Many of us work in Microsoft Windows on our jobs or at home. We open programs all day long as well as doing file maintenance. In my daily job working for a large technology department, I run into users that have never heard of the popular hotkey’s in Windows that can save you time and help you become more productive.
Here are Seven common ones that I use every day
- Ctrl + C Copy
- Ctrl + X Cut
- Ctrl + V Paste
- Ctrl + S Save
- Ctrl + A Select All
- WindowsKey + E Opens Windows Explorer
- WindowsKey + F Opens the Find or Search Box
These seven hotkey’s save me considerable time in Windows XP and Vista and also when working in many of the programs in Microsoft office.
Make these a habit or print them out and keep them in view to increase your daily productivity. Just learning a couple of keystrokes can save you considerable time every day.
(The WindowsKey is the key in the bottom row of your keyboard that has the Microsoft Windows logo on it.)