10 PC Shortcut Keys Everyone Should Know (Infographic)

Don’t you hate it when you lose your place in a webpage or doc? You can end up spending a lot of time scrolling around to search for it, which can be super frustrating. But, did you know that you could simply use a shortcut key to find what you’re looking for? PC’s are well equipped with shortcut keys to make things like web browsing or text editing more hassle-free.

We know that trying to memorize all of a PC’s shortcut keys can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve decided to make things easier by creating a nifty little infographic of the most essential PC shortcut keys every PC user should know.

PC Shortcut Keys Everyone Should Know

These 10 shortcut keys are ones every beginner PC user should know (and practice) to get the most out of web browsing and Microsoft Office use. For more info on what each of these shortcut keys can do scroll down for descriptions of each one.

PC Shortcut Keys: Our 10 Essential Keys

Ctrl + F (Find)

Scrolling around to find something on your PC can take a lot of unnecessary time. Instead, use Ctrl + F to find a word or phrase within a document, webpage, database or spreadsheet. Trust me, you’ll love this one.

Ctrl + S (Save)

Depending on auto-save can be risky. Instead, make sure to save your work constantly using Ctrl + S so that you don’t miss a beat.

Ctrl + A (Select all)

This shortcut key combo is a lifesaver! Use Ctrl + A to select all text in a document, spreadsheet, webpage, database or table.

Ctrl + C (Copy)

Retyping a lot of information can be frustrating. Instead, use  Ctrl + C to select and copy information to reuse in a different place or document.

Ctrl + V (Paste)

Now that you’ve copied your selected text it’s time to put them into your new desired location. Hit Ctrl + V to paste the info.

Ctrl + N (Create something new)

Selecting file then new may not seem like a slow way to create something new, but using Ctrl + N can make this lightning years faster. Use this one on Microsoft Office or to open up a new webpage.

Ctrl + P (Print)

Save yourself the trouble of clicking on the file drop-down menu to print. Instead, use the Ctrl + P keys to quickly get something to print.

Ctrl + Z (Undo)

Uh-oh. Did you make a mistake and want to quickly go back to the previous version of a doc? No worries there is a shortcut key for that. Hit Ctrl + Z to undo your last action.

Ctrl + Y (Redo)

Had a change of heart since hitting Ctrl + Z, and want to restore the last action? Simply use the Ctrl + Y buttons to do so.

Ctrl + Left or Right Arrow (Move cursor one word at a time)

To save you from the frustration of mashing your arrow key several times to get to your desired place in a document use Ctrl + the left or right arrow (depending on which direction you want to go).

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5 thoughts on “10 PC Shortcut Keys Everyone Should Know (Infographic)

  1. AvatarAmber Ludwig

    Omgosh Im totally saving this!! My hubby knows them all and whenever he uses them I think he’s a freaking magician lol!! Now I can look smart too 😉

  2. AvatarBob Timpko Sr

    I am saving this info, even though I tried using cntrl+F and it did nothing.

  3. AvatarJaxon

    My favorite PC shortcut is “Alt+Tab” (hold down Alt and press the Tab button) to cycle through open applications. I use it all the time!

  4. AvatarNicole Sender

    Thanks for the shortcuts! I don’t know many of them.

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