Using keyboard shortcuts can often cut the time it takes to do something on a computer in half. Below are our top 10 keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use.

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert
  Copy the highlighted text or selected item.

Ctrl + V or Shift + InsertPaste the text or object that's in the clipboard.

Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y
  Undo any change. For example, if you cut text, pressing this will undo it. This can also often be pressed multiple times to undo multiple changes. Pressing Ctrl + Y would re-do the undo.

Ctrl + F
  Open the Find in any program. This includes your Internet browser to find text on the current page.

Alt + Tab or Alt + Esc
  Quickly switch between open programs.

  Open help for the program you're in.

Ctrl + P
  Print what's currently being viewed in programs such as Microsoft Word or your Internet browser.

Ctrl + Left arrow / Right arrow
  Move the cursor one word at a time instead of one character at a time. If you wanted to highlight one word at a time you can hold down Ctrl + Alt and then press the left or right arrow key to move one word at a time in that direction while highlighting each word.

Shift+ Left arrow / Right arrow
  Select text character by character.

Home / End
  Move the cursor to the beginning or end of a line.

Ctrl + Home / End
  Move the cursor to the beginning or end of a document.

Page Up / Space bar and Page Down
  Pressing either the page up or page down key will move that page one page at a time in that direction. When browsing the Internet pressing the space bar will also move the page down one page at a time.
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