when you get caught behind a slow walker or two semis driving side. by. side.  In your head you’re screaming – “HURRY UP!” – but it’s not helping. Let that panicky feeling sit in just a bit.

Slow Walkers, Slow Typers

You want to know something that is very, very similar to slow walkers and vehicles that are impossible to pass?  Slow typers. Yes, those hunt-and-peck typers that take forever to figure out how to copy and paste something.

Hunt & Peck Typer

But it’s okay, I’m here to save all of us the pain of dealing with slow typers – it’s called common keyboard shortcuts (or commands for Mac users). Common keyboard shortcuts are lifesavers for speeding up those typing skills.  Sure, you could right-click and select paste, but it’s so much faster to just click CTRL+V.  This is our quick list of common keyboard shortcuts that we give to anyone wanting to speed up their typing skills.  We also include it in our employee handbook – because efficiency is bliss!

Common Keyboard Shortcuts

You can print a pretty version of this list here.

Windows

Mac

Select All

CTRL + A CMD +

Select Forward

CTRL + SHIFT + → CMD + SHIFT + →

Select Back

CTRL + SHIFT + ← CMD + SHIFT + ←

Select Up

CTRL + SHIFT + UP CMD + SHIFT + UP

Select Down

CTRL + SHIFT + DOWN CMD + SHIFT +DOWN

Beginning of Page/Sentence

HOME HOME

End of Page/Sentence

END END

Next Page Up

PAGE UP PAGE UP

Next Page Down

PAGE DOWN PAGE DOWN

Copy

CTRL + C CMD + C

Cut

CTRL + X CMD + X

Paste

CTRL + V CMD + V

Save

CTRL + S CMD + S

Undo

CTRL + Z CMD + Z

Redo

CTRL + Y CMD + Y

Find

CTRL + F CMD + F

Minimize All Windows

WIN + M CMD + M

Line Break – Next Page

CTRL + ENTER CMD + ENTER

View Source of Web Page

CTRL + U

CMD + U

Sites to Help Speed Up Typing Skills

In all seriousness, if you do need help with typing or have staff that needs to speed up their typing skills, these common keyboard shortcuts won’t be needed just yet.  However, they’re tons of free typing tools to help speed up those typing skills – even for advanced typers.  Here are a few of our favorites:

About Kasy Allen

Kasy brings years of experience in search engine optimization (SEO), content strategy, Internet marketing, and overall web-geekery to the table. She enjoys writing on the web and improving user experience across the Annapurna site, as well as with our clients. When Kasy is out of the office, she can often be found volunteering her time to help non-profit organizations build a better online presence and exploring the great outdoors with her family.

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