How to use keyboard shortcuts & other fun stuff – PC

 

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How to use keyboard shortcuts & other fun stuff – PC

Ever wonder if there are short ways to do things like copy/paste?  How to take a screen shot?  There are a large number of things you can do the easy way and this blog is all about showing you how it’s done.  If you have any other questions, please leave as a comment and I will answer.

Okay so how do you do things the easy way on your keyboard?

These are the top ten shortcuts everyone needs to know to make their time online a little less repetitive.  Who won’t enjoy having to do less to get more done?

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert

Both Ctrl + C and Ctrl + Insert copy the highlighted text or selected item.

Ctrl + F

Pressing Ctrl + F opens the “Find” in any program. This includes your Internet browser to find text on the current page. For instance if you want to find a person’s name in a registry this shortcut would be a fast way to do that.

Ctrl + P

Open a print preview of the current page or document being viewed. For example, press Ctrl + P now to view a print preview of this page.  Cool right?

Ctrl + S

While working on a document or other file in almost every program pressing Ctrl + S to save that file. This shortcut key should be used frequently anytime you’re working on anything important.

Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert

Both the Ctrl + V and Shift + Insert paste the text or object that’s in the clipboard.

Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y

Undo any change. For example, if you cut out some text, this shortcut will undo it. This can also be pressed multiple times to undo multiple changes. Pressing Ctrl + Y would redo the undo.

Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Tab

This allows you to quickly switch between open programs moving forward.

Tip: Press Ctrl + Tab to switch between tabs in a program such as your internet browser.

Tip: If you also add in the Shift key to Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Tab will move backwards. For example, if you are pressing Alt + Tab and pass the program you want to switch to, press Alt + Shift + Tab to move backwards to that program.

Tip: Windows Vista and 7 users can also press the Windows Key + Tab to switch through open programs in a full screenshot of the Window.

Ctrl + Back space and Ctrl + Left or Right arrow

Pressing Ctrl + Backspace will delete a full word at a time instead of only a single character.

Hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the left or right arrow  to 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 + Shift and then press the left or right arrowkey to move one word at a time in that direction while highlighting each word.

Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End

Ctrl + Home will move the cursor to the beginning of the document and Ctrl + End will move the cursor to the end of a document.

Page Up, Space bar, and Page Down

Press either the page up or page down key to move that page one page at a time in that direction. When browsing the Internet pressing the space bar also moves the page down one page at a time.

Tip: If you are using the space bar to go down one page at a time press the Shift key and the space bar to go up one page at a time.

Fun stuff:

Okay now this is the fun stuff part!  Ever wanted to know what some of your friends are typing in chat or other social media but just were a little afraid to ask at the risk of sounding out of touch?  These are for you.  There are so many, I have broken them up into several blogs and will link them so you can follow along.  Be prepared to scroll through a ton as there are many.  Now you can teach all your friends!

To start you off here are some shortcuts starting with symbols.  Follow along with upcoming blogs in alphabetical order of these shortcuts.

! I have a comment
*$ Starbucks
**// Wink wink, nudge nudge
,!!!! Talk to the hand
0.02 My two cents or yours.  Also m.02
10Q Thank you
121 One to one
14AA41 One for All and All for One
182 I hate you
2 to, two or two
20 Location
24/7 Twenty Four Seven. All the time.
2b To be
2B or not 2B To be or not to be
2b@ To be at
2b4u Too bad for you
2BZ4UQT Too busy for you cutie
2d4 To die for
2day Today
2DLoo Toodleloo or Goodbye
2G2B4G Too good to be forgotten
2G2BT Too good to be true
2moro Tomorrow
2nite Tonight
2QT Too cute
2U2 To you too
404 I haven’t got a clue
411 Information
4COL For crying out loud
4e Forever
4EAE, 4eva, 4ever Forever & ever
4NR Foreigner
4Q F*** You
511 Too much information
86 Got rid of, kicked out, tossed to the curb
::poof:: I’m gone, goodbye
<3 Heart
? I have a question
@ Means at
 @TEOTD At the end of the day

 

This link will go to the next section which are the A’s aren’t you excited!  I am!  You are so smart!

Thanks for reading my blog and i hope that you found this blog a little useful and can apply what you have learned to your own typing.  Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!

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