2. Take Ctrl+A of your life
Tired of waiting around for what seems like a lifetime to highlight an entire page of text? Stop waiting for Mr. Right and take Ctrl (or Command if you’re a Mac user) of the situation and highlight EVERYTHING (that’s on your active page/window) with this swift click.
Ctrl+A (PC) & Command+A (Mac)
6. Hey… there you are big guy
Looking for something? Don’t feel like trolling through that billion page PDF to track down that one tidbit of information? Look no further! This handy shortcut will help you FIND just what you’re looking for.
Ctrl+F (PC) & Command+F (Mac)
7. What goes up must come down
Who needs a scroll bar when you can pop right up to the top of a page as quick as you can fall on down to the bottom!
To scroll up: Ctrl+Home (PC) & Command+up arrow (Mac)
To scroll down: Ctrl+End (PC) & Command+down arrow (Mac)
8. Multi-task like no one is watching
You’re a digital multi-tasking fool! Go from Chrome to Photoshop to iCal to iTunes to Dreamweaver. You CAN have it all and toggle between whatever programs you have open!
Alt+Tab (PC) & Command+Tab (Mac)
If you just want to toggle between your open browser tabs try this route:
Ctrl+Tab (PC) & Control+Tab (Mac)
10. Take a picture it’ll last longer
Or a screenshot! Grab a shot of whatever may be on your computer screen and save it forever and ever and ever.
PrtScn (PC - you’ll need to paste the file into any image editing program and save file)
Command+Shift+3 (Mac - file will automatically save as a .png to your desktop)
13. Guess what else you can do with Backspace?
Yeah, you can delete. Go back-a-space, sure. But did you know you could also go back in time???? Interweb time that is. That one key will take you on a magical journey back in time to the last page you were on just like you were pressing the back button - but with shortcuts!
Backspace (PC) & Delete (Mac)
15. Two steps forward, two steps back
Need to take a step back? Didn’t mean to delete that paragraph? Go ahead and undo that last move.
Ctrl+Z (PC) & Command+Z (Mac)
Or maybe you did mean that last move? You can redo your last operation too!
Ctrl+Y (PC) & Command+Y (Mac)
17. Floppy what?
Why would you draaaaaag your mouse allllll the waaaaaay up to that floppy disk icon when you can just click Ctrl and S! That’s right suckers, floppy disks are even more obsolete now! You can save everything you ever wanted to (so long as it’s in the document you’re working on) with this one move!
Ctrl+S (PC) & Command+S (Mac)
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