10 keyboard shortcuts beyond cut and paste

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05/10/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

You probably know the keyboard shortcuts for cutting and pasting (cut: Ctrl + X; paste: Ctrl + V) but do you know how to navigate between open programs or scroll up and down a webpage? Here’s a quick list of other tricks to keep on hand. (Several of these shortcuts work on Mac computers by substituting the Command key for the Ctrl and Alt keys.)


  1. Ctrl + F opens the Find feature to search for text on any page.
  2. Ctrl + S saves your work in most programs.
  3. Ctrl + Z undoes the last action.
  4. Ctrl + Y redoes the last action.
  5. Ctrl + P prints the page you’ve been viewing.
  6. Alt + Tab navigates between open programs.
  7. Ctrl + arrows moves to the beginning of words or paragraphs.
  8. Ctrl + Backspace deletes whole words instead of single characters.
  9. Hit the space bar to scroll down a webpage.
  10. Use Shift + space bar to scroll up a webpage.

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Laurie Howell on 05/13/2016

Thank you for providing useful information.  I would love more tips on anything useful for our business.  How to better use Navica - 10 tips; how to use Dot Loop - 10 tips, etc. 
You get an A+!

Marty Kramer on 05/12/2016

@Cecilia, most of the shortcuts also work on Macs. Just use the Command key instead of the Ctrl or Alt keys.

Cecilia on 05/10/2016

Are the short cuts compatible with Apple MAC

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