What are some basic keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac?

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Keyboard shortcuts are key combinations that allow you to do things you would normally need a mouse to do. They can shave a few seconds off a task by eliminating a few mouse clicks.

Basic Windows Keyboard Shortcuts:

  • Ctrl += Select All (Highlights or selects all items in a document)
  • Ctrl += Copy (Copies all selected items.)
  • Ctrl += Cut (Cuts or removes all selected items.)
  • Ctrl + V = Paste (Pastes copied or cut items.)
  • Ctrl + Z = Undo (Undoes your last action.)
  • Ctrl + P = Print (Opens the print menu.)
  • Ctrl += Find (Opens a search box that allows you to search a document by keyword.)
  • Ctrl + Esc = Open the Start Menu
  • Ctrl + + (plus sign) = Zoom in
  • Ctrl + - (minus sign) = Zoom out
  • Alt + Tab = Switch Apps (Allows you to switch between running applications.)
  • Win += Show or Hide the Desktop (Hides all open applications to reveal the desktop.)
  • F5 = Refresh a Webpage

See more Windows keyboard shortcuts here.

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Basic Mac Keyboard Shortcuts:

  • Command += Select All
  • Command += Copy
  • Command += Cut
  • Command += Paste
  • Command += Undo
  • Command + P = Print
  • Command += Find
  • Option + Command += Turn Zoom On/Off
  • Option + Command + + (plus sign) = Zoom in
  • Option + Command + - (minus sign) = Zoom Out
  • Command + Tab = Switch Apps
  • Command + Mission Control = Show the Desktop
  • Command + R = Refresh a Webpage

See more Mac keyboard shortcuts here.

  • Last Updated Apr 27, 2022
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  • Answered By Abbie Gettys

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