expert computer users know the basic keyboard shortcuts, like pressing Control
(Ctrl) + P on a PC to print a document. But did you know there are plenty of
other useful-not to mention pretty darn cool-key combinations out there?
Add a Bookmark
your new favorite website for easy access by bookmarking the page with the
following quick trick.
Ctrl + D
Apple key + D
you know you want to nix a file forever-instead of sending it to clog up the
recycling bin first––tap the keys below.
Shift + Delete
your boss walks up while you’re reading gossip blogs or your husband comes in
the room while you’re buying him a gift, close your browser, stat, with this
Alt + F4
Ctrl + Q
you have lots of windows open on your computer and you want quick access to
your desktop-or a super-quick way to hide your work-hit the following keys.
Window key (see right) + D
Files or Folders
painstakingly searching all of your folders to find one file. The shortcut
below will do the searching for you.
Window key + F
Apple key (see right) + F
you’re working on the Web or in a word processing program, zoom in or out with
Ctrl + scroll mouse wheel
Apple key + plus sign; Apple key + minus sign
Previous Tab in Browser
you ever accidentally closed the browser tab you were looking at and had to
spend time backtracking to find it again? The shortcut below will restore that
page to you almost instantly.
Ctrl + Shift + T
Apple key + Z
Between Open Programs
between open screens can get confusing. Make it easy to move among all your
programs with this quick trick.
Alt + Tab
Apple key + Tab